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March 2021

Prove Your Worth: Create Measurement Dashboards That Will Blow Leadership Away

March 18, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join IABC/Chicago and Crescenzo Communications on Thursday, Mar. 18, 2021, to learn how to create powerful dashboards that show the value your communications brings to your organization. Leadership doesn't care about clicks and opens. One-size-fits all dashboards usually fall flat. Metrics are important, but only represent part of the picture. If you want to go from being the "company Kinkos" to a strategic counselor, you have to prove that you are changing employee behavior. You need to demonstrate how your…

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April 2021

How to engage all stakeholders in your change journeys

April 14, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join IABC/Chicago and Ragan Consulting Group on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 for a discussion around change communications. It starts by building a communications framework for change. Diana Peltier, who has more than 20 years of experience leading organizations through large, complex transformations, will offer examples and share strategies to help you deliver for your organization. Among the topics covered:  how to engage change sponsors, assess organizational impacts, maintain employee experience through disruption, leverage change networks and employee advisory councils, foster…

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May 2021

Respect your employees by writing for the reader, not the approver

May 20, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join IABC/Chicago and Crescenzo Communications on Thursday, May 20, 2021, to learn how to become an effective writer. Great writing is at the core of everything we do: articles, social media, e-mail, bulletins, even videos. Unfortunately, most "corporate writing" just isn't good enough. Nobody wants you to "shift their paradigm" or "leverage their core competency." We need to harness the power of what works in the real world. This webinar is all about the fundamentals of powerful, effective writing. You'll…

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June 2021

How to use the art of persuasion and influence to learn how to move ideas forward in the organization

June 16, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join IABC/Chicago and Ragan Consulting Group on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, to learn how to become a more persuasive and influential communicator. Communications became more relevant than ever before during the pandemic. With so much to be done, it’s time to harness your access and influence to push your organization forward. During this session, you’ll learn: How to build influence in your organization The psychology of persuasion The importance of knowing your numbers before pitching a new idea How to…

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Failure: a part of every creative endeavor

June 23, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Gravity Labs, a fully integrated ad agency based in Chicago and built for the new economy, embraces the idea of failing fast. Getting to better ideas, faster, means learning what works and what doesn’t, sooner, and applying the right resources against the winning direction. But, Gravity Labs didn’t arrive at those answers overnight. It took years of testing, learning, pivoting, failing, scraping their knees and getting back up again. Learn from their journey as they present some of their biggest…

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September 2021

Meet your IABC Chicago Board!

September 21, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join IABC Chicago for our first IN PERSON event in nearly two years! Meet our 2021/22 board members and connect with fellow IABC members during happy hour on the RiverWalk.  Limited spots available, R.S.V.P. now! Members and Non-Members welcome.  Date: Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021 Time: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. CT Location: Island Party Hut, 355 East Riverwalk South (between Lake Shore Drive & Columbus on the Riverwalk)   Price: Members: $20 Non-members: $25 Students (with valid student ID): $15 Ticket…

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November 2021

Belonging. It Matters!

November 8, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join IABC Chicago and our Take a Bow Award Winners, Victor Villanueva & Tamara Fletcher, as they discuss the creation and impact of their DEI campaign, Belonging. IT Matters. FREE! Members & Non-Members Welcome. Discover more about the campaign before the webinar! Register for the webinar.

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A Look Ahead, Communications in 2022

November 18, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

If there is one thing we have learned, it is that we can’t predict the future! But what we can do is anticipate outcomes, ask questions, collaborate with others and share dialogue. Join IABC Chicago Sponsors Steve & Cindy Crescenzo of Crescenzo Communications for an open discussion as we look ahead to the future of communications.  Bring your questions so we can discuss what content can be created to drive engagement, reinforce the corporate culture, and connect employees to each…

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December 2021

Career & Life During the Pandemic: Leadership Skills of Challenging Times

December 2, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Complimentary webinar for IABC members and guests Dr. Alyssa Westring, a researcher/educator/coach/professor and working parent, provides evidence-based, practical guidance on how to gain a greater sense of purpose, control, and connection as you strive to meet the demands of remote and hybrid work and life during these turbulent times. In an engaging and interactive one-hour session, you will learn how to clarify the values that guide you through difficult times; engage with the people who matter most in fresh, meaningful…

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Professional Communication Academic Spotlight

December 8, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join Doctor Matt Ragas in conversation with a representative from the Graduate Admissions office, as they discuss the benefits of study in the Professional Communication Master's program at DePaul University and where their degree can take them after graduation. Attendees will learn details on program components; hear the ins-and-outs of the application process and have the opportunity to engage lively in a Q&A format with program representatives while learning about this new, online, accelerated graduate program in DePaul University's College…

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