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Coffee Chat: Certification, Accreditation or Advanced Education for Career Advancement
September 23 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Are you looking for the next step in your career? Thinking about going back to school for an advanced degree or certificate, or thinking about accreditation. We have the coffee chat for you. We will have a guest from The George Washington University, as well as one from IABC who recently achieved SCMP certification. They will help us navigate the ABCs of what we might need to move up the career ladder — or to change ladders.
Lawrence (Larry) Parnell is an Associate Professor and Director of the award-winning Strategic Public Relations program at The Graduate School of Political Management. Over a 30-year career, Parnell has held senior communications positions in consulting, on the client-side and in politics. Most recently, he was Vice President and Group Leader of the Corporate Communications practice at Hill and Knowlton Canada. He came to Hill & Knowlton from Barrick Gold Corporation (Toronto) where he was Senior Vice President, Corporate Relations with responsibility for corporate, financial and internal communications. In New York, he served for four years as Director of Global Public Relations at Ernst & Young LLP. While at Ernst &Young he was named PR Professional of the Year (2003) by PR Week magazine. Learn More
Sebastian Warren, SCMP, is a highly experienced Senior Communication Practitioner with more than 23 years of multi-level experience in strategic communication planning, writing, public affairs, and leadership. A demonstrated ability to lead diverse teams of professionals to new levels of success in a variety of highly competitive industries, cutting-edge markets, and fast-paced environments with a proven record of creativity and vision in integrated business development, project and product management, and relationship building. A proven ability to successfully analyze an organization’s critical business requirements, identify deficiencies and potential opportunities and develop innovative and cost-effective communication solutions for enhancing competitiveness, return on investment, and improving customer service offerings. Learn More