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June 2020

Getting a Toehold in the Gig Economy: Zoom Lunchtime Roundtable for Freelancers

June 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

IABCLA invites you to be one of a dozen freelancers (new and experienced) who are looking for a toehold in the gig economy during the pandemic market upheaval. Whew! Join Jake White, independent communications specialist in discussing the challenges and rewards of a freelance career. Jake can review business issues like setting up a web presence, establishing an LLC and paying business tax. Or you can discuss social media and marketing in the pandemic economy. This small group one-hour session will…

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July 2020

Zoom Happy Hour: Powering up virtual teams and strengthening digital connections!

July 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Kick back, get ready to make connections and get serious about effectively managing virtual teams. IABCLA is hosting a virtual happy hour for LA communications professionals. Kombucha or Campari, Shiraz, Stout or Sprite -- bring your drink of choice, add your best Zoom background, and get ready to learn about how to boost your skills, leading your virtual team. What do you need to do to work productively on Zoom to get things done, to manage stress and strengthen team…

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August 2020

The Race is On: Talking about Identity in the Corporate Workplace

August 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The business case for diversity is now overwhelming — but how do we begin to have the conversations that will move the needle on representation in our organizations? Join Beverly Durham, Program Director of ColorComm, and Farida Habeeb, Ph.D., Communications and DE&I expert, for an interactive webinar that breaks down how to talk about identity in the workplace. Participants will leave with actionable steps for culturally-sensitive communication with customers, employees, and corporate leadership.

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Lunch Time Round Table – A Discussion About Today’s Employee Experience

August 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

We know that many companies have now committed to being largely remote through much of 2021, and that the adrenalin of the initial phase of the pandemic has worn off. Everyone is exhausted, and we are clearly on a change journey with no end in sight... So how are companies approaching employee experience and communication over the next 6-12 months? So, how then do we as professional communicators support our organizations to: - Ensure employee engagement and avoid performance 'drop…

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September 2020

IABCLA SoCal Happy Hour: Build Your Network and Share Tips and Tricks for Succeeding in the Coronavirus Job Market

September 10 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

It’s never easy looking for work, and right now it might be the toughest job market ever. But all of us are smarter than any one of us, so let’s get together to build our networks – and share our experiences in navigating the job market. What makes for a successful ZOOM interview? What are employers looking for in remote communicators? What should you expect from online onboarding? Bring your own brew and join us on September 10. Karen Trachtenberg…

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