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Accreditation Preparation & Maintenance

Use Your Business Literacy to Communicate With the CEO, Improve the Outcomes of Your Strategies and Tactics, and More
On-Demand Webinar
Increase Your Chances of Being Advanced
On-Demand Webinar
Learn how to gain the experience you need in order to present a well-rounded body of work, as well as how to put your best foot forward and clearly communicate what you know to the Readiness Review panel.
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The How-To of Accreditation
On-Demand Webinar
How do you start prepping? Learn what is expected, get organized, study the right materials and follow the right process — this is the best way to earn the APR credential.
Learn to Analyze Scenario-Based Questions to Increase Your Examination Success
On-Demand Webinar
Has it been a while since you’ve taken a multiple-choice exam? Increase your understanding of the multiple-choice environment, and participate in demonstration exercises.
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Prepare for Your +M Readiness Review
On-Demand Webinar
The Accreditation in Public Relations + Military Communication (APR+M) is an enhanced certification from the well-established Accreditation in Public Relations (APR). The APR+M signifies that an individual meets all APR qualifications, as well as possesses a rigorous knowledge surrounding military public affairs.
RPIE Readiness for the Examination for Accreditation in Public Relations
On-Demand Webinar
The four-step public relations process — Research, Planning, Implementation and Evaluation (RPIE) — makes up the largest portion of the APR computer-based Examination for Accreditation in Public Relations. Join fellow APR candidates for an overview of RPIE, and learn how to prepare for the Examination questions related to the process.
Essential Steps to Consider
On-Demand Webinar
Learn the steps you should consider when creating a PR plan, with a focus on pinpointing the desired behaviors of each target audience.
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Their Importance on the APR Examination
On-Demand Webinar
Gain insight into a variety of communications models and theories, and learn how they can help you prioritize your target markets, develop relevant messages, and establish credibility and trust.
The ROI on the APR
On-Demand Webinar
This fast-paced webinar delivers insights from successful practitioners who give concrete examples of how the APR took their career to the next level, and how it continues to deliver value.
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Oct. 8–11, 2014 | Course | Washington, D.C.
Designed to provide a setting that will meet the needs of busy professionals, this four-day intensive helps to prepare and advance candidates though the Readiness Review™ and take the computer-based APR Examination.

Branding

On-Demand Webinar
Build brands with public relations insights and strategies. Create a significant brand experience that will deepen emotion and drive engagement.
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Independent Practitioners Alliance
How Content Marketing Is Changing PR Storytelling
On-Demand Section Webinar
Companies are opting to hire in-house social media experts for brand development and evangelism. This puts PR pros in a unique position to lead the way in message and story development. In this session, you’ll receive insights and tips to help you expand and transform your storytelling into content marketing.
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Gina Milani
Public Affairs and Government Section
Best Practices for Communicators
Oct. 7, 2014 | Section Webinar, On-Demand Available Oct. 14
Environmental performance has become a strategic business imperative for businesses of all types. In this session, you’ll gain best practices to help you avoid greenwashing, while at the same time, bolstering your organizations’ environmental credentials.

