I’m always harping on the importance of social media as a tool for the work we do, so I’m thrilled that Safe States and the CDC are collaborating on an upcoming webinar series that addresses just that. Why Social Media for Injury and Violence Prevention (IVP) kicks off the series September 17th from 1-2pm ET. Click through for details about the session and information about the entire series:
From the site:
Do you feel like social media is becoming a developing communication channel for you or your organization? Would you like a chance to learn how to use different digital platforms to get your prevention messages out? Are you interested in establishing social media presence or listening to what is already being said in the across social media channels? If the answer to one or all of these questions is ‘yes’, we invite you to join us and learn more about using social media to enhance IVP communications.
To keep the series simple and appropriate for people at all levels of social media experience, we will be offering monthly 1-hour webinars from September-December 2014. Each session will cover a different aspect of using social media as an IVP professional and allow time for Q&A with presenters. Additionally, there will be practical, hands-on tasks that participants can complete to apply the knowledge and skills they gain during each webinar.
Why Social Media for IVP
September 17, 1-2 p.m. ET
In our first webinar, we will cover the basics, including the different types of social media, who is on various platforms, how they use them, and the differences between social media and traditional media/communication methods. (REGISTER HERE)
Getting Started with Social Media for IVP
October 15, 1-2 p.m. ET
In the second webinar of the series, we will discuss choosing the right social media platform for your needs, developing your own goals and strategies, listening to online conversations, searching for topics, finding experts and partners, and other best practices to begin examining your role in social media.
Social Media Engagement and Content Development for IVP
November 19, 1-2 p.m. ET
In the third webinar of the series, we will discuss developing credible social media content, building an audience, and learning how to engage with both individuals and organizations.
Social Media Measurement, Analysis, and Next Steps for IVP
December 17, 1-2 p.m. ET
In the final webinar of the series, we will describe how to measure and analyze your social media efforts as well as discuss next steps for being an active participant on social media.