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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Executive Media & Communication Training (CANCELLED)

Start Date: 10/29/2020 9:00 AM CDT
End Date: 10/29/2020 4:00 PM CDT

Venue Name: The Florian Gardens

2340 Lorch Avenue
Eau Claire, WI  United States  54701

Organization Name: Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association

Wendy Fassbind
Email: wendy@weca.coop
Phone: (608) 467-4589

This IN-PERSON training has been CANCELLED and changed to a virtual format. Please see "Media Response Training for Co-ops" to register for the webinars that replaced this program.

Executive Media and Communication Training for the Modern Age
1-1/4 Skill Builder credits

In the new media landscape, practical yet useful issues management depends on crafting the right messaging at the right time, and as quickly as possible. As electric co-ops face an ever-wider spectrum of issues, social media has created a new communication channel for members to learn about these issues, and then scrutinize the co-op’s management of them.

Executive Communication and Media Training for the Modern Age is a workshop for co-op communicators and their CEOs/GMs—who may or may not have formal communication experience but will likely find themselves in the spotlight discussing co-op matters. The workshop combines traditional communication strategies and tactics with updates for online messaging.

Participants will learn how to manage an emerging or unanticipated issue by staying in control of a situation, especially when dealing with a membership that understands how to use video and social media. With the use of a slide deck, workbooks, video case studies, and hands-on exercises—participants will learn how to manage a public co-op issue in the age of viral media.
IMPORTANT: If you have or think you might have Covid-19, or you are experiencing or have experienced symptoms of Covid-19 in the past 14 days prior to the workshop date, please contact WECA to cancel your registration. Persons who cancel their registration due to COVID-19 illness or potential illness will receive full credit for attending a future event.
Potential Symptoms of COVID-19 Illness:
  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting

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Closed: 10/29/2020 4:00 PM

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