Chicago Area Member Event - POSTPONED:

Hello, Exchange colleagues. I’m so thrilled that you’re able to join our Board-hosted, Chicago-area member event on Oct. 24. I wanted to provide you with details.

 Time:               4-7 pm
Location:         Gagen MacDonald

                        35 East Wacker, Suite 2350 (take the elevators to your left as you walk in)


For Reservations, please email 

 We’re planning a short upfront presentation of the new research from the Arthur W. Page Society - Building Belief: A New Model For Activating Corporate Character and Authentic Advocacy. (I’ve also attached the link to the report from the Page website if you would like to take a look at it in advance.)

 We’d like to spend most of our time doing what we as members of the Exchange enjoy most – connecting! So feel free to bring your thorniest problem, your biggest challenge or anything else you would like to discuss and we’ll spend most of our time in a freewheeling discussion, followed by cocktails and appetizers. And if you have a colleague you would like to bring along, the more the merrier.
Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions. Looking forward to seeing you soon!



Northeast Regional Meeting: November 13, 2012

A new opportunity to NE
Exchange Members & Friends to deepen local networking relationships and share best practices.  Exchange Members in the NE have a long-held tradition of meeting regularly for dinner and networking. This year, we also want to try adding a Northeast Regional Meeting, a half-day session to share and connect. 
Date:               November 13,  2012
Location:         IKEA NA Corporate Offices, 420 Alanwood Road, Conshohocken, PA
Time:               2:00- 4:30
Dinner:            To follow at Susanna Foo’s in Radnor, PA

RSVP for Regional Meeting to Beth Gleba Beth Gleba <>



2:00-2:30         Opening remarks by President
- welcome to members and not-yet-members present
- what this new forum is and why we are trying it                
- the ambitions for the Exchange in 2012-2013

2:30-3:15         Presentation 1: IKEA’s Digital Workplace – Beth Gleba
IKEA’s vision to drive new people-focused, digital capabilities like teaming, networking, collaboration as part of a global Corporate Communication strategy.

3:15-5:14         Open Mic –Any attendee welcomed to share a ten minute/3 slide update of what they are working on now. 

4:15-4:30         Closing remarks  by Beth or Sherry 
-  Plus Announcement of the Yammer Linked In Group – for active members only to launch today! 
- Request for next “hosting company”

                        Handover to Kate:  Directions to Susanna Foo’s for dinner and drinks