Calendar

Mar
22
Thu
Webinar: Digital Body Language @ Online
Mar 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Digital Body Language: Unintended Consequences of Your Online Culture and Character

We all know about body language when it comes to in-person meetings, but what about your digital body language. We send important but unspoken messages about our choice of platform, language (in)formality, even spelling in our communications — choices both personal and on behalf of our organizations. In this webinar session, our speaker, Stefanie Heiter, managing partner at Bridging Distance, will share research-based models, examples and advice for making the impact you really intend. She’ll cover the following:

 

  • Did you know that people with good virtual communication skills are happier? (And associated with lower cyber-loafing.)
  • Why people won’t use video on virtual calls
  • Trends to get ahead of — what the shift to more visual and auditory communication means for your personal (and team) effectiveness
  • Are your in-person and online reputations aligned?
  • Why establishing your own personal standards matters

About the Presenter:

Stefanie Heiter is among the nation’s leading thinkers and consultants in the human side of virtual work. She helps people think differenlty about leadership, team development and communciations, bringing about exectable solutions to the challenges of bridging virtual distance.

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Note: A webinar link is provided upon registration.

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Have questions about Digital Body Language: Unintended Consequences of Your Online Culture and Character? Contact IABC Boston

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
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
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
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.)

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.

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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