Employee Communications & Culture Conference

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 Measurement • Storytelling • Multiplatform comms •
Hybrid workforce • Thought leadership • Employee Experience 3.0

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Internal communications is the driver of change. As the discipline has evolved, so too have the strategies and tactics to create an ultimate employee experience. Join us April 25-27 in the heart of Chicago for Ragan’s Employee Communications & Culture Conference and come away with practical and innovative ideas to implement back at the office – wherever that office is.

From change communications to inter-departmental collaboration to crafting content and thought leadership that keeps employees engaged, informed … and wanting more, this conference gives you the blueprint to build a better workplace.

Ragan’s Employee Communications & Culture Conference is your opportunity to discover, share, ideate and transform your employee comms approach with interactive sessions and engaging instruction from experts in the trade. We’ve created an ultimate peer-to-peer experience sprinkled with inspirational keynotes, interactive workshops, sessions, lively debates and plenty of networking so you can connect with industry colleagues and forge new friendships.

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WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • Strategies for nurturing an employee culture that adapts to change.
  • Ways for measuring and processing employee feedback to engage a dispersed and diverse workforce.
  • Storytelling and writing tactics for clear, concise, compelling and fun(!) content in your newsletters, on your intranet and on social.
  • Employee wellness strategies that address mental health and other challenges, eliminating stigma.
  • Ways to weed out superficial DE&I efforts and develop a DE&I framework that illuminates your organization’s mission, culture and values.
  • Manager communications strategies that actually work paired with tech, tools and shortcuts to boost efficiency and reduce burnout.
  • Employer branding tips that elevate your organization internally and externally.
  • Mixternal communications: leveraging the possibilities of internal and PR partnerships.

SPEAKERS

Partner
Bully Pulpit Interactive
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Vice President, Corporate Communications
U.S. Bank
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Director of Internal Communication
University Health
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Judy Rader
Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Chief Communications Officer
Constellation
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Senior Vice President
The Mach 1 Group
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Co-Founder and Senior Partner
Ragan Consulting Group
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INTERESTED IN SPEAKING?

Please reach out to Content Director
Joyceann Garippa.

AGENDA

Pre-Conference Workshops
Tuesday, April 25
10:30 A.M.-12 P.M.
Manager Communications Workshop

Cascading messages effectively throughout your organization can be an arduous task. Your people managers are on the front lines and must often reinforce company messaging to their teams. They also must be active listeners and cascade employee feedback up to leadership. People managers need to foster safe spaces for their teams and address workload, work/life balance and stress/burnout. Up to 50% of employees experience burnout at some point in their careers (that’s half the country’s workforce!). In this workshop, we’ll explore:

  • Strategies to capture the key messages you need cascaded throughout the organization.
  • How to create a place where people leaders can ask questions on your intranet platform should something get misunderstood in the messaging.
  • In-person and virtual people manager time halls, and the effectiveness of dedicated leader newsletters.
  • How to help leaders and people managers be active listeners and respond to employee feedback with empathy.
12-12:30 P.M.
Break: Network and Nosh
12:30-2 P.M.
Internal Comms Measurements: How to Quantify Your Organizational Impact

Measurement is a highly debated topic when it comes to internal comms: Are you only relying on the quantitative including click-thrus, opens or likes, or does qualitative input play a role? Do you have one set of measurement you rely on, but the C-suite has something else in mind? In this workshop, you’ll examine how to tie your objectives to your organization’s goals and deliver on metrics that help your teams improve messaging and results. We'll explore:

  • How to audit, test and access your organization’s communications strategy.
  • Six simple steps that will deliver the perfect measurement system, from setting objectives and aligning activities to tracking outputs and outcomes.
  • Strategies for collecting and processing employee feedback through real-life scenarios and how to present your results to management.
2-2:30 P.M.
Networking Break
2:30-4 P.M.
Better Business Fluency for Communicators

Financial acumen and business fluency are the keys you need to get a coveted seat at the table (and maintain it!). You must have a strong command of the financial terms, concepts and language around your organization’s priorities, mission and revenue goals. In this workshop, we’ll discuss how to apply your business acumen to develop communication plans that meet the needs of your various stakeholders.

We’ll discuss:

  • How to deliver quantifiable DE&I and ESG results into business reporting, annual reports and internal communications.
  • The tools you need to manage and interpret financial statements, as well as develop and oversee organizational budgets … including your budget (and how to negotiate for more!).
  • Strategies for tying communication plans to the bottom lines that leadership values most.
  • Important business terms that can ascribe value to your communications efforts and tips for interpreting annual reports and financial statements.

