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Senior Communicators SIG: Being an effective, trusted advisor

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am
  • Online event
  • March 10, 2021

Join IABC/BC’s upcoming Senior Communicators Special Interest Group (SIG) virtual session, this time with a focus on building trust with your executive team. The Senior Communicators SIG offers seasoned professionals — those with 15+ years’ experience—an opportunity to exchange ideas in a supportive, informal environment.

Our executive needs the unique role of communicators to achieve clarity, alignment, trust, and connection. As a senior communicator, we can be their trusted advisors. Advisors enhance the effectiveness of our executives to lead. As advisors, we need to hold a unique combination of experience, empathy, knowledge, and skill. With our support, executives can elevate connections, understanding, and influence through their leadership.

In this SIG conversation, we will unearth how we engage our executives to increase their ability to communicate and influence. This session will be facilitated by:

Ryan Williams, MA, ABC, MC; Partner, Tekara Organizational Effectiveness; President, TWI Surveys Inc.; Former IABC/BC Vice President (2012)

Ryan specializes in leadership, communications, organizational design, and stakeholder engagement. His experience for the past 20 years has included all types of organizational design from functional and corporate strategy facilitation, culture reviews, organizational restructuring, leadership development programs, to change management support around large scale transformations.

Ryan has won five International Association of Business Communicators’ (IABC) Gold Quill Awards and was recognized by the International Public Relations Institute (IPR) with the Golden Ruler Award of Excellence for Measurement in 2004 for his work with the Alberta Medical Association. He has led communication projects with many well know global organizations like United Technologies, ESPN, PepsiCo, International Monetary Fund, Conagra Brands, and Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Ryan earned his Masters of Arts in Leadership (MA) from Trinity Western University in 2007, and has a Bachelor of Arts in Recreation Administration with a major in Community Development from The University of Alberta.

He is also the past Chair of the IABC Research Committee and past Executive Board Member of IABC.

Registration fees

  • Members: Free
  • Non-Members: $10

Due to the intimate conversation-style format of these sessions, space is limited, so sign up soon!

The Zoom link will be shared via email the day before the event. If you have any questions, please email sigs (at) iabc.bc.ca. All refund requests must be made 48 hours prior to the event date.

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are small, informal gatherings currently held online via Zoom, where like-minded communicators meet to connect and exchange knowledge around relevant, emerging topics within the communications community. There is no charge for IABC/BC members, and a nominal fee for non-members.

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