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FPRA 78th Annual Conference – Agenda for Monday, August 8

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Monday, August 8

7:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. Registration Desk Open, Stirling Hall Foyer

7:40 a.m. – 8:25 a.m. Past Presidents’ Council Meeting, Stirliing Boardroom

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Welcome, Annual Meeting and APR & CPRC Recognition, Stirling Ballroom

9:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. Opening Session: Leadership + Communications: The New Competitive Advantage, Stirling Ballroom

10:25 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. Breakout Sessions 1A – 1D, Stirling Salons

10:25 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. Counselors’ Network Session 1, Salons H-G

11:45 a.m. – 1:35 p.m. Presidents’ Luncheon, Stirling Ballroom

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions 2A – 2D, Stirling Salons

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Fireside Chat: Communications Professionals: The North Star of Any Organization, Stirling Ballroom

4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. State Board Meeting,Salons K-I

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m Live Music and Networking,Market Salamander Grille

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Snapshot: Counselors’ Network Breakout 4

By Amelia Bell, APR, CPRC (Gainesville Chapter)

 

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Members of the Counselors’ Network met with Keri Potts, ESPN Public Relations Senior Director of College Sports, in a small group to delve further into issues presented in her general session talk.

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About the Counselors’ Network

FPRA’s Counselors’ Network offers senior level public relations practitioners an opportunity for professional enrichment and continuing education. Along with networking opportunities, professional development and special events, CN offers one-on-one collaboration and provides a forum for senior members to give back through mentoring and the FPRA speakers’ bureau.

CN membership is open to any FPRA member in good standing who has earned the CPRC (Certified Public Relations Counselor) credential. Additionally, members must be actively engaged in providing counseling service and have been practicing public relations for at least ten years, three of which have been in a counseling capacity.

Learn more about the Counselors’ Network and the CPRC Credential.

Snapshot: Counselors’ Network Breakout 3

By Amelia Bell, APR, CPRC (Gainesville Chapter)

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Members of the Counselors’ Network participated in a private, informative and interactive discussion with Roy Peter Clark, Senior Scholar, Poynter Institute about the writing tips he outlined during the General Session Luncheon.

About the Counselors’ Network

FPRA’s Counselors’ Network offers senior level public relations practitioners an opportunity for professional enrichment and continuing education. Along with networking opportunities, professional development and special events, CN offers one-on-one collaboration and provides a forum for senior members to give back through mentoring and the FPRA speakers’ bureau.

CN membership is open to any FPRA member in good standing who has earned the CPRC (Certified Public Relations Counselor) credential. Additionally, members must be actively engaged in providing counseling service and have been practicing public relations for at least ten years, three of which have been in a counseling capacity.

Learn more about the Counselors’ Network and the CPRC Credential.

Snapshot: Counselors’ Network Breakout 2

By Amelia Bell, APR, CPRC (Gainesville Chapter)

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Members of the Counselors’ Network got exclusive access to speak with Dillin Keynote Speaker Melissa Agnes, President and Co-Founder of Agnes + Day about challenges CN members are faced with when dealing with a crisis.

If an organization’s leaders are reluctant to develop a crisis plan, Melissa recommends using crisis simulations as one method of gaining buy-in from leadership.

About the Counselors’ Network

FPRA’s Counselors’ Network offers senior level public relations practitioners an opportunity for professional enrichment and continuing education. Along with networking opportunities, professional development and special events, CN offers one-on-one collaboration and provides a forum for senior members to give back through mentoring and the FPRA speakers’ bureau.

CN membership is open to any FPRA member in good standing who has earned the CPRC (Certified Public Relations Counselor) credential. Additionally, members must be actively engaged in providing counseling service and have been practicing public relations for at least ten years, three of which have been in a counseling capacity.

Learn more about the Counselors’ Network and the CPRC Credential.

Snapshot: Counselors’ Network Breakout 1

By Amelia Bell, APR, CPRC (Gainesville Chapter)

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Following the first general session, “Full Throttle Leadership: Lessons Learned Looking Through the Turn,” Counselors’ Network members participated in a members-only roundtable discussion with Elise Mitchell, APR, Fellow PRSA.

CN members had the opportunity talk with Elise about her experience owning an agency.

Elise gave CN members five pieces of advice for deciding whether or not to take on a new opportunity.

  1. Is there a market for this?
  2. Would someone buy this from me?
  3. Am I seen as credible in this space?
  4. Can I offer this at the right price, with the right delivery and the right quality?
  5. Is this a natural extension of my core mission?

About the Counselors’ Network

FPRA’s Counselors’ Network offers senior-level public relations practitioners an opportunity for professional enrichment and continuing education. Along with networking opportunities, professional development and special events, CN offers one-on-one collaboration and provides a forum for senior members to give back through mentoring and the FPRA speakers’ bureau.

CN membership is open to any FPRA member in good standing who has earned the CPRC (Certified Public Relations Counselor) credential. Additionally, members must be actively engaged in providing counseling service and have been practicing public relations for at least 10 years, three of which have been in a counseling capacity.

Learn more about the Counselors’ Network and the CPRC Credential.