As many of you know I sometimes teach part time. This winter I am doing a course entitled Professional Practice,which is part of the Advertising Creative program at Algonquin College. A program that I graduated from when typewriters were the norm and which I ran for a number of years until the internet lured me away. The course is for graduating students and is intended to help with the transition from school to work place, the blurb from the program outline reads:
“Attitude, communication, and human relations are the key to surviving in the ever-changing world of advertising. This course helps you prepare for workplace success by providing practical expectations and useful tools to make a successful transition from school to workplace. The course discusses self-management, workplace politics and etiquette, building relationships, and tools for the future.”
A key part of the course is the speakers program where professionals just like you come in for an hour to share their wisdom and insights into the real world. There are potentially 18 one hour speaking spots available on Friday mornings, January 14 to March 11 between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM. Lectures take place in the N building at the Woodroofe campus of Algonquin College in Ottawa. I am pretty sure that we should be able to accommodate a web conferencing if you are located out of town.
I already have six great folks lined up to speak on the following topics:
- Managing a national ad campaign program (client side) and the client/agency relationship
- Selling yourself for a job/client/date…same message
- Strategic Roadmap to Social Media for GC communicators
- Puzzles and Mysteries
- Government vs private sector
- Starting your own business
I have room for up to 12 more people and topics. If you have experience or thoughts to share that might be useful to someone entering the communications workforce, please let me know what you would like to speak about and we can work something out.
Thanks, hope 2011 is good to you.