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Issue and Crisis Management Certification

Get ready to enhance your skills in Issues and Crisis Management with ACE's comprehensive certification program in 2024! Here's what you need to know:


1️⃣ March 19, 2 p.m. CT: Issues Management and Risk Assessment

2️⃣ May 22, 2 p.m. CT: Crisis Communication

3️⃣ June 26: Post-Conference workshop at ACE in Salt Lake City

The ACE Conference Committee is excited to announce our 2024 keynote speaker Emilie Hitch of broadhead. Emilie is an anthropologist working in agricultural media who researches and presents on culture shifts.

Emilie researches these topics and presents her findings, weaving in how these shifts are affecting people’s mindsets, kinship networks, beliefs, values, networks, and their changing demands on brands, products and services.

Culture shifts include broad global macro trends such as global conflict and ripple effects, beliefs about science/politics/climate, technology and innovation such as AI and drones/robots. It also includes minor things currently bubbling under the surface of “visible” culture which may give us indicators of things to come.

Hear from Emilie and make plans to join us in Salt Lake City in June.

Learning Community: Marketing and Social Media 
Coffee Chat - Digital Dialogue - Navigating & Dealing with Social & Marketing Challenges

Monday, March 4, 2024

2:00pm ET, 1:00pm CT, 12:00pm MT, 11:00am PT 

You are not alone in this cold digital world! We are all attempting to navigate the social media and marketing landscape. Let’s navigate together! Join this Digital Dialogue Coffee Chat to share your challenges, insights and brainstorm solutions

Learning Community: Leadership and Management

Coffee Chat: Leadership in Five Slides: Strategic Planning

Thursday, March 14, 2024

3:00pm ET, 2:00pm CT, 1:00pm MT, 12:00pm PT 

Two words that often scare or confuse up-and-coming communications superstars are “strategic planning.” It doesn’t have to be this way. In fact, within five slides, we believe we can help you flip the script and approach planning enthusiastically and with confidence and competence. Join Jerry Grasso, Chris Vivian and Andrea Putman of the Leadership and Management Learning Community for a conversation around strategic planning.

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