Upcoming Event

Please join DRIE Ottawa's January Event

Small and Midsized Enterprises (SMEs), Evolving to Succeed and Grow  

Presented by Todd Luckasavitch, Business Sherpa Group

The COVID pandemic changed a lot. People had to adapt. Workplaces had to adapt. Some of these changes were temporary and some seem to be enduring. People are beginning to return to previous activities, but many leaders in workplaces are wrestling with how they want employees to work and remain productive, how to attract and retain talent, as well as ensure a fundamental structure of technology and automation to avoid future disruption while continuing to scale and grow their organization.  The session will address these challenges and topics based on experience and subject matter expertise in guiding SMEs through these challenges over the last 2 years. 
Date: January 26, 2022
Time:  13:00 to 14:00 EST
Cost: FREE to members of all DRIE/RECO/BCMIE/EPICC Chapters.
To Register: RSVP via this  link.

Please join DRIE Ottawa's March Event

Communicating When Things Go Wrong 

Presented by Emily Lindahl, Directorate of Public Affairs of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF)

No matter the line of business, organizations must understand their audiences, be it their own employees, consumers, clients, members, stakeholders, etc. Knowing audience interests, concerns, and motivations is key to planning strategic communication plans and marketing campaigns.

But when something goes wrong and time is of the essence, what changes?

There is critical information that must be delivered to the right people. There are additional elements and unique audience awareness that can affect how that critical content is deliveredand received. 

Understanding your audiences, and how to best communicate to them in a crisis is more important than ever. Ever-changing technologies, social media platforms, and shifting demographics present challenges to all organizations.

Presentation Overview

What constitutes a crisis in today’s world?

  • The difference between regular communications and crisis communications
  • Timely, accurate or complete – making the choice
  • Acknowledging and managing audience expectations
  • Making your message accessible
  • After the crisis – planning the next step automation to avoid future disruption while continuing to scale and grow their organization.  The session will address these challenges and topics based on experience and subject matter expertise in guiding SMEs through these challenges over the last 2 years.
Date: March 23rd, 2022
Time:  13:00 to 14:00 EST
Cost: FREE to members of all DRIE/RECO/BCMIE/EPICC Chapters.
To Register: RSVP via this link.

Previous Event

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