August 2015

2015 Leadership Rally * October 30 * Knoxville

  • Interested in taking on a leadership position at the local, district or national level of PRSA but don’t know where to start?
  • Intimidated by the new PRSA position you agreed to take on?
  • Concerned that you don’t know everything you need to know about serving on your PRSA Chapter Board?  

Find the answers to these questions and lots more when you join us in Knoxville, Tennessee, on October 30, 2015, for the Southeast District’s Leadership Rally.

During a packed one-day professional development session, you will learn about PRSA, what leadership opportunities are available and how you can get plugged in.  Through carefully planned sessions, you will have the chance to meet other chapter and district leaders; share best practices; and take home ideas that will help your chapter thrive. You will also have the inside track on the exciting things planned for the 2016 Southeast District Conference.

Registration is discounted from now through September 18, so don’t delay:

$55 through September 18

$65 from September 19 – October 16

Register Now!

A special lodging rate of $112.00 has been arranged for all attendees at the Holiday Inn Knoxville Downtown where the rally will take place. This rate includes internet in the hotel room and conference rooms. To make reservations, simply call the Holiday Inn Knoxville Downtown at (865)522-2800 or (800) 264-1579 and use reference code PRS.  The $112.00 room rate expires on September 29, 2015.

Check out the conference website for complete details and an agenda for the session. 

New Professionals Week Activities Start Tonight! 

During New Professionals Week, August 23-29, PRSA will celebrate the newest members of our profession. Preview the topic with a Twitter Chat tonight, August 19, from 9 to 10pm ET, and discuss the future of public relations with an all-star panel of PR industry experts. Event Details & Registration

Next Tuesday, August 25, attend a free national webinar, 3-4pm ET, sponsored by PRSA’s New Professionals section on “How to Activate an Influencer Network with Converged Media.” Michael Brito will talk about how to incorporate new earned, owned and paid media tactics to better engage influencers with content. Event Details & Registration

Best Practice Call Aug 24: Succession Planning

Becky Huckaby of the Volunteer Chapter and Chair-Elect of the SE District Board, will lead a discussion on succession planning. Special guest will be Scott Broyles, President and CEO of the National Safe Skies Alliance, a non-profit corporation that specializes in applied research and testing of aviation safety and security technologies.  Broyles is a subject matter expert on the process of mentoring and developing future leaders.

Date & Time: Monday, Aug. 24; 3pm Eastern, 2pm Central                                   Call-in number: 559-726-1300                                                                          Participant Code: 699479#

SE District Get-Together at International Conference 

Planning to attend PRSA’s International Conference in Atlanta this fall? Begin that meeting’s “PoweRful Connections” on Sunday morning, Nov. 8, at an informal Southeast District get-together hosted by District Chair Amy Coward.

Get to know some of your Southeast District colleagues over coffee and a light breakfast at the Marriott Marquis, the conference hotel. No charge. No program. Just a friendly way to start your busy day. Room details will be sent in advance. Please email Amy right away if you can attend.