Monthly Workshops - Tips & Tactics

Tips & Tactics provides relevant, engaging opportunities to  broaden your knowledge and connect with colleagues.

Tips & Tactics provides professionals of all types whose job it is to communicate to school communities with leading professional development, which helps attendees to stay on top of the latest best practices in school communications.

2020-21 Tips and Tactics Series

INSPRA Tips & Tactics will take place via Zoom until further notice.
Presentation: 9-10 a.m.
Collaboration: 10:15-11:15 a.m.

  • Friday, October 16: Legal update for communicators, presentation by Mohammed Lakhani, Kriha Boucek Law
  • Friday, November 13: Creative Ideas for Community Engagement: Pandemic Style, presentation by Collin Corbett of EO Sullivan Consulting
  • Friday, December 11: Houston, we have a problem. Why the school communicator deserves a seat at the leadership table for important decisions, presentation by Kelly Avants, APR
  • Friday, January 15: "Say What?!" A Positive Framework for Conversations About Race & Equity, presentation by Natalie A. Nash, MSC, Crete-Monee School District 201-U Director of Communications and Trinette Marquis, Owner of SchoolPRPro
  • Friday, February 19: Strategies for Difficult, High-Emotion Conversations with Parents and Community Members, presentation by Cheryl Lenz, MA, LCPC, Riverview Counseling 
  • Friday, March 19: How to effectively use social media analytics. Speakers TBD 
  • Friday, April 16: How to tell impactful stories through video. Speakers TBD.



INSPRA Members: $30 per live/webcast session or $150 full series
INSPRA Members: $100 for full web recording series (recording link provided within 1 business day of workshop)

Non-Members: $50 per live/webcast session

Students/Retirees: $15 per live/webcast session or $75 full series