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“Advanced PR Writing” is focused on advanced writing techniques that help make your copy more exciting and memorable. This is part four of the four-part e-learning course, “Writing Skills to Increase PR Reach and Results.” Michael Smart; On-Demand
On-Demand Online Course
Category: Leadership & Management
The Communicating to Manage Performance (CMP) Certificate Program is a dynamic skills-based certificate of completion course designed to empower managers, team leaders and supervisors to build performance every day, through effective, consistent workplace communication. This online course will enable you to take advantage of emerging management best practices that focus on day-to-day behavior and tangible high-performance results. On-Demand
On-Demand Online Course
Category: Leadership & Management
Acknowledging Ideas promotes creativity and innovation by creating a climate where people’s input is valued and encouraged. This skill application will allow you to learn how and why your team is — and is not — offering ways to improve day-to-day tasks and develop innovative approaches to change the scope of your department or organization. Participants will also find it beneficial to merge other CMP skills with this technique for stronger use and application. On-Demand
On-Demand Online Course
Category: Leadership & Management
Active Listening enables you to gain information, engage employees and build trust. Participants will discover how to listen in new ways, how to gain information they aren’t hearing the first time and how to support and develop their teams. Utilizing this skill as a thinking process instead of a hearing process enables you to strengthen your relationships at all levels in your organization. On-Demand
On-Demand Online Course
Category: Leadership & Management
Describing Behavior enables you to communicate clearly and objectively. This course will discuss the necessary reasons why describing behavior is beneficial for both you as the manager and your direct reports. You’ll also discover when to describe behavior and through the online learning application you will learn how to polish your language with this imperative technique. On-Demand
On-Demand Online Course
Category: Leadership & Management
Giving Corrective Feedback teaches managers how to provide effective feedback for correcting behavior that is not aligned with the organizational mission or direction. This skill will also provide behavior-based feedback for employees who are exhibiting inappropriate communication or actions. Correcting performance deficiencies is often difficult to deliver, but the 7-step process embedded in this module will allow you a roadmap for delivering tough messages and provides a clear outcome for future expectations in performance change. On-Demand
On-Demand Online Course
Category: Leadership & Management
Giving Positive Feedback helps create the best possible performance by recognizing and reinforcing effective behaviors and results. In a fast-paced world where the words “good job” encompass most of our positive feedback to employees, you will learn how to specifically provide feedback that is informative and useful for your team. This skill builds tremendous trust when others are communicating with you and combined with the skills of Using I-Statements and Describing Behavior allow your professionalism to develop in greater ways. On-Demand
On-Demand Online Course
Category: Leadership & Management
Using I-Statements enables you to express your viewpoint in a way that promotes personal accountability for speaking, listening and collaboration. I-Statements build personal accountability for your management voice and enhance your level of professionalism in providing feedback both positive and corrective. On-Demand
A Playbook for Earning Positive Coverage
On-Demand Online Course
Category: Techniques & Tactics
Most PR pros send pitches that are destined to fail from the start. If your pitch shows up like everyone else’s, it will be treated like everyone else’s — it will be ignored. In this comprehensive e-learning course, you’ll discover how to craft a pitch that gets noticed. Gain the tools and insights you need to transform yourself into a master of the cold email pitch. Discover pitching skills that are beyond the reach of your average PR pro. Accurately and effectively measure what you do, so that your client or employer knows what they’re getting from your efforts. Michael Smart; On-Demand
On-Demand Online Course
Category: Communication Strategy
This comprehensive e-learning course offers in-depth approaches to leveraging key components of marketing, media and advertising to accelerate PR campaign results. Divided into five learning modules, this course will position you to lead integrated marketing communications campaigns from start to finish. Bonnie Harris; On-Demand
On-Demand Online Course
Category: Communication Strategy
This comprehensive e-learning course teaches communicators how to use integration as a powerful tool in any communications practice. This five-hour course provides a review of integrated marketing concepts, followed by ways to learn about your specific audiences, develop integrated strategies and tactics that work together to boost results, and effectively manage your work in a planned, synchronous fashion. Bonnie Harris; On-Demand
On-Demand Online Course
Categories: Accreditation Preparation & Maintenance, Communication Strategy
Gaining the Certificate in Principles of Public Relations differentiates you from other new college graduates in public relations and related majors who have not passed the Certificate examination. This course helps you prepare for taking the computer-based examination.

Note: The Certificate is only available to students at participating schools.
