VIRTUAL CONFERENCE:

Remote Employee Engagement & Culture

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
11 a.m.–4 p.m. Eastern time

Connect, Inspire and Inform Your Workforce in the WFH Era

Join Ragan on July 21 for a deep dive into what communicators have learned from the “World’s Largest Work from Home Experiment” — so you can rally remote staff, manage uncertainty, increase productivity and move toward recovery in today’s new WFH reality. Bring your entire team and shape your future communications approach for greater success.

Put People First • Transform the Workplace • Increase Engagement
Return to the Workplace • Create Smarter Strategies • Accelerate Recovery

Recent months changed the workforce and how we communicate with employees forever. If you want to inform and protect your greatest asset moving forward, join us to refresh and rejuvenate your internal comms with practical lessons from this extraordinary period. Top 10 things you’ll learn when you join this summit:

  • Autonomy and Flexibility: How productivity is possible amid pandemic and unrest
  • New Empathy Essentials: How to lead with clarity, care and compassion so your employees feel engaged and supported
  • Tech & Tools: News ways others are using Zoom, Teams, Hangouts, Beezy, BlueJeans, Slack and video to foster human connection
  • Proven Platforms: Intranets, email newsletters, town halls—which channels are in resurgence, which are in the rearview—and how to get more out of yours
  • Case Studies: How to pivot your intranet strategy with hard-won Covid-19 lessons
  • New Motivators: How to inspire your remote staff with upskilling, flexible work schedules, increased transparency and more
  • The Morale Factor: Remote activities and watercooler moments to try now
  • Culture Shift: How to develop unprecedented trust in a remote work environment
  • Recovery Strategies: How to calm employees and guide them after the trifecta of COVID-19, economic uncertainty and civil unrest
  • What’s Next: Remote work trends to watch—from virtual reality conferencing to new onboarding strategies (yes, there is hiring on the horizon!)

This virtual event is designed for either a team to watch or for you to view solo on your desktop.

Bonus Materials
(EXCLUSIVE FOR ATTENDEES!):

  • Checklists: How to Create a Positive Remote Culture after Covid
  • Pulse Survey Template: Measure Remote Employee Engagement
Don’t miss this unique opportunity!
AGENDA

Join to transform your employee engagement, increase productivity and rally your remote staff around a powerful digital workplace during recovery, unrest and trying times.

Agenda
Tuesday, July 21
11–11:25 a.m. Eastern time
Session 1 – Opening Keynote
Courageous Conversations: Foster Culture, Engagement and Hope in Times of Change

You’ve been innovating at speed—listening, learning and adapting to keep teams aligned in these hectic times. Now it’s time to step up with conviction and step forward with focus so you do fewer things—and do them smarter—to better inform and inspire your workforce on the road to recovery. That’s how you lead with your head and heart. Join to get fired up for a better future and learn:

  • Why burnout starts with you: Tips to stop overproducing and use a communication flywheel to inform and influence
  • How to find, engage and enable other culture carriers to inspire hope
  • The human connection: Why now is the time to empower employee voices starting with pre-boarding hires, facilitate conversations with tech and help transform your leaders into more visible listeners
Principal of culture and communications
Amazon
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11:30 a.m.–noon Eastern time
Session 2
#HomeSweetOffice: How to Tap the 3Cs to Re-engage a Remote Workforce

Charging into the new normal with digital tools alone will set you up for failure. Join to hear how a “digital plus” approach recently connected 35,000 workers worldwide by marrying tech to core communication principles like Clarity, Compassion and Care. The end result was two years of digital transformation in two months—and more human collaboration. You’ll learn:

  • Home base: How to integrate your intranet with Teams
  • How to create a better feedback loop with microsite resource centers, Power Automate, FAQs and other tools
  • The 3 Cs: Best channels to create and drive care, compassion and clarity (including CEO meetings, videos for all associates, twice weekly emails)
  • Digital innovation: How to experiment and bridge gaps in your tech stack with mobile apps like Yammer
Manager of Digital Communications
Ferguson Enterprises
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12:05–12:35 p.m. Eastern time
Session 3
What’s In, What’s Out: Best Channels to Spark Employee Engagement

With more employees facing new challenges and distractions working from home, communicators must use their existing channels more wisely to streamline information and keep staff engaged. Discover how Liberty Mutual is using a variety of platforms to keep their workforce united as COVID-19 has pushed them to remote work. You’ll learn how to:

  • Develop the right cadence and content for employee newsletters and email updates
  • Make your intranet a valuable hub for employees to find information and inspiration during the pandemic
  • Adapt your previous channel strategies to meet the new needs of a remote workforce
  • Empower employees to share their own content and build community on your digital channels
Director of Internal Communications
Liberty Mutual
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12:40–12:55 p.m. Eastern time
Networking Break

Enter the virtual ballroom and network with fellow attendees!

