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Program Administration

Innovation Minds provides robust programs configuration admin features, enabling administrators to effectively manage various functions and their associated items. The platform allows for the creation and management of targeted programs and community sites tailored to specific use cases and populations. These programs can range from engagement and innovation initiatives to survey programs and Employee Resource Group (ERG) sites. This flexibility ensures that organizations can address diverse needs and foster a sense of community and collaboration among their members. With these tools, administrators can create, customize, and optimize programs to drive engagement, innovation, and participation across the organization. Additionally, administrators can manage skill categories and individual skills to support user development.


Add a New Program or Update an Existing Program

Adding a new program in Innovation Minds typically involves several but easy steps to define and configure the program according to the organization’s goals and specific requirements. Administrators or designated users with appropriate permissions can initiate this process through the platform’s administrative tools. Here’s a general outline of what adding a new program entails:

Program Definition: Start by defining the purpose and objectives of the program. Determine whether it will be an engagement program, innovation initiative, survey, or a specific Employee Resource Group (ERG) site.

Configuration: Configure the program settings, including its name, description, and any specific parameters such as eligibility criteria, duration, and participation rules.

Customization: Customize the program’s visual elements and user interface to align with branding guidelines and cultural values. This may involve setting up banners, logos, and color schemes that reflect the program’s identity.

Content Management: Populate the program with relevant content such as introductory messages, FAQs, and resources that participants may need. This helps in guiding users and providing necessary information.

Engagement Tools: Utilize engagement tools provided by Innovation Minds to promote the program, encourage participation, and track progress. This may include features like notifications, surveys, discussions, and reward mechanisms.

Launch and Monitoring: After setup, launch the program and monitor its performance. Track engagement metrics, gather feedback, and make adjustments as needed to optimize participation and effectiveness.

Evaluation and Iteration: Periodically evaluate the program’s impact against predefined goals. Use insights gathered from analytics and participant feedback to iterate and improve the program over time.

By following these steps, organizations can effectively add new programs within Innovation Minds, fostering engagement, innovation, and community interaction tailored to their specific needs.


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Set your Program Right

Setting up a program in Innovation Minds involves choosing the appropriate program type to meet your organization’s needs and ensuring that the program is accessible to the right users. The program setup process is crucial for tailoring the platform to support your specific goals and maximizing engagement and participation.

Choose the Right Program Type

Selecting the correct program type is the first step in designing an effective and impactful program:

  • Program Types: Innovation Minds offers various program types, each designed to meet different organizational needs. These may include innovation challenges, suggestion campaigns, recognition programs, and more.
  • Licensing Arrangement: The availability of program types depends on your licensing arrangement. Ensure you understand which program types are included in your plan and select the ones that align best with your objectives.

Program Access Filters

Defining the target users for your program is critical for its success:

  • Target Users: Use the program access filters to select the users who will participate in the program. This might include specific departments, teams, or employee levels.
  • Customization: Tailor the program access filters to ensure that only relevant users can join and contribute. This customization helps in focusing the program’s efforts and resources on the right audience.

Designate Administrators

Choosing the right administrators for each program is vital for effective management:

  • Program Administrators: Designate users to be administrators of each program. These individuals will be responsible for managing the program, overseeing participation, and ensuring that the program runs smoothly.

Design Your Program

Designing your program involves several key steps to ensure it meets your goals and engages your users:

  • Objectives: Clearly define the objectives of your program. Whether it’s to generate new ideas, recognize achievements, or improve processes, having clear goals will guide the program design.
  • Structure: Determine the structure of your program, including timelines, submission guidelines, evaluation criteria, and reward mechanisms.
  • Communication: Plan your communication strategy to keep participants informed and motivated. This includes announcing the program, providing regular updates, and recognizing contributions.

Implementation and Monitoring

Once your program is designed, implementing and monitoring its progress is essential for achieving desired outcomes:

  • Launch: Officially launch your program with a kickoff event or announcement to generate excitement and participation.
  • Monitor Progress: Use the platform’s tools to monitor the progress of your program, track submissions, and gather feedback.
  • Adjustments: Be prepared to make adjustments based on user feedback and participation levels to ensure the program remains effective and engaging.