Tips & Tactics: February 15, 2019

Navigating the Ever-Changing World of School PR

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Navigating the Ever-Changing World of School PR

Friday, Feb. 15th, 9am

1120 East Diehl Road

Naperville, IL

Join us as we welcome NSPRA President Carol Fenstermacher, APR, to our Illinois chapter! Carol will share her best advice for navigating the ever-changing world of school PR. She will also talk in-depth about making your communications plan your road map to success.

Carol Fenstermacher, APR, President of NSPRA

Carol A. Fenstermacher, APR, has worked in school public relations for the past 18 years in Oregon and Washington. Currently the Community Engagement Coordinator for the Centennial School District in the Portland area, she was the Community Relations Director for Evergreen Public Schools for 14 years. She has completed the Advanced Public Information Officer course and the Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools course through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Prior to working in public education, Carol spent almost 20 years working in the public and non-profit sector. Her jobs included: Communications Specialist for the City of Portland; Community Relations Director, Portland Rose Festival Association; and Assistant Vice President/Director of Communications for the local United Way. In addition, she was a reporter for a local business paper and a sports publication. She holds a degree in Communications from the University of Portland. Carol also served as NSPRA Northwest Region Vice President from 2012-15.

Program Agenda

9:00 am – 9:15 am: Host Welcome

9:15 am – 10:20 am: Presentation Part 1

10:20 am – 10:45 am: Break, Networking & Members Need Help

10:45 am – 10:55 am: INSPRA Activity

10:55 am – 12:00 pm: Presentation Part 2

Lunch & Learn

12:00-1:00pm | FREE Lunch & Continued Learning sponsored by Blackboard

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NEW LOCATION: NIU Naperville 1120 E Diehl Rd, Naperville, IL 60563

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