Upcoming Public Relations Training Events

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May 16– June 20, 2018 | Live Online Course
Category: Crisis & Reputation
The Reputation Risk Management (RRM) Certificate Program is designed to equip management-level communicators with advanced perspective, best practices and a practical, implementation-ready approach to managing Reputation Risk.
Aug. 15– Sept. 19, 2018 | Live Online Course
Categories: Leadership & Management, Measurement & ROI
The Measurement and Analytics Certificate Program goes well beyond simply measuring the effectiveness of communication. You will also learn how to build research into the beginning of your communications planning process in ways that are fast, easy and inexpensive. Also, at the end of resource-intensive communication campaigns that involve audience behavior changes, you’ll be able to calculate the marginal ROI on your organization’s communication investment.
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;
April 24, 2018 | Webinar, On-Demand Available May 1
Categories: Leadership & Management, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
During this 60-minute webinar, Slater will share insights and learning from launching a boutique agency, building a reputable brand and culture, and managing a (mostly) millennial staff to drive success. Alexander Slater; Live Online
April 25–27, 2018 | Conference | Washington, D.C.
The Health Academy Conference is ideal if you work in health care or an organization allied to the field, or in a public relations agency serving health care clients. Held each spring, this annual conference provides industry perspective and communications strategies that will benefit your career. At a time of momentous change within the health care field, this conference will help you and your organization prepare for the future. In-Person
The New Rules of Crisis Management in the Digital Age
April 26, 2018 | Sponsored Webinar, On-Demand Available May 3
Category: Crisis & Reputation
Included with PRSA Membership.
The webinair will bring to life Chapter 3 of the recently issued e-book, "The New Rules of Crisis Management", published by RockDove, with distribution and promotional support from the PRSA. The webinar explores how you leverage employees as advocates, ambassadors and authentic voices during a crisis in the digital age. The webinar will step through some best practices, the case for employee engagement early and often, and how to build your own coalition of ambassadors. Necole J. Merritt; Live Online
Presented by PRSA and Wylie Communications
May 1–2, 2018 | Workshop | Denver, Colo.
Category: Writing
Ann Wylie; In-Person
May 1, 2018 | Webinar, On-Demand Available May 8
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; Live Online
May 6–8, 2018 | Conference | Toronto, ON
Public relations agency owners and senior counselors come together at the Counselors Academy Conference to learn new strategies for managing their operations, clients and employees. In-Person
May 10, 2018 | Webinar, On-Demand Available May 17
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; Live Online
Stand Out With Compelling Messages and Engaging Stories
May 11, 2018 | Workshop | New York, N.Y.
Categories: Branding, Techniques & Tactics, Writing
You are a leader, a rising star, an independent practitioner, or an expert in your field. But how do you stand out from the crowd? Executive presence is no longer a nice-to-have in the global arena — it is essential to win the next deal, land the next assignment, lead a great team, impact change and drive the bottom line. Jay Sullivan; In-Person
Corporate Communications Section
Incorporating Digital Strategies for PR Success
May 15, 2018 | Section Webinar, On-Demand Available May 22
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; Live Online
May 16–18, 2018 | Conference | Nashville, Tenn.
Designed for employee communications professionals, this event focuses on the latest digital and on-site approaches to optimize approaches leveraging your most valuable resource — your team. In-Person
May 22, 2018 | Webinar, On-Demand Available May 29
Categories: Communication Strategy, Crisis & Reputation, Social Media
Included with PRSA Membership.
Mayo Clinic, a worldwide destination medical center with more than 40,000 employees, is in some ways connected to many of the socially significant events that occur around the world, whether it be a tragedy such as the shootings in Orlando, the death of a pop icon like Prince or a movement like Black Lives Matter. How does Mayo Clinic evaluate and respond to these events in a way that’s timely and reflective of the organization’s culture, purpose and priorities? Matthew John Kucharski, APR; Live Online
May 29, 2018 | Webinar, On-Demand Available June 5
Categories: Crisis & Reputation, Media Relations, Social Media, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
With the proliferation and quick rise in popularity of “rogue” and “alt” sites, public relations professionals must take heed. A new era of crisis communication is upon us. Regina Luttrell, Ph.D.; Susan Emerick; Jamie Ward, Ph.D.; Live Online
Put your time and effort where their eyes are
May 31, 2018 | Webinar, On-Demand Available June 7 through June 21
Categories: Techniques & Tactics, Writing
Included with PRSA Membership.
Web visitors don’t read. They skim. Increase your return on your writing time and effort by putting your messages where their eyes are — in the display copy. Ann Wylie; Live Online
June 1–3, 2018 | Conference | Scottsdale, Ariz.
In-Person
June 3–6, 2018 | Conference | New Orleans, La.
Designed for travel and hospitality communicators, the Travel and Tourism Conference features essential information, to put your career and organization on the fast track for success, including nimble approaches to help make the most of your staff, budget and time. In-Person
June 5, 2018 | Webinar, On-Demand Available June 12
Categories: Media Relations, Social Media
Included with PRSA Membership.
The inclusion of video in reporters’ stories continues to increase. Georgia Tech’s media relations team has found repeated success coupling press releases and media pitches with video packages. This webinar will expand on these strategies to explain when incorporating video is the correct approach. We’ll explore how video influences our social media engagements, taking a closer look at gifs, short video segments and live elements. Jason Maderer; Steven Norris; Live Online
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
June 7, 2018 | Webinar, On-Demand Available June 14
Categories: Emerging Trends, Social Media, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
From collaboration and messaging technologies to social media and mobile apps, new technologies are transforming how communications professionals do their work. This webinar will highlight best practices that leading companies are utilizing to shape the technological landscape of the communications industry today and tomorrow. Jeff Corbin; Live Online
Presented by PRSA and Wylie Communications
June 12–13, 2018 | Workshop | Chicago, Ill.
Category: Writing
Ann Wylie; In-Person
June 14–16, 2018 | Conference | Kansas City, Mo.
This event will focus on the multi-disciplinary interests of public affairs professionals, and share valuable resources for communicators who hold public affairs roles in the private and NGO sectors as well as in local, state and/or national governmental bodies and the military. It will feature productive opportunities for professional development, idea exchange and networking. In-Person
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
Catch Your Readers with These Writing Basics
July 19, 2018 | Webinar, On-Demand Available July 26 through Aug. 9
Categories: Techniques & Tactics, Writing
Included with PRSA Membership.
It’s counterintuitive, but true: The product is never the topic. The program is never the topic. The plan is never the topic. The topic is never the topic. The reader is always the topic. Ann Wylie; Live Online
Presented by PRSA and Wylie Communications
July 25–26, 2018 | Workshop | Portland, Ore.
Category: Writing
Ann Wylie; In-Person
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 A. Sullivan; Live Online
New Professionals Section
Aug. 9, 2018 | Conference | New York, N.Y.
At this specialized conference, attendees will gain practical tactics and industry insight through sessions designed specifically with new professionals in mind and have the chance to learn from and network with fellow new professionals who are also determined to become the industry’s next leaders. In-Person
Aug. 9–10, 2018 | Conference | Anaheim, Calif.
The PRSA InterSections Conference will feature three distinct Learning Tracks with programming specifically tailored for the needs of technology, financial, entertainment and sports communicators. Attendees will select their Learning Track during the registration process, and will join a series of breakout sessions curated by leaders in each industry. The program will also bring attendees together for shared general sessions and networking. In-Person
Sept. 4, 2018 | Webinar, On-Demand Available Sept. 11
Category: Leadership & Management
Included with PRSA Membership.
This Webinar will focus on the subject of talent. We will discuss innovative ways to address those areas where you do not believe that your talent is matching the needs of the organization. We will create a plan for focusing on talent initiatives that can enhance your career and add value to your organization. Suzanne Updegraff; Live Online
Presented by PRSA and Wylie Communications
Sept. 6–7, 2018 | Workshop | Atlanta, Ga.
Categories: Writing, Media Relations
Ann Wylie; In-Person
Discover How to Craft the Perfect Pitch and Get Placements Without Pitching
Sept. 13–14, 2018 | Workshop | New York, N.Y.
Category: Media Relations
Join media pitching coach Michael Smart as he presents a two-day event designed to help PR pros achieve superior results in today’s quickly changing media landscape. Michael Smart; In-Person
How to write e-zines and email blasts
Sept. 20, 2018 | Webinar, On-Demand Available Sept. 27 through Oct. 11
Categories: Techniques & Tactics, Writing
Included with PRSA Membership.
In this environment, how do we get the word out via email? Ann Wylie; Live Online
Best Practices for Using Visual Storytelling Tactics in Media-Facing Assets and Beyond
Sept. 21, 2018 | Workshop | Washington, D.C.
Categories: Branding, Media Relations, Techniques & Tactics
Visual storytelling done well increases engagement, explains and summarizes complex information, speeds up comprehension, tugs the heartstrings and motivates action. This is why visuals are now at the heart of brand identity and content creation to a greater degree than ever before. This workshop will discuss tactics for creating and sharing highly branded, engaging and transferable media-facing assets. Malayna Evans, Ph.D.; In-Person
Presented by PRSA and Wylie Communications
Oct. 2–3, 2018 | Workshop | Dallas, Texas
Category: Writing
Ann Wylie; In-Person
Oct. 5–9, 2018 | Conference | Austin, Texas
In-Person
Association/Nonprofit Section
Oct. 6, 2018 | Conference | Austin, Texas
In today’s shifting funding environment, professionals in associations and nonprofits are going to have accomplish more with even fewer resources, coping with tight budgets in the best of times. The solution is to identify and acquire the tools and techniques to become more efficient and effective. This event focuses on providing leading edge, practical methods and tools to communications, public relations, and fundraising professionals working in associations and nonprofit organizations, as well as the firms that provide services to these organizations. In-Person
Oct. 7–9, 2018 | Conference | Austin, Texas
International Conference offers practical insight and networking for public relations professionals of all career levels, sectors, work environments and industries. Demonstrating value with actionable best practices is what drives the PRSA community and is the focus of this annual event. In-Person
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
Presented by PRSA and Wylie Communications
Nov. 7–8, 2018 | Workshop | Washington, D.C.
Categories: Writing, Social Media
Ann Wylie; In-Person
Learn to Engage Readers with Creative Writing
Nov. 15, 2018 | Webinar, On-Demand Available Nov. 22 through Dec. 6
Categories: Techniques & Tactics, Writing
Included with PRSA Membership.
In this creative nonfiction writing webinar, you’ll learn how to write copy that grabs attention, keeps it longer, communicates more clearly, enhances credibility and is more likely to go viral. Ann Wylie; Live Online
Dec. 6–7, 2018 | Conference | San Diego, Calif.
Categories: Techniques & Tactics, Emerging Trends
The PRSA Marketing and Digital Communications Conference will help communicators understand and gain knowledge in the areas of digital and traditional marketing that intersect with communications practices. Communicators will learn from experts in the field of digital and traditional marketing to help build a stronger foundation in components of marketing that consistently overlap with communications. In-Person
Dec. 11, 2018 | Webinar, On-Demand Available Dec. 18
Categories: Leadership & Management, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
This webinar is ideal for closing the year and starting fresh on quality initiatives. It is easy to continue performing in the same way year after year. We will discuss how learning the three primary tools for upgrading the quality of your conversations, your projects and your engagement will prepare you for 2019. Suzanne Updegraff; Live Online

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