Congratulations, Class of 2017

91 Corporate and Organizational Communication graduates were recognized at the College of Professional Studies graduation ceremony on May 12th. 

The ceremony was held at Matthews Arena on campus with all the requisite pomp and circumstance. I’m always inspired by the sense of achievement exhibited by the graduates — and the enthusiastic pride of their families and friends in the stands.

Our global network of alumni continues to expand, and in an upcoming post my colleague Patty Goodman will share her experiences at recent Northeastern alumni events in Singapre and Beijing.

 

 

Posted by Carl Zangerl, Ph.D., Faculty

What does it take to be a Chief Communication Officer?

The role of the Chief Communication Officer (CCO) is evolving rapidly in this era of digital disruption. Communication leaders and their teams are uniquely positioned to help nurture the kind of high-velocity cultures that will help organizations thrive, according to research by McKinsey & Company.  Not surprisingly, this also means that communication leaders are increasingly expected to actively participate in the formulation and implementation of business strategy.

What, then, are the skills, competencies, and attributes that organizations are looking for in their communication leaders? Continue reading “What does it take to be a Chief Communication Officer?”