How to Use a Hackathon to Unleash Employee Creativity and Innovation
LinkedIn has done it. Facebook has done it. Microsoft has done it. And their employees are excited to participate in it.
What is it?
It’s employee Hackathon.
An employee hackathon is a fast-paced, fun, and highly engaging activity. Unlike brainstorming, hackathons take you one step further—by generating potential solutions to a particular challenge. Companies such as LinkedIn and Microsoft have used hackathons to find creative HR solutions and improve employee engagement.
Join Pi Wen Looi, PhD., in this highly interactive session to learn:
You will have a chance to hack one of the 5-8 key organizational challenges submitted by our community. (See how to submit ideas below)
If you are a learning and development professional, HR leader, employee communication professional, or curious individual who wants to see how a Hackathon works, this workshop is for you.
You will experience how to hack, not simply learn how to run a hackathon.
Don’t wait, sign up today! Breakfast is included in the registration.
How to Submit Your Ideas
What learning and development or talent management related challenge does your organization face that you would like to hack? Submit your idea here.
We will also be getting input from our Chapter members during our June and August events.
Pi Wen Looi, PhD.
A regular speaker at conferences and a thought leader in employee engagement, Pi Wen was named one of the most important voices in employee engagement by
TechnologyAdvice in 2014. Security Magazine recently interviewed her on how to cultivate employee engagement. She served as the Head Judge for the first-ever employee engagement hackathon held in San Francisco. Pi Wen is committed to sharing her experience of facilitating a hackathon to unleash employees' creative energy to find innovative solutions.
Pi Wen earned her PhD and master’s degrees in applied quantitative psychology from Ohio University and her B.S. in mathematics from the National University of Singapore. She is a member of the Association for Talent Development in Sacramento (ATD) and the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). She is an adjunct professor at Northwestern University’s Master of Learning and Organizational Design.
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