Friday, April 19, 2013

A true and successful partnership between government, the media and the public!

Posted by John Verrico, NAGC President-Elect

A great sigh of relief went out in the Boston area – and across the country – this evening with the successful capture of the second Boston Marathon bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Congratulations go to the incredible efforts of all the law enforcement and emergency response personnel from the dozens of federal, state and local agencies involved. Their efforts, resulting in the death of one suspect and the capture of the other, were nothing less than heroic.

This incident, and the horrific and deadly fertilizer plant explosion in Texas this week, also provide very clear examples of the importance of government communicators. The public information officers of the involved emergency response agencies played essential roles in getting critical information to local residents that helped keep innocent people out of harm’s way. They worked with media to reach the public, and engaged the citizenry in direct communication through all sorts of social media channels.

There is no doubt that there were also many, many government communications professionals working behind the scenes to make all of these communications possible, including unsung heroes such as social media managers, webmasters, and speechwriters.  
In the case of the manhunt for the bombers in the Boston suburbs, government communicators engaged many thousands of people to collect information and imagery that ultimately led to the identification and apprehension of the bombers. And the public was eager to engage!  Investigators received hundreds of hours of video materials and more than a million photographic images and thousands of tips.
The information they received from these efforts provided the intelligence the investigators needed to bring an end to a terrifying few days.

On behalf of the National Association of Government Communicators, congratulations to everyone involved. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims of these events, and wish a speedy and full recovery for those who are still suffering from injuries.
 
 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

There’s Still Time to Make It to the NAGC 2013 Communications School!

A Highlight from the upcoming NAGC Communications School.  

Have you been on the fence? There’s still time.
Don't Miss the National Association of Government Communicators 2013 Communications School!


You can see the full agenda here:
http://www.nagconline.com/CommunicationsSchool/documents/NAGC-Communication-School-Program2013.pdf
Registration is now open for the NAGC 2013 Communication School, “Government Communicators – Engaging Citizens in Democracy,” being held April 17-19, 2013, in the Washington, D.C., area at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel, Arlington, Va. 


Who Should Attend?
Federal, state, and local government communicators including contractors who direct and facilitate government communications—editors, writers, graphic artists, webmasters, video professionals, broadcasters, photographers, information specialists, and agency spokespersons.


Why Should You Attend? 
1.  It’s one of the most affordable training experiences you’ll find.

2.  You’ll gain knowledge and learn skills you can use immediately to become a more effective communicator.

3.  You’ll be with other passionate government communicators, which will help you leverage best practices and build relationships.

4.  You will be networking and trading ideas with fellow like-minded communicators and getting energized! 

5.  It’s only for government communicators!

 

Also, don’t miss the Government Communications Expo, April 18-19, showcasing the latest trends in government communications services, goods, and technologies.

 

Don't Miss the National Association of Government Communicators 2013 Communications School!

2013 Featured Speakers and Topics
--Overcoming the Stigma of Government

--Learning How to Read Body Language

--Using Social Media to Engage Citizens

--Facing the Media: On-Camera Training During a Crisis

--Plain Language: If you don’t know this stuff, you might be dangerous!

--Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards Banquet

--Communicator of the Year Award presentation

--and much more!

 

Don’t miss the Government Communications Expo, April 18-19, showcasing the latest trends in government communications services, goods, and technologies.

 

For registration, schedule, and accepted speakers information, visit 
www.nagconline.org.  

Monday, April 15, 2013

Reinventing the Role of Government Communicators - A Collective Effort!

A Highlight from the upcoming NAGC Communications School.  

Can government communicators influence their leaders toward greater transparency? That’s the goal of a major effort in South Eastern Europe. Having done away with their socialist past in the early 1990s following the break-up of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia, the nation states in the broader region of South-Eastern Europe are working to create open and transparent governments and strengthen trust among their citizens. Not an easy task and not one that could be taken on as a solo effort. In September 2012, top government communicators from nine countries came together to create the transnational South Eastern European Government Communicators (SEECOM) forum. Together, they established and adopted Europe’s first declaration of core ethical and professional principles of the profession.

This is history in the making, and the driving force behind this effort is Vuk Vujnovic, Acting Head of the Public Relations Bureau for the Government of Montenegro. He’ll be joining us at the National Association of Government Communicators 2013 Communications School in April. You don’t want to miss the opportunity to learn from Vuk’s experience in trying to overcome the challenges of empowering government communicators to influence their governments towards greater transparency and openness and greater public participation in policy making.

