Day 1: General Sessions
May 11, 2022 - |
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Day 1: General Sessions - 05/11/2022
|11:00 am - 11:20 am|
Chairperson's Welcome & Speed Networking
Jason Anthoine, Managing Founder | Audacity
|11:20 am - 11:45 am|
Engaging the Front Line to Drive the Bottom Line
Matthew Papuchis, Director, Internal Communications | Inova Health System
Learn how Inova Health Northern Virginia’s largest non-profit healthcare provider is engaging and connecting with both remote and front-line employees. Inova’s 20,000 team members serve more than 2 million individuals annually through an integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services, and destination institutes. Effective strategies and solutions will be share from his experiences working at Inova as well as hospitality organizations, such as The Ritz-Carlton and Carnival Cruise Line, to engage widely dispersed front-line employees
|11:45 am - 12:10 pm|
Engaging Your Deskless/Non-Wired Employees with Internal Communications
Chrystal Neely, Director, Corporate Communications | Acuity Brands
Hear how Acuity Brands, the largest lighting manufacturer in North America and a global organization with 13,500 associates, is reaching its deskless workforce, increasing associate/employee engagement, and increasing Glassdoor scores by:
Leave with practical advice and key steps and tactics you can use to engage your own deskless or hybrid workforce.
|12:10 pm - 12:35 pm|
Going Where The Work Is Done: Listening To Employee Feedback & Driving Your Communications Program
Christopher White, Global Communications Leader | FieldCore ( a GE company)
Details Coming Soon!
|12:35 pm - 12:45 pm|
Refresh & Recharge
|12:45 pm - 1:10 pm|
Deskless Workforce: How To Engage Employees Who Are not In Front Of A Computer Or Tied To A Cellphone!
Petula Burks, Director, Office of Strategic Communications & Civic Engagement | City of Richmond
The global pandemic caused many governmental entities to pivot to remote work and teleworking. Layer that on top of those employees who don't work at a desk or are not tied to their cellphones - the question arises - how are we communicating with all of our employees?
This session will unravel the mystery of cross-agency communication using different mediums to ensure that information is shared and feedback is heard.
How are you communicating with your workforce? Let's talk about communicating.
|1:10 pm - 1:35 pm|
How To Communicate To Employees Globally During A Crisis & Maintain Their Trust
Ronnika A. McFall, MBA, APR, US Media Relations & Spokesperson | Compassion in World Farming ( PRSA Member)
Employee Relations activities are designed to build sound relationships between an organization and its employees. Employee Relations is a critical element in fostering positive opinions and behaviors of employees as ambassadors for the organization.
Relationship: A relationship is a connection or association between entities. Human relationships are often described in terms of interactions, transactions, influence exchanges or shared communication between individuals or groups.
Consulting skills: Experts agree that these skills are imperative for consulting on public relations programming:
Negotiating Skills: There are three critical elements that are always present in negotiation this session will cover:
The key point about these elements is that they are your perceptions and may not be reality. Your ability to negotiate improves as you believe you have the power to influence your environment, your employee and your world.
|1:35 pm - 1:50 pm|
Refresh & Recharge
|1:50 pm - 2:15 pm|
Don’t Let Hybrid Work Set Back Your DEI Efforts
Dionna Smith, GPHR (She/Her), Global Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Thumbtack
Details Coming Soon!
|2:15 pm - 2:55 pm|
Interactive Panel: Gaining Influence for Internal Communications at a New Company
Jonathan Goldberg, Communications Consultant | Local Wisdom
Kristin Cooke, AVP, Strategic Communications Manager | Citizens
Nponano Maikori, Senior Manager, Internal Communications | Glassdoor
Lara Smith, Director, Communications | Somatus, Inc.
Pinaki Kathiari, CEO & Owner | Local Wisdom
It’s become evident, now more than ever, how vital internal communications has become in the success of many organizations. However, old habits die hard, and we’re seeing internal communicators are now responsible for business outcomes that have traditionally been limited by the status quo. The IC professional is now at the intersection of business strategy, employee experience, culture building, technology, and communication production. This shift is new for many organizations and will take long term commitment to achieve an ideal state.
Pinaki Kathiari, CEO of digital communications agency Local Wisdom, brings together four IC superstars who have joined new organizations within the last year. We aspire to empower internal communicators and have seen an opportunity for IC pros starting at new companies to shake it up and help influence change. With great power comes great responsibility, but great responsibility needs to also come with great power. With that in mind, our panel will focus on key strategies and actions to build credibility, gain influence, command respect, and drive results. Join us as we talk about how to flip the table and set ourselves up for success.
|2:55 pm - 3:00 pm|
Close Of Day 1
Global Communications Leader | FieldCore ( a GE company)