Program Agenda

2018 Employee Engagement Summit

Wednesday, June 27

12:00-1:00: Networking Lunch 

1:00-5:00: Pre-Conference Program

  • Stories From Our Faculty, the CSR Role, Career Path, and You
  • Effective Strategies and Tips for Being Successful in Your Work
  • Peer Coaching on Your Challenge

Faculty: Michael Carren, Matthew Nelson, Peter Dudley, Tiffany Calderon, Heather Wright, Katy Friesz 

          30 participants max due to room restrictions

5:30-7:30 PM: Informal networking 

Thursday, June 28

8:00-8:30 AM: Registration open, Breakfast available

8:30-9:00: Welcome 

9:00-10:30: General Session #1Tackling Today’s Social Issues and Igniting Employee Activism –  Andrew Davis/Coca-Cola 

Companies today are at the forefront of social issues, as customers and employees demand a response. Hear how The Coca-Cola Company is navigating today’s hot social issues and employee activism to connect with larger brand and business goals, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and employee resource groups. 

10:30-10:45: Break

10:45-12:00: General Session #2 — Leveraging CSR Communication and Marketing Channels to Tell Your Story – Megan Maltenfort and Jackie Lagratta/Campbell’s Soup Company

Unpacking the CSR partnership: the good, the bad and the ugly. Storytelling can be challenging, so how do you keep it authentic, engaging, impactful, and thought provoking to both internal and external audiences? Learn how this team navigated those obstacles and more. 

12:00 – 1:00: Lunch and Networking 

1:00 – 2:15: General Session #3Innovative Approaches to Aligning Employee Engagement and Corporate Purpose Tim McClimon/American Express and Jennifer Flynn/KPMG

Employee engagement is critical for companies to fulfill both their social impact and purpose. Employees are a unique business asset. How do you align your efforts with business goals to elevate employee engagement to a core business function? 

2:15-2:30: Break

2:30-4:00: General Session #4Improving Employee Engagement Impact through Innovative NGO PartnershipsMichael Bzdak/Johnson & Johnson 

Partnerships with nonprofits are a critical strategy to achieve greater social and environmental impact. What are the newest models and components required to align collective efforts around shared interests? What is the role of employee engagement to maximize success? 

4:00 – 5:00 Workshop Block

  • Engaging Harder to Reach Employees through Skills-Based VolunteeringCommon Impact with John Hancock, JPMorgan Chase, Marriott,and Wells Fargo. 
  • Connecting Social Issues and Employee Activism with your Brand – Kirsten Morrell/Best Buy 

5:00 – 5:15 PM: Closing


5:30-7:00PM: Networking Event