General Sessions, Day 2
January 27, 2022 - |
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General Sessions, Day 2 - 01/27/2022
|11:00 am - 11:30 am|
Preston Lewis, Founder + CEO | Intactic
We’ll kick things off today by asking you to share your biggest ‘ah ha’ moments so far and any
|11:30 am - 11:55 am|
Strategies to Enhance the Remote Employee Experience
Sandra Dunn, Head of Internal Communications | Fluidigm
When moving to a remote-first or hybrid work environment, do we try to recreate the office culture, or help define a new, remote culture? What strategies can we employ to create a positive and engaging remote work experience when so many employees are missing social connections, tired of the same routine, and suffering from ‘Zoom fatigue’?
During this session, you will learn how to:
|11:55 am - 12:20 pm|
The New Rules of Employee Experience & Communications in 2022
Victoria Dew, SCMP, CEO | Dewpoint Communications
|12:20 pm - 12:45 pm|
Refresh & Recharge
|12:45 pm - 1:10 pm|
Measuring Your Leader's Effectiveness through Communications
Laney Erokan, Head of Internal Communications | Palmetto
Details Coming Soon!
|1:10 pm - 1:35 pm|
Give Your Career Development a Boost From the Outside
Kristie King, Manager, Agent & Agency Communication, CSAA Insurance Group *SF IABC President*
Career development. Individual Development Plans. Training. Whatever you call it, sometimes you can feel like you’ve exhausted your opportunities to grow. This is when you get creative and find something where you can learn in a safe space, meet other communicators, and give back to the profession at the same time.
|1:35 pm - 1:50 pm|
|1:50 pm - 2:15 pm|
Mission, Message, and Media: How to Create and Sustain Engagement through a Highly Skilled and Diverse Workforce
Michael Hughes, Training Officer | Department of Veterans Affairs
Creating a work environment where people feel supported, appreciated, and motivated isn’t rocket science, but it does take work. And it starts at the top of your organization.
During this presentation, learn what leaders can both do and say to create and sustain a highly engaged workforce. Also hear how three basic principles of effective communication can empower leaders to accomplish this:
These tools and tips will help you create a workplace where people love coming to work and perform at their best.
|2:15 pm - 2:40 pm|
From Talking Heads to Something to Talk About: How MidPen Pivoted To Produce Meaningful All-Staff Meetings
Michelle Wagner, Manager, Employee Communications | MidPen Housing
As MidPen navigated the COVID-19 pandemic, it was important to remain consistent with quarterly All-Staff updates—but the team quickly discovered that the “Zoom webinar/senior leadership-only presentation” wasn’t a very engaging tactic. MidPen’s mission to provide affordable housing in the Bay Area is considered “essential work,” and there are amazing stories happening in all areas of the business. So the challenge–and mission for internal communications–was to figure out how to incorporate more voices and bring those stories to life during All-Staff meetings to make the experience more engaging and inspiring for the 500+ MidPenners.
You will hear lessons-learned with practical tactics you can take back to your organization, including:
|2:40 pm - 3:00 pm|
Parting Thoughts Panel: Engaging & Activating a Dispersed Workforce Sponsored by *theEMPLOYEEapp*
Paddy O’Hagan, Senior Customer Success Manager | theEMPLOYEEapp
Amy Jenkins, Director of Client Success & Strategy | theEMPLOYEEapp
You’ll take in a lot of information during the event but may still have some final questions. In this lightning round, you'll have the opportunity to ask a panel of communications professionals all your burning Remote, Hybrid, Frontline & Dispersed Workforce questions. You’ll want to have your notebook and pen ready for this session!
This rapid fire panel topics will include:
Manager, U.S. Field Communications | McDonald's