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Lindsay Shelton

Lindsay Shelton

Application Programmer | MVP, MCT | she, her

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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Lindsay is an MVP (Business Applications), MCT, application programmer, and international speaker who is committed to keeping business productive by embracing technology as a tool to problem-solve. Having worked in education for most of her career, she understands that technology can be a challenge for many users, and she knows how to be a change agent, encouraging the reluctant to give it a try and the inexperienced to dive on in. Her roles as an Application Programmer and technology consultant showcase her ability to excel in complex projects, while her active participation in the tech community highlights her commitment to knowledge sharing.

Lindsay spent the last decade teaching English Language Arts and was selected to receive training to become a technology and pre-engineering teacher based on her aptitude for learning and adapting new technologies with her own students and colleagues.

She holds a BS in Secondary English Education from the University of Kansas and an MS in Curriculum and Instruction from Emporia State University.

In her spare time, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her two kittens Charlie and Trixie, and marathoning a wide variety of television shows.

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Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology

Topics

  • Microsoft Power Automate
  • Power Automate
  • Power Platform Governance
  • Power Platform - Low Code

Neurodiverse Pirates Unite! Building Your Own Treasure Map With Power Platform

In the vast ocean of both our workplaces and personal lives, neurodiversity is still an uncharted territory: brimming with potential, yet often misunderstood. Just as a pirate navigates through treacherous waters, we still struggle with the complexities of understanding, communicating, and managing the uniqueness of neurodiverse minds. What tools and culture do we need to not only enable them to thrive, but to celebrate them?

What if we reimagined Power Platform to be the biggest catalyst? From creating flexible tools to manage mental health during fast-paced workdays, to navigating daily routines and motivational lows in personal time, let’s drive a new era of inclusivity and understanding. Together, we can embark on a thrilling voyage where every mind is valued like the rarest of pearls.

Angeliki and Lindsay will show you how to create your own neurodiversity treasure map with humour and empathy. Whether you are exploring your own neurodiversity or are a business leader looking to support your employees’ mental health, you will learn how to leverage: 1) external APIs to personalise content, 2) Power Automate flows with the support of Microsoft 365 tools to reach your audience, and 3) Canvas Apps for an interactive interface any user can harness your neurodiverse superpowers. Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Come sail with us in this special session.

The Better Together Productpalooza

Address the challenges of modern team collaboration with a deep dive into efficient document management and clean-up using Power Platform's robust tools. Our full-day, interactive workshop focuses on practical techniques for managing access, addressing technical debt, and automating tedious business processes.

Gain "Better Together" hands-on experience with:
* PnP Gallery exports/imports,
* JSON for SharePoint List Formatting,
* Error handling in Power Automate,
* Crafting Adaptive Cards for use in Teams,
* Enhancing List Forms utilizing JSON and Power Apps.

This workshop is tailored for teams aiming to streamline their collaborative efforts and elevate their document management strategies.

Tracking Your Productivity with Outlook Categories and Power BI

Despite keeping a full calendar, it might feel sometimes like you just aren’t accomplishing what you had hoped. Do you really know how your time is divided up, though? Through a combination of utilizing the Outlook Categories feature and the free Power BI Desktop tool, I’m going to show you how you can track exactly how much time you are spending on what tasks through versatile visualization options.

Power Automate 101

Power Automate is a powerful tool, used out of the box with templates or from scratch with your own ideas. Learn the basics of this cloud-based app in this session, with information on what makes a flow, how to enhance a flow with dynamic content, and get some best practices tips so you can start your Power Automate journey off on the right foot.

I've delivered an hour-long version of this that was hands-on at my company. Additional sections that can be added on from the original training include Approvals and how to modify templates to make them work within DLP policies. Average audience score of 4.84 at MPPC - "Absolutely no way she could’ve better met my expectations, she was incredible!"

From Zero to Governance - One Organization's Journey To Implementing Power Platform Governance

In this Session Lindsay Shelton shares, how she implemented a Power Platform Governance in her company with zero experience.

After attending MPPC 2022, she realized that there was hardly any governance in place in her company. So she decided to take matters into her own hands and dug into the subject extensively.

She shares her journey with you and shows how to come up with a flexible, yet firm, governance, including policies, procedures, and guidelines. By attending this session, you will learn the importance of providing the right governance guardrails for your end users, and what steps you need to follow to get your governance in place. Also, you will learn what pitfalls to avoid in order to empower the employees in your organization to safely innovate with their Power Platform usage.

You will learn:
- why governance is important
- how to manage environments
- the why and how of DLP policies
- the benefits of the Center of Excellence starter kit
- about the governance hub template

Seeking Your Approval: Using Approvals in Power Automate and Teams

With all of the emails piling up in your inbox and Teams chats pinging left and right, it can be easy to miss that quick, "Hey, does this look good?" question from a colleague. Using Microsoft Approvals can be a great way to have a concrete, separate place to collect those approvals. In this session, Lindsay will share:
*How to build a variety of types of approvals in Power Automate
*How to view those approvals in Microsoft Teams
*Use cases for building processes around approvals

This session will enable audience members to build their own approval solutions, whether simple and straight-forward or complex and layered.
Products: Power Automate, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Outlook

Navigating Document Approval in SharePoint: A Practical Case Study

At her medical research non-profit, different departments rely heavily on SOP documents, or Standard Operating Procedures. These documents have to go through annual reviews that are several layers deep, in addition to needing a group approval of the final SOP. In this session, Lindsay will break down exactly how she built SOP approval processes for four different departments using just SharePoint document libraries, Power Automate, and Approvals that have served their purpose effectively and efficiently for years.

How to be Excellent with Power Platform's Center of Excellence

Looking to implement Power Platform in your organization but unsure about where to start? Nervous about letting users loose without better monitoring options? The Power Platform Center of Excellence has the answers you seek. It can feel overwhelming, or at least it did to me, so join me as I go over my organization's journey into Power Platform governance, monitoring, and ultimately implementation, all with the help of the Center of Excellence.

2024 Power Platform Community Conference Sessionize Event Upcoming

September 2024 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

European Power Platform Conference (EPPC24) Sessionize Event Upcoming

June 2024 Brussels, Belgium

2023 Microsoft Power Platform Conference & Dynamics 365 CE Sessionize Event

October 2023 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Scottish Summit 2022 Sessionize Event

June 2022 Glasgow, United Kingdom

Microsoft 365 Virtual Marathon Sessionize Event

April 2021

Lindsay Shelton

Application Programmer | MVP, MCT | she, her

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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