CIPR partners with The National Institute of Adult Continuing Education to promote professional development in Public Relations

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has today announced it has teamed up with The National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) to host a series of free taster webinars on the fundamentals of public relations. Also part of the Adult Learners’ Week 2014 ‘Festival of Learning’ programme, these have been designed to introduce professional development in public relations to a new audience.

The webinar series, hosted by CIPR trainer Alison Arnot, will cover 'Introduction to Public Relations', ‘Introduction to PR disciplines', and ‘Introduction to stakeholder engagement', and will take place on Monday 16 June and Wednesday 18 June. There are up to 100 free places available on each webinar.

We are delighted that a professional body of the calibre of CIPR has recognised the value of being part of the thousands of events for the Festival of Learning. Alongside other major institutions like the National Portrait Gallery, they recognise Adult Learners’ Week as a great opportunity to reach new audiences, encouraging them to see learning as key to personal and career development. These free events will provide a unique insight into the public relations profession and will undoubtedly be the start of an invigorating and rewarding career for many people.
Tom Stannard MCIPR, NIACE Deputy Chief Executive (Communications and Public Affairs)
For our members and most people working in public relations today, many may not have considered PR as a career when they were making their choices to continue or further their education. The long term success and viability of public relations is dependent on our participation in initiatives such as Adult Learners’ Week to raise the awareness of public relations as being a professional discipline with lifelong learning opportunities and a structured professional development path that will both support and sustain future careers.
Sukhjit Singh Grewal, CIPR Director of Professional Development and Membership

Registrations can be made for the free taster webinars via our dedicated page on the CIPR website.

Notes to editors

Notes to editors

About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.

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).