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Well, Spring has sprung and that feeling of newness is in the air again. To mark the beginning of Spring, IABC is set to announce a feast of fascinating functions.  

Don't you love the way everything feels so new in Spring? New flowers in the garden. New DIY plans. New suits and fascinators for Cup season. New festivals popping up on every corner. We’ve even got a new Government.

Well, the IABC Victoria is ushering in Spring with a host of new events. Here’s a taste of things to come.

To begin with, we're giving you the inside line on internal communications. We’ve listened to your feedback on the topics and events you’d like to hear more about. Internal communication was high on the list so, before the end of 2013, we’ll be presenting three value packed sessions on the topic.

Inside the iC Survey 2013: 6.00-8.00pm, Thursday 19 September

The survey gathered the views of over 200 national participants from the internal communication sector. Join the IABC and Coral Communications to receive a full copy of the survey results and an analysis of some of the key findings. Our speakers – Nick Barnes and David Henderson of Coral Communications – will look at the major trends that emerged from the results as well as how to tackle some of the future challenges facing the internal communication profession. We're also excited to have Peta McKellar, who is current General Manager Corporate Communications for Federation Centres and former VP of Corporate Communications for Amcor, giving her expert views on the evolution of internal communications and what has shaped the industry of today.

Register for the event or find out more now!

Now… does your Internal Communication approach add up? We're going to help. The five things that are defining internal comms now + the four rooms of change =

IABC’s IC Master Class and Workshop: 12 noon-2.00pm, Tuesday 8 October

Two key senior internal and change communication professionals will share their knowledge and expertise gained over years working across sectors in the internal communications industry. This two-hour master class will give attendees the opportunity to hear from the experts as well as discuss solutions to their own issues and challenges. This special event will be a unique chance to hear about and share strategic solutions with a practical bent that works in the real world.

Registration details to follow shortly.

Visit from Robin McCasland: Monday 18 – Tuesday 19 November

We're also pleased to announce that Robin McCasland is visiting Melbourne later this year. Robin is the International Executive Board Chair of the IABC and Leader of Employee Engagement and Internal Communications at Dell. Robin has some very insightful views on the major global trends in communications as well as on personal branding and communications strategic planning. We're looking forward to sharing them with you.

We're just finalising the details of Robin's visit now and will let you know as soon as they're confirmed.


Sounds great, hey? But our upcoming events calendar isn't just about Internal Communications. Here's a few more events coming your way…

How to Build your Communications Career Webcast: 10.00am, Friday 1 November

We are delighted to host international corporate communications leader, author and speaker, Mark Schumann, who will present exclusively for IABC Victoria on ‘How to Build your Communications Career’. With some 30 years of experience, Mark is a past IABC International Chair with a career that spans the entire corporate communications spectrum. Whatever level you are at in your own communications career, don’t miss this great opportunity to hear Mark speak.

The webinar will be free to IABC members with more details to follow soon.

IABC end of year drinks, November (date TBA)

This annual celebration and networking event is a chance to meet up with friends and colleagues old and new over a glass or two. It's also a great way to catch up on what’s been happening in 2013 and what’s coming up in the year ahead.


And, finally, what about one for the students?

Third Annual Victorian PR Student Form: 8.55am – late, Thursday 26 September

IABC is proud to be the major sponsor of the third annual Victorian PR Student Form, which is coming to Victoria University in Melbourne on Thursday 26 September. This event will provide Victorian students and teachers with a great opportunity to hear from industry leaders on some of our profession's key topics. The theme of this year's all-day event is Ethics in PR. You can review the agenda and book seats for the event here.



What a full calendar of knowledge and networking. We’ll be providing more information on all these events over the coming days and weeks so keep your eyes on the IABC web site.