World Class

Characteristics of a World Class Briefing Program

Launching a new program? Hoping to raise your program to the next level? These standards of World Class Briefing Programs were developed by the ABPM's founder, Franklyn Thiebaud and are continually monitored and revised by ABPM's Advisory Board (most recently revised by the board, World Class award-winning programs, and thought leaders in May, 2015). If you are just starting a program, this is the best place to start as you plan a well-rounded and highly effective program. If you have a briefing program in place, we encourage you and your team to make it a regular initiative to rate your program on each of the characteristics, assess where opportunities for improvement exist, and set to work taking your program to the next level. Click here for more information.

World Class Briefing Awards Program

Looking for the 2017 World Class Briefing Awards "Call for Entries" for Program and/or Center? Click here. The documents are downloadable from the right-hand column of the page.

Through the ABPM World Class Briefing Awards Program, the ABPM hopes to raise the level of all member programs toward World Class status. World Class status is judged based upon the "Characteristics of World Class" which were first developed by ABPM founder Franklyn Thiebaud, and which have evolved over time as the briefing profession has become ever more strategic. Each year submissions are judged by a panel of jurors who have many years of management experience with briefing programs. Jurors are selected based on their strategic experience, deep understanding of the World Class Characteristics, and leadership in the briefing industry. For more information, click here.