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A Note from Our President – September 2018

There’s something about the first week of September that’s a bit … well … challenging.

For most professional communicators around the world, September presents us with an additional reality: turning our focus to building next year’s communication plan, budget and calendar. Are you ready? To ensure you have what you need for jumping into these planning and negotiation processes with ease and confidence, I suggest a three-part preparation checklist. Read more.

Meet Our Members: Kat Park

Kat is a Corporate Communications Specialist at Bridgepoint Education and IABC/San Diego’s Director of Communications for 2018-2019. The most important lesson she has learned throughout her career is to find the sweet spot when brought in to manage communications for a project. When she’s not at work, Kat enjoys doing looking up the best places to eat and watching the latest superhero movie. Learn more about Kat.

September 24 Webinar: The Five-step COMMS Plan

Communication planning doesn’t have to be complicated, and yet too often communicators get stuck starting with methods or messages. The five-step COMMS planning model gives communicators a scalable approach for every communication situation. In this practical webinar, learn how to identify the context for a communication initiative, clearly define outcomes, select messages and methods that will create the outcomes required, and ensure the plan has the support it needs. Click here to register.

October 4: Special Interest Group Meet Up

Have you recently changed jobs? Or are you planning a career move in the near future? Join the IABC/San Diego Communications Special Interest Group (SIG) as have a discussion aimed at those in new job positions as of the last six months. What are the unique challenges and other considerations to keep in mind during this time of transition?This conversation can be helpful for those who have recently made a job change or are thinking of making one. Register today!

ABOUT IABC
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WHO IS IABC?

IABC is the association of choice for communication professionals around the world. Setting a standard of excellence since 1970, the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is a vibrant global membership association with a network of 12,000 members in more than 80 countries, representing many of the Global Fortune 500 companies. In San Diego, our chapter continues to grow and now has more than 120 members representing many of our city’s most recognized companies.

WHY IABC?

IABC serves professionals in the field of business communication, bringing together the profession’s collective disciplines. We deliver on the Global Standard in communication through our educational offerings, certification, awards program, resource library, online magazine and annual World Conference. We support our community of business communication professionals with innovative thinking, shared best practices, in-depth learning and career guidance.

MEMBER BENEFITS 

Whether you’re a corporate communicator, independent consultant, academic or student, IABC has the resources, connections and learning opportunities you need to move your career forward. We give you the ability to connect to a global communication network, stay informed about emerging trends and best practices, learn from top experts, gain recognition for your outstanding work and join a community of communication professionals around the world who are striving to be the best in the profession. Our chapter serves as a vibrant resource for career growth, professional development, networking, mentorship and channels for you to Be Heard. As a member of IABC/San Diego, you have exclusive access to information, tools, resources and services that provide ideas and solutions for the business communications issues you face today and may face tomorrow.

Benefits include: 

  • Member pricing on all IABC events
  • Exclusive members-only networking opportunities
  • Blogging/speaker opportunities
  • Accreditation coaching
  • Volunteer and leadership opportunities
  • Discounted pricing on industry events
  • Opportunities to gain industry recognition through awards and certification
  • Access to our Special Interest Groups
  • Access to International community
JOIN IABC

New and renewal membership rates for 2015 are as follows:

  • New Membership: $304 annual dues + $40 application fee JOIN NOW!
  • Renewal Membership: $304 annual duesRENEW NOW!
  • New/Renewal Student Membership: $49 annual dues JOIN NOW!
  • *Transitional Membership: 50% off international dues JOIN NOW!*Professionals who have graduated from a degree program from an accredited institution in the last year are eligible for the student transition rate

For more information about membership options including corporate memberships and payment plans, click here.

MEET OUR MEMBERS

IABC/San Diego has more than 120 members from a variety of backgrounds and representing all facets of the communications profession. Each month, we highlight a different member on our website, in our monthly newsletter and through our social media channels. Our goal is to learn more about each other, and help foster connections and networking opportunities.

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VIDEOS

At IABC/San Diego, we’re working hard to provide the most valuable resources and programs, but what do our members think? Hear about member benefits, initiatives and programs directly through our video testimonials.

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EVENT ARCHIVE

Missed an event? Don’t sweat! Our members get exclusive access to presentations in our event archive. Just log in using your IABC Member ID and password, and a wealth of knowledge and best practices will be at your fingertips. You’ll get the most out of our programs if you attend in person. Check our events page and social media channels to sign up for future events.

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CAREER RESOURCES

IABC/San Diego connects you to a range of communication resources and tools designed to help you take the next step in your career – whether you are just starting out, or are looking for your next challenge. Through career planning, mentorship, special interest groups and accreditation/certification, you can count on IABC to help you succeed.

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