The Eight Truths - Web Feature

The Eight Truths

Ron DeFeo shares his leadership journey and “The Eight Truths (of Public Relations Leadership).” Read more

Self-Reflection

Self-Reflection in Public Relations Leaders: A Study of its Practice and Value in Russia and North America

Examines self-reflection as a foundational tool in global leadership and offers practical insights on improving these tools in the classroom and practice.

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Challenge for Emerging Leaders - Feature

Challenge for Emerging Leaders, Dallas

Eighteen PR students gathered at Southern Methodist University in Dallas to take part in the fourth Challenge for Emerging Leaders.

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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

NACM - Feature

North American Communication Monitor

The first study to examine the state of public relations in Canada and the United States found trust is the most crucial issue. Read more

Resources

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

2019 Milestones in Mentoring Honorees

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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Dialogue

Report Card - Static Feature

PR Leaders Received a “C+”

Is improving public relations leadership on the profession’s radar screen? As it stands now, leadership in the field remains pretty average; improvement seems elusive. The urgency to act is now.

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Latest News

Millennial Communication Professionals Study Published in International Journal

The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations and the Institute for Public Relations co-sponsored a study to examine the millennial generation from a talent management perspective. Read more

Challenge for Emerging Leaders, Dallas

Eighteen public relations students gathered at Southern Methodist University in Dallas to take part in the fourth Challenge for Emerging Leaders, hosted by The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations, November 14-16.

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