IABC is your community. It offers members opportunities to grow their careers, connect with fellow communicators and learn from best practices. Here are just some of the benefits of your membership at both the local and national level:

  • Local chapter events: Make new friends and reconnect with colleagues. Register for an IABC MN event today!
  • World Conference: The 2019 IABC World Conference (#IABC19) in Vancouver, happening 9-12 June 2019, provides an opportunity to learn from experts in a multitude of communication areas, while networking with colleagues from around the world.
  • GCCC certification: The Communication Management Professional(CMP) and Strategic Communication Management Professional (SCMP) certifications allow you to showcase your knowledge and expertise.
  • The Hub: Connect with the IABC global community through The Hub, IABC’s new online collaboration platform, for peer-to-peer networking and knowledge sharing.
  • Exclusive members-only resources: Access valuable case studies through the 80 top Gold Quill Award-winning work plans from 2013–2016 for best practices and innovation. Download our latest two e-books:

o   Give Voice to What Unites Us, by Sheri Rosen, ABC, IABC Fellow

o   Managing the Communication Function, 3rd edition, by Diane Gayeski, Ph.D.

  • Learn from member-only videos, including interviews with experts and how-to instruction on topics like gamification and writing for the 21st-century reader.
  • Job Centre: Find hundreds of communications jobs at all levels of experience and discover your next career opportunity.

 

By Anne Sonnee, IABC-MN Vice President – Membership We’ve all been members of something, of at least the human race if nothing else. And as members of a club, a faith community, a school, or a professional organization, we often realize that the value of our membership is relative to the energy we put into […]

Here’s one thing we can all agree on: Building community isn’t always easy, even at work and especially during a global pandemic.  For young communications professionals, traditional networking opportunities often miss the mark. You know the feeling of walking into a cocktail hour or post-conference gathering and everyone appears to be a seasoned pro? Sometimes […]

CONVERGENCE Summit 2020 Recap

September 9, 2020

Like so many other conferences this year, CONVERGENCE Summit 2020, went virtual. More than 150 summit attendees tuned in between August 12 and August 13 for inspiring speakers, informational sessions and networking via Zoom. IABC Minnesota and the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota presented this fifth annual event […]

By Michael Walsh, president, IABC Minnesota Board of Directors Everything is different. The words almost read like a cliché as I type them. Alas, they are nonetheless true…. How, where and when we work is different. The way our kids go to school is different. The way we eat, date, shop, and visit with family […]

A guest post by Caitlin McArthur, Recruitment Marketing Specialist at Celarity  Industry trends are changing rapidly right before our eyes. It’s difficult to predict how soon the economy will bounce back to its pre-pandemic levels or what new trends or markets will emerge in the next few years. Building new skillsets and maintaining professional networks […]

When you hear the word mentoring, it’s easy to conjure up the conventional arrangement: the fresh-faced rookie partnered with the seasoned pro. But what happens when it’s not business as usual? How does a peer-to-peer mentoring match work? In today’s column, we hear from senior communications professionals Tammy Nienaber and Polly Filing who were partnered […]

By: Camie Melton Hanily, IABC-MN President Our heroes today are health care workers, delivery drivers and grocery store employees. Many have made remarkable sacrifices to care for our communities during this COVID-19 pandemic, and we cannot thank them enough. I want to thank one other group of professionals who are stepping up to help: our […]

Author: Kim Ramsden, IABC-MN, Communications Director  Communicators are tired. Some of us, especially those working inside global companies, have been working on COVID-19-related communications on top of already busy jobs since February. Each of us is juggling a variety of stresses in these challenging times.  Video conferencing has been a lifeline for businesses during the […]

Can I take a moment to talk with you—communicator to communicator? I know I speak for many of us when I say this past month has been a crazy, busy time. It’s clear we, communication professionals, have an important role to play in this historical moment. So many of us are working long hours to […]

By: Irene Connors, Blogger Tools that use artificial intelligence (AI) have great potential to help people improve their performance in the workplace and make a difference in the bottom line. For example, AI is used in everyday tools such as virtual assistants (Alexa and Siri), media streaming services and navigation applications. However, AI might not be […]

By Mike Worthington, Vice President of Sales, Bolger Bolger is a sponsor of the 2020 Convergence Summit. Be sure to stop by their booth to pick up your personalized Convergence Summit notebook and learn more about their services including SmartQ. Many organizations, particularly those with user communities of employees, partners, and customers, face the challenge […]

Bridget Nelson Monroe, vice president at Bellmont Partners For communications professionals who work in nonprofits, it’s no surprise that there are unique challenges that come with the territory. Whether it’s a lack of financial resources or a lack of communications personnel on staff to help harness and share your organization’s story, it can be an […]

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