CIPR engages QMU in key research project
The Chartered Institute of Public Relations has contracted a small team at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, to undertake a key piece of research into Future Skills in Public Relations. The project has been driven by the CIPR Research and Development Unit.
Led by renowned Professor of public relations, Jacquie L’Etang, and expert on public relations professionalism, Magda Pieczka, the project will scope and review existing literature on skills needs as the first phase in a larger CIPR project to map competencies in a future-facing way, supporting the drive towards professionalism.
This initial project will give us a clear picture of the state of current research into public relations skills and help us create a road map towards a comprehensive framework of competencies. Our long-term aim is to give members a clearer understanding of career pathways and create a new foundation for our successful continuing professional development system.
The CIPR has a long-standing commitment to promote professional standards in public relations and this is the first step in a new approach to competencies, which will support professionals, employers, clients and other stakeholders.
The research team is aiming to complete the project by 31 March 2015.