Professional Development

Providing PR practitioners in Southwestern Ontario with relevant and applied professional development is a privilege and duty for CPRS Hamilton. Throughout the year we offer opportunities for each of our members – students, professionals, and academics – to expand their professional knowledge, networks, and careers.

CPRS Hamilton consistently provides the highest quality of professional development in partnership with leading practitioners and academics from Southwestern Ontario and across North America. In the past, we have offered sessions by Dan Tisch (Argyle Public Relationships), Jacquie Hoornweg (Ontario Power Generation) Dave Scholz (Léger Marketing), Katie Paine (Paine Publishing), Andrew Laing (Cormex Research), Gary Grates (W2O Group), amongst many other leaders in a variety of formats, including panel sessions, lectures, seminars, webinars, and hands-on workshops.

2017-18 Professional Development Co-Chairs:
Christine Szustaczek, APR, MCM
Alex Sévigny, APR, MCIPR, PhD

We also understand the importance of providing students and new practitioners with the support and resources they need to develop their careers and lead the field in the future. Through the CPRS Hamilton Mentorship program, new practitioners learn directly from established practitioners in a variety of fields. Through our monthly Pintsized Social Media, new practitioners have the opportunity to discuss contemporary issues with both their peers and leading practitioners.

CPRS Hamilton members deserve the highest quality of professional development and it is our mission to provide it. We look forward to seeing you at one of our events soon.

State of Media Relations in Canada

History and Reputation of Canadian Banks

Social Media Reality Check 3.0

Connecting with the Social Brain: Changing Attitudes, Beliefs and Behaviours

Recent Event Presentations

  1. History and Reputation of Canadian Banks 
    Dr. Mussio
  2. Social Media Reality Check 3.0
    Dr. Sevigny, Dave Schultz
  3. Connecting with the Social Brain: Changing Attitudes, Beliefs and Behaviours
    Lead Researchers: Dr. Terry Flynn, APR FCPRS, Research Assistant Tim Li