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CPRS Calgary benefits from an active membership – both locally and in the national arena. Check back regularly to learn what's happening with member and society news, accomplishments and programs.

Jun 21, 2017
CPRS Calgary conducted a membership survey in early 2017. The CPRS Calgary Board of Directors has evaluated the results, and has started implementing the feedback received in the 2017 program year. The Board will continue to use the guidance provided in the coming program year to help us make decisions to improve member engagement and overall satisfaction. To communicate the survey results to members, we have shared a brief presentation at the 2017 AGM and the following provides an executive summary of the survey results. For those wishing to see more complete results or with any questions, please contact membership@cprscalgary.com.
Jun 13, 2017

On April 28, 2017, the CPRS Calgary Education & Students portfolio hosted Passport to PR YYC. The event allowed students the opportunity to catch a glimpse of what it’s like to work in PR for various companies around Calgary, spend time learning from esteemed public relations practitioners and build their network.

These are their stories.

Feb 16, 2017

         The CPRS Calgary - Education & Students Committee invites you to participate in our 2016/2017 mentorship program. This program will provide an amazing opportunity for students to connect and engage with esteemed public relations practitioners such as yourself as well as help them navigate their future careers.

 

What’s in it for you as a mentor?

  • Receive accreditation maintenance points (worth one maintenance point/year)
  • Learn more about new technologies/strategies from graduating students
  • Give back to the profession/share your experience with up-and-coming practitioners

          Of course, we can’t forget the table stakes – the mentorship program prides itself in being a platform for mentors to immerse themselves in projects, mentoring, skill-building that is both professionally and academically related, resume building, and interview guidance.

 

What’s the time commitment?

          How much time you and your mentee decide to commit to the project is completely up to you; however, there is a minimum requirement that is set out in the initial mentorship agreement. The minimum requirement entails one face-to-face meeting per month and at least one phone call and/or email each month from both parties. There will also be two networking events throughout the term and a few checkpoint meetings with the mentorship coordinator.

 

          If this sounds like an opportunity that you would be interested in, please reply to Mikayla Kardynal (mrkardynal@gmail.com) with your contact information.

Nov 24, 2016
Evaluating and measuring public relations efforts is sometimes like spotting the Ogopogo. Each sighting has some similar elements, but there's a lack of consistency in the visual — enough to make it tricky to clearly prove it’s real.
Nov 8, 2016

Attention nonprofit communicators - Do you need some hands-on assistance with a public relations project or event this winter?

The Public Relations program at Mount Royal University is recruiting opportunities for students to work with nonprofit organizations on PR projects and events during the winter 2017 semester.

 
Oct 13, 2016
It’s incredible to think that we’re already mid-way through September. Where did the summer go?
Mar 29, 2016
The end of March as Membership Month is fast approaching. So whether you are thinking about joining yourself or you need one last nudge to send that email encouraging friends and colleagues to sign up, here are the top four benefits of joining CPRS.