Learning and Professional Development Opportunities

IABC Orange County provides a myriad of opportunities for learning and professional development. Our monthly Network and Knowledge Series features outstanding speakers on relevant topics, and our affiliation with the International Association of Business Communicators worldwide provides members with access to information on Gold and Silver Quill Awards, communications certifications, online magazines and the IABC World Conference.

Each month, the Network and Knowledge Series highlights a top speaker or panel to share insight and tips with communicators  as well as networking opportunities. Topics cover everything from social media to branding to crisis communications. Check the IABC-OC event calendar to see what we have coming up. We hope you can join us! 

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January 2018

We’ve Been Hacked! Weathering the Communications Storm of a Massive Data Breach

January 16 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Taps, 13390 Jamboree Rd.
Irvine, CA 92602 United States
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It's a message no communications practitioner wants to hear -- or deliver. Yet, as we have witnessed, with some of the world's biggest, most sophisticated and trusted brands, a large-scale data breach can happen in the blink of an eye.Is your company or organization prepared with a comprehensive communications plan? You'll learn how to develop one after attending IABC Orange County's January Program. Hear two communications experts with first-hand experience managing communications related to data breaches across several industries share…

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To Niche or Not to Niche

January 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Citrus Café, 1481 Edinger Ave.
Tustin, 92780 United States
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If you've even dipped a toe into the entrepreneurship waters, you've heard the "To Specialize or Generalize" arguments. You may be uncertain about whether niching is appropriate for you, afraid to pigeonhole your business by selecting a single specialization and -- to borrow a phrase -- putting all of your eggs in that basket.On January 24, Joseph Aldrich, Principal Consultant for The Cypress Group, will guide IABC's IndyComm group through an exploration of whether positioning yourself as an authority in…

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