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Transformational Communication: When Communicators Lead

Thursday, May 20 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am • Organized By Kansas City - International Association of Business Communicators
Online Event


Communication can empower and transform, but as communicators, we often fall short of using it to its full potential. How can we grow?

There is no skill more important to leadership than the ability to communicate well. Yet many communicators view themselves more like technicians rather than as leaders at their jobs, when in fact the communicator’s skill is the most needed to transform organizations and communities.

Communication leaders can help executives to solve complex problems and navigate multidirectional engagement with competing stakeholders to protect and prepare their organizations and clients for tomorrow’s challenges. Join us for Chase Spears, public affairs training coach and consultant for the U.S. Army, as we discuss how communicators are uniquely skilled to transform the organizations in which we serve.

This will be a virtual presentation via Zoom. You’ll receive an event link when you register.

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About Chase Spears
Chase Spears is an award-winning communicator who is passionate about aligning organizational communication to business strategy, uniting teams to a shared purpose, setting the right culture and building trust. He brings 17 years of experience communicating for military units around the world to train communicators on how to play a leading role across their organizations. A lifelong learner with advanced degrees in the communication and military sciences from Georgetown University, The University of Tennessee and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Chase actively researches and writes on enhancing the role of organizational communication in building trust at work and across society.

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