Build Your Leadership Brand (webinar)

Register below to watch our recorded Learning Lounge webinar with Alison Davis, CEO and Founder of Davis & Company, about how to communicate your value persuasively and authentically.

In these challenging times, it’s more important than ever for your talents and contributions to be recognized. That’s why it’s critical to define your leadership brand—the qualities that set you apart and make you successful—and to convey that brand every day. Learn how a leadership brand can help you succeed in any arena: professional, personal and community.

You’ll also learn how to:

  • Define your brand
  • Learn from positive—and negative—role models
  • Leverage your brand to inspire trust, clarify purpose and build confidence
  • Maintain your brand under pressure (especially when having tough conversations)
  • Use both tried-and-true methods and newish technology to advance your brand

Open access for members. Register here to watch the recording:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3002360902272941826

About our Presenter

Alison Davis sets the strategic direction for Davis & Company and leads the development of new products and services. Since founding the company in 1984, she has provided senior counsel to clients such as Johnson & Johnson, Motorola Solutions, Nestlé, Roche and Rogers Communications. Alison holds a bachelor’s degree from Douglass College, Rutgers University.

About the IABC-LA Learning Lounge

IABC Los Angeles is proud to host this monthly series of online webinars for communications professionals in Southern California and around the world. Every month, we gather together from our homes and offices to learn from experts in our field, share best practices and build relationships with colleagues across the communication profession. Each Learning Lounge is a conversation about the trends and issues that are on YOUR mind, as well as sharing ideas and best practices with one another. It is a great, fun way to learn something new, get inspired or just enjoy getting to meet other communication professionals.  Since it’s an online event, you can join from anywhere – so grab some lunch and join us from the comfort of your office, home or wherever you’re at.

Social Business vs. Social Media: What’s the Difference and Why Does It Matter? (webinar)

Register below to watch our recorded Learning Lounge webinar with social business expert Justin Levy about the ongoing evolution of how social technologies are used, viewed and leveraged within organizations. Far from its origins as a simple and useful communication and networking tool, this area of our profession has grown into something much more powerful, with the potential to revolutionize not just communications but the very way we build and manage our businesses.

Justin heads up global social media at Citrix, where he is an advisor on all social media activities across the company. Justin works on a wide range of projects, developing social media strategies and helping to scale social media across the company. Much of his time time is spent designing flexible frameworks, educational programs and governance processes that are foundational building blocks that team, regional or campaign-level strategies can be built on top of.

Prior to joining Citrix, Justin was an Executive Director at New Marketing Labs, a social media and digital communications agency where he worked with clients ranging from Fortune 500 brands to small-to-medium sized businesses including: SAS, Sony, PepsiCo and several others. He is the author of the bestselling book, Facebook Marketing: Designing Your Next Marketing Campaign.

Open for members to view. Register here to watch the recording:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2665403469312952834

About the IABC-LA Learning Lounge

IABC Los Angeles is proud to host this monthly series of online webinars for communications professionals in Southern California and around the world. Every month, we gather together from our homes and offices to learn from experts in our field, share best practices and build relationships with colleagues across the communication profession. Each Learning Lounge is a conversation about the trends and issues that are on YOUR mind, as well as sharing ideas and best practices with one another. It is a convenient, fun way to learn something new, get inspired or just enjoy getting to meet other communication professionals.  Since it’s an online event, you can join from anywhere – so grab some lunch and join us from the comfort of your office, home or wherever you’re at.

Organizational Adaptability in a Complex World (webinar)

Register below to watch our recorded Learning Lounge webinar from June 2015: “Organizational Adaptability in a Complex World.” This webinar consisted of a conversation with Jeff Martindale and John Previtera from the McChrystal Group about improving communications and decision-making flows within any organization.

Complexity necessitates a new operating model – one that allows organizations to understand the interdependencies affecting the market and to operate with the speed and effectiveness to lead it. Jeff and John how their experience and research demonstrates that adaptive organizations must excel in four capabilities:

  • Shared Consciousness – An emergent intelligence that is created by a holistic understanding of the operating environment and a high level of internal connectivity
  • Empowered Execution – The decentralization of decision-making to the lowest appropriate level
  • Trust – Faith in the intent and competence of one’s colleagues
  • Common Purpose – The way a group of free agents is transformed into a cohesive, orderly and aligned team around a common set of objectives

Register here to watch the recording:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2816337828503906561

About our Presenters

Jeff Martindale is a Project Lead for client engagements in McChrystal Group’s West Region, where he partners with technology executives in both software and hardware companies to implement the company’s CrossLead system.  A retired US Army Colonel, Jeff spent over 27 years serving in both conventional and special operations organizations, including 9 years in the elite 75th Ranger Regiment. From 2010 to 2011, Jeff commanded a Brigade Task Force of over 4,000 US soldiers and coordinated the efforts of special operations forces, US interagency organizations, and Afghan Security Forces to defeat the Taliban insurgency in Kandahar City and restore control to the Afghan Government as part of the surge strategy in Afghanistan.

