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Room 313

Paving the Way for Web Governance

Monday, Oct 22 4:30 - 5:15

Presented by Georgy Cohen

Governance is all about creating structure and accountability to support your content goals. But in organizations where rigid hierarchies and legacy systems often still rule the roost, imposing new processes, roles, and guidelines (accompanied by new expectations and consequences) is much easier said than done.

That’s why it’s important to prepare your internal community for governance through training and education, relationship building, and helping people understand the value and outcomes of their work on the website. Before implementing governance policies, find out how to prepare your community to embrace them more readily.

In this session, you will learn strategies and approaches that will help you gauge your organization’s readiness for web governance and begin building the awareness and relationships that will help it take root for the long term.



Georgy Cohen

Director of Digital Strategy

Georgy Cohen has spent more than 15 years wrangling digital content for universities, newspapers, and a host of other organizations. She is director of digital strategy at OHO Interactive, a full-service digital agency based in the Boston area. Georgy previously worked at Tufts University and Suffolk University, in addition to running her own independent consultancy to higher education. She speaks frequently, including keynote addresses at HighEdWeb Pittsburgh 2014 and HighEdWeb Arkansas 2011. Georgy's background is in journalism, including a three-year stint working in the fast-paced online newsroom of The Boston Globe.