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Digital Champion - Making it Work

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Lewis Aug 12, 2015. 7 Replies

Can anyone offer any advice on how to make the concept of Digital Champions a cross-business success? I have plenty of volunteers but this is on an ad-hoc basis and the amount of time they can devote…Continue

 

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"We're revisiting our whole DI Strategy and wonder if anyone is running a successful scheme and would be willing to meet and share ideas?"
Sep 2, 2016
James Lewis commented on Val Thompstone's status
"John reminds me that I forgot to also mention... the recent governmental Digital Inclusion Framework will give you a good framework to achieve wider…"
Jan 6, 2016
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"Hi everyone, and a happy new year to you all! Does anyone have, and is willing to share, any ideas on how to measure success of DI strategie"
Jan 4, 2016
James Lewis replied to Val Thompstone's discussion Digital Champion - Making it Work
"Just spotted this article - in it they mentioned twinning staff from the Barclays Digital Eagles programme (Lloyds has a community programme that might do something something similar too no…"
Aug 12, 2015
Lynne Thompson replied to Val Thompstone's discussion Digital Champion - Making it Work
"Hi Val, Both John and James have listed some really useful initiatives and actions.  And these ideas should give you food for thought with regards to trying to make it a cross business success.   I think also a fundamental part of making…"
Aug 11, 2015
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"Digital Tea Parties work well in my experience http://wp.me/ppLRZ-cT7"
Aug 11, 2015
Val Thompstone posted a status
"Does anybody have experience of intergenerational projects, (schools and sheltered accommodation) ie what works and what doesn't work?"
Aug 10, 2015
Val Thompstone replied to Dave Williams's discussion Affordable hardware and internet access for all
Aug 10, 2015
James Lewis replied to Val Thompstone's discussion Digital Champion - Making it Work
"I'd suggest the following building blocks would be helpful with whatever you do: Audit staff's own IT skills (you might be surprised - and shocked) - you could combine this with a skills workshop for staff to get their own questions…"
Aug 5, 2015
John Popham replied to Val Thompstone's discussion Digital Champion - Making it Work
"Hi Val Some suggestions: Lunch time social media and digital tech surgeries "Digitising" community events and staff conferences and enrolling staff in capturing digital content from them Twitter wall of staff tweets on screens in canteens…"
Aug 3, 2015
Val Thompstone replied to Val Thompstone's discussion Digital Champion - Making it Work
"Hi Sorry! What I mean is that everyone in the business needs to get behind this, every department will need to buy into the importance of getting our residents 'digital'. Hope that makes more sense! Thanks Val"
Aug 3, 2015
Stuart Young replied to Val Thompstone's discussion Digital Champion - Making it Work
"Hi Val, following on from James's comment could you clarify what you mean by ' a cross business success' not too sure what you mean. regards Stuart"
Aug 2, 2015
James Lewis replied to Val Thompstone's discussion Digital Champion - Making it Work
"Hi Val - can  you be more specific about the challenges and also what you are hoping to achieve? Don't have experience of managing champions per se but happy to chuck my tuppence in regardless :)"
Jul 29, 2015
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Digital Champion - Making it Work

Can anyone offer any advice on how to make the concept of Digital Champions a cross-business success? I have plenty of volunteers but this is on an ad-hoc basis and the amount of time they can devote is limited by the responsibilities of the 'day-job'. Has anyone had similar experience and could offer advice as to what systems/processes might work?See More
Jul 27, 2015
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"Hi - can anyone tell me when the Digital Unite campaigns are scheduled for 2015/2016 please?"
Mar 5, 2015
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"Thank you to everyone who commented on kiosks - much appreciated."
Feb 19, 2015

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Greenfields Community Housing
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Social housing provider

Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 9:06 on August 11, 2014, Natalie Thorpe said…

Welcome to the Hub!

At 11:02 on January 7, 2015, Steve Ruffle said…

Val

Unfortunately no we havent been able to do this work in Rotherham yet. You might have seen this report written for Sheffield council which is similar.

supporting%20digital%20engagement%20Sheffield%20City%20Council.pdf

Thanks

Steve

At 10:23 on January 8, 2015, Natalie Thorpe said…

Hi Val

The UK online centres network have loads of videos on their YouTube channel, of learners who have been helped to change their lives by using the internet: https://www.youtube.com/user/UKonlinecentresvideo/videos

This is a great one from Get Online Week about Charlie, who turned her life around with support from her housing provider:

http://youtu.be/3J2VS4nlo0w

I hope these help!

Nat

At 10:22 on January 19, 2015, Hannah Bailey said…

Hi Val, Welcome!

I cant recall what i have written about confusing language for new users - if theres anything i can support you with, just ask.

 

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