March 2021 Leadership Forum: APR

Leadership Forums occur quarterly and are conducted via webinars with a focus on the following topics:
leadership development, membership recruitment, volunteer engagement, APR, board relations, communications, programming and awards, strategic planning, PRSSA relations, diversity & inclusion, governance.

Forum Dates: March, June, September (QuickStart Conference), November


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Speaker: Tara L. Smith, M.S., APR
Graduate Director and Public Relations Instructor at University of Delaware, and Founder of Tara Lynn Communications 

When: Thursday, March 25, 2021, at 12 p.m. EST via Zoom

Sponsored by: Butler University Strategic Communication Graduate Programs 

Inaugural Leadership Forum Focuses on APR:
PRSA ECD’s inaugural Leadership Forum on March 25 emphasized APR ahead of APR Month in April. ECD Leadership Forums are designed to share effective practices related to chapter leadership and excellence in the public relations profession. Forums are open to PRSA and PRSSA chapter leaders and members of the district. ECD 2021 Leadership Forums are sponsored by Butler University Strategic Communication Graduate programs. ECD board secretary Kaylin Staten, APR (PRSA West Virginia Chapter) and director-at-large member Jennifer Kramer, APR (PRSA Akron Chapter) are co-chairs of the Leadership Forums.

About Tara:
Tara L. Smith, M.S., APR, is the director of the M.A. in Strategic Communication program and a full-time instructor for the University of Delaware’s Department of Communication. She is also founder of Tara Lynn Communications. Previously, Tara lived in New York City, and worked in public relations and corporate communication roles at the headquarters of NBCUniversal News Group, Time Warner Inc., and Ketchum Public Relations.

For more than 15 years, Tara has been active in the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). She currently serves on the Board of Directors for PRSA Delaware as the Vice President, and is the Ethics Officer for the chapter. Previously, Tara served nationally on the Educational Affairs Committee, was an officer of the Board of Directors for PRSA New York, and held numerous leadership positions with PRSA Georgia.

Throughout her career, Tara has gained recognition from notable industry awards, including the CLIOs, SABREs, and the coveted PRSA Silver Anvil Award. She was also selected as PR Week Magazine’s 2006 Student of the Year during her senior year of college. Tara completed her M.S. in public relations and corporate communication from New York University with distinction, and a B.A. in public relations from The Pennsylvania State University. In 2017, she attained Accreditation in Public Relations (APR).

Learn more about the APR
Apply for Accreditation
Promote your APR achievement
Renew your APR
Volunteer as an APR facilitator
PRSA Hoosier Chapter’s APR Course

Please contact us if you have APR resources at your Chapter level and would like to share them here!

Learn more about Butler University’s Strategic Communication Graduate Programs here.

This event is sponsored by Butler University Strategic Communication Graduate Programs.