All Symposium registrations include two additional post-Symposium webcasts, featuring speakers from the main conference. Each webcast is approved (or will be approved) for 1 SHRM PDC & 1 HRCI Credit!

All registration details for these webcasts will be sent directly to Symposium registrations via email. You MUST be registered for the Symposium to attend either of these webcasts

Webcast #1:

There’s Nothing Internal Anymore About Internal Communications. Now

March 21st (12pm – 1pm) featuring Gina Kent, SVP, Vault Communications & Brittany Tressler, SVP, Vault Communications

Approved for 1 SHRM PDC & 1 HR (General) HRCI Credit!

Every week, another company makes national headlines after a “confidential”
employee communication or personnel issue goes public – from massive
corporations like Wayfair to lesser-known brands that become national names (for all the wrong reasons).

We’re living a new reality where internal communications is anything but internal, and any all-staff communiqués and conversations should be considered available to the general public. As a result, it’s critical that HR and Communications functions work in lockstep when it comes to engaging current and prospective employees.

Please join Gina Kent and Brittany Tressler of Vault Communications to review
some cautionary tales and best practices that will level up HR professionals and
help them safeguard reputation, while reaching company engagement, recruitment and retention goals.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will:

  • Hear from an expert communicator with 10+ years experience working with companies across a wide variety of industries to help develop and execute communications strategies
  • Develop a solid understanding of modern day challenges when it comes to communicating with company stakeholders
  • Learn specific strategies and tactics to support employee engagement, recruitment, and retention efforts

Take aways:

  • A comprehensive overview of today’s environment, in which all
    “internal” communications should be considered “external”
  • The importance of aligning your employee communications with
    your overarching corporate communications strategy – and the
    potential risks of misalignment
  • Understanding the benefits of an employee value proposition (EVP)
    and how it can help to authentically communicate to current and
    prospective employees to help reach recruitment and retention
  • Best practices for working with colleagues in marketing and
    communications functions to safeguard reputation while
    attracting/retaining talent

About our Speakers:

Gina kicked off her PR career in New York City where she worked on publicity
campaigns for a variety of marquee television programs like “Sesame Street,”
“Breaking Bad,” “Project Runway,” the “Real Housewives” series and “Mad Men.”
She then came back to her hometown of the City of Brotherly Love and picked
up additional valuable agency experience before joining Vault. Known for her
creativity and lightening quick mind, she is a powerful and valued extension to
many of our clients in the healthcare space and beyond.

Brittany Tressler has nearly 20 years of experience developing strategic
communications campaigns – starting her career in politics before transitioning into news reporting and then to public relations.

Brittany leverages her varied experience when leading account teams across a variety of industries at Vault including energy and water infrastructure, health care, automotive and retail.  She has extensive internal communications experience, including internal change management communications, recruitment campaigns, employee crisis communications, mission/vision/values development and employee value propositions.

Thanks to our sponsor: 

Webcast #2:

The Workplace Civility Initiative

March 26th (1pm -2pm) featuring Erica DyReyes, Founder & CEO, Employee
Relations Consulting (“EmployeeRC”)

Approved for 1 SHRM PDC & 1 HR (General) HRCI Credit!

This engaging and interactive session will walk participants through civility
training. Many people do not understand exactly what content is covered
in civility training and how the content is delivered. We will cover both
topics during the session.

Civility training focuses on what to do as opposed to the typical anti-
harassment training that focuses on what not to do. It starts at the top
with all of your people leaders – from the front line to the C-suite. The
EEOC has concluded that incivility in a workplace is an antecedent to
harassment and now encourages employers to provide civility training.
Furthermore, workplace civility fosters a positive work environment that
promotes engagement, retention and inclusion.  The program reviews the
definition of civility, the research that supports why it matters, and simple
steps to initiate and cultivate a civil workplace.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will:

  • Engage and interact with the presenter and fellow participants with the use
    of live poll questions and break out rooms.
  • Learn about the definition of Civility/Incivility
  • Learn why the EEOC thinks workplace civility is so important
  • Learn about research studies that supports the importance of workplace
  • Learn about how to improve workplace civility for themselves and their

Take aways:

  • Meeting and engaging with fellow HR professionals.
  • Understand what is covered in Civility Training and why it’s so important.
  • Gain simple, quick, and impactful ways to improve workplace civility

Thanks to our Sponsor:

About our Speaker:

Erica DyReyes is a former Fortune 500 Employee Relations Director and
attorney who is the founder and CEO of Employee Relations Consulting
(“EmployeeRC”). EmployeeRC provides experienced, customized, and
proactive employee relations training, consulting, and coaching to ensure
the respectful treatment of all employees during employment.  EmployeeRC’s expertise include pre-employment screening practices, leave management/disability accommodations (FMLA/ADA), discipline and
documentation, conducting internal investigations, managing EEOC
charges, labor relations, workplace civility initiatives, unconscious bias and

Erica provides consulting services nationwide and is licensed to practice
law in NJ and PA.  She has her BA from Lehigh University, JD from Rutgers
University, and a Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell

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