If you are a strategic thinker, team player and accomplished problem solver and who is committed to IABC, IABC Canada West Region has an excellent opportunity for you to give back to the communications community, work with communications professionals across Western Canada and have some fun making professional contacts and life-long friendships. The regional board is accepting nominations for their board until April 21, 2017.

The IABC Canada West Region Board represents and supports the Western Region’s six IABC Chapters (BC, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Regina and Winnipeg) and their Chapter Leaders. Nominations are now open for the 2017/2018 Board of Directors (for the term starting July 1, 2017).

The CWR Board has eight members: Chair, Vice Chair, Past Chair, and Directors for Finance, Executive Administration & Communication, Leadership Development, National Programs and Professional Development (PD) and Sponsorship. Each of the Director positions has a term of two years.

We are accepting nominations for the following positions (see Board Role Descriptions at bottom):
– Vice Chair
– Executive Administration & Communications Director
– Leadership Development Director
– PD/Sponsorship Director

The IABC Canada West Region Board provides leadership development for Chapter Leaders and promotes best practices and sharing to enhance the operations of individual Chapters. We hold a Canada West Region Conference every two years (our next conference will be in the fall of 2017). In conjunction with IABC Canada East, we offer the Silver Leaf and Master Communicator Award Programs. We also host an annual leadership conference called “Dare to Lead” for our Western Region Chapter Leaders. Our board is also the liaison between our chapter leaders and IABC International, bringing forward issues that affect our members and ensuring western Canadian members’ needs are represented in the development of international programs.

If you are an experienced chapter volunteer looking for new opportunities, please review the role descriptions and nomination form on our website at http://cwr.iabc.com . Submit a completed nomination form along with your resume to Kathleen Bell, IABC CWR Past Chair, at kbellabc@gmail.com by April 21, 2017. Self-nominations are welcome.

Nominations package: IABC CWR 2017-18 Nomination-Form

CWR Board Roles: CWR Board Role Descriptions March 2017

CER Bylaws: IABC CER Bylaws March 2016

Expense and Travel Policy: IABC Canada West Expense and Travel Policy