Circles of Wisdom

When it comes to getting mentorship support that elevates your career, the IABC Fellows Circles of Wisdom sessions offer something special and unique. On Monday, 12 June, and Tuesday, 13 June, select leaders of the communication profession will lend their time, talent and knowledge, based on years of experience, to counsel participants in small “circles” that allow for meaningful dialogue and exchanges that will give you the kind of personal attention that is required to apply problem-solving that’s targeted to your individual needs.

Benefit from years of learning

Are you wondering what’s around the corner in your career trajectory and how you can put yourself in the best position to advance? The IABC Fellows have been there. They know what you’re dealing with and how to handle yourself in a way that will give you the best opportunity to succeed. These sessions bring together some of IABC’s most experienced communication professionals—so that you can benefit from years of learning and get the help you need to become the top-notch communicator that you want to be.

Each session is 30 minutes long and will take place in The Hub exhibit hall.

Circles of Wisdom schedule

Jim ShafferBeyond talking points: Creating a leadership engine

Tuesday, 13 June | 11–11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, 13 June | 2:15–2:45 p.m.

Facilitated by Jim Shaffer, IABC Fellow
Because leadership is communication, communication professionals have enormous opportunities to help create powerful leadership systems in their organizations—if they have the skills and knowledge to perform this critical role.

deveneyCompel and persuade

Monday, 12 June | 3:30–4 p.m.
Tuesday, 13 June | 10:30–11 a.m.
Facilitated by John Deveney, Fellow PRSA, IABC Fellow
Learn from the latest research on persuading C-suite decision makers. Build your messaging strategy to maximize its power, influence and success. Research combines with a focused study of persuasive messaging and experience.

Gillis-photo[3]Nurturing and recruiting the next generation of corporate communicators

Monday, 12 June | 11–11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, 13 June | 1:45–2:15 p.m.
Facilitated by Tamara Gillis, Ed.D., ABC, IABC Fellow, FRSA
Who will lead communication in our companies and organizations in 20 years? Recent research from AEJMC indicates a downturn in the number of college students studying corporate communication. This is a concern, as many top communicators are planning their retirement strategies.

Sinickas by SalvoHow to use research to fine-tune your strategies

Monday, 12 June | 10:30-11 a.m.
Monday, 12 June | 4–4:30 p.m.

Facilitated by Angela Sinickas, ABC, IABC Fellow
Even when a communicator doesn’t have time or budget to conduct formal measurement, a number of easy and free techniques can be used to ensure the roll-out of a campaign or other strategy avoids embarrassing, costly and time-consuming missteps in the roll-out.

Attendance is included with your registration.

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