#1 Conference for Internal Communications
#1 Conference for Internal Communications
#1 Conference for Internal Communications
#1 Conference for Internal Communications
#1 Conference for Internal Communications
#1 Conference for Internal Communications
#1 Conference for Internal Communications
#1 Conference for Internal Communications
#1 Conference for Internal Communications
#1 Conference for Internal Communications
Agenda
April 26 - 27, 2023

Join your peers for a kickoff celebration April 26th and then on April 27th hear from industry leaders (and some special guests!) as they share insights around important topics including organizational resilience, demystifying ROI in internal comms, and crafting an impactful corporate narrative. Agenda specifics coming soon!

April 26th: 12:00 - 3:00 pm

Lunch & Learn (Customer-Only Event)

Join us for a delicious lunch followed by a deep dive into the most common challenges that IC Pros are faced with every day. This is a great opportunity to discuss solutions and share ideas amongst other Staffbase users. This lunch will also include a special presentation of the VOICES Awards. You don't want to miss it! Please note that this event is open to current Staffbase customers only. Invitations will be sent after registering for VOICES. RSVPs are required.

April 26th: 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Welcome Party

April 27th: 8:00 am

Registration and Breakfast

April 27th: 9:00 am

Welcome address

April 27th: 9:10 am

Creating a Culture of Belonging (and Knowing When to Stand Alone)

Ask anyone what they look for when joining an organization and they’ll most likely describe their ideal work culture. But what does that even mean? What does it look like when you create a space where employees feel valued and heard? We’ll talk about what it looks like when you have the kind of culture that brings out the best in each employee and fosters a real sense of authenticity – and how to champion that in an environment where it doesn’t exist.

Creating a Culture of Belonging (and Knowing When to Stand Alone)

April 27th: 10:05 am

But First, Let's Talk $$

But First, Let's Talk $$

April 27th: 10:05 am

Setting Strategic Goals – and Keeping IC Top of Mind for Your CEO

In order to ensure a comms plan is truly successful, IC not only needs support from leadership, they need a strong partnership. During this workshop, presented by Staffbase Campus, our experts will walk you through a goal setting framework to connect all communications goals and initiatives to the greater organizational objectives and corporate narrative, leading you to impactful, measurable contributions. In addition to walking away with tangible skills you can apply immediately in your strategic goal setting, you’ll also have the opportunity to take an assessment onsite and receive a custom certification designed for VOICES attendees.

Setting Strategic Goals – and Keeping IC Top of Mind for Your CEO

Tara Jaf – Director, Customer Success Online Education at Staffbase

Anne Caraan – Principal Technologist, Online Education at Staffbase

April 27th: 10:50 am

Coffee and Networking Break

April 27th: 11:20 am

VOICES Awards

VOICES Awards

April 27th: 11:40 am

Staffbase Keynote

Staffbase Keynote

Martin Böhringer – CEO at Staffbase

Lara Dobson – Global Director, Market Strategy at Staffbase

April 27th: 12:10 pm

Lunch

April 27th: 1:10 pm

Building Relationships Internally: the How-to’s of Organizational Buy-in

As internal communications continues to evolve, your role continues to grow, and your expertise is needed now more than ever. But do you have the tools to meet that need? How do you create that buy-in internally from your organization? Our IC experts will share their journeys, including the challenges they faced and how they overcame them, on the road to adoption and how these solutions led to crafting the ultimate corporate narrative.

Building Relationships Internally: the How-to’s of Organizational Buy-in

Greg Petsche – Director of Business Transformation Communications at GE

April 27th: 2:05 pm

Demystifying ROI in Internal Comms

How many times have you been asked for stats to support your organization’s internal communications efforts? Plenty, right? Let’s dig deep into what's actually important to measure and will help you secure more resources. You’ll be able to take this information back to your organization and justify the tools you need for successful employee engagement. And in turn demonstrate YOUR impact as an internal communicator.

Demystifying ROI in Internal Comms

April 27th: 2:05 pm

More Than Shaking Hands & Kissing Babies: Connecting Leaders to Employees

More Than Shaking Hands & Kissing Babies: Connecting Leaders to Employees

Aj (Anthony) Vaughan – Founder at the E1B2 Collective

April 27th: 3:00 pm

Product Session

Product Session

Patrick Rudolph – CPO at Staffbase

April 27th: 3:30 pm

Coffee and Networking Break

April 27th: 4:00 pm

Wellness at Work: Talking to Your Employees During a Crisis

It's no secret that these last few years have proven to be quite challenging and it often feels like we're experiencing a weekly crisis. What are some of the issues we can get ahead of? How do you have these difficult conversations within your organization? Who even owns these conversations? Join us as our internal comms leaders discuss these questions and how you can make space for your own mental health.

Wellness at Work: Talking to Your Employees During a Crisis

Samantha Hillstrom – Senior Director, Internal Communications and Employee Engagement at Blue Apron

Alison Gillis, MPH – Senior Internal Communications Specialist at South Shore Health

Susan Griffin – Director, Public Relations & Communications at South Shore Health

April 27th: 4:45 pm

Communicating in Times of Change

Award-winning journalist, documentarian, anchor and producer of the weekly political program Matter of Fact, and founder and CEO of Soledad O’Brien Productions, Soledad has reported from the scene of many disasters over the course of her storied career. From the Asian tsunami, the earthquake in Haiti, and Hurricane Katrina to the mass shooting at Virginia Tech University, she has learned how proactive and effective communication can assist in reassuring those impacted by a crisis. She shows leaders how to avoid common communication pitfalls and how to lead their teams confidently in the face of adversity. During the COVID-19 pandemic, O’Brien has shared this inspiring virtual message with teams at tech companies ranging from Salesforce to Google and has received rave reviews.

Communicating in Times of Change

Soledad O’Brien – Award-Winning Journalist, Entrepreneur and Host of the Weekly Syndicated Political Show Matter of Fact

April 27th: 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Closing Reception