Professional Development

The Greater Kansas City PRSA chapter strives to bring to its members and other communications professionals relevant content and continued educational programming. We offer a variety of topics throughout the year, usually during lunch but occasionally during evening hours to accomodate busy schedules. Topics include research, planning, management, media relations, social media, crisis communications, podcasting, video, leadership, writing, SEO and more.

Student Summit

In the spirit of advancing the future of the PR profession, GKC-PRSA hosts the #PRSSAKC Summit, a day of professional development for students seeking to enhance their career and networking skills. Featuring a variety of speakers from Kansas City and regional companies, as a student, you will learn tangible takeaways for not only entering the full-time workforce, but for confidentially charging ahead with establishing your PR and communications career.

Prior sessions have included day-in-the-life discussions, resume reviews, “what not to wear” to interviews, and personal branding with speakers representing corporations, agencies, and non-profit organizations. PR and Communications pros from the Kansas City area are also invited to join the event for the luncheon keynote, to assist with some of the one-on-one learning sessions, and for the networking power hour at the conclusion of the event.

PRISM Awards

The Greater Kansas City PRSA chapter annually recognizes outstanding programs and materials created by public relations professionals who practice in the greater Kansas City area or have completed assignments for KC-based clients. The PRISM Awards are open for entry submission by both members and non-members.

The PRISM Awards Gala is held each fall and is one of the longest-running public relations awards competitions. Members of the Greater Kansas City Chapter have leadership positions on the national Section Council and with the Midwest District. The PRISM Awards is also this chapter’s annual fundraiser to help generate money for events in professional development and investment towards future public relation professionals from surrounding colleges and universities