June 20, 2019 – Communication

Communicating in Today’s Wired World


Giselle Johnston


Postponed until fall


5:00 – 7:00 PM
5:00 Networking
5:30 Speaker presentation
6:30 Networking


Laporte Consultants
200 N Warner Rd, Suite 201
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Cost of Attendance:

$15 for members
$20 for non-members
Dinner and drinks included in the cost of Registration.

Abstract Summary:

In today’s wired world, there is a variety of communication techniques for engineers, including written reports, conference calls, video conferencing, face-to-face meetings, texting, emails, and social media platforms. Each method has its own features with its own strengths and weaknesses. This presentation will discuss the pros and cons of different communication methods. The choice of a communication method depends on its purpose, its timeliness, accuracy and the importance of body language in communication. Additionally, role of local languages, cultures and differences in time zones will be discussed. Finally, some guidelines will be presented for communication to be both effective and efficient.

We are delighted to have this discussion led by Giselle Johnston of Laporte Consultants. Giselle, a process and validation engineer with interests in career development, networking and leadership, is a past Chair of the AICHE DVS.

About the Speaker:

Giselle is a chemical engineer with strong problem-solving, collaboration and leadership skills developed through volunteering, peer advising and facilitating outreach events. Special interests include pharmaceuticals, and the food and beverage industry. Giselle is a past Chair of the DVS AIChE section. She holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Syracuse University.

Registration Details and Deadline:

Registration will be reopened when the new date is set.  Those already registered for the original date will be refunded.

For questions, please contact Giselle Johnston (978) 844-3915 or Gus Shahani (302) 420-1100.