Vuk will share his insights in a keynote presentation on Friday, April 19 at 9 a.m. and, as NAGC’s first European member, will also be attending the entire Communications School program, April 17-19 at the Pentagon City Sheraton in Arlington, Va. Check out the rest of the agenda and register to attend at
www.nagconline.org.


Don't Miss the National Association of Government Communicators 2013 Communications School!

Registration is now open for the NAGC 2013 Communication School, “Government Communicators – Engaging Citizens in Democracy,” being held April 17-19, 2013, in the Washington, D.C., area at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel, Arlington, Va. 

Who Should Attend?
Federal, state, and local government communicators including contractors who direct and facilitate government communications—editors, writers, graphic artists, webmasters, video professionals, broadcasters, photographers, information specialists, and agency spokespersons.

Why Should You Attend? 
1.  It’s one of the most affordable training experiences you’ll find.
2.  You’ll gain knowledge and learn skills you can use immediately to become a more effective communicator.
3.  You’ll be with other passionate government communicators, which will help you leverage best practices and build relationships.
4.  You will be networking and trading ideas with fellow like-minded communicators and getting energized! 
5.  It’s only for government communicators!

Also, don’t miss the Government Communications Expo, April 18-19, showcasing the latest trends in government communications services, goods, and technologies.

 
Don't Miss the National Association of Government Communicators 2013 Communications School!


2013 Featured Speakers and Topics
--Overcoming the Stigma of Government
--Learning How to Read Body Language
--Using Social Media to Engage Citizens
--Facing the Media: On-Camera Training During a Crisis
--Plain Language: If you don’t know this stuff, you might be dangerous!
--Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards Banquet
--Communicator of the Year Award presentation
--and much more!

Don’t miss the Government Communications Expo, April 18-19, showcasing the latest trends in government communications services, goods, and technologies.

For registration, schedule, and accepted speakers information, visit
www.nagconline.org.   

7 Steps to Successful Supervision

A Highlight from the upcoming NAGC Communications School.  

Having great relationships with others is vital to advancing your career. The relationship between you as a supervisor and those you supervise is one of the most important. But between long, busy workdays and stressful situations, that relationship can get ignored or thrown out the door entirely.

Cover the seven core skills any good supervisor needs, whether working with interns, staff in the field, or senior level employees. Whether you're new to supervising others or want to brush up on your skills, this is the workshop for you.

Participate in Josh’s session on April 18 at 10 a.m. at the 2013 NAGC Communications School, April 17-19, at the Pentagon City Sheraton in Arlington, Va. Check out the complete agenda and register to attend at
www.nagconline.org.


Don't Miss the National Association of Government Communicators 2013 Communications School!

Registration is now open for the NAGC 2013 Communication School, “Government Communicators – Engaging Citizens in Democracy,” being held April 17-19, 2013, in the Washington, D.C., area at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel, Arlington, Va. 

Who Should Attend?
Federal, state, and local government communicators including contractors who direct and facilitate government communications—editors, writers, graphic artists, webmasters, video professionals, broadcasters, photographers, information specialists, and agency spokespersons.

Why Should You Attend? 
1.  It’s one of the most affordable training experiences you’ll find.
2.  You’ll gain knowledge and learn skills you can use immediately to become a more effective communicator.
3.  You’ll be with other passionate government communicators, which will help you leverage best practices and build relationships.
4.  You will be networking and trading ideas with fellow like-minded communicators and getting energized! 
5.  It’s only for government communicators!

Also, don’t miss the Government Communications Expo, April 18-19, showcasing the latest trends in government communications services, goods, and technologies.

 
Don't Miss the National Association of Government Communicators 2013 Communications School!


2013 Featured Speakers and Topics
--Overcoming the Stigma of Government
--Learning How to Read Body Language
--Using Social Media to Engage Citizens
--Facing the Media: On-Camera Training During a Crisis
--Plain Language: If you don’t know this stuff, you might be dangerous!
--Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards Banquet
--Communicator of the Year Award presentation
--and much more!

Don’t miss the Government Communications Expo, April 18-19, showcasing the latest trends in government communications services, goods, and technologies.

For registration, schedule, and accepted speakers information, visit
www.nagconline.org.   

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Make All Your Events Accessible to All People

A Highlight from the upcoming NAGC Communications School.  

