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Get two of IABC Academy's popular self-paced courses, “Strategic Communication Planning” and “The Communication Audit,” in one affordable bundle. In "Strategic Communication Planning," IABC Fellow Mary Ann McCauley will instruct you on how to: Identify and describe the elements of the strategic planning process. Through research, identify and evaluate a business need or opportunity and audience characteristics. Develop measurable objectives to provide direction to deliver meaningful communication outcomes and outputs. Identify strategies and construct tactics that are consistent with research findings, the business need and audience preferences. Review and consider applied ethical dilemmas inherent in the strategic planning process. In "The Communication Audit," Gayle Goodman will instruct you on how to: Assess the communication culture within an organization Identify the strengths and weaknesses of your organization’s communications program. Measure the effectiveness of the existing communication channels within your organization. Recognize key indicators and establish benchmarks for evaluating communication impact. Develop strategies to address identified weaknesses and bridge gaps.   Normally, these courses cost $175 each for IABC members or $350 total, and $250 each or $500 total for non-members. But through this Learning Path, you get the package for $295 as an IABC member and $425 as a nonmember. This is a two-course Learning Path. Read More

Learn critical social media skills from communications expert and published author Nicole Matejic. In “Using Analytics to Drive Social Media Success” Nicole will dive into Twitter, Facebook and Google Analytics to show you how to read and apply smart data for strategic communications effect, as well as how to craft meaningful reports on your results for your organization or clients. In "Using Social Media as a Crisis Brand Newsroom,” she’ll give you the practical tools and knowledge you need to establish and deploy a social media crisis brand newsroom that gives your organization the ability to drive your crisis narrative. Read More

Executing isn’t enough. Communicators are also looked upon to research and then measure their results. This two-course bundle gives you what you need as a communicator in these critical areas. With “Research Made Easy: The Critical Data You Need for Communications Success,” you’ll learn why research is the foundation you need to drive your communications strategy. Then, in “Mastering Analytics: Customize Your Communication Measurement Plan,“ you’ll learn how to identify key business goals and create the metrics and programs to optimize performance, and more! Read More

Preparing for the SCMP exam? This bundle provides a refresher in the areas of Advising & Leadership, Management, and Strategy Development, with these three courses: Management Skills for Communicators Strategic Engagement: Engaging Leaders to Engage Others How to Add Measurable Value as a Strategic Adviser Completing this Learning Path provides 12 of the 20 hours of recent training (CEUs) you'll be required to show proof of over the past two years when you apply for the SCMP program. Please note: Completion of this course does not guarantee a passing score on the exam. Read More

        Presented by: Angela Sinickas, ABC   The course will be led by Angela Sinickas, ABC, who is CEO of Sinickas Communications, Inc. Angela has 40 years of experience in organizational communication, including managerial roles ranging from supervisor to vice president in corporations, and as a communication consulting practice leader of Mercer’s LA and SF offices. She earned a master’s degree in Leadership from Northeastern University in 2014 and was named a Fellow of IABC in 2008. See her full bio at: Do you feel that you’re always the one to give in when there’s a conflict between you and a peer or boss? Do you worry that your recommendations to management don’t get the focused attention they deserve? Were you thrown into a management role without any training? Have you been struggling with managing a team of communicators? Or just one specific staff member? If you answered "yes" to one or more of these questions, you will benefit from the IABC Academy’s offering: "Management Skills for Communicators." Some managers think they’re automatically good communicators because they know how to write an email and conduct a conversation. We know they’re often mistaken. Communicators who happen to have “manager” in their title and a number of direct reports should not make the same mistake and assume that they’re automatically good managers. Yet, management skills can be learned just as communication skills can. This workshop will help communicators assess their current managerial skill levels, give them guidance on practical tips to become more effective managers, and suggest ways to practice those skills between sessions.   Read More

   Facilitated by Dane Wiseman Analytics and measurement plans are not a one size fits all. This fully customizable program takes the analytics and measurement knowledge that you currently have and applies it to new measurement, attribution and modeling frameworks. In four sessions, this program will enable you to evaluate your current communications plan and advance your understanding and implementation of analytics solutions for the improvement of both online and offline channels. This course provides an end-to-end approach to measurement and analytics methodologies that shape communications efforts. Participants will receive training in various on-site and offsite analytics tools and how to select a technology stack that fits their needs. Course participants will gain an understanding of how to establish reporting structures and how to set strategy and KPIs for future communications efforts. The course will explore the evolving features communications channels create and how brands should anticipate and build content targeting strategies based on actions and analytics. Participants will also learn how to incorporate the latest tools and visualization best practices for reporting to the C-Suite.  Dane Wiseman, Director of Marketing for AirPR, focuses on customer acquisition and connecting communications professionals to industry-leading measurement and analytics solutions. With an interest in emerging best practices in analytics, Dane has managed advertising budgets and incorporated new advertising technologies for Fortune 500 companies through partnerships and certifications with Google and Microsoft. He has also been recognized for his innovative brand marketing strategies. Prior to joining the AirPR team, he led marketing efforts for media monitoring solution Critical Mention and evolved brand strategies at the integrated digital advertising agency ethology. Fun Fact: Dane teaches the next generation of marketing and analytics professionals in graduate and advanced diploma programs at New York University. Read More

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