As an INSPRA member, you are probably aware our chapter is chartered by and affiliated with the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA). As a leading chapter of NSPRA, we understand how the combined effort of our chapter with NSPRA will increase the power of our profession. In many respects, we are better together!
NSPRA is an outstanding resource for information, advice, support and professional growth. Most importantly, NSPRA provides you with an unparalleled network of national colleagues, who will add depth to your PR team.
As education continues to face so many challenges these days, our jobs as communicators are becoming increasingly demanding. Having the NSPRA network as a backup lets members know they are not alone and provides us with valuable tools and resources to deal proactively with issues and situations impacting our schools.
Benefits of an NSPRA membership include:
- E-newsletters delivered to your e-mail address every week during the school year. Covering topics and issues you might be facing, they give you a heads-up on possible controversial issues coming your way.
- PRincipal Communicator mailed to you each month during the school year, which will help you improve communication at the building level.
- Two blogs – one weekly on the use of technology in your communication effort and Always Something, which looks at bigger issues facing education and how communication is often the facilitator to solve and deal with those issues in your school community.
- Major discounts on the best professional development opportunities in school communication – the annual NSPRA Seminar, plus the annual lineup of PR Power Hours, including webinars and audio conferences on key communication topics and tactics.
- New resources free to members only such as the new diversity communications toolkit and the new e-kit for superintendents; plus, the benchmarking rubric resource is just $15 for NSPRA members.
- The NSPRA website at www.nspra.org, which lists more insight, a collection of newsletters and other resources open to NSPRA members only. The website also is designed to help you in your job, as well as giving you strategies to increase the perceived value of the communication role in your schools. A section listing new job opportunities also is offered in the members-only section of the website. The Common Core Communication Network on the website offers additional resources exclusively for NSPRA members.
- Access to NSPRA’s LinkedIn page, where you can interact with other members as resources to meet your needs.
INSPRA is working with NSPRA to help build stronger representation within our chapter. Review the benefits of NSPRA membership, and join today!