The IABC Canada Master Communicator designation (MC) is a lifetime achievement award and is the highest honour IABC Canada can bestow on an individual member. The designation recognizes outstanding Canadian communicators whose work has brought credit to IABC, the profession, their organization or clients, and whose contributions have raised the standards of organizational communication in Canada.
Send the completed nomination form and all supporting documentation as one electronic document (PDF) to Anna Willey, ABC, MC, 2017 Chair, Master Communicators Selection Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To be considered for selection, a nominee must be a member of IABC, a resident of Canada, and either accredited or certified by IABC. An IABC member must be nominated by three IABC members; and the nominee must review the nomination materials and sign the nomination form.
The following are not eligible for nomination:
Current members of a regional board
Members of the IABC international board within the past two years, and
Current IABC staff members (local, regional or international)
The supporting material must demonstrate how the nominee fulfills the following selection criteria:
Contribution to the organizational communication field and profession – The selection committee needs to understand how the nominee’s achievements have had s a positive and direct impact – including teaching, mentoring and coaching – and evidence of commitment to professionalism.
Communication career achievement – The selection committee will be looking for communication-related career achievements with demonstrable results, scope of responsibilities, advancements, years in the field, education level, and influence on students, clients and others.
Authorship, speaking and lecturing – The nominee should be directly responsible for articles, books, columns, research papers, speeches, seminars, workshops and other examples that demonstrate sustained leadership in one or more areas of expertise.
Contributions to IABC – How has the nominee contributed to chapter, regional and international board and committee activity, made presentations to chapters and regions, written articles for Communication World and other IABC publications and initiatives?
Other – This includes professional recognition, awards, citations, honours, community activities and other business-related activities.
Candidates must be nominated by three IABC members, and the nominee must review the nomination materials and sign the nomination form.