Chapter leaders and members-at-large: Apply for a Heritage Region Conference scholarship by Oct. 4 (extended deadline)
We’re getting ready to Learn, Connect and Communicate at the 2017 IABC Heritage Region Conference. November 5 - 7, 2017, in Pittsburgh. Do you know an IABC member who could use financial support? Scholarships are available. The process for chapter leaders and members-at-large to apply is simple.
This year, the IABC Heritage Region will grant two scholarships to our regional conference, scheduled for November 5 - 7, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Each scholarship includes a full, regular member conference registration (a $699 value) and $300 toward travel/accommodation expenses, provided by the region.
Who can nominate?
Each IABC Heritage Region chapter can nominate one individual from the chapter.
In addition to chapter nominations, Heritage Region board members may nominate an…
Two of the three exceptional IABC members who were named Fellows this year are from our Heritage Region, a 17-state area that pans from Kentucky to Michigan to Maine to Virginia. Take a look at the accomplishments of Lee Hornick from the New York chapter and Brenda Siler from the DC Metro chapter, as well as Cindy Schmieg, ABC, from the Minnesota chapter (Pacific Plains Region).
The Heritage region can be extra proud this year that two of the organization's three new Fellows are longstanding members from our region. Let's congratulate Lee Hornick from the New York chapter, Brenda Siler from the DC Metro chapter and Cindy Schmieg, ABC*, from the Minnesota chapter!
The IABC Fellows designation is the highest honor the organization confers upon its members and is awarded to communication professionals for exceptional leadership and service to IABC.
Networking with open, interesting people ... innovative discussion formats ... practical how-to tips and more: This year's IABC World Conference experience was outstanding for our two scholarship winners, Connie Feick from the Greater Cincinnati chapter and Janet Swaysland from the Boston chapter. Swaysland described it as a terrific experience, including the sessions, social and self-discovery aspects. Feick called it "the best professional development event of my life." Find out why—take a look at their recaps.
Feick's recap: From AI to zombies, IABC World Conference covered it all
As a first-time attendee at the IABC World Conference, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I’ve been to numerous workshops and conferences during my career, some good, others not so much. By the end of my four days in Washington, D.C., I told anyone who would listen that the 2017 World Conference was the best professional development event of my life.
And it wasn’t an exaggeration. More than 1,000 communicators from around the…
Mark your calendar and plan to join communication professionals from across our 17-state region and beyond at a special event: the IABC Heritage Region Conference, taking place in Pittsburgh, Penn., Nov. 5 - 7, 2017.
LEARN more about key topics affecting today’s business communicators.
CONNECT and COMMUNICATE with 175 professionals in one of the"17 Best Places to Travel in 2017" according to Harper’s Bazaar.
Pittsburgh continues rising to the top of cities worth visiting. It was recently named "One of the 10 best cities for techies" by Huffington Post, one of the "Best Places to Travel in 2016" by Travel + Leisure, and a city with "The Biggest Bang for the Buck" by Forbes.
Here's a chance to build new skills, share your expertise with others and give back to the profession while networking with outstanding communication professionals. The IABC Heritage Region Board and Heritage Region Conference have several open volunteer leadership opportunities.
Take advantage of these great volunteer leadership opportunities. Inquire and apply soon! See details below.
As volunteers consistently tell us, serving as a leader or member of our support team makes membership more enjoyable and valuable.
Region Board Leadership and Volunteer Support
The region board open opportunities at the executive and general board level, as well as committee openings. For more information, contact Amy Miller, region chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mary…
Two special programs help IABC members achieve their potential as volunteer leaders at various levels—local, regional and international.
Our Regional Leadership Institute in the fall provides an opportunity to share challenges, ideas and best practices with leaders from across the 17-state U.S. Heritage Region. This year's event takes place the afternoon of Sunday, November 5. If you are a chapter leader, a region leader or a member interested in volunteering in the future, please save the date.
In addition, the International Leadership Institute in February offers networking and best-practice sharing from communication professionals leading IABC chapters and regions around the world.
More details on both are coming soon. If you have questions, contact email@example.com.
If you are an IABC chapter leader or region leader in the 17-state Heritage Region, be sure to save the afternoon of Sunday, November 5, to attend the Regional Leadership Institute. This year's program will take place at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA. If you are a chapter leader, the region may have financial assistance available to help you attend.
And as you think ahead to 2018, keep in mind the IABC International Leadership Institute, taking place in February. This program…
Learning, ideas and exploration ... every year the IABC Heritage Region Conference brings us new professional development and networking opportunities. Here are two experiences from the 2016 conference scholarship winners: Jennnifer Shatwell—CEO and principal consultant at KTNZ LLC and a regional volunteer—and Terri Wellman, who is communication manager at MediSync and IABC Greater Cincinnati Chapter board member.
How was Heritage Region Conference like Yoga?
The recent Heritage Region Conference in Columbus was my introduction to an IABC conference. I am grateful that I was able to attend on a scholarship, provided by the Region. It was an amazing two days.
Taking part in the conference was like a good yoga session! I came away standing taller and breathing more deeply. While I had to stretch a bit beyond my comfort zone, I am more flexible because of it. Although it wasn’t easy to find…
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IABC recently updated the code of ethics that all members agree to when joining or renewing. Here's the code:
IABC Code of Ethics for Professional Communicators
As a professional communicator, you have the potential to influence economies and affect lives. This power carries with it significant responsibilities.
The International Association of Business Communicators requires its members to agree to the IABC Code of Ethics. This code serves as a guide to making consistent,…
Communication professionals around the world embrace a shared career purpose and six core principles as the building blocks of their work. Applying that standard enables us to cross all borders, align with diverse cultures and effectively serve organizations of all types and sizes.
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IABC’s programs and initiatives are aligned to the Global Standard to ensure consistency and credibility throughout all efforts.
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