Don’t miss out on this in-depth look at successfully creating events accessible to all. From sign language interpreters to audio description, from restrooms to meetings rooms, presenter Betty Siegel of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will lead you through the steps. This will be a practical and commonsense approach to the elements and components to be considered to make any event accessible to participants with disabilities. From beginning to end, your next event will be more welcoming of and encourage participation from individuals with disabilities. “A Brief ‘How-To’—Developing Accessible Events” will be held April 18 at 10 a.m. at the 2013 NAGC Communications School, April 17-19, at the Pentagon City Sheraton in Arlington, Va. Check out the complete agenda and register to attend at  www.nagconline.org.

Don't Miss the National Association of Government Communicators 2013 Communications School!

Registration is now open for the NAGC 2013 Communication School, “Government Communicators – Engaging Citizens in Democracy,” being held April 17-19, 2013, in the Washington, D.C., area at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel, Arlington, Va. 

Who Should Attend?
Federal, state, and local government communicators including contractors who direct and facilitate government communications—editors, writers, graphic artists, webmasters, video professionals, broadcasters, photographers, information specialists, and agency spokespersons.

Why Should You Attend? 
1.  It’s one of the most affordable training experiences you’ll find.
2.  You’ll gain knowledge and learn skills you can use immediately to become a more effective communicator.
3.  You’ll be with other passionate government communicators, which will help you leverage best practices and build relationships.
4.  You will be networking and trading ideas with fellow like-minded communicators and getting energized! 
5.  It’s only for government communicators!

Also, don’t miss the Government Communications Expo, April 18-19, showcasing the latest trends in government communications services, goods, and technologies.

 
Don't Miss the National Association of Government Communicators 2013 Communications School!


2013 Featured Speakers and Topics
--Overcoming the Stigma of Government
--Learning How to Read Body Language
--Using Social Media to Engage Citizens
--Facing the Media: On-Camera Training During a Crisis
--Plain Language: If you don’t know this stuff, you might be dangerous!
--Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards Banquet
--Communicator of the Year Award presentation
--and much more!

Don’t miss the Government Communications Expo, April 18-19, showcasing the latest trends in government communications services, goods, and technologies.

For registration, schedule, and accepted speakers information, visit
www.nagconline.org.   

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

How Government Can Better Communicate with Small Businesses

A Highlight from the upcoming NAGC Communications School.  

Small businesses have generated more than 60 percent of all new jobs in the past 17 years. Federal agencies play a major role helping small businesses succeed with government-backed loans, grants for cutting edge technologies, tax breaks, and training and counseling through SBA’s resource partners. Learn how government agencies can better communicate with small businesses at “How Government Can Better Communicate with Small Businesses,” a seminar presented by Eva Neumann, president and chief executive officer of ENC Strategy. This session will teach you how the federal government engages with small businesses to meet their goals and help bring innovations to the marketplace. “How Government Can Better Communicate with Small Businesses” will be held April 18 at 11:15 a.m. at the 2013 NAGC Communications School, April 17-19, at the Pentagon City Sheraton in Arlington, Va. Check out the complete agenda and register to attend at www.nagconline.org.

Don't Miss the National Association of Government Communicators 2013 Communications School!

Registration is now open for the NAGC 2013 Communication School, “Government Communicators – Engaging Citizens in Democracy,” being held April 17-19, 2013, in the Washington, D.C., area at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel, Arlington, Va. 

Who Should Attend?
Federal, state, and local government communicators including contractors who direct and facilitate government communications—editors, writers, graphic artists, webmasters, video professionals, broadcasters, photographers, information specialists, and agency spokespersons.

Why Should You Attend? 
1.  It’s one of the most affordable training experiences you’ll find.
2.  You’ll gain knowledge and learn skills you can use immediately to become a more effective communicator.
3.  You’ll be with other passionate government communicators, which will help you leverage best practices and build relationships.
4.  You will be networking and trading ideas with fellow like-minded communicators and getting energized! 
5.  It’s only for government communicators!

Also, don’t miss the Government Communications Expo, April 18-19, showcasing the latest trends in government communications services, goods, and technologies.

 
Don't Miss the National Association of Government Communicators 2013 Communications School!


2013 Featured Speakers and Topics
--Overcoming the Stigma of Government
--Learning How to Read Body Language
--Using Social Media to Engage Citizens
--Facing the Media: On-Camera Training During a Crisis
--Plain Language: If you don’t know this stuff, you might be dangerous!
--Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards Banquet
--Communicator of the Year Award presentation
--and much more!

Don’t miss the Government Communications Expo, April 18-19, showcasing the latest trends in government communications services, goods, and technologies.

For registration, schedule, and accepted speakers information, visit
www.nagconline.org.   

Monday, April 8, 2013

If you don’t know this stuff, you might be dangerous!

A Highlight from the upcoming NAGC Communications School.  

Do you know how to change from passive to active voice? What exactly should you do to make your writing and web pages clean and powerful? Have you fallen into the jargon habits of your agency? Plain language uses specific word and format tools that give your writing power and clarity.

Join Bruce V. Corsino, Plain Language Program Manager for the Federal Aviation Administration for a knowledge-packed half-day workshop and learn what you need to know to write clearly and communicate messages without the muddle of bureaucratic language and jargon. This course will give you a plain language tool kit to show you how to distinguish plain language from non-plain language and transform real documents and web pages into plain, clear, powerful communications that engage stakeholders. You’ll learn about the federal Plain Writing Act of 2010. You’ll also learn strategies to convince even the most obstinate managers that plain language training would improve your office with the methods Bruce teaches to help you to prove the effects of plain language. Come ready to learn and have fun—this class is no ordinary writing class.

“Plain Language: If You Don’t Know this Stuff, You Might Be Dangerous!” will be held Wednesday, April 17 from 8 a.m. to noon at the 2013 NAGC Communications School, April 17-19, at the Pentagon City Sheraton in Arlington, Va. Check out the complete agenda and register to attend at
www.nagconline.org.

Don't Miss the National Association of Government Communicators 2013 Communications School!

Registration is now open for the NAGC 2013 Communication School, “Government Communicators – Engaging Citizens in Democracy,” being held April 17-19, 2013, in the Washington, D.C., area at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel, Arlington, Va. 

Who Should Attend?
Federal, state, and local government communicators including contractors who direct and facilitate government communications—editors, writers, graphic artists, webmasters, video professionals, broadcasters, photographers, information specialists, and agency spokespersons.

Why Should You Attend? 
1.  It’s one of the most affordable training experiences you’ll find.
2.  You’ll gain knowledge and learn skills you can use immediately to become a more effective communicator.
3.  You’ll be with other passionate government communicators, which will help you leverage best practices and build relationships.
4.  You will be networking and trading ideas with fellow like-minded communicators and getting energized! 
5.  It’s only for government communicators!

Also, don’t miss the Government Communications Expo, April 18-19, showcasing the latest trends in government communications services, goods, and technologies.

 
Don't Miss the National Association of Government Communicators 2013 Communications School!


2013 Featured Speakers and Topics
--Overcoming the Stigma of Government
--Learning How to Read Body Language
--Using Social Media to Engage Citizens
--Facing the Media: On-Camera Training During a Crisis
--Plain Language: If you don’t know this stuff, you might be dangerous!
--Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards Banquet
--Communicator of the Year Award presentation
--and much more!

Don’t miss the Government Communications Expo, April 18-19, showcasing the latest trends in government communications services, goods, and technologies.

For registration, schedule, and accepted speakers information, visit
www.nagconline.org.   

Friday, April 5, 2013

Train-the Trainer: A Gumbo of Tips for Media Training Your SMEs

A Highlight from the upcoming NAGC Communications School.  

Every organization has them, the Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), the go-to people for all things knowledge in your agency. But the person with the knowledge about your programs and services may not always have the skills to present the message to your constituents; and it becomes your job to train SMEs on how to deliver the information so will listen and understand.

Doc Trahan will share his considerable coaching expertise to help you train your subject matter experts. You will learn the concepts to coach your subject matter experts to stay focused and communicate with credibility, believability, and accessibility. He will share tips to help you help your people about why they want to stay on message and tell the truth. You will be able to pick the right person, coach them with the right words and guide them on how stand and deliver the message so that they will be heard, understood and believed.

Train-the-Trainer: A Gumbo of Tips for Media Training your SMEs is one of the break-out sessions at 1:45 p.m., on April 18 at the 2013 Communications School, in Arlington, Va. Check out the complete agenda and register to attend at www.nagconline.org.


Don't Miss the National Association of Government Communicators 2013 Communications School!

