Exploring new trends in communication design – lunchtime seminar, Friday 31 January 2014

We are pleased to announce our first event for 2014:

Lunchtime seminar – Exploring new trends in communication design

Date: Friday 31 January 2014
Time: 12h30 to 14h00
Location: The Swiss Press Club, Route de Ferney 106, La Pastorale, 1202 Geneva.
Fee: CHF 20*.- per person includes drinks and snacks – payable at the door.

What are the most recent developments in communication design? Are they seismic shifts or as transient as a hot meme? Yona Lee will explore these developments and the relationship between communication and design in her presentation.

Places are limited due to the venue size, so please register early for the event.

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About the speaker:

Yona Lee, owner and art director at Yona Lee SA, a Lausanne based creative studio, has developed communication designs for amongst others Nestlé, Canal+ and The Mava Foundation. Prior to establishing her own company she gained recognition as the designer behind the visual identity for Lausanne Metro. Passionate about design, she is also an adjunct professor at the International University in Geneva and participated as a jury member for GRAND 2013 (formerly Grand Prix Romand de la Création).

*Entry price in 2014 has been raised due to increased costs of hiring the venue.

We look forward to seeing you there.

By | January 21st, 2014|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

GCN lunchtime seminar – Friday 1 November 2013

We are pleased to announce our next Lunchtime seminar – Communicating public-private partnerships.

Date: Friday 1 November 2013
Time: 12h30 to 14h00
Location: The Swiss Press Club, Route de Ferney 106, La Pastorale, 1202 Geneva
Fee: CHF 15.- per person includes drinks and snacks – payable at the door

Corporate engagement is a subject creating a lot of buzz from both sides of the fence – companies and NGOs. Today, it has evolved from being a “cost” to more sophisticated forms of engagement such as public-private partnerships (PPPs). The management of communications becomes therefore more complex and demands skills beyond traditional communications toolkits. This presentation will focus on the processes and new skills needed to develop and implement effective communications strategies around the partnerships involving actors from both the private and public sectors. It will be presented by two speakers from the the Advocacy & International Affairs Executive Certificate offered by the Graduate Institute in Geneva.

Places are limited due to the venue size, so please register early for the event.

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About the speakers:

Christophe Lecureuil has 20 years of public affairs and communications experience at corporate, institutional, agency and NGO level. Before joining Leidar, he served a Corporate Communications Manager for the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, as well as held European and International Public Affairs functions at McDonald’s and Yum! Brands. He is a French national and holds Master’s Degrees in Political Science and International Affairs. He sits on the Advisory Boards of the African Press Organization and is the Director of European Centre for Public Affairs in Geneva.

Lukasz Bochenek is a consultant at Leidar and leads Leidar Insights. He works on strategic client consultancy projects and analysis at an international level. In addition, he is Programme Manager of the Executive Certificate Advocacy in International Affairs. He is also teaching in the programme on social media in advocacy strategies. Lukasz has a PhD in management studies. His research focuses on the role of organizational learning and Corporate Social Responsibility in corporate communication strategic management. He holds also M.A degree in communication from the University of Geneva, Switzerland.

We look forward to seeing you there.

 

By | October 11th, 2013|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

Lunchtime seminar wrap-up

Thanks to the 50+ communicators who attended our lunchtime seminar last Friday on Storytelling: tool or trend? by Kami Lamakan, from The Loop Agency.

Kami opened by talking about the power of stories; how they can explain why we do what we do, give people purpose, make sense of complexity and bring strategy to life.

He went on to explain how stories can bridge the gap between the communications function and the general communications taking place across the organization.

Perhaps most powerfully, he demonstrated the role of storytelling by including several of his own within his presentation and showing us a stunning example storytelling in practice through a video kindly shared with permission from one of his clients.

Some photos of the event are also available on our Flickr stream, accessible on the right side bar of this page.

Stay tuned for upcoming workshops and another lunch event before the summer break.

Patricia, Melitta, and Glenn

 

By | May 1st, 2013|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

Sold out – Lunchtime seminar 19 April 2013

sold out imageOur lunchtime seminar “Storytelling – trend or tool”, 19 April 2013 with Kami Lamakan is now sold out – we’ve reached the capacity for our venue.

 

 

If you missed out on this one, we look forward to seeing you at our next event!

By | April 14th, 2013|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

Geneva Communicators Network lunchtime seminar, Friday 19 April 2013

  Lunchtime seminar – Storytelling – trend or tool?

Storytelling has long been on the communicator’s agenda. But recent years have seen many more organisations use stories to connect with employees.

In this session, Kami Lamakan, Principle at The Loop, explores the reasons behind this trend, what it means for the corporate communication professional and the opportunity it presents them.

Date: Friday 19 April 2013 Time: 12h30 to 14h00 Location: The Swiss Press Club, Route de Ferney 106, La Pastorale, 1202 Geneva. Fee: CHF 15.- per person includes drinks and snacks – payable at the door.

