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DECEMBER 11 - 12, 2019
THE CONFERENCE BOARD,NEW YORK, NY
December 11 - 12, 2019

About the Seminar

As an internal communicator, the foundation of your success starts with a great strategy.  But did you know that you can fast-track your results by leveraging tools and technologies designed specifically for internal communications professionals?  In this session you’ll be exposed to the most effective resources to enhance your strategy and:

  • Insights into the varying technology needs of different generations,
  • How to write a business case that will get approved,
  • Effective ways to increase adoption,
  • Case studies from leading organizations,
  • How to measure results and prove the ROI.

Register Early and Save!

Book your seat before October 26th and save $100!

**Block off your calendar for December 11-12, 2018 at The Conference Board. To maximize your experience, we also suggest attending the Change Communications Seminar on December 10-11. Take advantage of a special opportunity to save on both- for more details, contact Brian Teagle at +1 212 339 0356 or brian.teagle@conference-board.org.

 


Who Should Attend?

 

  • Corporate Communications Professionals
  • IT Professionals
  • Marketing and PR Professionals

Earn Recertification Credits

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Earn up to 8.5 CPE credits
Communications & Marketing
Requirements: Attendees must sign-in each day for full credit. Delivery Method: Group-Live; Program Level: Intermediate, Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree or higher, Advanced Preparation: None

HRCI

This program has been approved for 7.25 (BUSINESS) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, SPHR, PHRca, GPHR, PHRi, and SPHRi recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.

SHRM

This program has been pre-approved for 7.25 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

Get Involved!

For speaker inquiries, contact jill.christensen@conferenceboard.org.
For sponsorships, contact michael.felden@conferenceboard.org.
For marketing partnerships, contact melissa.mianulli@conferenceboard.org

 

 

Jill Christensen, Program Director, The Conference Board

Edward Ford, , Insidedge

Amy Jenkins, Director of Client Strategy, theEMPLOYEEapp

Dea Katel Fischer, Director - Internal & Change Communications, and Employee Experience, Pernod-Ricard

Christine Kitson, Senior Manager of Internal Communications, ASPCA

Allison Nelik, VP - Global Internal Communications, MSCI

Dante Ragazzo, Director, Internal Comms - Coachweb, Tapestry (Coach / Kate Spade / Stuart Weitzman)

Kara Sundar, Change Management Lead, Franklin Templeton Investments

Ruben Taborda, Senior Director - Supply Chain Solutions, Johnson & Johnson

Khaner Walker, Director - Global Internal & External Communications, Lenovo

Day One | Wednesday, December 11, 2019

1 – 1:15 pm
Welcome & Introductions

Jill Christensen, Program Director, The Conference Board

1:15 – 2 pm

From 0 to 100: Revolutionizing Employee Communications

In 2018, internal communications was in its infancy at MSCI. Hear how - in 18 months - they went on a journey to revolutionize and modernize how it communicates with its global employees by putting the employee first.

Allison Nelik, VP - Global Internal Communications, MSCI

2 – 2:45 pm

How to Leverage Employees as Story Tellers and Wow Social Media Followers

Your employees can be your best brand ambassadors on social media if you leverage them strategically and purposefully.  Hear how Medidata Solutions is building its brand using employees as trustworthy, compelling story tellers.

Edward Ford, Sr. Director, Talent Brand + Experience,  Medidata Solutions

2:45 - 3:15 pm
Afternoon Refreshment Break
3:15 – 4pm

Disrupting Communication Using Podcasts

Communication is critical to collaboration, but so many of the ways we communicate traditionally are inefficient. Podcasting is a novel and engaging way to spread ideas at scale. In this session you’ll learn how J&J is using podcasts to train and educate employees in a different way, and how it has improved collaboration and increased efficiency.

Ruben Taborda, Sr. Director - Supply Chain Solutions, Johnson & Johnson

4 – 4:15 pm
Key Takeaways and Day Two

Jill Christensen, Program Director, The Conference Board

Day Two | Thursday, December 12, 2019

9 – 9:15 am
Welcome & Introductions

Jill Christensen, Program Director, The Conference Board

9:15 – 10 am

Using Technology to Create the Right Content Ecosystem for your Company

In this day and age there are countless tools and platforms designed specifically to enhance communications. How do you pick one (or more) and design the solution set to meet your company’s needs and diagnose those needs and ensure they are met? You'll learn in this session.

Dea Katel Fischer, Director - Internal & Change Communications, and Employee Experience, Pernod-Ricard

10 – 10:45 am

Replace Your Intranet with Facebook Workplace? Yes, You Can

Learn how one Internal Communications employee conceived, pitched to executives, implemented Workplace by Facebook, and the phenomenal impact on staff engagement. With support from Box, their cloud-based filing system, Workplace by Facebook has replaced both Skype and their Intranet, and you can do this too.

Christine Kitson, Senior Manager of Internal Communications, ASPCA

10:45 – 11:15 am
Morning Refreshment Break
11:15 am – Noon

Lessons from Lenovo: How to Build a Masterful Mobile Strategy 

With 58,000 employees in 60 countries, finding the right mobile comms strategy has been a top priority for Lenovo. After a multi-year journey with ups and downs, the team has found an approach that works with its employee news app, Lenovo Pulse. From long, confusing, evening phone calls with IT, to shifting the team’s mindset to mobile-first content, find out what’s working and lessons learned in building an employee communications app.

Khaner Walker, Director - Global Internal & External Communications, Lenovo

Noon – 1 pm
Networking Lunch
1 – 1:45 pm

Fast Track Your Success - Getting the Right Information to the Right People in the Right Way

Did you know it's estimated that by 2025 remote workers will account for a greater percentage of the workforce than office-bound employees? It's time to prepare for the future and ensure you have a communication strategy in place to meet the needs of the changing workforce. In this session, you'll learn how to evaluate the current state of communication in your organization and how to present the business case to your leadership team to shift that strategy to prepare for the future to meet employees with communication when and where they need and expect it.

Amy Jenkins, Director of Client Strategy, APPrise Mobile

1:45 – 2:30 pm

Communicating for Change

Change begins with the individual, and how we communicate with impacted individuals directly influences project success. In this session, you will learn the psychology behind the change process and what people need to learn, understand, or feel to move beyond barriers and into acceptance. We will also discuss the types of communications at each stage that drive successful adoption.

Kara Sundar, Change Management Lead, Franklin Templeton Investments

2:30 – 3 pm
Afternoon Refreshment Break
3 – 3:45 pm

Panel Discussion: The Future of Technology

When you consider where we are today, it’s mind-boggling to think that we ever used primitive symbols and pictures to convey messages to one another. Technology is evolving at a blistering pace – faster than it ever has before – but what does the future hold? Hear from panelists who will share their insights.

Moderator:

Jill Christensen, Program Director, The Conference Board

Panelists:

Dante Ragazzo, Sr. Director - Digital Workplace, Tapestry (Coach | Kate Spade | Stuart Weitzman)

Edward Ford, Sr. Director - Talent Brand + Experience,  Medidata Solutions

Amy Jenkins, Director of Client Strategy, APPrise Mobile

3:45 – 4 pm
Key Takeaways & Closing Statements

Jill Christensen, Program Director, The Conference Board

LOCATION

The Conference Board
845 Third Ave. (Btwn 51 & 52)
New York, NY 10022
Tel: (212) 339-0345

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