Good Reasons To Join PRII In 2024

The PRII has been representing, supporting and promoting the Public Relations sector for almost 70 years. So isn't it time you became a member?  In the video below, in just 6 minutes, PRII CEO Dr Martina Byrne explains why you should make 2024 the year that you join Ireland's foremost membership organisation for professional communicators.

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The Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII) is the national representative body for professional Public Relations and Communication practitioners. Members of the Institute enjoy a range of benefits, including: -

Recognition of standing as a professional communicator Indicated by the designation MPRII, which may only be used by full members, it shows that members meet the high ethical, educational and experiential standards required by the Institute.

Ethical Assurance Membership assures clients, employers and all who you engage with professionally that you adhere to the PRII Code of Ethics.

Access to the Member Database Full, Affiliate and Associate Members can access, search and browse the public listings of other PRII members on the website here.

Free Weekly E-zine A free subscription to the PRII Digest, e-mailed every week with the latest industry news, views, articles, course updates and job listings.

Advocacy On your behalf the Institute advocates on major regulatory changes and other issues that impact on your professional work – for example such things as the Regulation of Lobbying Act, copyright reform, social media disclosure policies, the future of media and changes in Government procurement procedures.

Direct Legal Advice The PRII enjoys Approved Professional Body Status with the Bar Society of Ireland which enables all members to avail of their Direct Professional Access Scheme.  This means that you can seek a legal opinion on non-contentious matters from a Barrister directly without having to go through an instructing solicitor. They can be consulted on employment law, commercial & insurance law, data protection, taxation and many other matters. The scheme offers an efficient and cost-effective way to get legal advice should the need arise.  You can find out more on the Bar of Ireland website here.

Membership Assistance Programme (MAP) All members can avail of this 100% free and 100% confidential counselling and advice service.  Experienced PRII MAP councillors are on hand 24 hours per day, 365 days per year to assist with a wide variety of personal or work related issues.  Full details on how to access the service are shown here.

Regulatory Changes When regulations are changed or new regulations are introduced, the Institute offers guidelines, training, advice and information to members.

PRII Sourcebook Ireland’s most comprehensive and GDPR compliant database of media, public affairs and other professional contacts is free for all Full members and at a reduced cost to Associate and Affiliate members. Available online it can be viewed and searched wherever you are on PCs, tablets and smartphones.

Training The PRII is Ireland’s leading provider of training for the Public Relations and Communication sector with over 20 single day workshops annually, designed to provide attendees with the skills needed to progress their careers and enhance sector knowledge.  Training is offered a reduced cost to members.

Certificate Programmes These career relevant courses are offered on a wide range of subjects and structured to develop specialist expertise and tranferable skills through practical learning.  They include Internal Communications, Crisis Communications and Issues Management, Public Affairs, Account Management, Social Media, Event Management and more.  They are delivered by a blend of in-person and online training and assesses by a work-related project.

Events PRII offers a full programme of events annually, including a full day Annual Conference, half-day theme specific conferences, breakfast and lunchtime expert briefings and roundtables.  The Institute also hosts a number of exclusive member-only events each year.

Awards All PRII members are entitled to enter the annual Awards for Excellence in PR and attend online briefings and workshops on finessing and submitting entries.

Resources Access to the full range of members-only online guides, supports and resources on the PRII website.

PRII Diploma in Public Relations Accredited by the PRII, this is Ireland’s most widely recognised PR and Communication qualification.  The course is offered at a discount to members.

Networking Opportunities Meet and network with professional peers at virtual and in-person PRII events, training courses, workshops, conferences and briefings.

Discounts From companies such as Appleby Jewellers and Kogan Page plus home and motor insurance from Axa.

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