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September 27, 2021

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Memorial Union

Guilds Assemble!

Turning your passion into a formal group that seeks to upskill and broaden the horizons of our organization? That’s downright heroic!

In the past year, UTO 2.1 has seen a number of guilds emerge -- these makeshift teams center people around a common interest, often inclusive of both professionals and enthusiasts, either chartered or self-organized. 

At Engage 2021or shall we say Engage 2.1, UTO staff will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of guild-led workshops, designed to impart new knowledge and skills, exposing people to new kinds of superpowers. 

Not in a guild yet or thinking about getting involved in new ones? 

This is your opportunity to check out the diversity of places where you can join other UTO superheroes on missions like cloud acceleration, building digital trust protocols, culture weaving, achieving excellence in product management and more.

Forks up, capes on!

What is a UTO Guild? 

Guilds are communities of practice that are either self-organized or chartered, that center people around a common interest (it can be professional or just for fun!).

These guilds represent some of the innovative work being done at UTO to improve the services and experiences of the ASU community and community we serve.
Learn more about all the UTO Guilds in the Guild Directory


 This year we will meet on the Tempe campus at the Memorial Union, with an alternate online option. 

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. 

We will start the day in the Arizona Ballroom with a welcome and opening remarks from UTO Leadership. 
A small breakfast will be served during the welcome. Help yourself to fresh fruit, yogurt parfaits, granola bars, trail mix, assorted breakfast breads, coffee, tea and water. 

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Guilds Unite! Select a guild to join for the first session.
ASU Business Analysis Community of Practice - Ventana A
Culture Weavers - Ventana B
Peoplesoft Users- Ventana C
Web Accessibility- Pima

Find Zoom links below in the session details. 

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11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Return to the Arizona ballroom for lunch, an opportunity for professional headshots, games and networking. 

Box Lunch options include;  Turkey, feta, spinach & sundried tomato Ciabatta, Steakhouse Salad (Grilled Beef Steak Tossed with Bleu Cheese, Vegetables & Romaine Tossed with Dijon Vinaigrette) or a Grilled Veggie Wrap (Vegan). GF options will be available. 

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Guilds Unite! Select a guild to join for the second session. 
Communications Ambassadors - Ventana C
Culture Ripples - Ventana B
Product Ownership Center of Expertise - Arizona Ballroom
Digital Trust - Ventana A

Find Zoom links below in the session details. 

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2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. 

Guilds Unite! Select a guild a join for the third session. 
Digital Equity - Pima
Responsible Innovation- Ventana A
Security & Compliance- Ventana C
UTO Wellness - Ventana B

Find Zoom links below in the session details. 

Snacks will be available in each room: chips, brownies, cookies, popcorn

 digital_equity mobile security_compliance     uto_wellness heart 
3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Let’s gather together one last time for a shareout of our greatest lessons learned today. 

UTO Guild Directory

Below you will find a list of all UTO Guilds regardless of participation above. 

Guild Name

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API Center of Expertise#api_coeRob Yosowitz
ASU Business Analysis Community of Practice#ba_cop (For an invitation to join please email BACoP@asu.edu)Lesa King
Cloud Design and Consulting#cdcJoe McDonald
Communications Ambassadors #uto-comms-ambassadors-guildTristan Ettleman
Culture Ripples #asu-culture-ripplesChristine Whitney Sanchez
Culture Weavers #culture-weaversChristine Whitney Sanchez
Digital Equity #asu-digital-equity-guild 
Digital Trust Guild #digital-trust-guildKate Giovacchini
Peoplesoft Users Guild #peoplesoft-users-guildNancy Reasoner
Project Design and Consulting#pdc 
Product Ownership Center of Expertise #product-guildBobby Gray
Responsible Innovation #uto-responsible-innovation-guildDan Munnerely
Security & Compliance #uto-security-compliance-guildMartin Idaszak
Space Planning#uto-guild-space-planningJustin Campbell
Taco Tuesday Guild#taco-tuesday-guild 
UTO Makers Guild#uto-makers-guild 
UTO Pets Guild#uto-pets 
UTO Travel#uto-travel 
UTO Wellness #uto-wellnessChris Deaton
UTO YBW Guild#uto-ybwSamantha Becker
Web Accessibility #a11yKathy Marks

Guilds Unite!  10:00 a.m. - 11:30a.m.


There for each other and for you!

The ASU Business Analysis Community of Practice will share three mini sessions about their guild, what they do, the value they bring and how their community helps each other improve their skills and knowledge.

For the best experience, please bring your laptop. 


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Superhuman analytical capabilities and Black Widow-level information gathering


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First aid for meetings: Weaving culture, one meeting at a time!

