Communicators‘ Forum

What is Communicators’ Forum?


Thursday, July 26, 2018 • 8:30–10:30 a.m.
Colloquium Room, 6th floor, Ross School of Business


Ever wish you had the time to talk shop with other U-M communicators?

Want to compare notes about best practices on campus? Maximize your reach?
Ever thought about sharing resources? Or ideas? Or getting feedback on your work?
Then don’t miss this Communicators’ Forum.

Connect with fellow communications and marketing colleagues through a
fun speed-dating-style forum that will pair campus communicators for brief, informal
info-sharing and networking sessions. Bring your voice, ideas, and questions.
And don’t forget your business cards!

Morning refreshments will be served from 8:30–8:50 a.m.
The mixer will start promptly at 9 a.m. We hope to see you there!

Who are you, and what is your role?
What are your objectives, and who is your audience?
What are the goals of your unit?
How is your unit structured?
What are your biggest challenges or obstacles?
What are some areas in which you’d like to improve?
What is one of your biggest accomplishments?


Working as a communicator at a large, decentralized institution can be extremely exciting and exasperating at the same time. There are a lot of amazing things happening here but it’s hard to know where to begin sometimes. How are other U-M departments recruiting students? How are colleges using social media to reach their audiences? What are the best ways to share research findings with the media?

Communicators’ Forum was created to provide information and resources for marketing and communications professionals at the University of Michigan — to provide a regular forum for communicators to actually communicate with each other! We host special sessions throughout the year where we discuss the latest topics and best practices at U-M and in the field. These gatherings are also a great opportunity to share ideas, network and collaborate with colleagues from across campus.

We also offer six Specialty Sub-Groups that meet to cover specific areas of interest:

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