Chapter Development Sessions

Each year, the PRSSA International Conference begins with Chapter Development Sessions designed to help you lead your Chapter. We are happy to announce that we will be offering Chapter Development Sessions virtually this year on Monday, Sept. 21 from 4:30–5:30 p.m.

In these sessions, peers provide interactive 30-minute presentations on a particular aspect their Chapter excels in– their best practices for recruiting underclassmen, fundraising, networking with professionals, motivating members, finding speakers and more. We hope that more Chapters have the opportunity to attend these informative sessions since travel will not be required.

PRSSA National seeks Chapters to present these sessions, so we ask: What does your Chapter do best? How has your Chapter overcome a challenge this past year to create new opportunities? Where has your Chapter improved the most? What has your Chapter learned?

Applications to present should address the needs of a variety of Chapters, include teachable elements and adhere to the PRSSA Style Guide. The application deadline is Monday, July 27.

Gather a team of presenters and submit the Chapter Development Session application electronically to the PRSSA National vice president of Chapter development and Executive Director Jeneen Garcia.

All questions regarding Chapter Development Sessions can be directed to the vice president of Chapter development.

2019 Chapter Development Sessions

  • Waynesburg University, Building Golden Relationships
  • DePaul University, Networking Is So Fetch!
  • Stockton University, Taking the Lead in Professional Development: Successful Networking
    in the Local Community
  • LATAM (Universidad de San Martín de Porres/Universidad
    Argentina de la Empresa), How To Stay Connected Internationally

2018 Chapter Development Sessions

  • University of Florida, How to Revitalize Your Chapter
  • Wayne State University, Making Your Chapter “Warrior Strong”
  • DePaul University, PR Eye
  • Drake University, Fundraising on Campus

2017 Chapter Development Sessions

  • Eastern Michigan University, “Seemingly Im(Possible): Chapter Growth on a Nontraditional Campus”
  • DePaul University, “Interns and the City: DePaul PRSSA Edition”
  • Universidad de San Martin de Porres, “Success in Digital Media: Improve Your Online Presence as a PRSSA Chapter”
  • Waynesburg University, “PR Week Defeated: How to Host a Revolutionary Event

2016 Chapter Developments Sessions

2015 Chapter Development Sessions

2014 Chapter Development Sessions

  • Depaul University, “How I Met My Mentor”
  • The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, “The Big Event: Planning 101”
  • Grand Valley State University, “Breaking Barriers”
  • Kent State University, “The Alumni Matchmaker: Best Practices to Alumni Relations”
  • Iowa State University, “Creating Your Network: Branching Out Beyond the Meeting”
  • Ohio University, “It’s More than just a Meeting: Powerful PRogramming and How to Plan it”
  • Drake University, “Growing PRSSA Membership through Community Partnerships”
  • The University of Oklahoma, “How to Tie the Knot: Working Closely with Your Local PRSA Chapter”

2013 Chapter Development Sessions

2012 Chapter Development Sessions

2011 Chapter Development Sessions

  • University of Northern Iowa, “Programming Your Way To Be the Best Chapter in the Sea”
  • University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, “How Your Small Chapter Can Dominate National Competitions”
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha, “Once Upon a Time –– Tell Your PRSSA Story”
  • Kent State University, “Cash In On Communication: Reaching Your Fundraising Goal”
  • Grand Valley State University, “Seeing the World, One Agency Visit at a Time”
  • DePaul University, “DePaul PRSSA’s Favorite Things”
  • Elon University, “Dialogue Across the Divide”
  • University of Delaware, “Changing Perceptions: How To Rebrand Your Chapter”