In times of rapid change, you likely have a lot of information to share with your team right now. New processes, office closures, working remotely for the first time. Sharing this in written form is important for step-by-step processes that people can refer back to. But in written communication, it's often the emotion and vulnerability that gets lost. As leaders, delivering a message on video is a human-centered way to connect, inform, reassure our people. In that spirit, this short session will dive into simple approaches and tactics to help you work with your leaders to create meaningful video content that will resonate with employees especially during these hard times.
1:25 pm - 1:40 pm
Allowing your workforce to express themselves: Showing GRATITUDE in the wake of COVID-19
Lori Croy, Director of Communications | Missouri Department of Commerce and Insurance
As government employees, the word “reorganization” evokes feelings of fear, unrest, and anxiety. Learn how you can help leadership do a successful job of managing change and building confidence.
You’ll get to see examples of how communication, inclusion, and celebration can help blend the new and existing members of your government agency into a cohesive and unified organization, including how to:
Use your communicator “superpowers” to manage change –words are powerful
Explore how you can remove the negativity surrounding change and help others see it as an opportunity
Help employees learn to focus more on how their common ground and focus less on their differences
1:40 pm - 1:55 pm
Leveling Up Your Team
Kristina Britt, IT leader and Strategic Communications Technologist at the Technology Transformation Services | GSA
Learn how an IT methodology could change the way that your marketing team works.
1:55 pm - 2:10 pm
How to Speak with Presence in Virtual Settings
Sarah Gershman, President | Green Room Speakers
Your ability to connect to your virtual audience is vital to your professional success - and it is something each of you can learn. Learn concrete strategies you can apply immediately to increase your leadership presence in virtual meetings, presentations, and conference calls.
2:10 pm - 2:25 pm
Implement cost-effective tools and channels to improve productivity and collaboration
Michael Hughes, HR Development & Inclusion Specialist | Former Dept 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 session learn how the National Transportation Safety Board ensures employees at every level are engaged, long term. Learn what leaders can both do and say to create and sustain a highly-engaged workforce.
Learn how three basic principles, mission, message, and media, can empower leaders to achieve communication goals, including how to:
Tie the work people do to the reason (or purpose) your organization exists
Ensure your leaders’ external messages are consistent with the organization’s internal value system
Use modern forms of technology to maximize opportunities to make authentic connections with employees
2:25 pm - 2:50 pm
Q&A: Get Your Internal Communications and Engagement Questions Answered!
Dive into specific topics you want to hear more about and insight from an expert group of IC pros.
2:50 pm - 3:00 pm
Final Takeaways and Training Closing - Thanks for Joining Us!
Thank you for joining us! Stay tuned for a follow-up email with a link to access today's training on-demand.
We look forward to having you join us again!
Kristina Britt IT leader and Strategic Communications Technologist at the Technology Transformation Services | GSA
Lori Croy Director of Communications | Missouri Department of Commerce and Insurance
Sarah Gershman President | Green Room Speakers
Michael Hughes HR Development & Inclusion Specialist | Former Dept of Veterans Affairs