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Event wrap-up: midweek mingle leadership index edition

26 Oct 2019

Members and friends enjoyed more than a complimentary drink and chance to catch up at our springtime midweek mingle on 25 September. We were pleased to welcome Isentia's Chief Insights Officer Khali Sakkas to introduce the newly released report, Leadership Index ED3: Leading through crisis. IABC Canberra members mingle at Hotel Kurrajong before the talk. As Khali explained, 'Leadership is never more tested than when it is under stress. When a crisis hits, how a leader acts, beh..... Read more »

Are you ready to stretch yourself in 2020? Board nominations now open

22 Oct 2019

As we come to the end of another busy year it’s time to reflect and reset for the year ahead. If you are looking to stretch yourself in 2020 joining the IABC Canberra Board could be just the thing. Serving on the IABC Canberra Board is a great opportunity to grow your professional skills, build your personal network, and have the opportunity to contribute to the communication profession not just in Canberra but across the world.  We are looking for experienced communication profess..... Read more »

3 tips for writing your Gold Quill Awards submission

20 Oct 2019

It’s time to start turning our attention to the Gold Quill Awards. We’re hoping that you will consider submitting some work that you’ve done this year. There are four Divisions, each with a number of categories under which you can submit your work. While submissions are due on 9 January 2020, it’s a good thing to start early and plan how you will write your submission. Here are our tips from an experienced awards judge on the top three areas that sometimes ‘fall down’ when it ..... Read more »

IABC for students

5 Oct 2019

When it comes time for students to say good-bye to university and embark on a career journey in communications, it helps to be part of a professional network to smooth the path during that transition. Most people who join their professional association are super-busy in both their professional and personal lives and leverage their membership as a means of keeping up to date with what’s going on in their industry or sector. It’s well known that being a member of a professional..... Read more »

Event wrap-up: Corporate Rebels

7 Sep 2019

Special thanks to our event partners Cordelta Digital and Synergy Group. Together with IPAA ACT we hosted the Corporate Rebels co-founders Pim de Moree and Joost Minaar at the National Gallery of Australia on 7 August. Since 2016, Pim and Joost have studied progressive organisations and interviewed over one hundred of the world’s best thinkers on alternative ways of working. They joined us for an afternoon's conversation on how to 'shake up' the workplace, make wo..... Read more »

Event wrap-up: Live streaming and the law, managing risk on social media

29 Jul 2019

In early July, we held an invitation-only breakfast for some of our members and with experts on social media and Australian law. We discussed recent changes to Australian law relating to the sharing of violent abhorrent material online and what it means for social media managers across the private, non-profit and public sectors. Parliament passed amendments swiftly in response to the live-streaming of the Christchurch terror attack, however some legal advocates have suggested the broad ..... Read more »

Event wrap-up: Communicating Space

11 Jun 2019

It was a packed house for our Communicating Space event at the Shine Dome on Monday, 3 June 2019. We featured a series of presentations on the communication voyage to launch the visual brand for Australia’s first Space Agency. Check out the tweets below for a summary of the event! IABC Canberra President Alison Senti, Virginia Dove from Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, Head of the Australian Space Agency Dr Me..... Read more »

Comms Clusters and Reputation Management

7 Jun 2019

Mike Kaiser, a Partner at KPMG, shares his insights on PR disasters and managing reputation. Join us for our free Midweek Mingle on 12 June to hear more from Mike on Comms Clusters. Corporate Australia is facing unprecedented challenges to protect its reputation and build trust between government, business and citizens. We’ve seen an explosion of scrutiny, citizen journalism and online activism, alongside a growing number of Royal Commissions. Boards and Executives are realising that repu..... Read more »

Federal Budget 2019 wrap-up

9 Apr 2019

Over the past week, our newsfeeds reached 'peak Budget' and at times we were tempted (briefly!) to buy our phones in the veggie patch for a break! If you were feeling the same, here's a summary of what you missed... The ABC live blogged Treasurer Josh Frydenburg's first Budget, then Opposition Leader Bill Shorten's Budget reply two days later. There was a summary of Budget 'winners and losers' on, but it was Julie Bishop's blue sequined dress ..... Read more »

How elections impact comms strategies

5 Mar 2019

The upcoming Federal Election could bring new challenges to organisations which have deployed public affairs/communications strategies to influence policy outcomes. Similar challenges will apply to public servants charged with implementing new policies that will require communication services to ensure effective implementation. Whoever wins the election, the policy platforms of both major parties will require broad based consultation across every business sector in the economy, as well as wi..... Read more »

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