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“PR Writing Essentials” is focused on writing techniques that position your copy to persuade while remaining unshakably believable. This is part one of the four-part e-learning course, “Writing Skills to Increase PR Reach and Results.” Michael Smart; On-Demand
On-Demand Online Course
Category: Writing
“Press Releases” is focused on press writing techniques addressing the needs of journalists and your organization’s management. This is part two of the four-part e-learning course, “Writing Skills to Increase PR Reach and Results.” Michael Smart; On-Demand
“Proofing and Grammar for PR” is focused on writing techniques that make your copy tighter and your writing approach easier. This is part three of the four-part e-learning course, “Writing Skills to Increase PR Reach and Results.” Michael Smart; On-Demand
On-Demand Online Course
Category: Writing
This comprehensive e-learning course encompasses every major writing skill and technique required of a professional media relations communicator. Divided into four learning modules, this turnkey program covers the cornerstones of today’s demanding PR writing skillset, including thinking and writing like a journalist, ensuring clean and flawless copy, writing superior press releases and pitches, and applying creativity and style for greater impact. Michael Smart; On-Demand
Nov. 6, 2018 | Webinar, On-Demand Available Nov. 13
Categories: Communication Strategy, Emerging Trends, Media Relations, Social Media
Included with PRSA Membership.
Get More Media Coverage: Quick Changes to Outreach that Yield Big Results Michael Smart; Live Online
Presented by PRSA and Wylie Communications
Nov. 7–8, 2018 | Workshop | Washington, D.C.
Categories: Writing, Social Media
Ann Wylie; In-Person
Dec. 11, 2018 | Webinar, On-Demand Available Dec. 18
Categories: Leadership & Management, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
This webinar is ideal for closing the year and starting fresh on quality initiatives. It is easy to continue performing in the same way year after year. We will discuss how learning the three primary tools for upgrading the quality of your conversations, your projects and your engagement will prepare you for 2019. Suzanne Updegraff; Live Online
On-Demand Webinar
Category: Media Relations
Included with PRSA Membership.
Have you ever heard of the 10 to 1 rule? It's the idea that it takes 10 good things to be said about a company to drown out one negative impression. Learn how to identify and promote positive stories within your company to news media, influencers and target customers. On-Demand
Technology Section
On-Demand Webinar
Category: Branding
Included with PRSA Membership.
The role of the journalist is changing and, with that, the PR world is evolving. Sponsored content and native advertising has grown to take on many different forms — from in-feed articles to recommendation widgets — and has become increasingly pervasive. As publications continue evolving their business models to center more around this source of revenue, join us for a webinar to explore what this fundamental change in the media means for PR professionals today, and how to use branded content to your advantage. Zach Abramowitz ; Scott Mozarsky ; Marlene Neill, Ph.D., APR; Shawn Gaines; On-Demand
Develop Allies and Form Coalitions
On-Demand Webinar
Category: Crisis & Reputation
Included with PRSA Membership.
As the ethics counselor of organizations, public relations practitioners seek to work with senior executives from a variety of departments to develop allies and form coalitions when their own power is limited. Hear how to recruit allies and form coalitions as a means to influence more senior executives. Nance Larsen, APR, Fellow PRSA; Bryan H. Reber, Ph.D.; Debra L. Bethard-Caplick, MBA, APR; Emmanuel Tchividjian; On-Demand
A Global Affairs Committee Webinar
On-Demand Webinar
Category: Emerging Trends
Included with PRSA Membership.
The implications of the Brexit vote, and similar populist and anti-globalist movements in other countries around the world, are far-reaching, both for the conduct of international business and for what we can learn about running campaigns that appeal to a very wide audience. Quentin Alistair Langley; Oliver S. Schmidt; Katerina Tsetsura, Ph.D.; On-Demand
You Don’t Have to Be Big to Be Ready
On-Demand Webinar
Category: Crisis & Reputation
Included with PRSA Membership.
We’ve opened up two-way communications on every front, and any friction can spark a crisis. It’s become a complex area. Hear stories with actionable advice that enables clients to be prepared, react appropriately and move their organization beyond the crisis. John Martin McDonald; On-Demand
Hosted by the PRSA Foundation and Center for Talent Innovation (CTI)
On-Demand Webinar
Category: Leadership & Management
Included with PRSA Membership.
Discover where bias exists in your organization and discover effective tactics to map, measure and disrupt it. Ripa Rashid; On-Demand
Hosted by the PRSA Foundation and Center for Talent Innovation (CTI)
On-Demand Webinar
Category: Leadership & Management
Included with PRSA Membership.
In workplaces where no one feels comfortable talking about race relations, the ability to understand coworkers’ realities suffer and trust among us erodes. Learn about achieving courageous conversation in this webinar. Ripa Rashid; On-Demand
Financial Communications Section
Invest in Knowledge to Grow Opportunity
On-Demand Section Webinar
Category: Leadership & Management
Included with PRSA Membership.
