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Change Communications Seminar: Combating Fear & Resistance



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

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Gagen MacDonald - Lead Sponsor - Change Comm 2019
DECEMBER 10 - 11, 2019
December 10 - 11, 2019

About the Seminar

Although change is a constant in our world and in business, 70 percent of change initiatives attempted in organizations fail. As a professional communicator, you play a critical role in helping to ensure your organization bucks this alarming trend. In this session you’ll be exposed to the most effective strategies to develop a strong change management strategy and:

  • Ideas about how to manage continuous change and sustain results,
  • The most effective ways to combat fear and resistance,
  • How other corporations have effectively communicated change,
  • The role of leadership in change,
  • How to build a compelling story for change.

Who Should Attend?

This conference is designed exclusively for:

  • Marketing and Corporate Communications Professionals
  • Managers and Change Project Leaders
  • Change Agents and HR
  • Employee Engagement Professionals

Earn Recertification Credits

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Earn up to 9 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


This program has been approved for 7.75 (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


This program has been pre-approved for 7.75 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

Register Early and Save!

Book before October 26th and save $100!

**Block off your calendar for December 10-11, 2019 at The Conference Board. To maximize your experience, we also suggest attending the Internal Communications Seminar on December 11-12. Take advantage of a special opportunity to save on both- for more details, contact Brian Teagle at +1 212 339 0356 or

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Cheryl Dixon, Adjunct Professor, Columbia University

Taylor Foxman, External Communications Director, Pernod Ricard USA

Hillary Goodman, Managing Director, Gagen MacDonald

Laura Irons Paredes, SVP Communications, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Annjanette Isorda, Senior Director, Employer Brand, AECOM

Tiffin Jernstedt, SVP, Global Communications, PVH Comm

Kenny Juarez, VP of Communications, AIG

Brian Kedzior, Senior Director, Organizational Development and Change Management, Walgreens

Roger Lall, Clinical Professor, DePaul University

Alfredo Mendez, VP of Talent, AECOM

James Sharpe, Sr. Director, Gagen MacDonald

Greg Voeller, Senior Director, Gagen MacDonald

Tizziana Weber, Sr. Director, Executive and Change Communications, Pratt & Whitney

Lead Sponsor
Gagen MacDonald - Lead Sponsor - Change Comm 2019