Chapter Leader Resources

Annual Meetings

Leaders Meeting

The National School Public Relations Association convenes a Leaders Meeting for all chapter officers, as well as anyone interested in holding a state/regional chapter or national leadership position, at the NSPRA National Seminar each year. The meeting allows chapter leaders to share their successes and NSPRA to provide updates and information for the coming year. It is held on Sunday, the first official day of the Seminar, from 8-11:45 a.m. The deadlines and reporting forms that are referenced during the annual Leaders' Meeting are provided below. 

Presidents Summit

The second annual NSPRA Presidents Summit will bring together SPRA chapter presidents, presidents-elect and executive directors for two days of professional development and networking on Feb. 3-4, 2023, at the Embassy Suites Magnificent Mile in Chicago, home of NSPRA 2022-23 President Cathy Kedjidjian, APR. Details on how to RSVP for the event will be provided in fall 2022.

The first NSPRA Presidents Summit took place on Feb. 4-5, 2022, in Kansas City, Missouri, home of NSPRA 2021-22 President Nicole Kirby, APR. The summit included two full days of professional development and evening activities. The focus of the professional development drilled down into the challenges that face many chapters such as starting the strategic planning process, maintaining successful awards programs, hiring an executive director and creating compelling conference programming. View the summit highlights.

Chapter Chat 

The Chapter Chat e-newsletter provides news and tools for chapter leaders. Read the latest edition.

Online Resources 



  • NSPRA logo (PNG) for use in chapter marketing materials 

Business Operations, Deadlines and Reports

Membership Recruitment

National Seminar

Networking and Professional Development Opportunities for Chapter Leaders

  • NSPRA Connect—Chapter Leaders online community
    • Only SPRA chapter leaders who are also NSPRA members have access to this exclusive, online community. NSPRA has added chapter presidents, presidents-elect, treasurers, secretaries and executive directors to the community.
    • To add additional chapter officers, first confirm that they are NSPRA members and then send your request and the officers' names and email addresses to  NSPRA's customer care representative, Marian Ceribo, at
  • Chapter Challenges Solved webinars and virtual meetings:
  • Chapter Executive Directors virtual meetings:
    • Virtual Meetings 2021-22: Network and brainstorm with your fellow chapter executive directors and NSPRA Executive Director Barbara M. Hunter, APR, on  July 11 from 3-4 p.m. ET (2-3 p.m. CT, 1-2 p.m. MT, noon - 1 p.m. PT). Meetings were also previously held in November 2021 and February and April 2022.  Click on a date to register to attend.

Regional Chapter Reports

Speakers for Chapter Events

Strategic Planning

Shared Resources: Best Practices/Tip Sheets from Chapters

The regional reports from chapters feature a variety of examples and ideas that can help new and continuing officers plan an effective slate of chapter programs and services. In addition, here are some resources to consider as you work to serve your local members: