Fill Your Garden

Mentorship & Making Lasting Connections

Open to All PRSA Members | Hosted by the New Professionals Section

This webinar is not currently available. Email the Professional Development Department to inquire about future availability of this program.

Category: Emerging Trends

Join PRSA's New Professionals Section as we speak with Kelly Davis, APR, and Lori Marble, APR, Fellow PRSA, to learn more about building your professional network, leveraging it to further your career and what role mentorship can play in doing so. Attendees will learn the importance of mentorship and professional relationships in furthering your career, what kinds of mentors you should look for, how to be a great mentor and mentee at any career stage and the most effective ways to make, build and maintain these connections.

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Explain what mentorship is and how it can help further your career
  • Understand the importance of building lasting relationships
  • Identify what makes a good mentor and mentee, as well as how to be both
  • Understand effective ways to connect with professional contacts and build lasting, mutually beneficial relationships.


Kelly J. Davis, APR, public relations instructor, University of South Carolina

Photo of Kelly J. Davis, APR

Davis' specialty areas are strategic public relations planning, branding, grassroots advocacy, government relations and consumer marketing. She is the President of South Carolina PRSA; the National Professional Adviser to PRSSA; and a former member of the PRSA National Board of Directors.

Lori Leigh Marble, APR, Fellow PRSA, director of strategic innovation, Mercy Hospital Joplin

Photo of Lori Leigh Marble, APR, Fellow PRSA

Marble serves as the Director for Strategic Innovation at Mercy Hospital Joplin. Before entering health care, Marble held public relations positions in higher education, government, and as an independent practitioner. Marble was inducted into the College of Fellows in 2015 and currently serves as mentoring co-chair. She earned her Accreditation in Public Relations in 2008 and has served in leadership roles in the Southwest Missouri PRSA chapter.


Participants with the APR credential earn 1.0 APR Maintenance Credit for a webinar. Learn more about Accreditation maintenance.