Workshop: Crisis Communication

In-person

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Are you prepared for an unexpected crisis at your organization? Learn to manage the message clearly and quickly when in crisis-mode.

This program will guide you through steps you can take now so that you and your colleagues are positioned to communicate with the media and the public quickly and effectively when a crisis occurs. Crisis Communication is led by a public relations professional and a journalist.

Highlights include:

  • How to build relationships with the media and social media influencers long before the crisis occurs.
  • How to recognize that you’re in a crisis. A mass shooting or factory explosion is obvious, but some crises develop like a smoldering fire that can be extinguished with quick communication to minimize damage.
  • How to prepare to communicate internally and externally, and what to expect from the media and anyone with access to social media.

Denison Edge workshops range from 2-4 hours of contact time, depending on the topic and content. To earn your badge of completion, you must attend the entire session.

WHEN & WHERE:

SPRING 2023: 3/2/2023 | 6pm-8:30pm | Thursday

LOCATION: In-person at Denison Edge

Instructors:

This program is co-led by Jenny Camper and Alan Miller.

Jenny Camper, co-owner of Lesic & Camper Communications, has more than 30 years of experience in strategic communications. Prior to agency work, Camper was communications manager for former Gov. George V. Voinovich and former State Treasurer J. Kenneth Blackwell. Camper earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from The Ohio State University.

Alan Miller teaches journalism at Denison University. He served as executive editor of The Columbus Dispatch and regional editor for USA Today Network Ohio’s 21 newsrooms from 2015-2022. He started at The Dispatch as a reporter in 1984 and rose through the ranks to become managing editor in 2004 and editor in 2015. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from Ohio University.

*Shuttles will be provided for Denison students and staff.