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May 2021


May 1, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
IABC GCCC Certification

As a business communicator, professional certification can elevate your career and help keep your skills fresh and applicable. It provides a great opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge and expertise. And it could help you land your next big opportunity or perform at a higher level in your current role. Are you ready to get started? A key component of the GCCC certification process (included in Section B) is training experience. Within two-years of an examination date, CMP requires 40 hours…

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August 2021

Summer Taco Tuesday Mixer

August 31, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$40 – $55
August Taco Tuesday Mixer

Join us for in-person networking, tacos, and cocktails or mocktails! It’s been a long year of meeting over Zoom, but now IABC Orange County is thrilled to be able to host an in-person event to give you a chance to deepen professional connections made during or before COVID social distancing, or make new ones! Join us at the beautiful private patio of the Center Club in Costa Mesa, adjacent to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Your ticket purchase includes…

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September 2021

Nobody’s perfect, especially on ZOOM. How do we connect better post-COVID?

September 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free – $20
Nobody's Perfect

During this virtual workshop presented by IABC San Francisco, psychologist Roni Kholomyansky shares better ways to connect and collaborate virtually in a post-COVID world. The so-called “hybrid” model of working remotely with limited in-person meetings is here to stay. Building relationships, collaborating, giving recognition and managing projects is trickier than ever. What unique things can we do to stay effective in the “new normal” of the virtual world? Roni Kholomyansky is a licensed psychologist who specializes in worker burnout and…

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ProTalk with Jack Martin: The Next COVID-19 Challenge – Returning to the Workplace

September 28, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
PRO TALK with Jack Martin

How can you prepare for a successful return to the workplace, and what does that return look like? What does “success” look like and to who? What else should communication pros focus on during conversations with employees and teams about a potential return to the office? Presented by IABC Seattle, Jack Martin, Interim Associate Vice President for Communications for the University of Washington, on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 5:30-6:30 p.m. PT, shares his insights on: Best practices from a college campus…

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October 2021

Good to Great Communication: 4 Things That Will Change Your Communication Game

October 27, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Free – $25
Good to Great Communication with Dena Patton

REGISTER HERE! We’ve all heard that knowing your personal brand is foundational to guide your career forward. Equally important is having the skills to convey your brand effectively by understanding and recognizing differences that can lead to miscommunication and conflict in all aspects of life. Effective communication is an essential ingredient for the success of any individual or organization. Join us for this long-awaited in-person learning & networking experience, and receive a free, signed copy of Dena Patton’s Amazon #1…

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December 2021

Holiday Mixer!

December 13, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$25 – $50
Holiday Party - Monday, Dec. 13, 2021

Mix, mingle, and be very merry! Get in the holiday spirit and join your marketing and communications colleagues at the IABC OC Holiday Party at the beautiful Two Left Forks Restaurant located in the picturesque Quail Hill Center in Irvine. Enjoy cocktails, a delicious upscale 3-course dinner, opportunities to win random drawings, and of course plenty of networking and good conversation. What better way to celebrate the holidays, all the hard work you've put in over Zoom, and our fantastic profession, than…

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January 2022

Marketing for Workforce Recruitment

January 1, 2022 - January 31, 2022
$30 – $45

Workforce recruitment isn't just a function of HR anymore. Marketing now plays a key role in reaching and attracting employees to fill positions left open by COVID's Great Resignation. COVID shook up the traditional workplace. Scores of employees said goodbye to their employers to discover their bliss, make a career change, seek a job with better pay and advancement opportunities, or embark on their own. The Great Resignation has left employers with a great challenge: filling positions as the economy…

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Preparing a Crisis Communications Plan During Calm Times

January 1, 2022 - January 31, 2022

We've been through a lot in the last couple of years. What have we learned to help up prepare for the next disruption? What can we do better? Join us as we present an expert in the field to help us incorporate what we've learned (while thrown in the fire), into a crisis communications plan to ensure best outcomes. Now is the time to prepare for the future! DATE & DETAILS COMING SOON! Be sure to track your attendance at…

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February 2022

Cooking Class Mixer!

February 1, 2022 - February 28, 2022

They say food is the language of love. As purveyors of language and lovers of food (well, who isn't?!), whipping up some tasty treats together is the perfect activity for communicators! Learn to make a special dessert you can cook up to impressive that certain someone for Valentine's Day. We can't wait to share the kitchen with you and see you put your heart into this activity! Will there be a signature IABC OC recipe dished out there? Let's find…

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March 2022

Master Word Crafting for Compelling Messaging

March 1, 2022 - March 31, 2022

It's not just what you say but also how you say it that matters. Present your brand in the most compelling, effective way. We've got a wordsmith guru lined up to give you some pointers to help you liven up—and smarten up—your messaging. DATE & DETAILS COMING SOON! Be sure to track your attendance at IABC OC and other continuing education events—they may be eligible CMP and SCMP certification criteria.

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