The Plank Center serves as a catalyst for other professional organizations, to help identify and bridge gaps, and assist organizations seeking to adopt best-in-class practices in the area of diversity and inclusion. We have a responsibility to foster innovative research for application to the PR profession.
Below is a list of the Center’s diversity and inclusion in public relations research:
- Racial and Gender-Based Differences in the Collegiate Development of PR Majors: Implications for Minority Recruitment and Retention
Examines and identifies areas of need, concern and opportunity that could help improve the development of underrepresented groups, which will lead to them potentially entering the profession and advancing to management positions.
- Diversity & Inclusion Trends and Research Highlights
Highlights emerging themes and D&I trends throughout the 1990s and 2000s. The common denominator is leadership and leaders need to step up.
- Diversity & Inclusion: A Summary of the Current Status and Practices of Arthur W. Page Society Members
Members of the Arthur W. Page Society were surveyed to discover their best D&I management practices, how they evaluate their D&I initiatives, and what makes those best practices work.