The recent Heritage Region Conference in Columbus was my introduction to an IABC conference. I am grateful that I was able to attend on a scholarship, provided by the Region. It was an amazing two days.
Taking part in the conference was like a good yoga session! I came away standing taller and breathing more deeply. While I had to stretch a bit beyond my comfort zone, I am more flexible because of it. Although it wasn’t easy to find the time in my schedule, I returned to work thinking more clearly and with better focus. No doubt, it was time well spent.
As a scholarship recipient, please know that I’m very grateful to the Heritage Region for enabling my attendance and for the Greater Cincinnati Chapter’s nomination. As VP of membership for Cincinnati IABC, attending the conference has propelled my efforts in attracting and welcoming those who are interested in our chapter.
It’s good that my drive from the Heritage Region Conference to my home in Cincinnati is an easy two hours down I-71. With the presentations and conversations from the previous two days replaying in my head, I knew I had experienced IABC in prime time.
The conference provided more than remarkable professional development. It fostered a stronger connection to the organization for me. What you hear is true… IABC is a vast network to professional communicators, who are challenged by the same struggles that you encounter. But through IABC, we share strategies and celebrate accomplishments. Because of IABC, we are more effective, and so are our organizations.