March 31, 2021 - |
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Day 1 - 03/31/2021
|10:00 am - 10:05 am
|10:05 am - 10:30 am
Chairperson's Welcome & Speed Networking: Get to Know Your Peers & Common Employee Communication Challenges Faced in 2021
Pinaki Kathiari, CEO & Owner | Local Wisdom
During this networking session we encourage you to turn on your camera to "meet" your IC peers from across the nation. You'll have this opportunity to discuss your challenges with your peers and find commonalities for what you're experiencing.
|10:30 am - 10:50 am
Refresh & Reimagine How You Connect With Employees - Thumbtack
JD Norton, Head of Internal Communications | Thumbtack
Podcasts are all the rage right now, and new ones seem to be popping up daily. Podcasting is radio for a new generation. Your employees are probably listening to a number of them outside of work, so why not while at work with topics related to your business? Podcasts are a great way to dig deeper into complex topics, provide context and answer the question of "why?" behind important decisions that affect them and their work.
Learn how Thumbtack started a podcast with zero budget and very minimal additional work that regularly engaged +25% of their employee base and gave their CEO and members of their teams a new voice to their employees on a weekly basis.
|10:50 am - 11:10 am
Delivering an Integrated Digital Employee Experience - Wells Fargo
Christy Punch, Sr. Product Manager, Engineering Experience Global Digital Services| Liberty Mutual
The Wells Fargo digital workplace, Teamworks, supports more than 266,000 employees who work in 32 countries and territories. In addition to using Teamworks, Wells Fargo employees use on average four to five different role-based or administrative systems every day. The result is a disjointed digital employee experience.
This session will share how the Wells Fargo Digital Workplace team is connecting data and systems from across the company into one integrated digital employee experience, including:
|11:10 am - 11:50 am
Deep Dive Workshop: Using Creative Tactics and Channels to Help Your Organization Achieve Its Strategic Goals and Objectives - Crescenzo Communications
Steve Crescenzo, CEO | Crescenzo Communications
Are you tired of being a private publisher? Do you find yourself writing mostly reactive stories? Do you spend your time putting out fires instead of changing behavior? Do you have too many vehicles with no idea of what’s working and what’s not? Then this interactive workshop is designed for you!
The old corporate way of communicating just doesn’t work anymore. Boring, stiff, jargon-filled corporate stories won’t cut it. You’ve got to find a way to grab your audiences’ attention. You’ve got to take the ‘corporate’ out of corporate communication and replace it with ‘creative.’
Dive in with your peers as you design a plan for strategic creative communications, including how to:
|11:50 am - 12:10 pm
Group Breakout: The New Employee Experience and Challenges You're Facing
|12:10 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch Break & Networking Opportunity - Sessions Will Resume at 1:00 PM
This will be a one hour break allowing you to catch up with your work and grab a bite to eat.
Feel free to join your peers in a breakout room at any time to continue the conversation.
|1:00 pm - 1:20 pm
Automate Your Intranet Processes to Work Smarter, Not Harder - UPMC
Katelyn Mayak, Sr Manager, Internal Communications, UPMC
Learn how UPMC automated key intranet processes including content approval workflows, staff event submissions, and user support using Microsoft 365 tools.
Leave this session knowing:
|1:20 pm - 1:40 pm
Designing Virtual Fun from Local to Global - Qualcomm
Elaine Leonard, Employee Engagement Specialist | Qualcomm
Learn how a local in-person festival with more than 1,500 attendees, converted into virtual variety shows broadcasted to employees around the world. By coupling Microsoft Teams Live and Slido trivia, we created an interactive employee experience.
Come see how this virtual experience connected employees on a global scale, plus:
|1:40 pm - 2:50 pm
Panel Discussion: Cut Through the Clutter and Capture the Attention of Your Audiences With Content That Informs and Engages
Leyla Goodsell, Communications Manager | Entergy Mississippi
Kimberly Henderson, Digital Technologies - Digital Workplace Lead | Mars
Jenny Fasolino, VP Internal Communications | Blue Yonder
Margaret Cerilli, AVP/Senior Manager, Intranet and Internal Communications | Putnam Investments
Your employees have information coming at them from all directions. How do you make what matters get through? Not just skimmed over, but consumed and action taken?
Hear from your peers and strategies they have used that work.
Leyla Goodsell, Sr Communications Specialist, Entergy
Kimberly Henderson, Digital Technologies - Digital Workplace Lead, Mars
Jenny Fasolino, VP Internal Communications, Blue Yonder
Margaret Cerilli, AVP/Senior Manager, Intranet and Internal Communications, Putnam Investments
Pinaki Kathiari, CEO, Local Wisdom
|2:50 pm - 3:00 pm
Close of Day 1: Final Questions
Wrap-up of Day 1 and opportunity for more Q&A led by your conference chair.