A Fellow of the PRII is recognised as a leader in the public relations and communications profession. Those who have earned the designation have done so by being highly skilled and in positions of leadership in their organisation and the profession. These individuals have made a notable contribution to the development of the profession which this honour also seeks to recognise.
Fellows make the commitment to support the ongoing work and development of profession and the Public Relations Institute of Ireland.
Each year there is a limit on the number of Fellowships awarded. The Fellowship process is a competitive selection process based on a range of factors with the minimum requirements and assessment criteria set out below.
Why become a PRII Fellow?
You will be receiving a prestigious professional honour considered by many to be a career pinnacle
You will be officially recognised by your peers for your leadership and seniority
Your contribution to the promotion and development of the public relations profession in Ireland will be marked
Your profile among the Irish public relations industry and wider business community will be raised
Fellows are authorised to use the FPRII
What role do PRII Fellows play?
Fellows are asked to promote the profession and professional best practice
Fellows are encouraged to contribute to the development of the PRII and its standards and policies
Fellows are expected to raise awareness of the benefits of PRII membership
Fellows are encouraged to support the PRII’s mentoring programme
Nominations for Fellowship must meet the following minimum requirements:
Full member of the PRII for a minimum of 10 years;
Faithfully applied the ethics standards of the profession and Codes of Practice adopted by PRII during their career;
They must be in good standing with the Institute (dues paid up to date);
Must be actively engaged in the public relations or communications profession; and
Demonstrated an exceptional level of professional work either as an in-house practitioner or consultant.
The deadline for receipt of nominations is Friday, 20th October 2017.
After the specified deadline, the PRII's subcommittee on nominations will review the Fellow nominations. The subcommittee consists of five upstanding individuals, chaired by Jim Walsh FPRII (Life), with a detailed knowledge of the public relations community and profession. They will undertake to ensure the standards of this professional distinction are upheld. The process aims to ensure that Fellows announced for each year aim to represent a blend of the unique contributions and backgrounds that contribute to the development of the Profession. The nominees impact on their colleagues, organisation and external stakeholders provide demonstrable examples of the exception level of professional work that they carry out. Criteria of assessment for sub-committee based upon nomination application: