School district decisions affect many stakeholders – students and their parents, staff, tax-payers, and community members. School leaders and communications professionals seek to engage these diverse groups in decision-making processes, to hopefully arrive at constructive solutions with the greatest benefit for all involved. But as it often the case in our districts, the stakes are high, and debates can get intense.
Participants at this year’s WSPRA Spring Workshop dove deeply into community engagement theories, best practices and case studies. The Spring Workshop was designed to explore community engagement through a variety of presenters, so school leaders and communicators could gain practical strategies for the benefits and possibilities of true community engagement.
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By: Kate Winckler, CESA 6
|Summit to Address the Safety of Students
The Wisconsin School Public Relations Association is participating with the Wisconsin Department of Instruction and a coalition of education organizations in the first Wisconsin School Safety Summit at the Johnson Foundation at Wingspread, July 16-18. Summit participants will explore a range of topics related to school safety. Click here to read the press release.
|Public Participation Course Offers Skills & Tools for EducatorsLocal opportunity for training! Need a minimum of 12 attendees to hold the course. REGISTER TODAY!
School administrators, public relations practitioners or any professional who works with the public will benefit from training offered through IAP2 and its team of extraordinary trainers. Find out how to go beyond endless, rancorous debates and learn to create effective forums for discussion and dialogue. Learn to approach any situation and generate positive results by making use of the tools and techniques learned through interactive exercises. Attendees may earn a certificate in Public Participation by attending IAP2 Public Participation Training, July 22-26at Eppstein Uhen Architects in Milwaukee. Click here for a full description of the training and registration information.
We have a job opportunity posted on our website:
Public Outreach Specialist – Eppstein Uhen Architects
Do you have experience developing + maintaining client relationships?
Eppstein Uhen Architects is looking for a candidate to serve as a public outreach liaison and communications resource between clients and their communities.
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|NSPRA National Seminar
Mark your calendars to attend the NSPRA National Seminar in San Diego, July 7-10, 2013. Click here for more information.
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