Calendar

Mar
22
Wed
WEBINAR: Breaking Through Employee Communications Clutter and Overload @ Online
Mar 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Employees complain about information overload and important organizational messages do not reach them. Sound familiar? If so, this webinar is for you.

In this session with Janet Swaysland, we will dig into:

  • Why employees are more overwhelmed than ever
  • Ways to reduce the noise and increase the impact of internal communication
  • Rethinking the internal communications role and value in the organization

 

About The Presenter

Image result for janet swayslandJanet Swaysland leads Bluefire Partners, a boutique employee communications and engagement firm. She has served in marketing and workplace communications leadership positions at Monster and at Iron Mountain and has extensive consulting experience, most recently as EVP in Weber Shandwick’s global employee engagement and change management practice. Earlier, Janet held senior leadership roles at marketing services agencies Mullen and Brodeur Partners.

Apr
4
Tue
Webinar: Traps and Tricks of Confident Leadership @ Online
Apr 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Confident Leadership is like walking a tightrope: too little, and you have no credibility; too much, and you are seen as a bully. Striking the right balance is a critical – and often elusive – skill.  This highly engaging and informative session provides participants with a deep understanding of what makes a Confident Leader as well as specific tools to get there.

Presenter/Anna Conrad, JD, is founder of Impact Leadership Solutions, a Denver based leadership development and consulting firm founded in 2007. She has coached and trained thousands of people around the globe. Her leadership programs and executive coaching consistently garner the highest ratings from her clients, including Western Union, Crocs, CBRE, Comcast, Level 3, DigitalGlobe, CoBank, and dozens more. Conrad has been a sought after expert on over 300 radio shows throughout the U.S., and she has been featured in major publications, including Fast Company, Inc., Chicago Tribune, and Business Journals in every US major city. She is the author of the best selling book (R)evolution: One Man’s Leadership Journey.

Apr
18
Tue
FLY Networking Lunch in Cambridge @ Glass House
Apr 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Step into a “Modern Day Meeting House” for a Networking Lunch in Cambridge!

IABC Boston member Linda Sanders is hosting our April FLY networking lunch in “the hub of innovation,” Kendall’s Glass House restaurant. Come and join us for good ideas, warm smiles and interesting food.

 

What’s A FLY Lunch?

A chance to get out of the office, have lunch (and dessert) and meet fellow communicators in your area – Folks Like You (FLY).These informal, small-group lunches allow practitioners to share ideas, gain insight into and find solutions to our common communications challenges.

Limited to 10 seats

FLY lunches are open to both IABC members and non-members. This is a great opportunity to explore IABC or bring along a friend or co-worker who is considering IABC membership and wants to experience firsthand how our professional networking and idea sharing works.

If this FLY lunch is not in your work neighborhood, please stay tuned. IABC members are hosting FLY breakfast or lunch events each month in a variety of areas and neighborhoods. Check the IABC Boston calendar and join us for one near you.

(Want to host a FLY breakfast or lunch in your work neighborhood? It’s as easy as making a reservation! Contact JoyceElven@gmail.com today.)

Apr
26
Wed
Spring Networking Mixer & Volunteer Reception @ Meadhall
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Spring Networking Mixer & Volunteer Reception @ Meadhall | Cambridge | Massachusetts | United States

Shake off winter at IABC’s Spring Mixer and Volunteer Reception!

Now that spring is here, get out and mix and mingle with fellow communications professionals. Take this opportunity to expand your network and share tips and tricks of the trade with colleagues. See familiar faces and meet new ones, too!

This evening we will also celebrate the great work our volunteer leadership team has accomplished for the chapter this past year. We invite you to come learn about getting involved with the chapter – meet our Board of Directors and find out why lending your talents to the chapter not only keeps us going but also furthers your career.

Enjoy complimentary appetizers and a drink. See you at Meadhall!

Not an IABC member yet? Find out more about benefits here, or contact us at BostonIABC@gmail.com.

May
2
Tue
Webinar: Crisis plans that reposition a brand for success @ Online
May 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Using real life case studies, this presentation will provide attendees with the tools they need to proactively prepare for, survive, and rebuild their brand following a crisis. By attending this webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Be proactive! Build out positive properties early on.
  • Utilize SEO experts to ensure these properties rank well.
  • Plan for a crisis, even if you NEVER think one might hit.
  • Rebuild post-crisis with reputation management tactics.
  • Integrate efforts for PR + SEO for maximum brand success.

