Shared Interest Groups

Join a Shared Interest Group with IABC

IABC’s Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) provide members with a global community in which to develop their interests within a specific subject area. Become an active participant, connect with like-minded colleagues, tap into trustworthy sources to advance initiatives, and gather practical tips, learning opportunities and best practices. Go beyond the ordinary and plunge into the invaluable opportunities waiting within these communities.

Heads of Communication

If you lead a communications team, you probably face a relentless rise in expectations and chronic challenges of staying grounded when the ground keeps shifting. To support you in navigating your unique set of challenges, IABC is introducing a new Special Interest Group (SIG) designed specifically for heads of communications. By joining this SIG, you can connect and collaborate with senior members of IABC who share similar experiences; gain insights from peers and leading guest speakers hand-picked to address your challenges; and get the latest on industry trends from a global perspective.


With the ever-changing healthcare sector, there has never been a better time to connect with colleagues tackling similar challenges. This shared interested group will host opportunities to network, educational sessions, and be a trustworthy source for tips, strategies, and best practices. 

Student/Early Career

IABC’s Student and Early Career Professional Shared Interest Group provides opportunities, resources and support to college students and early professionals with the goal of enhancing career readiness and instilling a life-long passion for the field. This initiative takes inspiration and action from its members who assume volunteer leadership roles to facilitate networking, produce programs, promote volunteerism and provide access to experienced professionals. 


Connect with colleagues that instinctively understand communications within academic environment. Complex stakeholder engagement, enhancing the reputation of your organization, sharing compelling, vulnerable stories in a transparent and authentic way. This shared interest group will host opportunities to network, participate in educational sessions, and be a trustworthy source for tips, strategies, and best practices. 

Change Management

Change Management is a constant, requiring fluid adjustments from leadership and the brands. The pandemic has only accelerated this need. Communication professionals must be change leaders and that is what this Shared Interest Group is all about. We will keep an eye on the future while tackling the challenges of the latest next normal, focusing on sharing best practices around strategy, alignment, communication flow, business practice, technology, and behavior change. Ultimately, our goal will be to support communications professionals as we lead change within our organizations and our client organizations. 

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

The business case for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) is well established. Data collected by global management consulting firms and other employment authorities clearly show that companies with diverse workforces, inclusive business practices and equitable policies outperform those that do not prioritize DEI and embed its principles into their culture. For business communicators and leaders responsible for promoting DEIB within their organizations and contributing to a healthy, inclusive workplace culture, this Shared Interest Group welcomes you! We are building an IABC community of professionals who are learning together how to apply DEIB authentically for the greatest impact in our workplace in our world. Join us!


Uniquely constructed to serve the needs of IABC’s consulting members, this shared interested group creates a place for consultants to develop business connections and alliances that will advance the careers of participants. And don’t forget the value that joint endeavor will bring to our clients. We operate in a safe and confidential space, and this group will serve as a trusted source for ideas and answers to participants’ pertinent questions (and any worries) in real-time. With the caliber of IABC’s global community, responses and conversations will be thoughtful, wide-ranging and inevitably supportive. 


How to Join 

  • Login to your account. 
  • After logging in, select My Profile at the top of the page. 
  • Select the Account Tab across the top of your Profile.
  • Select the Personal Info Section and scroll to the bottom of the page.
  • Select your preferred SIGs. 
  • Click Save. 

For information about Shared Interest Groups, or if you are interested in starting a new SIG, please contact member_relations@iabc.com