Making Virtual Town Halls More Engaging

In 2020, many organizations increased their reliance on virtual town hall meetings as an important way for leaders to communicate. But there were challenges. Leaders struggled with how to create focus and motivate their team members. Employees had screen fatigue. Participation was often low.

That’s why it’s essential to take a fresh look at virtual town halls this year. After all, town halls offer a unique opportunity to build purpose and community.

How can you transform your next town hall into a virtual event that energizes and motivates employees? In this workshop, Alison Davis and Jennifer O’Neill will share their experiences and offer advice on:

  • Designing an agenda that’s interactive and engaging
  • Curating content to boost understanding and provide focus
  • Facilitating employee participation 
  • Coaching leaders to be empathic and approachable
  • Embracing technology to create a memorable experience

During this workshop, we will also provide a quick tip sheet that you can start using immediately.

January 12, 2021

Noon - 1:00 p.m. Eastern
Members: $10
Guests: $20
Students: $5

About the Presenters

Alison Davis

alison-sq-export-color.jpgAlison Davis is the founder and CEO of Davis & Company, the award-winning employee communication firm that for over 35 years has helped leading companies reach, engage and motivate their employees. Alison sets the strategic direction for the firm, consults with clients on their toughest communication challenges and leads the development of new products and services.

Alison has written or edited these groundbreaking books: What’s Next: 9 Ways to Reinvent Employee Communication, 49 Ways to Improve Employee Communications, The 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 Inc. and frequently writes articles for leading business and trade publications.

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.


Jennifer O’Neill

Jennifer_ONeill_Photo_Jan_2020_Program.jpgJennifer O'Neill leads communication for Global Services at Johnson & Johnson, the Company’s five-year-old, 5,000-person global shared services function. Jen’s background includes more than 18 years’ experience in enterprise and employee communication at industry leaders in tech, energy, real estate and health care across the United States. Immediately prior to re-joining J&J (where she started her corporate communications career in 2002), Jen led internal communications for Realogy, the largest real estate company in the United States. There, she built a new enterprise communications department from the ground up with responsibility for CEO and corporate function internal communications, including human resources, finance, and technology and data (IT). From 2005 to 2017, Jen held employee communication roles of increasing responsibility at Bay Area-based companies ROI Communication, Pacific Gas & Electric, and Intuit. At Intuit, Jen spent two years as the CIO’s communication business partner followed by more than six years managing various aspects of corporate employee communications, including enterprise platforms, channels and events. Before becoming a corporate communicator, Jen spent more than six years in college admissions and recruiting and one year in healthcare PR.

  • January 12, 2021 at 12:00pm – 1pm
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