Write for Reach and Results
On-Demand Online Course
Category: Writing
This comprehensive e-learning course encompasses every major writing skill and technique required of a professional media relations communicator. Divided into four learning modules, this turnkey program covers the cornerstones of today’s demanding PR writing skillset, including thinking and writing like a journalist, ensuring clean and flawless copy, writing superior press releases and pitches, and applying creativity and style for greater impact. Michael Smart; On-Demand
On-Demand Online Course
Category: Leadership & Management
The Communicating to Manage Performance (CMP) Certificate Program is a dynamic skills-based certificate of completion course designed to empower managers, team leaders and supervisors to build performance every day, through effective, consistent workplace communication. This online course will enable you to take advantage of emerging management best practices that focus on day-to-day behavior and tangible high-performance results. On-Demand
On-Demand Online Course
Category: Leadership & Management
Acknowledging Ideas promotes creativity and innovation by creating a climate where people’s input is valued and encouraged. This skill application will allow you to learn how and why your team is — and is not — offering ways to improve day-to-day tasks and develop innovative approaches to change the scope of your department or organization. Participants will also find it beneficial to merge other CMP skills with this technique for stronger use and application. On-Demand
On-Demand Online Course
Category: Leadership & Management
Active Listening enables you to gain information, engage employees and build trust. Participants will discover how to listen in new ways, how to gain information they aren’t hearing the first time and how to support and develop their teams. Utilizing this skill as a thinking process instead of a hearing process enables you to strengthen your relationships at all levels in your organization. On-Demand
On-Demand Online Course
Category: Leadership & Management
Describing Behavior enables you to communicate clearly and objectively. This course will discuss the necessary reasons why describing behavior is beneficial for both you as the manager and your direct reports. You’ll also discover when to describe behavior and through the online learning application you will learn how to polish your language with this imperative technique. On-Demand
On-Demand Online Course
Category: Leadership & Management
Giving Corrective Feedback teaches managers how to provide effective feedback for correcting behavior that is not aligned with the organizational mission or direction. This skill will also provide behavior-based feedback for employees who are exhibiting inappropriate communication or actions. Correcting performance deficiencies is often difficult to deliver, but the 7-step process embedded in this module will allow you a roadmap for delivering tough messages and provides a clear outcome for future expectations in performance change. On-Demand
On-Demand Online Course
Category: Leadership & Management
Giving Positive Feedback helps create the best possible performance by recognizing and reinforcing effective behaviors and results. In a fast-paced world where the words “good job” encompass most of our positive feedback to employees, you will learn how to specifically provide feedback that is informative and useful for your team. This skill builds tremendous trust when others are communicating with you and combined with the skills of Using I-Statements and Describing Behavior allow your professionalism to develop in greater ways. On-Demand
On-Demand Online Course
Category: Leadership & Management
Using I-Statements enables you to express your viewpoint in a way that promotes personal accountability for speaking, listening and collaboration. I-Statements build personal accountability for your management voice and enhance your level of professionalism in providing feedback both positive and corrective. On-Demand
A Playbook for Earning Positive Coverage
On-Demand Online Course
Category: Techniques & Tactics
Most PR pros send pitches that are destined to fail from the start. If your pitch shows up like everyone else’s, it will be treated like everyone else’s — it will be ignored. In this comprehensive e-learning course, you’ll discover how to craft a pitch that gets noticed. Gain the tools and insights you need to transform yourself into a master of the cold email pitch. Discover pitching skills that are beyond the reach of your average PR pro. Accurately and effectively measure what you do, so that your client or employer knows what they’re getting from your efforts. Michael Smart; On-Demand
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
Category: Crisis & Reputation
Effective crisis communication can help organizations maintain trust, inspire consumer confidence and build competitive advantage. Recent poorly handled crises in business, government and nonprofits show how ineffective crisis communication can set an organization back significantly. Designed as an on-demand, certificate of completion program, the Crisis Communication Certificate Program will equip management-level communicators with best practices in industry perspectives by sharing resources and ideas, and working through various crises. On-Demand
This module will explore the foundations of an effective crisis response including decision criteria and levers of trust. Participants will learn the core principles of effective crisis response. We’ll address the drivers of trust in the context of fulfilling expectations. What would reasonable people appropriately expect a responsible organization to do in this situation? Learn how to quickly prevent reputational harm with the core expectation that the organization cares. On-Demand
On-Demand Online Course
Category: Crisis & Reputation
The module will address communications approaches to should be considered when an organization has made a mistake and seeks to express that publicly, but in doing so must also consider the potential risks involved including potential litigation. On-Demand
