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Chapter Development Sessions

Join us on Sept 22 at 5 p.m. ET for this year's Chapter Development Sessions.

Chapter Development Sessions are presentations led by a few Chapters, where relevant and knowledgeable topics are discussed to help other Chapters succeed. During the breaks between sessions you also will have a chance to chat/network with your peers.

Chapter Development Sessions were formerly part of PRSSA ICON, but are now held outside of the Conference so that more members can take advantage of the sessions at no cost. With sessions being virtual, free and open for all to attend this year, it gives Chapters all the more reason to apply to host, attend and get more involved.

Hosting a Chapter Development Session is a beneficial way to gain hands-on experience while leaving a lasting impact on the Society. If your Chapter is interested in hosting a session make sure to complete the application by 2 p.m. Et Aug. 2. Reach out to PRSSA National Vice President of Chapter Development Sankalp Sharma.

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2022 Chapter Development Sessions


Specific times, speakers and sessions are subject to change.

5–5:15 p.m.Welcome Remarks
5:15–5:45 p.m.TBD
5:45–5:55 p.m.Networking
5:55–6:25 p.m.TBD
6:25–6:35 p.m.Networking
6:35–7:05 p.m.TBD
7:05–7:15 p.m.Closing  Remarks


Past Chapter Development Sessions

2021 Chapter Development Sessions

  • Waynesburg University - Host Your Own PR Week
  • Universidad de San Martín de Porres (USMP) - Organizing International Events During COVID-19
  • DePaul University - “Survey Says”: Make Your PResence Known!

2019 Chapter Development Sessions

  • Waynesburg University, "Building Golden Relationships"
  • DePaul University, "Networking Is So Fetch!"
  • Stockton University, "Taking the Lead in Professional Development: Successful Networking
    in the Local Community"
  • LATAM (Universidad de San Martín de Porres/Universidad"
    Argentina de la Empresa), "How To Stay Connected Internationally"

2018 Chapter Development Sessions

  • University of Florida, "How To Revitalize Your Chapter"
  • Wayne State University, "Making Your Chapter “Warrior Strong”"
  • DePaul University, "PR Eye"
  • Drake University, "Fundraising on Campus"

2017 Chapter Development Sessions

  • Eastern Michigan University, “Seemingly Im(Possible): Chapter Growth on a Nontraditional Campus”
  • DePaul University, “Interns and the City: DePaul PRSSA Edition”
  • Universidad de San Martín de Porres, “Success in Digital Media: Improve Your Online Presence as a PRSSA Chapter”
  • Waynesburg University, “PR Week Defeated: How To Host a Revolutionary Event"

2016 Chapter Developments Sessions

2015 Chapter Development Sessions

2014 Chapter Development Sessions

  • Depaul University, “How I Met My Mentor”
  • The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, “The Big Event: Planning 101”
  • Grand Valley State University, “Breaking Barriers”
  • Kent State University, “The Alumni Matchmaker: Best Practices to Alumni Relations”
  • Iowa State University, “Creating Your Network: Branching Out Beyond the Meeting”
  • Ohio University, “It’s More Than Just a Meeting: Powerful PRogramming and How To Plan It”
  • Drake University, “Growing PRSSA Membership Through Community Partnerships”
  • The University of Oklahoma, “How To Tie the Knot: Working Closely With Your Local PRSA Chapter”

2013 Chapter Development Sessions

2012 Chapter Development Sessions

2011 Chapter Development Sessions

  • University of Northern Iowa, “Programming Your Way To Be the Best Chapter in the Sea”
  • University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, “How Your Small Chapter Can Dominate National Competitions”
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha, “Once Upon a Time - Tell Your PRSSA Story”
  • Kent State University, “Cash In On Communication: Reaching Your Fundraising Goal”
  • Grand Valley State University, “Seeing the World, One Agency Visit at a Time”
  • DePaul University, “DePaul PRSSA’s Favorite Things”
  • Elon University, “Dialogue Across the Divide”
  • University of Delaware, “Changing Perceptions: How To Rebrand Your Chapter”