Author: IABC Manitoba

IABC MB President, Mekala Wickramasinghe talks about the First 100 days of presidency with her team and the stellar events and services coming up throughout the year!

IABC MB President, Mekala Wickramasinghe talks about the First 100 days of presidency with her team and the stellar events and services coming up throughout the year.   So, you have completed first 100 days as IABC MB president. Can you tell us about your experience so far? Is it 100 days already!? Feels like yesterday when we had the Strategic Planning Session inside a boat (literally) at Marine Museum in Selkirk, Manitoba. Since July, we have been working together to get programming year done. It’s been a fabulous yet a busy quarter.   What’s the highlight of your year? It’s our diverse and talented team. They bring variety of skills from their educational backgrounds, their passions, and their workplaces. Our board meetings help us face our challenges together. We are an operational board. That means we are unpaid volunteers. And this term is the busiest in everyone’s day jobs. Yet, we have been putting 10-20 hours on some weeks on making sure that we have the best services ahead.   Your team is wonderful. What are the key steps you take when planning the programs and events? First, we did a Strategic Planning Retreat, a full day event in a fun place. We had a third-party facilitator and the chair of the IABC Canada West Region. We looked at how the past year went, assessed the feedback through...

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How leaders spark or destroy culture and employee engagement- March 2019 PD Event

How leaders spark or destroy culture and employee engagement- March 2019 PD Event Wednesday, March 6 | 8:30 am to 12:00 pm | Fort Garry Room (3rd floor), Delta, Winnipeg Description Culture is ‘in’ with leaders. The end goal? High employee engagement, which favorably impacts the customer experience. Executives love to craft a lofty culture strategy with idealistic characteristics. Whether you’re in communications or HR, convincing management that their behaviors matter more than your wonderful strategies is a tough sell. Actions speak louder than words. Leadership actions – and inaction – make or break culture initiatives and boost or erode employee engagement. Why attend? This presentation will share best practices and practical examples on how to define, build and embed a great culture in your organization.   About Kellie Garrett (@KellieLGarrett) Kellie Garrett is a leadership expert and certified coach who works with organizations and teams to align business strategy, culture and leadership behaviors. She also coaches individuals, helping them to slay inner dragons and get out of their own way so they can shine. Kellie is a Board Director with the Regina Airport and Mental Health Commission of Canada. Awards include Master Communicator (IABC), Canada’s 100 Powerful Women, Top 25 Women of Influence, CPRS President’s Award for Outstanding PR & Communication Management, and Canadian Red Cross Humanitarian Award for voluntarism in autism and other areas. Kellie was Senior...

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A Seat at the Table: How effective communicators earn the respect of their leaders- November 2018 PD Event

A Seat at the Table: How effective communicators earn the respect of their leaders- November 2018 PD Event Tuesday, November 27 | 11:30 am to 2 pm | Delta, Winnipeg   Description Priya Bates comes to Winnipeg on November 27 and will provide practical tips for building the brand of your communication function. Priya will share case studies of communicators who moved from order-taker to strategic advisor, cautionary tales of communicators resistant to change, and her lessons learned from years working inside and outside large organizations. Why attend: Click here to watch and listen to Priya Bates on what she has to say! Build the credibility of your role and team. Identify actions you can take today to advance your career in your organization. Earn the respect of senior leaders and a seat at the decision-making table.   EXCLUSIVE THINK TANK SESSION (only 10 seats available) Don’t miss this IABC Manitoba opportunity: After the luncheon, Priya Bates, award-winning public relations professional will host an intimate workshop dealing with communications issues. Two hours. TEN SEATS only. One of Canada’s top communicators will answer your questions and share with the group best practices in modern business communications. You will leave inspired and armed with the tools and strategy to tackle your next communications challenge head-on. An incredible value of $50 we’re delighted to offer our guests. Add this option in the...

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September is the New January- Fall Communicators Mixer

September is the New January – Fall 2018 Communicators Mixer Renew| Recharge| Revitalize   IABC Manitoba presents its Fall 2018 Communicators Mixer “September is the New January” at the Merchant Kitchen on Monday, September 24, 2018. It’s Fall and that means getting down to business with planning your 2019 and building on your success from this year. Come network with fellow communicators and marketers whilst making new friends and sharing your knowledge, enjoying complimentary drinks, appetizers and snacks. We also have some door prizes in store! *each guest responsible for their own beverages. REGISTER NOW Tickets: $10 – $15...

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PROGRAM COORDINATOR, COMMUNICATIONS – The Canola Council of Canada Closing date: September 10th, 2018 Contact name: Patti McKenzie, Associate Consultant, Scott Wolfe Management Inc. Email:   The Canola Council of Canada (CCC) is a full value chain organization representing canola growers, life science companies, processors and exporters.  Our mission is to advance the growth and profitability of the canola industry based on innovation, sustainability, resilience and the creation of superior value for a healthier world. Currently we are seeking a: PROGRAM COORDINATOR, COMMUNICATIONS Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, this important role is a unique and exciting career opportunity for a highly motivated and creative professional.  If you have strong experience in website and graphic design, and a passion for communications, we want to hear from you.   The Program Coordinator, Communications is responsible for working with the CCC team in developing and delivering effective communications that support the mission and vision of the CCC and the canola industry. Reporting to the Director, Communications, your primary responsibilities will include: developing and delivering communications tools that increase awareness and understanding of canola agronomic research and innovation, and other public affairs issues important to canola growers, crop production influencers, and other industry stakeholders; working with internal and external resources to plan and coordinate the continued improvement and promotion of the Canola Research Hub (an online platform that helps growers transform research findings...

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