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Jan
17
Thu
Providence/Boston Joint Networking: The Power of Extending Your Reach @ Bertucci's
Jan 17 @ 11:00 pm – Jan 18 @ 1:15 am

Join your communications peers for dinner and a New Year kickoff event where Don Saracen (http://www.donsaracen.com/) will facilitate a conversation and exercises on “The Power of Extending Your Reach: How to connect, communicate and collaborate in business and in life.”

 

Did you ever feel uncomfortable in a business  networking or social setting? Most of us have. Interpersonal Communications  is a core competency that everyone needs.  Effective personal communications is critical  to building trust and  loyalty with your clients, associates and new acquaintances. Now more than ever  with the state of the economy and industry in transition, professionals need to  demonstrate credibility and likability which translates into personal  confidence. Learn the skills that you can  use immediately for a lifetime!!  Attend this program to build  stronger business and personal relationships.
Speaker: Don Saracen, president of SARACEN Sales & Communications,  a speaking, training and consulting firm. He collaborates with businesses,  non-profits and trade associations to improve their interpersonal communication  and leadership skills. Using stories, real life experiences and examples to  teach and inspire his audience to take action. He majored in communications and  has over 30 years of experience in senior management positions with regional,  national and a multinational corporation. Don is the president elect of the New  England chapter of the National Speakers Association, he holds the ACG Advanced  Communicator Gold designation from Toastmasters International and is a  recognized content expert and author.

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Registration: 6:00 p.m.

Program: 6:30 p.m.

Bertucci’s

280 School Street  Mansfield, MA 02048 (508) 261-2371

easy access from Routes 95 and 495 ( off route 140 in the Mansfield Crossing Shopping Center).

$20 students

$25 IABC members

$35 non-members

Register Here

Mar
19
Tue
Social & Mobile Financial Services Leadership Forum @ Communispace
Mar 19 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Consumers and professionals are increasingly using social media and their mobile devices for financial information, payments, and to perform transactions. BDI Online’s Social & Mobile Financial Services Leadership Forum will demonstrate the best case studies of how major financial brands are connecting with consumers and professionals through mobile and social communications. The keynote speaker will be Martha Hayward, Vice President, Social Media at Fidelity Investments. Presenters and panelists will include:

  • Joanna Belbey, Social Media and Compliance Specialist, Acitance, Ine
  • Kathleen Mayko, Digital Community Manager, Online Experience, MassMutual
  • Michael Pranikoff, Global Directory, Emerging Media, PR Newswire Association LLC
  • Corina Roy, Director, Online Experience, MassMutual
  • Jennifer Spencer, Digital Communications & Community Manager, PerkStreet Financial
  • Derek Stern, Assistant Director of Broker Dealer Compliance, Putman Investments

BDI Online is offering IABC Boston members a discounted registration to their forum! To get the discount, register by March 17th using promo code IABC.

View the agenda and more by visiting the event registration page.

 

About BDI
Business Development Institute (BDI), founded in New York City by Steve Etzlier in 2001 and managed by Maria Feola-Magro, produces conferences and educational programs for marketing, communications and media professionals. Over 13,000 attendees have participated in their programs. BDI specializes in how technology and the internet impact marketing, communications and media. Programs educate while providing valuable networking opportunities to attendees. For more information, please visit www.bdionline.com.

 

May
9
Thu
Strategic Creative Communications @ Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research Headquarters
May 9 @ 12:30 pm – 5:15 pm

Leading communication experts, Steve & Cindy Crescenzo, present a half-day workshop that teaches you how to link creative communications with the goals and strategies of your organization.  Strategic communication has never been more important.  New media, social integration, changing demographics, shifting corporate cultures, global challenges, the constant need to stay ahead and on top — all of these factors are driving a massive shift in how orgnanizations communicate to each and every audience.

At this half-day workshop you’ll learn how to:

  • Develop the right research
  • Build your communication plan
  • Design strong tactics
  • Key in on the best channels to optimize your message
  • Meausre your outcomes
  • Use social media and multi-media tools to energize your communications
  • Build a communication strategy that makes you shine.

Costs: $199 IABC member, $250 non-member

Cost includes lunch, which will be served 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

Register here: http://sccboston.eventbrite.com/

Mar
6
Thu
BDI: Financial Services Social Business Leadership Forum @ Boston Common Hotel & Conference Center
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Financial Institutions are changing how they do business. Technology continues to impact the way financial services companies communicate and collaborate with customers, employees, recruits, agents, advisers, partners, media, and the public. As leading financial institutions are embracing new social technologies, they also must meet compliance and legal requirements while doing so.

BDI’s forum will focus on answering the following questions:

  • What are the best case studies of leading financial institutions becoming a social business and what does that mean?
  • What are the cost saving & revenue creating opportunities?
  • How do you enable employees to connect, collaborate, and communicate with each other and with third parties through social technologies?
  • How do you meet legal and compliance requirements and what are the technologies that help you do so?
  • What are the best examples of how major financial institutions deal with the change management & training issues while creating a culture of innovation?
  • How do you integrate social into the fabric of your brand to overcome the significant trust issues the financial services industry continues to face?
  • How are financial institutions using social platforms to recruit new talent?
ATTENDEE PROFILE
70 communications, marketing, compliance, and technology professionals from the financial services industry.


