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Agenda Announced | Newsweaver IC Conference

Emma HanleyEmma Hanley·

With only a week to go until the Newsweaver IC Conference – have you booked your place?

We have put together an exciting program for this year’s Newsweaver IC Conference, one that will educate and inspire attendees and that will see you leaving with strategic tips and actions to implement in your organization.

Some of the sessions that you can look forward to are:

Stephanie Davies, Laughology CEO

We are thrilled to announce that Stephanie Davies from Laughology will be delivering the keynote session at the event. The Laughology approach uses a mix of behavioral and positive psychology as well as more traditional developmental tools to help enhance engagement and develop teams. When harnessed properly, humor and laughter can be powerful tools for delivering an honest message in a good-natured way that captures the attention of your audience, without using corporate jargon.

In her keynote, Stephanie will explore:

  • What is Laughology – the science & psychology of motivation, emotions, happiness and humor
  • Why happiness, humor and laughter is vital in all workplaces
  • How a happy workforce is more open to change
  • Humor as a system for processing information

Angela Parry-Jones, Brambles

Angela has over 12 years’ experience of successfully developing and project managing marketing and communications strategies. This experience has been obtained through delivering successful marketing & communications campaigns for CHEP Ltd, Mouchel Group PLC and Mace Group Ltd, leading private sector businesses in the logistics, engineering, infrastructure, development and project management sectors.

During her session, “Building a network of Internal Communicators”, Angela will bring attendees on their journey of breaking down communication silos, the mitigating risks of aligning all of their global internal communications and the results that they are experiencing now.

Mossy O’Mahony, Newsweaver

Mossy is a firm believer that better internal communications leads to improved employee engagement and ultimately better company performance. A recent survey by Sequel Group indicated that 78% of internal communicators believe that their role is of strategic importance that benefits the company’s employees, improves morale and generates greater trust between managers and workers.

The problem is, in an increasingly data-driven world, how do we prove this? Measurement. Better measurement would provide insight to improve results and prove the impact of internal comms. Better data enables internal communicators to negotiate with and influence senior management, and gain the credibility to get bigger budgets and resources. If better measurement can do all of this, why isn’t everyone doing it? Because the path is strewn with barriers and obstacles. In his session, Mossy hopes to show attendees why all of that is about to change.

This year we are also introducing topic tables. These will see topic leaders facilitate discussions around a particular topic. They will be 20 minutes and each will run twice, allowing attendees to participate in 2 discussions.

The topic tables include:

  • Marc Wright, simply-communicate: Social Media in the Large Enterprise
  • Rick Mansfield, Zurich International Life: Adding Value & Increasing Engagement
  • Ian Harris, Gatehouse Consulting: The State of the IC Sector
  • Richard Howat, Balfour Beatty: “These go to 11” What to do with feedback from your email communications

There will also be topic tables from Newsweaver to allow you to ask all those burning questions.

To see the full agenda click here

We only have a few places remaining so be sure to book your place today.

 


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