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Why National Assembly Is My Favorite PRSSA Event

During my four years in PRSSA, I have attended four National Conferences (Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Indianapolis), two Leadership Rallies (both in Arizona), three Regional Conferences (Chicago, Detroit, Waynesburg) and two National Assemblies (Portland, Austin). I’m lucky to have seen so many parts of the country and met so many peers and professionals, but for […]

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Planning For Success: Resource and Transition Training [National Assembly Recap]

Event: Planning for Success: Resources and Transition Training Presenters: Gary Bridgens, Vice President of Chapter Development Jenn Shafer, Vice President of Regional Conferences Veronica Mingrone,Vice President of Professional Development Heather Harder, Immediate Past President Tina McCorkindale, APR, National Faculty Adviser Recap: A panel of PRSSA National Committee members along with their National Faculty Adviser explained […]

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Hire for Attitude and Train for Skill [National Assembly Recap]

Event: PRSSA 2016 National Assembly Friday Keynote Presenter: Brandy King, Southwest Airlines, “Communications Director” Recap: Brandy King double majored in political science and communication at Texas State University, and started her career as a TV producer for a television station in Dallas. She did not originally study or practice public relations. She currently is a […]

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Leadership Language: Finding Your Professional Voice [National Assembly Recap]

Event: Leadership Language: Finding Your Professional Voice Presenters: Don K. Egle, MBA, APR, ABC, PRSSA National Professional Adviser, vice president for marketing and communications and chief marketing officer, LeTourneau University Kelly Davis, APR, public relations director, Riggs Partners Emma Finkbeiner, PRSSA 2015–2016 National Publications Editor in Chief Nolan Miles, PRSSA 2015–2016 National vice president of […]

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Talent Development: How to Uplift Future Leaders [National Assembly Recap]

Session: Talent Development and How to Uplift Future Leaders Presenter: Bonnie Upright APR, PRSA Board Liaison Joshua Gordon, Vice President of Member Services Victoria Lewis, Vice President of Advocacy Sarah Johnson, Vice President of Professional Development Gary Bridgens, Vice President of Chapter Development Recap: On her first day on the job at an agency, Bonnie […]

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Being Your Authentic Self: Keynote from David Grossman [National Assembly Recap]

Session: Farewell Meeting and Keynote Address Presenter: David Grossman, APR, ABC, Fellow PRSA, founder and CEO, The Grossman Group Recap: All too often we are concerned about the “suppose-to” track of our lives. We want to make all the right choices, at the right time and have order in our right life. We think we […]

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National Assembly Bylaw Amendment — A Dues Proposal Q&A

The PRSSA National Committee is taking a proactive step toward aligning our incoming revenue streams with our operating costs by proposing a dues adjustment. This proposal will be presented to the National Assembly delegation to help maintain member benefits and continue advancements needed to enhance our Society. If this proposals is approved, annual national dues […]

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Things You’ll Love About National Assembly

In my experience, each PRSSA national event is unique. From the grand scale of National Conference, to the inspirational events of Leadership Rally, to the local charm of a Regional Conference, each and every event offers something special. National Assembly, coming up this March 3–6, in Austin, Texas, not only offers leadership training and networking—it […]

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Four Reasons to Attend This Year’s National Assembly

If you ask any young professional what they remember most from their time in PRSSA, the national events are sure to top the list. Local Chapter events, socials, fundraisers and community service efforts are enjoyable, but national events bond together all types of members in a way that local events can’t. The next national event […]

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What it Takes to Lead Change Effectively in an Organization [National Assembly Keynote Recap]

Session: Leading Teams Through Change and Transition Presenter: Victoria Trapp, Global Transition Manager, Nike Inc. Recap: Change is inevitable, but with the help of Nike Global Transition Manager Victoria Trapp, you can get through it smoothly and come out the other side energized and excited to move forward. Trapp spoke about recognizing the importance of […]

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