When meeting-danger strikes, the Culture Weavers’ first aid kit has you covered. They’ve combined your favorite tricks and tips in convenient bite-size chunks so you never have to stress about how to save your meetings. Combine this toolkit with your favorite essentials, and you're unstoppable!

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Supernatural Agility to apply first aid for meeting culprits -- those moments that make meetings hard to get through. Learn more about meeting behaviors that makes every meeting better -- anyone can do it!


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PUG life: Peoplesoft Users Guild - the backbone of ASU

Join us for a fun snapshot of the birth of PeopleSoft at ASU, highlights of interesting PeopleSoft features and a look into the possibilities for our future! You will learn quick tips and tricks and play an interactive game to win prizes.


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Lightning Speed Strategic Thinking when using PeopleSoft and beyond

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The benefits of being an A11y
Enjoy a panel discussion on how the A11y Web Accessibility guild grew from the Universal Design and Accessible Technology (UDAT) Working Group, what it means to members, projects the guild will work on and how the guild plans to flourish.


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Enhanced Awareness and Supernatural Senses help all.

Guilds Unite! 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 communications_ambassadors Tell your story: bringing your work to new audiences

The Communications Ambassadors Guild is about bringing stories from across UTO together. In this session, you will learn how you can connect with the UTO Creative + Communications team to get your voice heard. Learn the elements of an engaging story, identify potential stories from your own work, investigate the art of the one-pager and more.

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Enhanced Empathy and Mindreading to share impactful stories of our work.

 culture_ripple heart Aparecium! Making invisible work visible

Workplace culture is like the wind — while invisible, its effect can be both seen and felt. Same goes for the work it takes to create our workplace culture. Let's find ways to promote a healthy workplace culture that values the seemingly invisible contributions of all employees.

For the best experience, please bring your laptop. 


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X-ray vision to better identify, reveal and recognize the invisible work that goes into co-creating workplace culture.

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Product owner power up! Power up your product skills!

In this session, you will learn from the Product Ownership Center of Expertise Guild how work gets done in UTO 2.1 with an emphasis on the development of product MVPs using backlogs.  During this hands-on experience, participants will join smaller teams to collaborate and work through real-world examples.

PDF icon Product Power Up! | In-Person Toolkit
PDF icon Product Power Up! | Welcome Superheroes Sheet


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Super agility to dodge impediments and move fast by learning Agile skills.

 digital_trust cactus

In ASU we trust

Join the Digital Trust Guild to explore the concept of digital trust by digging into several interesting questions and scenarios related to trust, transparency and agency at the institution. What does it mean to own data, and to co-own data? What is the responsibility of our technical systems to customize, respond to feedback and evolve? What does it mean to trust an institution, rather than a person?


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X-ray vision to be able to see the trust exchange in every system

Guilds Unite! 2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

digital_equity mobile

Lighting Up The Future: ASU's Digital Equity Initiatives

The Digital Equity Guild will discuss the various tactical and strategic digital equity initiatives that ASU along with our local, Internet and statewide partners are planning and deploying.

 In-person: Pima 

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Attendees will learn about our digital equity efforts and how they can participate.

  Changing the world, one responsible innovation at a time

This is your chance to learn about the Responsible Innovation (RI) framework, its role in ASU’s current transformation, as well as defining the UTO RI Charter while providing a quick focus of the work of the RI Guild. During this session, you’ll participate in hands-on analysis and deconstruction of various technology solutions, applications and products using the RI framework. Join us if you’d like to gain a clear understanding of how to change the world through Responsible Innovation. 

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Enhanced Vision with the “four eyes”:Inclusive, Insightful and Impactful Innovation.


Security & Compliance Guild 101: What to know before you join       

In this session, you'll learn about the formation and purpose of the Security & Compliance guild and the outcomes that the guild has produced so far. Join us!

For the best experience, please bring your laptop. During this session we will use the program Backdoor and Breaches. Log in here

Please download this guide for additional information. 

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Supernatural ability to predict the future

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Wellness Walkabout

Join the UTO Wellness Guild to learn all about the new Wellness Camp program and Badgr pathways systems as they relate to all things within the guild: Mindful Minutes, Giving Back, Yoga Mornings and the Work Life Balance Toolkit.

This session will also serve as a food drive! Please deliver your donations to the DSC hall location of Pitchfork Pantry.


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Enhanced mental and physical health to perform at top ability

Commitment to Safety

 ASU has committed to building a Community of Care, where we are all doing our part to slow the spread of COVID-19. Based on the CDC’s recommendations in areas of substantial or high transmission of the virus, ASU strongly recommends that everyone on campus wear a face cover when inside a university building, as well as outdoors when in a crowd. Face covers may be required for certain locations or events. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home and get tested. Learn more about ASU’s COVID-19 response.

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