The following are lectures about leadership and the public relations profession. Also included is a leadership resource directory.


PRSA International Conference 2013: Global Leadership Study

Global Leadership Study reveals digital, gender, generational and skills shifts.


Career Realities in a Flash Mob World

The 2011 Albert Walker Lecture delivered by Ron Culp.


Employee Communication: Let’s Move from Knowing to Doing

The 2011 Grunig Lecture delivered by Dr. Bruce Berger at the 2011 PRSA Conference.


John Koten Distinguished Lecture Series in Public Relations

This lecture series is named for John “Jack” Koten, an inaugural member of the Board of Advisors of The Plank Center. Through this program, leading national public relations practitioners and scholars visit The University of Alabama for a day to meet with public relations students and faculty, teach classes, and deliver a formal presentation on a significant issue in the field.


The Constitution Makers and the Public, 1785-1790

An address before the conference of the Public Relations Society of America in 1962 by Dr. Allan Nevins.


Resources of Interest

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