IABC's Executive Accreditation Seminar: Last opportunity to
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
– 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
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