Join this session with practitioners representing academia, investor relations, nonprofit and government for an informative discussion on financial literacy. You’ll become better positioned to serve as a trusted adviser in the C-suite or at the board table. Alexander V. Laskin, Ph.D.; Matt Ragas, Ph.D.; Stacy Schubert; On-Demand
Educators Academy
Incorporating today’s world into our lessons and identifying opportunities for collaboration
On-Demand Section Webinar
Category: Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
Learn the dynamics of using great initiatives and current community resources and merging those with your courses and students. Our speakers will give great examples of their own success in the community and building a bridge to the classroom. Melissa D. Dodd, Ph.D.; Lois Boynton; Gemma R. Puglisi; Karen Freberg, Ph.D.; On-Demand
Association/Nonprofit Section
The Opportunity and Benefits of Going Viral
On-Demand Webinar
Category: Communication Strategy
Included with PRSA Membership.
Organizations of any type, and in particular associations and nonprofits, must begin to shift towards an updated digital media strategy. To be more effective, digital messaging must begin to pivot; it should come from the perspective of the donor, advocate, member, or customer. Whether you're looking for new donor sources, desire to be more relevant to your membership, or compete in an overcrowded customer landscape, this webinar will give you plenty to consider as you begin to plan for the Fall and your 2017 calendar. Peter Winters; On-Demand
Corporate Communications Section
How to use data and create experiences to take your social media strategies to the next level in 2017 and beyond
On-Demand Webinar
Category: Social Media
Included with PRSA Membership.
Whether you’re B2B or B2C, social media continues to play an important role in corporate communications today and is ever changing. From shifting audience behaviors and new channel introductions to changing technologies and algorithms, corporate communicators must be in the know and understand the implications to help their organizations craft strategies and content to ensure they are achieving the desired result. During this webinar, attendees will gain practical advice they can start leveraging now and in the new year to up their social media game. Serena Ehrlich; Colin Burns; On-Demand
On-Demand Webinar
Category: Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
A how-to webinar offering insight and tips on how to ignite your career, or for those who have worked in the communications profession for a number of years, how to re-ignite your career. Stephen Dupont, APR; On-Demand
Crafting Messages that Motivate
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Communication Strategy, Techniques & Tactics, Writing
Included with PRSA Membership.
This webinar will share best practices for PR and Communication professionals on how to craft messages that motivate your audiences. Ken O’Quinn; On-Demand
Entertainment & Sports Section
How to Effectively Manage the Court of Public Opinion Without Compromising Legal Strategy
On-Demand Webinar
Category: Crisis & Reputation
Included with PRSA Membership.
Drawing on real-world examples from some of the highest profile sports cases in recent years, this webinar will address the PR / legal dynamic and what a powerful force it can be when both sides are effectively working together. Melinda Travis; On-Demand
The Snapchat Tips, Tricks & Hacks That PR Pros Need to Know
On-Demand Webinar
Category: Social Media
Included with PRSA Membership.
During this hands-on session, Cathy Hackl, a nationally recognized, live video expert/consultant, and Lisa Buyer, published author of “Social PR Secrets,” will demystify one of the hottest social media platforms available to storytellers and brands today. Cathy Hackl; Lisa Buyer; On-Demand
Travel & Tourism Section
Align the Right Message
On-Demand Webinar
Category: Crisis & Reputation
Included with PRSA Membership.
Senior communicators from the hospitality industry will share real-world case studies that will demonstrate how to create focused, carefully managed, and powerful responses during difficult situations and crises. Heather Kirksey; Ashley Svarney; Charlene Chan; On-Demand
The Plan, the Process and the Possibilities
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Communication Strategy, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
All successful business professionals set goals on a consistent, annual basis. Achieving the goals you set and managing the process is a vital way to move forward in your career. During this Webinar you will learn not only the relevance of setting and achieving goals, but how to focus on the targets of importance both to you as an individual performer and to your organization. Suzanne Updegraff; On-Demand
Tips for Communicating Expectations to Build Trust and Credibility
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Communication Strategy, Leadership & Management, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
Join us for this webinar as we discuss the value of setting expectations for performance results and for developing a professional relationship filled with trust and credibility. Suzanne Updegraff; On-Demand
Independent Practitioners Alliance
On-Demand Webinar
Category: Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
Thinking about striking out on your own? Make 2017 the year you take the leap! The path to starting your own business is exciting and rewarding but also filled with new challenges you may not have anticipated. Learn from independent practitioners who have navigated this uncharted territory, overcome obstacles and built successful businesses. J.W. Arnold, APR, Fellow PRSA; Wendy Kurtz, APR; On-Demand
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Techniques & Tactics, Writing
Included with PRSA Membership.
Participate in this webinar to sharpen the core writing skills required for social media posts, news releases, blog posts, speeches, media pitches and any other PR document. Michael Smart; On-Demand
Their Importance on the APR Examination
On-Demand Webinar
Category: Accreditation Preparation & Maintenance
Included with PRSA Membership.
Gain insight into a variety of communications models and theories, and learn how they can help you prioritize your target markets, develop relevant messages, and establish credibility and trust. Jason S. Kirsch, APR; Bob Saline, APR, Fellow PRSA; On-Demand

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