This informal get-together for current holders of the APR and CPRC also serves as an information-gathering session for prospective candidates for both public relations accreditations.
(Sarasota, FL.) The Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (CWC-FPRA) is hosting a “Public Relations Mixer” for public relations professionals interested in earning accreditation in their field and for those who already have accreditation and would like to share their experience. Accreditation is a formal credentialing process for the public relations professional. The Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) and Certified Public Relations Counselor (CPRC) are two proactive, affordable “short-term-investment/long-term-benefit” opportunities available to FPRA members. This free event is Friday, January 27, 8:30 a.m., at The Coffee Loft, 5025 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. RSVP to Laura Haw, APR, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
According to Laura Haw, APR, vice president of accreditation for the CWC-FPRA, the event will acquaint participants with the value of achieving accreditation, including the process and time commitment required. “The APR and CPRC, the second-tier credential, are recognized as a mark of distinction for public relations professionals who demonstrate broad knowledge of PR, sound professional judgment, strategic perspective and a high level of commitment to the profession and its ethical practice,” says Haw.
The Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association meets monthly for professional development luncheons and networking. Visit www.cwcfpra.com for the latest details.
The Florida Public Relations Association is dedicated to developing public relations practitioners who, through ethical and standardized practices, enhance the public relations profession in Florida. The organization’s 16 professional and 12 student chapters provide professional development, networking and recognition opportunities for nearly 1,500 members across the state. FPRA is the nation’s oldest public relations organization, established by Lt. Col. John Dillin, APR, CPRC in 1938. For more information, visit www.fpra.org.