What does it take for people to align behind change?
Oct
17
1:00 pm13:00

What does it take for people to align behind change?

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. 

Future Fit Communications: Connecting trends, strategies and actions
May
16
1:00 pm13:00

Future Fit Communications: Connecting trends, strategies and actions

  • Department of Business, Innovation and Skills

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.

Come and join the debate.

Nov
21
Dec 4

Australia & New Zealand Speaking Tour

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…
#FacWeekChat
Oct
23
10:00 am10:00

#FacWeekChat

  • London

Please join us on Friday October 23, 10-11am & 4-5pm UK time – join either or both chat, according to which times suit you where you are.

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.

The many tweets of a twitter chat are followed by using a common hashtag, in this case #FacWeekChat as in previous years. We will document the chats onStorify, as we have in previous years.

Practical Steps to Re:ignite Your Communication Career
Oct
19
9:00 am09:00

Practical Steps to Re:ignite Your Communication Career

  • Hyatt Regency Baltimore

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?

Extreme Insight: Conference Closing Session
Oct
17
1:00 pm13:00

Extreme Insight: Conference Closing Session

  • Denver, Colorado

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.

Jun
14
Jun 17

IABC World Conference - #IABC15

  • Marriot Marquis

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.

#StartUpSeason – business plan basics
Aug
12
6:00 pm18:00

#StartUpSeason – business plan basics

  • Impact Hub Kings Cross

Learn how to get your idea on to paper and build a road map for your the potential business with space for key goals and changes.

Michael Ambjorn will take you through the basics of Lean start up and how to use the Business Model Canvas.

Jun
13
1:30 pm13:30

Cross cultural collaboration and business

  • San Diego

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.

Oct
7
11:00 am11:00

Social Media Expert Panel

Melcrum 9th annual strategic communication summit - expert panel on social media along with communication leaders from AXA, BT and Ericsson (I was at the time Head of Digital at Motorola).