One of the biggest challenges for public relations practitioners seeking to gain respect in the field is the fact that there are many ways to enter the profession and (unlike, law, medicine, accounting and other credentialed professions) it is difficult to prove to employers that you are technically competent.
The Public Relations Society offers a professional accreditation program that gives experienced practitioners the opportunity to demonstrate their competence and awards them the industry’s only recognized professional credential – the APR.
One of the first steps in the accreditation process is the Readiness Review in which a candidate prepares a case study that demonstrates their ability and professional competence and presents it to a three-member panel.
The Yankee Chapter will hold a readiness review preparation workshop after the first of the year to help candidates prepare their readiness review application, case study (portfolio) and discuss their presentation strategy.
This session should be of particular interest to those who have previously participated in the chapter’s accreditation preparation classes, but who have not begun the accreditation process, as well as those who want to start the accreditation process .
Cost for this session will be $20. Location: Concord, NH. Date: January 28, 2012.