Pre-Conference Workshops: Find Out Why ALI Workshops Are Consistently Rated As Valuable Time Spent!
January 30, 2024 - |
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Pre-Conference Workshops: Find Out Why ALI Workshops Are Consistently Rated As Valuable Time Spent! - 01/30/2024
|8:30 am - 9:00 am|
Continental Breakfast, Coffee & Registration
Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and continental breakfast as you meet your workshop leader and fellow attendees. Stop by the registration desk to sign-in and pick up your materials for the next 3 days. We'll kick things off at 9:00!
|9:00 am - 10:15 am|
From Theory To Action: Building A Human-Centric Internal Communications Strategy
Preston Lewis, Founder + CEO | Intactic
As a communicator, you can produce more effective employee communications by developing a deeper and more emotional understanding of your audiences. In this interactive workshop, you will come away with a unique methodology to move from theory to action and build strategic communication campaigns that will engage stakeholders at all levels of your organization. You will learn how to harness the collective insight of your internal communication and design teams by using a collaborative mapping technique and human-centric approach to strategy development. This renowned technique has resulted in successful enterprise-wide programs for companies such as Gap Inc., GE, Starbucks, Oracle, and Genentech.
In this comprehensive and hands-on workshop, you will leave with tools to help you:
|10:15 am - 10:30 am|
Morning Refreshments & Networking Break
Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and other refreshments as you network with your peers as we switch over to the next workshop.
|10:30 am - 11:45 am|
The New Important KPI: Keep People Imagining
AJ Sarcione, Facilitator & Strategist | Get Your Shine
With a background in vision-led communications and marketing, AJ provides workshops and strategic facilitation that support companies and C-suite leaders in activating themselves and their teams. Previously head of mojo and employee experience at Verizon and head of internal marketing at Yahoo, AJ has built and led global teams and in this workshop he will provide a framework for yours!
Create better team experiences and more effective plans by combining the power of the heart and the potential of the brain to drive imagination. This session will cover:
|11:45 am - 1:30 pm|
Lunch On Your Own, But Not Alone—Reservations Are Booked
Reservations have been made at a number of local restaurants. Don't miss this opportunity to have lunch with your peers at a local San Francisco hot spot!
|1:30 pm - 2:45 pm|
The Digital Transformation: Change Management Communications Strategies For 2023!
Geoff Ables, Managing Partner | C5 Insight
The struggle is real: over 60% of digital workplace projects fail to achieve their adoption objectives.
Change is incredibly difficult - and a critical part of your digital transformation communications strategy.
In this session, you'll learn how to get ahead of change, communication strategies for the 5 stages of any change process, and unique considerations for intranets and other digital workplace transformations.
|2:45 pm - 3:00 pm|
Afternoon Refreshments & Stretch Break
Refresh your coffee and grab a sweet treat—you're in the home stretch!
|3:00 pm - 4:15 pm|
“How Was Your Weekend?” and Other Things You Should Say to Your CEO
Gary Ross, President | INSIDE COMMS
Topic: Becoming a Trusted Advisor
You have the communications expertise to handle anything, but you haven't yet cracked the code to be considered a trusted advisor for senior executives. Breaking into the inner circle can mean the difference between being at the table for important decisions or serving simply as an order taker. Veteran C-suite advisor, comms department head, and internal communications consultant Gary Ross, who has advised dozens of C-level executives throughout his 30-year career, will provide a detailed roadmap to distinguish yourself and grab executives' attention so they not only listen to you but also seek you out when the stakes are high.
1) learn specific actions they can take to help them build relationships with senior executives
2) understand how to advance their career by distinguishing themselves from others in the minds of senior executives
3) define the role of a trusted advisor beyond communications expertise.
|4:15 pm - 4:30 pm|
Close Of Workshops
|4:30 pm - 5:30 pm|
Networking Reception For Workshop Attendees, Speakers & Sponsors @ Venue Bar
Cheers to a great day full of content! Join us in the hotel lobby main bar for complimentary drinks and networking with your peers.
|6:30 pm - 8:00 pm|
Dinner With A Group—Reservations Have Been Made To Take In The Sights Of San Francisco
First time in San Francisco? Want to get out of the hotel? Meet your peers in the lobby at 6:00. You'll be heading out to dinner at a local hot spot as you take in the sights of the city.
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