MinnSPRA Calendar & Events

MinnSPRA provides access to a variety of industry events available to members and non-members. We look forward to seeing you!

To view all our upcoming and past events, check out our full events calendar.

2021 Fall Conference

Mark your calendar for the 2021 MinnSPRA Fall Conference on November 11 and 12.  Questions? Contact info@minnspra.org.

NSPRA Power Hours

NSPRA Power Hours are a convenient way to continue your professional development. Offered in audio or webinar format, these programs provide you with a conversational and interactive forum for learning best practices from top experts in school communication.

Think & Drinks

MinnSPRA Think & Drinks are an opportunity to join your fellow school public relations professionals to learn, vent and chat with people you enjoy.

Coffee Chats

Coffee chats are a way for you to connect with colleagues from across the state to brainstorm ideas and share your experiences about different issues from the comfort of your desk. These free events are hosted via video conference, so there is no need to leave work.

Learning Academy

Periodically, MinnSPRA offers two different Learning Academies: the Learning Academy and the Advanced Learning Academy for APR. These year-long professional development opportunities engage a cohort in meetings once a month, while guiding participants through the knowledge, skills and abilities used in school public relations or required for Accreditation in Public Relations (APR).

Workshops & Special Support

Special workshops: MinnSPRA periodically offers special seminars covering such topics as customer satisfaction, PR on a shoestring and crisis communication training. Any offerings will be posted here when they are available.

Mini-Grant Program: The MinnSPRA Mini-Grant Program provides up to $500 to support professional development activities for school public relations professionals throughout Minnesota.

NSPRA National Seminar: Every summer, NSPRA hosts its national seminar. This seminar is the largest gathering of school communication professionals in North America, bringing together outstanding experts and practitioners in communication and leadership for four days of collaboration and learning..

Other Professional Development Opportunities

In addition to the great conferences, PR Power Hours and other learning opportunities offered by MinnSPRA, there are other local associations that offer content of interest to members.