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June 13-15, 2017
Drury Plaza Hotel at the Arch, St. Louis, MO


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The NAGC Communications School

The Communications School is the only event of its kind that provides invaluable networking opportunities and practical educational sessions to help government communicators increase their skills.


Advanced Training Workshops


  • Communication Planning: Defining Success and Setting Goals
  • Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) Bootcamp
  • How to Contain Crises in Today’s Viral World
  • How to Develop Persuasive Messages with Science of Storytelling
  • Plain and Simple: Plain Language Concepts and Techniques for Government Communicators

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Latest From NAGC


Help Steer NAGC as a Member of the Board!

Five positions will be on the 2017 Ballot. NAGC Board of Director positions come up for election in two-year staggered terms to provide continuity and to avoid gaps in leadership.


NAGC News: March 29

Accreditation in PR and Public Affairs and Government Mixer


Nonfiction Writers Conference

The 7th annual Nonfiction Writers Conference returns May 3-5, 2017. This event is completely virtual—no travel required!



NAGC Board Seeks Member Input

One of my goals as president of NAGC is to make sure members have a voice in how the board manages your association. Members who responded to past surveys indicated it would be great to know a couple of years in advance the locations for our communication school. ...

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President-elect on Market Chat! and Federal News Radio

National Association of Government Communicators’ President - Elect Chris O’Neil teamed up with several fellow government communicators to talk about the role of public affairs officers and the issues associated with government marketing for the fourth episode of the...

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NAGC Webinar: May 17, 2017

Unprecedented Water Conservation Actions in Southern California Necessitate Communications Watershed

In 2015, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California become a center of national and international media attention. Governor Jerry Brown had declared a drought state of emergency, and Metropolitan’s Board of Directors was investing $450 million into the nation’s largest turf removal and water conservation rebate program. Bob Muir, chief press spokesperson and communication planner for Metropolitan, then stepped in to shape his agency’s public messages describing the seriousness of the situation, how the impacts would be felt by Southern Californians and Metropolitan’s actions to manage available water supplies. 


NAGC Webinar: July 19, 2017

Encore! The Kick-Off

NAGC kicks off its 2018 Encore! webinar mini-series at our July Webinar Wednesday! This popular series brings five of our best presenters from the Communications School to members who weren’t able to join us in St. Louis, or School attendees who heard about these fantastic presentations a day too late. Encore! will continue on the first Friday of the month, August-November, in our usual 1-2 p.m. Eastern time slot. Check back in late June for the rest of the details!


The National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC)

The National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) is the only professional organization devoted exclusively to the professional development of communications experts at all levels of government including federal, tribal, state, and local. 

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