Educators Roundtable at the Currents 2012 conference
The second annual Educators Roundtable was hosted on June 10th during Currents 2012 in Victoria, BC. As part of the Educator Stream offered at the conference, educators from institutions across the country gathered to discuss challenges and opportunities facing public relations students and educators in Canada.
The lively discussion covered various issues including:
- How to tackle writing in public relations curriculum - can it be captured in a first year course or is pre-admission evaluation the way to go?
- The changing economy facing students and practitioners - what is the impact of increasing non-academic demands (part-time and full-time jobs, families, etc.) on students and how do programs and institutions accommodate for the new student experience?
In order to keep the conversation going until the next Educators Roundtable at the 2013 conference, opportunities will be available throughout the year for educators to connect with peers, share gems of wisdom, and learn from everyone's experiences.
If you are interested in knowing about upcoming opportunities to participate in the conversation, click on the link and ask to be added to the list of participants: CPRS Educators Roundtable Participant. You will be included in future emails.
The next Educator Roundtable will be hosted during Conversations 2013 in Ottawa so watch for information and be sure to attend!
"I think the Educators Roundtable is an essential meeting with public relations educators from across Canada which provides us the opportunity to share common and specific teaching issues as well as possible tools and solutions. A very fruitful experience!"
Nadège Broustau, PhD
Département de communication sociale et publique
Université du Québec à Montréal
"The Educators Roundtable provided a terrific opportunity for educators from across Canada to share common concerns and swap ideas about how to improve their practice of PR education. It also set the stage for continuing the conversation throughout the hectic academic year when professors can really use fresh ideas and new approaches in their classrooms."
Corporate Communications and Public Relations
Information about the 2013 Educator Forum
In 2013, the CPRS National Conference will be hosted in Ottawa, ON from June 9 to 11 inclusive. Change the Conversation 2013 will be inspired by the themes of reclaiming the profession, reconnecting and becoming agents of change. Watch this space for updates and details about the 2013 Educators Roundtable.*
*full-time post-secondary educators receive discounted registration rate
Questions? Contact Tracey Baker, MBA, Director Education in CPRS National Office at email@example.com.