Lessons from PR Leaders

From skill-based resource guides and topic-trending webinars to lessons from public relations legends and leaders, The Plank Center offers a variety of free resources in areas of leadership, mentorship and diversity and inclusion. Explore the resources below to begin expanding your skillset, empowering your career and elevating the profession.

Interviews with PR Legends and Leaders

More than 25 interviews with successful PR leaders help guide us to keep learning, dreaming and leading.

Legacies from Legends in PR

The heroes of our profession have inked personal messages of counsel, wisdom and experience for countless generations of public relations professionals.

Interviews with Plank Mentors

Each year, a new class of PR mentors, designated as Plank Mentors, are honored at The Plank Center’s Milestones in Mentoring Gala. It is our honor to recognize leaders whose commitment to mentoring generates a powerhouse of influence and accelerates success in our profession.


Achieve your highest leadership potential as you hear from these motivating, top-tier public relations professionals.

Profiles of Success: Stories of Emerging PR Leaders

An online book profiling 20 emerging leaders in public relations. The book was sponsored by Heyman Associates, Inc., and produced by graduate students in the advertising and public relations department at The University of Alabama.

Resource Guides

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 guide available for broad educational use for all Plank partners.