ABC Detroit-Workshops Announcement

We are pleased to offer seven pre-conference workshops on Wednesday, October 23 for the 2019 ABC International Conference in Detroit, Michigan. They are described below. Please consider arriving by Tuesday evening to attend two or three workshops, or the day-long coaching workshop.

 Instructors, researchers, administrators, consultants and practitioners will find workshops of interest. All workshop attendees will receive certificates of participation. Please visit the ABC 2019 Conference page for more information.

Let us know if you have any questions. Thank you.

Clive Muir and Dirk Remley,

ABC 2019 Detroit Conference Co-Chairs

“Innovations with Business Communication: Companies, Communities, and Classrooms”



Gamifying Business Communication Courses

Lauren Malone, Iowa State University

Learn how to design your course as a game to create collaborative and interactive learning spaces.


Artificial Intelligence for Global Virtual Team Communication

Peter Cardon, Carolin Fleischmann, and Jolanta Aritz, University of Southern California

The workshop will explore the trend of communication augmentation by AI in the context of global virtual teams, such as the Virtual Business Professional Project (VBP). The goal is to co-create a draft white paper around workshop topics.


Student-Run Business Podcasts and Online Journals

Marianna Richardson and Andrea Cabrera, Jennifer Goldsberry, Sarah Romeny, Brigham Young University

Learn from students and their adviser how to enhance student engagement with multiple elements of business communication by developing an online business journal and podcasts, using social media to market them.


Researching Visual Communication
Charles Kostelnick, Iowa State University, ABC Outstanding Researcher 2019

Explore visual communication issues and trends in text design, data visualization, and illustrations as well as the methods to research them.


Recognizing Gendered Communication and Implementing Strategies to Improve Communication Effectiveness in Classrooms and Workplaces

Sabrina Pasztor, University of Southern California

Examine how gendered communication practices and styles can create biases in classrooms and workplaces; learn specific strategies to help students and employees minimize them; and create more inclusive communication environments.


Creative Problem-Solving in Business Communication

Becky Crews & David Eyman, Miami University, OH

Learn how to build an instructional toolkit of theoretical and practical methods and activities to enhance student learning and meet creative problem-solving skills employers seek in graduates.


Mastering High Impact Coaching Skills

Carol Carter, GlobalMinded

Learn to guide students to resolve conflict and become proactive contributors to the changing workforce.

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