Did you miss the 2013 ROI Communication Benchmark Report webinar?

If you missed ROI Communication’s complimentary webinar on key findings from the 2013 ROI Communication Benchmark Report or would like to hear an overview again, you can access a full replay of the webinar (requires sign in/registration). This 30-minute webinar shows how a robust, effective employee communication function leads to better financial performance. Once you launch the Adobe Connect recording please pause and then press play to sync up the slides with the audio. A complimentary overview webinar will be offered again in May if you would prefer to listen live.

Questions? Contact roibenchmark@roico.com.

 

March is member Get-a-Corporate Member month


IABC is repeating our annual member Get-A-Corporate-Member promotion in March. Any member who recruits a new corporate membership (group of five or more from the same company with the same renewal date) gets three free months of membership for each new corporate package recruited – up to a full year of complimentary membership.

Refer the company and point of contact within that company to corporatepackages@iabc.com or Marie Coppola at mcoppola@iabc.com. IABC will send you a quote, plus everything else you and your company need to start enjoying the benefits of IABC membership.

Nominations Open – 2012-2013 LA chapter board members and directors

Nominations for July 2012 – June 2013 LA chapter board year are now open.

If you are a current IABC member and interested in volunteering to advance your career, expand your network, gain management experience, or develop your communications skills, please review the board and volunteer positions listed below and contact Paula Cassin, at la-president@iabc.com or 805 758-3392 to discuss!  We welcome all help, of all sorts and sizes.  We do have people expressing interest in many of the roles listed, but can always find a match for your personal goals and what’s needed to run the chapter. 

The deadline for nominations is midnight Saturday, the 12th of May.

IABC Los Angeles is a unique professional association, known for its friendliness and for providing access to network of 14,000 professionals around the world. The Los Angeles Chapter has been providing face-to-face, quality networking and professional development events for all communicators in the LA area for decades, all through a rotating volunteer board.IABC Logo

Serving on the board provides an incomparable professional development experience, creates lifelong friendships, and provides opportunities for communicators to expand their skill set in areas that may not be available at work.

Potential projects for 2012-2013 include planning the events program for 2012-2013,  rethinking event structure (virtual events? can we tie in social media more deeply at live events? partnering with other organizations? experimenting with the cutting edge in comms), overhauling how we showcase members online and at events, expanding our membership to new groups of practitioners.

Board level roles include the opportunity to travel to IABC Leadership Institute (Scottsdale, AZ in 2013) and regional IABC meetings, to meet with peers from around the world and also to regional chapter meetings and conferences.

Chapter board level roles:

President 2012-2013 – (Dana Edler)

Past President 2012-2013 – (Paula Cassin)

President Elect – Position Responsibilities:

  • Automatic succession to the position of president
  • Perform duties assigned by the president
  • Act on the president’s behalf in case of their absence
  • Act as the chapter’s main contact person for the Pacific Plains Regional Board
  • Manage the development of the official slate of next fiscal year’s Board members and work with the president to issue the final slate for voting to IABC-LA’s members
  • Manage the volunteering director and help establish  a healthy turnover of volunteers
  • Provide advice and counsel to the president on the direction and progress of the chapter

VP of Communications – Position Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the chapter’s broadcast communications calendar and craft the communications plan for the year (using past resources, best practice templates/work plans, and own initiative)
  • Manage and coach the social media, email, newsletter and website directors as needed to get content posted and broadcast.
  • Ensure all member mailings reflect the IABC-LA brand
  • Create and maintain a style book that reflects IABC-LA’s preferred look and feel for all member communications
  • Collect and publish member profiles
  • Work with the newsletter director to deliver the monthly e-mail newsletter for members

VP of Membership – Position Responsibilities:

  • Advocate and coach chapter volunteers on membership value and craft a membership promotion for the year (using past examples, best practice templates/work plans, and own initiative)
  • Member outreach – new, renewing, and lapsing members
  • Email new member packets monthly to all new IABC-LA members
  • Call members on their anniversary to thank them for their membership and ask for their feedback about events etc. being offered
  • Reach out to prospective new members and encourage them to join – through email, phone or mailings
  • Manage and coach new member welcome volunteers
  • Promote membership deals that IABC International offers by asking Website Chair to post details on the LA site and sharing that information with regional event planners so they can announce opportunities at monthly events.

