Mark your calendars! Upcoming Government Social Media training & events

Sep 28, 2021

Government social media professionals like you are always looking for new trainings, conferences and events to participate in to be the best, most efficient communicator for your community. Learning practical skills for managing public sector social media — without major time investments — make you more confident, more productive, and get you connected with your fellow peers to spark ideas and conquer challenges together. Check out these upcoming trainings specifically for the government social media community:

Government Social Media Chat

Get free advice from other public social media professionals with our long-running chat! Hosted every other Thursday since 2015, GSMChat is a chance to get advice and ideas from your peers who handle government social media all across the country. Each chat, we cover a different topic from platform updates and First Amendment issues to emergency preparedness, mis/disinformation and much more. 

Pro tip: Our next GSMChat is happening this Thursday, September 30, 2021! Join the GSM network to RSVP and get ready to chat with your peers.

LinkedIn for Government series

Are you using LinkedIn to its full potential for your agency? In this special series specifically for government communicators, “LinkedIn for Government,” Government Social Media and LinkedIn are bringing professional association members quick trainings with open Q&A sessions to answer your questions on how to best use the platform. 

Members can head to your secret events tab to RSVP and register, and if you want to join hundreds of your peers in the professional association, here’s how you can get access to professional development tools, online resources, and a community network of your peers. 

Already aired! (Mini Series 1) LinkedIn for Government: Reaching Professional Audiences: Catch the replay in the professional association & get access to a special resource roundup from LinkedIn. 

10 a.m. PDT, Tuesday, October 5, 2021: (Mini Series 2) LinkedIn for Government: Citizen Engagement
Effective communication between government agencies and their constituents is critical to ensuring citizens are well-informed, engaged and taking advantage of your programs. This session will walk through why and how governments use LinkedIn to reach and engage constituents, and provide examples of targeting and who’s doing it well.

10 a.m. PDT, Tuesday, October 19, 2021: (Mini Series 3) LinkedIn for Government: Attracting Top Talent
Hiring is hard, and any hiring manager or recruiter will tell you that the current landscape is incredibly competitive. You know that in order to achieve your agency's mission, you need top talent. As the leading tool for talent attraction, LinkedIn is a crucial part of any recruitment strategy. Join this session to learn how government agencies leverage LinkedIn to attract talent. This session will cover best practices, tips, and success stories of government agency talent attraction and economic development.

Government Social Media Conference

The 2022 Government Social Media Conference (GSMCON), happening March 29-31, 2022, is the largest social media conference in the U.S. for government agencies, where we’re looking forward to bringing together people who work in government social media both in Dallas, Texas at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel as well as those joining the virtual livestream. Early-bird registration is now open! Save the most by reserving your spot now or download our one-page event summary to help with your training/travel approvals.

Team GSM is planning a special hybrid event, making the event even more accessible to the whole community! Whether you choose to join us in-person or online, you’ll be a part of an unparalleled experience to meet major social media networks, learn skills for managing public sector social media and solve challenges together.

Best communicate with the public you serve by becoming a part of the free Government Social Media network — only available to full/part-time employees of government or educational institutions. 

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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