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NDPC members have the opportunity to learn and connect through a variety of national, state and local workshops and social events throughout the year. Watch for details about upcoming professional development.

Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, December 06, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom

    The Critical Role of Critical Thinking and 2nd and 3rd Order of Effect 

    Presenters: Rob Keller and Maxine Herr

    Critical thinking is a sought-after skill in the business world and is equally important in our world as crisis communicators. The leaders we work for look to us to be trusted advisors and credible sources…not just people who are on “auto-pilot.” Critical thinking provides you with the skills to analyze and evaluate information so that you can obtain the greatest amount of knowledge from it.

    Here are some things to consider:

    1. Always ask yourself “And then what?”
    2. Think through time — What do the consequences look like in 10 minutes? 10 months? 10 years?
    3. When thinking about business decisions, ask yourself how others are likely to respond. How will employees deal with this? What will my competitors likely do? What about the public? Who may be offended? Often the answer will be little to no impact, but you want to understand the immediate and second-order effects before you make the decision.

Past events

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 Prairie Communicators: Collaboration Roundtable
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 Prairie Communicators: Dakota Media Access Tour
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 Prairie Communicators' Season Kickoff Luncheon
Thursday, September 08, 2022 2022-23 NDPC Kick-Off Session
Sunday, June 26, 2022 NFPW Post-Conference Tour of North Dakota
Thursday, June 23, 2022 2022 NDPC Awards Luncheon
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 NFPW Pre-Conference Tour of Fargo-Moorhead
Thursday, April 28, 2022 MAPC Workshop: The Snack You Didn’t Know You Needed
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 Prairie Communicators: Social Media beyond Facebook
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 The Anatomy of a Successful Podcast
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 Prairie Communicators Meeting: ND News Cooperative Introduction
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 Valley MarComm Virtual Meeting
Thursday, February 17, 2022 NDPC Winter Board Meeting
Tuesday, February 08, 2022 Prairie Communicators Meeting: Simple Video Production
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 Taking Control with Project Management Software
Tuesday, November 09, 2021 Prairie Communicators Meeting: Website Design and Tech Trends
Thursday, November 04, 2021 MAPC Webinar: Let’s Get Engaged
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 NDPC Fall Board Meeting
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 Launching in January: NDPIO Association
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 NDPC Webinar: All you need to know about NDPC this year
Thursday, July 22, 2021 NDPC Summer Board Meeting
Wednesday, May 05, 2021 MAPC Webinar: Avoid Crash Landing in a Crisis: Communication Takeaways and Lessons Learned from the Airline Industry
Thursday, April 22, 2021 NDPC Spring Board Meeting
Thursday, April 22, 2021 NDPC Spring Conference: The Changing Face of Media
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 Prairie Communicators April 13, 2021 Meeting: Hey You! Stop Scrolling, Start Connecting
Tuesday, February 09, 2021 Prairie Communicators, Feb. 2021 Meeting, Lessons Learned: Pandemic Social Media Management
Thursday, January 28, 2021 MAPC January 2021 Meeting: Remote work in the new normal (and what it means to communicate in the world of Commerce)
Wednesday, December 09, 2020 Prairie Communicators December 2020 Meeting: Grassroots Communications
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 FMPC November 2020 Meeting: Pandemic fatigue, preferences and … why was that again?
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 MAPC October 2020 Meeting: Branding and Positioning in an Uncertain World
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Prairie Communicators October 2020 Meeting: Event Planning and Management

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