CIPR Annual Report 2019; strong, resilient and sustainable
The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has published its 2019 Annual Report, celebrating its success in a year which helps define its purpose “more clearly than ever before”.
The report (below) outlines the work of the Institute through the four key areas as outlined in our five-year strategy; leading practice development, building a resilient community, championing lifelong learning, and advocating public relations.
It reflects on “more normal times” with highlights including:
- The launch of our ‘Recruiting for Public Relations Roles’ and ‘A Guide to Selecting PR Agencies and Independent Practitioners’ reports
- The publishing of our ‘Understanding Mental Health and Wellbeing’ skills guide, with the support of Mind
- Working with the UK government to produce the ‘Crisis Management for Terrorist Related Events’ guidance
- Our work advising members on preparing for Brexit and communicating during a General Election
2019 feels like a lifetime ago – the world might have changed but it’s important to reflect and celebrate what was a productive and successful year. I was particularly proud of our work that went into our five-year strategy which I firmly believe leaves the Institute in a more resilient place with a clearer focus and purpose.
The commitment of members to upskill and develop meant that 2019 saw a record number of CPD completions, a 26% increase in the numbers of students completing CIPR qualifications, and our 300th member achieve Chartered status. This is what will future-proof the profession.
None of this would have been possible without the support and hard work of the team at Head Office and the fantastic network of volunteers that give so much time and expertise to ensure members are well supported. Thank you.
About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations
Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the world's only Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners with nearly 10,000 members.
The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).