Continuing Education/Training

Drive and Measure Employee Engagement using Tools You Already Own (Office 365)

A half-day learning session hosted by Catapult Systems.


Drive and Measure Employee Engagement using Tools You Already Own (Office 365)

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 8:30 - 1:00 | Austin, Texas | Registration

Presented by Catapult Systems as part of DIR's Technology Today Series.

Employee engagement is critical to organizational success as it leads to increased productivity, satisfied stakeholders, loyal workers, better communication, and more. 

This session focuses on improving employee engagement, recruiting and retention through streamlined communication, knowledge retention, and multi-generation workplace mentoring. 

As an organization develops strategies for improving employee engagement, it is important to consider all resources available - particularly those that require no additional investment.  Many Texas agencies have Office 365 and can leverage tools such as Teams, SharePoint, Forms, OneNote to greatly facilitate these efforts.  The presenters will share specific examples on how agencies are succeeding in these goals through using the software they already own in Office 365. 


  • Michael Kennedy, Director of  Public Sector, Catapult Systems
  • Merritt Schroeder, Business Relationship Management Group, Teacher Retirement System of Texas
  • Tiffany Parkes, Customer Success Manager - Employee Engagement Lead, Catapult Systems
  • Janice Omadeke, CEO & Founder, The Mentor Method
  • Richard Calderon, Director of Modern Workplace Practice, Catapult Systems


TimeTopicPresenter8:30 - 8:50 Attendee Arrival & BreakfastMichael Kennedy, Director of Public Sector, Catapult Systems9:00 - 10:00 Techniques to drive and  objectively measure employee engagement for your agencyMerritt Schroeder, Business Relationship Management Group, Teacher Retirement System of TexasTiffany Parkes, Customer Success Manager - Employee Engagement Lead, Catapult Systems10:00 - 10:15 Break10:15 - 11:00 Creating a mentoring program in  your agency to drive the transfer of knowledge and expertise from your retiring employees to the next generation Janice Omadeke, CEO & Founder, The Mentor Method11:00 - 11:45Using Microsoft Office 365 to improve collaboration, knowledge capture, and knowledge disseminationRichard Calderon, Director of Modern Workplace Practice, Catapult Systems11:45 - 12:00 Break12:00 - 1:00 Working lunch - Panel discussion  with Q&A on employee engagement Panel: Merritt Schroeder - Teacher Retirement System Janice Omadeke - The Mentor Method Richard Calderon - Catapult Systems Moderator: Michael Kennedy - Catapult Systems



This event is designed for Public Sector Leaders involved in designing their agencies Digital Workplace Strategy who are in roles responsible for Employee Engagement through Marketing and Communications to employees and/or constituents, Human Resources for Recruiting and Employee Retention.


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Seating is limited so it is very important that you return to the enrollment form and cancel should your  plans change.

Location & Parking

Catapult Systems - Austin Office1221 South MoPac ExpresswayThree Barton Skyway, Suite 350Austin, TX 78746(512) 328-8181


Park in any non-reserved spot in the parking garage. (Plenty of parking at roof level.)

Additional Information

  • Event open to any Texas government staff interested in the topic.
  • There is no cost to attend.
  • DIR will award 3.5 hours of continuing education credit.
  • Morning snacks and lunch will be provided.
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Date & Location

Date & Time

Tuesday Jun 11, 2019
8:30am - 1:00pm CDT


Catapult Systems - Austin Office
1221 South Mopac Expressway, Three Barton Skyway, Suite 350, Austin, TX 78746

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