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  • September 20, 2022 10:07 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


  • September 15, 2022 6:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



    We are beyond excited to announce registration is now open for our 2023 Annual Conference in San Diego! Join your colleagues, friends, and CalSPRA family in Southern California from  March 1, 2023, through March 4, 2023, for inspiration, networking, and in depth-learning as we celebrate 30 years of CalSPRA excellence. 

    Registration

    You can register between now and October 31 (don’t get spooked by increasing prices after Halloween ) for our cheapest early-bird price! We will also be celebrating our first three members to register for the conference on our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages! Late Registration will end on February 12, 2023, and this will be the last possible day to register. Please note, no refunds can be given after February 14, 2023 - a heartbreaker indeed! 

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW! 

    Conference Details

    We will continue to send out details and updates about programming as we move closer to the New Year. As we continue to implement member feedback and suggestions into our conference each year, we will be offering a pre-conference workshop (Media Relations Mastery led by 15-year broadcast news veteran Christine Paik) on Wednesday, March 1, from noon until 4:00 p.m., with our full conference kicking off on Thursday morning, March 2, and wrapping up midday on Saturday, March 4. We continue to value our member's input and participation in our annual surveys, which will help provide a terrific lineup of speakers and sessions. At #CalSPRA2023, you can expect more of our member’s favorites, such as our CalSPRA Night Out (Thursday), Annual Awards Gala (Friday), Wednesday evening Welcome Reception, and plenty of learning and networking opportunities with your CalSPRA colleagues and friends. 


    Hotel Information

    “An urban oasis in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter” awaits our conference guests. The Westin San Diego Gaslamp is now accepting reservations for CalSPRA conference guests for a special nightly rate of $199, which is more than a 30% discount on regular room rates. As a bonus to CalSPRA conference attendees, there are a limited number of rooms available for Tuesday and Saturday evenings at the $199 CalSPRA rate if you wish to extend your stay. There is a limited number of rooms available for our special CalSPRA block at the Westin, so book your reservations early! 

    Utilize this unique CalSPRA Conference link to book your hotel.  

    For more information about the hotel, you may visit its website here, or call 619-239-2200.

    Stay Tuned

    Our call for presenters and submissions to our Excellence in Communications Awards program will be coming via email in the weeks to come. Prepare now to submit your proposal to present to help your school PR colleagues throughout the state with your expertise, and start thinking back from the past year about the incredible work you have done to help support and inspire your students, staff, and school community. We look forward to honoring you with some well-deserved awards and recognition at our Annual Awards Gala. Be sure to follow us on our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages to get conference reminders and updates leading up to our 30th-anniversary celebration and conference in beautiful San Diego! 

    More Great News

    We now have 659 members, a new CalSPRA record! Please continue to spread the word about our amazing network and family of school PR professionals and educators throughout the Golden State. Member benefits include a discounted rate to our annual conference and regional events, access to our listserv, resource library, monthly newsletter, discounted school PR webinars, and certificate courses and programs! Learn more about our member benefits on our website, and if you’re not a member already, join our family now

    Support

    We are happy to answer any questions and help support you in any way possible. You can reach out via email to admin@calspra.org, or leave a message at (657) 777-2139. We look forward to hearing from you and will get back to you ASAP! Can’t wait to see you all in sunny San Diego!

  • August 29, 2022 11:09 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Due to a number of requests after the webinar, CalSPRA has opened up the opportunity to purchase the recording -  https://calspra.org/event-4949195

    Here's the webinar description-

    Super Communication - The Relationship Between Superintendents and Communications

    Jacqueline Dillard, Butte County Office of Education; Mary Sakuma, Butte County Superintendent of Schools


    This Super Communication session will lead attendees in a group discussion on how to build the trust and confidence of the Superintendent and Cabinet team in the communications role. Learn from a Superintendent and a Communications Officer the best practices to provide advice to administrative leadership, channels to monitor to maintain awareness of what is happening in your community and what could affect your organization, and gain tips to help prioritize daily tasks. Attendees will leave the session with examples of building a working relationship between a Superintendent and the communications position and will have time for questions and discussion. Attendees will receive a tip sheet with examples of different channels to monitor to maintain community awareness, as well as tips for building confidence in the communications role.

    This session was recorded on August 25, 2022.

    See the Flyer



  • August 29, 2022 11:08 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    "the counsel of a communications or public relations professional in a district can help. They understand how to conduct audience research, how to develop communication plans that engage communities with a variety of strategies and tools, and how to develop content that shares the board’s vision in a way that works with the strengths of a tool" - see the full article here

  • August 05, 2022 3:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Super Communication - The Relationship Between

    Superintendents and Communications

    Jacqueline Dillard, Butte County Office of Education; Mary Sakuma, Butte County Superintendent of Schools

    This Super Communication session will lead attendees in a group discussion on how to build the trust and confidence of the Superintendent and Cabinet team in the communications role. Learn from a Superintendent and a Communications Officer the best practices to provide advice to administrative leadership, channels to monitor to maintain awareness of what is happening in your community and what could affect your organization, and gain tips to help prioritize daily tasks.

    Attendees will leave the session with examples of building a working relationship between a Superintendent and the communications position and will have time for questions and discussion. Attendees will receive a tip sheet with examples of different channels to monitor to maintain community awareness, as well as tips for building confidence in the communications role.

    The session will be recorded and a recording will be provided to all registrants.


    R E G I S T R A T I O N

    • Member  – $25

    • Nonmember – $100

    August 25 3-4:30 PM

    Register today!


  • July 06, 2022 12:56 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    With two extended board members moving to the executive board and one moving out of state, CalSPRA is in the rare position of offering several leadership opportunities!

    We have three Regional Chair openings and an APR Chair opening.

    Regional Chair

    If you are interested in filling one of our Regional Chair openings (Bay Area, Capitol/Foothills and Central California), please review the Regional Chair Checklist and complete this form

    APR Chair

    If you are interested in becoming the new APR chair, review the APR Chair Checklist and complete this form.

    Please complete all position application forms by July 15th. Reach out to us at admin@calspra.org with any questions.



  • May 13, 2022 10:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Happy School Communicators Day! Here is the latest issue of CalSPRA Connect!


  • April 08, 2022 4:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


  • March 30, 2022 12:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Congratulations to the 2022 CalSPRA Award Winners! The full list of winners is posted on the 2022 awards page. 

  • February 10, 2022 10:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


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