WORKSHOPS

Upcoming workshops in your area

Jun. 13, 2016

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


AMO Media Relations Training - Thunder Bay

This training will better prepare you and your municipality for the media spotlight, on good days and bad.

Specifically, you will learn how to:

Recognize what makes news and why;
Identify news stories faster, and respond better;
Determine what to say quickly, under pressure, or with limited information;
Present complex information in simple, memorable ways;
Anticipate questions, and answer them better; and,
Expect and prepare for the unexpected.

The session will include lunch. To register, please fill in the form below and fax to 416-971-9372.

Media-Relations--Communications-Workshop-Registration-Form.pdf (254.4 KB)

Jul. 20, 2016

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


AMO Media Relations Training - London

This training will better prepare you and your municipality for the media spotlight, on good days and bad.

Specifically, you will learn how to:

Recognize what makes news and why;
Identify news stories faster, and respond better;
Determine what to say quickly, under pressure, or with limited information;
Present complex information in simple, memorable ways;
Anticipate questions, and answer them better; and,
Expect and prepare for the unexpected.

The session will include lunch. To register, please fill in the form below and fax to 416-971-9372.

Media-Relations--Communications-Workshop-Registration-Form(1).pdf (254.4 KB)

Sep. 16, 2016

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


AMO Media Relations Training - Sault Ste. Marie

This training will better prepare you and your municipality for the media spotlight, on good days and bad.

Specifically, you will learn how to:

Recognize what makes news and why;
Identify news stories faster, and respond better;
Determine what to say quickly, under pressure, or with limited information;
Present complex information in simple, memorable ways;
Anticipate questions, and answer them better; and,
Expect and prepare for the unexpected.

The session will include lunch. To register, please fill in the form below and fax to 416-971-9372.

Media-Relations--Communications-Workshop-Registration-Form(2).pdf (254.4 KB)

Sep. 21, 2016

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


AMO Media Relations Training - Mississauga

This training will better prepare you and your municipality for the media spotlight, on good days and bad.

Specifically, you will learn how to:

Recognize what makes news and why;
Identify news stories faster, and respond better;
Determine what to say quickly, under pressure, or with limited information;
Present complex information in simple, memorable ways;
Anticipate questions, and answer them better; and,
Expect and prepare for the unexpected.

The session will include lunch. To register, please fill in the form below and fax to 416-971-9372.

Media-Relations--Communications-Workshop-Registration-Form(3).pdf (254.4 KB)

Oct. 19, 2016

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


AMO Media Relations Training - Belleville

This training will better prepare you and your municipality for the media spotlight, on good days and bad.

Specifically, you will learn how to:

Recognize what makes news and why;
Identify news stories faster, and respond better;
Determine what to say quickly, under pressure, or with limited information;
Present complex information in simple, memorable ways;
Anticipate questions, and answer them better; and,
Expect and prepare for the unexpected.

The session will include lunch. To register, please fill in the form below and fax to 416-971-9372.

Media-Relations--Communications-Workshop-Registration-Form(4).pdf (254.4 KB)

Nov. 19, 2014

Cambridge, ON


Municipal Engineers Association Annual Fall Workshop

Media Relations Workshop

Speaker: Brian Lambie

The program covers general theory on why media relations is important, different types of media and what makes news and why. Participants will learn to craft interesting key messages and take part in mock interviews.

For more information, visit MEA's website.

Aug. 16, 2015

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.


Navigating the High Road, High Return Approach to Social Media

Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls

Brian Lambie will deliver a two-hour practical session will help you chart the social media road from a public relations perspective. Learn about:

Making prudent decisions about personal and professional social media use

Creating and implementing social media policies and plans

Managing the realities of social media that you can’t change

Minimizing risk and maximizing reward

Telling your story with compelling photos and video.

Cost: $125 plus HST ($141.25)

Please note space in this session is limited.

Visit AMO's websitefor more information.

Oct. 15, 2015


AMCTO's Executive Diploma in Municipal Management

London, Ontario

Brian Lambie delivers the Municipal Media Relations portion of AMCTO’s Executive Diploma in Municipal Management, which is developed in partnership with the University of Western Ontario and Seneca College.

Learn more on AMCTO's website.

Oct. 21, 2015


AMCTO's Executive Diploma in Municipal Management

Mississauga, Ontario

Brian Lambie delivers the municipal media relations portion of AMCTO's Executive Diploma in Municipal Management, which is developed in partnership with the University of Western Ontario and Seneca College.

Learn more on AMCTO's website..

Jun. 10, 2013


CRFC National Leadership Forum

Toronto, ON

Social Media and Municipalities

Speaker: Brian Lambie

Across Canada, more and more local governments are finding innovative ways to connect with their citizens through social media. In Ontario alone, municipal social media use has grown by more than 800 per cent in the past two-and-a-half years.

Redbrick Communications has been tracking who is using social media and how, and developing social media policies and best practices in a municipal government context. Brian will discuss emerging trends and potential approaches in social media for municipal governments, and the importance of having a sound social media policy to guide the way.

Oct. 30, 2014


OSBIE 2014 Risk Management Seminar

Toronto, ON

Crisis Communication

Speaker: Brian Lambie

The session will cover how to best spot potential issues, how to prepare for them and how to manage communications effectively under the spotlight.

For more information, visit the Ontario School Boards' Insurance Exchange website.

Feb. 26, 2013

2:15 - 3:45


ROMA/OGRA Combined Conference

Fairmont Royal York Hotel - Territories Room
Toronto, ON

Managing Media Relations and Social Media in Rural Communities.


