Join us this spring at
A Destiny Solutions community – where ideas, people and possibilities flourish!
June 21 – 23, 2017 | Toronto, ON
Destiny Solutions’ GROW! is a three-day user conference that brings together our client community to share deep-domain expertise, insights, and best practices about Destiny One and how it is evolving. Filled with networking opportunities and sessions led by Destiny Solutions staff and users, you will be able gain insights from every angle. For an overview of what to expect at the conference click here.
This year’s user conference is all about World-Class Customer Engagement with Learners. It will look at how you can leverage Destiny One to engage your learners at every stage of their lifecycle.
- Hear from your peers and learn how other institutions are using Destiny One
- Discover new features in Destiny One and learn exactly how they will help your institution
- Explore Toronto and enjoy some of the world’s best restaurants, shopping and neighborhoods
- Engage in open conversations with Destiny product experts and network with other users
- Get the edge on how to connect with your learners at every level
- Get another stamp on your passport
Location & Hotel
Sheraton Centre Toronto
123 Queen St. West
M5H 2M9 Canada
The 2017 GROW! Conference will be located in the heart of downtown Toronto, at the newly renovated Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. The Sheraton Centre is located minutes from shopping, theaters, and museums.
A select number of rooms are available at a special rate at the Sheraton Centre Toronto for GROW! attendees.
How to Register
Get Your Passports Ready
Travelling to Canada from the USA requires a passport, please make sure you plan ahead of time because getting/renewing passports can take a few weeks.
Here is a sample of what is to come at this year’s conference. Stay tuned for more details and timings.
The conference begins Wednesday, June 21st at 9am and finishes Friday, June 23rd at 12pm.
Click on each event to get more details.
Uncover best practices for data collection and explore how to collect organizational data on learners, enrollments, financials, instructors, and facilities. You will learn how to turn your data into actionable intelligence.
Learn how to use the functionality of the conference manager module to create complex registration sites in this interactive session on branding and learner experience.
Learn to use email tracking data to identify and monitor how and on what devices email notifications and reminders are being viewed.
Explore how to manage complex requests through careful business analysis and use of configuration rather than customization. This session also focuses offers a how-to guide for successful conference implementations.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the work that went into extending the Destiny One environment at the data integration level in order to meet operational needs and enhance data analytics capabilities.
Dig into why today’s learners have high expectations for the service they receive before, during, and after enrollment and explore the many aspects to improving the learner experience and differentiating your institution over others, including one of the most valuable and yet most overlooked—process automation
Meet, interact and learn. Based on the 2016 Grow! conference feedback, multiple networking sessions will be held each day to ensure that attendees can interact with and learn from each other.
Learn about the new features and modules that have been released in Destiny One, and find out about some key initiatives being driven by Destiny’s support and services teams.
Walk through a typical agenda for the new Destiny Operational Health Check service. You’ll hear testimonials, and see how this service can ensure you are getting the most out of Destiny One.
Destiny will provide an update on our Fixpack and backlog support SLA announced in 2016, and discuss new initiatives within our customer support and quality assurance teams.
Take a deep dive into the Destiny One Operations environment to learn how security, compliance, privacy and uptime are implemented and managed.
Assess how Destiny has done against their roadmap objectives announced in 2016 and see what 2017-2018 has in store for the Destiny One product.
Participate in an open forum to determine how the Destiny Grow! community events, tools and processes can evolve to best meet your ongoing needs.
Hear the results of a collaborative project with the University of Minnesota usability lab and Destiny Solutions and find out how the results are being incorporated within Destiny One.
See how Destiny One’s self-configuration tools allow administrators to easily modify operational parameters and even public view labels without Destiny service or support involvement.
Learn how to get the most value from Destiny One Dashboards by diving into the data. You’ll learn how to set up favorites and get a sneak peek at how Destiny will be extending the feature to put more power at your fingertips using Tableau.
Walk through the process of implementing badging at your institution and learn how Destiny One and Credly collaborate to make this possible.
Learn more about the power and configuration processes behind the Corporate Engagement Module and dive into its features, including corporate contracts, groups, bundles, corporate admin portal and the corporate learning portal.
Discuss best practices in setting up and supporting multiple schools, divisions and units within Destiny One and hear testimonials from your peers who have rolled out Destiny One within their own complex organizations.
Review multiple website development models incorporating tools such as Drupal, WordPress, Destiny PV2 and Web Services to help drive your current and future web design decisions.
Collaboratively work through the 10 most complex financial transactions within Destiny One to help understand how to implement, audit and correct operational practices.
Learn how to get the most out of the Destiny One Marketing module, exploring the List and Campaign Manager. Discuss where Destiny provides you the necessary tools and where it is best to incorporate third-party tools.
Take a guided tour through the Conference Manager, ISPM, Proctoring, Badging, Dashboards and International Modules to learn how these rich features can grow your revenue and enhance your student experience.
Take a detailed walk through the Destiny One Salesforce integration architecture and the steps necessary to implement this within your organization.
Collaboratively review how different organizations are integrating Destiny One with their existing SIS and understand the value of batch and real-time data integration. Discuss the current and future features needed to maximize the investment in this integration.
This hands-on development bootcamp will help you understand the breadth of the Destiny One Web Services and the most appropriate coding practices. Help drive the direction of future services through open dialog.
Where do the boundaries of the Destiny One product stop now and in the future? What is best left to third-party tools and/or internal development initiatives? Help set direction on what Destiny needs to provide to enable the practical and efficient extension of the Destiny One ecosystem into your existing systems.
Learn how other organizations are using the Bridgeview for real-time monitoring of integration services. Is it satisfying a need in the Destiny One community of users?
LEVERAGING DATA AND DASHBOARDS TO MAKE DECISIONS10:00 - 10:45
CREATING COMPELLING REGISTRATION SITES FOR COMPLEX CONFERENCES10:45 - 11:30
INCORPORATING E-MAIL TRACKING INTO DESTINY ONE11:30 - 12:15
MAXIMIZING THE CONFERENCE MODULE TO STRETCH YOUR BUSINESS12:15 - 13:00
EXTENDING THE DESTINY ONE ENVIRONMENT13:00 - 13:45
EFFICIENCY AND THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE13:45 - 14:30
NETWORKING14:30 - 15:15
DESTINY ONE SELF-CONFIGURATION10:00 - 10:45
USING DASHBOARDS10:45 - 11:30
IMPLEMENTING BADGING11:30 - 12:15
USING THE CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT MODULE12:15 - 13:00
MULTI-PROGRAM MANAGEMENT13:00 - 13:45
WEBSITE BEST PRACTICES13:45 - 14:30
FINANCE DEEP DIVE14:30 - 15:15
GETTING THE MOST OF THE MARKETING MODULE15:15 - 16:00
DESTINY ONE MODULES16:00 - 16:45
What to do:
- Eat at some of the world’s top restaurants
- Visit Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre, where there is always something to do and see, and you can even take a Ferry to the Toronto Islands
- If shopping suits your fancy, check out the top malls like Eaton Centre, gorgeous farmers markets like St.Lawrence market, and unique shopping districts like Bloor-Yorkville and Queen West
What to see:
- Appreciate the art culture of Toronto by checking out the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Royal Ontario Museum
- Discover Toronto’s greatest view from the top of the CN Tower, be fearless and try the EdgeWalk, or reserve a time at the revolving 360 restaurant
- Visit Ripley’s Aquarium, Canada’s largest indoor aquarium