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Mastering Your Communications Career
Insights from CAPIO Paul B. Clark Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

ICYMI – CAPIO recently hosted a webinar featuring insights from three winners of the prestigious Paul B. Clark award during our Mentorship Monday webinar series – free for all members.  Topics covered included:

  • How to forge strong relationships with your team
  • How to build trust with the community you serve
  • How to handle public outreach with different audiences and sometimes controversial projects underway
  • How to build lasting relationships with the media
  • How to develop resilience, maintain grace under pressure and learn from setbacks
  • How to polish your professional brand and build your network
  • How to strengthen your leadership skills


Learn more about the Paul B. Clark award and consider nominating a colleague when we open nominations!


Mentorship Monday: Switching Gears in Your Career
February 6, 2023

If you’re a public-sector communicator searching for your next challenge, you may be looking at options for a higher-level role at your agency or a similar organization. But maybe you’re looking for more flexibility or balance than a traditional PIO role offers. There are different options to find meaning and advancement. There are also lots of reasons government communicators seek change.

During this roundtable discussion, you’ll learn from four communicators who have successfully transitioned from PIOs to other roles.


Mentorship Monday: 4-1-1 on Interviewing with Confidence and Authenticity, Stepping into a New Role, and Taking Your Career to New Heights
Power Lunch Webinar

You’re ready to take your career to the next level, but now what? Join CAPIO’s 2022 Communicator of the Year and SBCERA Director of Communications and Stakeholder Relations Olivia Applegate, SBCERA’s CEO Debby Cherney and TS Talent Solutions Executive Recruiter Cathy Thompson for a candid discussion filled with key insights to take your career to new heights.

Key Takeaways:


Mentorship Monday: Rising Through The Ranks: A Chat with Communication Leaders
Free CAPIO Member Webinar

You’ve been working hard to rise through the ranks and into a communications leadership role. But what does it really take to make the jump?

Join CAPIO for this quarter’s Mentorship Monday event where you will hear from three fellow communicators who have recently made the leap to leading communications for their agencies. This moderated discussion and Q&A will cover a variety of topics, including personal branding, finding a mentor, professional development, networking, important skill sets to hone, polishing up your resume, work-life balance and more.


Mentorship Monday with Gail Ortiz-Morgan and Stacy Miller
Free CAPIO Member Webinar

In 2016 Gail Ortiz-Morgan wrote 30 rules for her 30 years in government communications – an insightful look back on lessons learned during her career – each with a story behind them!  Join us for our next Mentorship Monday (free to members!) where long-time CAPIO member and Paul B. Clark recipient, Gail Ortiz-Morgan and Stacy Miller, President & CEO of Stacy Miller Public Affairs share these tips and insights with up-and-coming communications professionals.


Search Engine Optimization for Public Agencies
Power Lunch Webinar

Public agencies are often the official source of information, and when searching for topics online, you can often find them on the first page of search engine results. These results define what the public understands about a particular topic. But how does this happen?

Currently, 85% of people looking for information online start their journey using a search engine. But with so many results, how can you make sure your site stands out? Do you know how people are finding your site and why they’re visiting? Are you leading the conversation for topics and keywords important to you?


Elevate Optimism and Personal Wellbeing Webinar

As we continue to navigate uncharted territory filled with uncertainty and change affecting our personal and professional lives, it’s important to elevate our optimism, resilience and personal wellbeing.

Join Tia Graham, Founder and Chief Happiness Officer at Arrive at Happy for this engaging CAPIO workshop where attendees will learn more about increasing positivity and optimism and personal wellbeing through a blend of science and practical, actionable steps that they can implement immediately. 


Coping and Communicating with Compassion Webinar
Power Lunch Webinar

As public-sector communicators, we continue to face the ongoing stress and isolation of the global COVID-19 crisis, civil unrest and financial fallout both at work and at home.

Communicators have been working around the clock for months providing important information to the communities they serve. This constant, heavy workload coupled with limited abilities to engage in pleasurable activities and the uncertainty of the global pandemic may lead to anxiety, hopelessness, helplessness and even burnout.

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Webinar: The Benefits of a Mentor for Your Career In Communications


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Studies have shown that mentoring is one of the most valuable and effective professional development opportunities. Having the guidance, support and encouragement of a mentor can shape your career for years to come.

This webinar is geared towards those interested in being a mentor as well as those interested in being a mentee.

Key take-aways from this webinar include:


How to Create Awesome Videos for Social Media

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Recorded December 5, 2018

Video production doesn’t have to be intimidating.  Learn about user friendly tools and gain a videographer’s perspective.

From shooting, to editing, to selecting music, and publishing, this webinar will empower you to create videos that spark change.

Some highlights include: