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PRSA Storytellers: What the Pandemic Proves About Leadership (Webinar)


While upsetting the balance of our lives all over the world, COVID-19 has also focused enduring themes and emerging trends for leadership practice. This big-picture webinar details why and how improvisation and inclusion must be at the center of every leader’s philosophy and behaviors in a post-pandemic world. In essence, no organization can be successful without their leaders cultivating these twin skills moving forward. Detailing what has changed in our organizational environments, while drawing from a wealth of research and surprising insights from the field of improvisational theater, the webinar will provide participants with a framework that can be immediately put into practice by both rising and established leaders. Using findings from the author’s new book, Improv for Democracy: How to Bridge Differences and Develop the Communication and Leadership Skills Our World Needs, the webinar will further provide an opportunity for participants to re-set their thoughts and actions as they launch into new and uncertain post-pandemic futures.

Date/Time: Friday, April 30, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST

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Diversity & Inclusion: Uncovering Implicit Bias to Achieve PR Success (Webinar)


In this webinar, we will come together to talk about how our workplaces and PRSA can achieve diversity and inclusion goals by uncovering our own implicit biases, building diverse teams and recognizing the value and strengths in cultures we consider different. This open and honest discussion about how implicit (or unconscious) bias can negatively affect our workplace lives will invite participants to discreetly see through a new lens. We know that diversity of thought in inclusive environments brings value to organizations ranging from publicly traded conglomerates to nonprofit agencies. In fact, the greatest strength of an organization is its reputation, trust and respect built through a philosophy that demonstrates a track record of honesty and fairness that creates a “bank of goodwill” than can be drawn from when reputation is threatened. Learn how proactive public relations magnifies the effect of “doing the right thing” by building relationships with key publics and how it is through awareness, education and positive recognition of the differences among people that we can begin to recognize the uniqueness in everyone, valuing the contribution that each can make and create an inclusive work environment where awareness of, and respect for, those of diverse groups, which in turn allows us to work together to achieve PR and communication goals for our clients, ourselves and PRSA.

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST

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Humanizing Communications: How To Create Thoughtful and Inclusive Narratives (Webinar)


This webinar focuses on how to incorporate appropriate language and imagery with a human lens in public relations campaigns. Strategy and tactical inclusion tips covered during the webinar are centered on person-first, multicultural, LGBTQ+ and economically disenfranchised communities.

Date/Time: Thursday, May 13, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST

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