The pros and cons of proposed 2022 bylaw changes

Dear PRSA Oregon chapter member, We’re asking you to weigh in on a very important topic this year. Your chapter board of directors has set an online vote of membership to ask you whether the current requirement that chapter presidents be accredited in public relations (APR) should be removed, so that non-APR professionals can serveContinue reading “The pros and cons of proposed 2022 bylaw changes”

April is APR month

Did you know April is APR Month? Each April, PRSA celebrates the credential, shares stories of success from those who have earned their accreditation in public relations, and provides information to members who may be interested in pursuing their own APR or APR+M. Check out these resources: A new APR website and brochure featuring information on the benefits ofContinue reading “April is APR month”

Upcoming Event: Storytelling with Data and Analytics

Want to explore the creative elements of data and analytics, including how to best present research in a developed narrative for your audience? Join us April 15 for Storytelling with Data and Analytics: The Creative Aspects of Research from noon to 1 p.m., PDT. Register in advance. We’ll look at how to tell a storyContinue reading “Upcoming Event: Storytelling with Data and Analytics”

The false binary of internal vs. external communications

By Lori Friedman We live in a world where one tweet can quickly transform an “internal” issue into an external one. If there is a wall that separates the internal from the external it is tissue-paper thin. Lately I’ve been wondering if the very idea of external vs. internal communications is a false binary, orContinue reading “The false binary of internal vs. external communications”

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Explore Your Blind Spot

If you signed up for this session with Eric T.B. Lomotey that we previously scheduled in March, we have good news. We’ve rescheduled for May 13. Lomotey will discuss individual and systemic bias and the ways in which they reinforce a lack of diversity; as well as methods to challenge oneself and utilize their individualContinue reading “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Explore Your Blind Spot”

Join us in Bend

Are you ready for some in-person community building? Join PRSA Oregon for a casual in-person meetup of marketing and communications professionals. There’s no formal programming — simply pop by to meet some like-minded locals. Everyone is welcome, whether you’re a college student exploring career opportunities or a seasoned pro. This meetup is hosted by PRSA Oregon’sContinue reading “Join us in Bend”

Event: Explore diversity, persisting systemic and individual problems

We’ve rescheduled this event for May 13! Click here to register. Join us March 18 with Eric T.B. Lomotey to discuss individual and systemic bias and the ways in which they reinforce a lack of diversity; as well as methods to challenge oneself and utilize their individual privileges with the hope of creating more inclusive,Continue reading “Event: Explore diversity, persisting systemic and individual problems”

Friday Coffee Chat: Let’s talk about the professional you

Grab a cup of joe and join in this informal zoom discussion to exchange ideas about how we as PR professionals move forward in our careers. What kind of professional development do we seek and why? What about a proactive career plan? What wisdom will we share and learn? Attend this casual networking and discussionContinue reading “Friday Coffee Chat: Let’s talk about the professional you”

PRSA accreditation series to start soon

The  Oregon PRSA accreditation coaching team is revved up and ready to add your name  to the hundreds of PRSA members we have mentored to APR success! This series is free! PRSA accreditation is your opportunity to:   • Enjoy lively coaching presentations including special APR guest coaches  • Increase your professional standing   • Develop aContinue reading “PRSA accreditation series to start soon”