Communication Strategy

On-Demand Webinar
Explore the fundamentals of strategic thinking, from mission, values and vision to the basic elements of strategy.
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On-Demand Webinar
Develop the connection between strategy development and execution using strategic communication.
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Gaining and Maintaining Consent
On-Demand Webinar
Community decision-making is always values-driven Find out how to build trust and confidence with the public by addressing their concerns and core values, while avoiding fatal strategies that minimize, trivialize, ignore or belittle those values.
Obtain Maximum Rewards from Marketplace Trends
On-Demand Webinar
The increasing emphasis on targeting core audiences, identifying active influencers and establishing relevant benchmarks presents a professional challenge. Learn about tactics and the related tools that enable you to leverage your PR and communication efforts.
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Association/Nonprofit Section
Align Your Cause to Inspire Member Giving
On-Demand Section Webinar
Movement Marketing is a new marketing model that is built upon an idea that is on the rise in culture. Learn how to move from traditional marketing brainstorms and product-centric engagements to culturally-centered movements about the group.
Communicating with Key Audiences to Ensure Global Food Security
On-Demand Webinar
By 2050, the world’s population will grow from seven billion to nine billion people. DuPont saw a responsibility to act, and recognized that it could be the catalyst that brings together key audiences to create solutions for ensuring global food security.
A Fun, Fearless Approach to Corporate Storytelling
On-Demand Webinar
Hear how you can bring consumer engagement to the forefront of digital corporate communications strategy by becoming a fun and fearless corporate storyteller, creating shared value, establishing open dialogue with consumers, and utilizing social syndication.
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How Brands Successfully Culture-Jack the Big Moments
On-Demand Webinar
Take advantage of national headlines with approaches to confidently loosen rigid planning processes and respond to risk-averse leadership.
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Inspiring Your Staff and Supporters to Love Your Brand
On-Demand Webinar
“The Passion Conversation” is about how to get people to fall passionately and madly in love with your organization or cause. Learn how loving your customers results in not just building a thriving community, but also driving meaningful conversations and ultimately impacting the financial success of a business
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Understanding the Basics
On-Demand Webinar
Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) is an often-misunderstood practice within the marketing, media and advertising industries. IMC is a simple concept that ensures that all marketing tools are carefully integrated so that they work together for stronger results — and public relations professionals are usually at the apex of it all.
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A Blueprint for Efficient Problem Solving
On-Demand Webinar
Learn how Compression Planning (CP) can take a diverse group from the idea to the outcome, as well as the items you need to create your own CP process. You’ll gain practical, hands-on experience to help you solve actual business problems.
Global Affairs Committee
Public Relations Writ Large
Sept. 18, 2014 | Webinar, On-Demand Available Sept. 25
“Public diplomacy” can certainly be considered as one of the applications of the core principles of our profession to improving international harmony. Public diplomacy experts discuss how the profession can manifest its higher-calling principles by contributing to the building of a fully functional, harmonious global society.
Key Concepts and Techniques of Effective Public Relations
Oct. 28–29, 2014 | Course | Chicago, Ill.
Gain a clear understanding of public relations and communications concepts and techniques through lectures, case study presentations, discussions and group exercises. Examine the theory and practice of major issues facing the profession.
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Working Smarter in the Ever-Changing Communications Landscape
Dec. 5, 2014 | Course | New York, N.Y.
Thanks to the speed of the information age, business communicators in the second decade of the new millennium are grappling with having to function in a rapidly-changing landscape.
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Key Concepts and Techniques of Effective Public Relations
Dec. 9–10, 2014 | Course | Boston, Mass.
Gain a clear understanding of public relations and communications concepts and techniques through lectures, case study presentations, discussions and group exercises. Examine the theory and practice of major issues facing the profession.
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Conferences

Leading the Way: A Fearless Future for PR
Oct. 12–14, 2014 | Conference | Washington, D.C.
Designed by communicators for communicators to increase ROI, the PRSA 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.
April 15–17, 2015 | Conference | Washington, D.C.
Public relations counselors in higher education come together at the CHE Senior Summit to learn new communications strategies to advance their college or university.
A View From the Cliff: Insights and Inspiration to Help Your Agency Soar
May 3–5, 2015 | Conference | Dana Point, Calif.
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.
May 13–15, 2015 | Conference | Cleveland, Ohio
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.
Distilling the Power of PR — Strategies, Tactics and Relationships That Are Full Proof
June 14–17, 2015 | Conference | Lexington, Ky.
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.

