Deadline: March 15
Date: May 3-5, 2013
Location: Washington, D.C.
This hands-on workshop provides training to ACS member-volunteers on how to successfully publicize a Local Section’s or Division’s awards, events, and community outreach activities and help generate public awareness of the significance and benefits of chemistry and the contributions of the Section or Division and its members.
Sparkle was phenomenal!—
Lisa Aguirre, 2010 participant
Application deadline is March 15. Attendance will be limited to 25 people. Selections will be made and communicated to Local Section and Division Chairs and selected applicants by March 22.
Attendees learn how to:
Reporters, editors, and broadcasters from around the country, along with ACS public relations professionals, provide tips and guidance on how to successfully work with the media.
All costs related to travel, lodging, and training for the workshop are provided free to selected applicants. There is no cost to Local Sections, Divisions, or attendees. Upon successful completion of training, each attendee will be designated the Public Relations Chair for their Local Section or Division, subject to approval of the Local Section/Division Chair and Executive Committee.
Applications for the workshop must be approved and submitted by the Local Section or Division Chair and include a written endorsement by the applicant’s Chair. The endorsement must include a statement from the Section/Division Chair regarding expectations for the PR Chair to undertake and accomplish during the PR Chair’s first 12 months in the position.
* Local Section PR Chairs typically devote approximately four hours per month to handling public relations for their Sections, according to a survey of LSPR Chairs. However, this is only an average and will vary greatly depending on the Section’s/Divisions initiatives.
The annual PR Workshop is conducted by the ACS Office of Public Affairs. Contact Nancy McCormick-Pickett (202-872-4381 or 800-227-5558, ext. 4381) (email@example.com) for more information.