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FDA webinar & more: June 2023 socialgov training

Jun 06, 2023

Interested in learning more about using influencers at your agency from the FDA? Design best practices? Or, other topics specific to your field as a government social media professional?

Make sure to be part of these exciting socialgov-specific trainings happening in June 2023! These upcoming completely virtual government social media events are specific to public service communicators. Join live from wherever you are to collaborate together during GSMChat in the free GSM network or join the economical GSM professional association to be part of monthly webinars

Government Social Media Chat

Happening every other Thursday since 2015, Government Social Media Chat (GSMChat) is a place for government social media professionals to discuss and share ideas with each other on different topics in a text-only chat. Recaps are available for most chats, too! Register & RSVP to attend chats in the free GSM network.

 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET, Thursday, June 8, 2023: Mastering Graphic Design for SocialGov Accounts
As a government social media communicator, verbal and written communication is only a portion of the job. If your accompanying visuals don’t make an impact, the other parts of your messaging you worked so hard on may not even be seen or heard! So how do you design graphics for social to increase engagement, both online and offline?

Join us on Thursday, June 8, 2023 to share tips and tricks to maximize the impact of your designs and talk about how to maintain your voice and brand when working with leadership and other departments. Attend this chat in the free GSM network.

10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET, Thursday, June 22, 2023: To be announced!

Join the GSM network to be notified when this GSMChat topic is available. While the topic isn’t announced quite yet, what we can tell you is that we always listen to current concerns and questions we’re hearing from the socialgov community. Have a topic you’d like to talk about? DM us in the network to let us know!

Live association webinars: Influencers & platform updates

Each month in the GSM professional association, members get access to at least one live webinar on the latest social media updates (with replays often available!). Our association is one of the most economical memberships at only $79/year where members get online resources, regional groups and more. Complete the application form & start viewing the member-only content today! 

10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET, Tuesday, June 13: Influencers 101: Best Practices and Practical Approaches for Public Health Campaigns

In February 2023, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published an introductory resource for public health practitioners who are interested in integrating influencers into their public education efforts. The guide draws on FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products’ nine years of experience working with influencers and shares best practices and case studies from the office’s youth tobacco prevention campaigns. Tune in on June 13, 2023 at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET to hear two of the FDA authors provide an overview of the guide and discuss influencer programs in a public health context. While the recommendations and examples are drawn from a tobacco prevention context, the knowledge can be applied more broadly to any public education campaign. 

You can download the full guide here. Bring your influencer questions! Speakers are taking live Q’s at the end of the webinar. RSVP & register to this member-only live webinar.

10:30 a.m. PT / 1:30 p.m. ET, Tuesday, June 27: SocialGov Roundup
The “SocialGov Roundup” webinar series are quick, to-the-point videos covering the latest features and news on major and emerging platforms – all from the perspective of how it's relevant to social media professionals in government. Meet with your co-hosts GSM Membership Council representative Andrew Belanger and Team GSM's Ariana Donley to get the latest news in under 30 minutes. 

RSVP & register in the GSM professional association.

Bonus! Free downloads & other resources

Grab these free downloads and resources specific to socialgovs: 


Best communicate with the public you serve and get connected with fellow socialgovs by 

joining our free network for bi-weekly Government Social Media Chats or professional association for member-only webinars. Sign up for our newsletter to get the latest updates on training, events and more.

We support the largest network of government social media professionals in the U.S. by guiding government agencies through complex social media issues. Government Social Media helps you successfully communicate with the public you serve, protect your agency and keep public trust while finding your support community. 

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