VP of Professional Development (Programming, Events) – Position Responsibilities:

  • Lead Programming Committee to determine event calendar for September 2012- June 2013
  • Responsible for event calendar changes, updates, and relaying info to website director for posting
  • Manage and coach regional event directors, helping them stay on track, flag any problems
  • Responsibility for maintaining central database/info on topics, speakers, venues
  • Maintain a list of locations that have hosted events in the area for use by future Board members
  • Update Board on event status monthly

Treasurer – Position Responsibilities:

  • Must have served on the IABC-LA Board of Directors for one full fiscal year prior to accepting the role of Treasurer
  • Ensure the financial health of the chapter by monitoring the budget, managing all financial accounts, monitoring all financial transactions and issuing payments to vendors
  • Reimburse board members for expenses
  • Store and maintain all financial receipts and records
  • Prepare financial reports for IABC as requested by IABC
  • Manage new vendor contracts as necessary

 Directors (reporting to and coached by a board member, varying levels of commitment required):

Social Media – responsible for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn Group, and promoting chapter members and activities through social media

Events, South Bay – organize an event for a particular month in a particular region

Events, Pasadena/Burbank – organize an event for a particular month in a particular region

Events, Downtown- organize an event for a particular month in a particular region

Events, Woodland Hills/Westlake- organize an event for a particular month in a particular region

Website – post news, event information, member profiles, event photos/video on our website

Monthly Newsletter – monthly round up of events, activities, notable news from IABC that goes out to members and non-members

Email communications – manage email broadcasts and eventbrite broadcasts during the year

Job Board  – receive and post job openings provided for SoCal during the year (5-10 per month currently), promote and spread awareness of our members-only free channel

Event volunteer – check in registrants, print out badges, etc)

Secretary/Administrator – attend board meetings, take minutes and post, print name badges,

New Member Welcome Committee – volunteers who contact new IABC members, find them a buddy, assist the VP Membership,  introduce new members at events

Programming Committee – volunteers who meet during June and July 2012 to agree and schedule the event calendar for 2012-2013

Volunteering – connect with members and non-members interested in volunteering and connect them to the right director or VP.

 

IABC-LA Congratulates Past President for New Position on the IABC Executive Board

IABC-LA’s Past President, Michael J. Ambrozewicz will be a Director on the IABC 2012-2013 international executive board.  Congratulations, Michael!

As the governing body of IABC, the international executive board develops the strategic plan and direction for the association under the guidance of bylaws approved by the IABC membership. The board supervises, controls and directs the affairs of the association; actively pursues IABC’s mission; determines its policy within the limits of the law, bylaws and articles of incorporation; upholds the IABC Code of Ethics; and supervises the disbursement of funds.

You can find the full IABC press release here: http://news.iabc.com/index.php?s=43&item=271

About MICHAEL J. AMBROZEWICZ – IABC Executive Board Director

Ambrozewicz is manager of corporate communications and diversity & inclusion at DIRECTV. He oversees global strategy communications as well as communications for employees, human resources programs and all benefit plan participants. He has won numerous awards for his communication efforts, including an IABC Gold Quill Award. His responsibilities also include managing DIRECTV’s diversity and inclusion strategy, which coordinates initiatives targeted at the company’s consumer and community marketplaces, inclusive workplace culture and diverse workforce.

Ambrozewicz served two terms as president of IABC Los Angeles, for which he was recognized with an IABC Chapter Leader of the Year honorable mention award. He holds a degree in international business administration and a degree in German studies from Loyola Marymount University. A native Californian, he lives in Los Angeles and has resided in Germany and Poland.

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Master Storytellers: Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

IABC Los Angeles invites you to hear Jet Propulsion Laboratory experts talk about how they use a storytelling approach to excite the public, entice government, and engage employees. All to help make space exploration dreams a reality.

Distinguished JPL Guest Speakers:

  • Stephen Kulczycki, Deputy Director of Communications and Education
  • Dr. Teresa Bailey, Information Science Specialist

“Stories entertain, influence, teach, inform, and uplift. They’re an effective way to communicate and understand an organization’s culture and can help audiences develop a sense of organizational identity.” –Dr. Teresa Bailey

There’s more! See details below about an exclusive JPL tour for a limited number of event registrants.

Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Agenda
5:30 – 6:30P Networking and Hors d’oeuvres
6:30 – 8:00P Presentation and Q&A
8:00P           IABC “After Dark”

Location: Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Theodore von Karman Auditorium
Pasadena, CA 91109   Free parking – JPL guest parking lot

Click here to register for the event on Eventbrite.

Two Special Features!

JPL Tour Exclusive – A tour of JPL will be held from 4:00 – 5:30P on the day of the speaking event. The tour is limited to 18 registered guests on a first-come first-served basis. Email your tour request (after registering for the main event) to dana.k.edler@jpl.nasa.gov. The tour request deadline is May 2, 2012 at 5P.

IABC “After Dark” – Post-event networking opportunity at nearby Altadena Ale House

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IABC Event Committee: Dana Edler, JPL (Chairperson), Adam Kevorkian, Nicole Maury and Cheryl Farrell.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds are only issued when cancellation is made in writing 72 hours before the event.

 

The Care and Feeding of Your Network

IABC/LA Invites You to the Event:

The Care and Feeding of Your Network

Building Your Circle of Trusted Resources

(This event is free for IABC members)

Will 2012 be the year you strengthen your professional connections? IABC Los Angeles invites you to an evening of hands-on practical tips to build your “circle of trust” so it’s there when you need it.

