Recently, Atlanta was once again in the spotlight for a public act of violence. Sadly, events like the Atlanta spa shooting are on the rise, and many companies are continually working to navigate conversations about hate, violence and racism as they apply to their employees and communities.
The CVC feels that it is important to create space to talk about how these violent acts affect us both personally and professionally, so we are hosting a "pop up" Solutions Hour for this purpose. CVC Solutions Hours provide members an opportunity to learn about Metro Atlanta's most pressing challenges and innovative solutions. These hour-long programs are designed to offer members time to learn, grow and group problem solve.
Please join us on Tuesday, March 30 from 1-2pm as we explore how companies are responding to acts of racism and violence beyond making public statements. CVC President, Sydney Langdon, will kick-off the conversation by sharing her experience at WarnerMedia. We will also hear from former CVC President, Cheryl Naja, about how Alston & Bird LLP navigates difficult times and uncomfortable conversations. We plan to discuss:
-What are companies doing beyond making a public statement, and how are they prioritizing investments and partnerships?
-What local/national campaigns are companies finding meaningful and why?
-How do community relations/CSR professionals manage and prepare for their growing role in crisis communications?
-Knowing that there will be future violent and/or racially motivated crises, what can you think about of time? What types of things must be managed in real time?
We want to hear about your experiences during the program, so please consider sharing as we learn together. Please feel free to invite colleagues. This learning session is appropriate for both new and long-time corporate/community practitioners as well as those responsible for corporate communications, employee engagement and well-being.
Please register today, and we'll see you online!