September is IABC Membership Month, and to give prospective members a taste of the benefits of membership, several sections of the members-only IABC web site will be available to the public, including articles from Communication World magazine, CW Bulletin, case studies, conference presentations, the MyComm planning tool, and read-only access to MemberSpeak and the IABC Buzz. To access these sites during September, non-members can visit and log in with the following information: Member ID: trial Password: joiniabc
Also, IABC and Ithaca College will offer a certificate in Strategic Communication Management in 2007. Participants may choose from four of six courses offered: demonstrating the value of communications as a business asset; leadership and coalition-building; managing projects with in-house and outsourced teams; designing and modeling communication systems and infrastructures; evaluating emerging technologies; and needs analysis and performance consulting. Participants must complete four courses to earn the certificate. Each online course will require approximately 10 hours of work. More information on the courses and program will be available in October 2006.