IABC NL Members First in Atlantic Canada to Achieve SCMP Certification

June 13, 2018 - St. John’s, NL: The first two people in Atlantic Canada to receive certification for the Strategic Communication Management Professional certification program are Diana Quinton, ABC, SCMP and Laura Barron, SCMP from Newfoundland and Labrador.

The certification program is an initiative of International Association of Business Communicators and is designated by the Global Communication Certification Council to promote a common, global understanding of what constitutes professionalism and competence in communication. The full details on the program are available at gcccouncil.org.

Two levels of professional certification are currently offered.
  • The Communication Management Professional designation is for generalist, specialist and other business communicators with at least 5 to 10 years experience.
  • The Strategic Communication Management Professional designation is for highly skilled business communicators practiced in providing strategic communication advice and counselling to an organization’s leadership.
Diana Quinton, ABC, SCMP and Laura Barron, SCMP will receive their certificates at Pinnacle Awards 2018 on Thursday, June 14. 

IABC NL will be offering the next certification exam on Saturday, September 22 in St. John’s. For more information, email iabcnl@gmail.com.

I encourage communications practitioners to get involved with this rewarding new initiative offered by the Global Communication Certification Council as we build our community of professional communicators with certification in Newfoundland and Labrador. It’s a great opportunity for practitioners interested in lifelong learning and career development.”

Diana Quinton, ABC, SCMP
President, IABC NL

I feel quite a sense of accomplishment in being awarded the SCMP certification, and I see this honour as an acknowledgment of my career and academic experience as well as my strategic communications knowledge and expertise. I especially appreciate the certification requirements for consistent immersion in professional development, and I look forward to contributing to the body of communications knowledge and the development of other communications professionals.”

Laura Barron, SCMP


The award-winning chapter of IABC in Newfoundland and Labrador works to advance the profession, create connections, and develop strategic communicators in the province. The chapter has over 60 members representing a broad range of interests and experiences in communications.

Media contact:

Jackie O’Brien
Director, Communications, IABC NL
Phone: 709-743-3127
Email: iabcnl@gmail.com