 

 

Track 1 — Internal Communications
Wednesday, April 26
8-9 A.M.
Registration
8:15-9 A.M.
Breakfast Session
9-9:15 A.M.
Opening Remarks & Getting To Know Us
9:15-9:45 A.M.
Keynote Session
The Future of the Workplace

For communicators, the future is already here. The workplace has been evolving – hybrid, flexible, remote, in-office — and so too has the role of the communicator. All of these changes have become an incubator for innovative tactics, measures and messaging so that workplace culture can thrive. This opening keynote will take a deep dive into the future of work in 2023, and beyond – preparing you and your fellow communicators for the challenges and opportunities.

9:50-10:15 A.M.
Reimagining the Role of Comms: Skills, Competencies & Org Charts

Depending on where your role sits on the org chart, you can determine your direction and the resources for you and your team. During this interactive session, we’ll dig into the most important trends in organizational structure, the key skills and competencies communicators need to have a major impact on personal development and business growth. You’ll get an exclusive look at the latest findings from Ragan’s Industry Benchmark Report and the Ragan/HarrisX CEO/CCO research.

10:20-10:45 A.M.
Case Study
Communicating and Navigating Change

Internal communicators are the first line of defense when sharing information around organizational change. In this case study, we follow the acquisition of a company — from the initial merger or acquisition to the integration and the effects companywide. We’ll uncover the tactics used to inform and calm employees and the collaboration by all stakeholders — from the C-suite to HR and internal comms.

You’ll discover:

  • The multichannel approach to deliver messaging about the company’s merger or acquisition in a positive light.
  • Real-world strategies for delivering sensitive messaging to employees with relatable, empathetic messaging.
  • How tactics like podcasts, video, employee spotlights and FAQs on your company’s intranet can calm fears and move the business forward.
Vice President, Corporate Communications
U.S. Bank
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10:45-11 A.M.
Networking Break
11:05-11:15 A.M.
Lightning Talk
11:15 A.M.-12 P.M.
Interactive Session
Crafting Clear, Concise, Captivating Content

It’s never been more critical that your words convey your message to employees effectively and clearly. So how do you make sure your communications are crisp, concise and engaging? This interactive session will put some of your best writing tactics to the test.

You’ll learn:

  • How to cut back on jargon and business speak to connect authentically with employees.
  • How to create clear, concise messages that motivate and inspire and will be read.
  • Strategies for writing messages that are both entertaining and informative.
  • The small copy choices that can keep morale high, retain talent and help recruit diverse employees.
Co-Founder and Senior Partner
Ragan Consulting Group
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12-1:20 P.M.
Networking Lunch & Fireside Chat
1:25-1:55 P.M.
Manager Communications: How to Empower Team Leaders

People managers are crucial conduits in your employee communications strategy, always on the frontlines in delivering messages to their individual teams. In this session, you’ll hear how two senior-level communicators from varied industries and with different work models have equipped people managers with the tools they need to cascade messaging, ultimately increasing job satisfaction, aligning with business goals and improving organizational performance.

We'll uncover:

  • How to design a resource hub for managers that empowers them to respond to challenging scenarios with confidence and authority.
  • What documentation to include around new internal message pushes, including FAQs, resource links and suggested talking points.
  • How to engage with people leaders beyond the written word via town halls to build trust with them and ultimately with their teams.
2-2:25 P.M.
Corporate Character: A Purpose-Driven Workforce

In this session, we’ll share how to effectively communicate your company’s values to keep your talent pool thriving and get employees to be a megaphone for your brand purpose.

You’ll learn:

  • How leaders and managers can reinforce values-focused messaging with corporate commitments and curated content.
  • Channel strategies to deliver messages across the organization.
  • How purpose-driven communications can drive employee productivity, motivation and engagement — and create employee brand advocates.
2:25-3 P.M.
Harnessing Social Media: Why Thought Leadership Matters

Informed, smart writing makes all the difference between the thought leadership stories that connect with audiences and those that don’t. You must harness the expertise of your execs and subject matter experts so they become influential, trusted resources, both internally and externally. Deciding what content will increase visibility and trust, particularly on social media, is likely right at your fingertips. Hint: an integrated approach across multiple channels like townhalls, external speeches, thought leadership events, op-eds and more.

