Calendar

Feb
15
Wed
WEBINAR: Build Your Leadership and Negotiation Skills @ Online
Feb 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
WEBINAR: Build Your Leadership and Negotiation Skills @ Online

The Increasing Importance of Leadership and Negotiation Skills

Don’t let negotiation be a dirty word. Join us for a webinar with Dr. Joshua Weiss as he shares how to be adept at leadership and negotiation at every level. Learn how to improve your “soft skills” (the relational aspects of your job) and how to secure leadership buy-in for marketing/communication activities.

About The Presenter

Dr. Joshua Weiss is the Program Director of Bay Path University’s masters program in Leadership and Negotiation and a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Negotiation Project. He is also the founder of Negotiation Works, Inc., consulting for a number of fortune 500 companies, the United Nations, and the U.S. government.

Instructions on how to access the webinar will be provided in the confirmation email. YOU MUST ALSO REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR by following the link you receive in the confirmation email. 

 

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

Feb
23
Thu
FLY Lunch in Waltham @ Not Your Average Joe's
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
FLY Lunch in Waltham @ Not Your Average Joe's | Waltham | Massachusetts | United States

IABC Boston member Joyce Elven is hosting our networking lunch at the fresh and lively Not Your Average Joe’s restaurant. Come and join us for good ideas, warm smiles and tasty food. Easy to get to. Free parking.

What’s A FLY Lunch?

A chance to get out of the office, have lunch, 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.)

Mar
3
Fri
FLY Breakfast in Boston @ Uno Due Go
Mar 3 @ 8:15 am – 9:15 am
FLY Breakfast in Boston @ Uno Due Go | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

Network @ Breakfast in Downtown Crossing!

IABC Boston member Cindy Hutter is hosting our March FLY event and invites you to meet up for breakfast at UDG in Downtown Crossing. Grab a coffee and muffin and get to know fellow communicators who work in the area near you.

What’s A FLY Event?

A chance to meet fellow communicators in your area – Folks Like You (FLY). These informal, small-group breakfasts or lunches allow practitioners to share ideas, gain insight into and find solutions to our common communications challenges.

Limited to 10 seats

FLY events 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 event 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.)

Mar
22
Wed
WEBINAR: Breaking Through Employee Communications Clutter and Overload @ Online
Mar 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Employees complain about information overload and important organizational messages do not reach them. Sound familiar? If so, this webinar is for you.

In this session with Janet Swaysland, we will dig into:

  • Why employees are more overwhelmed than ever
  • Ways to reduce the noise and increase the impact of internal communication
  • Rethinking the internal communications role and value in the organization

 

About The Presenter

Image result for janet swayslandJanet Swaysland leads Bluefire Partners, a boutique employee communications and engagement firm. She has served in marketing and workplace communications leadership positions at Monster and at Iron Mountain and has extensive consulting experience, most recently as EVP in Weber Shandwick’s global employee engagement and change management practice. Earlier, Janet held senior leadership roles at marketing services agencies Mullen and Brodeur Partners.

Apr
4
Tue
Webinar: Traps and Tricks of Confident Leadership @ Online
Apr 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Confident Leadership is like walking a tightrope: too little, and you have no credibility; too much, and you are seen as a bully. Striking the right balance is a critical – and often elusive – skill.  This highly engaging and informative session provides participants with a deep understanding of what makes a Confident Leader as well as specific tools to get there.

Presenter/Anna Conrad, JD, is founder of Impact Leadership Solutions, a Denver based leadership development and consulting firm founded in 2007. She has coached and trained thousands of people around the globe. Her leadership programs and executive coaching consistently garner the highest ratings from her clients, including Western Union, Crocs, CBRE, Comcast, Level 3, DigitalGlobe, CoBank, and dozens more. Conrad has been a sought after expert on over 300 radio shows throughout the U.S., and she has been featured in major publications, including Fast Company, Inc., Chicago Tribune, and Business Journals in every US major city. She is the author of the best selling book (R)evolution: One Man’s Leadership Journey.

Apr
18
Tue
FLY Networking Lunch in Cambridge @ Glass House
Apr 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Step into a “Modern Day Meeting House” for a Networking Lunch in Cambridge!

IABC Boston member Linda Sanders is hosting our April FLY networking lunch in “the hub of innovation,” Kendall’s Glass House restaurant. Come and join us for good ideas, warm smiles and interesting food.

 

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.)

Apr
26
Wed
Spring Networking Mixer & Volunteer Reception @ Meadhall
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Spring Networking Mixer & Volunteer Reception @ Meadhall | Cambridge | Massachusetts | United States

Shake off winter at IABC’s Spring Mixer and Volunteer Reception!

Now that spring is here, get out and mix and mingle with fellow communications professionals. Take this opportunity to expand your network and share tips and tricks of the trade with colleagues. See familiar faces and meet new ones, too!

This evening we will also celebrate the great work our volunteer leadership team has accomplished for the chapter this past year. We invite you to come learn about getting involved with the chapter – meet our Board of Directors and find out why lending your talents to the chapter not only keeps us going but also furthers your career.

Enjoy complimentary appetizers and a drink. See you at Meadhall!

Not an IABC member yet? Find out more about benefits here, or contact us at BostonIABC@gmail.com.

May
2
Tue
Webinar: Crisis plans that reposition a brand for success @ Online
May 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Using real life case studies, this presentation will provide attendees with the tools they need to proactively prepare for, survive, and rebuild their brand following a crisis. By attending this webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Be proactive! Build out positive properties early on.
  • Utilize SEO experts to ensure these properties rank well.
  • Plan for a crisis, even if you NEVER think one might hit.
  • Rebuild post-crisis with reputation management tactics.
  • Integrate efforts for PR + SEO for maximum brand success.

 

Presenter/Darius Fisher, is the CEO & Co-Founder of Status Labs, the premier digital reputation management, digital marketing, and crisis public relations firm. Fisher helped grow the company to 40 employees, built relationships with many of the top public relations agencies, and won new business from Fortune 500 companies, executives, and political campaigns. He also spearheaded Status Labs’ international growth, building our business in Latin America, Europe, and the Gulf Region.

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