Anders, A (2018, October). Communicating strategic vision at human scale: a research based model. 83rd Annual Association for Business Communication Conference. Miami, FL.
Communicating vision and values is a fundamental challenge for leaders in any organization. This presentation shares a research-based model for communicating strategic vision at human scale. Through an emphasis on persuasive storytelling and empathetic story listening, it offers techniques for achieving greater alignment across organizational levels and promoting connection and trust between an organization’s diverse stakeholders.
I was extremely honored to win the 2016 Rising Star Award from the Association for Business Communication at the recent annual convention in Albuquerque, NM. See more details here.
Bertha Du-Babcock, president of the Association for Business Communication, presents LSBE Associate Professor Abram Anders with the Rising Star award.
Anders, Abram. “Student Responses to Networked Learning for Professional Communication.” 79th Annual Association for Business Communication Convention. Philadelphia, PA. October 2014.
See the full length video documentary here.
This presentation offers an overview of student responses and learning outcomes for a business communication course that employs a networked learning pedagogical approach. Results include video clips of focus group interviews and quantitative results from a pre/post survey of student networking skills focusing on confidence and anticipated behaviors.
The course design employs networked learning as a conceptual frame for a pedagogy that promises to rigorously teach specific skills and relevant domain knowledge while also situating these experiences in the context of building technological and social networks that support lifelong learning and professional development. Course activities are organized and shared through custom designed community blog site. The design includes a series of assignments geared toward helping students demonstrate professional competencies and develop professional networks. In addition, it employs peer review processes designed to help scale assessment and feedback in participatory media contexts. Finally, the study addresses the ethical and practical challenges – and the meaningful rewards – of networked learning practices for professional communications pedagogy.