When IABC London’s board of directors and volunteer team set out to carve a strategic vision for the 2018-2019, we decided to step back and focus on what our chapter’s core functions are in serving you, our community of professional communicators. “Learn. Connect. Celebrate.” is our mandate, and everything we do this year will help you achieve these three things.
To work together to achieve this mandate, IABC London’s volunteer team created a shared Values Charter for how it works together in the service of our community. Read more about why a Values Charter matters for a team.
This strategic vision is unfolding in exciting ways:
Learn – we are proud to announce a new partnership with Western Continuing Studies students, who now join their counterparts at Fanshawe College as IABC London student members. We hope to thoroughly connect with our future communication leaders and offer them plenty of opportunities to both learn from and share learnings with our community of professionals.
We are in the planning stages of numerous professional development sessions this year that will expand all of our knowledge. As well, we encourage IABC members to take advantage of the monthly online webinars through IABC International and the valuable members-only content shared through the CW e-magazine.
Learning is strengthened when it is a two-way exchange… and IABC London is working hard this season to learn from you, our stakeholders, through a strategic review of our Virtuoso Awards program.
Learning involves careful reflection, and because of the time and effort required to get things right with our awards recognition offerings, our board decided to take a purposeful pause on the chapter’s project-based awards this year. Learn more about what this purposeful pause and review process means for our chapter.
Connect – we started the year on a celebratory note with a fantastic trivia night at London Brewing co-op. Have you seen the photos from this sold-out event? Our team looks forward to offering many more opportunities for you to connect as a community this year.
Celebrate – did you know that the 2019 calendar year marks the 40-year anniversary of our chapter’s founding! Planning is underway now to mark it in a meaningful way, with a retrospective look at our members’ strong history of excellence in advancing the communications profession… and a fun opportunity to gather and celebrate our community and its exciting future. Get ready to party in June 2019!
I look forward to Learning, Connecting and Celebrating with you this year!
IABC London Chapter President