July 7 Seminar & Luncheon: What Powers Fortune 100 Communications Groups?
What differentiates the top leaders? What's the best defense in managing change and difficult situations, or driving change?
Next month, David Grossman, ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA, will lead a morning workshop in addition to the monthly luncheon and explain how the most effective leaders and successful organizations use leadership communications to drive their business. PRSA Houston members and guests can register online for the morning seminar, luncheon, or both.
Grossman is the founder of The Grossman Group, a Chicago-based communications consultancy that specializes in organizational consulting, strategic leadership development and internal communications. He is also the author of You Can’t NOT Communicate: Proven Solutions That Power the Fortune 100.
Date: July 7, 2010
Time: 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. (seminar)
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (luncheon)
Location: Briar Club
Contact: Paula Ruth, APR, 281-870-1717
Thanks to our July sponsor
Donate to PR Foundation Auction
The Public Relations Foundation of Houston (PRFH) will host its annual silent auction June 17 as part of the 2010 Excalibur Awards for Excellence. You can support the future of our profession by donating items to the auction or purchasing an item at the event.
Some of the donations that will be available at the auction include:
· St. Arnolds Brewing Company gift basket
· Overnight get-a-way for two at the Houstonian Hotel
· Chi hair care products from Farouk USA
· Bowling party at Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge
· City-wide family membership to the YMCA of Greater Houston
· Houston Rockets jerseys from Gulf States Toyota
· Ensemble Theater tickets
· Performance tickets from the Houston Ballet
· Membership to the Museum of the Fine Arts
Supporting PRFH is a win-win for everyone involved. The Foundation awards a $3,000 scholarship to support a local, deserving student studying PR or communications each year. The Excalibur Awards auction is PRFH’s largest fundraising event.
Contact: Tricia Bentley or Ania Czarnecka
APR Study Group Scheduled June 9 – 15
Want to become accredited? Only five sessions remain in the APR Study Group. These sessions will cover everything to prepare you for the exam. Remaining dates and subjects include:
Wednesday, June 9 Communications Theory and Diffusion
Wednesday, June 16 Research and Research Methods
Thursday, June 24 Planning Process
Thursday, July 8 Law and Ethics
Thursday, July 15 Business Literacy
Register for the remaining sessions today. Registration includes the entire series. Study Group materials will be sent only to those registered.
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: University of St. Thomas Basilian Room, Welder Hall, 1st Floor
Parking: Street parking minimal; Moran Center parking garage available near W. Alabama/ Graustark
Contact: Kelly George, APR, 281-575-4009
APR Spotlight: Suzanne Ogle, APR
APR is a mark of distinction for public relations professionals who demonstrate their commitment to the profession and to its ethical practice. APR candidates are selected based on their broad knowledge, strategic perspective and sound professional judgment. PRSA Houston talked to Suzanne Ogle, APR, who earned her accreditation a few months ago.
PRSA Houston: What made you decide to become Accredited at this stage in your career?
Ogle: I believe learning is a lifelong experience, and by stretching yourself beyond your current level, you accelerate your level of competence. Throughout my life, I have consistently set goals and hurdles to help me move along. The APR accreditation was important to me, because it represented a level of professionalism and commitment to continued growth.
PRSA Houston: How did you prepare for the Readiness Review and computer-based exam?
Ogle: I took the prep course taught by Julie Fix, and then studied with the online course. I found that helpful as it allowed me to fit studying into my crazy schedule.
PRSA Houston: What advice do you have for others who are considering Accreditation?
Ogle: Study. It was my experience that day-to-day best practices in my professional life do not always represent best practices.
PRSA Houston: Do you have any other comments or suggestions for people thinking of becoming accredited?
Ogle: Houston has a large resource network of talented professionals. It is important to take advantage of these resources, and then give back to your industry and the professional community.
June 9: Help Plan PR Day 2010
Come network, and showcase your communications talents to others in our community! Join the PR Day 2010 Planning Committee to help make this event a hit! Volunteer opportunities include programming, logistics, communications and more.
PRSA Houston’s PR Day 2010 Source: Erin Schwartz