Professional development

Our Global Standard and career purpose define the communication profession.


Take charge of your career

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Tap into professional development, recognition and learning opportunities that will elevate your career, expand your knowledge and give you the critical edge you need to succeed. Built on a peer-created Global Standard and a Career Road Map for communication professionals, IABC’s professional development programs offer a variety of outstanding opportunities for life-long career growth.

The IABC Academy is the new brand for all professional development programs from IABC. The Academy delivers strategic communication education and training, to help communication professionals advance in their careers and generate tangible business results for their organisations and clients.

Take advantage of educational offerings from the IABC Academy, which offer key knowledge and vital skill-building tools.

IABC is excited to offer a schedule of online workshops aimed to keep you aware of trends and innovations in professional communication. We strive to offer outstanding, innovative professional development opportunities every month. Take a look at our current and upcoming online workshops, which can be access live or on-demand.


Certification
Plans are under way for the development of a new certification program by the Global Communication Certification Council (GCCC). This certification program will follow the Global Standard of the essential guiding principles for the communication profession developed by IABC. Orient yourself within four career levels and define your career purpose. Learn more.

The first certification developed by the GCCC is the Communication Management Professional, aimed at the generalist/specialist level, a mid-level stage in the communication professional’s development. At this level, one branches into a role with either a specific or a general focus, where work experience provides opportunities for a more strategic and problem-solving approach. One will apply a deeper understanding and practice of the principles set out in the Global Standard, and begin to refine your career choices.

Some professionals never need or want to move away from this milestone, thriving on interdependent work. They will build expertise in at least one area of the industry. They will develop credibility and a reputation while building strong internal networks of relationships related to their area of expertise and gain greater ability to develop strategic focus and problem-solving techniques.


Awards
Enter the prestigious Gold Quill Awards program and get the opportunity to have your work featured among the very best. Learn about other special IABC awards and what it takes to be recognised for exemplary achievement. Learn more.


Find a new role
Looking for a new opportunity? Want to expand your horizons and work somewhere else within the EMENA Region? Search the vacancies in our EMENA Job Centre. You can filter by keyword, location or type of contract.

For other international opportunities, visit the iabc.com Job Center.