Nurturing and recruiting the next generation of corporate communicators

Who will lead communications 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.

Practitioners need to be active in the development of the next generation of corporate communicators. Dr. Gillis will share strategies that practitioners can apply to nurture and recruit the next great generation of communicators through educational and professional experiences.

In this session, you will:

  • Learn about current trends in corporate communication recruitment.
  • Contribute to improving professional preparation by identifying competencies and expectations for the next generation of practitioners.

TrackLeadership and Strategy
FormatCircles of Wisdom
Career Level: Business Leader
Date and TimeMonday, 12 June, 11 a.m.–11:30 a.m. and Tuesday, 13 June, 1:45 p.m.–2:15 p.m.

Gillis-photo[3]Presenter / Tamara Gillis, Ed.D., ABC, IABC Fellow, FRSA / U.S. is an author, professor and corporate consultant. She specializes in assessment, employee engagement and change management. She is a Page Legacy Scholar of The Arthur W. Page Center and recipient of the Ernest R. McDowell Award for Excellence in PR.She has led training experiences for Royal Roads University Centre for Applied Leadership and Management, UNESCO projects in Swaziland and Namibia, and a number of IABC chapters and regions.