Pre-Conference Workshops: Find Out Why ALI Workshops Are Consistently Rated As Valuable Time Spent! - 09/20/2022
8:00 am - 8:30 am
Continental Breakfast & Coffee
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 8:30!
8:30 am - 10:00 am
From Theory To Action: Building A Innovative Human-Centric Internal Communications Strategy
Preston Lewis, Founder + CEO | Intactic
Details coming soon...
10:00 am - 10:15 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.
10:15 am - 11:45 am
Creating The Future Of Internal Communications
Victoria Dew, SCMP, CEO | Dewpoint Communications
It’s easy to believe that the future is something that happens ‘to’ us, but in fact, internal communications professionals have the unique ability to help create a better future of work (and life.)
In this workshop participants will have the opportunity to roll up their sleeves and flex their own futurist muscles. We’ll learn core foresight skills, analyze and explore our assumptions about the present and where it’s leading us, analyze trends, and identify concrete, tangible ways that we can impact our organization, our industry, our communities, and the world.
Understand key concepts needed to understand the present and influence the future.
Examine how internal communications can not only respond, but create the future of work
Re-imagine our own roles and organization as catalysts for change.
Identify pathways to creating a very different future of work that can make a meaningful difference in the world.
11:45 am - 1:15 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 Chicago hot spot!
Everyone is financially responsible for their own lunch.
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm
The BEST Thing To Happen In Employee Communications!
There's little doubt that the past three years have shone a spotlight on our profession. From quarantine to hybrid workplaces, vaccinations to return to office, "The Great Resignation" to quiet quitting, the role of the employee communicator has been turned upside down and spun around. This workshop will help you realize your superpower and explore why this is a great time to be an employee communicator!
In this session, you'll learn practical advice about how to navigate your organization's communication in times of change. You'll learn strategies to pivot as sudden changes happen, and you'll learn how you can measure your results and demonstrate the often elusive value of employee communications.
After this session, you will:
- Identify anchor messaging to keep your team grounded;
- Measure the effectiveness of your work and reinforce the value of employee communications to business leaders;
- Create your own playbook that you can take back to your office and execute immediately.
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Close Of Workshops
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Networking Reception For Workshop Attendees @ Midway Club Gleacher Center
Cheers to a great day full of content!
Join us at Midway Club for complimentary drinks and networking with your peers.
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dinner With A Group—Reservations Have Been Made To Take In The Sights Of Chicago
First time in Chicago? 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.
Delitha Morrow Coles Employee Communications & Employer Brand - Talent Lead | CohnReznick LLP