June/July 2015

2015 Leadership Rally                                                                                                 Oct. 29-30 in Knoxville

Current, incoming and aspiring PRSA leaders are highly encouraged to attend the 2015 Leadership Rally on Friday, October 30, 2015, at the Holiday Inn – Downtown in Knoxville, TN. During the one-day professional development conference, you will learn more about leadership positions within PRSA at the local, district and national levels while developing skills that will help you thrive professionally. Through carefully planned sessions, you will meet chapter and district leaders; learn about the position you have been elected to hold; share best practices; and take home ideas that will improve your chapter’s programming, membership, and much more.

Registration information will be posted to the Southeast District website in early August.  For those who register before September 18, 2015, the registration rate is $55.  For those who register September 19 – October 16, 2015, the registration rate is $65.

Overnight accommodations are available through the Holiday Inn with a room rate of $112.00 when using code PRS.  The booking rate of $112 expires on September 29, 2015.  To book a room, contact the Holiday Inn at (800) 264-1579 or click here.

How to Keep Members Engaged Online                                                               That’s what we’ll learn on July 27

The Southeast District’s July Best Practices Call next week will focus on online strategies for keeping members involved. Lookout Chapter board members Kristina Braden and Candace Davis will cover the integration of online and offline methods, the role of programming, personal asks, and the willingness to implement new technologies.

They’ll lead a roundtable discussion, asking chapters to share a member engagement success or failure  and what they learned in the attempt.

Date & Time: Monday, July 27; 3pm Eastern, 2pm Central                                    Call-in number: 559-726-1300                                                                          Participant Code: 699479#

 Return to the Mountains Next Spring

The Volunteer Chapter invites you to explore The Personal Side of PR at the Southeast District’s 2016 Spring Conference, April 6-8, in Knoxville, Tennessee. Ink in those days now, and visit www.prsasoutheastconference.com to learn why you should plan to attend.

If you’re interested in presenting or speaking about The Personal Side of PR: Where Connecting With People Can Change Your Trajectory, read our Call for Presentations and submit your proposal online by Aug. 31.

We’re looking for experts who can talk about their results-oriented best practices, unique and creative strategies, personal career development, and career and life coach strategies – all so we can learn about personalizing communication efforts at work and strengthening our personal public relations career path.

Stay up-to-date with the latest conference plans by following Volunteer PRSA on Facebook and Twitter. 

New Professionals Week is August 23-29

Each year during New Professionals Week, PRSA celebrates the newest members of our profession. The week of August 23-29, PRSA will host a national webinar and #NPPRSA Twitter Chat to encourage a national discussion among new professionals and PRSA Chapters. Read more about national plans for the week and keep an eye peeled for networking or professional development activities within your own chapter.

2015 PRSA Leadership

The first stage of deciding PRSA’s national leadership for next year is underway. The National Nominating Committee will review board applicants at a meeting in Chicago the end of this month. You can view the applicants and review the election process online.