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Academy & Programs

Learning together and from one another are two of the many benefits of NSPRA's career advancement programs. These programs build long-term connections among participants while expanding the individual professional's knowledge, skills and abilities in targeted areas. Some programs are free and open to association members only, while others are open to both members and non-members for a fee. Learn more below.

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NSPRA Academy

Delivers targeted learning in specialized areas of school public relations practice and leads to the development of a strategic communication plan. Registration fee. Open to NSPRA members and non-members. 

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Leadership in School Communication

Brings superintendents and communication directors together to learn effective communication strategies. Registration fee. Open to NSPRA members and non-members. 

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Mentor Match

Experienced school public relations professionals provide advice and support to those newly joining the field or seeking to advance their careers. Free. Open to NSPRA members only.

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APR Cohort

A 12-week program, offered three times a year, for communication professionals who are serious about earning accreditation but who aren’t sure how or when to start. Free. Open to NSPRA members only.