Navigating Strategic Communication in Divisive Times

An opportunity for strategic communication students to hear from professionals on dealing with ethical standards when faced with polarizing issues.

This panel discussion emphasizes the significant role of communicators in shaping public discourse, offering insights into ethical challenges and the importance of integrity in navigating divisive issues. It explores the strategic role in advising leaders, engaging stakeholders and managing public opinion. It will empower early-career students to become influential voices within organizations and on social media, advocating for ethical communication practices and offer insights into roles as counselors, strategists, and public opinion responders. Equip students for roles in strategic communication and foster a commitment to positive societal change.

Marsha Pitts-Phillips, President and Founder, MRPP and Associates Communications 

Panelists include:
Dr. Ramon Pastrano, Organizational Culture, Transformational Leadership, and Management Consulting
Ashley Oolman, Special Projects Advisor, Minnesota Office of Equity, Opportunity, and Accessibility
Toya Stewart Downey, Executive Director of Strategic Communications, Equity and Inclusion at Robbinsdale Area Schools (in Minnesota)

10-10:30 a.m. Coffee Reception
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Panel Discussion
12-12:30 p.m. Appetizer Reception

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Event Location

130 Murphy Hall 

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