1–1:30 p.m. Eastern time
Session 4
WFH Engagement by the Numbers: Get to the Truth with Pulse Surveys

It’s more important than ever to keep the lines of communication with employees open. Never has there been a more critical time to simply listen and give your workforce a chance to offer feedback. Enter pulse surveys! They’re a practical, easy-to-implement tool to help you foster engagement, build morale and gauge employee sentiment. In this session, you’ll learn:

  • What a pulse survey is and how they’re different than “regular” surveys
  • The benefits of a pulse survey when your workforce has suddenly gone remote
  • Best practices for conducting pulse surveys, including:
    • The best time to conduct them
    • Tips to get great response rates
    • How to craft hard-hitting questions
  • And, most important, what to do with your pulse survey results to improve remote employee engagement
Affiliate consultant, audit specialist
Ragan Consulting Group
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1:35–2:05 p.m. Eastern time
Session 5
Rally, Revive, Reconnect: Secrets of Engaging Townhalls and All-Hands Meetings

Are your townhalls boring or captivating employees while they’re distracted by WFH realities like family, pets and deliveries? Are they alienating or uniting your workforce at a time of crisis and economic difficulty? At Power Home Remodeling, communicators are ensuring it’s the latter with a series of weekly, highly-attended virtual meetings. Join and learn how to:

  • Prioritize transparency during all-hands meetings to keep the trust of employees
  • Reach even furloughed employees by providing meaningful and inspiring content during meetings
  • Capture attention in a time when employees are faced with constant distractions
  • Ensure your organization’s culture and values shine through during virtual town halls
Vice President of Marketing Communications
Power Home Remodeling Group
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2:10–2:35 p.m. Eastern time
Session 6
The Intelligence Workplace: Four Pillars to Power Up Collaboration and Productivity

Look no further if you need fresh strategies and new workplace solutions to make your remote workforce more connected, productive and happy. Sit in on this session to finally bring the four pillars of effective internal communications to life for your dispersed team. You’ll learn:

  • Collaboration: How to tap mobile apps get remote teams on the same page
  • Communication: How to deliver corporate information via group meetings, digital stories, portals, pages and department sites
  • Knowledge: How info hubs, folksonomy and experts databases drive efficiency
  • Processes: How to automate different tools to speed up daily routines
2:25–12:40 p.m. Eastern time
Virtual Networking Break
2:45–3:15 p.m. Eastern time
Session 7
People Power: How to Foster a Meaningful Culture with Remote Teams

Creating the right kind of culture was important before—but critical now. A meaningful culture compels employees to do their best because they believe their work has value and feel they’re essential pieces of the puzzle—even if they’re logging on in sweats. Join a discussion about how to reassess and reinforce a powerful culture across internal channels so WFH employees realize they’re not just content pumps or order takers—they’re part of the club. You’ll learn:

  • The essential components of culture—plus how to build and reinforce it with existing and new employees in the remote era
  • Pandemic pivot: How a global company drove positive change during Covid by rethinking and reframing how employees connect with its culture
  • How to revamp your intranet and integrate it with tools like Office365 to reinforce culture and the initiatives that support it
  • Assessing your people’s connection to your culture and how to address feedback
Global Head of Communications
Russell Reynolds and Associates
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CEO and Founder
Brilliant Ink
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3:20–3:35 p.m. Eastern time
Session 8
The Watercooler Effect: Boost Morale, Creativity in a Big Way with Virtual Small Talk

The conversations that once flowed around the watercooler or coffee corner are gone. But employee morale doesn’t have to follow suit! Join for practical ways to interact with employees to keep them inspired—and get fun digital watercooler ideas you can implement today. You’ll be surprised to discover how a few small efforts (and small talk) can make a big difference. You’ll learn:

  • Slack conversations, Zoom video calls about popular culture—and other examples of popular watercooler moments to inspire your own
  • Which tools work best for keeping your culture active and healthy
  • How to minimize disruption when going virtual (and maximize the investment)
  • How to foster an environment of collaboration and creativity in person or not
Communications leader, Chief Technology Office
Honeywell
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3:40–4 p.m. Eastern time
Session 9 – Fireside
Human First: Prioritizing Trust and Wellness in the Age of Remote Work

Employees are humans first. Their work, home and family lives intersect now more than ever. As communicators we must take this into account if we want to earn the trust of our greatest asset—our people! Join to hear how more communicators and leaders are leaning into the principle of human first as we move toward recovery. You’ll learn:

  • The new true north: Why wellness isn’t about offering a gym or massages at work anymore—it’s about normalizing humanity
  • Empathy, advocacy and truth: How GoDaddy’s internal comms team puts these three principles to practice in every memo, speech or email
  • Lessons from Domino’s: How to build a high-trust remote work culture with a value-based approach to decision making, leadership and communications
  • Insights and guiding principles to help you manage through rapid change—no matter what’s next
Director of internal communication
Domino's Pizza
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Senior Director of Internal Communications
GoDaddy
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SPEAKERS
Director of internal communication
Domino's Pizza
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Principal of culture and communications
Amazon
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Manager of Digital Communications
Ferguson Enterprises
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Director of Internal Communications
Liberty Mutual
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Vice President of Marketing Communications
Power Home Remodeling Group
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Global Head of Communications
Russell Reynolds and Associates
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Senior Director of Internal Communications
GoDaddy
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Affiliate consultant, audit specialist
Ragan Consulting Group
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CEO and Founder
Brilliant Ink
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Communications leader, Chief Technology Office
Honeywell
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WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

You should attend this can't miss 1 day virtual conference if you spend anytime in the following areas:

Internal communication • Employee Communications • Change management • Return to workplace • Executive communications

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PRICING
Join us for Remote Employee Engagement & Culture
Pricing
Registration $699.00
Ragan Insider Member Registration $599.00
Nonprofit Registration $499.00

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Registration
For questions related to event registrations, please contact:

Shallon Blackburn
Customer Service & Sales Manager
ShallonB@ragan.com

Sponsorship
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Hannah Lavelle
Sales & Client Relations Manager
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Program
For information on programming and speakers please contact:

Beki Winchel
Manager of Strategic Programming
BekiW@ragan.com