Kami Lamakan is a leading authority on all aspects of change communications. Kami has developed strategies for global organisations such as BP, Alstom Power, Rolls-Royce, Orange, Shell and ABB. The Loop is a leading communication agency that helps some of the most complex and influential businesses use communication to bring a sense of purpose to their people and help organisations prosper.

Places are limited due to the venue size, so please register early for the event.

 Register here for the event>>

We look forward to seeing you there.

By | April 7th, 2013|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

GCN lunchtime seminar follow – up

Thanks to the 50+ communicators who attended our lunchtime seminar last Friday on SELF Branding: When who you are is what makes the difference, by Carolina Rodriguez Barros, Founder and Director of Dare to Glow.

Check on Carolina’s blog Dare to Glow, she will be uploading some excerpts from the presentation. Some photos are also available on our Flickr stream accessible on the right side bar of this page.

Stay tuned for upcoming workshops and another lunch event in April.

Until then, hope to see you all at the Lift conference starting tomorrow at the CICG in Geneva.

Patricia, Melitta, and Glenn

By | February 5th, 2013|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

Geneva lunchtime seminar – SELF Branding: Friday 1 February 2013 – SOLD OUT

Please note that our next lunchtime seminar – SELF branding, Friday 1 February 2013 is sold out. We have limited capacity (some 50 persons) and are now have a full house. We look forward to seeing you at future events if you couldn’t make it to this one.

By | January 22nd, 2013|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

Geneva lunchtime seminar – SELF Branding: Friday 1 February 2013

We are pleased to announce our first event for 2013:

Lunchtime seminar – SELF Branding: When who you are is what makes the difference

Everyone knows what a brand is and what are the elements that make a marketing campaign successful. Now, let’s take a look at yourself. But are you aware of how you come across? Do you know what aspects of yourself people remember when you leave the room? Whether you’re job hunting, a student, or gainfully employed, your personal brand is key to effective interpersonal communication, positive results and… reputation.

Self Branding is all about who you are, what you want to be known for and how you want to be remembered. Our dynamic speaker, Carolina Rodriguez Barros, will talk about the key elements for successful SELF Branding and she will break down the process for building your brand into a few easy steps. She promises to leave us all with a lot of food for thought.

Date: Friday 1 February 2013
Time: 12h30 to 14h00
Location: The Swiss Press Club, Route de Ferney 106, La Pastorale, 1202 Geneva.
Fee: CHF 15.- per person includes drinks and snacks – payable at the door.

Carolina Rodriguez Barros, Founder and Director of Dare to Glow is definitely a rare trainer. People say she has an incredible way of transforming their lives. She calls herself a Glowing Master. Carolina, formerly an Industrial Designer from the University of Buenos Aires, is an author, speaker and consultant in Geneva.

After a 10-year international career developing markets and positioning for premium Argentinean products, she realised that her passion is to help people to express themselves in creative and effective ways. She founded Dare to Glow in Geneva where she facilitates workshops, seminars and private consultations since 2008. Her passion for creativity and self-expression led her to write “Reflections: how you see yourself and how others see you”, an e-book to be launched in March of this year.

Places are limited due to the venue size, so please register early for the event.    Register here for the event>>

We look forward to seeing you there.

By | January 16th, 2013|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

Lunchtime seminar – The power of Inspiration: Where successful communication comes from

News on our next lunchtime seminar:

Communicators are always trying to master the newest medium of mass communication. Social media is the most recent. But there is a fundamental level of communication that surpasses every medium and essentially communicates messages on its own. How can we achieve inspiring communication no matter what medium we are using?

Our speaker, Keith S. Collins, will talk about the qualities of successful communication that make people want to do the right thing without feeling they are pushed into it, and cite examples where communication inspired and where opportunities were missed.

Date: Friday 2 November 2012
Time: 12h30 to 14h00
Location: The Swiss Press Club, Route de Ferney 106, La Pastorale, 1202 Geneva.
Fee: CHF 15.- per person includes drinks and snacks – payable at the door.

Keith S. Collins is a writer, editor and communications consultant in Geneva. Over a 25-year career he has helped corporations, non-profit organizations, trade associations, universities and UN entities find ways to communicate their ideas effectively. His interest in inspiration and communication led him to write “The Christian Science Monitor: Its History, Mission and People“, published in March of this year. He teaches a graduate course on “Media Industry: Strategies and Influence” at the International University in Geneva.

Places are limited due to the venue size, so please register early for the event.

Register here for the event>>

We look forward to seeing you there.

By | October 23rd, 2012|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

GCN apero wrap-up

Thanks to the 40+ persons who braved the cold to come to our “Summer is over / welcome back” evening apero last Thursday. Some photos can be seen of the event on our photo stream to the left.

By | September 17th, 2012|GCN lunch events|0 Comments