Connect and network over lunch with CPRS professionals around the province!
Throughout 2021, CPRS Northern Lights board members are invited to join for monthly professional development lunches. These events are an opportunity to connect and network, talk about current events and issues in the world of PR and more.
Watch the events page for future dates.
Wednesday March 17, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST
CPRS is partnering with Dr. Terry Flynn, APR, FCPRS LM, as he embarks on a nation-wide tour to discuss how public relations professionals can combat misinformation and have a more positive impact on internal and external decisions that may affect their organization’s overall mission.
CPRS Northern Lights is hosting Dr. Terry Flynn’s workshop on April 17.
Date: Friday, April 17, 2020
Time: 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (includes lunch)
Location: Regional District of Fraser-Fort George Boardroom (155 George Street, Prince George)
Members, non-members and students all welcome. Register before March 2, 2020 for early bird pricing!
To learn more and register, visit the CPRS National website here.
CPRS Northern Lights Members are invited to join us on January 31 from 12 to 1 p.m. PST for an online webinar “Lead with Intent” with award-winning professor and executive consultant from Victoria, Bev McPhee.
The webinar is for CPRSNL members only. As a perk of your membership, you can join the online webinar for FREE. No need to register; we will email the webinar login details to all members before the event.
Lead with Intent
Have you succumbed to the glorification of busyness? Are you a card-carrying member of the cult of perfectionism? Do you spend more energy defending your value than creating it? Time to tap into the gift of intent.
Intentional leaders make deliberate rather than reactive choices to guide meaningful work. Learn proven strategies for capacity loading. Use the Energy Audit to improve your ability to deliver sustainable outcomes. And, practice inviting courage and humility into your daily leadership approach to accelerate personal and team growth.
About Our Presenter: Bev McPhee
Her toughest gig is parenting: five direct reports (3 sons; 2 daughters); three skip-level reports (the amazing granddaughters). And, one long-time canine partner: Gary.
On the side, Bev provides executive leadership expertise for clients across North America. As a former Vice-President of an IBM subsidiary, she cut her teeth on some of the most complex strategic business transformations in Canada. She’s also led PwC’s People and Organization division for western Canada—and still facilitates their national award-winning program for high-performers. In her executive positions, Bev was responsible for up to 500 staff and tackled client business challenges impacting as many as 30,000 employees. (Not nearly as high-risk as leaving five teens home alone with the dog.)
Bev is also an Associate Faculty member at Royal Roads University, where she teaches graduate-level communications, leadership and organizational development. She’s been widely recognized for her contributions in the fields of Technology, Communications, and Strategic Transformation. Bev’s a popular keynote speaker and was nominated for YWCA’s Women of Distinction Award and RRU’s Kelly Outstanding Teaching Award. She travels internationally providing customized corporate programs to senior leaders, and recently won HR.Com’s Award for Best Innovation in Design and Execution for leadership programming in North America.
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Join us for the CPRS Northern Lights’ Christmas Kringle Mingle on Thursday, December 12, a night of wine tasting, crafting, and socializing!
Let’s get together and catch up at our annual Christmas party!
The event will start at 5:00pm at the Northern Lights Estates Winery in Prince George. Northern Lights members will have the option to participate in wine tasting at $3 per person, starting at 5:15pm. Special guest, Kim from The Makerie (Hey K Marketing), will also lead us through a holiday craft you can bring home.
Please RSVP before noon on Tuesday, December 10 to confirm your spot.
View event details and save your spot.
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Join us online on Friday, November 1 from 12-1 p.m. for our next Deep Dive phone/webinar facilitated discussion. These events allow us to dig deep on a specific topic and learn from each other in a short 1-hour lunchbreak session.
Our topic will be “PR Under Fire” with CPRSNL members, Fran Haughian, Julie Rogers and Emily Epp. They’ll start off the conversation with some examples of times when they, as a professional communicator, were under attack or undermined by their Board/Council, executive staff, or community.
Then we’ll have a facilitated discussion about strategies we can take in the moment, strategies to raise the profile of the PR profession, and strategies to manage the physical and emotional repercussions of the hostile situations.
Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 30. The event is for CPRS members only and is free.
Send us your ideas
When you register, you can submit questions or examples related to the topic that you would like to discuss.
You can RSVP and submit possible discussion items here: https://form.jotform.com/92955132414254
Once you register, you will receive the call-in/ webinar details.