Essentials of Public Relations

In this interactive session, facilitators Robin Schell, APR, Fellow PRSA, Rosemarie Rung, APR, and Pat McGee, APR, Fellow PRSA will give an overview of essential information for today’s public relations practitioner, including:

  • Behavioral public relations theories and how to apply them to your organization
  • Self-assessment and discussion on the six roles of the PR Practitioner
  • Trends in Internal and External Communication
  • PR Research for Planning and Measurement
  • Media relations, including how social media has changed the way we build relationships
  • Crisis communications
  • Future trends in the PR field


Pat McGee

Pat McGee is secretary for development and communication at the Diocese of Manchester, responsible for assisting all diocesan institutions, parishes, and schools in acquiring the funds necessary to support the mission of the church and to provide clear and open communication with the faithful and the public regarding church issues, diocesan policy, programming, and special messages. He is also a past president of the Yankee Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.

Rosemarie Rung, APRRosemarie Rung is principal of Higher Rung Communications, providing strategic communications planning, leadership communications training, and general public relations counsel to business and non-profit clients. She has more than twenty years of corporate communications experience, serving as a subject matter expert in crisis communications, change management communications, and community relations for a Fortune 50 company.

Robin Schell, APRRobin Schell is senior counsel and partner for Jackson Jackson & Wagner, a behavioral public relations and management consulting firm serving a national base of clients.  Robin’s specialties include employee communications, issue anticipation and crisis communication programs, community relationship-building, behavioral research & strategic planning.  The firm’s clients range from nonprofit organizations to Fortune 100 companies to government entities.

Event details:

WHEN:  Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Long Term Care Partners, 100 Arboretum Dr. on the Pease International Tradeport in Portsmouth, NH.
COST: PRSA Members $30, Non-members $50, Students/interns $20.

All proceeds from this event will go to the James H. Bradley Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Named in honor of the Yankee Chapter’s “founding father” James (Jim) H. Bradley, the scholarship is presented annually to a student with a declared major in a public relations-related field who is studying at an accredited college or university in Maine, New Hampshire, or Vermont.



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