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August Reading Round Up — Diversity, Podcasts, Crisis Communication and the fall issue of FORUM

The fall semester has started, which means staying up-to-date on current events and industry news is more difficult. Luckily, the Progressions monthly reading roundup has all of the latest news and trends in one place. Here are eight interesting articles you may have missed this month. 5 common grammar pitfalls Author: Steve Vittorioso Publication: PR […]

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Millennials, Diversity and the Workforce

Millennials, the generation that is just now starting to surface into the real-world and develop themselves as young professionals, are not always understood. I’ve heard millennials called several different things — entitled, lazy, antisocial. Millennials have a negative connotation that they’re the generation that has been handed everything and constantly have their heads in their […]

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Get to Know the Woman Behind the Tweets: Courtney Lukitsch

This year’s PRSSA Diversity Month Twitter chat, “University Diversity,” will be co-hosted by Courtney Lukitsch, the Owner and Principal of Gotham PR in New York and London. The August 16 conversation is set to begin at 9 p.m. EST. This year’s Twitter chat focuses on the benefits of diversity in the workplace and why it […]

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Podcast with the Pros: Heather Whaling

Heather Whaling, CEO and founder of Geben Communication, takes the German root of her company’s name to heart. Geben, which means “to give,” focuses on providing its employees with a quality work experience. She also focuses on this meaning throughout other aspects of her life. Heather is an advocate for women and girls in the […]

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What Diversity on Campus Means to You: Kent State PRSSA

It seems like diversity is one of the hottest topics right now — and it should be. It’s important to interact with people from diverse backgrounds whose opinions differ from your own. For the 40,000 students that make up Kent State University’s eight campuses, diversity unquestionably plays an important role. Since the Kent State student […]

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Understanding the Role of Diversity

Diversity Month is a month dedicated to celebrating and embracing diversity within PRSA and PRSSA. In an effort to understand more about the role of diversity in organizations, I contacted Dr. Cheryl Jenkins, associate professor and graduate coordinator at the School of Mass Communication and Journalism at The University of Southern Mississippi and co-author of ”Race […]

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Why Diversity Is Important

Many of us can agree that diversity is a good thing. Making diversity a goal is, for the most part, a no-brainer. However, we often forget the many reasons why diversity is important in the first place. Here are three reasons why it is important for us to continually encourage diversity. Diversity is more realistic. […]

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3 Ways to Avoid the “Single Story”

Public relations is all about storytelling. If we aren’t creating awareness or framing conversations, we’re busy questioning and seeking out answers in preparation to do one or the other. Why not bring this same frame of mind to our personal and professional interactions?   We are constantly surrounded by people who are different from us. […]

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August Twitter Chat Recap — Joining the Multicultural Workforce

Thank you to everyone who participated in our August 2016 Twitter chat. Specifically, we’d like to thank our co-hosts, Vice President of Advocacy Andrew Cook  (tweeting from @adcook22) and Vice President of Public Relations Josh Lachica (tweeting from the @PRSSANational account) for guiding the conversation. Please be on the lookout for the next Twitter chat! [View […]

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4 Ways Your Chapter Can Participate in Diversity Month

Hold a Diversity Meeting Everyone is different not only on the outside, but also on the inside. Coming together as a Chapter and discussing ways to encourage and express diversity allows each member to feel like they are represented. A great way to let everyone express their diversity is by asking each member to define […]

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