Springing Forward – April 2022

Life is happening fast and burnout is real. As we enter the second quarter of 2022, it’s important to take time to reset and reflect and simply, give thanks.

We’ve all been living through “unprecedented times” for what seems like an eternity, and as the days get longer and the hustle and bustle of reality returns, it can often feel like we’re running on a hamster wheel.  

Instead of traditional spring cleaning this year, let’s all take this season of renewal to “clean” our minds, reset our priorities and focus on what’s truly important. Designated “Global Month of Service,” April is a perfect opportunity to give back to those around us and to simply say “thank you” to our support systems.

As business communicators continue to juggle with hot topics including, the “Great Resignation,” organizational changes and the ever-changing return to the office planning – why not put our heads together (at a safe and approved 6 feet of distance, of course!) with fellow communicators and help each other out.

Once of the most common pieces of feedback I receive about IABC is how great it is to connect with others who truly understand the challenges that we face. That’s why, this month we are giving you not just one, but TWO, opportunities to connect with our network and spring forward with fresh new ideas!

Members are invited to join us in-person on Thursday, April 21 in North County for the return of our Special Interest Groups and a lively discussion on the state of current events in the workplace. We also invite everyone to tune in the following Thursday, April 28 virtually, for a professional development session with Corporate Communications leader, Maria Huntalas, as she provides interactive case studies to demonstrate the ROI of business communications and gain a seat at the leadership table.

Both events are designed to help our network take a breather and connect with others and come back refreshed and full of new ideas.

We hope to see you soon!

And as always, please don’t hesitate to reach out – with a little support, and a lot of gratitude, we can all overcome burnout.

Sincerely,

Katie Knott
President/IABC San Diego
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