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Professional Development


Tap into professional development, recognition and learning opportunities that will elevate your career, expand your knowledge and give you the critical edge you need to succeed. Built on a peer-created Global Standard and a Career Road Map for communication professionals, IABC’s professional development programs offer a variety of outstanding opportunities for life-long career growth.


Professional Development Workshops.

IABC Africa is proud to announce our Professional Development Workshops commencing this year.

We will be hosting a series of 7 workshops throughout 2017 which will give you the tools for practical implementation with respect to the following industry specific topics – Ethics, Analysis, Context, Strategy, Stakeholder Engagement, and Consistency.

The core focus of each three-hour workshop is to provide you with the “HOW” and not the “WHAT”, with a one-hour session followed by a two-hour discussion and guidance on practical implementation – we are offering you workshops jam-packed with templates, practical tips and worksheets as take-aways.

Click here for a full list of dates.


African Silver Awards

This is the first year that the Africa Region embarks on rolling out the Africa Silver awards programme before the global Gold Quill awards process. This is not only to recognise local communication excellence but also to assist and prepare entrants for the global programme. Once you have SILVER – then go for the GOLD!!! Learn more.


Gold Quill Awards

For more than 40 years, IABC’s Gold Quill Awards have recognized and awarded excellence in strategic communication worldwide. The Gold Quill Awards honour the dedication, innovation and passion of communicators on a global scale with a focus on achieving solid business outcomes. Learn more.



The certification program developed by the Global Communication Certification Council (GCCC) launched in April of 2015. The Communication Management Professional certification program follows the Global Standard of six essential guiding principles for the communication profession developed by IABC. Orient yourself within four career levels and define your career purpose. Development of the next level is in the early stages of research. Learn more.