What's new? 2014

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has published 'What's new? 2014', an overview of the innovations that have made a difference to the Institute, to members, and to the profession in 2014. The publication highlights the many initiatives we have been responsible for launching in the past year.

Amongst the 68 new innovations highlighted within the report are:

  • Increasing the number of members completing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) by nearly 30%
  • Making Ethics a compulsory CIPR CPD module (from March 2015)
  • Introducing a new requirement for members to make a commitment to ongoing CPD when they join and when they renew their membership
  • Commissioning a major study of the future skills needs in the profession
  • Producing new guidance on Flexbile Working
  • Launching a new maternity leave package for members
  • Arguing the urgent need for a single, simple licence for SMEs with the Newspaper Licensing Agency
  • Establishing a new Independent Practitioners’ Network
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).