Chatham University

Communication (MComm) Faculty and Staff

Peter Soteres

Peter Soteres

P.Soteres@chatham.edu
Adjunct Faculty
Hometown : Chattanooga, TN

Academic Areas of Interest

Change Management & Change Communications Behavioral Psychology, Game Theory & Irrational Economics Risk and Crisis Communications Business Ethics Business Writing

Personal Areas of Interest

Creative writing -- I am a published novelist, poet, and opera libretist Literature, especially poetry, with focus on the Victorian era and the long poem in English Board games and gamification Supporting the living arts and new productions in the region

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Biography

Kip Soteres is a change communications expert with 20 years of experience in high-tech, banking, manufacturing, service, and health care industries. In that time, he has won Gold Quill and Silver Anvil awards from the International Association of Business Communicators and the Public Relations Society of America, respectively, for change communications targeting large employee populations. His communications have supported change efforts with significantly higher success rates than industry standards. His approach focuses on simplified messages that empower leaders to lead more effectively. Better communications support successful change by preserving employee trust and making change more clear, actionable, and measurable. This model has worked in organizations ranging from international tech companies to regional insurers. It has been successfully deployed in high-change, high-pressure environments including the 2001 crash in Silicon Valley, 2009 banking reform and the introduction of the Affordable Care Act.

Education

  • M.F.A. Washington University (St. Louis, MO), 1990
  • B.A. Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH), 1988

Awards

Organizations

Presentations

  • "Communicating FLSA Changes Effectively," Pittsburgh Human Resources Association, Sept., 2016
  • "Change that Sticks," IABC Heritage Region Annual Conference (Columbus, OH), Oct., 2016
  • "Is Your Company a Career Destination?". Pittsburgh Human Resources Association Annual Conference, Oct. 2016
  • "Better Communications to Support Large Scale HR IT Implementations," PHRA HR Academy for Senior Leaders, Mar., 2017
  • "Change that Sticks," Southpointe HR Organization Senior Strategy Day, Jun. 2017
  • "Holistic Benefit Communications for Better Employee Acceptance & Utilization," Assured Partners Webinar, Jun. 2017
  • "How HR Thinks of Communications: How Communicators Can Provide Value to HR Partners," PHRA, Jul. 2017
  • "Increase Employee Acceptance of Technology Implementations," IABC Heritage Region Annual Conference, Nov., 2017