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Thank you for attending Ragan's Employee Communications & Culture Conference. Below you will find the speaker slide decks and handouts for your reference.

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Thursday, July 29, 2021

Hearts and Minds: Shape and Strengthen Employee Culture with Storytelling
Joan Cetera, Vice President of Communications, PepsiCo Foods North America

Lean into Levity: Scale Culture with Content That Connects
Dana DeSarno, Manager of Employee Communications, Navy Federal Credit Union
Emily Russel, Vice President of Talent Brand Marketing and Employee Communications, ServiceNow

New Post-Pandemic Skills for Communicators: What It Takes to Succeed Now
Ray Day, Vice Chair, The Stagwell Group
Kristin Graham, Culture and Employee Engagement Consultant, Ragan Consulting Group

Surviving and Thriving in Disruption: Building Cohesion and Culture
Hannah Cho, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, BMC Software

The Hybrid Workplace Toolkit: Build Trust and Boost Dispersed Engagement
Becky Graebe, Senior Director, Communication Strategy, Dynamic Signal
Kimberly Tate-Nuwar, Senior Director of Communications, LexisNexis Risk Solutions Group

Intranet and Email 2.0: Transform the Way You Communicate Across Traditional Channels
Greg Bannon, Acting Director of Internal Communications, Verizon

New Employer Branding Ideas: Spirit Week and Other Ideas to Attract Talent
Carmen (Shirkey) Collins, Senior Social Media and Employer Brand Lead, Cisco
Robin Dagostino, Branding and Marketing Director, Boston Consulting Group
Carmella Melton, Director of Internal Communications and Employment Brand, Blue Cross NC

Beyond the DEI Acronym: Unite and Empower “Freedom Fighters” at Work
Kristan Keene, Senior Director of Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Belonging, Informatica
Tresa Chambers, Director of Communications, American Heart Association
Alexandria Butler, Senior Program Manager, Data and Privacy, Twitter

Turn Employees into Advocates: Spark Culture with Rituals, Recognition and Social Media
Jennifer E. Heyman, Head of Social Media Intelligence and Engagement, Wells Fargo
Alex Masters-Goessling, Senior Director, CX Communications and Employee Enablement, Electronic Arts

Taking a Stand during the Great Reboot: Energize the Workforce with Social Impact
Katherine Cheng, Head of Global and Community Impact, Expedia
Lauren Young, Workplace Expert and Editor of Digital Special Projects, Reuters

Best Take-Aways of the Day


Bonus Materials

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2021 Work Trend Index: The Annual Report 

50 Ways Communicators Must Influence the Post-Pandemic Era 

What Return to the Office Will Look Like—and When

Ragan’s Latest Return to Office Survey Results

Cultivate a Brilliant Culture: How to Define, Scale and Sustain Your Culture

Reinventing the Intranet: A Community and Culture Experience

Combat Click Fatigue with More Engaging Employee Emails

9 Ways Communicators Can Spark Culture Change