Since 1990, Counselors’ Network (CN) has served as a forum for 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 are designed to provide members with enriching professional development opportunities and experiences. The next CN Behind-the-Scenes event is scheduled for October 23-24, 2018. Lodging for CN members has been arranged at the Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Downtown. A group rate of $125, plus tax, has been secured (use code FPR). Reservations can be made by dialing 1-800 Holiday or by calling the hotel directly at 850-433-2231. Deadline to book at the $125 rate is Friday, September 21.
A Dynamic Two-Day Winter Symposium
This annual event provides senior-level, professional development designed to encourage productive idea sharing and stimulating dialogue. The 2019 CN Winter Symposium will be held January 24-26. Our block of rooms at the Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Augustine Beach Oceanfront Resort is now open. Please note that this is a brand new property that will be opening in November of 2018. FPRA’s room rate for this year’s CN Winter Symposium is $129/night (tax not included), plus a $15 resort fee per room per night. When booking your room, you may see a message that says the property is accepting reservations for an arrival of February 6, 2019. Our property will be open in January of 2019.
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 hailing from top global corporations, powerhouse industries and national marketing firms.
An Exclusive Network
CN offers a diverse network of professionals to its members for problem solving, idea sharing and networking. Members enjoy access to a closed Facebook group, 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 are invited to speak on a variety of issues.
Additional benefits include leadership and mentoring opportunities.
Membership in CN is open to any member in good standing of the Florida Public Relations Association who has earned the CPRC (Certified in Public Relations Counselor) credential. In addition, members must be actively engaged in providing counseling services whether as a full-time principal, officer, partner or employee of a public relations firm, corporation, organization or agency.