PR Insights March 2017 Edition

Fri, Mar 10 2017

PRIA to join Next Generation Engagement Project

The PRIA this week announced that it will partner with the University of Melbourne to undertake a world first research project that aims to identify and address the knowledge gaps in engagement, social risk management and social licence.

To be known as the Next Generation Project, it will bring practitioners and industry together around the country to build understanding of best practice in engagement and improve community and environmental outcomes. PRIA members with an interest in engagement are encouraged to get involved in the project. Read more

PR student’s bank accounts saved at RMIT

Thanks to PRIA's support, RMIT was successful in its appeal to the Australian Government to have their VET FEE HELP (VFH) status re-instated. Students intending to study the highly regarded Public Relations and Communication course at RMIT will now be eligible to receive VFH from the Government to study the RMIT PR course.

In a broad sweeping move early this year the Government decided that this VET course, a pathway into the Bachelor Degree for Public Relations at RMIT was no longer eligible for Government support. One of the criteria for the Government’s consideration of RMIT’s appeal was that the industry peak body supported the need for the course.

Sean Larkins speaks the truth to Government Communicators in Canberra

Sean with WPP's Kathryn Cooper (left) and PRIA CEO Anne Howard

Great insights and discussion on where we're at - globally - with government communications at PRIA ACT's lunch with Sean Larkins, global Government communication expert and author of the newly released The Leaders' Report. Check out Sean's 10 Key Attributes for Government Communication Teams.


FREE Member-only Webinars

Coming soon: Join Canning Corporate Communications MD Renée Bertuch on Wednesday 29 March, presenting on Communicating in a Crisis. Plus on Wednesday 12 April, Lewis Shields, MD of Touch Creative will show us how to win that coveted Golden Target Award.

International Women's Day

This week, we celebrated International Women's Day by calling on you to forge a better working world - every day. The PRIA strongly supports gender equality in our industry, and encourages you to be familiar with our Diversity and Inclusion Policy.

MasterClasses key to intense professional learning

The Sydney and Melbourne MasterClasses over the past four weeks have proven to be a winning formulae for members.

Note: You asked and we’re delivering – next up, we are taking Storytelling workshops around the country –
Register now

Rewards and Recognition on the rise across Asia

PRIA partnered with PublicAffairsASIA
once again to contribute to The State
of The Industry Report 2017
These numbers are in line with those PRIA
already tracks within the Professional Framework. It's important for all members to understand the industry trends and to have a considered approach to career development and planning.


Final Call for Fellow Nominations

Do you know a communication professional who you consider worthy of elevation to the rank of Fellow of the PRIA? The Fellows Nomination Committee would like to hear from you. Nominations close Friday 31 March 2017. Find out more

Exciting Member Announcements

Sauce Communications Director Liane Sayer-Roberts appointed to the SSE Board, Susan Redden Makatoa joins Temple Executive Search, plus big things happening at Tailor MaidPrimary CommunicationP4 Group and The Red Republic.

PRIA National Professional Development

A workshop designed for communication professionals:
take your writing to the next level

From early childhood, we develop a love for stories and the ideas they communicate. Regardless of the delivery format, stories convey messages in an entertaining, memorable and indirect way. Effective stories influence feelings, beliefs and behaviours, and have the power to transform organisations and entire societies. 

Michael Gladkoff, will deliver the professional development sesssion in Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. This interactive workshop will draw on the experience of participants to boost your ability to create effective stories for your organisation or clients. Read more

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