In this session, we’ll unpack:

  • Strategies for repurposing town halls into smaller pieces of content, including Live sessions on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn, and developing podcast series.
  • Best practices for aligning topics with the issues most important to your employees and your business.
  • Tips for ghostwriting authentically across intranets, apps, newsletters and then give it new life on social media.
3-3:15 P.M.
Mindfulness Break
3:20-3:50 P.M.
Case Study
Employer Branding: Storytelling That Inspires

A robust employer branding strategy must first begin with your company’s unique value proposition – its purpose and impact on the world so that existing and potential employees feel their work is meaningful. Those values must be carried through all of your channels (internally and externally) to create an ultimate employee experience that goes beyond the traditional onboarding phase. The tools to do such are likely already in your toolbox. In this session, we’ll uncover:

  • The importance of partnering with HR to develop your employer branding strategy and to glean employee feedback to get the pulse on your culture and living up to your company values.
  • How to showcase culture with sharable ideas like podcasts, company Spirit Week videos, and more.
  • Examples of winning candidate newsletters, career sites and campus recruitment events.
  • Employer promotion that works: How to connect and use social media sites like Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and TikTok.
Director of Internal Communication
University Health
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3:55-4:45 P.M.
Peer-to-Peer Roundtables

Meet new communicators and reconnect with old friends as you share best practices and ways you can rise to opportunities and challenges. One designated representative from each table will share the findings around your topic with the audience. Topics will include DE&I, employee burnout, change communications, campaigns and contests, recruitment and retainment, meaningful benefits, leadership support, corporate purpose and ESG, remote work, budgeting and measurement.

4:45-5 P.M.
Closing Comments for Day One
5-6:30 P.M.
Networking Reception
Thursday, April, 27
8-9 A.M.
Breakfast Session
9-9:15 A.M.
Welcome & Morning Trivia!
9:15-9:45 A.M.
Keynote
Smarter, Not Harder: How AI Is Changing Communication

Rapid innovations in automation and artificial intelligence technology has created new tools for communicators to use and master. But becoming an early adopter of emerging tech is not without its risks. You’ll hear the implications of OpenAI for communications strategies, the tech innovations to watch and how ChatGPT has already changed the playing field forever.

*This session description was not written by ChatGPT.

9:50-10:20 A.M.
Panel
The Multichannel Approach to the Workplace

The hybrid workplace model is here to stay ... along with full remote, flex work, in-office and abridged workweeks. In this session, we’ll look at the challenges a dispersed workforce poses to communications professionals, and the strategies we can take to connect with workers, regardless of their location.

We’ll discuss:

  • Strategies to engage every employee and close the distance gap, companywide and peer to peer.
  • Connecting through non-work-related informal chats on digital channels and the intranet.
  • Considerations for team engagement for maximum impact during asynchronous hours.
  • Plus: What recent research says about the 4-day work week and why it matters.
10:20-10:35 A.M.
Morning Stretch & Networking Break
10:35-10:45 A.M.
Lightning Talk
10:45-11:15 A.M.
Case Study
Developing a Crisis Comms Framework and Playbook

Communicating to your workforce quickly and effectively during a crisis can be challenging. It requires advance planning and the creation of a framework and playbook to live by (and update as crisis unfolds). Aside from clear strategies, you will need leadership commitment to keep the workforce informed and deliver authentic, real-time messaging.

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • What resources should be prepared in advance, including scenario trainings, guides and documents around protocols and org charts.
  • How to target certain segments of your workforce with key information based on their needs.
  • What a flexible communications crisis plan looks like in the hybrid workplace.
Senior Vice President
The Mach 1 Group
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11:20-11:50 A.M.
Measuring Your Internal Comms Initiatives

You know you can only manage what’s measured, so we’ve brought together measurement experts and data enthusiasts to help you lift the cloud around measurement and become more of a data-driven communicator.

In this session, you’ll learn how to:

  • Determine the KPIs that matter to the C-suite.
  • Create a manageable dashboard to alleviate your stress.
  • Own the narrative and report results in an impactful way.
11:55 A.M.-12:30 P.M.
Interactive
Feeding the Content Beast: Ideas & Strategies to Boost Engagement

Today’s communicators are tasked with filling editorial calendars for intranets, email newsletters, publications and more, without access to robust content teams or big budgets. In this hands-on session, experts will share strategies that have worked for comms teams of all sizes and budgets. Then, you’ll work in small groups to brainstorm additional content sources. Get ready to leave with your notebook stuffed with crowdsourced ideas.