Crisis & Reputation

People Are the Killer App
On-Demand Webinar
Hear about word-of-mouth case studies and learn seven lessons for building and growing a world-of-mouth movement for your brand.
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Board of Ethics and Professional Standards (BEPS)
On-Demand Webinar
Understand how public relations crises can be avoided or mitigated through better ethical decision-making.
Stay Compliant and Stay Out of Trouble
On-Demand Webinar
More and more organizations are tracking how their online content is used across the Web and finding infringers through media monitoring. Find out what you need to do in order to comply and still effectively do your job.
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Moving Beyond Impressions and Tonality to Gauge Media Impacts in a Crisis
On-Demand Webinar
The call from a national reporter wrapping up a major story about your client is like a bolt of lightning on the horizon. Is this a crisis with a lasting impact, or will this blow over? Armed with consumer insights, you can better align your communications with the business and be an even more strategic partner in a crisis.
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People Are the Killer App
On-Demand Webinar
Hear about word-of-mouth case studies and learn seven lessons for building and growing a world-of-mouth movement for your brand.
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Health Academy
Communication Insights From Public Health Responses
On-Demand Section Webinar
Disease outbreaks and health issues have the potential to get significant news media and public attention. Hear lessons learned in preparing for and responding to crises, with an emphasis on public health examples.
How to Think and Advise Management Strategically During Tough Situations and Crises
Sept. 18–19, 2014 | Course | Boston, Mass.
When the going gets tough, how strategic are you? Join senior communicators and communication managers in this two-day immersion session to expand your strategic skills.
Discover How Crisis Teams Work in the Real World
Sept. 30, 2014 | Webinar, On-Demand Available Oct. 7
Go behind the scenes to discover how crisis teams work in the real world, and walk away with specific ideas to help your team overcome stress and uncertainty, and quickly make sound, wise and ethical decisions.
Tactics for Effective News Media and Social Media Relations During a Crisis
Nov. 6, 2014 | Course | Irvine, Calif.
When a crisis hits, how will you cope with the media spotlight? This workshop will help you choose the right tactics to effectively communicate with employees, customers, public officials and other key stakeholders during an issue or crisis.
Writing and Speaking With Words That Resonate
Nov. 10, 2014 | Course | Chicago, Ill.
Many media interviews and spokespeople are ineffective due to one reason — their key messages fail to resonate with audiences. Come ready to write and speak as you are introduced to new methods of writing and delivering key messages.
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How to Think and Advise Management Strategically During Tough Situations and Crises
Dec. 11–12, 2014 | Course | New York, N.Y.
When the going gets tough, how strategic are you? Join senior communicators and communication managers in this two-day immersion session to expand your strategic skills.

Emerging Trends

Educators Academy
Oct. 11, 2014 | Course | Washington, D.C.
What are the latest research and trends in public relations? Learn about what’s “hot” in public relations learning and in the field from both academics and professionals, through panel discussions, research paper presentations and a pedagogical poster session.
Counselors to Higher Education Section
College and University PR Professionals Networking Dinner
Oct. 13, 2014 | Course | Washington, D.C.
Join senior communicators for a rare opportunity to hear from one of the nation’s leading voices on higher education.
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Technology Section
Oct. 28, 2014 | Interactive Discussion
We all know how important statistics are to making a case with a journalist or analyst. One of the richest sources of statistics on the IT industry has been the Society for Information Management’s (SIM) IT Trends Study. Now in its 35th year, the full study will be released in November, but Technology Section members have the opportunity to receive the executive summary and to participate in a Q&A session with the study’s lead researcher, Leon Kappelman, Ph.D.
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Ethics

Board of Ethics and Professional Standards (BEPS)
On-Demand Webinar
Understand how public relations crises can be avoided or mitigated through better ethical decision-making.
Board of Ethics and Professional Standards (BEPS)
Social Media Ethics
On-Demand Webinar
Join members of PRSA’s Board of Ethics and Professional Standards for an examination and discussion of some of the potentially unethical social media behaviors that have been making headlines.
Ethical Challenges in Today’s Mega-Wired Business World
Sept. 25, 2014 | Webinar, On-Demand Available Oct. 2
Ethical communication has played a part in human interactions since prehistoric times, when conquests were recorded on the walls of caves. Today, we have social media to expedite the process. Join us for a lively discussion of ethical challenges facing communicators in today’s mega-wired business world.

