WATCH: President Jenni Field's October video update


In her latest monthly video update, CIPR President Jenni Field looks forward to November's National Conference, themed around 'Leadership in the New World'. Highlighting this as "a theme that goes beyond the conference", Jenni uses the video to update members on the Institute's work this month including the launch of our new 'Career Starter' student mentoring scheme.

Outlining the support available to members, Jenni points to how the Institute is helping members demonstrate their professionalism through the increasing numbers of those becoming chartered, as well as help available through the iprovision Mental Health Hotline, our Legal and Business helpline, Ethics helpline, and Employability Support Hub.

October highlights:

  • We issued a joint statement with the PRCA describing the latest government Covid-19 support package as "another missed opportunity" to support the self-employed. More here.
  • The Government Communications Service Covid-19 Advisory Panel, which included the CIPR, published its comms industry report. More here.
  • We published updated Brexit guidance designed to support public relations professionals in preparing for the end of the Transition Period at the end of the year. More here.
  • October saw 12 practitioners get chartered across two separate assessment days. More here and here.
  • The results of our elections were announced confirming 2021's President-elect and the 2021-2023 Council. More here.
  • We awarded eight new Fellowships to members for their outstanding work in public relations, service to the Institute and personal achievements within the profession. More here.
  • We launched 'Career Starter' - a new, free member mentoring scheme exclusively for our student members. More here.

Keep an eye out for:

  • Our 2020 National Conference. The three-day conference runs from November 10-12 and themed around 'Communications Leadership in the New World'. For more information, and to book your ticket, visit here.
  • More support for members to prepare for Brexit and the end of the Transition Period.

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).