Resource Guides


The Plank Center’s mentorship guide provides a framework for mentoring relationships and a resource to support leadership and research in public relations. From umbrella beginners tips for initiating and growing mentoring relationships to more niche, tailored topics, The Plank Center offers a series of tactical, skill-based mentorship guides available for broad educational use for all Plank partners.

Mentorship Guide (PDF)

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. This guide was made to supplement mentorship programs, lesson plans, and/or professional relationships. With a quick, complimentary download, professional groups and individuals alike will receive relevant and supported counsel.


Our Mission

The Plank Center’s mission is to help develop and recognize outstanding diverse public relations leaders, role models and mentors to advance ethical public relations in an evolving, global society. The Center works to achieve its mission by:

Advancing knowledge of leadership values and skills in the profession;

Supporting research, teaching, service, and professional educational efforts that help develop diverse, responsible and trustworthy leaders;

Bridging the interests and vision of the practice and education; and

Collaborating with other groups and associations to nurture the ethical and effective practice of public relations.