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IABC Advance

In this course, you will learn what IABC specifically looks for in evaluating award entries allowing for consistent application and interpretation of criteria across our large number of evaluators.  As an evaluator, you are not setting the standards or criteria for the awards. You are scoring entries based on the criteria in the Evaluating Excellence Guide and providing feedback to entrants using your expertise. While this course is designed for the evaluation of IABC Gold Quill awards, it can be used to train evaluators for all types of IABC awards. Read More

This course is an update for IABC Gold Quill Award 2020 Evaluators. It includes valuable information about scoring this year's categories. Thank you, evaluators! Read More

        Presented by: Angela Sinickas, ABC   The course will be led by Angela Sinickas, ABC, who is CEO of Sinickas Communications, Inc. Angela has 40 years of experience in organizational communication, including managerial roles ranging from supervisor to vice president in corporations, and as a communication consulting practice leader of Mercer’s LA and SF offices. She earned a master’s degree in Leadership from Northeastern University in 2014 and was named a Fellow of IABC in 2008. See her full bio at: Do you feel that you’re always the one to give in when there’s a conflict between you and a peer or boss? Do you worry that your recommendations to management don’t get the focused attention they deserve? Were you thrown into a management role without any training? Have you been struggling with managing a team of communicators? Or just one specific staff member? If you answered "yes" to one or more of these questions, you will benefit from the IABC Academy’s offering: "Management Skills for Communicators." Some managers think they’re automatically good communicators because they know how to write an email and conduct a conversation. We know they’re often mistaken. Communicators who happen to have “manager” in their title and a number of direct reports should not make the same mistake and assume that they’re automatically good managers. Yet, management skills can be learned just as communication skills can. This workshop will help communicators assess their current managerial skill levels, give them guidance on practical tips to become more effective managers, and suggest ways to practice those skills between sessions.   Read More

The goal of this course is to orient IABC’s chapter and region leaders with the organizational structure, the role of leaders, and familiarize them with important programs, dates, and deadlines.  Read More

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