You’ll walk away with:

  • Strategies to work across functions and collaborate with other teams to bolster and keep content flowing.
  • How to use trending conversations and perspectives to create shareable content that shows other voices are heard.
  • Deep dives on the internal communications editorial calendar strategies of three companies of various sizes.
12:35-1:55 P.M.
Networking Lunch & Fireside Chat
2-2:20 P.M.
Managing Expectations in the Era of Employee Activism, Unionizing, and Beyond

Recent research shows Americans are broadly in favor of workers’ unions, and as more workers organize across the country, internal communicators will be called to the front lines. And it’s not just unions: As younger employees enter the workforce, they are seeking to align themselves with organizations that reflect their own values — and provide ways they can work together to make a difference.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • The business case for social justice inside your organization (Hint: It’s not enough for just DE&I).
  • How to invite and ensure employees are connected to your organization’s mission and values.
  • When to be a communications bridge between union organizers and management, and how to control the messaging delivered by the C-suite.
2:25-2:50 P.M.
Ask Us Anything
Mixternal Communications: PR + Internal Comms Formula for Success

Bring your questions to this rapid-fire session featuring a PR director and an internal comms leader as they have forged ways to leverage both internal and external communications in their day-to-day jobs. You’ll gain a clear understanding of the role of the PR professional and discover new ideas for partnering with your comms colleagues and ensuring consistent message and brand integrity.

Partner
Bully Pulpit Interactive
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2:55-3:20 P.M.
Progress, not Perfection: Better Benchmarks for DE&I Initiatives

Many organizations play lip service to DE&I, with only 40% of companies creating a dedicated DE&I leadership position. In that person’s absence, communicators are often tasked to work across teams to deliver the organization’s larger DE&I mission. In this session, we’ll discuss how to develop actionable, long-term goals that will produce results … and set your company on the right DE&I path.

You'll learn:

  • Ways to partner with HR to build a diverse talent recruitment pool and promote upskilling initiatives that fosters new leaders.
  • How to communicate your DE&I communications strategy across departments to support executive communication, talent recruitment and content strategy.
  • Measuring your workforce’s progress against industry standards to set realistic, actionable benchmark goals.
  • Strategies for getting buy-in from leadership by tethering your benchmark goals to company-wide business goals.
3:35-3:55 P.M.
Drivers of Change: Sustainability and Authentic ESG Communications

ESG (Environmental, social and corporate governance) isn’t just a buzzword. In today’s world, as employees grapple with unprecedented numbers of crises, it is more important than ever to ensure your corporation’s sustainability ambitions address what matters. In this session, you’ll learn how authentic sustainability comms tell a story that can align company values and goals with actions that drive change — and encourage all employees to play a part.

We’ll explore:

  • Your role in supporting positive corporate change, communicating progressive governance and fostering conversation.
  • How to turn employees and subject matter experts into ESG ambassadors and transform owned channels (web sites and social media) into ESG hubs.
  • Tips for setting realistic benchmarks and goals that hold your organization accountable.
Judy Rader
Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Chief Communications Officer
Constellation
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4-4:20 P.M.
Top 21 Takeaways from the Conference!

As we close out the conference, don’t miss this fast-paced ideas-packed session filled with at least 21 great ideas you can take back to the office.

Plus, we’ll announce the raffle and contest winners.

Track 2 — Employee Experience
Wednesday, April 26
8 A.M.-1:20 P.M.
General Sessions and Lunch will be in the Main Ballroom, with track 2 sessions starting after lunch.
1:25-1:55 P.M.
Active Listening: Employee Focus Groups and Pulse Surveys

Long considered a tool of HR, communicators can hold employee focus groups to gain candid, valuable intel on how workers are faring, especially during times of uncertainty and change. In this session, we’ll uncover strategies to develop pulse surveys and focus groups that produce relevant, actionable findings to inform and refine your comms strategy.

We’ll explore:

  • Strategies to determine the purpose and goals of your focus group that secures support from executives.
  • Best practices for selecting your focus group facilitator and employee participants.
  • Considerations for facilitator approach that considers tone, pace and clarity.
  • Frequency of pulse surveys and key questions to ask.
  • How to analyze your findings and effect real change in the workplace.
2-2:25 P.M.
From Gen X to Gen Z: Bridging the Generational Gap

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to communicating to a deeply divided workplace that spans digital natives (Millennials, Zoomers) and those who learned the internet as an adult (Boomers, Gen X). In this session, we’ll explore how employees of different generations communicate, review their generational and demographic differences, and workshop some messages to refine together.

