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.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

November Program & Luncheon with Chip Tarkenton

Topic: A Trifecta of Communications—TV, Radio & Print Media
Date: Thursday, November 3, 2011 / Register: By Tuesday, November 1
Time: 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. / Location: Owens & Minor
Cost: $25 for members and full-time students; $30 for non-members. 

Learn about the best practices for communicating in three different areas of media from someone who spent his career in these areas before recently joining a locally headquartered corporation.

Find out the unique flavor of each medium and how change is a constant for each.  You’ll learn about how the internet and technology as well as our changing world have made a difference in communicating.

We’ll explore:
§ The similarities & differences of media
§ The effectiveness of media
§ The future of media
§ The impact for communicators of so many communication vehicles

Speaker: Chip Tarkenton, Director of Community Relations

Chip Tarkenton joined Owens & Minor in June 2011 from WRIC TV8, where he was weekday sports anchor for 8 News At 6PM and 8 News Tonight at 11PM. He joined WRIC TV in September 1988.

A native of Athens, Georgia, Chip completed his undergraduate studies from the University of Georgia where he received a B.A. in Speech Communication.

Chip started in the communications business at age fifteen, when he worked at family-owned radio stations in Georgia. He went on to be a sportswriter for Athens newspapers for almost two years. Prior to joining WRIC TV, Chip began his television career as a weekend sports anchor at WDEF TV, Chattanooga, Tennessee. From there he moved to sports director at WBMG, Birmingham, Alabama, and WLOS, Asheville, North Carolina.

Friday, September 2, 2011

End of Summer Social - September 8 | 6-8 p.m.

Members and non-members are invited to network with other communications professionals at Banditos Burrito Lounge, just one block west of Boulevard on Patterson.  Come meet others and find out what they've been doing as well as reconnect with fellow communicators you haven't seen for a while. Since this is a cash bar event, there is no additional meeting registration fee.
Date: Thursday, September 8, 2011
Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
Location: Banditos Burrito Lounge | 2905 Patterson Avenue, Richmond, VA 23221 | Click here to view map
Cost: Cash bar for food and drinks, so no registration cost but please register!

Register: RSVP to Mary Ann Delano by Tuesday, September 6.