Communication Strategy: Public Relations Training

Courses cover key concepts and techniques of effective public relations, including strategic thinking, proactive planning and improved relationship building. Subtopics include audience identification, campaign development, message development and integrated communications.

On-Demand Online Course
Category: Communication Strategy
This comprehensive e-learning course offers in-depth approaches to leveraging key components of marketing, media and advertising to accelerate PR campaign results. Divided into five learning modules, this course will position you to lead integrated marketing communications campaigns from start to finish. Bonnie Harris; On-Demand
On-Demand Online Course
Category: Communication Strategy
This comprehensive e-learning course teaches communicators how to use integration as a powerful tool in any communications practice. This five-hour course provides a review of integrated marketing concepts, followed by ways to learn about your specific audiences, develop integrated strategies and tactics that work together to boost results, and effectively manage your work in a planned, synchronous fashion. Bonnie Harris; On-Demand
On-Demand Online Course
Categories: Accreditation Preparation & Maintenance, Communication Strategy
Gaining the Certificate in Principles of Public Relations differentiates you from other new college graduates in public relations and related majors who have not passed the Certificate examination. This course helps you prepare for taking the computer-based examination.

Note: The Certificate is only available to students at participating schools.
On-Demand
June 7–8, 2018 | Workshop | Chicago, Ill.
Categories: Communication Strategy, Crisis & Reputation, Executive Level, Leadership & Management
Designed as an in-depth, in-person, two-day immersion in advanced best practices in crisis communication, the in-class instruction, role-play and exercises are structured to help participants master crisis communication best practices through real-world work. Helio Fred Garcia; Adam Tiouririne; In-Person
Health Academy
June 12, 2018 | Section Webinar, On-Demand Available June 19
Categories: Communication Strategy, Crisis & Reputation
Included with PRSA Membership.
On Feb. 22, 2018, a man purposely crashed his car into Middlesex Hospital's Emergency Department and lit himself on fire which spread into the building. No patients or staff were injured but this a long-duration emergency for the hospital that attracted intense media attention. In this webinar participants will learn how the hospital dealt with the publicity during and in the days following the event. Amanda Falcone; Chris Boyle; Live Online
A Comprehensive, Behavioral and Measurable Strategic Planning Approach
June 14, 2018 | Workshop | Miami, Fla.
Category: Communication Strategy
Too often our strategic plans are short-changed by time, budget and know-how. This workshop will teach you how to build a comprehensive, behavioral strategic plan, plus give you an opportunity to begin to develop the framework of a strategic plan you can use. Stacey Smith, APR, Fellow PRSA; In-Person
June 14, 2018 | Webinar, On-Demand Available June 21
Categories: Communication Strategy, Crisis & Reputation, Social Media
Included with PRSA Membership.
Webinar participants will learn tactics that support designing Omni-channel messages that help garner neutral to positive responses from the public during organizational crisis communication management. Monique Farmer, APR; Live Online
June 19, 2018 | Webinar, On-Demand Available June 26
Categories: Communication Strategy, Techniques & Tactics, Writing
Included with PRSA Membership.
Participate in this webinar to sharpen the core writing skills required for social media posts, news releases, blog posts, speeches, media pitches and any other PR document Michael Smart; Live Online
June 21–22, 2018 | Conference | New York, N.Y.
Category: Communication Strategy
In-Person
(to Generate More Public Relations and Marketing Buzz)
July 17, 2018 | Webinar, On-Demand Available July 24
Categories: Communication Strategy, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
Turn On Your Idea Machine (to Generate More Public Relations and Marketing Buzz) will help you consistently generate not only more competitive marketing and communications ideas - but more relevant ideas. Stephen Dupont, APR; Live Online
Oct. 31– Dec. 12, 2018 | Live Online Course
Categories: Communication Strategy, Measurement & ROI
PRSA’s new Content Marketing Certificate Program is designed to teach and empower you to develop content strategies and tactics that deliver quantifiable business outcomes. Designed as a certificate of completion course, the Content Marketing Certificate Program will enable you to transition from a traditional communication pro to a Content Marketing rock star and learn how to create a Content Marketing plan to strategically align with business goals. Lisa Arledge-Powell;
Nov. 6, 2018 | Webinar, On-Demand Available Nov. 13
Categories: Communication Strategy, Emerging Trends, Media Relations, Social Media
Included with PRSA Membership.
Get More Media Coverage: Quick Changes to Outreach that Yield Big Results Michael Smart; Live Online
Association/Nonprofit Section
The Opportunity and Benefits of Going Viral
On-Demand Webinar
Category: Communication Strategy
Included with PRSA Membership.
Organizations of any type, and in particular associations and nonprofits, must begin to shift towards an updated digital media strategy. To be more effective, digital messaging must begin to pivot; it should come from the perspective of the donor, advocate, member, or customer. Whether you're looking for new donor sources, desire to be more relevant to your membership, or compete in an overcrowded customer landscape, this webinar will give you plenty to consider as you begin to plan for the Fall and your 2017 calendar. Peter Winters; On-Demand
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Communication Strategy, Measurement & ROI, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
In this webinar, Googler, Adam Singer will explain how PR people can become more strategic, understand complex metrics and use data to your advantage. Adam Singer; On-Demand
A PRSA | Institute for Public Relations Measurement Commission Partnership Webinar
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Communication Strategy, Measurement & ROI, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
