Get ready for the new Leadership Institute experience!

IABC is excited to launch a new year-round Leadership Institute (LI) experience. As we’ve learned throughout the last several months, it is important to be able to adapt and learn on an ongoing basis, and the new LI experience will create opportunity for leaders to connect and learn throughout on an ongoing basis. This new model will provide ongoing leadership development and networking opportunities throughout the year, including a multi-day virtual event in February.

More details about each event and the virtual components will be shared in the coming months and additional events may be added. Please stay tuned for specific dates and times.

Thank you!

Thank you to all who joined us for the 2021 Leadership Institute. Session recordings will be made available to attendees in the coming week.

Don't miss the March LI event!

24 March 2021, 2-3:15 p.m. CT

What Do Volunteer Recruitment and Networking Have in Common?

Speaker: Gabrielle Loring

Today, more than ever, people need to feel connected. One of the best ways to engage members – and sometimes even to recruit members – is through their volunteer involvement. A wise IABCer once said, “Clearly, you get as much out of IABC as you put in.”

In this interactive session, learn how to apply networking techniques to volunteer recruitment. And how to get potential volunteers to say yes.

Click here to register and learn more about this session.

Upcoming monthly events

TBD April 2021: Virtual Leader Meetup; Focus on Succession Planning

TBD June 2021: Virtual onboarding event + Chapter Management Awards (CMA) ceremony.

* There will be a fee to attend the February virtual Leadership Institute. All other events are complimentary for all IABC chapter and region leaders.

The 2021 Leadership Institute took place virtually from 15-18 February. Learn more about the sessions below.

Check out the 2021 Virtual LI Schedule at a Glance for dates and times of all sessions.

Keynote speakers

Join opening Keynote Speaker, Catherine Ducharme, ACC, CLC, for her exciting session, Learning the New Language of Leadership. This session is taking place on Monday, 15 February at 12 p.m. CST and 8 p.m. CST. Learn more about Catherine's session here.




Our closing Keynote Speaker, Smita Tharoor, will be sharing her strategies on how you can Be Dynamic in a Pandemic. This interactive session will be taking place on Thursday, 18 February at 2 p.m. CT. Learn more about Smita's session here.


General sessions & networking events

Tuesday, 16 February

Wednesday, 17 February

Thursday, 18 February

Breakout sessions

The following breakout sessions will be taking place during the virtual Leadership Institute. Some sessions will be recorded so that attendees can experience as many sessions as possible.

Tuesday, 16 February from 2-3:15 p.m. CST

Wednesday, 17 February from 10-11:30 a.m. CST

Wednesday, 17 February from 7-8:30 p.m. CST

Past events

November 2020:

Webinar recording: Incorporating the IABC Academy, certification, and Gold Quill Awards into your chapter or region webinar

PowerPoint slides: Incorporating the IABC Academy, certification, and Gold Quill Awards into your chapter or region webinar

October 2020:

IABC Finance 101- 30 minute recorded webinar hosted by 2020-2021 IABC Secretary/Treasurer, Maliha Aqeel, PMP, SCMP. Follow along using the PowerPoint slides, provided by Maliha.

Finance Q&A Recording (8 a.m. CT, 19 October)

Finance Q&A Recording (8 p.m. CT, 19 October)