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How IABC launched their training academy with LearnUpon

As a geographically dispersed organization with thousands of members, the International Association of Business Communicators needed a learning management system to help manage their growth and streamline their processes. Using LearnUpon LMS has reduced the time IABC’s team spend managing training, in addition to enabling them to deliver lifelong learning through the IABC Academy

A global network of communicators

IABC was founded in 1970 and now has over 10,000 members in over 70 countries. The association enables a global network of communicators working in diverse industries and disciplines to identify, share, and apply the world’s best communication practices.

IABC has set the standard for excellence in their field. Their members include senior communications executives from global Fortune 500 companies, multinational communications agencies, leading non-profit institutions and universities. 

A scalable LMS solution

IABC embarked on a rigorous search to select the best LMS solution that would enable them to scale their growth. First, they engaged an expert consultant who tracks and ranks over 600 LMS’s. Next their expert found the LMS’s that matched their criteria. IABC were introduced to the LearnUpon team who demonstrated the LMS and provided their team with all the information they needed to make a decision. From this IABC’s Education Director, Ron Hansen, provided a final recommendation to a volunteer committee working to implement the IABC Academy.

“Ultimately, LearnUpon’s customer support throughout the selection process, and how well the LMS met IABC’s criteria, made it the best choice.”

Ron Hansen,

Education Director at IABC

Supporting the learner journey

Since choosing LearnUpon, the association has found that many of their processes have been simplified, saving them time and money:

“LearnUpon is streamlining operations for providing the Academy courses and meeting learner needs. It provides the learner with a one stop shop, from purchasing to tracking their professional development training.”

Ron Hansen,

Education Director at IABC

By using LearnUpon, the association has reaped the rewards of automating previously manual tasks. The learner’s journey is all catered for by the system, from the white-labelled IABCacademy.org domain, to the automatically generated certificate upon completion of courses.

“The ability to automatically generate certificates upon course completion has reduced many hours, previously completed by staff, to generate and mail the certificates. With limited resources, LearnUpon is helping IABC and our Academy to accomplish the strategy and serve our organization’s mission.”

Ron Hansen,

Education Director at IABC