The Gift of Communication event in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, 11 June 2017, 1–4:30 p.m., is in its seventh year. This pre-conference session is offered at the World Conference under the umbrella of the IABC Foundation. Participating communication professionals are invited to provide pro bono advice and counsel to help local charitable organizations to address their most pressing communication challenges.
Give your expertise to support the D.C. Metro area
This year’s program is developed in collaboration with United Way of the National Capital Area. During the 2017 Gift of Communication half-day program, IABC participants have an opportunity to:
- Make a difference in the D.C. Metro area.
- Provide communication advice and counsel that helps local nonprofit agencies.
- Get professional development experience.
- Be part of a success story grounded in real world challenges.
- See the power and value of communication in action as a force for good in the world.
Gift of Communication also supports local communities
Beyond the World Conference, the Gift of Communication program is widespread throughout the global IABC community; in fact, some of the most successful experiences have happened through IABC chapters. By participating in the World Conference Gift of Communication event, you will gain insights on how to implement this type of activity locally, in your own chapter. You’ll also learn about a new toolkit available to chapters starting in late February 2017.
Gift of Communication facilitators
Michael Zimet is president of Dialogue Solutions, specializing in understanding employee attitudes and issues. He formerly served as architect and head of IBM’s worldwide Speak Up program. As a volunteer leader, he headed the IABC Advocacy Group.
Jan Graves, a current IABC Foundation committee member, is an Ontario-based communication and development specialist and past chapter president of Canada East. An IABC member who has served on various IABC executive boards, she was recognized by the IABC Foundation by a presentation of the 2011 Lifetime Friend Award.