By Edward M. Bury, APR (aka The PRDude)
This post most assuredly will be short.
In the post, “Get Serious About Public Relations and Your Career: Earn the APR Because You Want To,” I make a case for earning the credential and cite some personal thoughts and insight.
Accredited PR professionals — and I’m sure many, many other communicators — understand and support the concept of open disclosure in the ethical practice of public relations. Here goes: I’m the 2014 Chapter Accreditation Chair and hopefully my thoughts will inspire others.
So please read the post — the one noted above, I mean. The post is relevant now because the APR turns 50 this year, and PRSA christened April at Accreditation Month. But I hope all serious practitioners will consider Accreditation at some point in their careers.
If you’re Accredited, share why you pursued the APR.
If you’d like to read more of my musings on Accreditation, here are some other posts to consider:
- This June 2013 post with thoughts on serving as a facilitator for an APR training program offered by the Chapter.
- Thoughts from February of 2014 as I prepared for a second year as an APR facilitator.
- A “kick-in-the-butt” message to fellow APRs to help promote the benefits of the credential.