2016 Summer Accreditation Sessions for PRSA Members in Palm Beach

Your Palm Beach Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America will begin offering study sessions for the Accreditation process for you to attain your APR recognition.  The sessions will begin on Wednesday evenings starting July 13th at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the Lifelong Learning Center on the FAU Campus in Jupiter.

The APR designation is the mark of the PR professional.  It is an important step professionally and reflects upon your personal commitment.  Our Accredited Chapter members are here to assist and to see you succeed.  We will provide presentations on the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities that will serve as building blocks to your career.  These presentations are provided FREE to Chapter members as a benefit of your membership.  Additionally, we will provide you with a free copy of the PRSA Study Guide for APR Candidates.  Each Study Guide is 160 pages long and will help you in understanding the study presentations and in preparation for the Readiness Review and the computer-based Examination.  Additionally, there are rebates offered by PRSA National, the Sunshine District and our Chapter to defray the costs of $385 for the successful APR candidate.

A list of presenters, topics and dates follows:

July 13:  Lisa Johnson,  APR - Introduction and Accreditation Process, Exam Tips
July 20:  Rebecca Szmukler Seelig, APR - Business Literacy, History & Current Issues, Mgt. Skills
July 27:  Lady Hereford, APR, and Becky Peeling, APR - R-P-I-E, the Planning Model
Aug   3:  Lady Hereford, APR, and Becky Peeling, APR - Crisis Comm., Media Relations
Aug 10:  Chuck Suits, APR, Fellow PRSA - Info. Technology, Advanced Comm. Skills, Ethics & Law, Research, Financial PR

All sessions will begin at 5:30 p.m. and generally run until 7:30 p.m. depending on the topics, the presenters and the interaction with the candidates.  All presenters are APR certified and they are seasoned public relations professionals.  They are also volunteer members of the Palm Beach Chapter's Accreditation Committee.  Once again, these presentations are provided free of cost as a service to our Chapter members with the purpose of advancing the public relations profession.

If you have any questions or want more information, please feel free to call or email

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