Registration is now open for the NAGC 2013 Communication School, “Government Communicators – Engaging Citizens in Democracy,” being held April 17-19, 2013, in the Washington, D.C., area at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel, Arlington, Va. 

Who Should Attend?
Federal, state, and local government communicators including contractors who direct and facilitate government communications—editors, writers, graphic artists, webmasters, video professionals, broadcasters, photographers, information specialists, and agency spokespersons.

Why Should You Attend? 
1.  It’s one of the most affordable training experiences you’ll find.
2.  You’ll gain knowledge and learn skills you can use immediately to become a more effective communicator.
3.  You’ll be with other passionate government communicators, which will help you leverage best practices and build relationships.
4.  You will be networking and trading ideas with fellow like-minded communicators and getting energized! 
5.  It’s only for government communicators!

Also, don’t miss the Government Communications Expo, April 18-19, showcasing the latest trends in government communications services, goods, and technologies.

 
Don't Miss the National Association of Government Communicators 2013 Communications School!


2013 Featured Speakers and Topics
--Overcoming the Stigma of Government
--Learning How to Read Body Language
--Using Social Media to Engage Citizens
--Facing the Media: On-Camera Training During a Crisis
--Plain Language: If you don’t know this stuff, you might be dangerous!
--Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards Banquet
--Communicator of the Year Award presentation
--and much more!

Don’t miss the Government Communications Expo, April 18-19, showcasing the latest trends in government communications services, goods, and technologies.

For registration, schedule, and accepted speakers information, visit
www.nagconline.org.   

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Appealing to Digital Girls (and Guys) in a Digital World

A Highlight from the upcoming NAGC Communications School.  

Today citizens expect to interact with their government and civic organizations in drastically new ways, and many municipalities are struggling to keep up. Self-proclaimed Community Engagement Evangelist Michael Ashford of CivicPlus teaches this session to equip communications leaders with the skills and ideas they need to deal with the ever-increasing citizens demands for online and digital transparency, interaction, and communication. This session also will give you a way to accurately measure and rate your website’s performance in engaging with the public. “Community Engagement in a Digital World” will be held April 17 at 2:30 p.m. at the 2013 NAGC Communications School, April 17-19, at the Pentagon City Sheraton in Arlington, Va. Check out the complete agenda and register to attend at  www.nagconline.org.

Don't Miss the National Association of Government Communicators 2013 Communications School!

Registration is now open for the NAGC 2013 Communication School, “Government Communicators – Engaging Citizens in Democracy,” being held April 17-19, 2013, in the Washington, D.C., area at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel, Arlington, Va. 

Who Should Attend?
Federal, state, and local government communicators including contractors who direct and facilitate government communications—editors, writers, graphic artists, webmasters, video professionals, broadcasters, photographers, information specialists, and agency spokespersons.

Why Should You Attend? 
1.  It’s one of the most affordable training experiences you’ll find.
2.  You’ll gain knowledge and learn skills you can use immediately to become a more effective communicator.
3.  You’ll be with other passionate government communicators, which will help you leverage best practices and build relationships.
4.  You will be networking and trading ideas with fellow like-minded communicators and getting energized! 
5.  It’s only for government communicators!

Also, don’t miss the Government Communications Expo, April 18-19, showcasing the latest trends in government communications services, goods, and technologies.

 
Don't Miss the National Association of Government Communicators 2013 Communications School!


2013 Featured Speakers and Topics
--Overcoming the Stigma of Government
--Learning How to Read Body Language
--Using Social Media to Engage Citizens
--Facing the Media: On-Camera Training During a Crisis
--Plain Language: If you don’t know this stuff, you might be dangerous!
--Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards Banquet
--Communicator of the Year Award presentation
--and much more!

Don’t miss the Government Communications Expo, April 18-19, showcasing the latest trends in government communications services, goods, and technologies.

For registration, schedule, and accepted speakers information, visit
www.nagconline.org.   

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

It’s Not About You

A Highlight from the upcoming NAGC Communications School.  

The foundation of any good communication is a clear message that resonates with the target audience. But if a message is not clear, the story the media tells may not be the one you want to tell.


Don’t miss Jennifer Miller, senior counselor of Rockford Gray LLC, as she explains why some messages work and some don’t—and most importantly, how to fix them. You’ll learn the three key characteristics of all good messages and how to develop them. Jennifer will help you peel away layers to uncover the core of strong, high-level, and engaging messages.

