Curious about the emerging practices that organizations like Salesforce and Northwestern Medicine are leveraging to transform employee engagement? Then you can’t afford to miss the 6th Annual Strategic Internal Communications conference presented by Advanced Learning Institute (ALI). SF IABC members can enter the code IABCSF for significant savings on registration!

SF IABC is delighted to link arms with our thought partners from Advanced Learning Institute (ALI) to extend a special member-only offer for their upcoming 6th Annual Strategic Internal Communications conference that will be held January 29 – 31, 2019 in San Francisco. IABC members who register for the conference with the code IABCSF will enjoy a $200 discount (an additional $400 discount will be applied during the early bird registration period November 9 – December 14, 2018). If your career goals include expanding your network, learning about innovative tools and breakthrough strategies to help drive culture change, in tandem with fortifying your personal brand, then the ALI conference experience offers a timely opportunity to maximize your investment in IABC’s professional development resources. What’s more — several SF IABC members have confirmed that the exciting mix of general sessions, interactive workshops with case studies and purposeful networking sessions deliver great value while also aligning with our global industry standard.

The ALI Experience

ALI conference organizers are committed to providing attendees with a uniquely intimate professional development experience. Preston Lewis, founder and CEO of Intactic, a modern communications company focused on creating more human-centric experiences for people at work, praises the myriad benefits of uniting industry thought leaders and practitioners in a highly collaborative environment.

“This conference represents the essence of co-creation,” notes Lewis, who served as a past president of SF IABC. “Together, we are resetting expectations for internal communications, and rethinking the employer/employee contract to deliver an unforgettable brand experience.”

Insights and High-Impact Interactions Abound at ALI: IABC Members Weigh In

IABC board member Jeff Rader has a profound appreciation for the robust exchange of ideas that he experienced during his inaugural ALI conference experience earlier this year.

“All of the general session speakers shared some very interesting approaches for transforming employee communications, and we also heard fascinating content about re-imagining storytelling as a platform for allowing others to come up with conclusions,” says Rader, who serves as a corporate communications strategist for Bay Area clients.

Throughout the two-day event, Rader connected with peers socially and for several immersive use-case sessions — both of which are signature elements of the ALI conference experience.

“I so enjoyed the chance to gain practical tips on how my peers are taking their internal communications and change management strategies to the next level with wide and varied technology platforms, from podcasting to Social Chorus,” Rader explains.

Kamna Narain, internal communications advisor and coach, supported the 2018 ALI Strategic Internal Communications conference as both an attendee and presenter. Her session on diversity and inclusion advanced the discussion on breaking down siloes and increasing two-way communications.

“As an internal communications consultant, I need to stay on top of trends and technology for my clients,” notes Narain, a past president of SF IABC. “What I loved about the ALI conference was hearing stories and examples from other internal communications professionals that either validated what I was doing with my clients, or triggered new ideas! For example, I can think of about half a dozen speakers, including companies like Petco and Kimpton Hotels, who talked about how they were using Yammer. I happened to be working on a Yammer strategy for a client and was able to incorporate what I learned when I went back to work the very next day!”

Register for the upcoming 6th Annual Strategic Internal Communications conference by December 14 using the code IABCSF, and you’ll enjoy a total savings of $600 ($400 ALI early-bird savings plus the additional $200 IABC discount)!

Ayanna N.S. Anderson is a community engagement and strategic communications leader with more than 20 years of experience in increasing brand visibility and maximizing alliances on behalf of her nonprofit, corporate and public sector clients. An IABC SF board member since 2017, Ayanna is a champion for storytelling as a catalyst for social change. Connect with Ayanna on LinkedIn.