Stacey Smulowitz, Ph.D, ABC is a recipient of one of the Heritage Region's scholarships to attend the IABC Virtual World Conference. She first joined IABC as a student where she served as President of the University chapter. After graduation, she joined the Lehigh Valley chapter and served as the PR Director, Director of Professional Development, President (2 terms) and Delegate. She also served as an IABC Portfolio mentor under the ABC program. Stacy shares her experience with the 2020 World Conference for our blog.
Jeremiah McWilliams, a member of the IABC Greater Cincinnati Chapter board, was among many chapter, region and international leaders who attended IABC's International Leadership Institute in Austin earlier this year. He recently shared this post with us, highlighting the value gained and lessons learned at this in-person event … taking place right before times became extra challenging worldwide . He also shared thoughts about how communicators can continue to make a meaningful difference..
To help develop our volunteer leadership and increase member value, the IABC Heritage Region offers conference scholarships and Leadership Institute stipends to chapter leaders and members-at-large. Here are some details.
Local chapters in the IABC Heritage Region offer innovative and practical professional development sessions like the inaugural “Challenge Accepted!” program held earlier this year by the Greater Cincinnati Chapter, now 40 years strong, using a Ted Talk style format. If your chapter or local interest group is looking for some new inspiration, take a look. If you’d like to share your program success, please don’t hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a chapter leader within the IABC Heritage Region or a member-at-large interested in regional leadership opportunities, now is the time to register for the 2019 Heritage Region Leadership Institute (RLI), timed with the 2019 Heritage Region Conference. We encourage each Heritage Region chapter to send at least one chapter leader to RLI this year.
The IABC Heritage Region awarded two members with scholarships to the World Conference in Vancouver earlier this year. Nancy Sarpolis from the Detroit Chapter shares the key themes from the conference in her blog.
Professional certification through the Global Communication Certification Council (GCCC) gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge and expertise—and provide evidence of your outstanding abilities. Here's information on benefits, preparation and steps to becoming certified.
We have large and small opportunities for volunteer Heritage Region Board and Conference Committee leaders. It's a great way for IABC members to build new skills, give back to the profession and connect with great professionals.
With one of the largest IABC membership totals, the Heritage Region serves 17 U.S. states plus Washington, D.C. The region covers Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia.