Reflections on the National Summit

I recently attended the Canadian Public Relations Society National Summit in Banff, AB. Being a new president for my local chapter, I took a lot away from it… here are my reflections, originally posted on the blog.

CPRS Northern Lights

Now that we’ve all had some time to get home from last week’s CPRS National Summit 2014 in beautiful Banff and settle back into “reality,” I wanted to offer my reflections on the conference and what it means to be the new President of the best little chapter that everyone knows (and loves), Northern Lights.

Banff Springs The gorgeous setting for our conference, the Fairmont Banff Springs.

This was my third national conference and they keep getting better. The sessions and opportunities to learn are always good of course, but the conference is so much more than that. It occurs to me now that the greatest value in these conferences is the networking, as cliche as that may sound (and I don’t just mean the socializing, of which there was a little, I’ll admit). Our now past national president, Richard Truscott, put it nicely when he referred to the conference as his…

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