This year, the Oregon School Public Relations Association (OSPRA) launched it's new member mentorship program.
Studies show that employees with mentors are five times more likely to get promoted. Studies have also shown that managerial productivity increased by 88 percent when managers held mentorship roles, versus only 24 percent with manager training alone.
For mentees, this is an incredible opportunity for you to connect with a regional mentor who can offer you insight, advice, and a partner in problem-solving – and help you navigate the next stage of your career.
For mentors, this is a great opportunity to give back to the school communications community, become a better leader, and refine your own skills and networks – and to gain a fresh perspective from your mentee.
Both mentors and mentees offer wisdom and creative partnership to each other. There’s no experience requirement to be a mentor or experience limit to be a mentee, only a time commitment of 1-2 hours of communication per month.
If you have any questions about the OSPRA mentorship program, please reach out to professional development committee chair Emily Abellera by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are looking for some assistance to attend the NSPRA Seminar this summer, NSPRA has a number of scholarship opportunities available. Most scholarships require you to be an NSPRA member. You only have until Feb. 1 to submit your application, so check these out today!
For more information about the Foundation and the eligibility requirements for each scholarship go to the NSPRA Seminar/Foundation Scholarships section of the NSPRA website. The eligibility requirements vary for the scholarships, so be sure to read them carefully.
The deadline to apply for all Seminar scholarships is Feb. 1, 2020.
Remember... admission to the social is included with your conference registration!
Welcome to our new OSPRA website! If you are a current member, you can log in and check out our members-only features. Visit our OSPRA Members Forum page where you can subscribe to receive updates any time a new forum topic is created, or just subscribe to the specific topics that interest you. You can even attach/upload documents, work samples and examples right in the forum.
We're also working on building up a communication resources page... so stay tuned for that as well!.
OSPRA has moved to a new website powered by Wild Apricot. The site will enhance member benefits, providing access to members-only resources and a forum. The membership software also provides automatic membership renewal notifications and notifications about event registrations. We welcome your feedback!