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Challenge for Emerging Leaders

Eighteen public relations students gathered at The University of Alabama to take part in the inaugural Challenge for Emerging Leaders, hosted by The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations on February 9 – 11.

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Study reveals a 5-phase ecosystem for top millennial communication talent

Co-sponsored study with IPR reveals sharp differences between millennial communication professionals and their managers. Read more

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Bridging the Gap Between Education & Practice

Applications are being accepted for the Center’s Educator Fellowship Program. Deadline to apply is Feb. 17.

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Year In Review

It has been another wonderful year for The Plank Center.  Read more

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Webinar On Demand

Equipping you and your organization with key takeaways that can be implemented today to serve tomorrow’s public relations leaders.

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Millennial Communication Professionals

A new study by The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations and the Institute for Public Relations of millennial communication professionals (MCPs) confirms their generational differences but concludes some differences will help advance and enrich the profession.

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Q&A with our Honorees

Mentoring is a “hot” topic in many professions including public relations. Our 2016 “Milestones in Mentoring” honorees shared their mentoring tips, challenges, inspiration, advice, and much more.

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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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Research: Millennial Communication Professionals

Millennials are often criticized for the different values, qualities and skills they bring to work. However, a new study by The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations and the Institute for Public Relations of millennial communication professionals (MCPs) confirms their generational differences but concludes some differences (e.g., millennials’ strong values for diversity, transparency and social responsibility) will help advance and enrich the profession.

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Bridge the Gap Between Academia and Practice

The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations is accepting applications for its Educator Fellowship Program. The program consists of an intensive, two-week summer fellowship which allows the fellows to enhance their leadership, networking and professional development skills.

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