According to the Plank Center’s Report Card 2019, PR leaders received an overall grade of “C+”, reflecting little change from previous studies in 2015 and 2017.

Is Improving Public Relations Leadership on the Profession’s Radar Screen?

According to Report Card 2019, PR leaders received an overall grade of “C+”, reflecting little change from two previous studies. Read more

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The Plank Center Awards Eight D&I Scholarships

The Plank Center has awarded eight diverse public relations students scholarships to attend its 2019 Summit on Diversity and Inclusion. Read more

Feature- Summit

Diversity & Inclusion Summit

The Plank Center is set to host its 2nd annual Summit on Diversity & Inclusion in Public Relations. Register now!
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The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations will honor six influential leaders - Rich Jernstedt, Matt Harrington, Cheryl Sanclemente, Dr. David Dozier Kelly McGinnis and Kim Hunter - on their commitment to mentoring during an induction ceremony at the Union League Club of Chicago Thursday, Nov. 7.

Congratulations to the 2019 Mentoring Honorees!

The Plank Center will honor six leaders on their commitment to mentoring at the Union League Club of Chicago Thursday, Nov. 7. Read more

The North American Communication Monitor found several issues that may impact PR pros in the next three years.

North American Communication Monitor

The North American Communication Monitor found that building and maintaining trust is the most crucial issue facing the profession. Read more

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North American Communication Monitor

North American Communication Monitor

The Plank Center sponsored the North American Communication Monitor, the first survey of its kind in North America, to explore the status quo, qualities and trends of communication management.

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Grants & Awards

Takes Chicago

The Plank Center Takes Chicago

Have you heard the exciting news? The Plank Center will host not one, but four events in Chicago this November. Save your seat for a week of Plank – mentoring, leadership and diversity & inclusion.

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Q&A with our Honorees

Mentoring is a “hot” topic in many professions including public relations. Our “Milestones in Mentoring” honorees shared their mentoring tips, challenges, inspiration, advice and much more.

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Is Improving Public Relations Leadership on the Profession’s Radar Screen?

Results of The Plank Center’s Report Card 2019 reflect little change in public relations leadership from two previous studies. PR leaders received an overall grade of “C+” in 2019, similar to previous studies, though down a bit overall in the last five years.

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The Plank Center Awards Eight D&I Scholarships

The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations has awarded eight diverse public relations students scholarships to attend its 2019 Summit on Diversity and Inclusion to be held in Chicago on Nov. 8. Read more

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