There are dramatic changes afoot among employee populations. The biggest of these are pandemic-related, including hybrid workforces and employees required to adjust to new at-work[Read More…]
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We have an exciting and different sort of program coming this month to the Circle of Fellows.
During the recent IABC World Conference, Brad Whitworth and Mark Schumann led a highly rated interactive session that examined how we use time to positively impact worlds we hope to change, lives we want to touch, and differences we need to make. Brad and Mark will reprise much of that session — joined by Alice Brink and Jane Mitchell — as the five of us talk about what we are doing with our time.
Here’s how Brad and Mark describe the upcoming conversation: “We fill our days fighting the realities of time. Maybe it’s time to stop the clock, take time to reflect, and recommit to what we contribute to make ours a better world.”
The two will also unveil the first draft of a “time manifesto” that emerged from the session at the conference. The August Circle of Fellows participants will be invited to contribute their ideas to this living crowd-sourced document during the session and will receive a copy of the manifesto afterward.
So be sure to join us next month for the Circle of Fellows. It will be time well spent.
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Crisis communication begins long before an organization experiences a crisis. Planning to communicate in a crisis involves considerable preparation, running the gamut from ensuring contact lists are up to date to establishing an organizational culture that is prepared to swing into action when things go south.
Organizations that prepare are able to identify most issues before they become crises. But every organization will experience a crisis when decisions must be made quickly and communicated deftly and frequently across multiple channels. Missteps can exacerbate the situation but a strategic approach to a crisis can help the organization recover quickly with its reputation untarnished (or, at least, ready to be rehabilitated quickly).
At noon ET on Thursday, July 15, join four crisis-tested IABC Fellows for a conversation about crisis communication and leadership. The conversation, moderated by IABC Fellow Shel Holtz, will cover the preparation and execution of crisis communication, including a look at the leadership role communicators can play.
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