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.

IABC Academy

The IABC Academy delivers strategic communication education and training, to help communication professionals advance in their careers and generate tangible business results for their organizations and clients.

Take advantage of educational offerings from the IABC Academy, including online workshops that offer key knowledge and vital skill-building tools.


Professional certification can elevate your career and help keep your skills fresh and applicable. It provides a great opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge and expertise. And it could help you land your next big opportunity or perform at a higher level in your current role.

The Global Communication Certification Council (GCCC) currently offers two certifications: the Communication Management Professional (CMP) and Strategic Communication Management Professional (SCMP), which follow 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.

IABC Gold Quill Award


Enter the prestigious Gold Quill Awards program and get the opportunity to have your work featured among the very best. Learn about other special IABC awards and what it takes to be recognized for exemplary achievement.