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It's time for the INSPRA 2014 Communications Contest! Each year, INSPRA invites all Illinois Chapter members and Illinois Chapter districts to enter the only awards program in the state specifically recognizing high-quality school publications and materials that promote the mission and message of a school district. Click here to download the 2014 brochure!
INSPRA annually sponsors the Distinguished Service Awards (DSA) to honor deserving education staff and supporters of local school districts. On Friday, May 2, 2014, DSA recipients will be honored during a luncheon at Park Ridge Country Club in Park Ridge. Be sure to nominate someone by Feb. 14 (no extensions). For more information and the nomination form, click here.
As we approach the holiday season, INSPRA President Mary Todoric wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season. She also shares information about several upcoming events. To see the message, go to http://www.inspra.org/content-6.
The Illinois Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association (INSPRA) is thrilled to announce our featured speaker is Carolyn Deming, Lead Social Media Coordinator during Hurricane Sandy and the recent Chicago-area flooding crisis.
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INSPRA is proud to offer two presentations during the 2013 Triple I Conference (Joint Annual Conference of IASB/IASA/IASBO).
“Media Relations and Running a One-Person Communications Office”
When: 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22 at the Sheraton in the Mayfair room
Presenters: Kris Liptrot and Bill Clow
The statewide Distinguished Service Award program honors individuals who have consistently gone above and beyond on behalf of their schools, and whose efforts have enhanced education and conveyed its importance to the community at large. Distinguished Service Award winners are public relations ambassadors who have made a positive impact on communication and education.
The Illinois Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association coordinates the only awards program in Illinois specifically recognizing high-quality school publications and materials that promote the mission and message of a school district. This contest honors publications and materials created by a district, school or education foundation.
Click here to download the program brochure and entry form.
INSPRA took the show on the road to Normal, IL, to connect with colleagues in Central Illinois. The group took part in an NSPRA PR Power Hour, networked over lunch, and then took part in a social media conversation lead by President-elect Mary Todoric and Faith Behr.
INSPRA is offering a free program on April 5 in Normal, Illinois, for those who have a communication responsibility as part of their role. Participants will be able to listen to an NSPRA PR "Power Hour" on the subject of effective communication messages to parents and non-parents. There will be time for lunch and conversation with Illinois colleagues, as well as a program on social media usage, "How Social Media Can Make Your Job Easier ... Yes, easier."