September is PRSA Ethics Month

In September, PRSA members throughout the country will celebrate Ethics Month with the theme: “Ethics, Strengthening Our Core.”  As your Ethics Chair for PRSA Gulf Coast, I wanted to share the host of Ethics Month activities and resources available to you:

  • CLICK HERE to read the PRSA Tactics Article by Jim Lukaszewski–“How to Be a Truly Trusted Strategic Ethics Advisor.” As you may recall, Jim spoke at one of our PRSA Gulf Coast meetings recently.
  • Ethics Webinars (visit prsa.org ):
    – 3-4 p.m. EDT, Sept. 14: Incorporating ethics in the public relations classroom: Tips, tools and resources for communications educators – Drs. Carolyn Kim, Lucinda Austin and Dean Mundy, and Dr. Denise Bortree, Arthur W. Page Center. Free for members-Register now!  Available on-demand: 9/21  REGISTER HERE http://apps.prsa.org/Learning/Calendar/register/8844
    – 3-4 p.m. EDT, Sept. 19: The Ethical Expectations of Leadership: Jim Lukazewaski, Dr. Juan Meng, University of Georgia,  Nance Larsen
    REGISTER HERE  http://apps.prsa.org/Learning/Calendar/display/8845/The_Ethical_Expectations_Of_Leadership#.WZNaFVGGM2x
    Free for members – Register now! Available on-demand: 9/26
  • Twitter Chats: #PREthics
    – 8:30 p.m. EDT, Sept. 12: Strategies for revealing and disclosing mistakes and bad news -Kirk Hazlett, Associate Professor Curry College and Rachael Gass, Director for the Ethics & Compliance Institute formerly (Ethics Officer Association).
    – 4 p.m. EDT, 25:  Truth in Communications – PRSA/SPJ with Andrew M. Seaman (Journalist Reuters) , Lauren Bartlett, SPJ member (Director of Communications) and Travis Phelps, WSDOT (Washington State Department of Transportation)
    – Blogs: Posts throughout the month
    – Research: New materials for the classroom through the educators’ academy
  • Ethics Sessions at the PRSA International Conference, “Your Society at Work: Board of Ethics & Professional Standards”
    — Sunday, Oct. 8, 11 a.m. – Noon, “Developing a Personal Crisis Preparedness Plan,”
    – Tuesday, Oct. 10, 8-9 a.m. , “How to Speak Up and Keep Your Job,”
    – Tuesday, Oct. 10, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – this one will be the results of BEPS’ study with the PRSA College of Fellows

Register here for the national conferencehttp://apps-prssa.prsa.org/events/Conference/index.html

Donna C. Heiser, APR, CFRE
PRSA Gulf Coast Ethics Chair
Chief Advancement & External Affairs Officer
Ave Maria School of Law      
dheiser@avemarialaw.edu

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