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In-Person Public Relations Training

Accreditation Preparation & Maintenance

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.

Communication Strategy

Planning Campaigns Across Multiple Platforms to Achieve Synergy and Success
Sept. 11–12, 2014 | Course | New York, N.Y.
Evolving trends in marketing, media and advertising have created a need for communication campaigns that are synchronized across multiple platforms. Learn how to create an actionable Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) strategy and how to implement that strategy for the strongest results possible.
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Working Smarter in the Ever-Changing Communications Landscape
Sept. 12, 2014 | Course | Chicago, Ill.
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
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

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.
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.

Executive Level

Planning Campaigns Across Multiple Platforms to Achieve Synergy and Success
Sept. 11–12, 2014 | Course | New York, N.Y.
Evolving trends in marketing, media and advertising have created a need for communication campaigns that are synchronized across multiple platforms. Learn how to create an actionable Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) strategy and how to implement that strategy for the strongest results possible.
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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.

Media Relations

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

Working Smarter in the Ever-Changing Communications Landscape
Sept. 12, 2014 | Course | Chicago, Ill.
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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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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Featured Presenter:
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

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

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.
Photo of Gerard Braud
Featured Presenter:
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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