The IABC International Executive Board – aka #IABCieb – just closed out its third board meeting of this term and here’s a quick recap of what was on the table in addition to the usual reports from the Chair; Vice Chair Dianne Chase (with a specific focus on the work of the Council of Regions – aka #IABCcor); Treasurer Ginger Homan ABC and last definitively but not least, the report from our Executive Director, Carlos Fulcher MBA CAE:
I hasten to bring your attention to the opportunity to serve here: are you the next Vice Chair of Awards? You’ll be working with Monika Lancucki ABC who is looking to take the awards work to the next level in line with the board’s priorities for this year.
If you want to see how the Gold Quill framework can be used off-season too, check out this earlier post.
The board also had an update from the IABC Academy – one of the perhaps less exciting roles of the board (yet essential) is reviewing terms of reference to ensure clarity of roles, responsbilities – and ultimately alignment with our purpose, vision, and mission. Big thanks to Academy Chair Theomary Karamanis (and congrats again on the recent move to Cornell) as well as board liaison Sharon Hunter for their work on this with Carlos Fulcher MBA CAE and Ron Hansen, our Education Director on staff. This work forms an essential part of the #IABC1417 strategy, specifically in consolidating gains from the 2011-13 strategy cycle.
Carlos, our Executive Director, took us through the comprehensive report on this year’s World Conference – big thanks goes out to Preston Lewis who chaired the #IABC15 Programme Advisory Committee and helped feed into the analysis work led by Natasha Nicholson, IABC’s Director of Content. All that after they had delivered a successful conference too! ‘No rest …’ as the saying goes.
I’m super excited to be working with Stacy Wilson ABC on #IABC16. We’ve had a tremendous response to the Open Call to serve on the 2016 Programme Advisory Committee. Great to see so many leaders from around the world looking to step up and serve.
We’re looking forward to welcoming you all to New Orleans.
Here’s a sneak peek – do help spread the word:
Mark presented a report further to his attendance of an Association Leader Workshop – and also the Annual General Meeting of the GA. One highlight from that event was the recognition given to IABC for its ‘heavy lifting’ in support of the GA’s work on credentialing for the comms profession. The board is looking at how to best partner with the Global Alliance.
Immediate next steps – and a look ahead
Look out for additional opportunities to serve – there is an Open Call for a number of Committees coming to member inboxes soon.
Also, check back here for more as we progress #IABC1417:
IABC’s 2014-17 Strategic Intent
Financial recovery and sustainability is primary, as is the loyalty and development of our members and leaders and consolidating gains from the 2011-14 strategy.
The big opportunity to be grasped is then:
· Increased reputation in the profession;
· better brand positioning;
· and greater interaction with business – as a revenue generator and reputationally.
Let’s #createconnection like never before.