Betsy Plank Day 2018

Join us as we celebrate our namesake, Betsy Plank, April 5. Click here to download the interactive toolkit to get started. Read more

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Legacies from PR Legends

The heroes of our profession have inked personal messages of counsel and experience for countless generations of PR professionals.

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Mentorship Guide

The Plank Center offers a tactical, skill-based mentorship guide available for broad educational use for all Plank partners. Read more

Why is mentoring so important?

Plank Center Study Identifies Mentoring Benefits, Developmental Requirements

The Plank Center has released a formal white paper highlighting the benefits and best practices entailed in the mentoring process. Read more

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5 Steps for Better Leadership

“We need many more effective, ethical and excellent leaders in our profession.” Here are five steps for better leadership. Read more


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Mentorship Guide Download

Backed by collegiate white pages, top industry professionals and researchers, The Plank Center’s Mentorship Guide offers a living series of tips and tricks on how to get the most out of a mentorship relationship.

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Grants & Awards


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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Reflecting on 2017

We take great pride in our commitment to the development and advancement of PR leaders. While there are many things to celebrate, let’s take a look back at our top 10 choices of 2017.

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Latest News

Plank Center Welcomes Four New Advisors

The board of advisers for The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations has elected four professionals to join their ranks, bringing the group to 28. Read more

Challenge for Emerging Leaders, Chicago

Twenty public relations students gathered at DePaul University in Chicago to take part in the second Challenge for Emerging Leaders, hosted by The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations on November 9 – 11.

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