This is the question that brought together 69 facilitation, communications and change management professionals over two one-hour twitter chats last October during International Facilitation Week – and Martin Gilbraith and I are now doing a follow-up for 2016 in the form of a webinar.
Never has seeing the bigger picture been so important for communications practitioners. This IABC conference is all about connecting you with the ideas, people and impetus that can help you make a difference back in the business – both immediately and in the long term.
40+ engagements in 7 cities across 14 back-to-back days on the road. Our leaders in APAC are nothing if not ambitious on behalf of IABC’s leadership. This included advocacy opportunities with:
- Five government departments, a major police force and other public service bodies;
- Australia and New Zealand’s biggest banks, a cellular operator, an insurer, a financial institution, a major engineering firm, and more…
The topic for the two chats this year will be change, and what can be done to help people to align together to make change happen. Each chat will include 6-8 questions for you to respond to, spaced out throughout the hour – and of course you can respond to others’ responses, and add questions of your own, as you might in any chat.
Practical Steps to Re:ignite Your Communication Career
Michael Ambjorn, Founder, Align Your Org
Almost three in ten communicators admit that some of their communication is not aligned to strategy. Meanwhile 44 percent of those at the top of the profession measure outcomes, but only 31 percent of those less senior do the same measurement. Maybe that is why they are less senior?
This highly interactive and engaging workshop led by IABC Chair Michael Ambjorn will help attendees rapidly synthesize and share insights from the conference – first with fellow attendees and then in portable format once you get back home. The gathering of attendee insights will be interweaved with an opportunity to get an international perspective and to discuss the future direction of the organization with both IABC Executive Director Carlos Fulcher and Ambjourn. They will also be keen to take your input on how IABC can help you excel as a communicator – and elevate the profession for all.
Turning Around Your Shared Corporate Values, an panel discussion with Doug Vlchek, Chief Wisdom Officer Emeritus; Jennifer Colosimo, author and consultant and Blaise Tracy, Director of Communications, Children's Hospital of Colorado.
Moderated by Michael Ambjorn, IABC International Executive Board Chair.
In the current changing global interconnected landscape, communicators are taking on international and intercultural assignments. Are we equipped to deal with the challenges that different geographies and cultures bring?
Keynote at comms event in the Netherlands for senior communicators.
MC at the international flagship conference organised by the International Association of Business Communicators with 1,200+ attendees and keynotes from SAP Chief Exec Bill McDermott, renowned business author Guy Kawasaki and thought leaders like Aaron Dignan.
Whether working with one person or a thousand, throwing people in at the proverbial deep end can lead to unexpected results and unwanted outcomes. One of the ways you can improve your chances of success is through good onboarding.
Keynote and workshop at Africa's top conference for international communicators.
IABC Europe & Middle East Leadership Institute (EMELI)
Make a difference! Event Programme
Theme & Opportunity
The European Year of Volunteering is a critical-mass moment for Europe’s leading communicators to look at a set of key challenges affecting organisations, society and individuals working in comms:
Ever been in a situation where people throw ideas at you? Exciting right? Whether they impact stakeholders, society or planet - you need a way to grapple with them: decide which to take on and turn into action, which to let gently go.
Now throw in a couple of cultural differences and behold the complexity... This is a fast-paced practical session from the trenches of cross-cultural collaboration across three continents.
Speaker at 2011 IABC World Conference in California - track sponsored by CISCO and incidentally, this Economist/Cisco PDF is still useful: The Role of Trust in Business Collaboration.