Monday, September 5, 2011

October Program & Luncheon with IABC Chair Adrian Cropley

Topic: Making Managers Better Communicators
Date: Thursday, October 6, 2011
Time: 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: H&A Architects & Engineers | 4880 Sadler Road, Suite 300, Glen Allen, VA 23060 | Click here to view map
Cost: $25 for members and full-time students; $30 for non-members. 

Register : Click here to register now.

Managers are our key channel for communications in any organization today; are they however the best equipped to deliver effective communication? Do we train them? Do we actually support our managers?

In this session we look at how as communicators we can improve the communication skills of our line managers in their business. You will gain an understanding of the key role managers play in organizational communication and develop the knowledge and skills to build a compelling business case for line manager training.

In this session you will explore:

  • what employees expect from their managers 
  • a concise model of employee communication needs 
  • building a business case for manager communication skills training 
  • how you can take a lead role in improving manager communication skills

Speaker: Adrian Cropley, ABC, IABC Chair, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Adrian is the Principal for Cropley Communications in Melbourne. Australia and has over 20 years communication experience in the private and public sectors. Adrian has been in roles from HR Management, Change and Organizational Development Manager to heading up corporate Internal Communications.

Adrian works with a variety of clients on change and internal communication strategies and programs. He is also an executive coach working with organizations including Ernst & Young, Shell, as well as universities and various government organizations. He is a sought after facilitator, lecturer coach and has spoken across the globe at various conferences and forums. He is widely published with a number of articles appearing in industry magazines globally.

Adrian is currently the Chairman of the International Executive board of IABC and has held a number of voluntary roles. He was named IABC’s Volunteer Chapter Leader of the Year in 2008 and has been instrumental in the growth and development of chapters across the Asia/Pacific Region. Adrian is passionate about the communication profession and IABC, however in his spare time Adrian loves to perform, working as an extra on television and film.

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