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Become a Project Management Ninja (Webinar)

Today, 4 out of 5 organizations struggle to find qualified talent to lead projects. 37% of an organization’s projects are at risk of failure. Meanwhile over $2 trillion is wasted every year in businesses around the globe due to poor project management. On this webinar, we will discuss the knowledge, skills and traits that you need to have to be a great project manager. Today’s public relations professionals are well positioned to lead cross-functional teams and execute complicated campaigns that involve multiple stakeholder groups. We will cover the technical, leadership and strategic/business management expertise that is required to be successful. You’ll learn “NINJA” tips and best practices for ensuring your next project stays on track so you are viewed as innovative, versatile and strategic by your organization’s leaders.

Thursday, August 15 at 12 noon (ET) via Zoom*
*You will receive an email with instructions to log in.

Free to PRSA members; $15 for guests

About our presenter …

Tracy Imm, ABC, APR is a business communications leader that loves to train others in the areas of corporate communications, social media and digital marketing as well as leadership. She is currently the Director-Public Affairs for the Maryland Insurance Administration. She also has a consulting practice where she works to empower women on their personal life journeys. Her two self-published books, Brave Girls Guide to Work That You Love and Conquer Shame + Claim Success: Three Keys to Abundance, Love and Leadership can be found on Amazon.

Learn more about Tracy on her website.

 

2019 PRSA Maryland Annual Conference

Thursday, July 18
Notre Dame of Maryland University

“What’s Truth Got To Do With It? The Future of PR!”

Truth. Transparency. Authenticity. The push to do business and communicate in a more open and transparent way.

Today’s consumers want more in their purchasing choices than a great product or service. Whether it’s shoes or eye glasses, luggage or even ice cream, the soul and character of an organization carry just as much weight.

What’s all this got to do with public relations? Turns out, pretty much everything. Join us as we discuss how to address and apply the demand for transparency in your work as a public relations professional.

The PRSA Maryland Annual Conference is a day-long education and networking event that offers attendees a variety of sessions on hot topics, plus the chance to catch up with old acquaintances and make new ones. The conference is a must-attend program for those seeking new insights and perspectives on the latest industry trends. 

Investment (includes continental breakfast, break & lunch. Plus free parking)
PRSA Member: $199.00
Guest: $249.00 
Student: $75.00 
*Registration fees increase $20 7/17/2019

Multi-Staff Discount available! Send 3 or more staff from the same organization and receive $20 off each registration. Please click here for printable form.

Want to help shape the conference? We are looking for people to help with programming, marketing/communications, sponsorship and more. Can’t commit to a full committee? Sign up as an onsite greeter and volunteer! Send us an email.

A special thank you to our sponsors …

PROGRAM HOST

BREAK HOST

DESIGN

Want to showcase your brand in front of Maryland PR pros? Sign up to be a Conference sponsor. Several levels available.

Turning Vision into Reality

Online registration is closed. Please register onsite.

We are almost halfway through 2019. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? Are you on your way to achieving your vision for the future?

Spring is the perfect time to give your professional and personal aspirations a boost. Join PRSA Maryland on Thursday, May 9, for a powerful, entertaining, interactive event designed to help  turn your vision into reality.

During this workshop, you will

  • Pick up three tools to help you create and achieve your vision
  • Gain greater clarity for all areas of your life
  • Discover how to increase your prosperity while staying in harmony with your highest values
  • Learn ways to tame your fears and negative self-talk to move with greater confidence toward your goals – and become a better person, employee or business owner!

With creative activities and laughter, Certified Life Mastery Consultants Theresa Wyatt and Nancy Pritchard will help you take the steps toward living the life you want.

Details:
Thursday, May 9
11:30 – Registration; Noon-1:30 – Program

Location:
Erickson Living Corporate Headquarters
Bill Gates Conference Room
5525 Research Park Drive, Catonsville

Just $25 for PRSA members and $45 for guests.
Fee includes lunch!

*no refunds after 5/3/19. Registrations are transferable

About our presenters:

Theresa Wyatt is passionate about helping people build their dreams.  She uses evocative coaching to help people achieve dreams in all areas of their lives. As a Certified Life Mastery Consultant, Theresa offers weekly programs and services to individuals and groups. Through vision workshops and presentations, Theresa increases participants’ awareness of their unique visions and some of the steps to help them move toward that vision with clarity, confidence and consistent results. If you’re ready to gain greater clarity in your personal vision, to be empowered with confidence, and to achieve positively amazing results, Theresa can help you bring your vision to life.

