A month and a half ago, I asked here whether anybody really cared about all the change that's happening at the International Association of Business Communicators, and I urged people to participate in a Ragan Communications survey that sought to answer that question.
Well, the results are in. They're varied, and compellingly so. IABC members have strong, mixed feelings about their associaton (and also about Ragan, which is characteristically brave about sharing the criticism it received).
Me? At this point, I respect the variety of informed opinion, and I'm content to wait until the International Conference in New York in late June. There, I hope to interview IABC executive director Chris Sorek, as well as outgoing chairman Kerby Meyers and incoming chair Robin McCasland to see where they think the association is and where it's headed.
Unless something unforeseen happens between now and then, my next IABC report will come that last week of June.
Meanwhile, thanks to Ragan and its aptly named reporter Russell Working for taking on the IABC coverage. Their coverage of these issues makes people pay more attention. And pay more attention to the fortunes of the trade association that is the soul of corporate communications, people should.