All across the globe a shrinking middle class, growing income inequality and a breakdown of local communities have contributed to a growing sense of alienation and division. In the face of profound and accelerating change, the basic need for true human connection is paramount. This conference explored the concept of community through a variety of perspectives, with a focus on what leaders and communicators can do to facilitate an open dialogue, build understanding and forge connection.
The Hidden Power of Inclusion
Sheryl Battles of Pitney Bowes Rochelle Ford of Newhouse School at Syracuse University Newhouse School at Syracuse University, Anthony Gooch of OECD, Luke Lambert of G&S Business Communications and Marta Newhart, Fortune 100 CCO discussed the power of inclusion and the impact it has on an organization's business goals and the economy at large #PageAnnual.
A Country Divided
Barbara Boxer and Ari Fleischer provided a refreshing bi-partisan glimpse into the challenges the United States faces in maintaining a sense of “community” on a national scale at #PageAnnual.
Employee Engagement & Community
ANZ Bank's Paul Edwards, ROI Communication's Barbara Fagan-Smith, Mubadala's Brian Lott and Steelcase's Michael Merk share how their companies engage employees and create a sense of community internally in today’s environment. #PageAnnual.
There's No 'I' in Team
One of the most important things a successful sports organization can do is build a strong fan base. In this session, LA Galaxy's Chris Klein and Special Olympics Southern California's Dustin Plunkett and Bill Shumard spoke with Travis Hanson of Fox Sports about the ways in which you can create connections between your internal and external advocates.
2019 Page International Exchange
The inaugural Page International Exchange focused on existential disruption and attendees heard from European leaders, CEOs and CCOs on how industry leaders in the region are managing a time of turbulent change in both business and communication. We’ll also discuss how the Page model driving change within organizations, in terms of the role of corporate brand, culture change, digital disruption, and corporate purpose.
2019 Page Spring Seminar
This year’s Spring Seminar comes at a moment of truth for the Chief Communications Officer. Following in-depth conversations with more than 100 CCOs from Google and General Motors to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Siemens, Page is preparing its latest research report, which will be previewed at the Spring Seminar.
2018 Page Annual Conference
The pressure on companies, and specifically their CEOs and CCOs, to engage with their publics on a range of social issues – from climate change to privacy, from immigration to gun control, from gay rights to racial bias – is more intense than ever. How do you determine if, when and how to engage?
2018 Page Spring Seminar
“When we started to think about the theme for this Spring Seminar, we heard from many of you that we really needed to shake things up and use this time to learn things that might be new to our thinking. Companies have been transformed or disrupted. Many have turned to design thinking to infuse their thinking about the future.
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