Dear Government Communicator:
Today, more and more of us live an increasing part of our lives online. We shop online. We read news and watch video. We go on the net for entertainment. We go there for information and education. We connect with our friends and form online groups. And we share with our friends and groups the things we find interesting.
All those hours spent on blogs, Facebook and Twitter have an impact. Our time spent on the social web shapes our expectations of the experience we should have and the interaction others will have with us.Social media holds the potential to redefine and strengthen the relationship between citizens and government. However, introducing social media into the government communications process is not risk free.The good news is that resourceful government managers have devised practical strategies and tactics that reconcile social media with the responsibilities of government. And the Advanced Learning Institute is bringing together the people behind successful government social media initiatives to discuss the secrets to their success and the lessons they learned from their experience.
Why You Should Attend This Seminar:
I've attended the Advanced Learning Institute’s (A.L.I.) social media seminars for the past three years and found them to be a unique blend of leading-edge thinkers with practical examples of social media applied in a government context. This seminar will be no different. The producers have tapped their networks to identify the newly-emerging and best case studies of social media in government. To this, they've added some of the best examples of social media in government from the past two years, updated to reflect the way in which the best never repeat themselves, but improve constantly. Finally, the training also will feature some outstanding thought leaders who will help us to look into the future, anticipating tomorrow’s challenges and the strategies we can apply to them.
It's a real pleasure to be chairing the "Social Media for Government Conference" in Toronto November 14 to 17, 2011. I hope you'll join me at this outstanding opportunity to meet, mix with and learn from some of the leading practitioners of social media for government.
I encourage you to attend this conference to gain practical advice and lessons which you can apply to your own social media strategies and plans.
Joseph Thornley, CEO
THORNLEY FALLIS GROUP
This training will feature speakers who have tested and proven the power of social media in
public sector settings. They will talk about what worked, what didn’t and how to avoid making the mistakes that can lead to failure.
You will hear, firsthand, from many government organizations, including how the:
- Toronto Police Service produced a comprehensive social media guide to include social media communication in a security plan, discovering that there is opportunity in crisis
- U.S. Department of Transportation has used social media to successfully increase transparency
- City of Oshawa, Ontario developed an effective social media plan without resources, budget or buy-in
Register today at www.aliconferences.com or by calling the training hotline at 773-695-9400 to attend A.L.I.'s "SOCIAL MEDIA FOR GOVERNMENT: How To Engage Your Employees And
Citizens By Using The Latest Web 2.0 Technologies To Drive Communication Results," this
January 31-February 3 in Toronto, to hear from communicators who are currently utilizing social media tools, with results & benefits.
Make your investment pay off even more by bringing a team! Register 3 people and get the 4th for FREE! Call (773) 695-9400 or click here for details.
Add to the dialogue! Using #smgov, tweet your questions and comments
to Erin prior to the seminar @Erin_ALI