This webinar will explore the perspectives of corporate, agency and research consultancy as panelists share their experiences enabling more fully integrated business public relations, marketing and business decision-making. Mark Weiner; Jackie Matthews; Allan Dib; On-Demand
Corporate Communications Section
How Corporate Storytelling can Engage Investors and Drive Value
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Communication Strategy, Measurement & ROI, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
To compete in today’s global markets, companies not only need a truly differentiated value proposition but a thoughtful strategy to demonstrate and reinforce this value proposition for investors. Rob Berick; On-Demand
Telling Our Story, Building our Organizational Pride
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Branding, Communication Strategy, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
Participants will learn that through customer service, organizational pride efforts and storytelling, organizations can take control of their own brands and help build fact-based narratives in media environments that can sometimes come across as less than fully balanced. Monique Farmer, APR; Kala Morrissey; On-Demand
Association/Nonprofit Section
On-Demand Section Webinar
Categories: Communication Strategy, Social Media, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
This webinar will explore how people make decisions, how ideas spread, and how social influence shapes behavior. Jonah Berger, Ph.D.; On-Demand
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Communication Strategy, Social Media, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
In this webinar, attendees will learn about integrated digital marketing, how new-style comms agencies are pitching and proving ROI. Stella Bayles; On-Demand
PRSA Webinar Features Researchers Behind Major Brand Sentiment Study
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Branding, Communication Strategy, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
This webinar will explore this idea using IBM software to examine sentiment from 180 million blogs, 15 million forums and a statistically valid random sample of 10 percent of all Twitter data. Participants will also learn how news about earnings, products and other business topics have nowhere near the positive impact as corporate social responsibility initiatives. Christian Schoen; Dave Armon; Lawrence Bowdish; On-Demand
5 Tips for Developing Stronger Communication with Employees
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Communication Strategy, Leadership & Management
Included with PRSA Membership.
This webinar as we explore five ideas for developing your professional communication delivery with employees. Suzanne Updegraff; On-Demand
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Communication Strategy, Emerging Trends, Media Relations, Social Media, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
This webinar will explore new media pitching techniques that communication professionals are using to land more than their share of media coverage this year. Michael Smart; On-Demand
How to Future-Proof Yourself, Fearlessly Innovate, and Succeed in the New Normal
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Branding, Communication Strategy, Emerging Trends, Leadership & Management, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
Even the most successful organizations must continually reinvent themselves, their solutions, and their PR + outreach strategies to remain market leaders in an age of growing change, connectivity and globalization. In this eye-opening presentation, audiences will learn how to thrive in the new operating reality, create competitive advantage, and successfully leverage new leadership strategies to adapt to changing times. From more powerful ways to unleash innovation to solutions for better capitalizing on cutting-edge advancements, discover how you and your organization can flourish in tomorrow's world – and effectively apply its most crucial success strategies and skills in context. Scott Steinberg; On-Demand
Tips for Communicating Expectations to Build Trust and Credibility
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Communication Strategy, Leadership & Management, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
Join us for this webinar as we discuss the value of setting expectations for performance results and for developing a professional relationship filled with trust and credibility. Suzanne Updegraff; On-Demand
Crafting Messages that Motivate
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Communication Strategy, Techniques & Tactics, Writing
Included with PRSA Membership.
This webinar will share best practices for PR and Communication professionals on how to craft messages that motivate your audiences. Ken O’Quinn; On-Demand
The Plan, the Process and the Possibilities
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Communication Strategy, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
All successful business professionals set goals on a consistent, annual basis. Achieving the goals you set and managing the process is a vital way to move forward in your career. During this Webinar you will learn not only the relevance of setting and achieving goals, but how to focus on the targets of importance both to you as an individual performer and to your organization. Suzanne Updegraff; On-Demand
How GE Power is Transforming its Communications and Culture to Adapt to the Digital Era
Case in Point Replay
Categories: Communication Strategy, Emerging Trends, Leadership & Management, Social Media, Techniques & Tactics

Coming soon to an industry near you: Digital Transformation. Competition, innovation, and marketplace disruption are forcing companies to up their digital game, and employees have to be on board for businesses to survive, and thrive. GE, aiming to become the world’s first Digital Industrial Company, and a top ten software provider by 2020, created an employee communications strategy that would encompass education, engagement, and enthusiasm: Digifit. Positioned as a “gym for the mind,” DigiFit combines videos, gamification elements, and live events to help strengthen the idea of digital training as entertaining and gratifying, and to encourage all employees to progress through the entire program. Feedback and outcomes have been overwhelmingly positive, with active engagement levels at 22%, more than double the typical engagement level for employee-facing campaigns.

