Tuesday, July 26, 2016
IABC/Toronto e-Lert
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In this issue:

  1. New Toronto exam date for Certified Communication Management Professional (CMP)
  2. Change is the new black for communicators (professional development event)
  3. Presentation skills and storytelling strategies that will knock your socks off (webcast)
  4. CareerLine has been busy this July – Don’t Miss Out!
  5. Silver Leaf Awards program: seeking communication excellence

New Toronto exam date for Certified Communication Management Professional (CMP)

Become a certified communicator and take your career to the next level. IABC/Toronto is delighted to host the next Communication Management Professional (CMP) certification exam on October 22.
The Communication Management Professional (CMP) certification is aimed at the generalist/specialist level, and is designed around ISO (17024), an international standard for professional certifications.
Key dates:
  • September 1: application deadline for October exam.
  • October 8: exam registration deadline
  • October 22: CMP exam
For more information about the certification program or to apply, visit the Communication Management Professional Certification website or email

What are the communicator’s connoisseur choices for helping executives successfully lead the transformational organizational changes that are becoming the new norm?
Join trusted senior communication and change experts Annette Martell and Jody Humble to learn how and why CEOs’ primary leadership trait today is “change agent.” 
In this session, you’ll learn:
  • What change management really looks like
  • What opportunities senior communicators can pursue to support their executives’ change lineup
  • How to expand your communication team’s skills to incorporate change management capabilities
  • How to productively partner with in-house or consultant change management practitioners
CMPs: This session may qualify for up to five points of professional development.

Registration fees (include admission, refreshments, networking):
  • $50 early bird for IABC members by September 2 ($56.50 with HST)
  • $58 for IABC members after September 2 ($65.54 with HST)
  • $88 for non-members ($99.44 with HST)

Presentation skills and storytelling strategies that will knock your socks off

On-demand webcast

When you or your team make a presentation you should be telling a story – and your audience should be on the edge of their seats. If that’s not happening, you need to watch Marilyn Barefoot’s Presentation Skills & Storytelling Strategies on-demand webcast. 
Recorded from the live IABC/Toronto workshop last fall, this 75-minute session will give you:
  • The steps to effective story structure
  • 12 incredibly simple steps to presenting your ideas
  • How to emotionally connect with your audience
  • $45 for IABC/Toronto Members ($50.85 with HST)
  • $75 for non-members ($84.75 with HST)

CareerLine has been busy this July – Don’t Miss Out!

Looking for a career change this summer? Enjoy the benefits of your IABC/Toronto membership and check out the latest jobs on CareerLine. There have already been more than 15 new job postings promoted this month to current IABC/Toronto members.
Some of the latest positions available on CareerLine include:
  • Senior Manager, Strategic Communications (Senior)
  • Digital Media Coordinator/Graphic Designer (Intermediate)
  • Senior Communications Specialist (Senior)
  • Manager, Media Relations (Senior)
  • Communications Coordinator (Junior)
  • AVP, Corporate Communications (Senior)
 View these and more jobs at

Want to post a job?

Members and non-members can post a job at the same flat rate:
  • $230 plus HST  –  junior, intermediate or senior positions or an RFP position
  • $30 plus HST  –  Internships (must note internship in job title)
  • $100 plus HST  –  Freelance positions
Learn more at or contact

Silver Leaf Awards program: seeking Canadian communication excellence

IABC Canada is searching every corner of the country on a quest for communication excellence. The Silver Leaf Awards program is a tribute to leading edge work delivered by smart thinkers across Canada. You could be among them, so get ready to share your work and tell Canada your story.
The Silver Leaf Awards program offers opportunities for recognition and professional development, and provides content that contributes to our profession’s body of knowledge.
The early-bird deadline is September 2. Learning more about the Silver Leaf Awards program.

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