Professional Development

Each year, CPRS hosts an education conference. The event includes daily general sessions and concurrent educational programs pertinent to the practice of public relations as well as providing unique networking opportunities with public relations professionals from across Canada.

In addition to National efforts to continuing education, local Member Societies host workshops, seminars and tutorials throughout the year.

CPRS has negotiated special member rates with the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) including their Professional Interest Section events. All CPRS members can register for PRSA Professional Interest Section programming at the Section member rates (you may not become a member of the section). Educational offerings include home study programs, videos, conference attendance and PRSA Professional Interest Section events.

Also note that current CPRS members may join the PRSA Counselors Academy, which provides opportunity to improve counselling and firm management skills with a variety of professional development activities including annual spring conferences, publications, electronic information exchanges and a powerful worldwide peer network. Check the PRSA website www.prsa.org or call their office at 212-460-1420 for upcoming events.

CPRS also promotes education excellence through its Education Standard and Curriculum Guide.