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Day One: July 20, 2021 - 11:00 am - 2:50 pm ET
Day Two: July 21, 2021 - 11:00 am - 1:35 pm ET
At the Internal Communications Conference, interact with industry leaders and connect with peers as we transition into a remade world where the communications challenges and opportunities are like never before.
We are transitioning from one of the most remarkably challenging periods in modern history, and into a new world – one where the need to support health and wellness, to accelerate digital transformation, and to understand how to connect in a new kind of workplace, is greater than ever before. It is also a world where corporate purpose and values are not only under greater external scrutiny but are also crucial to retaining talent and inspiring innovation. Effective, data-driven, ground-breaking internal communications is the essential element without which none of these challenges can be met.
This Year's Themes Include:
- Connecting on Purpose
- Communicating Well-being
- Communicating in the New Future of Work
- Communicating Digital Transformation
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Communications Leader, M&C Center
The Conference Board
Senior Assistant, Public Affairs Officer
Senior Director, Global Employer Branding and Internal Employee Communications
Senior Director, Digital Workplace
The Conference Board
Director, Corporate Communications
DAY ONE | Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Part One: Communicating Purpose
11:00 – 11:10 am (All Times ET)
11:10 – 11:40 am
Keynote: Building Purpose Into Organizational DNA
Organizational understanding and embracing of purpose have never been more important than they are right now. Shareholders and customers are demanding corporate commitments to missions they value. And critical to creating a true purpose-driven culture is effective internal communication.
Learn how a global industry leader communicates purpose internally so it is built into the organizational culture.
11:40 – 11:45 am Break
11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Intel Purpose Launch
Amidst the challenges of 2020-21, Intel developed and launched an integrated purpose campaign, linking a purpose “to create world-changing technology that enriches the lives of every person on earth” with the company’s established mission, vison, and values.
Learn how Intel meaningfully communicated and engaged its global workforce around its organizational purpose.
Karlin Keller, Sr. Director, Global Employer Branding & Internal Employee Comms, Intel
12:15 – 12:20 pm Break
12:20 – 1:00 pm
Exclusive Research: How Companies are Instilling a Culture of Purpose
The number of companies in the S&P Global Index 1200 with purpose statements has nearly tripled since 2015. How are these companies taking a statement of purpose and making it a cultural reality in their organizations?
Learn from exclusive Conference Board research and an interview with a senior leader of a purpose-driven company how communications with employees are instilling a culture of purpose.
Thomas Singer, Principal Researcher, The Conference Board
1:00 – 1:05 pm Break
1:05 – 1:25 pm
Networking Discussion: Purpose
Connect with peers "face to face" via Zoom to share experiences, challenges, and insights on communicating purpose.
1:25 – 1:30 pm Break
Part Two: Communicating Health and Well-Being
1:30 – 2:15 pm
Panel Discussion: Applying the Lessons of 2020-21 to Future Health and Wellness Challenges
Employee health, safety and well-being rose to the top of organizational priorities in the past year. Organizations will need to take what they’ve learned about communicating during the pandemic and build on it for a new future with new challenges.
In this panel discussion, senior leaders share how they communicated key health and wellness messages internally, and how they plan to apply the lessons of recent crises to the changes and challenges ahead.
Dave Hecht, Senior Assistant, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Navy
Melissa Sader, Senior Director, Employee Communications, Fitch Group
Anthony Signorelli, SVP, Corporate Partnerships, Ad Council
2:15– 2:20 pm Break
2:20 – 2:25 pm
2:25 – 2:50 pm
Networking Discussion: Health & Well-Being
Connect with peers "face to face" via Zoom to share experiences, challenges, and insights on communicating the importance health and well-being.
DAY TWO | Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Part Three: Communicating in the New Future of Work
11:00 – 11:10 am (All Times ET)
11:10 am – 11:55 am
Dialogue: How Communications will Change in the New World of Work
No matter if all or part of your organization plans to return to the office, go hybrid, remain permanently remote, or never left – the workplace has changed for everyone. Hear communications leaders across sectors share the new challenges and opportunities they see, and how they plan to meet them.
Rich Tornambe, Director, Corporate Communications, Prudential Financial
Dante Ragazzo, Senior Director, Digital Workplace, Tapestry
Keri Stephens, Ph.D., Professor, Organizational Communication & Technology, University of Texas at Austin
Moderator: Craig Carroll, Leader, Communications Institute, The Conference Board
11:55 am – 12:00 pm Break
12:00 – 12:25 pm
Networking Discussion: The New Future of Work
Connect with peers "face to face" via Zoom to share experiences, challenges, and insights on communicating in the new Future of Work.
12:25 – 12:30 pm Break
Part Four: Communicating Digital Transformation
12:30 - 1:00 pm
The Essential Human Connections behind Successful Digital Transformation
The Conference Board’s latest C-Suite Challenge research showed accelerating the pace of digital transformation is a top priority among CEOs. How a digital transformation is communicated to employees is a crucial element of its success.
Hear from a top Transformation leader on the crucial role communications plays in successful digital transformation efforts.
1:00 – 1:10 pm Break
1:10 – 1:30 pm
Networking Discussion: Digital Transformation
Connect with peers "face to face" via Zoom to discuss communications in digital transformation, and key takeaways from the conference.
1:30 – 1:35 pm