Executive Level

PRSA Global Affairs Committee
Successful Communication Strategies in the Land of Everything in the “Year of the Dragon”
On-Demand Section Webinar
Gain insights into how your company can benefit from a strong public relations presence in China during the “Year of the Dragon” and beyond.
On-Demand Webinar
Explore the fundamentals of strategic thinking, from mission, values and vision to the basic elements of strategy.
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On-Demand Webinar
Develop the connection between strategy development and execution using strategic communication.
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Counselors Academy
15 Keys to a World Class Agency Culture
On-Demand Section Webinar
This program covers learnings from the Green Goldfish Project, a quest to find 1,001 examples of unexpected bonuses for employees and how to use them to make employees happy. Learn why the ingredients of a “Green Goldfish” create a stable environment, build high-functioning teams and empower employees to do great things.
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Getting to the Table Earlier and With More Personal Power
On-Demand Webinar
Learn practices that will get you invited into the decision-making process before all the decisions have been made by the high-priced lawyers and outside consultants.
Improvise
On-Demand Webinar
Gain unconventional advice from Fred Cook, CEO of GolinHarris, who will share the street smarts he gained from a lifetime of uncommon experiences that include time spent as an Italian leather salesman, rock-and-roll executive, cross-country tour guide and doorman at a four-star hotel.
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Creating a Real Change Management Plan in Real Time
On-Demand Webinar
Hear about the most successful principles and practices for communicators tasked with advancing organizational change. Gain knowledge about practical models and tools for change management that you can bring home and apply to your own organization.
Using Smart Data to Communicate
On-Demand Webinar
With powerful monitoring and social media intelligence tools, pulling and analyzing large sets of data, i.e. “big data,” is seen as the future of public relations. Explore how to use big data to enhance the results of your communications programs.
Motivate, Inspire and Align Who You Lead
On-Demand Webinar
Gain a better grasp on how to shape strategic messages that can align with those plagued by uncertainty and learn how emotional communication and a leader’s storytelling ability may be an organization’s most powerful tool for change.
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Using Life Experiences to Advance Your Career
On-Demand Webinar
Continue to explore the new reality of building today’s career path with Fred Cook, CEO of GolinHarris. Get insights on turning the experiences you have both at work and in your personal life into career-building steps.
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How to Win Hearts, Minds and Wallets With an Integrated Marketing Approach
On-Demand Webinar
The changing digital media landscape combined with more sophisticated consumer behaviors means brands are competing for time and attention with other companies, as well as their customers. Learn about the foundation of an integrated marketing and PR strategy.
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A Path to Redemption for Public Speakers
On-Demand Webinar
Solid presentation skills can help PR pros win new business, gain approval for projects and budgets, rally teams, motivate employees and better position themselves as industry and community leaders. Gain practical techniques to overcome the deadliest of presentation sins.
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Develop a Framework for Delivering Recommendations
On-Demand Webinar
Executives are a tough audience and can quickly throw you or your conversation off track. Hear insights into the executive perspective, expectations in an executive conversation, development of compelling message and conversational frameworks, as well as how to avoid common mistakes.
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Inspiring Your Staff and Supporters to Love Your Brand
On-Demand Webinar
“The Passion Conversation” is about how to get people to fall passionately and madly in love with your organization or cause. Learn how loving your customers results in not just building a thriving community, but also driving meaningful conversations and ultimately impacting the financial success of a business
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Understanding the Basics
On-Demand Webinar
Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) is an often-misunderstood practice within the marketing, media and advertising industries. IMC is a simple concept that ensures that all marketing tools are carefully integrated so that they work together for stronger results — and public relations professionals are usually at the apex of it all.
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Your Response is the Difference Between Success and Failure
On-Demand Webinar
Responding to tough questions from media and stakeholders when public trust is at stake requires special skill. Former investigative reporter Jeff Ansell has created a unique process to equip senior executives and spokespeople with the confidence and ability to successfully manage all manner of media encounters.
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Deliver News and Create Positive Publicity
On-Demand Webinar
With mobile gaining more market share over the past few years, it's more important than ever for public relations professionals to think about how to best reach audiences in the most efficient way. Learn about mobile strategies and best practices to add value.
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How to Think and Advise Management Strategically During Tough Situations and Crises
Sept. 18–19, 2014 | Course | Boston, Mass.
When the going gets tough, how strategic are you? Join senior communicators and communication managers in this two-day immersion session to expand your strategic skills.
How to Think and Advise Management Strategically During Tough Situations and Crises
Dec. 11–12, 2014 | Course | New York, N.Y.
When the going gets tough, how strategic are you? Join senior communicators and communication managers in this two-day immersion session to expand your strategic skills.