David W. McCulloch; Adam Tucker;
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Communication Strategy, Emerging Trends, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
Join contributor Stephen Dupont, APR, vice president of public relations and branded content for the creative and brand shop Pocket Hercules, and a frequent contributor to Public Relations Tactics, to learn how to start developing the mindset of a futurist, and to explore major trends that are likely to change our workplaces, our relationships with others, and our culture. Stephen Dupont, APR; On-Demand
What’s Working and What’s Not in Rapidly Shifting Media Landscape
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Communication Strategy, Emerging Trends, Media Relations, Social Media
Included with PRSA Membership.
Join media pitching expert Michael Smart to learn what new techniques his clients will be using in 2018 to land more than their share of media coverage this year. Michael Smart; On-Demand
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Communication Strategy, Techniques & Tactics, Writing
Included with PRSA Membership.
Customers and employees demand authenticity, but your senior leaders don't have time to write for multiple audiences and platforms. Learn to use the techniques of modern ghostwriting to create compelling content that captures your subject's "voice." Blythe Campbell, APR; On-Demand
Travel & Tourism Section
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Communication Strategy, Crisis & Reputation
Included with PRSA Membership.
Executives from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s communications team will share insights from the frontline on how they sprang into action to address this unthinkable crime. Jacqueline Ann Peterson; On-Demand
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Communication Strategy, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
Today, media and customers are bombarded. How do PR and communications cut through the noise? With science — knowing how your customers are hard-wired to respond. In this webinar, attendees will learn how science is used to strategize messages to create high-value outcomes. Elizabeth Edwards; On-Demand
The Storytelling Edition
On-Demand Case in Point Bundle
Categories: Branding, Communication Strategy, Techniques & Tactics
Learn how the Cleveland Clinic integrates news, and health, wellness and medical innovation stories to create one of the nation's top healthcare portals. "Health Essentials" has more than 5 million monthly visitors, and its impressive social media following includes more than 2 million Facebook fans and 1.4 million Twitter followers. Eileen Sheil; On-Demand
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Communication Strategy, Emerging Trends
Included with PRSA Membership.
This webinar will explore the top five trends in social cause advocacy that actually make it more difficult to effectively communicate on the issues. We will use the latest in strategic framing research to prove it. Shaun E. Adamec; On-Demand
Public Affairs and Government Section
On-Demand Section Webinar
Categories: Communication Strategy, Social Media, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
Learn how the City of Mesa implemented new strategies and planning tools to grow its following, enhance its messaging and strengthen its image on social media. You’ll leave this session with actionable tactics and guides. Amy McConnell ; Julia Thompson; On-Demand
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Communication Strategy, Leadership & Management, Measurement & ROI
Included with PRSA Membership.
If a picture is worth 1,000 words, do you know why? Join us for this webinar to learn the importance of data visualization and find out how you can improve the delivery of data and analysis in your presentations to impact how you are perceived. Cyndi W. Greenglass; On-Demand
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Communication Strategy, Crisis & Reputation, Social Media
Included with PRSA Membership.
When an unimaginable tragedy strikes your community or your business, are you prepared to respond and endure the short- and long-term impacts? Hear directly from a panel of public relations experts detailing their response to the Orlando nightclub shooting. Heather Fagan; On-Demand
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Communication Strategy, Crisis & Reputation, Leadership & Management, Social Media
Included with PRSA Membership.
How do you get your CSR work to cut through social and traditional media overload? Learn how an integrated campaign that included award-winning videos shared on social, a thought leadership and executive visibility platform, and an innovative CSR report launch strategy drove stakeholder engagement, local and national media coverage, and increased corporate reputation. Carol Clark; Jackie Janus; On-Demand
Corporate Communications Section
Incorporating Digital Strategies for PR Success
On-Demand Section Webinar
Categories: Communication Strategy, Social Media, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
Featuring a diverse mix of communications veterans from agency, in-house corporate and consumer areas, this webinar will provide tips on how to improve within strategic communications planning as well as discuss how the industry is evolving to deal with this emerging reality. Amar Braithwaite; Tulani Elisa ; David Rosen; Tyler Brown; Errol Cockfield; On-Demand
The Corporate Social Responsibility Edition
July 25, 2018 | Case in Point
Categories: Branding, Communication Strategy, Leadership & Management, Techniques & Tactics
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) isn’t just a nice thing to do — it's a business imperative. Setting and implementing initiatives is a good start, but developing sustainable branded CSR initiatives that demonstrate a measurable return on investment that aligns with business objectives is the goal. Jon Sullivan; Live Online

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