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 ):
    – 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
    – 3-4 p.m. EDT, Sept. 19: The Ethical Expectations of Leadership: Jim Lukazewaski, Dr. Juan Meng, University of Georgia,  Nance Larsen
    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 conference

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

September is PRSA Ethics Month