Professional Development – The Public Relations Society of America

An experienced public relations professional, Patrick O’Reilly is the owner and president of OPR Communications, based in Riverside, California. With more than a decade in the industry, Riverside’s Patrick O’Reilly has received awards from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

Founded almost 70 years ago, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is dedicated to the promotion and excellence of the field, in addition to ethics, advocacy, and professional development. With over 22,000 professional members and 10,000 student members, PRSA represents a wide range of practice areas in professional and academic settings. Open to industry professionals at every level, PRSA calculates dues according to the number of years of experience the applicant has in the industry.

PRSA membership offers a number of benefits, with its centerpiece being its professional development program. Free to members, PRSA sponsors on-demand presentations and courses covering leadership and management, social media, communication strategy, and a number of other popular industry subjects. PRSA also provides conferences in conjunction with some topics.

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