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Accreditation Preparation One-Day Jumpstart Session

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 16 when PRSA Houston will present a workshop designed to help you get going on your path to Accreditation and the APR credential behind your name.
 
The day-long workshop will cover what you need to know about the Accreditation process, how to prepare for Readiness Review and the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) tested.  Also included: an overview of the strategic planning process and how that applies to becoming “Accredited in Public Relations (APR).”
 
Registration fee is $20 for PRSA members and $25 for nonmembers, and covers a light breakfast and lunch.
 
Julie B. Fix, APR, Fellow PRSA will be our workshop leader from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the University of Houston. She is a veteran workshop presenter and APR coach, who also serves PRSA Houston as Assembly Delegate and the University of Houston as a Valenti School of Communication instructional assistant professor.
 
Parking and Directions: I 45 to Cullen, turn south. Turn left at Entrance 16 in front of the Moores School of Music. Turn left into Parking Lot 16. Park anywhere. To reach the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication, walk across Entrance 16 and through the park.
Speaker: Julie B. Fix, APR, Fellow PRSA
Speaker Julie B. Fix, APR, Fellow PRSA
Julie B. Fix, APR, Fellow PRSA, is an instructional assistant professor at the University of Houston, teaching public relations and communications courses.  She is Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication and faculty advisor to the UH PRSSA chapter.  Fix is also president and principal ...

Julie B. Fix, APR, Fellow PRSA, is an instructional assistant professor at the University of Houston, teaching public relations and communications courses.  She is Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication and faculty advisor to the UH PRSSA chapter.  Fix is also president and principal of Fix & Associates, Inc. Public Relations, providing consulting, planning and training in the areas of writing, crisis communication planning and management, special events and political campaigns.


A member of PRSA since 1991, she was accredited in February 1996and elected to the PRSA College of Fellows in 2010.  She served on the Houston Chapter's Excalibur Awards Committee in 1992, as Professional Development co-chairman in 1993-94, chapter liaison to the PRSSA Chapter at the University of Houston in 1998-99, Assembly Delegate 2003-05, secretary 2006, treasurer 2007-08 and is currently serving a third term as Assembly Delegate. She is a facilitator for the Universal Accreditation Board’s online APR study cohorts and frequently conducts "Jump Start Workshops" for those interested in pursuing accreditation.  She has also served as a coach for PRSA Houston APR study groups.


Fix is past president of the Texas Public Relations Association, past chairman of the Public Relations Foundation of Texas, and she managed the annual Silver Spur/Best of Texas Awards program for more than a decade. She has won awards for writing and for successful communications programs from the Texas Press Association, Texas Public Relations Association, The Press Club of Houston and the Houston Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.  In 2006, she won TPRA's Golden Spur Award in recognition of her contributions to the association and the profession, and in 2009 Houston PRSA honored her with its Legacy Award.

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When?

Sat, April 16, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
(GMT-0600) US/Central

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Where?

University of Houston Jack J. Valenti School of Communication
4800 Calhoun Road
Houston, TX 77204
United States