NCSPRA Leadership Academy 2020

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    NCSPRA Leadership Academy rescheduled for September 24-25

    Regrettably, the NCSPRA Leadership Academy scheduled for April 2-3 at the N.C. Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) has been canceled.  NCCAT has graciously offered September 24-25 as our new date.  Please put the date on your calendar, and we will provide more information this summer.

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    April 2-3, 2020

    Presented by the North Carolina School Public Relations Association and the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching

    Audience:  School public relations/communications professionals in North Carolina

    Date:  April 2-3, 2020

    Location:  NCCAT campus in Cullowhee (adjacent to Western Carolina University).  The address is 276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee, NC  28723 and the telephone number is (828) 293-5202.

    Number of Participants:  Limited to 48 (dormitory-style housing and dining accommodations available on the NCCAT campus)

    Cost:  None (registration is required).  Click here to register.

    Purpose:  For the third consecutive year, NCSPRA and NCCAT are working together to provide professional development for people in the field of school public relations and communications.  In retreat style, the program will offer informational sessions and interactive activities for school PR professionals along with plenty of time for fellowship, collaboration, and networking.

    Goals:  The goals of the Leadership Academy are to build a stronger relationship between NCSPRA and school PR professionals in the state; introduce school PR professionals to NCCAT and bring attention to the programs and services offered by NCCAT; and foster collaboration and networking among school PR professionals in North Carolina.

    Timeline at a glance:  Thursday, April 2 from 1:00 until 8:00 p.m. and Friday, April 3 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon.  On Thursday, arrival and check-in begins at 11:30 a.m.  Lunch will be served.  The program begins at 1:00 p.m. with an introduction and overview followed by five sessions.  The day concludes with dinner and a time for fellowship.  On Friday, breakfast will be served prior to the start of the program at 9:00 a.m.  The event concludes at 12:00 noon.

    Check back soon for a complete schedule and list of guest presenters.