2022 Spring Conference
Register Now for the 2022 MinnSPRA Virtual Spring Conference on April 21-22.
In this time of renewal, MinnSPRA’s Spring Conference on April 21 and 22 is a reminder that We Still Got This, and that Optimism, Influence and Inspiration will carry us through the remainder of this school year and into the next. In engaging virtual sessions, we will learn to craft clear messages that make a lasting impact; uplift student voice to affect school and district culture; further our commitment to racial equity by moving from ally to accomplice; and prepare for a new challenge looming on the horizon: cybersecurity threats with the potential to upend district operations.
Most importantly, virtual and in-person opportunities to connect with our MinnSPRA colleagues will deepen our professional connections and remind us all that “We Still Got This!” Full conference registration rates are $99 for MinnSPRA members and $119 for guests and one day conference registration rates of $49 for members and $69 for guests.
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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 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.
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.