Leadership & Management

New Professionals Section
How to Build Lasting Success at Work
On-Demand Section Webinar
Rapidly evolving market dynamics, technological innovations and customer needs are changing job requirements at warp speed. How do you survive, let alone prosper, in such an environment? Practice “Career Fitness.”
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PRSA Global Affairs Committee
Successful Communication Strategies in the Land of Everything in the “Year of the Dragon”
On-Demand Section Webinar
Gain insights into how your company can benefit from a strong public relations presence in China during the “Year of the Dragon” and beyond.
New Professionals Section
Seven Unspoken Rules New Pros Can Follow to Dazzle Management and Earn Respect, Raises and Promotions
On-Demand Section Webinar
Senior PR pros express concerns about junior employees that they can’t or won’t deliver directly to the employees themselves. In this webinar, you’ll hear PR executives’ most common frustrations — and how to avoid them.
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Counselors Academy
15 Keys to a World Class Agency Culture
On-Demand Section Webinar
This program covers learnings from the Green Goldfish Project, a quest to find 1,001 examples of unexpected bonuses for employees and how to use them to make employees happy. Learn why the ingredients of a “Green Goldfish” create a stable environment, build high-functioning teams and empower employees to do great things.
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Getting to the Table Earlier and With More Personal Power
On-Demand Webinar
Learn practices that will get you invited into the decision-making process before all the decisions have been made by the high-priced lawyers and outside consultants.
Best Practices for the 24/7 PR Industry
On-Demand Webinar
We all try to have the best in both our workplace and personal lives. What’s the work-life fit reality when you work in the 24-7 public relations industry?
Improvise
On-Demand Webinar
Gain unconventional advice from Fred Cook, CEO of GolinHarris, who will share the street smarts he gained from a lifetime of uncommon experiences that include time spent as an Italian leather salesman, rock-and-roll executive, cross-country tour guide and doorman at a four-star hotel.
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Featured Presenter:
Creating a Real Change Management Plan in Real Time
On-Demand Webinar
Hear about the most successful principles and practices for communicators tasked with advancing organizational change. Gain knowledge about practical models and tools for change management that you can bring home and apply to your own organization.
Motivate, Inspire and Align Who You Lead
On-Demand Webinar
Gain a better grasp on how to shape strategic messages that can align with those plagued by uncertainty and learn how emotional communication and a leader’s storytelling ability may be an organization’s most powerful tool for change.
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Using Life Experiences to Advance Your Career
On-Demand Webinar
Continue to explore the new reality of building today’s career path with Fred Cook, CEO of GolinHarris. Get insights on turning the experiences you have both at work and in your personal life into career-building steps.
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Two Months, Three Crises
On-Demand Webinar
Hear how a community college’s team effectively managed and communicated about three major crises: a student abduction, an accreditation warning and embezzlement within a two-month time period.
Develop a Framework for Delivering Recommendations
On-Demand Webinar
Executives are a tough audience and can quickly throw you or your conversation off track. Hear insights into the executive perspective, expectations in an executive conversation, development of compelling message and conversational frameworks, as well as how to avoid common mistakes.
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Build Energy, Engagement and Organizational Effectiveness
On-Demand Webinar
How communications leaders guide employees and organization leaders alike through an approach that includes engagement, coaching the C-suite to lead with agility, and applying networks to drive innovation and organizational change.

