Calendar

Mar
29
Thu
Webinar: Be a Talent Magnet — How to Attract Millennials @ online
Mar 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Be a Talent Magnet—How to Retain, Engage, and Attract the Millennial Workforce 

Presented by Jeff Butler

Recently, the millennial generation took the stage as a the largest generation in the U.S. workforce. Millennials (also known as Generation Y), born between 1981 to 2000, are your current and future leaders and they are bringing tremendous change, innovation and opportunity. In this program, you will hear up-to-the-minute data and case studies, as author Jeff Butler helps you better understand your organization’s millennials and provides actionable strategies to leverage their potential of this upcoming and rising generation.

Key learning points:

  • Learn what message is enticing to attract millennial talent to your company even if you don’t have a strong brand.
  • Discover strategies on how to manage millennial talent for maximal retention.
  • Retention strategies that companies are using that lead to 96 percent retention rates over a three year period.

Presenter/Jeff Butler is a​ ​speaker,​ ​author​ ​and​ ​passionate​ ​millennial​ ​who​ ​helps​ ​organizations​ ​improve​ ​their​ ​retention of​ ​millennial​ ​employees.​ ​A​ ​native​ ​Californian​ ​and​ ​raised​ ​in​ ​Silicon​ ​Valley,​ he​ ​has​ ​spent​ ​his​ ​entire​ ​life​ ​during​ ​the​ ​highest​ ​pattern of​ ​employee​ ​turnover​ ​in​ ​recorded​ ​history.​ ​Graduating​ ​from​ ​UC​ ​Berkeley​ ​with​ ​a​ ​degree​ ​in​ ​Computer​ ​Science,​ Butler ​experienced the​ ​competition​ ​and​ ​challenges​ ​of​ ​recruiting,​ ​attracting,​ ​and​ ​retaining​ ​top​ ​talent​ ​first​ ​hand.​ ​Unlike​ ​other​ ​experts​ ​on​ ​millennials, he​ ​has​ ​been​ ​in​ ​the​ ​trenches​ ​of​ ​what​ ​it​ ​means​ ​to​ ​be​ ​a​ ​millennial​ ​and​ ​what​ ​it​ ​takes​ ​to​ ​retain​ ​and​ ​keep​ ​them​ ​engaged.​ ​With​ ​Butler​‘s versatile​ ​background,​ ​he​ ​has​ ​helped​ ​fortune​ ​500​ ​companies​ ​and​ ​thousands​ ​of​ ​professionals​ ​across​ ​the​ ​United​ ​States—in addition​ ​to​ ​appearing​ ​on​ ​TEDx​ ​in​ ​both​ ​2016​ ​and​ ​2017.

Date: 29 March 2018
Time: 9-10 a.m. PST / 12–1 p.m. EST
Free to IABC members

Apr
10
Tue
Providence Networking Lunch @ Rogue Island Kitchen and Bar
Apr 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Go Rogue At Our April Networking Lunch

Are you a communications maverick? Do you enjoying blazing new trails for others to follow? Come join us for a networking lunch at Rogue Island in Providence and share your knowledge. This farm-to-table restaurant is the perfect spot to trade your insider secrets! Local IABC member Erin Read will be your host! Questions? Email the IABC event director- Matthew_Goldberg@bose.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 – just pay for your own lunch. 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 Matthew_Goldberg@bose.com today.)

Apr
16
Mon
Clean for Teams Experiential Workshop
Apr 16 – Apr 17 all-day

Clean for Teams Experiential Workshop
April 16-17, 2018 – Boston

Clean for Teams is a facilitation toolset for teaching individuals in groups how to pay exquisite attention to each other using Clean Language questions and to self-model their own diverse patterns, ideas, and ways of working. This 2-day experiential workshop will be facilitated by the creator of Clean for Teams, Caitlin Walker who has sparked lasting change in teams and organizations world-wide using these tools. Ideal for learning how to overcome conflict and misunderstanding, these tools bring increased collaboration, creativity, trust and productivity.

See Caitlin’s Ted Talk.

Training is limited to 15 participants. Fee: $800 includes lunch and snacks.

When registering on the Eventbrite ticket, (http://bit.ly/cftapril16boston), IABC members can enter the discount code “IABC”  after clicking into the “Enter Promotional Code” link.

Contact: andrea@connections-at-work.com Cell: 571-437-4815

Apr
25
Wed
Andover Networking Lunch @ Grassfields Food & Spirits
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Andover Networking Lunch @ Grassfields Food & Spirits | Andover | Massachusetts | United States

THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER WHEN YOU FLY

Springtime in Merrimack Valley is alive with the sounds of networking professionals. And it’s high time to celebrate yourself at Grassfields – the top-ranked restaurant in Andover on Trip Advisor! Known for its exceptional value and relaxing atmosphere, this is the perfect place to meet up with some fellow comms peers and use each other as sounding boards to share ideas and solve common problems. IABC member Glenn Myers will be your guru. Questions? Email IABC event director- Matthew_Goldberg@bose.com

Limited to 10 seats

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.

FLY lunches are open to both IABC members and non-members – just pay for your own lunch. 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! ContactMatthew_Goldberg@bose.com today.)

Free Webinar: How to Articulate Your Company’s Purpose @ Online
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

How to Define, Articulate and Activate Your Company’s Purpose

Presented by Guusje Bendeler

In today’s climate, purpose plays a bigger role in business than ever before. Purpose can be the keystone of your brand story or the X-factor for retention and recruitment efforts. But, what really is purpose? How should it be communicated? What value can purpose add to your business? Having worked with companies like Southwest Airlines, International Paper and Qualcomm around integrating purpose into their communications, we have seen the tangible benefits purpose can bring to any organization.