We’ll discuss:

  • Data, stats and psychographics on the five generations active in the workforce today.
  • The role of video, emojis and GIFs when connecting to Millennials and Gen Z.
  • How to adapt and customize your communications to appeal to your intended audience.
  • Equitable training on new resources for employees of different generations.
2:30-3 P.M.
The New Watercoolers: Intranets, Town Halls and Collaborative Gathering Spaces

When employees are given an opportunity to meet, network and collaborate with their peers, the result is more productivity, higher job satisfaction and overall business success. With the shift to a dispersed workforce, collaboration has become more difficult. Communicators can help to create the new watercooler effect, empowering employees to connect both in person and virtually. In this session, we’ll uncover:

  • How to craft collaborative meetings, corporate gatherings and town halls that appeal to all and ways to communicate about these events before, during and after in a way that drives ongoing engagement and participation.
  • The formats and models that work best for hybrid, remote and flex workforces.
  • How a mix of on-demand content (videos, podcasts, and articles) and live speaker events can drive employee engagement.
  • Cracking the code: Town halls that achieves strategic goals while also beating Zoom fatigue.
3-3:15 P.M.
Mindfulness Break
3:20-3:50 P.M.
The Unsession: Building the Ultimate Comms Tech Stack

What tools and tech are your peers using and what’s working, what’s not? Join us for this interactive discussion around new technologies, apps and tools that can help communicators advance their initiatives and save time and stress. We’ll cover tools and tech for:

  • Email communication
  • Social media storytelling
  • Crisis management
  • Team collaboration
  • Measurement
  • Video
  • Podcasts
  • And much more!
3:55-4:45 P.M.
Peer-to-Peer Roundtables (Main Ballroom)

Meet new communicators and reconnect with old friends as you share best practices and ways you can rise to opportunities and challenges. One designated representative from each table will share the findings around your topic with the audience. Topics will include DE&I, employee burnout, change communications, campaigns and contests, recruitment and retainment, meaningful benefits, leadership support, corporate purpose and ESG, remote work, budgeting and alumni networks.

4:45 P.M.
Closing Comments for Day One (Main Ballroom)
5-6:30 P.M.
Networking Reception
Thursday, April 27
8-9 A.M.
Breakfast Session
9-9:15 A.M.
Welcome & Morning Trivia!
9:15-9:45 A.M.
Keynote (Main Ballroom)
Smarter, Not Harder: How AI Is Changing Communication

Rapid innovations in automation and artificial intelligence technology has created new tools for communicators to use and master. But becoming an early adopter of emerging tech is not without its risks. You’ll hear the implications of OpenAI for communications strategies, the tech innovations to watch and how ChatGPT has already changed the playing field forever. * This session description was not written by ChatGPT.

9:50-10:20 A.M.
Extinguishing Burnout in the Workplace

With “burnout” named the word of the year in 2022 by Ragan’s Communications Leadership Council members, it’s imperative that communicators develop ways to manage the stress and embrace their role with energy, confidence and, well, more resources and support. In this session we’ll tackle the key contributors to communicators’ burnout and to burnout among all employees. We’ll share new ideas for identifying, mitigating and eliminating burnout in the workplace.

10:20-10:35 A.M.
Morning Stretch & Networking Break
10:35-10:45 A.M.
Lightning Talk
10:45-11:15 A.M.
10+ Team Building Exercises to Improve Engagement & Productivity

Remote, hybrid, deskless and dispersed workforces make it difficult to bring teams together in meaningful ways. Hear from communicators at a wide range of companies about what initiatives, exercises and events have energized their teams and created stickier, higher performing teams. Plus, we’ll crowdsource ideas from attendees and try out a exercise or two. Sneakers not required.

11:20-11:50 A.M.
Upskilling: Adapting and Adopting New Tools and Techniques

 What makes the communicator irreplaceable in the era of artificial intelligence (AI) is your ability to adapt alongside technological advances. This hands-on panel will discuss today’s brand-new challenges, how you can upskill yourself and how to future-proof your career. We’ll examine how writing and leadership skills can be paired with the communications tools we use daily (intranets, creative virtual gatherings, and in-person events).

