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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.

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.

Jun
27
Wed
Free Webinar: Awesome PowerPoint Tricks for Effective Presentations @ Online
Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

profileAwesome PowerPoint Tricks for Effective Presentations

Presented by Richard Goring

PowerPoint is the basis for much of the training material you use, and yet it’s text-heavy, dull, and boring. This session will help you revolutionize the way you use it to make your presentations and other training material more effective using visuals, diagrams, and animations.

It covers productivity tips on creating content, quick formatting, and animating graphs in two clicks. It will help enhance your content with better design techniques, image manipulation, animation combos, and precise motion paths. And it will inspire you to create sophisticated interactive content with triggers, hyperlinks, and custom content. Plus, a free PowerPoint toolkit to kick start your efforts for everyone that attends.

Steps to take:
1. Attend this session.
2.Become a PowerPoint legend.

Presenter/Richard Goring, is a director at BrightCarbon, the specialist presentation and eLearning agency. He has helped to write and create thousands of presentations, and coached hundreds of teams to present more effectively using visuals, diagrams, and animated sequences that explain and reinforce the key points, which is supported by plenty of resources and tips at www.brightcarbon.com.

Date: 27 June 2018
Time: 9-10 a.m. PST / 12–1 p.m. EST
Free to IABC members (Log in to iabc.com for the registration link.)

Sep
27
Thu
Networking Lunch at Bostonia Public House @ Bostonia Public House
Sep 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Networking Lunch at Bostonia Public House @ Bostonia Public House | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

GO BACK TO SCHOOL AT OUR SEPTEMBER IABC BOSTON FLY LUNCH

Summer may be over but we have a good way for you to kick off the fall season. IABC Boston board member Sarah Livingston will be hosting our September networking lunch at Bostonia Public House in downtown Boston. Come join us for some inspired conversation and make new friends while dining on American classics in a refined rustic setting.

Questions? Email sarahliv@gmail.com

What’s A FLY Networking Lunch?

A chance to break up your work day by meeting with 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 Networking Lunches are open to both IABC members and non-members – just pay for your own drinks/apps. 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 Networking Lunch 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 IABC Boston VP Programming Matthew_Goldberg@bose.com today.)

Nov
8
Thu
Networking Lunch at The Yard House @ The Yard House
Nov 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Networking Lunch at The Yard House @ The Yard House | Lynnfield | Massachusetts | United States

OUR NOVEMBER FLY LUNCH WILL “LEAF” YOU SMILING

It’s time to bring out the big sweaters and warm apple cider. To get you ready we’re cooking up another fresh FLY networking lunch for all you communicators on the North Shore. Join IABC Boston board member, Sheri Saginor, Director of the Boston IABC Speakers Bureau, at The Yard House Restaurant in Lynnfield, MA. Conveniently located off Rte 95, this place is roomy and comfortable and perfect for bringing together folks who are looking to meet up with other communicators. Reserve your spot today!

Have questions? Contact sherisaginor@gmail.com

What’s A FLY Networking Lunch?

A chance to break up your workday by meeting with 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 Networking Lunches are open to both IABC members and non-members – just pay for your own drinks/apps. 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 Networking Lunch 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 IABC Boston VP Programming Matthew_Goldberg@bose.com today.)

Dec
7
Fri
AAUW Salary Negotiation Workshop @ Boston Public Library, Copley Square; Kirstein Business Exchange Room (Lower Level)
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Women working full time in the United States typically are paid just 80 percent of what men are paid, a gap of 20 percent — and it’s even wider for black women, Latinas, and Native women.

Attend this FREE two-hour salary negotiation workshop to learn how to confidently and successfully negotiate your salary and benefits packages. In this workshop, you’ll gain confidence in your negotiation style through facilitated discussion and role-playing and learn

  • How to identify and articulate your personal value
  • How to develop an arsenal of persuasive responses and other strategies to use when negotiating
  • How to conduct objective market research to benchmark a target salary and benefits
  • About the wage gap, including its long-term consequences

You will also have an opportunity to practice your negotiation.

Check-in will begin 30 minutes before the workshop.

IABC Boston logo

Established in 1970, the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is a global network of over 15,000 communication professionals in more than 70 countries. The Boston chapter of IABC offers regular professional development programs, networking events, and volunteer opportunities to help members connect with other local communicators and advance their careers. Our 200 members (approximately) hail from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine, forming a diverse network of people with ideas and experience to share. For more information, visit boston.iabc.com/membership.

Feb
28
Thu
Networking Lunch @ Burton's Grill
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Networking Lunch @ Burton's Grill

Renew Yourself At Our February IABC Boston FLY Lunch

Looking for a good reason to reconnect with, or maybe even expand, your network of communicators? Immediate past president of the IABC Boston board, Christine Courard, is hosting a February networking lunch at Burton’s Grill in Burlington. Conveniently located near the Burlington Mall, this is a great place to grab a quick bite and rub elbows with some other communications professionals.

Questions? Reach out to Christine – cmcourard@gmail.com

What’s A FLY Networking Lunch?

A chance to break up your work day by meeting with 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 Networking Lunches are open to both IABC members and non-members – just pay for your own drinks/apps. 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 Networking Lunch 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 IABC Boston VP Programming Matthew_Goldberg@bose.com today.)

Mar
12
Tue
Internal Comms’ Untapped Connection to the Bottom Line @ Faneuil Room at Westin Boston Waterfront
Mar 12 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

 

IABC Boston is a proud partner for this event

The Morning Brew:

Join author and brand strategist Douglas Spencer as he demonstrates why Internal Comms offers an underutilized and potent prescription for improving customer loyalty, brand strength, and the bottom line. We’ll explore:

  • Why the brand strategy is your new best friend. There are many reasons why integrating the brand into your Internal Comms strategy makes irrefutable sense. We’ll cover them all so you can get to work and wow your management team in the process.
  • Where your work with the brand strategy will have the greatest impact. From improving talent management metrics to the less obvious impact on product quality, we will look at all the positive change you can affect when you put the brand strategy to work.
  • How you make it all happen. Finally, we’ll outline all the brand strategy-related steps you can take to increase the impact your Internal Comms work has on the bottom line.

Benefits of joining other #ICPros for Rise & Shine include:

  • Building your network
  • Learning from industry leaders
  • Taking time to grow and learn
  • A printed playbook with valuable lessons (in person only)
  • PD hours toward continuing certification*

Your Expert Panel

Panelists will keep things hot by sharing templates, tips, and lessons learned from their most intense projects.

Maureen Larkin, Partners Healthcare

Victoria Dew, Dewpoint Communications

Michael Hurley, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

 

 

Event partners:

IABC Boston

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May
9
Thu
Networking Lunch in Assembly Row @ Southern Kin Cookhouse
May 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Spring Into Our May IABC Boston FLY Lunch!

Don’t wing it, communications professionals, register today for a seat at our upcoming networking lunch. Current president of the IABC Boston board, Hayley Collins, will be hosting a gathering for the area’s creative minds at Southern Kin in Assembly Row. If you haven’t heard, the southern-style food at this place is truly all it’s cracked up to be, and, of course, the conversation should prove to be just as good! Put this one on your calendar now!

Questions? Reach out to Hayley – HCollins@Camsys.com

What’s A FLY Networking Lunch?

A chance to break up your work day by meeting with 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 Networking Lunches are open to both IABC members and non-members – just pay for your own drinks/apps. 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 Networking Lunch is not in your work neighborhood, please stay tuned. IABC members are hosting FLY breakfast, lunch, and happy hour events 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 IABC Boston VP Programming matthew.b.goldberg@gmail.com today.)