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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Report Card on PR Leaders

Report Card on PR Leaders: Gender differences deepened, leader-employee gap remains and grades slide in several areas. Read more

Save the Date 2017

Save the Date: 8th Annual Milestones in Mentoring Gala

The eighth annual “Milestones in Mentoring” Gala will be Thursday, October 26, at the Union League Club of Chicago. Read more

Web Feature

Congratulations to the 2017 Class of Plank Fellows.

Ten educators have been selected to join the communications team at world-class public relations agencies and corporations. Read more

Resources

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Webinar On-Demand

Our textbooks taught us the pioneers of our profession—Ivy Lee and Edward Bernays—but this webinar shines a light on those the textbooks missed. Discovering the “Hidden Figures in PR.”

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Grants & Awards

Small Web Save the Date 2017

2017 “Milestones in Mentoring” Gala

Recognized as the best night in public relations, the 8th Annual “Milestones in Mentoring” Gala will be held on Thursday, October 26, at the Union League Club of Chicago.

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Dialogue

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Contribute to Platform Magazine

Platform Magazine, sponsored by The Plank Center, offers public relations students, educators and practitioners to become part of the Platform team! Be published and noticed by the public relations industry.

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Latest News

Plank Center Study Identifies Mentoring Benefits, Developmental Requirements

The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations has released a formal white paper highlighting the benefits and best practices entailed in the mentoring process, both at the collegiate level and in the workplace. Read more

Gender Differences Deepen, Leader-Employee Gap Remains and Grades Slide In Plank Center Report Card 2017 on PR Leaders

 

In 2015 the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations and Heyman Associates produced its first Report Card on PR Leaders. Leaders earned passing grades for the five areas examined—leadership performance, job engagement, trust in the organization, work culture and job satisfaction—but crucial gaps highlighted areas for improvement.

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