WATCH: President Jenni Field's November video update


In her latest monthly video update, CIPR President Jenni Field looks back on a busy November which saw our first virtual National Conference and the launch of our new 'Engage' podcast.

One of the key messages from the National Conference was "just how important the work we do in public relations is" and Jenni points to continuous professional development (CPD) being key to demonstrating our relevance and skills within our organisations and to our clients. Of course, "with greater responsibility comes the need for greater ethical practice," something all CIPR members subscribe to through our Code of Conduct;

"It's important we focus on ethics, on professional conduct, and it's important that we join together as the voice of public relations, the need for it in society and the transparency around it."

November highlights:

  • We announced the CIPR was now a fully virtual organisation having left our London office in a move which "ensures more value to members". More here.
  • We joined with the PRCA with a call for volunteers for a COVID-19 Observatory Project. More here.
  • We announced our series of sector and region-specific Brexit events as the end of the Transition Period draws near. More here.
  • We responded to news reports surrounding Admiral Associates and called for the government to be transparent with their procurement processes on ensuring value for public money. More here.
  • We announced our sponsorship of the forthcoming BME PR Pros 'Winter Pros' series. More here.
  • We issued a statement urging Parliamentary discussion on PR spend to focus on communication value. More here.
  • We hosted our first virtual National Conference and were joined by over 300 PR pros. More here.
  • We called for a review into lobbying legislation to include the role of external advisers. More here.
  • We welcomed 11 new Chartered Practitioners over two assessment days. More here and here.
  • We launched our brand new podcast series, Engage, with an episode on doing diversity differently. More here.
  • We announced our sponsorship of the Public Affairs Conference on December 1. More here.
  • We urged public relations to be at the heart of efforts to deliver the government's new National Infrastructure Strategy. More here.

Keep an eye out for:

  • Our Brexit series continues. Register for all events and catch up on any you may have missed here.
  • The Q4 issue of Influence.

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).