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WATCH: President Jenni Field updates members in June's monthly video

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In her monthly update to members CIPR President, Jenni Field, describes June as a "challenging month" as the profession "responded, reflected and listened to our colleagues about the injustices that we see following the murder of George Floyd." Jenni outlines how the Institute has responded - through our public declaration of support with our black colleagues early in the month, by postponing our Excellence Awards ceremony through our participation in Blackout Tuesday, and in the publishing of our 'Race in PR' report.

Jenni also used the opportunity to outline how the work of the Institute has continued through the Covid-19 pandemic by celebrating the best talent in the industry in our first online Excellence Awards ceremony, our Chartership Assessment days, and through the continued efforts of our regional and sectoral groups. 

June highlights

  • We welcomed four more Chartered PR Professionals (Chart.PR), including two international members, following our second online Chartership Assessment. More here.
  • Our first online Excellence Awards ceremony celebrated the stand-out agencies, teams and individuals in the industry from the last 12 months. More here.
  • We published our report - 'Race in PR' - on the lived experiences of BAME practitioners in the UK PR industry. The report revealed a profession in which BAME practitioners speak of being afraid to make mistakes, of being unable to be their true selves, of having to work harder for fewer opportunities and of the racism they experience. More here.
  • Our #AIinPR panel welcomed new guidance from the ICO and Alan Turing Institute on explaining decisions made with AI. More here.
  • We urged members to submit evidence to the Government Communication Service (GCS) COVID-19 Advisory Panel for a report on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the communication profession. More here.
  • We announced a partnership with The Blueprint to offer members an exclusive discount on their programme of diversity training workshops. More here.

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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).