The Canadian Public Relations Society

CPRS Calgary events for winter and spring 2010

In Events, public relations on January 14, 2010 at 6:35 pm

January 19, 2010: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Critical Issues Management at the 2010 Olympic Games

The magic of the Olympics is not without years of planning and preparation. One of the more important behind the scenes roles is the risk management planning and preparation for an international event of this magnitude. On the eve of the Vancouver Olympics CPRS Calgary is hosting a breakfast with John Larsen, acting as the military’s Senior Liaison Officer to the Government Operations Centre – Government Partners Public Affairs Group (GPPAG). Learn how his highly skilled team is working on issues management to tackle risk and crisis communications issues potentially affecting the games.

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February 24, 2010: Managing Public Engagement Around City of Calgary’s LRT Extension Project

What does it take to communicate with a City of 1,000,000+ on issues impacting the community? Over 170 public engagement meetings with impacted communities, dozens of open houses and numerous presentations and discussions with internal stakeholders, that’s what. Come and hear how the City of Calgary is conducting its extensive stakeholder engagement process to build support and provide opportunities for involvement in the City’s LRT Expansion program.

Register here

March 30, 2010: A Lunch with Strategist Bill Smullen Former Chief of Staff to Colin Powell

For Bill Smullen, the strategist, it has always been about the plan. For 14 years he helped Colin Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State, navigate Washington, D.C. He helped Powell found the non-profit America’s Promise. And now at Syracuse University, he teaches the importance of what he learned: strategy and a plan are key to solving any crisis or problem. Join us for lunch at the Westin Calgary to hear an experienced strategist tell his story.

Registration will be open on cprscalgary.com soon.

April 21, 2010: Measuring an Organizations’ Social Return on Investment (SROI) to Support Business Strategy

In today’s fiscal climate, being able to express the bottom-line value of social and environmental benefits created through corporate investments is increasingly important. SROI’s value is in its ability to help organizations strategize and plan their social investment program to align with overall business objectives. The bottom-line measurement that SROI provides allows organizations to tell the story clearly and in business language on how their investments are making a difference. CPRS Calgary is proud to offer the opportunity to learn about the importance of SROI and how it can support your organizations social investment objectives.

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