About IABC Southern Region
The IABC Southern Region (@IABCSouthern) strives to #CreateCommunity for our 22 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).
IABC Southern Region supports the IABC Purpose and Philosophy as stated in the IABC Bylaws and Policy Manual by: (1) Serving Region members, primarily through providing guidance, support, and development opportunities for Chapter leaders, (2) Fostering Region growth, and (3) Serving as a communication conduit between Chapters and the International Executive Board (IEB), and (4) Serving our members at large by connecting them to IABC professional development and networking opportunities.
We also strive to uphold the IABC: Code of Ethics, Code of Conduct, Conflict of Interest Policy, and Diversion & Inclusion Statement.
We support the work of the Global Communication Certification Council (GCCC)—an IABC Initiative that governs the Communication Management Professional (CMP) (ANSI accredited, 2020) and the Strategic Communication Management Professional (SCMP) certification programs.
We also support the work of the IABC Foundation (a charitable 501(c)(3), not-for-profit supporting corporation) and its four pillars:
Gift of Communication: Providing the tools and funding for chapters to give back to their local communities.
Gift of Experience: Investing in experience-gaining activities for the next generation and those in transition through various channels which may include scholarships, internships, mentoring and more.
Gift of Excellence: Supporting certification of professional communicators around the world.
Gift of Insights: Providing grants for targeted research that results in case studies, white papers or other publications supporting member needs and IABC thought leadership.
Learn more about the IABC Southern Region Board, our history, and how we operate by visiting the links below.
- Bylaws (revised May 2020) (PDF)
- Region History
- Current Board
- Portfolio Areas