PRSA Ethics Month Activities
September is Ethics Awareness Month at PRSA. Based on PRSA's Code of Ethics, Ethics Awareness Month seeks to inform and educate the public relations profession about ongoing issues and concerns regarding PR ethics. Brush up on your ethics knowledge with PRSA's ethics resources, and read commentary on ethical standards in PR here.
Below is a listing of PRSA's 2012 Ethics Awareness Month activities. You can continue to focus on ethics awareness in public relations by using the Twitter hastag #PRethics, writing blog posts and other commentary focusing on the ethical colleagues on public relations' ethical tenets.
Tweet Chats (hastag: #PRethics)
Chat #1: International Ethics
Hosted by Gerry Corbett (@gerardcorbett) and
Deborah Silverman (@silvermandeb)
September 11, 2012 3:00pm EDT
Chat #2: Ethical Issues Facing Young Professionals
Hosted by Deborah Silverman (@silvermandeb) and Leah Moon (@starmoon)
September 25, 2012 3:00pm EDT
Ethics Month Webinar
"Ethical Solutions to Questionable PR Practices"
September 26, 2012 3:00pm EDT
To register click here
In this special Ethics Month webinar, PRSA's Board of Professional
Standards (BEPS) provides insight and training for public relations
professionals on understanding how public relations crises can be
avoided or mitigated through ethical decision-making. The presentation
will dissect current cases in the news that raise ethical questions,
and explore alternative approaches using the PRSA Code of Ethics.
Additionally, BEPS will discuss how to apply the PRSA Code of Ethics
to situations facing public relations professionals.
Act Ethically and Carry On
The theme of this year's Ethics Month is "Act Ethically and Carry On."
The theme is a take on the 1939 "Keep Calm and Carry On" poster created
by the United Kingdom's Ministry and was designed to strengthen morale in the
face of potential wartime disaster. You can find a poster size copy in this
month's issue of Tactics.