IABC NL Members Achieve Strategic Communication Management Professional Certification

Congratulations to Samantha Fitzpatrick, CMP® and Adriann Kennedy, SCMP®, who recently joined a growing number of communication professionals globally as they both achieved their designation as a Communication Management Professional and Strategic Communication Management Professional: https://gcccouncil.org/about-gccc-certifications/graduates/

Thank you to the Gardiner Centre for partnering with IABC NL to host another certification exam, which was held on Saturday, May 27, 2023. https://www.mun.ca/gardinercentre/

This certification program is an initiative of the 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 http://gcccouncil.org/

Two levels of professional certification are offered: The Communication Management Professional designation is for generalist, specialist, and other business communicators with at least 5 to 10 years of 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.

We encourage communication practitioners to get involved as we build our community of certified professional communicators in Newfoundland and Labrador. It’s a great opportunity for practitioners interested in lifelong learning and career development!

Interested? Email us at iabcnl@gmail.com

Samantha Fitzpatrick, CMP®
“I didn’t take a direct path to a career in marketing communications. Earning my CMP® certification, and being tested against a global standard, was important to prove my competence to myself. I am more confident in my work because of it. Going through the certification process also helped me identify where I could improve. Now, I am able to better focus my professional development to build a more well-rounded skillset. To sum it up: certification gave me confidence and direction.” – Samantha Fitzpatrick, CMP®

Adriann Kennedy, SCMP®
My favourite part of being a communicator is embracing the constantly changing landscape and translating it into strategic counsel for my colleagues, clients and leaders. My Strategic Communications Management Professional certification is a reflection of my commitment to continuously learning, improving and advising. I’m proud to be part of Newfoundland and Labrador’s strong, energized communications community, and encourage anyone considering a GCCC certification to reach out for more information and take the plunge.” – Adriann Kennedy, SCMP®