Join Us! PRSA CommCon 2019 Conference – Communicating Through Chaos

March 13, 2019by Shona LepisInside VignetteInternal Communications


We’re excited to announce that our Chief Strategy Officer, Mike Lepis, will be presenting at the upcoming PRSA Oregon’s premier annual professional development conference, CommCon 2019, on May 3, in Portland, OR.

PRSA CommCon 2019 Conference: Communicating Through Chaos

The annual Communicator’s Conference attracts strategic communications (e.g., public relations, internal communications, content strategy) professionals spanning various industries, careers, and levels of experience. The event also attracts professionals working in other fields, including human resources, marketing, and media. The conference draws an audience of approximately 250 professionals. The conference focuses on trends that impact the communications professional by offering industry insights, interactive discussions, and tangible skills. This year’s theme, Communicating Through Chaos, promises to deliver valuable content and exciting presentations. Attendees will be able to connect with some of Oregon’s most influential companies and organizations.

Vignette’s Chief Strategy Officer, Mike Lepis will lead a presentation on How to leverage creativity in a time of chaos

Employees need consistency, clarity, and meaningful information to stay engaged and thrive. A moment of crisis or chaos in your organization can throw this out of balance and have lasting effects. Think of the fallout of a poorly handled layoff announcement. Bringing creativity to these situations can bring solutions that will cut through the noise in a time of chaos. An open mind, courage, and a process will deliver novel solutions that bring order to the chaos. The biggest enabler to a creative approach is permission to do things differently. Crisis moments have built-in timelines and boundaries which will help the creative process. Using human-centered models such as design thinking give the challenge a framework that people can follow for rapid solutions to communicate through chaos.

Come away with these key takeaways:

  • Understand how to find out what communications employees in your organization need during a time of crisis or chaos.
  • Advocate for novel and non-traditional approaches to solve communication problems in your organization.
  • Gain an understanding of how to use design thinking to develop creative solutions at a time ofcrisis or organizational chaos.

Hope to see you there!

Tickets at the EARLYBIRD rate are now available — don’t miss out on your savings! Get your ticket now!

Shona Lepis

Shona is responsible for Vignette’s marketing practice, covering everything from agency brand aesthetics to positioning, and managing the agency’s web and social presence.