Independent Practitioner event with Vince Hazleton

As Upstate co-chair of SCPRSA‘s Independent Practitioner committee, I’m excited to announce that PRSA National Board Member Vince Hazleton will attend a special roundtable discussion and networking event with South Carolina’s independent public relations practitioners on Tuesday, May 13, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Vincent Hazleton, Ph.D., APR, Fellow PRSA is a Professor in the Communication Department at Radford University in Virginia. Hazleton has been active in the field of Public Relations since 1978 and has published numerous book chapters and journal articles on communication and public relations. His two books on public relations theory, Public Relations Theory and PR Theory II, were both recognized as “Book of the Year” by the public relations division of the National Communication Association. His current research and writing is focused on public relations competence, public relations strategies, independent public relations practitioners and social capital as a product of public relations.

Along with his colleague, Florida State University Professor Jay Rayburn, Hazleton conducts extensive annual research on the independent sector of public relations. Hazleton and Rayburn present their data each year at PRSA’s International Conference.

During our 90-minute session with Dr. Hazleton, we will learn about his research on the independent sector and identify the characteristics of successful independent practitioners. Our group also will serve as a focus group to help him learn more about the independent sector in South Carolina.

The event is FREE and will include coffee and light breakfast items. To RSVP for the roundtable, please email me at kim@simkocomm.com and I will send the names to Kelly Davis, APR. Also, if you’d like to be added to a list of area IPs so you can receive e-mail updates on other Independent Practioner-related events and announcements, please let me know.

The roundtable will be followed at 11:45 a.m. by SCPRSA’s Midlands Luncheon, which also will feature Dr. Hazleton speaking on the topic of public relations as social capital. The cost for the luncheon is $15 for SCPRSA members and $20 for nonmembers. If you plan to stay for the luncheon, please RSVP to Julie Culbreath at JCulbreath@edensandavant.com. The deadline to register for both events is Friday, May 9.

DATE: Tuesday, May 13, 2008

TIME: 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Independent Practitioner Roundtable
11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Midlands Luncheon

PLACE: Yates Conference Center at the South Carolina Hospital Association
1000 Center Point Road, Columbia, SC 29210
For directions, visit http://www.scha.org.
Just a short drive from downtown Columbia with free, convenient parking.

COST: NO COST for Independent Practitioner Roundtable
Luncheon Cost is $15 for SCPRSA members or $20 for nonmembers.
Walk-Ups/No RSVPs are an additional $5. No shows will be billed.

Vince is one of the leading researchers into the independent public relations sector, so this will be a unique opportunity to learn how to be successful as well as to do some great networking with IP’s around the state. Hope to see you there!

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4 Comments

  1. Kim, will this be in Greenville? I’d like to learn more about it. I’m not an IP, but I’d really like to meet Dr. Hazleton. He’s worked very closely with my mentor, Dr. Carl Botan.

  2. […] unknown wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptHazleton has been active in the field of Public Relations since 1978 and has published numerous book chapters and journal articles on communication and public relations. His two books on public relations theory, Public Relations Theory … […]

  3. I apologize for the confusion. In all my cutting and pasting, I failed to include the venue. I’ve revised the post and have included it here, as well. There are a few folks leaving from Greenville to drive to Columbia that day. If you’d like, I can send out a note as we get closer to those who have RSVPd for the event to see if anyone is interested in carpooling.

    DATE: Tuesday, May 13, 2008

    TIME: 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Independent Practitioner Roundtable

    PLACE: Yates Conference Center at the South Carolina Hospital Association
    1000 Center Point Road, Columbia, SC 29210
    For directions, visit http://www.scha.org.
    Just a short drive from downtown Columbia with free, convenient parking.

  4. Hi
    you have a nice work here friends


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