On-Demand Online Course
Category: Crisis & Reputation
In this module, participants will learn about telling a narrative to both internal and external audiences. We’ll dive into techniques for building and sustaining a corporate narrative while mastering ways to build trust through the power of storytelling. On-Demand
On-Demand Online Course
Category: Crisis & Reputation
This module will cover how to persuade CEOs and other senior executives to make productive decisions and engage stakeholders in a crisis. We’ll address getting CEOs and other executives to communicate effectively in a crisis. On-Demand
This module provides an in depth look at creating the operational readiness for a crisis. Specifically, how to identify executive’s roles in a crisis and developing clear processes. We’ll cover how to establish internal crisis communications response structures and teams while developing processes and protocols for effective rapid response. On-Demand
Preparing for a crisis requires asking certain questions in the right order. This module describes the rigor necessary to assure that a crisis plan will predictably result in a well-handled crisis. Carpenters know that they must measure twice and cut once — communication and public relations professionals need to follow the same discipline to ensure their communication plan is right and communicated effectively the first time. On-Demand
Get More Placements, Page Views and Shares by Showing Up the Smart Way
On-Demand Online Course
Category: Writing
Part one of the four-part e-learning course, “The Definitive Guide to PR Writing.” This module offers detailed skill-building techniques to create compelling communications materials. Michael Smart; On-Demand
Part two of the four-part e-learning course, “The Definitive Guide to PR Writing.” This module offers detailed skill-building techniques to create compelling communications materials. Michael Smart; On-Demand
Master Proofreading Principles and Grammar for Boosting Your Credibility and Results
On-Demand Online Course
Category: Writing
Part three of the four-part e-learning course, “The Definitive Guide to PR Writing.” This module offers detailed skill-building techniques to create compelling communications materials. Michael Smart; On-Demand
How to Set Your PR Writing Apart From Everyone Else and Maximize Your Impact
On-Demand Online Course
Category: Writing
Part four of the four-part e-learning course, “The Definitive Guide to PR Writing.” This module offers detailed skill-building techniques to create compelling communications materials. Michael Smart; 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
On-Demand Online Course
Category: Crisis & Reputation
Corporate Reputation Management (RM) is a concept at the core of the Communication’s profession — one that has matured into a management discipline over the past 20 years that extends beyond traditional domain of the function. As it has matured and expanded into the realm of business strategy and corporate governance, Communicators are seen as the go-to experts inside their organizations. On-Demand
On-Demand Online Course
Category: Crisis & Reputation
Aside from Communications, only the CEO role is structured to care more about Corporate Reputation. Participants will gain perspectives about the increasing pressures facing today’s businesses and its leadership. This module will provide practical tips for framing issues about the company, winning CEO support and partnering with senior leadership to strengthen your organization’s Reputation. On-Demand
On-Demand Online Course
Category: Crisis & Reputation
Fitting Reputation into an org. structure can be difficult. In this module, participants will hear from an executive who has managed the evolution while also tying together the concepts of Corporate Reputation, Corporate Brand and Corporate Responsibility. On-Demand
On-Demand Online Course
Category: Crisis & Reputation
Google “Reputation Management” and you’ll quickly learn that SEO companies have hijacked the term for “ORM”, rather than the strategic management discipline. At the same time, new digital and social tools present the greatest threat (and opportunity) for your organization’s Reputation. In this module, participants will explore how to connect the dots from an exec who has led the way. On-Demand
One of the best ways to help your organization understand Reputation is through quantification. This module will explore how to be pragmatic, targeted and actionable when you bring measurement to your organization. On-Demand
On-Demand Online Course
Category: Crisis & Reputation
Too often, Corporate Reputation and Corporate Responsibility are disconnected. In this module, participants will hear from an executive who has seen the evolution and can demonstrate the links among Corporate Reputation, Corporate Social Responsibility and Stakeholder engagement. Additionally, this module will further explain to participants a path forward of how to set the vision for their organization. On-Demand
On-Demand Online Course
Category: Crisis & Reputation
Since 1989, the leadership team at Heyman Associates has built a reputation as trusted advisors to CEOs by focusing on one thing and doing it well. From the start, they have immersed themselves in one profession: communications and public affairs. This module will discuss the importance of focusing on building an evolved skill set as you plan the next steps of your career as a Reputation Champion. On-Demand
On-Demand Online Course
Category: Crisis & Reputation
Managing across divisions and geographies can be challenging. This module offers tips and techniques for winning support of your programs across all management levels. Participants will learn how to align business objectives, build stakeholder relationships, address operational issues and enhance their organizations’ reputation. On-Demand
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;

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