IABC Southern Region

We strive to #CreateCommunity for our 23 chapters and more than 1,200 members, including members-at-large, across 13 U.S. states and the Caribbean.

We are one of the largest and most diverse regions—truly representing the “International”—in the global association of communication professionals that is the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).

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2021–22 Call for Regional Volunteers is Open!

THE CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2021-22 IABC SOUTHERN REGION BOARD, DIRECTORS, AND COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS TERM IS NOW OPEN!

The Region is established as a resource for chapter leaders and provides professional development and connection opportunities for both chapter members and members-at-large including the annual regional conference.

If you’re looking for your next IABC leadership gig, we have a job for you! 

Around the Region

FINDING GOLD AT THE
INTERSECTION OF
COMMUNICATION AND SALES
WITH TOWANDA LONG, APR

IABC Charlotte | Virtual Event
Wed., Mar. 3 | 12–1 p.m. Eastern
Members: Free | Guests: $10

Take-aways will include real-world examples of communications and sales working together, best practice suggestions to implement right away, and a list of terms that can encourage participation across departments.

Register Now!

INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS
FORUM: TOOLS & RESOURCES
TO CONNECT WITH YOUR
TEAMMATES

IABC Topeka | Virtual Event
Thu., Mar. 4 | 12–1 p.m. Central
Members: Free | Guests: $10

How do your communications and department keep team members informed about projects, benefits, COVID-19, training, and more? This will be an interactive discussion with the first 15 minutes dedicated to networking.

Register Now!

#IABCLI Supplement Series:
Succession Planning
& Volunteerism

IABC Southern Region | Virtual Event
Wed., Apr. 7 | 3–4 p.m. Central
Chapter Leaders By Invitation Only

One of the most important tasks a chapter leader has is to help find their successor. VP, Leadership Development Jordan Nagel will lead a discussion with chapter leaders and region board members at our next IABC Southern Region #IABCLI Supplement Series session.

Questions: leaderdev@iabcsouthern.com

professional development

connect2comms sessions: now available on-demand!

IABC Southern Region is excited to bring you phenomenal online professional development content opportunities at extremely reasonable rates! You will be able to choose amongst four conference session tracks as on-demand recorded packages. Learn more…

Keynotes

  • Banish Your Inner Critic
    Transform self-talk
    to elevate performance

    Denise Jacobs
  • Diversity, Equ(al)ity & Inclusion:
    Another New Normal?
    The 2020 effect,
    the communication opportunity,
    and personal growth
    Neil Griffiths, ABC,
    Chart.PR, IABC Fellow
  • What Message Leaders Do
    They know the right things to share,
    they set the right example,
    and they show others how
    to be more effective
    Jim Karrh, PhD

Communication Skills

  • Why Having a 365-day
    Content Plan is Critical
    in an Ever-changing
    Communication Landscape
  • Defining the Dot Dot Dot (…):
    Aligning Your Organization
    with Clarity
  • Five Simple Things
    You Can Do To Improve
    Your Website’s SEO
  • Ten Marketing Communications
    Strategies to Navigate
    a Post-Pandemic World
  • Storytelling in a Digital World:
    The Art of Audio Tales
  • Managing Your Company’s
    Reputation in the Time of COVID

Employee & Stakeholder Engagement

  • Marketing to Employees
    Like They Were Your Customers
  • “Let Me Get This Straight:”
    When Identity Politics
    Becomes Identity Language
  • How to Transform a Culture,
    Create a Movement,
    Grow a Tribe
  • Ambassador or Influencer?
    Making the Most of Your Internal
    Network in Times of Change
  • What Your Employees
    Think of Your Digital Communication
  • Going Local: Using Country
    Culture to Tailor Messaging

Leadership & Strategy

  • The RECIPE for Influence
  • Take the Mystery Out
    of Creating & Cloning
    High Performing Teams
  • Cognitive Biases: Overcoming
    Warped Perceptions & Irrational
    Emotions that Impair Human
    Decision Making
  • Communicating Up:
    Presenting Yourself as a
    Strategic Partner to Leadership
  • Communicating During
    Uncertain Times: How to be a
    Compassionate Communicator
  • The Communicators Role
    in Unlocking the Conversation
    on Cybersecurity

Southern Region resources

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Need an online venue to hold an #IABC SoReg chapter virtual event? Reserve our ZOOM account!

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Supplement the Virtual IABC Leadership Institute (#IABCLI) Experience with our SoReg Leader Series!

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Looking for a new #WeLeadIABC role? Apply to be an IABC Southern Region Chapter Liaison!

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Find events on our Region Calendar—and tell us about your chapter events to help us #CreateCommunity!

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We have something for everyone!