Day 2: General Sessions - 07/20/2023
July 20, 2023 - |
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Day 2: General Sessions - 07/20/2023 - 07/20/2023
|8:00 am - 8:30 am|
Building Lasting Connections on the Final Day: Breakfast, Bagels, Beverages and Sponsor Networking
On the final half day of our conference, we will start the morning with a delicious breakfast spread of bagels, pastries, and a selection of beverages. This will be a great opportunity to connect with other attendees and share insights from the conference.
Following breakfast, we will dedicate some time to visit our conference sponsors. Our sponsors have been instrumental in making this conference a success and we want to make sure that everyone has a chance to learn more about their products and services. This is also an excellent opportunity to network with industry leaders and explore new partnership opportunities.
As this is a half day, attendees will have the chance to catch flights if needed, but we encourage you to stay for the sponsor visits and networking opportunities. During this session, you will have the chance to meet with our sponsors, learn about their latest innovations, and find out how their products and services can benefit your business. This is a unique chance to build lasting connections and foster new business relationships.
|8:30 am - 9:00 am|
Day 2 Kick Off & Chairperson Address
Pinaki Kathiari, CEO & Owner | Local Wisdom
|9:00 am - 9:30 am|
The Future of Company Culture Driven by Communications
Elizabeth Moderski, Director of Internal Communications | BJ's Wholesale Club
Join us for a dynamic presentation from Elizabeth Moderski, Director of Internal Communications at BJ's Wholesale Club, where she will share her insights on the future of company culture driven by communications. Elizabeth will discuss the evolving role of internal communications in shaping organizational culture and highlight the strategies and tactics used by BJ's Wholesale Club to foster a culture of connection and collaboration.
In today's fast-paced business environment, internal communicators must be proactive in shaping and nurturing a positive culture that supports employee engagement and productivity. Elizabeth will share her perspective on the latest trends in internal communications and provide practical tips and best practices for enhancing your organization's culture through effective communication strategies.
Whether you're looking to improve employee engagement, increase collaboration across teams, or promote a culture of innovation and creativity, this session will provide you with valuable insights and actionable takeaways to apply in your own organization. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from one of the leading experts in internal communications and company culture. Join us for this engaging session to gain new insights and inspiration for driving culture change in your organization.
|9:30 am - 10:00 am|
|10:00 am - 10:30 am|
|10:30 am - 11:00 am|
Final Stretch: Networking Break, Sponsor Engagement, and Raffle Turn-In
Join us for one last chance to network and visit with our conference sponsors during the final morning refreshments and networking break. This will be an excellent opportunity to connect with attendees, make new contacts, and discuss the highlights of the conference.
During this session, we will also be collecting final raffle forms. If you haven't already turned in your form, make sure to do so during this break for a chance to win exciting prizes from our sponsors.
As this is the final break of the conference, we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to make any final connections and explore partnership opportunities. Our sponsors have been instrumental in making this conference a success, and we want to make sure that everyone has the chance to learn more about their products and services.
Join us for this session to fuel up with morning refreshments, turn in your final raffle forms, and network with fellow attendees and our conference sponsors for one last time before the end of the conference.
|11:00 am - 11:30 am|
Interactive Group Breakout: Coaching And Community For Communications Professionals
Victoria Dew, SCMP, CEO | Dewpoint Communications
Ever wish you could access all the best practices, real-world experience, ideas, hot tips, and expert coaching you need to solve your most burning internal comms challenges?
Now you can!
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|12:00 pm - 12:45 pm|
Rapid-Fire Panel: Get Your Biggest Communications Questions Answered
Matt Manning, Account Manager, Internal Communications | Porter Novelli
Tania Ferlin, Global Manager of Communications & ESG | Husky Technologies™
Cristal Mikenas, Associate Director, Global Employer Brand | Takeda
Join us for the closing panel of the conference where you'll have the opportunity to ask our panel of experts your most pressing communications questions. The panel will feature industry leaders who will share their insights on the latest trends, best practices, and effective strategies to help you enhance your communication skills.
This rapid-fire session will allow you to ask your questions in a fast-paced format, ensuring that you get the answers you need before the conference comes to an end. From crisis communication to social media strategy, our experts will cover a wide range of topics to help you navigate the complex and ever-changing communications landscape.
Don't miss this opportunity to get valuable advice and practical tips from our experienced panelists. Whether you're looking to improve your public speaking skills or enhance your overall communication strategy, this session will provide you with the insights and knowledge you need to take your communication skills to the next level. Join us for this dynamic and engaging closing panel to wrap up the conference on a high note.
|12:45 pm - 1:00 pm|
Key Takeaways, Conference Wrap-Up & Champagne Toast!
Join us for the final session of the conference, where we'll summarize the key takeaways from the past three days of insightful presentations, engaging discussions, and valuable networking opportunities. This session will be a great opportunity to reflect on what you've learned and how you can apply it in your organization.
Our expert facilitator will provide a comprehensive wrap-up of the conference and offer their insights on the current and future state of internal communications. We'll also celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Strategic Internal Communications - East conference with a champagne toast to our attendees, speakers, and sponsors.
Throughout the conference, we explored the theme of "Cultivating a Culture of Connection: Strategic Internal Communications Strategies to Foster the New Employee Experience in 2023." We discussed the latest trends, best practices, and innovative strategies for enhancing employee engagement, promoting diversity and inclusion, and fostering a culture of connection.
We hope that you've found the conference to be informative, inspiring, and thought-provoking. Join us for this final session to reflect on what you've learned and celebrate the success of the 10th annual Strategic Internal Communications - East conference. Cheers to another decade of connection and collaboration!
Vice President, Global Talent Management, Monster and Randstad Enterprise Solutions | Monster
Director of Internal Communications | BJ's Wholesale Club
Account Manager, Internal Communications | Porter Novelli
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