Nancy Pritchard (Pritchard Life Mastery Consulting) plans to spend the rest of her life following her passion, and she invites clients and workshop participants to do the same.  As a Certified Life Mastery Consultant, Nancy’s corporate mission is to ‘Launch 10,000 Visions.’ As a speaker and trainer in the Mid-Atlantic area, Nancy’s vision workshops help people to break through limitations and to achieve greater results than they’ve known before. If you’re looking to gain clarity, confidence and achieve your next level of success, Nancy can help to get you there.

Morning with WBAL-TV

Online registration is closed. Please register onsite.

This time, we’re heading over to WBAL-TV to meet with key staff including president and general manager Dan Joerres, news director Tim Tunison and assignment manager Jessica Rahn. A short tour will follow the presentation.

Details:
Tuesday, April 23

Agenda:
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.: Registration & Networking
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: Program immediately followed by tour

Location:
WBAL-TV
3800 Hooper Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21211

Investment: PRSA members $20; Guests $35
Fee includes light breakfast.
*no refunds after 4/19/19. Registrations are transferable

Dan Joerres
President & General Manager

Jessica Rahn
Assignment Manager

Tim Tunison
News Director

2019 PRSA Maryland Conference – Call for Presenters: Now Accepting through Friday, April 26

Posted updated 4/19/2019

Thursday, July 18 (NEW DATE)
Notre Dame of Maryland University

 

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT RFP

 

“What’s Truth Got To Do With It? The Future of PR!”

Truth. Transparency. Authenticity. The push to do business and communicate in a more open and transparent way.

Today’s consumers want more in their purchasing choices than a great product or service. Whether it’s shoes or eye glasses, luggage or even ice cream, the soul and character of an organization carry just as much weight.

What’s all this got to do with public relations? Turns out, pretty much everything.

When facts aren’t always facts and anyone can share information and call it news, public relations professionals – and their clients – are having to work harder than ever to tell their stories in an authentic voice that feels genuine and relatable. The expectation toward greater transparency influences every aspect of our profession – corporate messaging, internal communications, media relations, social media and digital strategy, storytelling, special events, how a CEO or organization responds to a crisis, and more.

While the need to sharpen and advance our skills is hardly new for the public relations professional, achieving the level of transparency required isn’t exactly easy. Bring your experiences to light and help raise the bar for Public Relations education by being a presenter at the 2019 PRSA Maryland Annual Conference on Thursday, July 18. This year’s conference will be held at Notre Dame of Maryland University.

For “What’s Truth Got To Do With It?,” we’re looking for great examples of how you are addressing and applying the demand for transparency in your work as a public relations professional. As a presenter, you will have the opportunity to impact individuals driven to improve themselves, the organizations they serve, PRSA and our profession. At the same time, you’ll have the added benefit of elevating your own skills and stature among peers who share in your passion and commitment to the profession.

Your experiences and insights toward innovative concepts and solutions are in high demand. By serving as a presenter, you’ll have the chance to demonstrate your evolution as a professional and further position yourself as an expert and role model in the industry.

 Suggested topics from our members include, but are not limited to:

  • Executive communications
  • How advancements in technology are changing the way we tell stories and share information
  • Shifts in the media landscape affecting how PR pros do their work moving forward
  • Social media strategy – finding the right voice and personality, engagement with audiences, use of influencers, etc.
  • Social media video applications – how you’re building engagement and/or solving a problem through applications like Instagram stories, IGTV, Facebook Live, etc.
  • Crisis communications and issues/reputation management
  • Telling powerful stories
  • How to build brand awareness
  • Measurement, tracking and metrics
  • Integration of traditional and social media
  • Tools for PR people on the cloud and via apps
  • Building your own brand as a PR professional (use of LinkedIn, etc.)
  • Marketing to multiple generations
  • Tools for creativity
  • Content development and strategy for multiple mediums
  • Effective writing in an authentic voice
  • Word-of-Mouth marketing – grassroots public relations using new tools
  • Making your message go viral 
  • Building your personal brand—do’s and don’ts of social media

Most sessions will run 60 minutes including question & answer periods. We are also considering 30-minute flash sessions intended to give attendees quick tips on a targeted topic.

Proposals must be submitted on or before FRIDAY, APRIL 26 (NEW DEADLINE). For more information, contact PRSA Maryland office at info@prsamd.org or 443-283-8060.

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT RFP

*Graphic by Quandra Gray

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