CIPR and IPRA team up on Professional Development
CIPR has signed a memorandum of understanding with the International Public Relations Association (IPRA) which pledges to share thought leadership content and access to training across their memberships.
IPRA members will be able to access CIPR training at CIPR member rates. IPRA will share their thought leadership essays and articles with the CIPR.
"This agreement deepens our relationship with IPRA, and builds on the formative Anglo-Dutch efforts of the 1950s when IPRA was established. I am particularly pleased that we will be working together to extend the reach of thought leadership and professional development – two critical elements that will drive the reach and reputation of our profession globally."
“This is part of a new set of co-operation agreements with national PR organisations around the world. Under these agreements, we hope to share best practice and awareness of each others organisations. And with the CIPR, expand the options for training of IPRA members.”
The International Public Relations Association, founded in 1955, is a worldwide organisation with members in established and emerging countries. IPRA represents individual professionals and aims to raise standards of public relations practice worldwide and improving the quality of PR practitioners. It is governed by a geographically representative Board, with a Secretariat in the UK. IPRA is recognised as an international non-governmental organisation by the United Nations and has been granted consultative status by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
The Chartered Institute of Public Relations is the UK’s professional body for public relations practitioners, operating under a Royal Charter granted in 2005. Founded as the Institute of Public Relations in 1948, its purpose is to promote for the public benefit high levels of skill, knowledge, competence, and standards of practice and professional conduct on the part of public relations practitioners. Whilst most of its members are UK-based, a significant number is based in over 85 countries.