In this educational webinar you will learn how to identify your organization’s purpose and communicate it to a variety of stakeholders.

Presenter/Guusje Bendeler, is a founding partner and chief strategy and creative of thinkPARALLAX, a strategic brand consultancy that works with companies to define and activate their purpose. As a branding, strategy, and citizenship expert, Bendeler helps companies articulate, communicate and activate their purpose to enhance performance, engagement, and reputation.

Date: 25 April 2018
Time: 9-10 a.m. PST / 12–1 p.m. EST
Free to IABC members

May
1
Tue
Spring Networking Mixer @ King's Dining and Entertainment
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Spring Into 2018 with IABC’s Networking Mixer & Volunteer Reception

Dust off the cobwebs and come mix it up with some like-minded comms pros. We’re kicking the fun up a notch with our 2018 Spring Mixer. You’ll definitely want to be a part of this – get to meet our Board of Directors, learn about getting involved in the chapter, and expand your network. It’s going to be a blast!

Enjoy complimentary appetizers and a drink. See you at King’s!

Not an IABC member yet? Find out more about benefits here.

May
9
Wed
Webinar: Is Your Strategy Stuck in the 20th Century? @ Online
May 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Presented by Maya Townsend and Martha Miser

Today, the world is a much different place than it was twenty years ago. Yet, we still rely on approaches to strategy that were developed in the 20th century (and a few that were developed over 2000 years ago). We need to move beyond the old methods to what works in our digital, global, rapidly changing world. In this active, engaging webinar, we’ll explore the five shifts organizations and individuals need to make in order to lead strategy and communicate effectively in the 21st century.
In this session, you will learn:

  • What the shift to a deeply interconnected, digitally ubiquitous, global world means for organizations and individuals.
  • The five shifts of thinking you’ll need to succeed in strategy and communication in the 21st Century.
  • The practical implications of the five shifts to your practice.

Maya B&W WebPresenter/Maya Townsend, helps individuals, teams, and organizations thrive in our networked world. Through her company, Partnering Resources, she uses the science underlying human relationships to make soft skills generate hard results. She serves on the Editorial Review Board for OD Practitioner. Her articles are regularly published by venues such as Inc.Com, CIO.Com, People + Strategy, and Nonprofit Quarterly. As co‐editor of The Handbook for Strategic HR, Townsend will happily tell you why you should throw out your performance reviews and why most HR departments need a total makeover.

 

 

martha2Presenter/Martha Miser, focuses on disrupting organizations, so that people think differently about themselves and relationships, leading to organizations that are more awake, passionate, human and focused—all of which adds up to better business results. Her company, Aduro Consulting, serves a range of domestic and multinational companies. Prior to starting her consulting business, Miser held leadership positions in several organizations, including Global Head of Leadership and Change for ING Bank in the Netherlands. Her newsletter, Exploring Leadership, examines the unique challenges of 21st century leadership.

 

May
15
Tue
Free Webinar: Why Intranets Fail @ online
May 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Learn why intranets fail and what you can do to succeed!

Intranets have been around for over 20 years, but many organizations continue to fail to sustain program adoption and success. Hear Sam Keninger, Head of Product Marketing at Simpplr as he shares the results of recent research.

In this webinar you will learn:

-What are the 10 most common challenges with intranet initiatives.
-How practitioners can mitigate these risks.
-How technology is changing to improve internal communication.

*Please note that this is a solution provider webinar and by registering, you are agreeing to share your registration information with the host, following the webinar.

May
22
Tue
Networking Happy Hour in Boston @ Tia's Cafe & Bar
May 22 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Networking Happy Hour in Boston @ Tia's Cafe & Bar | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

Come Join Us For a FLY Happy Hour After Work

Meet us at Tia’s on the Boston Waterfront and get an early start on your Memorial Day weekend. There will be drinks, apps and some fine company to be had in a beautiful outdoor atmosphere. This is where you’ll want to be when your day is done and you’re ready to have some fun. A great opportunity to make new contacts and exchange ideas. IABC Past-President Elise Mesedahl will be there to make sure the conversation flows as freely as the cocktails. Questions? Email the IABC event director- Matthew_Goldberg@bose.com

What’s A FLY Happy Hour?

A chance to end your work day by meeting up with some fellow communicators in your area – Folks Like You (FLY). These informal, small-group get-togethers allow practitioners to share ideas, gain insight into and find solutions to our common communications challenges.

Limited to 10 seats

FLY Happy Hours are open to both IABC members and non-members – just pay for your own lunch. 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 Happy Hour is not in your work neighborhood, please stay tuned. IABC members are hosting FLY breakfast, lunch, and happy hour 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, lunch or happy hour in your work neighborhood? It’s as easy as making a reservation! Contact Matthew_Goldberg@bose.com today.)

Jun
20
Wed
Webinar: Change Management for Communications Professionals @ online
Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

 

About the webinar: Broad change management typically requires knowledge and skills that cross organizational boundaries. Executed well, change management is a systematic approach to transitioning people, teams and organizations from where they are now to where they need to be. It includes tools, techniques, processes and time-tested theories.

For example, a director of internal communication helped reduce damage in a distribution center by 65 percent while increasing productivity by 16 percent.

The traditional role of the communication practitioner has been to communicate about change. The new role is to communicate to change as well.

Communicating about change focuses on explaining why the organization needs to change, what’s been done to change, and what people need to do to make the effort a success. It’s a reactive approach to communication management.

Managing communication to change is proactive. It correctly assumes that communication breakdowns cause underperformance and eliminating those breakdowns improves performance.

Register today.