March IABC/Iowa Member Spotlight – Steve Carlson

Each month, we will feature a different IABC/Iowa member. In the March spotlight, get to know Steve Carlson.

Name?
Steve Carlson

Company and position title?
Wells Fargo – Vice President, Corporate Communications

Length of IABC membership?
Since 2001

What do you value most/what are you looking to gain from IABC? 
I’ve always thought networking and professional development opportunities – whether they be at the local chapter level or at the international conferences – were the most beneficial aspects of being involved in IABC.

Favorite book?
The Go-Giver

Favorite quote?
The quality of a man’s life is measured by how deeply he has touched the lives of others.

Favorite hobbies?
Fitness and travel

Favorite lunch spot?
Palmer’s Deli

December IABC/Iowa Member Spotlight – Rachel Schelle

Each month, we will feature a different IABC/Iowa member. In the December spotlight, get to know Rachel Schelle.

Name?
Rachel Schelle

Company and position title?
Workiva, Customer Success Senior Operations Manager

Length of IABC membership?
Just a couple months

What do you value most/what are you looking to gain from IABC? 
I am interested in continuing education opportunities that will help me help my work teams communicate more effectively and efficiently.  I would like out leadership team to be more intentional with what/how/when we disseminate information and training to our teams to help reduce information overload and noise.

Favorite book? 
Little Women

Favorite quote? 
“You can’t make footprints in the sands of time if you’re sitting on your butt. And who wants to make buttprints in the sands of time?” ― Bob Moawad

Favorite hobby? 
Quilting / Sewing

Favorite lunch spot?
The Spice

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Changing the Landscape: Informing the Future

 

 

The IABC World Conference is coming to San Francisco, 14-17 June 2015. We will explore new ways of approaching communication with some of the most innovative and visionary leaders of our time.

The 2015 World Conference is providing participants with a once and a lifetime experience. “Changing the Landscape: Informing the Future” is not just the theme for the conference, it is also an experience that attendees will receive. Participants will learn from keynote speakers, who will stimulate the thinking of attendees with engaging sessions that showcase the best practices and problem-solving ideas that can be placed to work now.

By attending the conference you will:
  • Increase your network with over 1,200 participants in attendance.
  • Experience outstanding keynote speeches and informative panel discussions.
  • Choose from more than 60 exceptional sessions in a variety of formats.
  • Select from five tracks:
  • Communication skills: Skill-based knowledge, such as technical and social media skills, measurement techniques, planning, writing and presenting
  • Leadership and strategy: Guidance on facilitating and building strategic leadership skills and using strategy to support business goals
  • Marketing and brand: Insights and expertise on marketing to support sales and branding as an expression of organizational  value
  • Reputation: Strategies for improving stakeholder connections and perceptions — including crisis management and CSR.
  • Employee engagement: Ideas, analysis and best practices on supporting employees to commit to organizational goals, values and success, while enhancing their own sense of well-being.

 

 

Get Involved with IABC/Iowa

Make the Most of Your IABC Experience – Volunteer!

Let’s face it. There’s no shortage of worthy volunteer causes out there. And there are only so many hours in the day. So how can you possibly find time to volunteer for IABC, right? 

Good News – The answer is easier than you think.

First, your career is obviously important to you! Why not make the most of the IABC experience? Simply plan on attending one of our IABC/Iowa professional development events or social and, while you’re at it, volunteer to help with some basic meeting duties – greeting and escorting attendees, for example. Call it professional development with a dash of networking. 

Second, volunteering with IABC is so easy! Not only can you volunteer to assist at a professional development event, but you can also get even more involved by becoming involved on our board. We will be looking to fill board positions in the next few months. What a perfect opportunity to showcase your talent and skills!  

  • Are you a good writer or editor? We’d love to have you as a contributor or to lend your expertise in making this a great newsletter.
  • Want to work on your social media skills? Get your communication story or blog out with IABC/Iowa.
  • Want to get to know a few members you could look forward to seeing at IABC/Iowa events?
  • Do you have ideas on events you would like to see from IABC/Iowa?
  • Could you provide insight on what’s working with IABC/Iowa or how we could strengthen our impact?
  • Would you like to be a part of our board to strength our organization and your resume?Why wouldn’t you volunteer?  Contact us!  We have many opportunities for you.
  • Let’s see…minimal time commitment, opportunities to network and enhance professional development, and a worthy cause.