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February 1, 2013 #CommsChat on diversity in the PR industry

Last week, the PRCA announced the establishment of the Diversity Network, which is designed to address the limitations to accessing jobs in the PR industry. The CIPR’s Diversity Working Group has been established for two years now. While measures have been taken to elucidate and eliminate the difficulties facing young PR hopefuls, work remains to be done. In this #CommsChat, we’ll be joined by Matt Cartmell, communications director of the PRCA (@mattcartmell), and Alex Louis, the vice-chair of the CIPR’s Diversity Working Group (@commsnetwork). Take a look at the topics below:

  • What are the obstacles prohibiting access to the PR industry?
  • What has been done by professional bodies to address interns and training?
  • How do employers tackle the access problems in the PR industry when hiring and providing opportunities for training?
  • How do qualifications or apprenticeships ease the obstacles facing PR hopefuls?
  • What is yet to be done to ensure the steps forward are carried through?

Join us! We tweet from @CommsChat and #CommsChat takes place from 8-9pm UK time – for worldwide times, go here. Anyone can take part in the discussion – simply follow the hashtag here or on Twitter. If you can’t make the chat or would like to revisit it, a transcript will go up on Tuesday morning.

We’d love to hear your suggestions for future topics for #CommsChat – get in touch with Brittany by email or Twitter if you’ve got ideas.

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