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Welcome to URISA’s GIS-Pro 2020 — A special virtual edition for challenging times.
We invite you to review the agenda, block your calendar, and join us virtually for URISA’s 58th Annual Conference. Our community has always been resilient and eager to help each other through a crisis. Be engaged. Ask questions. Explore solutions. Make the most of this opportunity. Be safe.

Workshops will be presented ’live’ on September 23 & 24 and after GIS-Pro on October 6 & 7. Attendance at one workshop is included with full registration.

Note that all times in this online agenda are presented in CENTRAL Time (URISA’s office is in Chicago).

You must be registered to access the online platform (which is not this Sched agenda). 

Main conference site: www.gis-pro.org 
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Thursday, September 24 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
Experimental Learning Techniques to be More Effective

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Experimental Learning Techniques to be More Effective
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Tim Nolan, GISP, CGCIO, Applications Manager, Collin County, McKinney, TX

Many of us love games in our youth. As we got older, we stopped playing as much as we used to. Why did we stop playing? We learned through games in our earlier years. We can continue to learn through games now.
Games can an excellent way to accelerate creative work and understand problems. In this hands-on workshop, we will use games as a method to make your work more effective. Plus, we will have fun doing it.
We will cover techniques to visualize your work and limiting your work-in-progress. We will conduct games that will teach us ways to rethink how we approach problems. We will even demonstrate the misconception of multitasking.

Learning Objective 1: Will learn personal management and prioritization

Learning Objective 2: Learn/Facilitate effectiveness through games

Skills: You will be able to facilitate the games and techniques in your own work environment learned in the workshop. You will have skills to help prioritize and visualize your work as well as establishing flow.

Important Note: We will be using Miro for this workshop. Please go to the Miro Academy and take the Getting Started with Miro course (15’) 

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Thomas Fisher

GIS Administrator, Cuyahoga County
With over 29 years in the field of GIS, Tom Fisher is currently the Enterprise Geospatial Technologies Administrator for the County of Cuyahoga in Ohio. He leads a staff of five GIS professionals in the County’s Department of Information Technology. Mr. Fisher will assume the presidency... Read More →

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Senior Applications Manager, Collin County
Tim has more than 30 years of experience as a leader, speaker, and Lean and Agile practitioner. As a Technologist with executive and hands-on experience in Information Technology (IT), Records Management, and GIS for local government/municipal technology initiatives, Tim has created... Read More →

Thursday September 24, 2020 9:00am - 12:00pm CDT