IABC UK Summer Drinks & AGM

Wednesday 27th June, 6-8pm at The Madano Partnership

We would like to invite you to join us for the IABC UK Chapter AGM, where we’ll give a rundown of the past year’s activities and share our plans for the year ahead. 

This is a great evening to meet up with fellow IABC members and friends – fingers crossed for fine weather so that we can enjoy the spectacular City views from Madano’s roof terrace.

We hope to see you there.

Please register here.

IABC UK and Leeds Business School Improvisational Storytelling Event- April 25

Storytelling is one of the most effective ways companies share compelling messages which help drive home specific agendas.

Join us on the 25th of April as the University of Leeds Business School and the IABC UK present an hold a thought-provoking improvisational storytelling workshop, featuring renowned coach and trainer, Paul Z. Jackson!

Here’s Matt from the University of Leeds Business school with a brief message on the event.


To register, click here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/improvisational-storytelling-leeds-tickets-44200353447?aff=es2

Video for IABC’s “Communications Across the Ocean” Dialogue

Last March 27, 2018, the London and San Francisco chapters of the IABC engaged in the first “Communications Across the Ocean” webinar. The event allowed industry trailblazers from the UK and US to share their insights on how communicators can help optimise the potential of their respective organisations while bearing in mind the cross-cultural impact of their work.

See the full video of the discussion here:

IABC UK takes pride in its commitment to spotlight the vital role of communications in aiding in stakeholder engagement and overall organisational success. Stay tuned to this website and IABC UK’s social media channels for updates on other exciting events!

IABC Leeds Improvisational Storytelling Event- Speaker Profile

Meet Paul Z Jackson, the master of improvisational storytelling and leading speaker at LUBSxIABC 2018 event.

“Stories feed us, sooth us and help us to remember ourselves and how we share knowledge, journeys and laughter. They happen around fires in homes, in performance. In the moment between one breath and another.

Sometimes, they just happen. People are amazing and it’s the best in us that the Storyteller seeks. As we see how amazing we can each be so our journey becomes clearer and we help others along the way” – this is how Paul Z Jackson defines the power and magic of storytelling.

Being one of the leading figures in application of improvisation in the UK and around the world, Paul brings out the best in people as a facilitator, coach, best-selling author and trainer of trainers and facilitators around the world. Paul is co-founder and President of the Applied Improvisation Network for over a decade, working on project design and implemntation, as well as workshops and training programmes that transform lives by developing collaborative skills. He is also director of leading change consultancy The Solutions Focus, on the accreditation team of the UK Association of Solution Focused Practice, and serves on the SOLworld steering group.

The Solutions Focus – Making Coaching and Change simple, rated as one of the Top 30 business books of the year in the USA, according to the critics is a must reading focusing on potential, affirmation and solutions, evolutionary yet practical alternative to conventional wisdom.

His other books include Positively Speaking – the art of constructive conversations with a solutions focus, Impro Learning58½ Ways To Improvise In Training, The Inspirational Trainer, The Resilience Pocketbook and Easy.

Paul as an inspirational consultant, coach and facilitator, draws on his experiences in journalism, comedy production and the BBC to design and deliver impactful, story-rich events that connect directly to the needs of the participants.

Audiences at conferences around the world and readers of his books benefit from his expertise in strategy, leadership, teamwork, creativity and innovation.

On April 25th, there will be an exclusive opportunity for communication practitioners to attend the interactive session on “Improvisational Storytelling” at Leeds University Business school.

Future Fit Communications 2018 – integrating technology, people and organisations

In its fourth annual edition, IABC UK’s Future Fit Communications 2018 will focus on the impact and implications for people of rapidly evolving technologies and organisation. Is technology helping us improve engagement with stakeholders, or are we in danger of running ahead of our ability to use it well? Are we losing sight of the human touch in our eagerness to embrace technology, or will cognitive technologies, augmented reality, and new organisational structures liberate people to engage and perform more effectively than ever before?

Sessions will focus on:

  • New organisational forms and the shift from hierarchy to networks; the implications for autonomy, self-responsibility and decision-making.
  • How augmented reality will transform interfaces and the risks and opportunities that creates.
  • What can we learn from each other from our personal responses to change and new ways of interaction, and how can we become better leaders and communicators.

Our Speakers:

Katherine Woods, Meeting Magic. “Technology and new organisational forms: why companies need a clear objective more than ever”

Victoria Lewis-Stephens, Managing Partner – Engagement, and Sarah Harrison, Instinctif Partners. “Creating and nurturing an influencer network: a new application of McKinsey snowball model”

Matt O’Neill, Futurist. “Computerisation and humanisation model”

Andy Gibson, Mindapples. “Managing change and health in rapidly changing environment”


  • IABC member £50
  • IABC non-member £100
  • IABC member + non-member (booked together) £100
  • Partner organisation member £50

Book at https://futurefitcommunications2018.eventbrite.co.uk 

Keeping ahead of the extraordinary pace of change, we have no time to lose and this event will provide you with a unique opportunity to hear from our excellent speakers and discuss your practical questions and experiences with your fellow seasoned communication professionals.