Membership Grades

The IoIC grades of membership are designed to reflect different levels of experience and qualifications. There are a range of opportunities to progress through the grades throughout your career to demonstrate your achievements.

Subscription Membership

For internal communication students, those who have started their career in internal communication or individuals who simply have an active interest and would like access to the benefits and content provided by the IoIC

Affiliate

For those starting out in their career or simply working within the internal communication profession.

With no formal entry criteria, it is open to all. 

 

 

Student Membership

For anyone actively undertaking an IoIC Qualification or an IC related undergraduate qualification. 

To join as a Student Member you need to demonstrate:

  • You are currently a full time or part time undergraduate student (will need to provide evidence via student email or ID card).
  • Studying for an IoIC Qualification

Student membership is only £30.00 + VAT per annum.

 

Professional Membership

IoIC professional membership grades recognise your achievements as an internal communication professional and enable you to demonstrate this through the use of designatory letters. Based on your qualifications or completion of the online experience assessment underpinned by the IoIC Profession map. You will be become a professional member with the opportunity to work through the grades as you progress in your internal communication career.

Associate Member (AIIC)

Associate membership demonstrates you are working primarily at a tactical level - delivering high-quality communication materials, with a focus on content creation, potentially design and the day-to-day administration of communication channels/infrastructure.

Your Associate membership designation (AIIC) raises your profile within the internal communication profession and establishes your skills and knowledge against level one of the IoIC Profession Map. 

This grade could be for you if...
  • you execute the tactical delivery of communication plans 

  • you have experience of creating content that is appropriate for the organisation’s culture and subcultures within it

  • you're writing effective copy across a range of channels and ensuring alignment with corporate narrative and communication strategy

  • you have experience of working with colleagues to develop campaign materials

  • you are delivering the day to day content across a range of channels and/or assist with the implementation of new channels

  • you assist with the delivery of events and internal communication initiatives (e.g. face to face, digital)

  • you have experience of monitoring dashboards to measure the use of channels and other activities to distil feedback

  • you assist colleagues in the delivery of data gathering activities such as questionnaires and focus groups

  • you're providing advice to colleagues regarding good practice internal communication

There are two ways to become an Associate Member (AIIC): 
  • Have graduated from the IoIC Foundation Diploma
  • Undertake the online experience self-assessment to demonstrate you meet level one of IoIC Profession Map
Next steps:

Joining is simple, you can apply today at the link below and take our online experience self-assessment . 

Member (MIIC)

Member status demonstrates you are working primarily at an operational level - responsible for channel management, delivery, and evaluation; practical communication planning and providing advice to project teams and other stakeholders.

Your Member designation (MIIC) raises your profile within the internal communication profession and establishes your skills and knowledge against level two of the IoIC Profession Map. 

This grade could be for you if...
  • you are managing plans and campaigns to support internal communication strategies 

  • you're using employee voice as part of your communication plans/campaigns

  • you're managing all internal communication channels and making recommendations for improvements

  • you're using stakeholder mapping to understand needs of different groups and use to influence decisions on communication approaches

  • you're analysing data from internal social media, feedback and employee voice initiatives to inform understanding of employee perspectives and opinions to feed into communication and business planning

  • you provide communication support to people initiatives within the organisation (e.g. wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, flexible working etc.)

  • you have experience in developing content to support campaigns/projects/change, ensuring alignment with corporate narrative and communication strategy

  • you have experience providing advice and support to stakeholders for content creation and conversation opportunities/ techniques

  • you have experience auditing and measuring existing channels

  • you're collaborating with colleages to design and deliver employee research activities 

  • you ensure all communication interventions are evidence based

  • you have experience supportng line managers in becoming effective communicators

There are two ways to become a Member (MIIC): 
  • Have graduated from the IoIC Advanced Diploma
  • Undertake the online experience self-assessment to demonstrate you meet level two of the IoIC Profession Map
Next steps:

Joining is simple, you can apply today at the link below and take our online experience assessment.

 

Certified Member (CIIC)

Certified Member status demonstrates you are working at a senior and strategic level - advising on strategies and leading internal communication thinking. Supporting leaders in becoming highly effective communicators and building effective communication into the fabric of the organisation.

Your Certified Member designation (CIIC) raises your profile within the internal communication profession and establishes your skills and knowledge against level three of the IoIC Profession Map. 

This grade could be for you if...
  • you have experience in identifying and developing internal communication strategies, to include change and transformation activities
  • you're embedding employee voice/inclusion/cocreation and evidence-based practice as part of strategies and plans
  • you're working with senior stakeholders to understand requirements and ensure strategies are aligned with other people and/or organisational strategies/external communication strategies
  • you're providing advice rooted in a depth of understanding about organisational culture/s

  • you're championing opportunities for inclusion and co-creation 

  • you have experience leading the development and management of the corporate narrative

  • you're recommending and delivering innovative and creative communication campaigns to drive business outcomes

  • you coach key stakeholders and senior leaders in effective content creation and conversation opportunities/techniques

  • you're supporting effective line management/leadership communication

  • you're developing overall channel infrastructure for multi-directional communication up, down and across the organisation

  • you're auditing channel requirements to ensure they are fit for purpose

  • you're developing measurement and evaluation strategies to include specification of research methodology

  • you're making recommendations for improvements based on analysis of communication and/or organisational data  (e.g. attrition rates, exit data, performance data, customer service data etc.)

  • you utilise outcomes of research and measurement to influence at senior level

  • you act as trusted advisor to colleagues and senior stakeholders including senior leaders, providing coaching, advice and constructively challenging as appropriate

  • you're developing internal relationships and alliances with other functions to ensure alignment of strategy and delivery

There are two ways to become a Certified Member (CIIC): 
  • Have graduated from the IoIC Masters in Internal Communication Management
  • Undertake the online experience self-assessment to demonstrate you meet level three of the IoIC Profession Map
Next steps:

Joining is simple, you can apply today at the link below and take our online experience assessment. 

 

 

Fellowship

IoIC Fellows are an elite group of internal communication professionals who have been judged by their peers to have made a significant contribution to the profession. As a Fellow you will benefit from new opportunities to share your expertise and knowledge with other IoIC members at national and regional levels through mentoring activities. You will need to have been involved with the internal communication profession for at least 10 years and demonstrated a strong commitment to your own personal development.

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Explore the Profession Map

The IoIC profession map is designed to help internal communicators identify the key knowledge, skills and behaviours required to achieve our core purpose - to enable people at work to feel informed, connected and purposeful in order to drive organisational performance.

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When you join IoIC, you will be demonstrating your commitment to the highest standards and dedication to your internal communication career

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