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5th Annual Strategic Internal Communications
Jan. 30 - Feb. 1, 2018 | San Francisco
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Wednesday, January 31 • 11:55am - 12:30pm
Internal Communications & Employee Relations: How To Join Forces to Tackle Major Organizational Issues
Walgreens & Lowe's

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Change is difficult – even for the most agile organizations. Creating and communicating your vision for change is a critical step in any successful transformation. Delivering the right messages early and often makes all the difference in how your team members feel and how they champion the changes your organization is undergoing. 


Developing a strategic partnership between Internal Communications and Employee Relations is key to ensuring this happens and to keeping your team members engaged in creating a more productive workplace.  Moreover, in today’s marketplace, organizations are constantly in a state of change, quickly responding to demands in order to remain competitive.  A strong partnership between Internal Communications and Employee Relations can better will give your organization a leg up on your competition in weathering business transformations.


Learn how you can join forces with your internal counterparts to overcome change and uncertainty within your organization, including how to:


Implement a strategic internal communications plan to support a change initiative, including when and how to ensure that internal communications and employee relations have a seat at the table 

  • Create a strategic plan that encourage clarity, consistency, and transparency which can dispel rumors, alleviate anxiety, and support the need for change
  • Carry out a simple approach to developing a strategic change communications plan, including tools that will support a strategic change plan
  •  Apply lessons learned directly from Walgreens’ experience through their implementation of a strategic internal communications plan

Stephanie Miller, Director of Labor and Employee Relations


Laurice Shelven, Manager, Strategic Communications


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Stephanie Miller

Director of Labor and Employee Relations, Lowe's
Stephanie has spent nearly twenty years in the field of Human Resources.  She's served as an HR generalist as well as an employee & labor relations subject matter expert in a variety of industries, including public higher education, small and large consulting firms, and retail.   A... Read More →
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Laurice Shelven

Senior Specialist, Strategic Communications, Walgreens
Laurice is a boundary pusher, people connector, and champion for inclusion, empathy and authenticity in the workplace. With a background in multicultural marketing communications, working with companies such as MillerCoors, AT&T, Nielsen and PepsiCo, Laurice has a knack for understanding... Read More →

Wednesday January 31, 2018 11:55am - 12:30pm
Garden Room, Hyatt Regency 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111

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