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March 2018

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

March 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 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…

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April 2018

Annual Open Forum Meeting

April 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ROC Group, 300 E Randolph St., Suite 3400
Chicago, IL United States
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  Get to know IABC Chicago!  The IABC Chicago Board of Directors invites members and nonmembers to our annual Open Forum Meeting on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. We have opened this meeting to all to provide an opportunity to share plans for coming months and to solicit ideas regarding ways we can better serve our members. Tuesday, April 10, 2018 6:00–8:00 p.m. ROC Group 300 E. Randolph St., Suite 3400 Chicago, IL Light refreshments will be provided.  FREE TO ATTEND,…

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Professional Development Luncheon: How to be Your Organization’s Go-To Speechwriter

April 12 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Osterio via Stato, 623 N. State
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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  Crafting powerful speeches and remarks requires more than a flair for writing. But what are those things? Don’t miss this special presentation by Mary Jo Bohr, a communications and speechwriting pro who’s written speeches for scores of CEOs and other executives. In her presentation she’ll explore: -- The key differences between writing for the “ear” and writing for the “eye.” -- How to make “tired” topics sound fresh … even riveting. -- Keys to capturing the voice and style…

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

April 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  How to Define, Articulate and Activate Your Company’s Purpose Presented by Guusje Bendelert 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…

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May 2018

Webinar: Stuck in the 20th Century? The Shifts You and Your Company Need to Make to Thrive in the 21st Century

May 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  Stuck in the 20th Century? The Shifts You and Your Company Need to Make to Thrive in the 21st Century 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…

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Coffee with Communicators

May 16 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Morningstar, 22 W. Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602 United States
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  Join us for breakfast, networking and a discussion with Morningstar’s Sasha Bidga, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Corporate Communications, as she walks us through Morningstar’s campaign to protect the company’s brand through a coordinated suppression plan to debunk a Wall Street Journal article that called their fund ratings into question. All levels of communications expertise and experience are welcome, and you need not be an IABC member to attend.  A light breakfast will be served. Tuesday, May 16,…

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June 2018

2018 IABC World Conference

June 3 - June 6

  Save the date for the 2018 IABC World Conference, June 3–6 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal in Montréal, Canada! For more information or to pre-register, visit the IABC World Conference website.

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Webinar: Awesome PowerPoint Tricks for Effective Presentations

June 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Awesome 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 materials more effective using visuals, diagrams and animation. 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…

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July 2018

Webinar: The 9 Rules of Crisis Communication

July 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The 9 Rules of Crisis Communication Presented by Lane Kasselman Bad things happen on weekends, holidays and when the weather is nice—learn how to always be prepared for a crisis and the rules for communicating through it. Lane Kasselman, former Uber and AT&T communication and public affairs executive, will share his experience in navigating crisis and upholding an organization’s trust, credibility and reputation in the process. Presenter Lane Kasselman is a nationally recognized expert in crisis and public affairs. He led communications…

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September 2018

Webinar: Collaboration to Improve Department Communication

September 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Collaboration to Improve Department Communication Presented by Shahara Wright Most department leaders will say that the C Suite doesn’t care if departments work together. However, managers know that it is necessary to complete the work that needs to be done. It often seems like it is impossible because of distrust and suspicion between departments. However, a company can only survive if a culture of communication, transparency and collaboration is embraced. Departments that struggle (or make no attempt) to cooperate with each…

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