March Leadership Forum: Ethics in the spotlight

The March Leadership Forum focused on IABC’s commitment to and advocacy for ethics in professional communication, with our special guest Connie Mayse, the chair of the IABC ethics committee.

As noted in the introduction to the IABC petition we launched on Change.org:

In these days of social and political change, now more than ever is the time to take a stand for transparent and ethical professional communication.

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) has created this petition to publicly stand in support of the IABC Code of Ethics and what it means to live them every day.

Please join us in signing it to show your commitment to ethical communication at all levels—you don’t need to be a member of IABC to stand with us. Please share the link with colleagues around the world to show our solidarity on this key principle.

We are continuing our commitment to upholding ethical standards in professional communication. Among the important initiatives on this front is the theme for the first-ever World Café session at the IABC World Conference (#IABC17). The World Café’s overarching theme will be ethics in communication. This event will be an engaging and impactful session unlike any other.

The March Leadership Forum also covered important updates on IABC Academy offerings, upcoming Communication Management Professional (CMP) certification exams being held in April and May in in Edmonton, Calgary, London (Canada), and Vancouver,  and a  look at the first Senior Communication Management Professional (SCMP) exam, which will be held at World Conference in Washington, D.C.

We’re also fulfilling the commitment made at Leadership Institute to reduce the number of emails going out to leaders and members, and ensure each email from IABC headquarters is concise, on target, and valuable.

The all-important March Member Month is offering a number of exciting incentives, and it’s “all hands on deck” to make this a super successful #IABCMemberMonth! As Executive Director Stephanie Doute, says: Please reach out and engage your community—particularly renewing members.

I hope you find this month’s Forum valuable. Let me know your thoughts!

Thank you for all you do, your leadership, dedication and support!

All the very best,

Dianne

Helpful links and hashtags

Links to posts about ethical communication and the IABC Code of Ethics:

#IABC
#IABCleaders
#IABCieb (IABC international executive board)
#IABCfoundation
#IABC17 (2017 World Conference)
#IABC1720 (2017-2020 strategic plan)

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