Sunday, November 8, 2009 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Sponsored by: College of Fellows
College of Fellows 101: Demystifying the Application
Do you have the experience and track record to be in PRSA's College of Fellows? How are Fellows nominated and selected? If you're thinking about applying, or nominating or supporting a candidate for Fellowship, plan on attending this workshop. Learn how to effectively complete the application, and how to avail yourself of the resources of the College of Fellows such as the "Good Fellows" mentoring program. Also discuss Fellowship with members of the College of Fellows. For senior-level professionals.
Frederick C. Bagg, APR, Fellow PRSA, director, strategic planning and research, Saint Francis Hospitals & Health Centers
Vivian M. Hamilton, APR, Fellow PRSA, communications manager, Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority
Sponsored by: Universal Accreditation Board
Your Best Bet for PR Success — Navigating the Accreditation Process
Take the mystery out of how to prepare for the Readiness Review. This 90-minute session will offer you a first-hand look at how a candidate moves through the Accreditation in Public Relations process. You will gain insight through a mock panel who will show you how the Readiness Review questionnaire and the Readiness Review portfolio come together. Learn the necessary steps for candidates who are interested in Accreditation. Also, find out how the Universal Accreditation Board (UAB) is expanding the reach of Accreditation to strengthen its position in the public relations profession — all to make your Accreditation efforts more valuable.
Felicia Blow, APR, 2009 UAB chair, director of public affairs, Cox Communications
Stepping Up to Lead: Building Your Personal and Professional Skills Through PRSA Leadership
New to your local PRSA Chapter board, District, Section or National committee? Interested in getting involved in a leadership capacity? Here's your chance to grow personally and professionally. The features, advantages and benefits of leadership service will be discussed, as well as opportunities presented by PRSA. The workshop will also identify best practices for recruiting, training, promoting, retaining and recognizing volunteers at all levels of PRSA. Apply what you learn to your other professional or personal commitments, whether in the profit or not-for-profit arena.
Francis L. Onofrio, APR, president, Mason Onofrio
Chris R. Lynch, APR, senior vice president, Robert Falls