Maybe you have hundreds of LinkedIn connections, but can’t remember the last time you had a meaningful connection within the network. Do you have contacts you can turn to for a job, a vendor, a best practice, a referral, a template or even a communications shoulder to cry on?

 

Helpful tips you’ll learn in a 60-minute interactive session:

1.  Breaking the Ice … or is it a glacier? Big ideas on small talk. How to connect with someone instantly, be memorable, transition to a business need

2.  Your Elevator Pitch. What is it? What should it include? Successful examples

3.  Matchmaker, Matchmaker Connecting others to demonstrate your value

4.  The Art of Follow-Up This differentiates you from 75% of most people. It’s simple, but few ever do it. It can make a world of difference.

 

Date: Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Time:  6:00 PM – 8:00 PM*

Location: Il Fornaio Restaurant 

              1800 Rosecrans Ave                                                                                                

              Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

 Cost: Free to any current IABC member from any Chapter

         $20.00 for non-members

         $10.00 for students with valid ID

Appetizers and one drink included for all attendees

RSVP: February 20, 2012

To Register: Click here

Parking: Free parking in adjacent lotBring your business cards and a friend and join other communications professionals at the authentic Italian, Il Fornaio, Manhattan Beach location. Less than 5 minutes from the 405!
*Agenda  

6:00 – 6:30 Open Networking

6:30 – 7:30 Four Helpful Tips -Interactive session

7:30 – 8:00 Open Networking – Practice what you learned

8:00 onwards – IABC After Dark

Get 3 Free Months IABC Membership!

Get 3 free months added to your membership year and grow your chapter’s membership by recruiting a new corporate membership in March.

Members who recruit a new corporate membership (group of 5 or more from the same company on the same renewal cycle) during the month of March will get three free months of membership for each new corporate package recruited, up to a full year of complimentary membership. All chapter and region volunteers are eligible for this promotion.

Promotion begins on March 1, 2012 and ends on March 31, 2012.

Here are the rules:

1. The referring member must refer the company and a point of contact within that company to Marie Coppola at IABC Headquarters: mcoppola@iabc.com. Marie will send a quote to the company point of contact for a group membership of 5 or more.

2. If payment is received for 5 or more members in a new corporate package from 1 March to 31 March 2012, the referring member gets 3 free months of membership.

3. The limit to this promotion is one full year of free membership. Lifetime members (e.g., 500 Club members) can donate their free months to a member of their choice.

4. The corporate package must be new and not renewing.

5. The corporate package may include both current and new members (IABC prorates dues of current members to get them on the same renewal cycle).

6. Members in the same corporate package may be in any location.

7. IABC accepts separate credit cards from individuals or cost centers for payment for a corporate package.

Questions?

Please email Marie Coppola at mcoppola@iabc.com.

Marie Coppola
IABC Membership Development Director
IABC Headquarters
San Francisco

Communicating Complex Change: Health Care Reform

Are you overwhelmed by details of health care reform?

How do you communicate complex change to your audiences?

IABC Los Angeles invites you to hear communications experts discuss the basics of health care reform and how to communicate it to various constituencies.

This two-hour seminar allows diverse stakeholders to share their communications strategies about the ground-breaking legislation. Speakers will address health care messages targeted to the general public, physicians, under-served communities and others.

Panelists represent organizations serving local and national audiences:

Date: March 21, 2012    

Time: 5:30 – 8:00P
Agenda
5:30 – 6:00P    Buffet and Networking
6:00 – 8:00P   Panel Session – Q&A
8:00P                IABC “After Dark”

Location:
L.A. Care Health Plan   

1055 W. 7th Street
10th Floor Conference Room 1017
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Parking is available for $5 per entry across the street from L.A. Care Health Plan.

Register on Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3021388053

IABC Proudly Welcomes L.A. Care Health Plan

Official Event Sponsor

L.A. Care Health Plan logo

“As the nation’s largest public health plan, we are dedicated to helping Los Angeles County residents obtain health care for their families from doctors and other health care providers who understand and respect them.”

IABC “After Dark” is a post-event networking opportunity. Details coming soon.

For event inquiries, email LA-Communications@iabc.com

Visit IABC Los Angeles and IABC International

Event Committee: Cheryl Farrell, Cheryl Farrell Communications; Paromita Ghosh, L.A. Care Health Plan; Adam Kevorkian, Kaiser Permanente; T.J. Stevko, Cimone Farrell

March is Member-Get-A-Corporate Member Month

Follow this space for more information…

February is IABC Worldwide Member Month

February is special! It is an IABC Worldwide Member Month.

This means that for new or lapsed members who join or re-join IABC, we’ll waive the usual application fee of US$40 for faxed/mailed/phoned enrollments; US$30 for Internet enrollments.

Please remember: applications must be *received* at the San Francisco Headquarters office during the month of February to qualify. This promotion does not affect renewing members, transitional members or students, who never pay the application fee anyway.