2020 IABC Fellows Awards program now accepting nominations

Type: News
By Ashley Carter
28 October 2019

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) announces its 2020 open call for Fellows. The IABC Fellow designation is the highest honor bestowed on an IABC member. Becoming a Fellow denotes a body of achievement by a communicator who has had a significant impact not only on their organization and IABC, but also on the communication profession at large. Only 88 of the world’s top leaders have earned this superlative designation. It is considered by IABC to be a career achievement for the industry. 

Have you or someone you know made a substantial contribution to IABC and the profession? If so, consider putting forth a nomination. 

 A potential IABC Fellow exemplifies the core values of the association, has significantly influenced the profession, and exhibits outstanding leadership.

Nomination submissions will be accepted through 11 December 2019. Nomination applications will be judged by the IABC Fellow Committee. Please review this briefing before completing a submission. 

Below are a list of the criteria that will be considered in selecting the next class of Fellows.

  1. Contribution to, and leadership in, organizational communication
  2. Career achievement
  3. Authorship, speaking and lecturing
  4. Contributions to the IABC
  5. Demonstrated alignment to IABC Shared Values

Curious if you or your nominee is ready to be an IABC Fellow? Download this IABC Fellow Readiness Questionnaire worksheet to find out!

To apply, click here. You’ll log in to this system by either creating a new login or using an existing login. Please note that your login using our OpenWater system is NOT the same as your IABC login. 

Considering nominating yourself or one of your colleagues but aren’t sure where to begin? Join IABC Fellows Committee Chairman Mark Schumann, ABC, IABC Fellow, on 4 December for an informational webinar!  Mark will walk through the qualifications to become a Fellow, the nomination process, the information you’ll need to submit, and answer any questions. Register here.

Any questions? Reach out to governance@iabc.com.



Ashley Carter

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