Since 1990, CN has served as a forum for FPRA’s senior-level public relations practitioners to discuss their craft and learn from one another.
Benefits of CN membership include:
Periodically, members of the Counselors’ Network are invited to attend special events that are exclusive to Network members. These events provide members with enriching professional development opportunities and experiences.
CN Winter Symposium: A Dynamic Two-Day Conference
This annual event provides high-level professional development designed to encourage productive idea sharing and stimulating dialogue. To see what this event is like, view the schedule for the 2024 CN Winter Symposium in Amelia Island on January 18-20, 2024, or the 2023 CN Winter Symposium that was held in Gainesville on January 19-21, 2023.
Until you experience the CN Winter Symposium, it is hard to explain the level of personal and professional growth that takes place in two days. It is a combination of incredible experiences — behind-the-scenes tours, hands-on exposure, discussions with top leaders — and networking with the sharpest PR professionals in the state. If I was only allowed one professional growth opportunity this year, this is the one I would pick because every time I leave knowing that it is the best investment my company can make in me.
Michelle Bono, APR, CPRC
Bono Communications & Marketing, L.L.C.
Special CN Sessions at FPRA’s Annual Conference
One of the many perks of being a CN member is direct access to the FPRA’s Annual Conference keynote speakers. Many hail from top global corporations, powerhouse industries and national marketing firms, and the CN sessions provide opportunities to interact with them directly.
An Exclusive Network
CN provides its members with a diverse network of professionals for problem solving, idea sharing and networking. Members enjoy access to a closed Facebook group, quarterly newsletter, CN member directory and member-only events.
Participation in a Statewide Speakers’ Bureau
CN serves as a source of speakers for FPRA chapters and FPRA’s state conference. As leaders in the public relations industry, CN members may be invited to speak on a number of topics related to their areas of expertise.
Additional benefits include leadership and mentoring opportunities.
Membership in CN is open to Florida Public Relations Association members in good standing who have earned the CPRC (Certified in Public Relations Counselor) credential and are actively engaged in providing counseling services as a full-time principal, officer, partner or employee of a public relations firm, corporation, organization or agency.