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A Note From IABC/SD’s President

As we can see from watching World Cup this month the need for strong preparation, a clear strategy and, of course, team work, is key to success in sport as it is in many aspects of life. It’s definitely true when taking on the role of a chapter president. All of our presidents commit to a three year term – one year of preparation as president elect, where you get to shadow the president and learn what the role involves, a year in the president role, when you’re running the ship and helping steer its course, and a third year as past president, acting in an advisory capacity. Read more.

August 14: Independent Communicators’ Special Interest Group Meeting

Need to bounce an idea off someone? Want to hear how others are marketing their business? That’s the idea behind IABC/San Diego’s membership benefit, Special Interest Groups. We want to give you more opportunities to connect with each other and to talk about the things you have in common. So, with that, we have formed the independent communicators’ special interest group! Register here.

Meet Paul Brencick

A former news writer and editorial assistant for CNN-Headline News in Atlanta, Georgia, Paul Brencick is now the business development manager for Landmark Consulting. He has been a member of IABC since May 2014 and sees the value of his IABC/San Diego membership through the information and connections gained from fellow professionals. Outside of work, you can find Paul golfing or hanging out at the beach with his family. Read more.

Communicating in a Crisis

Crisis Communication has been top of mind for many in light of the recent fires that swept across North County, so what better time for a refresher. IABC member Anna Davison, Director, Corporate Communications & Employee Experience, Provide Commerce, shares her tips and tricks on how to make your crisis response messaging is as effective as possible. Read more.

ABOUT IABC
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WHO IS IABC?

Keep your skills and knowledge at the forefront of the profession. The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is a worldwide alliance of 16,500 professionals dedicated to continually improving our professional abilities, progressing in our careers, sharing information and resources, uniting as a community, setting standards for excellence, building our credibility in the business world, and (best of all) having fun. In San Diego, our chapter continues to grow and now has more than 120 members, including a newly formed student chapter at the University of San Diego.

WHY IABC?

IABC links communicators in a global network that inspires, establishes and supports the highest professional standards of quality and innovation in organizational communication. We are recognized as the professional association of choice for communicators who aspire to excel. Rather than being industry or discipline specific, IABC’s focus spans the breadth of the communication ecosystem, enabling you to network, share ideas and best practices, and enhance your knowledge of this diverse profession.

MEMBER BENEFITS

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 will face tomorrow.

Benefits include: 

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

New and renewal membership rates for 2013 are as follows:

  • New Membership: $304 annual dues+ $40 application fee JOIN NOW!
  • Renewal Membership: $304 annual dues RENEW 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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