John Previtera had a 28-year career in the US Navy before joining the McChrystal Group. While on the Navy’s SEAL Teams, John deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, and the Philippines in various different capacities. After retiring from the Navy, John taught Human Behavior Pattern Recognition & Analysis to active duty SEALs and Green Berets.

About the IABC-LA Learning Lounge

IABC Los Angeles is proud to host this monthly series of online webinars for communications professionals in Southern California and around the world. Every month, we gather together from our homes and offices to learn from experts in our field, share best practices and build relationships with colleagues across the communication profession. Each Learning Lounge is a conversation about the trends and issues that are on YOUR mind, as well as sharing ideas and best practices with one another. It is a great, fun way to learn something new, get inspired or just enjoy getting to meet other communication professionals.  Since it’s an online event, you can join from anywhere – so grab some lunch and join us from the comfort of your office, home or wherever you’re at.

 

IABC-LA Learning Lounge: “Hack Your Life” with Demir Gjokaj, Productivity Expert and Founder of Lifehack Bootcamp

Spend your time and energy on the things that matter.

Register below to watch our recorded Learning Lounge webinar from April 2015: “Hack Your Life” with Demir Gjokaj, founder of Lifehack Bootcamp,

Demir shares an overview of current trends in lifehacking and productivity, plus actionable tips to find less stress, more freedom and more peace of mind.

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8311206560842152962

Demir Gjokaj, founder of Lifehack Bootcamp

“What I’m talking about is hacking your habits, systems, and tools so that you can have the luxuries we imagine billionaires have (but actually don’t): less stress, more freedom, peace of mind, the option to chase any dream.”
Questions about the event, or about IABC-LA?
Email Nick Duggan at communications-vp@iabcla.com.

“IABC-LA Learning Lounge: Hot Topics in Communications” Engages and Informs

On November 18, 2014, the chapter kicked off a new online event series “IABC-LA Learning Lounge: Hot Topics in Communications.”  In one pithy and productive lunch hour, IABC-LA members shared experience on social media, intranet engagement and career advancement. The online event format allowed for very efficient and effective resource sharing, and most of all, for members to reach out to other members to gain more fluency in a particular platform, software or resource.  Board Member Nick Duggan of Citrix hosted the webinar.

Highlights included:

  • An in-depth discussion on whether or not larger companies engage social media, both externally and internally.
    • Challenges faced by members included: social media generally used yet compliance, info security and corporate reputation issues (Board Member Vinca Russell of Amgen), how to get C-suite execs involved and model productive social media behavior; external corporate social media communities thrive yet internal communities are challenged.
    • What’s working: Merging/blending social media with real world events as a cornerstone comms strategy (not an offshoot).
    • Bill Spaniel complimented Janie Warren of Disney’s “dig-deep usage” of social media. Janie said it’s a work-in-progress at Disney to use social media tools that fully engage employees.
  • “SharePoint is so ubiquitous.” stated IABCLA President Mike Spasoff. He noted most major companies are not as educated on the competition. So what’s emerging in the intranet world?
    • Jive got Rebecca Gallagher’s attention in terms of it’s internal security benefits.
    • Igloo specifically markets itself against SharePoint. “Igloo is an intranet you’ll actually like” is the tagline.
    • Denise Pierre recommends prescientdigital.com
    • Nick Duggan of Citrix stated it takes 2-3 years for a new system to be embraced by employees or an audience. Change is hard. Yet benefits those who resist it the most, initially. Leslie Dodson of Kaiser Permanente noted KP had to take something away in order to put something in place. KP took a paper system away that did not facilitate sharing of information in a truly engaged way. While an uproar happened initially, now KP physicians “can’t live without the portal.”

Everyone on the call got at least one very valuable resource takeaway to use in his/her respective work environment.

What’s on your communications mind? The IABC-LA Learning Lounge: Hot Topics in Communications webinar series invites you to engage, discover and gain resources to conquer your next communications challenge…while helping another member!