GFW PRSA Celebrates 50 Years of APR

50AnnivLogoAPRIt’s time to break out the bubbly and balloons! The Greater Fort Worth PRSA chapter is celebrating the 50th anniversary of accredited in public relations (APR) this year and is planning to celebrate at an upcoming meeting.

Last year, the chapter introduced a local accreditation mentorship program, or LAMP. This year, the chapter has added an easy-to-use form on the accreditation page of the GFW PRSA site for those interested in earning the APR. To view, visit http://fortworthprsa.org/accreditation/. Potential candidates can request a mentor or ask questions about the process. Accreditation Committee co-chairs Carolyn Bobo, APR, Fellow PRSA, or Linda Jacobson, APR, will then assist with the request.

Those who have earned APR demonstrate commitment to the communications profession, to their clients, to their company or organization, and to themselves. Earning the APR is an individual achievement and is recommended for those who have been in the profession for five or more years. The chapter supports individual efforts and offers scholarships to those who successfully complete the process.

 APR Webinar—April 10

Do those three little letters after a colleagues’ name really spell success? Is Accreditation—and maintenance—worth the time and effort? What’s the ROI on APR, and does it pencil out? Join Sue Walton, APR, vice president for university and public affairs, University of North Dakota; Grace Leong, APR, managing partner, Hunter Public Relations and Steven Zenofsky, APR, assistant vice president and manager, public relations, FM Global, for a fast-paced webinar as they share concrete examples of how the APR took their career to the next level, and how it continues to deliver value. How the APR Can Boost Your Career is scheduled for April 10, from 2-3 p.m. CDT. Register here: http://www.prsa.org/Learning/Calendar/register/6144.

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