Speaker: Brian Lambie

For the full conference program, visit www.combinedconference.org.

Nov. 24, 2014


9th Annual Municipal Communications Conference

Toronto, ON

Brian Lambie is pleased to once again Chair this year's Municipal Communications Conference, November 24, 25 and 26, 2014, featuring more than a dozen experts in municipal communications.

For more information and a full conference program, visit the Summers' Direct website.

Nov. 26, 2012


7th Annual Municipal Communications Conference

Over a dozen experts in municipal communications will come together to present at the "7th Annual Municipal Communications Conference," in Toronto on November 26, 27 & 28th, 2012. Brian Lambie, President, Redbrick Communications, will chair the event.

Social Media and Municipalities
Social media use by Ontario municipalities continues to grow, right across the province. Redbrick Communications has been tracking the growing use of social media by Ontario municipalities for the past two and a half years - including who's using it what platforms they are using and how. Join Redbrick Consultants Jacqueline Demers and Lisa Timoshenko as they discuss emerging trends, risks and rewards and potential approaches in municipal social media use.

Nov. 24, 2015


Working With Elected Officials

Toronto, Ontario

The best laid communications plans can fall apart without the support and cooperation of elected officials. This session will look at how best to promote teamwork with elected officials, how to harness their potential as advocates, and how to deliver better results for your municipality.

Brian Lambie will deliver this session with Pat Vanini, Executive Director of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario.

This session is part of the 10th Annual Summers Direct Municipal Communications Conference This is Brian Lambie's ninth year as conference chair.

Nov. 15, 2012


Ontario West Municipal Conference

London, ON

Plenary Session: Social Media and Municipalities

Speakers:

Brian Lambie, President, Redbrick Communications

Elaine Gamble, Director, Corporate Communications, City of London

Nov. 25, 2014


9th Annual Municipal Communications Conference

Toronto, ON

Managing relationships with reporters who are unprofessional, negative or downright mean

Speaker: Brian Lambie

This session will explore your options when navigating difficult media situations, including how to identify a reporters' needs and tactics, respond to tough questions and deliver interviews well. Learn how to manage contentious issues and prepare strong, compelling messages that tell your organization's story well, no matter how great the challenge.

Nov. 8, 2012


Association of Municipal Administrators of Nova Scotia, Fall Convention

Halifax, NS

Social Media and Municipalities

Speaker:

Brian Lambie, President, Redbrick Communications

Jun. 21, 2012


Municipal Finance Officers' Annual Training Symposium

Muskoka, ON

Social Media Panel Discussion

Brian Lambie is one of three panelists that will discuss how municipalities can integrate social media into municipal communications and improve stakeholder relations.

Dan Michaluk of Hicks Morley LLP and Carolyn Glaser, Director of ICT, Corporate Services at the City of Barrie will join Brian on the panel.

Visit the MFOA websitefor more information.

Jun. 18, 2012


Ontario Municipal Social Services Association Learning Symposium

Mississauga, ON

Building the Business Case for Social Media

This session will explore municipal social media policies and the possible implications of 'opening the gates'; it will also provide strategies and tips that you can apply as you advocate for social media in your organizations.

Speakers:

Brian Lambie, President, Redbrick Communications

Jason Hastings, Manager, Policy and Strategic Issues, City of London

Cheryl Smith, Manager, Community Partnerships and Funding, Neighbourhood and Children's Services, City of London

Nov. 28, 2011


6th Annual Municipal Communications Conference

Toronto, ON

Brian Lambie is pleased to once again Chair this year's Municipal Communications Conference, November 28, 29 & 30.

Over a dozen experts in municipal communications will come together to present at the "6th Annual Municipal Communications Conference," in Toronto on November 28, 29 & 30th, 2011.

Nov. 25, 2011


Ontario West Municipal Conference

London, ON

Local Government 2.0: How new technology and social media can change how municipalities communicate

With Brian Lambie, Principal of Redbrick Communications and Elaine Gamble, Director, Corporate Communications, City of London

Sep. 22, 2011


Northwestern Ontario Regional Conference

Thunder Bay, ON

Great Communications Tips

This practical and humorous session will help prepare you for communications challenges, whether they are media inquiries, sensitive HR matters, briefing notes, or public meetings.

Sep. 21, 2011


AMCTO Zone 9 Meeting and Conference

Thunder Bay, ON

Plenary Session Speaker

Highlights:
-Practical tips that any municipality can use to improve media relations, public communication and advertising.
-Making the most of good news - and delivering bad news.
-Municipal use of social media.
-How to use pictures to tell your story.

Aug. 23, 2011


Social Media - Risks and Rewards

London, ON

Social media is here to stay.

Daniel Michaluk of Hicks Morley LLP and Brian Lambie of Redbrick Communications chart this brave new world from a legal and public relations perspective.

Jul. 28, 2011


Webinar: Media Relations in the Public Sector

BlackstoneSeminars.com & Redbrick Communications present "Media Relations in the Public Sector" - Webinar

Jun. 2, 2011


Answers to Top 10 Questions that Municipal Managers ask Public Relations Consultants

Orangeville, ON

This session is part of the 2011 Annual General Meeting and Professional Development Day.

May. 17, 2011


AMO Media & Communications Training

North Bay, ON

This full-day course will cover media relations, how to craft and deliver messages that stick, issues management and much more.

May. 4, 2011


AMO Media & Communications Training

Thunder Bay, ON

This full-day course will cover media relations, how to craft and deliver messages that stick, issues management and much more.