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February 2021

2021 Communication Management Pro Series: Strategy: Up Your Game

February 18, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
IABC Pro Series FEB 2021

Strategy: Are you respected as a strategic player? Maybe it's time to up your game. Learn from Cason Lane, ABC, who has spent 25 years in strategic communications. In this session, Cason Lane, principal of Cason Lane Strategic Communications, will discuss the anatomy of a communications strategy, what separates strategic thinkers from tactical ones, and some real-world examples of what strategy looks like in action - from internal communications to marketing to corporate social responsibility. Join us as Cason provides…

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March 2021

2021 Communication Management Pro Series: Framework for Developing a Communications Plan: Research, Strategy, Tactics, and Measurement

March 18, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
IABC Pro Series MAR2021

Join us as we dive into how proper research, strategy tactics, and measurement can ensure success. Don't rely on gut feelings and conjecture. Michele Landry, CEO and owner of Tanis Communications, will explain how real data provide you a reliable road map to help you reach your goals. Thursday, March 18 @ 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. $5 members, $10 non-members. REGISTER HERE! Completion of this workshop provides 1.5 hours of continuing education credits that may be applied to exam requirements.…

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April 2021

2021 Communication Management Pro Series: Master the Three Principles of Audience-Centric Communication

April 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
IABC Pro Series APR 2021

Master the Three Principles of Audience-Centric Communication Whether you’re preparing for a certification exam or simply want to take your work to the next level, you’ll want to master the three principles of audience-centric communication: engagement, context, and consistency. By taking a deep dive into your stakeholders and their environment, you’ll be able to create campaigns that will inspire audiences and deliver great results. In this workshop, we’ll look at all three principles and how to apply each to your…

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Give Some, Get Some — Speed Mentoring

April 22, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Give-Some-Get-Some Speed Mentoring

Looking to go on a quickfire professional “date” with some heavy-hitting communications professionals? If you are looking to get some comms advice or give some, up your comms game, or flirt with broadening your network of communications experts, you’ll want to join us. Our partner chapter, IABC San Francisco is hosting a free West Coast Speed Mentoring event with communications professionals across the western seaboard. A diverse collection of experts from the Orange County, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles,…

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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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