In this session, we’ll explore:

  • Evolving technology like new remote gathering platforms and AI apps.
  • How and when to convince leadership to rollout new tech to employees, and how to collaborate with your technology teams to deliver.
  • Case studies on tech breakthroughs, such as virtual pre-boarding of new employees and the effects a virtual gathering space has on employee well-being and peer connections.
11:55 A.M.-12:30 P.M.
Interactive (Main Ballroom)
Feeding the Content Beast: Ideas & Strategies to Boost Engagement

Today’s communicators are tasked with fill editorial calendars for intranets, email newsletters, publications and more, without access to robust content teams or big budgets. In this hands-on session, experts will share strategies that have worked for comms teams of all sizes and budgets.  Then, you’ll work in small groups to brainstorm additional content sources. Get ready to leave with your notebook stuffed with crowdsourced ideas.

You’ll walk away with:

  • Strategies to work across functions and collaborate with other teams to bolster and keep content flowing.
  • How to use trending conversations and perspectives to create shareable content that shows other voices are heard.
  • Deep dives on the internal communications editorial calendar strategies of three companies of various sizes.
12:35-1:55 P.M.
Networking Lunch & Fireside Chat (Main Ballroom)
2-2:20 P.M.
Focus Group: Fostering Inclusion and Belonging in the Workplace

An inclusive workplace helps employees feel appreciated and supported.  We’re gathering a focus group of employees across industry sectors to share live how their organization’s commitment to fostering inclusion and belonging in their workplaces has contributed to their development as a professional and as a person. We’ll conduct this session as a true focus group so we can discover together how an increased sense of belonging can enhance the workforce experience, an employee’s social connectedness and belonging, and promote greater career achievements.

2:25-2:50 P.M.
Making Culture Contagious: Creating an Employee Ambassador Program

Your brand’s biggest cheerleaders may be hiding in the org chart. But activating and supporting them can be difficult. If you want employees to be stewards of the brand, you need to build trust and demonstrate an authentic understanding of their needs. Only then can you create the care and commitment that inspires them to be vocal and proud ambassadors for your brand.

 

In this session, we’ll examine:

 

  • How to build a successful employee ambassador program from the ground up, grow your program authentically and deliver measurable results.
  • How to mobilize employees to officially represent your brand and business.
  • Examples of how employee ambassadors shut down bad press and advocate for their organization in times of crisis.
2:55-3:20 P.M.
Workplace Wellness: Driving Employee Participation and Supporting New Initiatives

You have the ability to reshape your organization’s culture and change the employee experience for the better. Workplace wellness benefits and programs play a crucial role in your long-term employee strategy. It falls on communicators and HR to deliver the benefits and messaging to employees, and measure what’s working and what’s not in wellness.

 

In this session, you’ll learn:

 

  • The importance of wellness programs rooted in DE&I.
  • Lessons from HR on how to get buy-in for a unique program from diverse stakeholders and leadership.
  • Approaches for implementing self-care strategies as a manager.
  • Employee communication strategies that prioritize all aspects of wellbeing, from physical to financial, mental to social.
3:25-3:55 P.M.
Case Study
Next Level: The Enhanced Employee Experience

A strong, customized employee experience should begin with onboarding and continue at every touchpoint during a worker’s employment — including manager check-ins, performance reviews, benefits and perks, culture-focused gatherings and more. When customized to fit the needs of each employee, this can boost collaboration, peer-to-peer engagement and create a culture of belonging, wherever your employees are.

 

In this case study, we’ll explore:

 

  • A holistic approach to the employee: examining how benefits are just the start to employee satisfaction and retention.
  • How effective internal communications and employee engagement efforts can help you strategize on campaigns that best motivate employees.
  • Ways to effectively use employee listening and other feedback tools in ways that inform, not overwhelm.
  • Strategies to measure engagement across digital workspaces.
4-4:20 P.M.
(Main Ballroom)
Top 21 Takeaways from the Conference!

As we close out the conference, don’t miss this fast-paced ideas-packed session filled with at least 21 great ideas you can take back to the office.

Plus, we’ll announce our raffle and contest winners.

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

You can’t afford to miss this if you work in:

  • Human Resources
  • Employee Engagement
  • Corporate Communication
  • Employee Communications
  • Internal Communications
  • Executive Communications
  • Culture
  • Total Rewards
  • Public Relations
  • Change Management
  • Employee Experience
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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PROGRAM

For information on programming and speakers, please contact:
Joyceann Garippa