 

Presenter/Darius Fisher, is the CEO & Co-Founder of Status Labs, the premier digital reputation management, digital marketing, and crisis public relations firm. Fisher helped grow the company to 40 employees, built relationships with many of the top public relations agencies, and won new business from Fortune 500 companies, executives, and political campaigns. He also spearheaded Status Labs’ international growth, building our business in Latin America, Europe, and the Gulf Region.

May
16
Tue
Personal Branding Workshop with Rob Levinson @ Cambridge Innovation Center
May 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Branding an individual is not terribly different from branding a company!

Using the same tenets and tactics applied to branding global clients, this workshop is designed for job-seekers, career-changers, and perpetual self-improvers seeking guidance on how to refine the narrative s/he projects to the world.

This 90-minute workshop is highly interactive, educative, and fun. After attending you will know how to define and differentiate yourself by developing:

+ A unique value proposition
+ Key messages
+ Personal elevator speech
+ The perfect tweet
+ Your unique hashtag

Enjoy complimentary apps and drinks!

About The Presenter

Rob Levinson is the founder of Leverage Advisors, a brand consultancy based in Boston. His expertise is in helping brands – from financial services to consumer products – become their best self by using a methodology refined over 25 years that involves research, developing brand architecture, and building a strategic brand position. The former “Marketing Strategies” columnist for The Wall Street Journal, Rob is a guest lecturer at the Questrom School of Business at Boston University and a Member of the Global Advisory Council at World Brand Congress.

Transportation

Kendall Square T stop on the Red line is a five minute walk. Parking is available at 1 Broadway ($10 after 5 p.m.)

 

Not an IABC member yet? Find out about benefits here, or email BostonIABC@gmail.com.

May
31
Wed
The Competencies & Skills Comms Leaders Need @ Northeastern University Alumni Center
May 31 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join Northeastern University for a night of networking and communications industry conversation.

Dr. Carl Zangerl is the Faculty Director of Graduate Communication and Human Resource Management programs at Northeastern University. In developing a management track for the Organizational and Corporate Communication master’s program, Dr. Zangerl and student Zorana Mihic investigated the skills and competencies required of communication leaders. They will discuss the major research findings, including:

  • Review of major trends in the communication field
  • The attributes and competences in demand for communication leaders
  • Perspectives of current leaders of the communication function
  • Educational implications

You will have the opportunity to speak with Northeastern faculty, industry professionals, and alumni from the Corporate and Organizational Communication program. Food and drinks will be served (alcoholic drinks for purchase).

About The Presenter

Carl Zangerl is an Assistant Teaching Professor and the academic director of the Master of Science in Corporate and Organizational Communication program. He designs and delivers courses on Meeting Management, Communication Assessment, Communication Networks, and Foundations of Organizational Communication. He is the co-author of several articles on meeting facilitation, organizational assessment, and meeting effectiveness. He served as the VP of Professional Development for IABC Boston for three years.

Previously, Dr. Zangerl was a principal of ZHC Partners, a strategic planning and communication firm, and the director of field and executive communications at New England Financial/MetLife. Prior to a 23-year corporate career, he taught at Stanford University and Purdue University, and he was the chief of staff to the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at New York University.

Jun
11
Sun
IABC World Conference 2017 @ Washington Hilton
Jun 11 – Jun 14 all-day

The IABC World Conference is a long-standing, global professional development event designed for communication practitioners. The only major conference of its type, the event typically draws 1,000  to 1,200 attendees from around the world. Speakers are selected through a peer-reviewed process, with evaluations conducted by top experts in the field. Selections are based on alignment to the IABC Global Standard, and the degree to which the sessions will inform, engage and deliver on the conference theme.

Following through on this year’s theme, a focus on innovation will be carried throughout the program, building on the best of what we’ve learned about outstanding communication, and aiming high to capture the newest knowledge and ideas in the profession. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Learn how to drive innovation and reinvent your communication practice.
  • Access ideas about new tools and techniques that will foster your ability to innovate.
  • Experience truly inspirational keynotes who can expand your ideas about the future of the profession.

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER

Jul
19
Wed
ALI Conference: Strategic Internal Communications @ Omni Parker House
Jul 19 – Jul 21 all-day

4th Annual Strategic Internal Communications East Coast

 

IABC Members get $200 off! Email us to receive the promo code.