“It’s Not About You: Creating A Message that Matters” will be held April 18 at 1:45 p.m. at the 2013 NAGC Communications School, April 17-19, at the Pentagon City Sheraton in Arlington, Va. Check out the complete agenda and register to attend at www.nagconline.org.

Don't Miss the National Association of Government Communicators 2013 Communications School!

Registration is now open for the NAGC 2013 Communication School, “Government Communicators – Engaging Citizens in Democracy,” being held April 17-19, 2013, in the Washington, D.C., area at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel, Arlington, Va. 

Who Should Attend?
Federal, state, and local government communicators including contractors who direct and facilitate government communications—editors, writers, graphic artists, webmasters, video professionals, broadcasters, photographers, information specialists, and agency spokespersons.

Why Should You Attend? 
1.  It’s one of the most affordable training experiences you’ll find.
2.  You’ll gain knowledge and learn skills you can use immediately to become a more effective communicator.
3.  You’ll be with other passionate government communicators, which will help you leverage best practices and build relationships.
4.  You will be networking and trading ideas with fellow like-minded communicators and getting energized! 
5.  It’s only for government communicators!

Also, don’t miss the Government Communications Expo, April 18-19, showcasing the latest trends in government communications services, goods, and technologies.

 
Don't Miss the National Association of Government Communicators 2013 Communications School!


2013 Featured Speakers and Topics
--Overcoming the Stigma of Government
--Learning How to Read Body Language
--Using Social Media to Engage Citizens
--Facing the Media: On-Camera Training During a Crisis
--Plain Language: If you don’t know this stuff, you might be dangerous!
--Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards Banquet
--Communicator of the Year Award presentation
--and much more!

Don’t miss the Government Communications Expo, April 18-19, showcasing the latest trends in government communications services, goods, and technologies.

For registration, schedule, and accepted speakers information, visit
www.nagconline.org.   

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Outreach, Gumbo Style

A Highlight from the upcoming NAGC Communications School.  
 
We’ve all been there, you have to respond to an angry citizen, partner or elected official.  Sometimes, you have to reach out to constituents or elected officials that you know will not embrace your message.  Communications expert Joe Trahan suggests a special recipe of ingredients that help cut through the junk to ensure your message is heard and understood. Anyone who has ever attended one of Doc Joe Trahan’s sessions knows he will engage the audience with his folksy style that imparts a keen understanding of the craft of communications. Make sure you are there to catch some beads of knowledge about “Outreach, Gumbo Style.”

Doc Trahan will give the midday keynote address on Thursday, April 18, at 12:30 a.m. at the 2013 NAGC Communications School, April 17-19, at the Pentagon City Sheraton in Arlington, Va. Check out the rest of the agenda and register to attend at www.nagconline.org.

Don't Miss the National Association of Government Communicators 2013 Communications School!

Registration is now open for the NAGC 2013 Communication School, “Government Communicators – Engaging Citizens in Democracy,” being held April 17-19, 2013, in the Washington, D.C., area at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel, Arlington, Va. 

Who Should Attend?
Federal, state, and local government communicators including contractors who direct and facilitate government communications—editors, writers, graphic artists, webmasters, video professionals, broadcasters, photographers, information specialists, and agency spokespersons.

Why Should You Attend? 
1.  It’s one of the most affordable training experiences you’ll find.
2.  You’ll gain knowledge and learn skills you can use immediately to become a more effective communicator.
3.  You’ll be with other passionate government communicators, which will help you leverage best practices and build relationships.
4.  You will be networking and trading ideas with fellow like-minded communicators and getting energized! 
5.  It’s only for government communicators!

Also, don’t miss the Government Communications Expo, April 18-19, showcasing the latest trends in government communications services, goods, and technologies.

 
Don't Miss the National Association of Government Communicators 2013 Communications School!


2013 Featured Speakers and Topics
--Overcoming the Stigma of Government
--Learning How to Read Body Language
--Using Social Media to Engage Citizens
--Facing the Media: On-Camera Training During a Crisis
--Plain Language: If you don’t know this stuff, you might be dangerous!
--Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards Banquet
--Communicator of the Year Award presentation
--and much more!

Don’t miss the Government Communications Expo, April 18-19, showcasing the latest trends in government communications services, goods, and technologies.

For registration, schedule, and accepted speakers information, visit
www.nagconline.org.