2019 Events Posted!

flat lay photography of calendarCheck out our events page to see a snapshot of the professional development and networking opportunities we have planned for the new year.

Mark your calendars!

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Webinar – Communications and Engagement

CPRS Members, join us for a free lunchtime webinar!

Webinar topic: The Intersection of Communications and Engagement
Image result for iap2RSVP and mark your calendars for Friday, November 30, starting at 12 noon, to learn from Jessica Delaney, a strategic communications and engagement specialist who uses her effective facilitation and communication skills to lead groups through complex, potentially confrontational processes.

Have you ever wanted to learn how to encourage participation and effectively engage with the public?

Jessica Delaney is the Principal of Strategic Communications and Engagement at Delaney and Associates and has a strong desire to bring people together to get things done. Based in the Vancouver office, Jessica works with the team to develop, implement and report on engagement and communications strategies that focus on building common ground. She works to build social capital for ethical, values-based organizations, and earned her Certified Public Participation Professional (CP3) designation through IAP2 Canada in 2017.

Register today by emailing cprsnl@gmail.com. Please note, this webinar is available for CPRS members only (CPRS members from other chapters are welcome as well!).

To register, please include the full name of registrant(s) and each registrant’s email address so we can send the webinar login details ahead of time and can plan an engaging session for the number of participants and learners.

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Beyond the Hype 2018

733526_e78d14e1e3ec4ce8979e234576a2d59f_mv2Don’t miss out on BEYOND THE HYPE 2018 Conference & Mixer at Royal Roads University in Victoria, hosted by the Victoria chapter of CPRS.

CPRS-VI has even extended a special invitation for CPRS-NL members to attend at the CPRS-VI members-rate!


Want to attend an awesome one-day conference for experienced communications and public relations professionals? Join us for CPRS-VI’s BEYOND THE HYPE 2018 professional development conference on Friday, November 23 from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at beautiful Royal Roads University in Victoria!

We’re keeping it real, authentic, and practical. If you’re looking for a day of talking heads, theory, and death-by-PowerPoint, this event is not for you.

If you’re looking to walk away at the end of the day feeling inspired, with new connections and meaningful tools that you’re excited to implement right away, then Beyond the Hype 2018 is where you’ll want to be!

Here’s a peek at our program line-up:

KEYNOTE – Off Camera: Tamara Taggart Gets Real

Other sessions include:

•         What’s UX and Why Should You Care?

•         Don’t Feed Your Public Steak and Your Employees Dog Food

•         Storytellers and Their Stories: Lessons Learned From Behavioural Sciences

•         Cracking the Code: How to Show Value and Speak the Language of the C-Suite (Moderated CEO Panel)

And don’t miss our Mixer at Hatley Castle – that’s right, a castle! (complimentary admission from 4:45 p.m. to 7 p.m.) We’ll feed and water you well throughout the day, finishing with a Mixer at the majestic Hatley Castle, where you can kick back, connect and cultivate your network with peeps who share and understand your world!

Real stories. Real strategies. Really helpful.

Registration is now open! All BC-based CPRS members get the member rate. Get the Early Bird price until October 28.

Register TODAY: cprs-vi.org/beyond-the-hype

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Hello from your 2018/2019 Board

achievement adult agreement armsFollowing our typical summer hiatus, your CPRSNL Board is into the swing of it this fall. We had our first meeting as a new Board on Sept. 25. As we look to the year ahead and start our planning, stay tuned for updates on upcoming events and professional development opportunities. Feel free to send your thoughts, ideas or suggestions to us at cprsnl@gmail.com.

The Board Members for the 2018/2019 year are:

  • President: Annie Doran, Tourism Prince George
  • Vice-President: Eryn Collins, Northern Health
  • Past President: Christina Doll, City of Prince George
  • Treasurer: Susan Clarke, consultant
  • Membership: Kim Hayhurst, Northern Development Initiatives Trust
  • Accreditation: Sarah Zimmerman, Northwest Community College
  • Professional Development: Haylee Seiter, Northern Health
  • Communications (website & Twitter): Emily Epp, Cariboo Regional District
  • Communications (email & Facebook): Chandra Matlock, City of Prince George
  • Education: Simone Blais, UBC Okanagan
  • Events: Vacant

We are looking forward to a great year of networking and professional development with you!

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CPRSNL Social – July 27


Gather with your fellow friends and colleagues at the CPRS Northern Lights Social on Friday, July 27 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Crossroads Brewing in Prince George.

Join us for dinner and/or drinks and great conversations about public relations and communications.

RSVP by July 25 to confirm your spot. Reserve your spot by indicating you are ‘going’ to the Facebook event or by emailing cprsnl@gmail.com.

Hope to see you all there!

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