Šukran (thank you), Sharjah Government Media Bureau!

Last month I had the privilege of being invited by the Sharjah Government Media Bureau’s  International Government Communication Centre (IGCC) to train government communications professionals in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Just like in most growing economies, digital citizen behaviours and expectations are changing at a rapid pace while the government attempts to keep up. Continue reading “Šukran (thank you), Sharjah Government Media Bureau!”

Canada’s only Public Sector & Non-Profit Marketing Forum

Next week is a big week for us as it’s the second year that CEPSM is running the MARCOM Annual Forum, which was formerly run by CMG Canada (now part of CEPSM). For all of you newbies, the MARCOM Annual Forum is the only event in Canada that caters specifically to government, non-profit and association marketers and communicators. Continue reading “Canada’s only Public Sector & Non-Profit Marketing Forum”

Strategic Social Media Marketing 2-day Workshop Finally Launched!

When I first launched the CEPSM social media marketing workshop in April, 2008, I really had no idea that it would garner such a positive response. In fact, we quickly stopped going through the logistical hassle of organizing public workshops since there was more than enough demand for private ones (organizations inviting me in). CEPSM was never meant to be solely in the workshop business, but this way all logistical items were taken care of by the client. However, over the last year, CEPSM has been getting numerous requests from individuals in the public and non-profit sectors to once again offer a social media marketing workshop that is open to the public. Well guess what, we listened.

To solve our logistical dilemma , we decided to partner with an organization that has been conducting workshops successfully for decades, The Centre of Excellence for Communications. Yes, I know it’s ironic that we happen to share similar names, however don’t let that confuse you. The CEC’s core business is workshops, whereas CEPSM’s core business is the consulting side (although training is part of our consulting process). I’ll stop confusing you though. The bottom line is this, on November 25-26, 2009 CEPSM/CEC are jointly launching the 2-day Social Media Strategies for the Public Sector workshop. The intent is to offer this workshop in major cities across Canada for the first year and then see how it evolves from there.

Those of you familiar with my 1-day workshop will notice the switch to 2-days. I wanted to change things up a bit and add a hands-on session where each participant can get their hands dirty by actually using all of the tools I introduce during Day 1.  Further still, we will be using a live Google Doc to fill out certain sections of the workbook collaboratively.I like to practice what I preach as much as I possibly can. This is a great opportunity for me to do so.

For those of you interested in receiving this training as part of a University Certificate, be sure to see if our Professional Certificate in Public Sector Marketing course offered through Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business is a right fit for you. I’m really looking forward to being part of the instructional team this year!

Ok then, if you have any questions whatsoever, fire me an email or give me a call. Also, to stay up to date on my speaking schedule visit the Upcoming Speaking Engagements page on my blog. And yes, we will still be offering our private workshops for those interested. This is not meant to replace them.