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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

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

Betsy Plank in her youth, during her professional life and in her retirement years.

Friends of Betsy

Join us in building an exhibit space dedicated to Betsy Plank to educate generations of her impact in our profession’s storied past.  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

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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Latest News

The Plank Center Honors Six Influential Industry Mentors

The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations will honor six influential leaders on their commitment to mentoring during an induction ceremony at the Union League Club of Chicago Thursday, Nov. 7. Read more

Trends and Challenges Revealed in First North American Communication Monitor

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

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