Measurement & ROI

Barcelona Principles Overview/Principles 1 and 7
On-Demand Webinar
Ensure that measurement is done in a manner that is methodologically sound and can live up to the greatest scrutiny from your boss, client or CFO.
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Barcelona Principles 2, 3, 4 and 5
On-Demand Webinar
Understand the good, bad and ugly of each form of measurement, and how to make smart choices in creating or managing a measurement program.
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Barcelona Principle 6, and the Valid Metrics Grids
On-Demand Webinar
The Barcelona Principles dismissed Advertising Value Equivalents (AVEs) as a bankrupt measurement approach; learn what replaces AVEs.
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Key Findings From USC’s Seventh Generally Accepted Practices (GAP) Study
On-Demand Webinar
The results of GAP VII will help you understand and successfully deal with the profound shifts taking place within public relations’ roles and responsibilities, as well as management’s increasing expectations.
Learn Proven Techniques for Setting Objectives for Success
On-Demand Webinar
The Barcelona Principles are the first-ever PR measurement standards adopted by hundreds of associations, companies and individuals. Learn how to identify “good” and “bad” objective statements and link them with overall business goals.
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Structuring Your Measurement Program to Deliver the Goods
On-Demand Webinar
Everyone wants to know the ROI of their communications programs, but you can’t find it if you don’t set up your measurement program correctly. Learn about an eight-step measurement process, from objective-setting to return.
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How to Draw Meaningful and Actionable Insights
On-Demand Webinar
Discover proven ways to use research and social data to draw meaningful and actionable insights from this ever-growing conversation and increase your business’ digital impact.
AMEC
Measurement Rules! Make It Work for You
On-Demand Webinar
Nearly everyone agrees on the value of PR measurement, but putting it into action can be a challenge. This session will focus on identifying steps you can take to integrate measurement into your work.

Media Relations

Maximize Your Brand Visibility
On-Demand Webinar
Gain more than twenty social public relations secrets that can help maximize the exposure your brand receives while at the same time establishing your organization as a leader in your industry. See how brands can use visual social media to tell their story and attract media attention.
Making It Easy for Journalists to Pick Up Your Story
On-Demand Webinar
Learn what journalists need in hand to cover your story, and in what format they want it. Optimize your digital news release for maximum Web exposure.
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Learn How to Gain Attention From Journalists and Bloggers
On-Demand Webinar
Do you have a routine story to pitch? Learn eight proven approaches that will transform your routine story into one that grabs attention in the first sentence.
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Surround Your Clients’ Key Messaging With High-Demand Editorial Themes
On-Demand Webinar
Hear case studies that reveal how PR pros have positioned their clients’ key messaging with high-demand editorial themes to enhance their pitches and garner more organic media impressions.
Your Response is the Difference Between Success and Failure
On-Demand Webinar
Responding to tough questions from media and stakeholders when public trust is at stake requires special skill. Former investigative reporter Jeff Ansell has created a unique process to equip senior executives and spokespeople with the confidence and ability to successfully manage all manner of media encounters.
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Write Releases That Get Posted on Portals, Help Google Find Your Site, Reach Readers Online and More
Sept. 23, 2014 | Webinar, On-Demand Available Sept. 30
Want to get the word out more effectively? Find out how to optimize your releases for search engines and human readers.
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A Guide to Using Data to Drive Media Coverage
Oct. 28, 2014 | Webinar, On-Demand Available Nov. 4
How can we use the power of data to generate results for our clients? Learn how to put different types of data to work in order to drive media coverage and increase your organization’s share of voice.
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How to Develop Rapport and Become a Valued Resource
Dec. 4, 2014 | Course | Atlanta, Ga.
A strong media relationship can lead to your becoming the go-to person in your industry or area of expertise. Learn how to identify and choose the media outlets that matter most to you.
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Winning Over Journalists and Bloggers in the New Media Landscape
Dec. 5, 2014 | Course | Atlanta, Ga.
Learn intensely practical tips that will instantly boost your media and blog coverage including eight “story boosters” that turn ordinary news into stories journalists crave and four proven formulas for winning email pitch subject lines.
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Social Media

