FREE TO MEMBERS – Upcoming webinars

IABC offers free member-only webinars with all-star speakers presenting the latest trends and best practices in communication. Join the live sessions or listen to the session recordings at your convenience. Bookmark this page to stay up-to-date on the latest webinar offerings.

Upcoming webinars

 

How to Create Powerful and Positive Changes in Your Organization
Presented by Steve Goldstein

Dysfunction within large organizations is so prevalent that most people either accept it as an inevitable fact of corporate life or assume someone else will deal with it. But must it be this way? Steve Goldstein answers this question with a resounding, “No!” In this webinar, Goldstein explains the nature of dysfunction present in most companies and other organizations, why it occurs, and most importantly, what leaders, at all levels, can do to tackle these issues and improve performance.

What you’ll learn:

  • Proven techniques for solving problems and improving performance.
  • How to understand and utilize the Five Principles of Engagement.
  • How top leaders can improve the way they interact with their teams, employees, and customers.

Presenter/Steve Goldstein is the chairman of U.S. Auto Sales, and senior adviser to both Alvarez and Marsal and Milestone Partners. He has over 35 years of experience working as an operating executive at both global Fortune 500 companies (including as Chairman and CEO of American Express Bank), has served as director of numerous companies, and advises large and mid-size companies. Goldstein is the author of a newly published book about leadership and engagement, Why Are There Snowblowers in Miami? Transform Your Business Using the Five Principles of Engagement.

Date: 12 January 2017
Time: 11 a.m.–12 p.m. PDT / 2–3 p.m. EDT
Free to IABC members

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danewiseman_headshotDrive insights and create even greater business value
Presented by Dane Wiseman

During this webinar, you’ll learn how to create, implement, and measure data-driven integrated marketing communications (IMC) campaigns. Because, like it or not, we often mistakenly find ourselves defining strategies based on our assumptions long before we see the numbers that should be informing them.

After attending this webinar, you’ll understand how to:

  • Identify your target audience
  • Set goals and objectives that align with your business
  • Develop strategy based on research and planning
  • Identify tactics and include them in your project management
  • Implement tags and work with various communications technology
  • Create your own measurement framework
  • Schedule time to analyze and improve your campaigns
  • Build beautiful reports and dashboards to share with your C-Suite

Presenter/Dane Wiseman, Director of Marketing for AirPR, focuses on customer acquisition and connecting communications professionals to industry-leading measurement and analytics solutions. With an interest in emerging best practices in analytics, Dane has managed advertising budgets and incorporated new advertising technologies for Fortune 500 companies through partnerships and certifications with Google and Microsoft. He has also been recognized for his innovative brand marketing strategies. Prior to joining the AirPR team, he led marketing efforts for media monitoring solution Critical Mention and evolved brand strategies at the integrated digital advertising agency ethology. Fun Fact: Dane teaches the next generation of marketing and analytics professionals in graduate and advanced diploma programs at New York University.

Date: 8 February 2017
Time: 10 a.m.–11 p.m. PDT / 1–2 p.m. EDT
Free to IABC members

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Share your best work – Gold Quill Awards program

Don’t forget to submit your best work to the Gold Quill Awards program by

11:59 p.m. PT on 11 January 2017! Visit the Gold Quill website to learn more!

 

Are you ready to inspire and be inspired? Share your best work by entering the 2017 Gold Quill Awards program.

  • As the premier program for communication professionals (the “Pulitzer Prize” of our field), Gold Quill recognizes excellence in communication
  • Gold Quill honors the dedication, innovation and passion of communicators on a global scale

Entering is a straight-forward process

  • Details are online
  • You can enter in multiple divisions
  • Division 2: Research and Division 3: Education have been updated to better reflect best-practices in these areas

Entering your work for a Gold Quill gets you access to feedback from leading communicators

  • It’s an excellent, low-cost professional development opportunity

Update a past submission and re-enter

  • By taking the feedback provided, you can improve your submission and re-enter. You’ve already done a bulk of the work, so why not?

 

Call for entries

 

 

World Conference in Washington, DC this year!

Registration is now open for the 2017 World Conference taking place in Washington, D.C., 11–14 June! If you register by 31 December, you can save over US$400 with the super-saver rate. The theme for #IABC17 is “Global Business: Lead Communication—Make Real Impact,” which represents IABC’s mission to deliver the greatest impact on your career development. To learn more about this exciting event, visit the World Conference website.

Meet the Board Social – Oct. 26!

Please join IABC Iowa on Wednesday, October 26 from 5:30-7:30 PM for a networking event at 515 Brewing Company, 7700 University Ave, Clive. Mingle with the 2016-2017 IABC Iowa Board of Directors and get to know local communications professionals.

The first drink of the night is on us and the 515 Pi food truck will be on-site to serve pizza. We hope to see everyone on October 26 at 515 Brewing.

IABC Iowa welcomes new Board of Directors for coming year

The Iowa chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) announces its leadership team for the organization’s 2016-2017 fiscal year. The following have been elected for one-year terms:

  • President: Ashley Jared, Iowa Finance Authority
  • President-Elect: Amanda Olerich, Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines
  • Vice President, Communications: Kevin Shoesmith, Mercer and Wendy Bellus, Nationwide
  • Vice President, Membership: Jessie Zaruba, EMC Insurance Companies
  • Vice President, Professional Development: Mitch Fastenau, Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines
  • Vice President, Treasury: Beth Mahaffey, Iowa Finance Authority

In addition to elected positions, the following will assist the chapter in non-elected positions:

  • Sara Brown, Director of Professional Development
  • Anne Rierson, Director of Communications 



Visit IABC/Iowa to learn more about this chapter and the larger organization.

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is a global network of communication professionals committed to improving organizational effectiveness through strategic communication. The Iowa chapter connects its members with fellow communicators and helps them advance their careers. For more information, visit iowa.iabc.com.