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Upcoming chats, webinars & resources for socialgovs

Jan 18, 2023

Looking for useful training, chats or resources to help in your role as a government social media professional? It doesn’t matter if you’re just getting started or you’re a socialgov pro, all public service communicators are welcome to join these upcoming events:

GSMChat: Reaching younger audiences on social media

How do you use social media to reach youth & young adults?

Let’s talk about it! Join our text-only, bi-weekly Government Social Media Chat (GSMChat) at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET Thursday, January 19, 2023. We’ll take a look at some helpful strategies government agencies can use to reach younger audiences in your community. RSVP & join live in the free GSM network.

Happening every other Thursday since 2015, GSMChat is a great way to get involved! It’s a place for government social media professionals to chat and share ideas with each other on specific topics. Recaps are available for most chats.

The GSM network is a space exclusively for employees of government agencies and educational institutions only. Plus, it’s free to join! Fill out this brief questionnaire, and after verifying your information, we’ll approve your request to join. For quickest approval, enter your official work email.

Upcoming live webinars

Live webinars are a great way to both get connected with your fellow peers and learn best practices specific to your field! Every month in the GSM professional association, members are invited to join at least one live webinar, with recordings often available afterwards.

Here are the upcoming webinars you won’t want to miss:

  • SocialGov Roundup (Friday, January 20): Get together with your Membership Council representative Marie Tweedy to get the latest platform updates and news related to your role.
  • SocialGov Roundup (Tuesday, February 7): Meet with Membership Council representative Andrew Belanger for this month’s roundup! We’ll take a look at the latest features & news that affects socialgovs.
  • The Magic of Simplicity: Why Writing Style Matters on Social Media (Wednesday, February 22): Shuly Babitz with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is meeting with association members on an important topic: plain language. Learn how a plain language approach can help spark curiosity, improve reliability and accessibility, and boost engagement on your agency’s social media channels. 

Join these webinars and get access to all previous replays by joining the GSM professional association! This is one of the most economical memberships at only $79/year where members get access to online resources, regional groups, complimentary headshots at GSMCON and so much more. Complete the application form & start viewing the member-only content today!

Downloads & more resources for socialgovs

Grab these free downloads and resources available from the GSM blog!

  • 2023 observance calendar roundup: Download a yearly calendar for some of the observances you might consider building content for — or be mindful of — for your government social media accounts.
  • Social media image size guide: Keep a copy of this comprehensive image size resource for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Nextdoor.
  • Short-form video guide: Use these tips before you tap “post” on your next short-form video.

Best communicate with the public you serve and get connected with fellow socialgovs by registering for the 2023 Government Social Media Conference happening in Reno-Tahoe, Nevada! Join 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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