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A Note from Our President – May 2018

To quote The Jam song: Start – “What you give is what you get.” It’s true with anything in life, including your membership with IABC. We’re working hard to provide you with lots of opportunities to connect with your peers, learn from award-winning communicators and to further your professional development.  If you’ve been thinking about getting more involved with the organization, now is the time! We are actively recruiting for our 2018-19 board term, which starts July 1. We also have upcoming events with two all-star speakers that you won’t want to miss! Read more.

June 7: Internal Communicators Special Interest Group

Are you interested in or working in the area of internal communications and want to discuss strategies, tactics, technologies and best practices for communicating with employees? Join us for a small group discussion at our next Special Interest Group meet up June 7. Our interactive discussions, free to members, provide valuable opportunities for networking and gathering tips and ideas during an informal Happy Hour. Bring your current challenges, recent successes, questions or ideas. Members of internal communications teams at Qualcomm, Scripps and more will be participating in the discussion. Reserve your place today.

Meet Christina Hastings

Christina is an Associate Director of Employee Communication at Bridgepoint Education. When she’s not working on strategies for multi-layered communication plans, you’ll find her hanging out with friends and family or trying out the latest restaurant. She finds the IABC community the most valuable thing about her membership – “We are able to share best practices and pick-up a new resource or two!” Read more about Christina.

June 20: How to Get Leaders to Listen to You

Join us June 20 for a session with internationally recognized measurement expert Angela Sinickas, ABC, on how to make yourself more credible when advising your management team. If your professional experience and your title seem to have less impact on getting leaders to listen to good communication advice than you would like, this is the event for you. Angela will help you understand how to speak a leader’s language to get their attention, how to use more effective techniques for presenting your solutions, and how to be ready to address a leader’s objections. Learn more & register.

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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