SARASOTA, Fla. – June 7, 2022 – Just in time for hurricane season, the Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (CWC-FPRA) will present “Hurricanes, Floods and Fugitives: Effective Internal Communications During a Crisis.” The professional development program will feature FPRA’s state president, Devon Chestnut, APR, CPRC, and take place on June 16, 2022, from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at Holiday Inn Express & Suites (5730 Gantt Road, Sarasota).
“A crisis could impact your organization at any time, and communication with internal stakeholders is critical to successful recovery efforts,” says Melanie Reda, APR, CPRC, president of the CWC-FPRA. “This program will help attendees prepare to handle a crisis situation and ensure the proper tools and plans are in place, regardless of the situation.”
Chestnut is an accomplished public relations professional with more than 10 years of industry expertise. Currently, she works at Cox Communications as the communications manager for the southeast region, which includes Florida, Georgia and Louisiana. At the event, Chestnut will discuss the importance of pre- and post-crisis communications, as well as communication during an actual crisis. Attendees will learn about developing a robust communication plan, activating various forms of communication channels and the importance of establishing a communication cadence based on the crisis level.
Tickets for the in-person program are $25 for FPRA members and $35 for guests, and lunch is included. To register, visit cwcfpra.com/events. This event is sponsored by Visit Sarasota County, as well as Next-Mark, CWC-FPRA’s annual sponsor.
The Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association meets monthly for professional development luncheons and networking. Events such as this one are designed to expose attendees to current public relations practices and developments in the communication industry. Visit www.cwcfpra.com for more information.
About The Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (CWC-FPRA)
The Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association is a network of more than 115 public relations, marketing and communications professionals from Sarasota, Manatee and Desoto counties who come together for professional development and to build a network of peers. As an active part of the oldest statewide public relations organization in our country, CWC-FPRA takes pride in its 50-plus year history of presenting stimulating programs and advancing the professional growth of its members. The mission of 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. For more about CWC-FPRA, go to cwcfpra.com.