RCC (Religion Communicators Council) and ACP (Associated Church Press) will join for their respective annual meetings on April 10-13, 2019 in Chicago. Among the many offerings and benefits of this event are workshops focused on professional development for communicators. This year’s theme is Seeing in New Ways: Possibilities and Perceptions.

Need management-focused classes? We got ’em.

How about something technical skills training? We have those, too.

Interested in offerings that support gaining APR (Accredited in Public Relation) certification? This is the time and place.

  • Three tracks: Management – Technology – APR
  • Thirteen Professional Development Workshops (that doesn’t include plenary sessions, panel discussions, and affinity groups).

Here are some samples to pique your interest:

APR (Accreditation in Public Relations) Track

Katherine Kerr Kubatzky

Crisis Communications: Putting Your Plan Into Practice: It’s not a matter of “if” but “when”

Led by a former journalist turned public relations pro, Katherine Kerr Kubatzky, APR, has extensive experience working with non-profit organizations. She is principal of Polaris Non-Profit Communications based in Austin, Texas

Technology Track

 Podcasting: From Basics to Global Reach

Christian Piatt, founder of Square Core Media, a digital media consultation and production company that helps clients develop new media, will talk and teach about podcasts. Podcasting can complement your current media strategy, come and learn how.

Management Track

 Working with Freelancers

Join this workshop to hear from Charles Whitaker, Chair in Magazine Journalism and Associate Dean at the Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He also has editing experience with Ebony magazine and as a newspaper reporter.

Sign Up, Reserve your room, Book transportation – Now!

Registration for the convention, including all presentations and workshops and scheduled meals, and DeRose-Hinkhouseand Wilbur Award dinners is $395. Fourth Presbyterian Church in downtown Chicago will host our meetings. Hotel accommodations and Wilbur Award dinner site are at the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel. Reserve by March 10 for convention rate of $139, plus tax.

Registration is open. Special hotel group rates ($139+tax) are good until March 10. Book online to lock in this rate

All information and details can be found on the convention page.

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