How can IABC help fast track your communications career?

Join us on 29 August in Frankfurt to find out more

With the prospect of a second recession in the making, European economies are becoming increasingly competitive and jobs increasingly scarce.

All the more reason to assess your own career path and ensure that you‟re doing everything you can to stay on top of your game and stand out from the crowd. The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is here to help you do that. We are hosting a lunch discussion in Frankfurt about opportunities in the regional communications industry and how associations can help to leverage them.

Industry analysis published by the IABC shows that the role of communications is ever more critical. In a recent CW Bulletin of the IABC, Barbara Fagan-Smith highlighted the constant change of the business landscape that she says is transforming the way business communicators work. “We have more ways to communicate with audiences who have less time and attention to consume the messages…The need to evolve from communication tactician to strategic business partner is not just desirable, it‟s imperative,” she said.

Michael Ambjorn, Chair of IABC for Europe and the Middle East and Clare Woodcraft, Board Director for Membership at Large, will be in Frankfurt to talk about their own experience in the industry globally and how they have used the IABC to support their career development and promote exchange of best practice.

Michael and Clare will be hosting a lunch event that will encourage questions from fellow diners and aim to offer advice and guidance to communications professionals interested in developing their career. They will also answer specific questions about the benefits to individuals of association membership.

They will be joined by a guest speaker, Veronica Scheubel. Veronica is an Organizational Change Consultant, Leadership Coach and International Speaker. A key focus of her work has been on ’embedding sustainability’ in organizations‟ purpose, culture and values, strategy, operations and stakeholder relations. Prior to studying organization consulting (MSc Ashrige, UK) and building her practice as a change consultant and leadership coach, Veronica was a Senior Corporate Responsibility Manager at Nokia.

You can find Veronica on LinkedIn, follow her @ScheubelDevelop and read her blog at scheubel.wordpress.com not to mention visit her website at scheubeldevelopment.com/

Date: Monday, August 29th, 2011
Venue: Frankfurt am Main Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)
COSMOPOLITAN Restaurant und Konferenz
Im Hauptbahnhof 1, 60329 Frankfurt
Directions: (Germany only) http://cosmopolitan-frankfurt.de/cosmo-4.Anerise.html
Time: 12:00-14:00hrs (including lunch)
RSVP: [email protected]

Please note that we only have space for 15 participants who will be selected on a ‘first come,
first served’ basis.

ABOUT THE IABC
The International Association of Business Communicators is a non-profit association of more than 15,000 communication practitioners in 80 countries around the world. It was established in 1970 and is one of the few associations for communications professionals that works across borders to serve the entire communications sector – from corporate to PR, from consulting to government, internal and marketing communications. IABC is growing steadily in Europe and the Middle East with over 800 members across the region.

IABC is the premier knowledge network for professionals engaged in strategic communication management, providing knowledge products, education, accreditation, research and access to a major global member network.

IABC members work in some of the world‟s most prestigious corporations and consulting firms. We have members in more than half the Fortune 500 and in 90 of the Fortune 100 companies. They develop and execute strategic internal and external communication plans for corporations, governments, nonprofits, educational institutions and consulting firms around the world. IABC Europe and Middle East conducts a variety of events throughout the year, at international and national levels, including professional development seminars, speaker programmes and social networking gatherings.