IABC's Executive Accreditation Seminar

IABC's Executive Accreditation Seminar: Last opportunity to

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Dear Natasha,

I'm writing to let you know about an exciting new program designed

specifically for senior-level communicators who wish to achieve the

Accredited Business Communicator (ABC) designation, the global standard

in organizational communication. The intensive, six-day Executive

Accreditation Seminar at Royal Roads University in Victoria, British

Columbia, Canada offered on 21-26 March 2010 is an elegant, efficient

and interactive new format to earn your ABC.

The seminar combines the ABC accreditation process, led by two

experienced ABC instructors, with a leadership development curriculum

from Royal Roads leadership faculty that offers ABC candidates an

opportunity for professional reflection and growth as they proceed

through the ABC curriculum and evaluation. This opportunity is open to

any IABC member who has a minimum of 10 years experience in business

communication and who holds a bachelor's degree, or a total of 15 years

of combined post-secondary education and relevant work experience.

A central feature of the seminar is the “Communication Leadership

Challenge,” which involves a presentation by an actual organization

facing a significant communication issue. Candidates for the ABC will

then consult with the organization, and this consultation will be built

directly into the ABC curriculum during the week. The challenge offers a

real-world basis for evaluating the candidate's abilities. It will

address a communication case study, as well as ethical and philosophical

aspects of communication.

Royal Roads is a public university with a special mandate to provide

applied and professional degree programs and executive education to the

working professional. The Executive Accreditation Seminar will be held

at the university's picturesque campus, a national historic site on an

oceanfront property with century-old Hatley Castle as its centrepiece.

Participants will leave the weeklong program qualifying for:

– An ABC designation from IABC, if the credential's requirements have

been met.

– A certificate of completion from Royal Roads University.

– A new network of senior-level colleagues and peers.

– Knowledge that you have contributed to the success of a

community-related effort though the leadership challenge.

– New skills and knowledge that can be applied to other real-life

communication challenges.

We hope to include you among the candidates for this unique experience.

Go to http://www.iabc.com/abc/eas.htm for more information and to apply.

The deadline for application submission is 1 February 2010. Apply early

to secure your place.

Ned Lundquist, ABC

Chair, IABC Accreditation Council

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