You are a strategic thinker and team player who understands the impact IABC Canada West Region makes through their professional development opportunities and sponsorship value. The regional board is accepting nominations for a Professional Development and Sponsorship Director to join the board.

IABC Canada West Region has an excellent opportunity for you to give back to your professional community, work with communications professionals across Western Canada and have some fun making professional contacts and life-long friendships. The IABC Canada West Region Board represents and supports CWR’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.

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.

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 CWR chapter leaders.

Our board is also the liaison between our chapter leaders and IABC International, bringing forward issues that affect our members and ensuring the needs of members in western Canada are represented in the development of international programs.

If you’re interested in joining the board for this position, please review the role descriptions and nomination form.  Submit a completed nomination form along with your resume to Kathleen Bell, IABC CWR Past Chair, at kbellabc@gmail.com juliep@jpcommunication.ca immediately. Self-nominations are welcome.

The IABC Canada West Region Nominating Committee will review all nominations received and follow up with all candidates.

If you have any questions, please contact Kathleen directly.