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A Letter from our President: Happy 2020!

22 Jan 2020, by Lauren Levenson in Homepage Feature, IABC/SD News

A new year brings with it a new sense of wonder, purpose and resolve. 

For IABC/San Diego, this means a stronger commitment to providing our members with the experiences and resources to support you and your career.

Check out our new 2020 Event Calendar, filled with relevant topics and connections over the next several months. 

Join us for coffee and conversation at the first event of the year –  Communications Resolutions SIG ( Special Interest Group) Meetup on January 29. Share your 2020 communication goals and strategize with other communication professionals on how to transform them into reality. 

The highlight of the year is our 7th Annual Communicator of the Year (COTY) and Junior COTY Awards ceremony scheduled for May. Each award recognizes a fellow IABC member in the Greater San Diego Area who is a leader in the communications profession. We are accepting nominations from now through March 6th. Learn more about the awards and prior honorees and submit your nomination as soon as possible.

The New Year also brings new openings on our Board and a new opportunity for you to achieve some of your 2020 communication goals. How does working on a board help you? You can expand your network, take on a leadership role, apply your skills and learn new ones — all while volunteering to support fellow professional communicators.

What motivates you to succeed? Share your thoughts and/or photos with us and connect with other San Diego Members via social media In fact, if you’ve not yet signed up to follow us on social media, please do so and join the San Diego conversation. 

May you shine brilliantly in 2020!

Jan McGinn

President, IABC/San Diego


GIVE BACK TO YOUR PROFESSION – JOIN THE IABC/SAN DIEGO BOARD 

If you are interested in getting more involved with IABC, consider joining our board and giving back to our profession.  Open positions include:

Vice President PR & Marketing

Vice President Programming & Events

Vice President of Administration

 Contact a Current Board Member to Learn More


MEMBERSHIP UPDATE

WHAT MOTIVATES YOU?

SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN

Our social media campaign to show how our members “shine brilliantly” continues this quarter with a motivational theme.

We’d like to know what’s motivating you in the year ahead. Tell us something you want to learn or accomplish in the new year! A new skill or tool? Or, do you have some valuable communication advice that can motivate us all in 2020? 

Our goal is to create a connection with IABC/San Diego followers and build community.  

Email sandiego-info@iabc.com with your contribution: 

  • Your name
  • A short motivational blurb (20-25 words) containing a professional goal or advice (We may edit to accommodate graphic). 
  • IABC member since <year>
  • Photo taken by you that captures a motivational mood (optional).

To ensure a successful campaign, we need your participation.


2020 UPCOMING EVENTS

SEE YOU THERE

January 29

SIG Communication Resolutions

May – TBD

Communicator of the Year (COTY)  

Nomination Deadline: Friday, March 6, 2020

  • WELCOME NEW MEMBERS OUR CHAPTER IS GROWING • Anna Allwright
  • Tina Bachman
  • Krishna Desai
  • Adrianna Hemzacek
  • Gary Serda
  • Shelly Applegate

SHARE YOUR CAREER NEWS!

Perhaps you’ve received a promotion or want to share an accomplishment with your fellow communicators in the San Diego area. We want to feature you in the next #MemberMonday social media initiative. Send your bio, headshot, and recent accomplishment to 

sandiego-info@iabc.com


RESOURCES

IABC ACADEMY PRESENTSPROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITES

You need to connect with strategic insights, skills and information to drive tangible business results. We’re here to help you meet those goals and take your career to the next level.

The IABC Academy provides online professional development for you to help advance your career and generate real business results for your organization.

Our online workshops offer in-depth learning to build critical skills and knowledge. 

Through live, on-demand and self-paced workshops by leading experts in their fields, IABC Academy participants get exceptional instruction that supports long-term problem-solving and enhances career growth, now and into the future.

Open to all communicators, IABC members can take advantage of discounts on professional development workshops.

For more information on joining IABC and receiving a discount on IABC Academy courses, learn more about membership.

 WATCH: ON BEING A GREAT COMMUNICATION ADVISOR AND COACH

For many communicators, work is all about the craft of producing articles, posts, videos and other content. Moving into the leadership ranks, however, requires more than great tactical skills and, in fact, more than great strategic planning capabilities. Senior-level communicators regularly advise and coach the company’s executives (and others) on how to communicate effectively, both in general and about specific issues.

This relationship works both ways: The more you can help your company’s leaders achieve their objectives through effective communication, the more trusted and indispensable you will become.

In episode 52 of the “Circle of Fellows” broadcast, hosted by Shel Holtz, four IABC Fellows discussed how to acquire coaching skills and apply them with company leaders. IABC Fellows participating in the discussion included Amanda Hamilton-Attwell, Jim Lukaszewski, Jim Shaffer, and Angela Sinickas.

Watch now.

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