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February Leadership Forum: Editorial + Academy + Eurocomm

The sixth IABC Leadership Forum was pulled together from across three continents: Carlos was in Philadelphia, Dianne in Charlotte – and special guests Ruth and Theomary were at large, but crucially, with internet. I was in London – and Melissa helped with the Q&A from IABC’s newly relocated offices in San Francisco.

Quick recap of key topics covered

Carlos Fulcher
Carlos Fulcher

Carlos Fulcher MBA CAE also reported a set of initiatives to step up customer service. These include a feedback loop for those getting in touch with HQ – and a hunt group for phone calls, ensuring you get to a person with a smile more easily.

Dianne Chase
Dianne Chase

Dianne Chase shared the work underway by the Council of Regions to make the IABC Leader Centre for leaders, by leaders. If you have suggestions or recommendations, do get in touch with Dianne. And don’t forget that there are lots resources in the library already including the brand toolkit, guidance for awards programmes, marketing resources and more.

Special guests

Editorial
Ruth Kinzey
Ruth Kinzey

Rutz Kinzey checked in on behalf of the Editorial Committee, chaired by IABC Fellow John Clemons ABC.

Natasha Nicholson
Natasha Nicholson

Ruth talked us through the work the group has done with Natasha Nicholson on staff to develop a new Editorial Calendar for IABC that can be used across all levels of the organisation. The aim is to drive a global conversation to advance good practice in specific and the profession in general. If you’re working on professional development plans for your chapter, do align with the calendar – it’ll massively increase timely resources around your local initiatives.

Next they’re looking to widen the diversity of contributions from across the world – and longer term how to ensure IABC’s flagship publication  If you know of a thought leader who has insights to share – please direct them to the editorial guidelines and encourage them to pitch.

Big thanks to the team of leaders and staff advancing this work.

Academy
Theomary Karamanis
Theomary Karamanis

Theomary Karamanis shared the latest from the IABC Academy and how it ties into the IABC Career Roadmap – specifically focusing on the Strategic Advisor level.

Theomary also talked through the work to help professional communicators get the skills they need in order to certify – and what’s next for the Academy more broadly – including plans for self-paced learning.

Check out the upcoming workshops –  and meet the full Committee working with staff to advance this work. Big thanks to all involved.

Eurocomm

Klavs Valskov and his Europe, Middle East and North Africa team is bringing you a Regional Conference in Rotterdam this April.

#Eurocomm 2016 | 18-19 April | Rotterdam

Thanks to all who attended. See you on the March Leader Forum.

Let’s #createconnection – like never before.

Michael Ambjorn