IABC Academy

The IABC Academy is the new brand for all professional development programs from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). The Academy will deliver strategic communication education and training.


The goal is to help communication professionals advance in their careers and generate tangible business results for their organisations and clients.

The Academy’s professional development offerings will be aligned with the knowledge, skills and experience that support four career stages:

  • Foundation (entry level to the communication profession)
  • Generalist/Specialist (mid-level professionals who are competent in strategic communication management and can apply principles and skills across a wide range of specialty areas)
  • Strategic Adviser (senior level professionals who are ready to manage complex, multi-faceted programs and relationships and provide counsel and advice to senior executives)
  • Business Leader (trail blazers who use their communication-based strategic expertise to lead organisations and clients through multiple business and communication challenges)

Courses now in development include online workshops, and two- and three-day conferences led by global experts and industry leaders.

Academy offerings will closely align with a new certification credential now under development by the recently formed Global Communication Certification Council (GCCC.)