Monday, August 12, 2013

FCN List-Serv and Community of Practice at GSA

Posted by: FCN 2013 Leadership - Monday, August 12, 2013

The Federal Communicators Network has transitioned to a new email list-serv at the U.S. General Services Administration. Also, FCN is now a GSA community of practice. You can read more about what that means and the good company we’re joining.

FCN newsletter transitions to list-serv

For years we've been sending out an email newsletter, usually monthly. Our new tool is a list-serv, so members can email the list. We hope this will allow for lively and useful debate and exchange of information among members. And, of course, we'll still be sending out our usual FCN information about training, key resources, and best practices. Government communicators who join have access to a network of hundreds of their peers, a group with extensive expertise and deep subject knowledge. The list is limited to those with a government email address.

Not a member? What are you waiting for? 

Don’t have a government email address?

There are lots of other ways to be involved with FCN! We’re keeping our independent blog, Twitter feed, LinkedIn group, and GovLoop channels, so keep looking for us in those places.

Advantages of GSA partnership

This change means we’ll have access to better webinar tools and physical space for our trainings. GSA has all sorts of communities of practice under their umbrella, and we’re really pleased that they were willing to make space for us, as well. We’re proud of all we’ve gotten done on our own with our great members, and we are excited about taking advantage of the extra resources that this GSA partnership offers.

Federal communicators like you have relied on us for best practices, training, and networking for nearly 20 years, and we will still be offering all of those important things. Every FCN resource and training is free—and it’s going to stay that way.


FCN 2013 Leadership

Britt Ehrhardt, National Institutes of Health
David Hebert, U.S. Geological Survey

Newsletter Lead
Larry Orluskie, Department of Homeland Security

Events and Training Leads
Linda Austin, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Yvette Grimes, Internal Revenue Service
Moniqua Roberts, National Institutes of Health

This discussion is brought to you by the Federal Communicators Network. FCN members are federal employees managing U.S. government communications. We also welcome state and local government employees, as well as contractors with government email addresses.

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