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College of Fellows Application Form
College of Fellows Selection Criteria

The College of Fellows was established to recognize those CPRS members who have practiced public relations for at least 20 years and have demonstrated exceptional contributions to the field of public relations in Canada.

Following are the requirements to apply for membership in the CPRS College of Fellows.

Characteristics of a Potential Member of the CPRS College of Fellows

  • CPRS member for at least 10 years and demonstrated leadership within CPRS.
  • Accredited member in good standing and actively participating in the Accreditation Maintenance program.
  • Demonstrated personal and professional qualities, exemplary of a role model to fellow practitioners.
  • Advanced the state of public relations through leadership in exceptional programs in the field.
  • Authored abstracts, articles, and reports; shown leadership through lectures, speeches, workshops, etc. that have advanced awareness of public relations.

Submission Requirements for Membership in the CPRS College of Fellows

College of Fellows Submissions Information

  • Demonstrate professional experience by providing a detailed outline of positions held as a public relations practitioner, beginning with your current involvement, and which includes a summary of your contributions to the communications activities/successes of the organizations or clients with which you worked or are working. In other words, how did you help 'make a difference'.
  • Demonstrate professional capability by providing three documented examples of exceptional professional capability. Relevant examples can be based on work you conducted or led for your organization or client, voluntary public service activities, awards and citations that have recognized your work and contribution to the advancement of public relations, and/or demonstrated mentoring and other educational activities that have assisted younger and advancing practitioners to enhance their strategic and tactical knowledge and skills. Specifics are important.
  • Demonstrate participation in the advancement of public relations by providing three examples of how you significantly contributed to further knowledge in public relations, or how you significantly contributed to the strengthening, leadership and advancement of CPRS and/or other organizations in the field of communications.
  • Demonstrate recognition for your work by providing three letters of recommendation from fellow practitioners and two letters of recommendation from former or current employers or clients that outline their understanding of the quality of your work, your ethical standards, and your leadership capabilities.

Successful candidates for the CPRS College of Fellows must agree to carry out tasks as requested to advance the state of public relations in Canada, add to its emerging body of knowledge, maintain membership in CPRS and accredited status, and serve as a role model for all others in the field of public relations.

College of Fellows Application Form
College of Fellows Selection Criteria
College of Fellows Submissions Information

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Bart Mindszenthy.

Deadline for submissions is February 27, 2009, and all submissions must be forwarded to the College of Fellows, c/o Canadian Public Relations Society, 4195 Dundas Street West, Suite 346, Toronto, Ontario M8X 1Y4.

Bart Mindszenthy, APR, FCPRS
Presiding Officer
CPRS College of Fellows
(416) 924-2425


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