Pre-Conference Workshops: Find Out Why ALI Workshops Are Consistently Rated As Valuable Time Spent!
July 16, 2024 - |
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Pre-Conference Workshops: Find Out Why ALI Workshops Are Consistently Rated As Valuable Time Spent! - 07/16/2024
|9:00 am - 9:30 am|
Rise and Dine ! Breakfast is Served and Registration is Open for the 10th Annual Strategic Internal Communications - East!
Welcome to the 10th Annual Strategic Internal Communications-East event! As we kick off this year's conference, we invite you to join us for a continental breakfast and coffee to fuel up for an exciting day of learning and networking.
This year's theme is "Cultivating A Culture Of Connection: Strategic Internal Communications Strategies To Foster The New Employee Experience In 2023". We believe that internal communicators have a critical role to play in shaping the employee experience and fostering a culture of connection in today's rapidly evolving workplace. Over the next three days, we will hear from leading experts in the field and engage in interactive sessions designed to provide practical insights and actionable strategies. From understanding the latest trends and technologies to navigating complex organizational challenges, we will explore a range of topics that are essential for success in the field of internal communications.
So grab a cup of coffee, enjoy some breakfast, and get ready for a thought-provoking and inspiring event. We look forward to connecting with you and learning together as we explore new ways to cultivate a culture of connection and drive success in our organizations
|9:30 am - 10:45 am|
Aligning Your Digital Workplace with Your Hybrid Workplace
Scott Ashen, Senior Consultant- Digital Workplace | Integral
Hybrid workplaces are increasingly becoming the norm. How do you create a workplace that promotes engaged employees and builds a collaborative environment that also accommodates employees working both in-person and remote?
We will talk about how your digital workplace can help and some challenges to watch out for along the way.
|10:45 am - 11:00 am|
Energize and Connect: Morning Refreshments & Networking Break
Join us for a refreshing and invigorating break during the Annual Strategic Internal Communications conference. This morning refreshment and networking break provides the perfect opportunity to connect with other attendees, exchange ideas, and recharge for the day ahead.
Use this time to connect with other attendees and build relationships that can help you navigate the challenges of the rapidly evolving internal communications landscape. Share your experiences, ask questions, and learn from your peers in this dynamic and engaging networking environment.
Don't miss out on this chance to energize and connect with your fellow internal communications professionals. Join us for the morning refreshments and networking break and make the most of your conference experience!
|11:00 am - 12:15 pm|
From Conflict to Innovation: 3 Strategies to Turn Difficult Conversations into Productive Encounters without Destroying Workplace Relationships or Decimating Employee Engagement
Lynn Ruby, Founder & CEO The Ruby Marketing Agency
Forbes calls conflict avoidance the “silent killer of companies.”
Yet so many of us prefer to avoid awkward interactions because we haven’t learned how to strategically conduct difficult conversations. And our avoidance is an expensive strategy for us and for our companies.
One third of employees estimate their inability to speak up in a crucial moment has cost their organization at least $25,000 per incident. And 43% estimate they waste 2 weeks or more obsessing about an unresolved problem.
In this session, Lynn Ruby will share:
|12:15 pm - 1:45 pm|
Lunch On Your Own, But Not Alone—Reservations Are Booked!
Looking for a delicious and convenient lunch spot during the Annual Strategic Internal Communications conference in Boston? Look no further! We have reserved tables at some of the best restaurants in the area, so you can enjoy a delicious meal and connect with your fellow attendees.
Choose from a variety of cuisines and dining options, and enjoy the opportunity to explore Boston's vibrant food scene. Whether you're looking for a quick bite or a leisurely lunch, we have options to suit every taste and budget.
Take this opportunity to network with other internal communications professionals, share ideas, and build relationships that can help you navigate the challenges of the rapidly evolving workplace. Reservations are booked, so all you have to do is show up and enjoy a delicious meal with your peers.
So take a break from the conference and explore Boston's culinary offerings with your peers.
|1:45 pm - 3:00 pm|
Expand Your Influence – Increase Your Impact: leveling Up Your Comms Career
Victoria Dew, SCMP, CEO | Dewpoint Communications
Early in your career success is measured by how well you can execute tactics; write a newsletter, get engagement on an intranet article, wow executives with your Town Hall decks.
In this workshop you'll learn key tips and strategies to help you:
|3:00 pm - 3:15 pm|
Afternoon Refreshments & Stretch Break
After a busy day of learning and networking at the Annual Strategic Internal Communications conference, take a break to refresh and recharge with our afternoon refreshments and stretch break.
Enjoy a selection of refreshing beverages and healthy snacks as you take a moment to stretch and unwind. This stretch break is designed to help you release tension, increase flexibility, and improve your overall well-being.
This is also a great opportunity to connect with other attendees, exchange ideas, and build relationships that can help you navigate the challenges of the rapidly evolving internal communications landscape. Use this time to share your experiences, ask questions, and learn from your peers in a relaxed and supportive environment.
So take a break from the sessions and join us for the afternoon refreshments and stretch break. You'll leave feeling refreshed, recharged, and ready to tackle the rest of the conference.
|3:15 pm - 4:30 pm|
How to Think Like a Magazine Editor- Unlocking the Secret Sauce of Effective Internal Communications
Jessica Tam, Corporate Communications VP, Financial Services | BNY Mellon
Executive approval is essential to success. But while they know business operations, I know employee engagement. In this session, I’ll cover how to think like a magazine editor. As a former managing editor for IBM Systems Magazine, who has been published in more than 30 magazines, I will share ingredients to my secret sauce of effective internal communications.
In this session, you'll learn:
Whether you're a seasoned internal communications professional or new to the field, this session will provide valuable insights and actionable strategies for success.
Don't miss out on this opportunity to unlock the secret sauce of effective internal communications with Jessica Tam
|4:30 pm - 4:45 pm|
The End of an Inspiring Journey: Close of Workshops
The Annual Strategic Internal Communications conference has been a whirlwind of learning, networking, and inspiration. As we come to the end of the workshop sessions, it's time to reflect on all that we've learned, the connections we've made, and the insights we've gained.
In this closing session, we'll come together to celebrate the journey we've been on, and to thank the speakers, sponsors, and organizers who made this event possible. We'll share our key takeaways from the workshops, discuss how we plan to apply what we've learned in our work, and explore the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
Most importantly, we'll have the opportunity to connect with our fellow attendees and build lasting relationships that can support us as we continue to navigate the ever-changing landscape of internal communications.
So let's come together, share our experiences, and celebrate the end of an inspiring journey. We look forward to seeing you all again tomorrow!
|5:00 pm - 6:00 pm|
Raise a Glass to Success: Networking Reception for Workshop Attendees @ Hotel's Bar
|6:30 pm - 8:00 pm|
Dinner With A Group—Reservations Have Been Made To Take In The Sights Of Boston
Join us for a memorable dining experience and take in the sights of Boston! After a busy day of workshops, you deserve to treat yourself to a delicious meal in the company of your peers.
Reservations have been made at a nearby restaurant, where you'll have the opportunity to savor the flavors of Boston and enjoy the local cuisine. This is a great opportunity to network with other attendees, exchange ideas, and build relationships that can help you navigate the challenges of the internal communications landscape.
The dinner is pay on your own or Dutch treat, as some call it, but the memories and connections made will be priceless.
So come join us for dinner and take in the sights of Boston with a group of your fellow attendees. We look forward to seeing you there!
Founder & CEO The Ruby Marketing Agency
Corporate Communications VP, Financial Services | BNY Mellon
Vice President, Strategy and Culture | Integral