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Tuesday, September 20, 2016
IABC/Toronto e-Lert
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In this issue:

  1. Participate in IABC/Toronto’s mentoring program and see the value of membership
  2. Members, find your next job on IABC/Toronto’s CareerLine
  3. LAST NOTICE! Video Story Telling Workshop on September 27
  4. Only 12 spaces left! CHANGE is the new black for communications on October 27
  5. PIC members, please take our survey
  6. Get social with PIC
  7. Submit 2017 IABC World Conference speaking proposals by September 30
  8. Experience highly-rated speakers from the 2016 IABC World Conference

Participate in IABC/Toronto’s mentoring program and see the value of membership

Applications are now being accepted for IABC/Toronto’s 2016-17 Mentorship Program. Available as a members-only benefit, this is a valuable learning experience—whether you are a student, new grad, junior communicator or seasoned professional— and can help you become an effective communicator.

IABC/Toronto’s mentoring program runs from mid-October until the end of May. It includes structured matching between mentors and mentees, one group meeting and a series of monthly one-on-one meetings between the mentoring partners.

The program gives mentees a chance to learn new skills from someone further ahead in their career and allows mentors to learn about fresh ideas outside their circle of friends and colleagues. Mentors also have a chance to be nominated for the Mentor of the Year Award.

Want to mentor or be mentored?

Please complete the online form by September 30, 2016. IABC/Toronto will match you with a mentor or mentee based on your shared interests and goals.

You must be a current member of IABC/Toronto to participate in the mentorship program. Join IABC today or renew your membership.


Members, find your next job on IABC/Toronto’s CareerLine


Try IABC/Toronto’s CareerLine and gain value from your IABC/Toronto membership. Each year, more than 200 communication and PR career opportunities, from junior to senior levels, are posted online for members only.
 
Your next job could be one of the following positions now open for resumés from IABC/Toronto members:
  1. Account Manager
  2. Anti-Racism Directorate - Strategic Communications Office
  3. Business Development Consultant
  4. Communications Officer (Campaigns/Social Media/Planning)
  5. Communications and Outreach Officer – Bilingual
  6. Communications Consultant
  7. Corporate Affairs Coordinator
Members can access these and more listings by going to http://toronto.iabc.com/careerline/careers/
 
Looking to hire an IABC/Toronto communicator?
Members and non-members can post a job at the same flat rate.
  • $230 plus HST  –  Junior, intermediate or senior positions or an RFP position
  • $30 plus HST  –  Internships (must note internship in job title)
  • $100 plus HST  –  Freelance positions
 To post a job online, please go to http://toronto.iabc.com/careerline/post-a-job/

LAST NOTICE! Video Story Telling Workshop on September 27


Tuesday, September 27, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Doubletree by Hilton Toronto, Victoria Room, 108 Chestnut St., Toronto
 
This event is now at 90% capacity. Be sure to register soon and join award-winning independent writer, director and producer James Hyslop for an entertaining and hands-on 90-minute session on storytelling in corporate videos.

The evening session will include a one-hour workshop on the elements of video production, followed by group assignments on a specific scenario, for example crisis management, a product launch, corporate image, a cause or CSR initiative. Groups will present their stories to James Hyslop for feedback and discussion.
 
This workshop is intended for mid- to senior-level communication, marketing and PR professionals.
 
CMPs: This session may qualify for up to five points of professional development.
 
Registration fees: (include admission, refreshments and networking)
  • $58 plus HST: IABC member rate ($65.54 with HST)
  • $88 plus HST: Non-member rate ($99.44 with HST)  
Register now


Only 12 spaces left!


Thursday, October 27, 6 to 8:30 p.m., St. Andrew’s Club & Conference Centre, 150 King St. West, Inverness Room, 27th Floor, Toronto
 
Organizational transformations are becoming the new norm. If your organization hasn’t been through a large change project yet, it will. Are YOU ready for change?
 
Come hear from communication change experts Annette Martell and Jody Humble on how and why CEOs’ primary leadership trait today is “change agent,” and what should be in a communicator’s toolkit to help senior executives successfully lead change.

In this session, you’ll learn:
  • What change management really looks like
  • What opportunities senior communicators can pursue to support their executives’ change lineup
  • How to expand your communication team’s skills to incorporate change management capabilities
  • How to productively partner with in-house or consultant change management practitioners
CMPs: This session may qualify for up to five points of professional development.

Registration fees: (include admission, refreshments, networking)
  • $58 plus HST: IABC members ($65.54 with HST)
  • $88 plus HST: Non-members ($99.44 with HST)
Register now

PIC members, please take our survey

Professional Independent Communicators (PIC) serves the learning, networking and marketing needs of communicators who run their own business. As we plan our 2016-17 professional development lineup, we want to know more about how we can help our members.
 
PIC members, please complete this survey — it takes six minutes or less! — and help us better understand your current business activities, challenges and learning interests. Your answers will shape our events this coming season.
 
Please fill out the survey now

Get social with PIC


Wednesday, October 5, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Ave., Toronto
 
Join IABC/Toronto PIC members and friends for the first of our social networking events this season. PIC socials allow you to meet new people or get to know others better, bounce ideas off your fellow indies, practise your elevator speech or get answers to questions.
 
While it's pay-your-own-way for drinks and snacks, the intriguing chats and friendly atmosphere are on the house. Please register by October 4 so we can provide an estimate of numbers to the venue and save your seat. We look forward to seeing you there!
 
Register now


Submit 2017 IABC World Conference speaking proposals by September 30
 

The 2017 IABC World Conference will be held in Washington D.C., June 11-14, 2017. This year’s theme is Global Business: Lead Communication—Make Real Impact.
 
Do you have a presentation that will educate communicators on the rise of communication in the global marketplace or teach new skills and approaches? If so, submit a proposal by September 30 for the 2017 IABC World Conference.




Experience highly-rated speakers from the 2016 IABC World Conference


Participate in webinars by speakers from the 2016 IABC World Conference in New Orleans and preview the kind of high-quality learning you can expect at the 2017 event in Washington D.C.
 
The Best of Show is a global virtual learning experience that expands your knowledge with insightful webinars delivered by prominent thought leaders from around the world.
 
Sessions are US$125 members/US$175 non-members. Register for all five sessions and get a bundled discount of 25% off.
 
Click here to learn more about the Best of Show webinar sessions.
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