Financial Communications Section
Engaging Gen Y in a Conversation About Money
On-Demand Section Webinar
Learn how a financial giant’s campaign broke through financial literacy “clutter” and reached Gen Y with bite-sized and achievable tips about money.
Build Community and Brand Awareness Through Strategic Social Communications
On-Demand Webinar
Gain an understanding of how to strategically integrate new tools with traditional methods across the realm of social media.
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Board of Ethics and Professional Standards (BEPS)
Social Media Ethics
On-Demand Webinar
Join members of PRSA’s Board of Ethics and Professional Standards for an examination and discussion of some of the potentially unethical social media behaviors that have been making headlines.
Learn How to Incorporate Measurement Principles
On-Demand Webinar
We have a plethora of measurement tools — so many that we don’t know what to do with most of them. Get an overview of some of the most effective measurement tools and learn how to incorporate measurement principles in your work.
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Learn Techniques and Skills to Get Prepared for Your Worst Day
On-Demand Webinar
Find out how you communicate critical information before, during and after a crisis, when the media can’t reach you and you’re holding on by a thread without electricity or other modern conveniences.
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Using Smart Data to Communicate
On-Demand Webinar
With powerful monitoring and social media intelligence tools, pulling and analyzing large sets of data, i.e. “big data,” is seen as the future of public relations. Explore how to use big data to enhance the results of your communications programs.
How to Win Hearts, Minds and Wallets With an Integrated Marketing Approach
On-Demand Webinar
The changing digital media landscape combined with more sophisticated consumer behaviors means brands are competing for time and attention with other companies, as well as their customers. Learn about the foundation of an integrated marketing and PR strategy.
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Tips on How to Use LinkedIn to Achieve Your Career Goals
On-Demand Webinar
Hear practical advice and tips for using LinkedIn to build your online presence; cultivate win-win relationships with influencers and peers, prospective clients and potential employers; and advance your career through networking.
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Deliver News and Create Positive Publicity
On-Demand Webinar
With mobile gaining more market share over the past few years, it's more important than ever for public relations professionals to think about how to best reach audiences in the most efficient way. Learn about mobile strategies and best practices to add value.
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Technology Section
How Technology Changes the Marketplace and Impacts PR
On-Demand Section Webinar
Technology is driving a digital transformation in the public relations industry and what it means to leverage publicity as a tool is rapidly changing. Gain an understanding of how the rest of the digital transformation might impact our industry, and how you can get an edge on options organizations now have for doing outreach.
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How to Leverage a Blog to Elevate Your Brand
Nov. 12, 2014 | Course | New York, N.Y.
Join communications specialist Allison Steinberg and discover how to leverage a blog to elevate your brand awareness, build loyalty and earn media coverage unattainable through traditional outreach.
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Learn Social Media Strategies for Effective Public Relations
Dec. 2–3, 2014 | Course | New York, N.Y.
Learn the ins and outs of blogging, podcasting, RSS, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, online newsrooms and other social media. Gain hands-on experience through step-by-step exercises using new media tools and services.
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Participate in Step-By-Step Exercises and Learn Tactical Online Communications Skills
Dec. 4, 2014 | Course | New York, N.Y.
Update your online communications skills with the top-rated, longest-running social media training workshop! Follow step-by-step exercises with a group of serious professionals, build your digital communications competency and develop the applied social media skills you need to compete online.
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Working Smarter in the Ever-Changing Communications Landscape
Dec. 5, 2014 | Course | New York, N.Y.
Thanks to the speed of the information age, business communicators in the second decade of the new millennium are grappling with having to function in a rapidly-changing landscape.
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Techniques & Tactics

