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Sept. 15-16 Tue.–Wed.

Key Concepts and Techniques of Effective Public Relations
Sept. 15–16, 2015 | Course | New York, N.Y.

Category: Communication Strategy

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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Featured Presenter:
Robin Schell, APR, Fellow PRSA; In-Person


Sept. 17 Thu.

Writing and Speaking With Words That Resonate
Sept. 17, 2015 | Course | Chicago, Ill.

Categories: Crisis & Reputation, Writing

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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Featured Presenter:
Gerard Braud; In-Person


Sept. 18 Fri.

Working Smarter in the Ever-Changing Communications Landscape
Sept. 18, 2015 | Course | Arlington, Va.

Categories: Communication Strategy, Social Media

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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Featured Presenter:
Shonali Burke, ABC; In-Person


Sept. 25 Fri.

Best Practices for Using Visual Storytelling Tactics in Your News Releases
Sept. 25, 2015 | Course | New York, N.Y.

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 seminar will discuss tactics for creating and sharing highly branded, engaging and transferable media-facing assets.
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Featured Presenter:
Malayna Evans Williams, Ph.D.; In-Person


Oct. 1-2 Thu.–Fri.

How to Think and Advise Management Strategically During Tough Situations and Crises
Oct. 1–2, 2015 | Course | New York, N.Y.

Categories: Crisis & Reputation, Executive Level

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.
James E. Lukaszewski, ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA, BEPS Member Emeritus; In-Person


Oct. 8 Thu.

Enhance and Grow Your Communications and Marketing Efforts
Oct. 8, 2015 | Course | New York, N.Y.

Categories: Social Media, Techniques & Tactics

You’ll learn about how to expand your use of LinkedIn as a networking and social media tool to generate awareness for your organization, build thought leadership for yourself or others (clients, company executives), network with influencers, attract employees, and much more. By learning how to better use one of the fastest growing social media platforms, you’ll gain insight into how to build the personal brands of individuals in your organization, as well as for yourself.
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Featured Presenter:
Stephen Dupont, APR; In-Person


Oct. 27-28 Tue.–Wed.

Oct. 27–28, 2015 | Course | Arlington, Va.

Category: Writing

The secret to reaching readers is to position your messages in your audience’s best interests. In this session, you’ll learn a four-step process for making your messaging more relevant, valuable and rewarding to your audience.
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Featured Presenter:
Ann Wylie; In-Person


Nov. 4-7 Wed.–Sat.

Nov. 4–7, 2015 | Course | Atlanta, Ga.

Category: Accreditation Preparation & Maintenance

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.
Angie Champsaur, APR; Jason S. Kirsch, APR; Amy Beisel Hill, APR; In-Person


Nov. 7 Sat.

Educators Academy
Nov. 7, 2015 | Course | Atlanta, Ga.

Category: Emerging Trends

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.
In-Person


Nov. 8-10 Sun.–Tue.

Nov. 8–10, 2015 | Conference | Atlanta, Ga.
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.
In-Person


Dec. 1 Tue.

What to Do and Say to Create a Powerful Competitive Advantage
Dec. 1, 2015 | Course | New York, N.Y.

Categories: Communication Strategy, Crisis & Reputation

Join internationally-renowned crisis expert and professor Helio Fred Garcia, and discuss best practices in effective crisis response.
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Featured Presenter:
Helio Fred Garcia; In-Person


Dec. 3-4 Thu.–Fri.

Strategies and Tactics for Effective Social Media Communications
Dec. 3–4, 2015 | Course | New York, N.Y.

Categories: Social Media, Techniques & Tactics

Bring your laptop and raise your social media management skills to the next level. Top-rated emerging technologies instructor Eric Schwartzman shares the latest tip and tricks to help you update your digital communications skills and improve your social marketing engagement rates.
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Featured Presenter:
Eric Schwartzman; In-Person


Dec. 8 Tue.

Transforming Audience Engagement With Real-Time PR
Dec. 8, 2015 | Course | New York, N.Y.

Categories: Branding, Communication Strategy, Techniques & Tactics

As people interact with global events as they’re still unfolding, smart brands are reshaping expectations of audience engagement through real-time PR. This high-energy, information-packed seminar will help attendees from organizations large and small discover, understand and plan for the real-time PR revolution, then put tools in their hands to gain a jump on competitors, win applause from executives and drive sales, excitement and loyalty from customers.
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Featured Presenter:
Mike McDougall, APR, Fellow PRSA; In-Person


Dec. 10 Thu.

A Comprehensive, Behavioral and Measurable Strategic Planning Approach
Dec. 10, 2015 | Course | Boston, Mass.

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.
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Featured Presenter:
Stacey Smith, APR, Fellow PRSA; In-Person


Dec. 11 Fri.

Working Smarter in the Ever-Changing Communications Landscape
Dec. 11, 2015 | Course | New York, N.Y.

Categories: Communication Strategy, Social Media

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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Featured Presenter:
Shonali Burke, ABC; In-Person

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