REGISTRATION FEE
$195.00, $145 for IABC Boston members with discount code “IABCB”
Jul
15
Wed
ALI’s Strategic Internal Communications Conference @ Omni Parker House Hotel
Jul 15 – Jul 17 all-day

INTCOMMThis Advanced Learning Institute conference will help you gain a greater understanding of the power of communications by connecting you with peers who have successfully used a variety of traditional and social tools to ignite and accelerate employee behaviors.

Nov
12
Thu
Case Study: ESN Success at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt @ Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Nov 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt introduced an enterprise social network (ESN) in 2014, providing a tool that would enable real-time collaboration, ideation, and information gathering. This HMH case study will take you through the critical stages of how the ESN was conceived, launched, and now managed.

Networking 5:30-6:00 p.m. with presentation by Brian Moore, Director of Internal Communications, to follow.

Apr
21
Thu
intra.Net Reloaded Conference @ Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor
Apr 21 – Apr 22 all-day
intra.Net Reloaded Conference @ Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

The Leading Event on Digital Workplace Transformation

The intra.NET Reloaded Boston 2016 brings together 100+ decision makers from corporate IT, Communications and Business departments who are responsible for creating tomorrow´s digital workplace to network, partner and exchange knowledge in a unique event format. The 2-day event is a combination of inspirational keynotes and well-moderated, interactive World Café Sessions, workshops, break outs, roundtable discussions and networking activities.

Key Themes Covered at intra.NET Reloaded Boston 2016

  • Roadmapping: How to set up and execute a successful and lasting digital workplace concept?
  • Business Governance: How to operationalize and streamline workflow processes and involve stakeholders?
  • Return on Investment: How to measure and illustrate the business value of social platform strategies?
  • Unified Communications: How align, virtilize and customize collaboration systems effectively?
  • Collaboration: How to harness real-time and interactive digital communication processes in the business context?
  • Governance: How to break up silos and deal with privacy concerns?
  • Content Management: How to effectively merge, provide and govern content for diversified communication channels?
  • Knowledge Management: How to capture, retain and share critical knowledge and information?
  • Social: How to embed social, mobile & automated tools in an enterprise network?
  • User Adoption: How to increase user adoption and leverage employee engagement?
May
18
Wed
Panel Discussion: Internal Comms in Times of Change @ Bose Corporation
May 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Panel Discussion: Internal Comms in Times of Change @ Bose Corporation | Framingham | Massachusetts | United States
The world of business is changing. Organizations are transforming. What can internal communicators do?

Drawing on a wealth of experience and perspective on internal communications, panelists will provide insights into various ways to approach internal communications during times of change. The discussion will touch on strategy, tactics and measurement—and lessons learned along the way. The audience will have the opportunity to ask the panelists questions.

Join IABC Boston for an engaging and topical presentation at the corporate headquarters of our host, Bose Corporation, in Framingham, Mass., near the intersection of Route 9 and the Massachusetts Turnpike.

IABC Boston will be hosting a networking reception prior to the event.

  • 6:00pm – 6:30pm Reception
  • 6:30pm – 8:00pm Panel discussion followed by Q&A

 

Panelists:

  • Jodi Freedman, ABC and Senior Manager, Internal Communications, Bose Corporation
  • Kristen Garvey, Director of Internal Communications, EMC
  • Chris LaFontaine, Director of Internal Communications, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Moderator:

Jen Shatwell, Co-founder, CEO and Principal Consultant with KTNZ, a communication consulting firm. Prior to this role, Jen served as Managing Director – Global Advisory Services with Melcrum.

Cost:

  • Member – $20 (eventbrite fees apply)
  • Non-Member – $30 (eventbrite fees apply)

Register five members of your team and pay for four — just use promo code 544 to receive your discount. This will discount for both members and non-members at 20% of the total price. You must register at least five people to use the discount code.

Not an IABC member yet? Find out more about benefits here, or contact IABC Boston’s VP of Membership, Jeremy Salah, for more information.

Nov
2
Wed
Use Storytelling to Powerfully Connect with an Audience @ District Hall
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

How well are you telling your brand story?

Most companies have great products and great people, but need help making sure their customers and audiences truly connect with the brand. Storytelling can help bridge this gap.

In this session, you’ll learn methods that any professional can use to move past writer’s block and on to deeper engagement with an audience, including tips and tricks from the school of brand journalism, tapping into common themes, and harnessing emotion and authenticity.  You will walk away with:

  • How to find and tell your brand’s story.
  • Ideation strategies to fill content needs and campaign demands.
  • Case studies using cause and social marketing.
  • Imagery and video best practices that apply to any form of storytelling.

Communications practitioners, entrepreneurs and business leaders looking to better translate their vision and expertise to customers, employees, and other stakeholders will find this session invaluable. Watch this highlight video.

Join us for an exciting evening of knowledge sharing and networking. Appetizers, soft drinks, and one drink ticket are included. Cash bar available.

About the Presenter

jolean-olsonJolean Olson is the Director of Development for Scenic Road, an agency that helps brands connect with their audiences. Jolean is an Emmy award-winning media professional with an extensive background in TV development and production. Notable clients include Southwest Airlines, UBS, Walmart, JP Morgan, Sams Club, Merial Pharmaceuticals and Applebys. Her work has appeared on DIY, HDTV and CNBC.

 

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.