Jennifer Giesbrecht has fourteen years’ experience  in communications, including external communications and marketing, social media, and employee and digital communications.  She has worked as a writer, designer, strategist and editor for government, private and public organizations and has overseen several intranet and external site redesigns. She is currently Internal and Online Communications Manager for Capital Power, where she wears multiple hats (as is the norm in this industry) working on internal and external digital communications, employee communications, and corporate reporting.


Key Ingredients for Redesigning an Award-Winning Intranet 

Learn how Capital Power addressed several major challenges as they redesigned their Intranet in SharePoint 365 with a small team and limited budget. Learn their process from project kick-off to intranet launch and how they built an intranet to not only meet employees’ needs, increase engagement and ensure its sustainability, but also win a coveted Nielsen Norman Top 10 Intranets global award.

Capital Power is a growth-oriented power generation company that develops, acquires, owns and operates power generation facilities using a variety of energy sources. They own approximately 4,500 megawatts of power generation capacity at 24 facilities and are headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The importance of using data and analytics to shape your intranet
  • An approach to designing with employees in mind to create an employee-centric intranet
  • How to plan successful governance
  • How to gain employee buy-in and remove barriers to adoption