The Plank Center Summit


The Plank Center Summit provides a forum for practitioners, educators and students to come together to discuss crucial leadership issues in public relations today.

  • The 2018 Plank Summit on Diversity and Inclusion in Public Relations
    Providing professionals, educators and students with a deeper understanding of the state of diversity and inclusion in the profession and best practices for growing, mentoring and retaining diverse populations within the field.
  • TheĀ 2013 Plank Summit on Leadership in Public Relations
    This Summit focused on the results of three global leadership studies and their implications for practice and education: the European Chief Communication Officers survey, Ketchum’s Leadership Communication Monitor, the Phase 2 of the Plank Center’s Cross-Cultural Study of Leadership in Public Relations.

  • The 2012 Plank Summit on Leadership in Public Relations
    Our first Summit unveiled the results of a major study of PR leadership in 23 countries. More than 4,000 practitioners were surveyed about key issues in the field, how they manage those issues, and what we must do to improve leadership in the future.

The Summit Conversation

Read what others thought about the Plank Center Leadership Summit as it was happening.