Guest Seminars by Former IABC President on Internal Communication

On 22 February 2022 and 22 March 2022, the course instructor of PRAD3076 Communication Training for Organizations, Dr. Henry Fung, invited the former Chairman of International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), Mr. Brad Whitworth, to deliver two seminars on internal communication, namely “The Golden Rules for Future Internal Communication Professionals”, and “Internal Communication in Global Contexts: Lessons learned from Hewlett-Packard (HP)”. The two seminars were open to all COMS students and faculty members and successfully attracted over 50 participants.

During the two guest lectures, Brad shared his insights on employee supportive behaviours, positive emotional culture at the workplace, and managing internal communication in culturally diversified teams by referencing his experiences leading global internal and executive communication programs at HP, Cisco, Hitachi, PeopleSoft and MicroFocus. He also gave students useful tips on the dos and don’ts in workplace.

The two seminars were made possible by the Virtual Teaching, Real Education project sponsored by Hong Kong SAR University Grants Committee.