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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
7
Wed
MetroWest FLY Lunch (Ashland, MA) @ Stone's Public House
Jun 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
MetroWest FLY Lunch (Ashland, MA) @ Stone's Public House | Ashland | Massachusetts | United States

MetroWest Communicators! This FLY Is for YOU!

We’re excited to invite all our MetroWest chapter members and future members to our Ashland FLY lunch. IABC Boston member Doug Bonin is hosting our June networking lunch at Stone’s Public House with its blend of traditional New England and old country Irish cuisine. There’s room to meet up, share career tips and enjoy some of the area’s finest lunch fare. YES! Invite a co-worker or communicator friend!

Close to I495, Rt 9 and the Mass Pike! Questions? Email Doug – dougbonin@gmail.com.

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.)

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
12
Wed
Webinar: Saving Lives or Saving Face: Exposing the true cost of “playing it safe” @ Online
Jul 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

As marketers, are we more concerned with saving face or saving lives? In 2016, the Canadian Yukon government retracted their “We All Need the [vitamin] D” public service campaign due to an embarrassing, unintended reference to male genitalia. Unfortunately, their scramble to save face may have put a stop to one of the most successful public campaigns in years, showing more concern for their image than results. And they’re not alone: marketers often shy away from controversial creative to protect their reputation. But what if this campaign decried smoking or drunk driving: would saving face still outweigh saving lives? For cause-based marketers especially, the stakes are high, as these decisions could end up hurting the very populations they’re trying to help. It’s time we understand the true cost of “playing it safe” and ask ourselves: is it worth it?

Presenter/David Lazarenko,  with nearly 20 years of marketing experience, has led successful sales and corporate responsibility campaigns for some of North America’s largest organizations. As president at Think Shift, he has challenged clients to push the envelope to further their cause, and experienced firsthand the frustration of seeing agencies choose reputation over results.

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.

Aug
15
Tue
WEBINAR: Managing Conflict: Creating the Best Outcomes from Tough Situations @ online
Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Creative, engaging work environments bring people together to generate ideas. Those interactions can produce disagreement, which can result in conflict. As a leader in your organization, you need to know how to manage conflicts, whether they involve you personally, or you are asked to mediate others. How can you handle yourself in the most professional manner when faced with a colleague who is hurt, disappointed, frustrated, angry or even hostile?

We’ll address one-to-one interactions and what can be done to improve how you manage conflict at work. We’ll cover ways you can manage your own behavior to minimize difficult situations, and ways you can help others resolve disputes.

Key Takeaways:

  • Increase confidence for communicating constructive messages.
  • Understand how to manage your own energy to minimize challenging conversations for yourself.
  • Learn basic mediation techniques that will help you resolve conflicts between others.
  • Effectively communicate during hostile or emotional conversations.

Presenter Jay Sullivan helps professionals have greater impact by teaching them to focus on the needs of their audiences, in both groups or in one-on-one coaching arrangements. He works closely with the learning and development professionals at many global organizations to customize communication skills solutions for their teams. Prior to joining Exec I Comm, Sullivan spent nine years as a practicing attorney. He is also the author of Simply Said: Communicating Better at Work and Beyond.

Not an IABC member yet? Find out more about benefits here, or contact IABC Boston‘s VP of Membership, Lindsay Wilson for more information.

Sep
28
Thu
WEBINAR: Saving Lives or Saving Face: Exposing the true cost of “playing it safe” @ online
Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

As marketers, are we more concerned with saving face or saving lives? In 2016, the Canadian Yukon government retracted their “We All Need the [vitamin] D” public service campaign due to an embarrassing, unintended reference to male genitalia. Unfortunately, their scramble to save face may have put a stop to one of the most successful public campaigns in years, showing more concern for their image than results. And they’re not alone: marketers often shy away from controversial creative to protect their reputation. But what if this campaign decried smoking or drunk driving: would saving face still outweigh saving lives? For cause-based marketers especially, the stakes are high, as these decisions could end up hurting the very populations they’re trying to help. It’s time we understand the true cost of “playing it safe” and ask ourselves: is it worth it?

Presenter/David Lazarenko,  with nearly 20 years of marketing experience, has led successful sales and corporate responsibility campaigns for some of North America’s largest organizations. As president at Think Shift, he has challenged clients to push the envelope to further their cause, and experienced firsthand the frustration of seeing agencies choose reputation over results.

Not an IABC member yet? Find out more about benefits here, or contact IABC Boston‘s VP of Membership, Lindsay Wilson for more information.