The ultimate list of IABC Saskatoon member benefits

In honour of Member Month, we’ve compiled this list and infographic to help you make the most of your IABC Saskatoon membership. With your membership, you have access to some pretty sweet perks (okay, we may be biased). Whether you are new to IABC or a seasoned IABC veteran, it can take a while to fully learn about all of the perks you get with your membership – from the local chapter level all the way to the international level.

Chapter level

Discounted PD Events

You receive special discounted rates for IABC Saskatoon’s personal development events. Each year we host an average of 10 events covering topics such as communication management, external and internal communications, leadership skills and more. Stay up to date on our latest local events and international events.

Mentorship Program

Looking to take your career to the next level? Or maybe you’re a helpful soul that wants to assist others in stepping up their game. Maybe you can do both! IABC Saskatoon’s mentorship program kicks off annually in November. Check back soon as we will be posting more information!

Networking Events

IABC Saskatoon’s membership base looks forward to connecting with other members and sharing ideas. Find out when our next event is.

Members only Facebook Group

Join the Facebook group to connect with other YXE members, share your successes, ask questions, etc.

Training support for designations

Join study groups and get direct access to members with exclusive information about acing your CMP and SCMP. Contact our Director of Awards & Accreditation for more information. As a member, you can also apply for The IABC Foundation’s Gift of Excellence Grants to assist you financially with getting your designation. The grants usually close in December.

Free company job postings

As a member, you and your organization can list job postings for free on our website. The postings will also be distributed to over 500 subscribers in our monthly newsletter. Click here to post a job now.

Volunteer opportunities

As we like to say, put the I in IABC. Get involved to make the most out of your membership! You will grow your skills, meet new people, and help others in the process. Click here to check out how you can get involved with IABC Saskatoon.

Canada West Level

Speaker tour

Each year the Canada West Region puts on a speakers tour bringing regional innovative thinkers and visionary leaders to local chapters across the region. You can engage with popular communicators at exclusive presentations and workshops. This year, Kellie Garrett will be coming to Saskatoon as part of the speakers tour. Find out more and get your ticket here.

Discount on Professional Awards

Save money while getting recognized for your talents. Celebrate your excellence in business communications with the Silver Leaf and Master Communicator awards.

Member rate for IABC Canada West Regional Conference

Get a discount when you attend the biennial IABC Canada West Regional Conference. The next conference will be taking place in Banff, AB on October 27-29, 2019. Click here for more info.

Volunteer Opportunities

Members can apply to join the Canada West Region board or committees or be the local rep for our chapter, attend chapter leadership calls and learn best practices with regional board members.

Dare 2 Lead Conference

Join chapter leaders from across the region in a weekend of learning, growing, and networking. This professional development conference is geared towards training incoming and current chapter leaders. Contact the IABC Saskatoon President to find out more about this opportunity.

International level

Free webinars and podcasts

Stay in the loop with a cornucopia of exclusive resources across a variety of your favourite formats. Check them out:

(If it feels like an overwhelming amount of information, don’t worry, they send out a monthly email highlighting that month’s member-only benefits and resources.)

IABC International Job Board

Look for a new job or find the perfect candidate on the international job board. Members get priority access and exclusive members only job postings.

Discount on Professional Awards

Save money when you apply for the IABC’s Gold Quill Award. The Gold Quill Award honours the dedication, innovation and passion of communicators on a global scale. The early bird deadline for the Gold Quill is usually in November with the final deadline in January.

The Hub

A private online community for IABC members. Join the conversation and connect with communicators from around the world. Learn and share best practices. Find and share resources.

The Lab

Part of the Hub where you can ask questions about how to handle specific job-related issues, and work out new and emerging ideas with your global colleagues across disciplines in this open forum.

The Marketplace

Are you a freelancer or looking to hire someone for contract work? The Marketplace is a private online marketplace for IABC members within the Hub. Post requests for proposals to find an IABC member to work on your project, or let the IABC community know your area of expertise.

Member rate at IABC International World Conference

Meet amazing communicators from around the world at IABC’s premier event for communication professionals. The World Conference showcases a slate of next-level thinkers, innovative ideas and engaging sessions with immediate take-aways and long-term solutions. If you’re interested and have something to share, you have the opportunity to apply to speak at the World Conference as well.

IABC Academy Training Courses

Enroll in courses to take charge of your career. Expand your knowledge and create opportunities for lifelong growth with IABC’s professional development academy.

IABC International Case Studies

Get inspiration and learn from the best by checking out award winning case studies.

Reduced fees on professional designations

Members get a discount on professional certification. Learn more here.

Volunteer opportunities

Apply to be on an international board or committee and contribute to growing IABC while growing your career. Calls for volunteers occur as required and can be found on IABC International’s blog.

Leadership Institute (LI)

LI is the annual international gathering of IABC leaders from around the world. You’ll share ideas with other chapters, learn new things and take your leadership to the next level. Contact the IABC Saskatoon President to find out more about this opportunity.

IABC Membership Next Steps:

Have questions or suggestions for a local membership benefit? Get in touch with our Director of Membership.

For more information about your membership benefits, check out:

  • October 20, 2018 By iabcsaskatoon