BECOME AN IABC FELLOW!
Being recognised by our peers is an incredibly rewarding prospect for us as communication professionals. It’s often the validation of years of dedication and commitment to what we believe in the most – that communication is the oil between the cogs of any successful business or organisation.
In the IABC, the ‘Fellow’ designation is the highest honour we confer upon our members. And all members are encouraged to submit a nomination, as this award is open to all IABC members.
BUT WHAT DOES BEING A FELLOW MEAN?
Becoming a Fellow denotes a body of achievement by a communicator who has had a significant impact not only on their organization and IABC, but also on the communication profession at large.
One way to think about the Fellow designation is as a ‘professional career award’ – although the designation is by no means limited to communicators nearing the end of their careers!
DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO HAS WHAT IT TAKES?
IABC Fellow selection criteria is based on:
- Contribution to, and leadership in, organisational communication (25%)
- Career achievement (25%)
- Authorship, speaking and lecturing (25%)
- Contributions to the IABC (25%)
NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!
The deadline for IABC Fellow submissions is 31 March 2014.
On Sunday, 8 June 2014 at the IABC World Conference in Toronto, Canada, IABC Fellows will conduct ‘speed dating’ style round-table discussions on a myriad of subjects, followed by afternoon breakout sessions on their individual subject expertise. Look for details soon at www.iabc.com.