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Driving Employee Engagement Through A Social Intranet

by on January 3, 2014

A National Archives event, with special guests, the Federal Communicators Network

The National Archives Office of Innovation and the Federal Communicators Network welcome you to learn from NARA’s experiences implementing a social intranet and network with your peers in government communications and community management. Kelly Osborn, Web Developer and Community Manager for NARA’s Internal Collaboration Network, will take us step-by-step through the process of establishing the network, managing the various technical and cultural challenges, and measuring success.

Also at this event, we’ll welcome and introduce the recently elected 2014 Federal Communicators Network leadership team. FCN is a membership organization of government employees managing U.S. agency communications.  Here are the event details:

Date: Thursday, January 16, 2014
Time: 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM (EST)
Location: National Archives, Washington DC, Jefferson Conference Room

8:30-9:30 Networking
9:30-10:00 FCN Congratulations Ceremony
10:00-11:00 Presentation
11:00-11:30 Q&A

Moderator: Dannielle Blumenthal, Digital Engagement Director, The National Archives

What You Will Learn:

  • How to define the requirements for a social intranet
  • The complex relationship between an “information” intranet and a “collaboration space”
  • Managing stakeholder relationships
  • Identifying issues preventing wider adoption
  • Measuring engagement and using that to inform a broader strategy

*Update: Join us for the webinar of Kelly’s presentation:

——–To register, click here.——–

Kelly’s Bio:

Kelly Osborn is the Community Manager for the National Archives’s Internal Collaboration Network and is a web developer on the Innovation staff. Before coming to work at NARA, Kelly worked as a web developer for the publishers of Atlantic Monthly and Science Magazine, as well as the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum. She moved to the DC area from Arizona to get a Masters in Art History at American University. The program requires two theses; the one in her area of research — American art — was on performance art and feminism.

This event is being held at the National Archives building in Washington, DC:

The National Archives is located at 700 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20408. There are parking garages available within a few city blocks, but the easiest way to get here is via Metro. We are on the Green Line and at the Archives-Navy Yard-Penn Quarter stop.

Visitors should plan to arrive 15 minutes before the event, and enter through the Pennsylvania Ave. NW Researcher entrance. Please bring a valid photo ID with you and expect to go through security. NARA staff will be available to sign you in and escort you to the meeting space.

Have questions about Driving Employee Engagement Through A Social Intranet? Contact Federal Communicators Network



Beth C January 6, 2014 at 8:50 am

When is the event?

Meredith January 6, 2014 at 12:15 pm

Hi Beth,

The event will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM in the Jefferson Conference Room at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Here is a link to the Eventbrite invitation:

We just updated the blog post with these details.

Thank you!

Friedel January 9, 2014 at 2:49 am

Will the event be live-streamed or recorded and made available later? I’d love to attend but live in Europe…

Meredith January 10, 2014 at 2:44 pm

Hi Friedel,

Thanks for your interest! We are working on a potential webcast for the event; we should have a definitive answer and more details next week.

Meredith January 16, 2014 at 9:52 am

Kelly’s presentation will be available via webinar. Please join us at:

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