By Marie K. Fitzpatrick, ABC
Share. Lead. Succeed. That’s what’s happening at the upcoming IABC Leadership Institute (LI) this week. IABC Golden Horseshoe President, Rob Jeanveau and Past President, Marie Fitzpatrick, ABC, are heading off to the annual conference this week in Dallas, Texas.
One of the significant benefits of being part of an industry association, like IABC, is the opportunity to learn from others from around the world. The international connection is the game changer.
With a focus on member attraction and retention, they’ll join other like-minded individuals who are moving their local chapters forward. It’s an incredible opportunity to network with fellow leaders, build strong relationships and learn new skills useful in their current volunteer roles with IABC.
“I hope to gain, at this year’s conference, some new ideas about ways we can support our members. Our professional development sessions continue to gain momentum. We’ve also reached out to the students at Mohawk, Sheridan and Niagara College recently to help them connect their aspirations to the current skills needed in our industry,” says Rob Jeanveau, President of IABC Golden Horseshoe.
For Fitzpatrick, it’s about the investment in the chapter. “I’m grateful that our chapter received support from the Canada East Region Board once again and now IABC headquarters, through a new local scholarship. Proudly we are the ‘little chapter that could,” comments Marie Fitzpatrick, ABC, Past President of IABC Golden Horseshoe and Past V.P. Volunteers of IABC Toronto.
This week, check @IABCGH to hear from our local leaders as they share, lead and succeed at this year’s LI conference.
Marie K. Fitzpatrick, ABC
Marie is an award-winning, accredited business communicator with 25+ years of experience implementing strategic communications. She holds Bachelor of Arts from Ryerson University in Journalism, a certificate in Public Relations and an executive education certificate in Risk and Crisis Communications from McMaster University’s DeGroote School of Business. Marie is an avid community builder with more than two decades of volunteering on numerous boards.