If you’ve been asking those sorts of questions, I’ll give you the answer: “Yes!” Here’s how to get the support and encouragement you need to earn your ABC credential by next summer. (But you have to get moving, because the application deadline is January 31.
Deciding to pursue my accreditation with IABC followed years of saying, “It’s not a good time for me; I’m too busy at work,” etc.
True, earning your Accredited Business Communicator (ABC) designation is a challenging process. But it’s a rewarding one too. In working toward your ABC credential, you’ll be surprised at how much you learn along the way — about the field, about strategic thinking, and about yourself.
If you’re considering accreditation, there’s never been a better time. Submit your application by January 31, and you could have your ABC credential by summer.
IABC/Chicago’s Accreditation Completion Program helped me reach my goal. The next program starts very soon. Here are the highlights:
√ Small group of no more than 15 participants
√ Group “meets” via monthly conference calls
√ We’ll provide support and feedback on your portfolio preparation
√ Hear from experts on knowledge topics and hot issues
√ Mock oral and written exam preparation
It may not be the right time for you. Accreditation may not be the right thing. But if it *could* be, please contact me or our chapter’s Accreditation Director, Susan D’ Alexander, ABC and let’s talk about it.
Tom Keefe, ABC
IABC/Chicago President, 2010-2011