“Transform Town Halls in Seven Simple Steps” with Alison Davis, founder and CEO of Davis & Company, Nov. 29 at Villanova

Town hall meetings are a big investment of time and money. That’s why it’s so disappointing when town halls miss the mark:

  • Leaders give lackluster presentations using dozens of dense PowerPoint slides
  • Employees sit quietly and passively
  • During Q&A sessions, no one asks a question (unless it’s planted)
  • Employee feedback is so-so; little enthusiasm seems to be generated

It doesn’t have to be this way! At this IABC Philadelphia event, you’ll learn how to make 7 changes to transform any forum from drab to dynamic. We will share practical techniques that work even when you face tough obstacles—hostile employees, multiple locations, limited time—so your town halls can achieve a new level of energy, participation and motivation.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Use employee feedback to make your case for change
  • Reset your clock to create a more dynamic agenda
  • Change the room arrangement for greater interaction
  • Coach leaders to be less scripted, more engaging
  • Reduce the amount of preparation required
  • Give Q&A sessions an extreme makeover
  • Make virtual sessions more participative

Date and time: Thursday, Nov. 29, 6-8 p.m.
Location: Villanova University, Bartley Hall, Room 2001. Bartley Hall is located at the corner of Ithan and Lancaster Avenues in the Villanova School of Business building.
Fees: $25 members; $35 non-members; $5 students with ID (light dinner and beverages included)


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About our presenter:

Alison Davis is founder and CEO of Davis & Company, the award-winning employee communication firm that for over 30 years has helped leading companies reach, engage and motivate their employees. Alison sets strategic direction for the firm, consults with clients on their toughest communication challenges and leads development of new products and services.

Alison has written or edited these groundbreaking books:49 ways to improve employee communicationsThe Definitive Guide to HR Communication,Your Attention, Please and Revitalize Town Hall Meetings. Alison is a former online columnist for The New York Times and frequently writes articles for leading business and trade publications. A seasoned blogger, she is the author of the company’s Insights Blog and writes an online column for Inc.

A sought-after speaker on communication issues, Alison has led sessions for such organizations as The Conference Board, Society of Human Resource Management, Public Relations Society of America and The International Association of Business Communicators. Alison earned her B.A. from Douglass College, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

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