Looking for a few more People Managers

Deborah Grauer (Microsoft)

Back in the Fall, we kicked off recruiting for one of our most important initiatives this year - the Microsoft Learning IT Manager Advisory Council. 15 fabulous managers of IT and Developer teams joined Microsoft Learning in Berlin in November for the IT Manager Advisory Council, Europe Summit - a day of open discussion around the challenges we face when it comes to reaching the folks who are making hiring decisions and managing teams. (Read the original post)

This group met again (this time via Live Meeting) in January to continue our discussion and start to map out valuable tools, resources, information that Microsoft can provide to IT People Managers.

Well, we want to do it again.

We’re looking for experienced folks who manage a team of IT Professionals or Developers to work with us as part of the Microsoft Learning IT Manager Advisory Council, North America Summit. The primary objective for this group is to provide input and feedback around key Microsoft Learning strategies and products and to help us build solid recognition at a manager level around the value of certification and learning. Members will share their insight and experiences as IT managers. They will be the voice of the community as we develop offers, tools and materials exclusively for the IT Manager audience.

We’ll be holding 2 in person meetings per year, one anchored by TechEd North America and one by TechEd Europe. Between times we’ll use Live Meeting, conference calls and email to stay engaged.

Are you interested in participating as a North America representative to the Microsoft Learning IT Manager Advisory Council? Or do you know someone who would be a great voice for the team?
You can find the IT Manager Advisory Council Profile form here. Selected individuals will be notified in April.

What are the Requirements for Participation?
• 18-24 month commitment
• Min 3 years experience in IT
• Min 1 year experience as a manager of IT or developer team
• Participate in 1 day of Advisory Council activity prior to TechEd North America (June 6, 2010 in New Orleans)
• Participate in 3-4 Live Meetings during the year

What do Advisory Council Members get out of their participation?
• A voice in developing new offers, products, tools, etc.
• Direct contact with Microsoft Learning strategists and product experts
• A TechEd registration discount
• Microsoft Learning product discounts
• Exclusive swag and treats from Microsoft

For more information or if you have any questions, please send me an email

  • Anonymous
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    Is this only for representatives in North America?
    I would be interested in being a representative for India.
    Let me know.