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NAGC 2016 Communications School
June 7-9, 2016
FHI 360 Conference Center
Washington, DC

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Are You a Government Communicator?

The National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) is the only professional organization devoted exclusively to the professional development of communications experts at all levels of government – federal, tribal, state, and local.

We are:

  • Public Information/Public Affairs Officers
  • Spokespersons
  • Web Content Developers
  • Social Media Managers
  • Graphic Designers
  • Speechwriters
  • Marketing Communications Specialists
  • Writers, Editors, and Editorial Assistants
  • Photographers
  • Strategic Communications Experts, and more!.

We provide:

  • Networking opportunities
  • High quality educational programs geared specifically toward Government Communicators at The Annual Communications School
  • Free online training with our Webinar Wednesdays
  • Recognition for the best in government communications through our Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards
  • Discounted rates on the Annual Communications School and the Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards entries


Join now to be part of a professional network that provides professional support and ongoing training to boost careers for government communications experts. 

NAGC Wednesday Webinar
Feb. 17, 2016, 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET
Communications Counseling—Step by Step

Presented by Marisa Ellison, Communications Manager, Missouri Department of Transportation

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You probably already know it, but your leadership or colleagues probably don't...a major service you provide in your professional environment is communications counseling. No need for a Ph.D....just the know-how to help your agency understand the importance of communication and what it can do to help get work done more easily, efficiently, and effectively.

During this 40-minute webinar, Marisa Ellison, Communications Manager for the Missouri Department of Transportation, will walk through some of the steps she takes when she provides communication counseling to her colleagues, especially those that help her gain leadership buy-in for communications planning.

So sit back, relax (a little), and take note of the practical suggestions Ms. Ellison brings to this month's Webinar Wednesday session. (A preview to Lie Down & Relax – Your Communications Counseling Session Has Begun, presentation to be given Thursday, June 9 at the 2016 NAGC Communications School in Washington, D.C.)

Marisa Ellison is the communications manager for the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Northeast District where she works closely with leadership to develop and implement communication strategies for public involvement and citizen engagement efforts on all transportation projects. Marisa currently serves as the Membership and Volunteers Director for NAGC and has been involved with the organization for 10 years.

NAGC 2016 Communicator of the Year

Call for Nominations | Nominations deadline extended to: Friday, Feb. 12, 2016

Save the Date: June 7-9, 2016
NAGC 2016 Communications School:
"Shaping the Future"

FHI 360 Conference Center, Washington, DC