Educators Academy
Add “Public Relations Professor” to Your Resume
On-Demand Section Webinar
Whether you are interested in a full- or part-time teaching position, find the practical steps to get an overview on a teaching career.
Putting the “Grand” in “Grand Opening”
On-Demand Webinar
PR pros can easily learn to create newsworthy, visually interesting events that capture reporters’ imaginations. Discover what reporters have said about the best – and worst – groundbreakings, ribbon-cuttings and grand openings they’ve had to cover.
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Financial Communications Section
Using Communications to Define Financial Planning for Millenials, Boomers and Everyone In-Between
On-Demand Section Webinar
This webinar will discuss recently released research, and how the CFP Board has used a variety of communications tools — from advertising to earned media — to help change the perception of what financial planning is and what it is not.
Have a Conversation
On-Demand Webinar
A great talk is the most powerful way to persuade people, to excite them, to encourage them and to energize them. Find out about the strategies unlocking business success through a “talk” that resonates with the audience.
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The PRSA Jobcenter Is Your Guide to Success
On-Demand Webinar
The PRSA Jobcenter is a one-stop resource for career information and advice. Take a tour of the PRSA Jobcenter and learn how to position yourself, present your skills and experience, communicate your strengths and distinguish yourself from other candidates.
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Travel & Tourism Section
Creating a Sense of Place Online With Google Maps
On-Demand Section Webinar
Savvy travelers are simultaneously seeking fresh ways to discover and experience a destination's sense of place prior to departure. Join Evan Rapoport, product manager for Google Maps, as he discusses the latest advancements with Google Maps, and opportunities every public relations and marketing executive working with clients in the travel and tourism should know
A Path to Redemption for Public Speakers
On-Demand Webinar
Solid presentation skills can help PR pros win new business, gain approval for projects and budgets, rally teams, motivate employees and better position themselves as industry and community leaders. Gain practical techniques to overcome the deadliest of presentation sins.
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Building a Foundation for Effective Communications
On-Demand Webinar
How can you put key messages to work? Learn a five-step system for preparing strategic messages.
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Turn Readers Into Buyers With Copy That Sells Without Selling
On-Demand Webinar
In these days of spam filters, DVRs and delete keys, it’s getting harder and harder to reach readers with copy that pitches products and services. Instead of pitching your products, try positioning your organization as an expert in your field with good content marketing writing.
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Write Releases That Get Posted on Portals, Help Google Find Your Site, Reach Readers Online and More
Sept. 23, 2014 | Webinar, On-Demand Available Sept. 30
Want to get the word out more effectively? Find out how to optimize your releases for search engines and human readers.
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Participate in Step-By-Step Exercises and Learn Tactical Online Communications Skills
Dec. 4, 2014 | Course | New York, N.Y.
Update your online communications skills with the top-rated, longest-running social media training workshop! Follow step-by-step exercises with a group of serious professionals, build your digital communications competency and develop the applied social media skills you need to compete online.
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Ensure That Your Content Makes the Cut
Dec. 8, 2014 | Course | New York, N.Y.
Learn useful tactics that will help you develop distinctive content that reaches and appeals to your target audience. Master a seven-step system for making every piece you write easier to read and understand.
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Writing

Write Releases That Get Posted on Portals, Help Google Find Your Site, Reach Readers Online and More
Sept. 23, 2014 | Webinar, On-Demand Available Sept. 30
Want to get the word out more effectively? Find out how to optimize your releases for search engines and human readers.
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Writing and Speaking With Words That Resonate
Nov. 10, 2014 | Course | Chicago, Ill.
Many media interviews and spokespeople are ineffective due to one reason — their key messages fail to resonate with audiences. Come ready to write and speak as you are introduced to new methods of writing and delivering key messages.
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Ensure That Your Content Makes the Cut
Dec. 8, 2014 | Course | New York, N.Y.
Learn useful tactics that will help you develop distinctive content that reaches and appeals to your target audience. Master a seven-step system for making every piece you write easier to read and understand.
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