The role of APR chair, much like the characteristics prized of Accreditation professionals, is one of counselor, sounding board and guide.
In some cases, you alone might lead the charge. In others, you may have a committee's worth of help. Either way, below are tools for you, your team and your candidates.
APR 50th Anniversary Toolkit (Word format) or (PDF format)
2014 is a milestone year for the APR...our 50th! APRs from across the country volunteered time and energy to develop a 50th Anniversary Toolkit with a downloadable anniversary logo, messages, Q&As, draft promotions, testimonials and campaign and recognition recommendations.
Questions may arise,as you form, update or simply move your Accreditation committee forward. Consider these peer resources:
An information download and reminder of key details will help you prepare to run a successful APR prep program. Review these documents:
Some candidates will know about Accreditation and come to you for help. Others won’t be familiar with APR, but the ideal professional to pursue the credential. Capture their attention with:
Some APR programs engage Accredited professionals to teach classes based on the KSAs. The following presentations were developed to accompany the material contained in the APR Study Guide.
Readiness Review Resources
Both excitement and anxiety swirl around Readiness Review prep and execution. Help both candidates and APR panelists prepare for the big presentation:
Most candidates don’t remember the last time they took a test, nor do they particularly want to. And that test probably wasn’t computerized. Help demystify the computer-based Examination with:
Studying for and earning my APR has demonstrated to my coworkers and public relations colleagues that I’m fully invested in my career. I approach my job more strategically and with a higher level of expertise. Moreover, it has paved the way for new professional relationships and friendships with fellow APRs at the Chapter and National levels.