CIPR announces expanded training workshop programme nationwide

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has announced that its workshop programme is expanding with a growing number of regional and national workshops on offer around the UK.

Following a consultation with members, the CIPR is complementing its extensive London programme with regional workshops to be launched across the North East, West of England, and Scotland, with plans to expand into other regions and nations in 2013. The consultation, which was undertaken in conjunction with the CIPR’s regional networks in 2012, asked members what they felt their development needs were and which city would be the easiest to travel to in order to receive vital training.

The first regional workshop will take place in Exeter on 15 March, offering practitioners in the West of England the opportunity to develop their social media skills. Entitled 'Social Media - an Introduction', it will be led by experienced CIPR trainer, social media panel member, and co-author of Share This: The Social Media Handbook for PR Professionals, Andrew Smith MCIPR.

Grace Heighington, CIPR Training Development Manager
We are delighted to announce the introduction of several new regional workshops to assist our members with their continued professional development.

We want to ensure that our members and the wider public relations community have access to the highest standard of training available. One way of doing this is to deliver quality training workshops in the areas where people work and live. We look forward to expanding this programme in 2013.
Grace Heighington, CIPR Training Development Manager
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About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations

Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public relations (CIPR) is the professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK. With over 10,000 members involved in all aspects of PR, it is the largest body of its type in Europe. The CIPR advances the public relations profession in the UK by making its members accountable through a code of conduct, developing policies, representing its members and raising standards through education and training.

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