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Fantastic response to digital champion request

18 August 2020

Due to the overwhelming success of our request for volunteers to become digital champions we’re temporarily closing the registration process.

We now have over 500 volunteers, almost twice the number we were expecting, who will be receiving enhanced training, advanced software releases and be part of a Teams community that helps each other and offers support and guidance to colleagues so they can get the best out of Teams and other Microsoft 365 products. This is a great response in a short space of time and has allowed us to quickly develop a network of digital champions across all areas of the council and quickly roll out Teams.   

To avoid any disappointment for wannabe digital champions we’ll leave the registration process open until Friday 28 August, after which we’ll need to make sure all those who have signed up get the training and support they need.   

If you’d still like to volunteer, then you need to be quick and register to become a digital champion before the closing date and we’ll be in touch to schedule your training and include you on the Teams Digital Champion Network. 

Here’s what Natalie Davidson, one of our new digital champions had to say about signing up:  

"As a senior project officer, I have been using Microsoft Teams, as well as other applications in Microsoft 365, since March now and it has had a huge impact on how easy it is to collaborate with colleagues; having all documents/conversations in one place is great!  I wanted to be a digital champion to share information and ideas and to make sure I keep on top of all the developments in such a fast-moving environment and can take advantage of everything that is available to us in Microsoft 365. Exciting times!!" 

We’re hoping to re-open the registration at a later date so that even more of you can learn how to get the most out of Microsoft 365 and improve the way we work and collaborate.  

Before long we’ll be able to let you know how to contact a digital champion if you need support but in the meantime, a big thank you goes to everyone who stepped forward and signed up.