4th Annual COMMS Week: October 20-22, 2020

3 Days – 3 Big Events

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, 7 PM – Student Speech Contest

Bringing people together while apart.

Students compete for a $100 Amazon gift card as they share what this year’s theme means to them in a three to four minute presentation.

For contest rules and deadlines please click here.  Judge’s ballot is available here.

Must be an ACC student to participate.  Round 1 entries due October 9th.

  • Participants will be sent the Zoom link to use the night of the competition.
  • Live Streaming available for audience members here.

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, 3 Sessions – Faculty and Staff Brown Bag (9 AM, 12 PM, and 4 PM)

Communicating about difficult or sensitive issues can be a challenge for even the best communicators and leaders. Virtual interactions, where tone of voice and facial cues may be absent, complicate our ability to convey messages as desired.

Join Communication Studies faculty as they explore alternative approaches to communicating messages that are likely to evoke defensiveness. Increase your odds of achieving a more positive response – even when difficult issues need to be addressed. These constructive communication approaches will help you maintain a positive communication climate with your team and improve your overall confidence in discussing difficult or sensitive issues.

Watch the recording of the 9AM Session here.

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, from 12-1 PM – Career Forum: “Communication in Careers” via Zoom

Join three Communication experts as they discuss communication as a valuable workplace skill and how everything has changed since the pandemic.  They’ll explore the challenges of staying together while apart and how corporate America is overcoming those challenges.  Panelists will end with recommendations for new graduates on how to make themselves stand out in today’s employment environment.

Guest speakers include Hon. Daniel Guerrero (Global Business Development Consultant – J. L. Powers & Associates), Dr. Crystal Wotipka (Sr. Community Outreach Manager at Rifeline), and Ms. Lana McGilvray, M.A. (Co-founder and CEO of Purpose Worldwide).

Click here to learn more about each panelist!

Zoom link for event: Click here.

Click here to see the event flyer.

COMMS Week 2020

Brown Bag Sessions

Climate Change: It's Not Just About the Weather!

Career Forum Panel