Professional Development and networking opportunities are a key component in building a successful chapter. It is important to have a variety of topics and networking events within your chapter to meet member needs and keep your programs fresh and engaging. In this section, you will find tools and resources to support event and professional development planning.

Tips and Tools from IABC London
IABC London has experienced a 230% increase in attendance at chapter events over the last couple of years. They shared tools and templates to support other chapters in planning successful programs.

Event planning critical path comms plan
Speaker registration form template
Overview of 2016-2017 events
Financial overview of PD portfolio


Chapter Event Planning

Some of the applicants to speak at the 2018 World Conference selected an option to share their program ideas with chapters and regions that are looking for speakers. Click here to access a list of speaker location and topic.  If you are interested in connecting with a speaker that is on this list please contact leader_centre@iabc.com with the location and topic of the speaker you would like to connect with. *Please note that this list includes all speaker applicants who are interested in other speaking opportunities. IABC is not making any recommendations by sharing this resource.

The chairs of the Heritage Region Conference have shared their lessons on conference planning. Check our their presentation from the 2017 Leadership Institute here.