ATLANTA – Fifteen professional development workshops through the 2018 Faith Communicators Council National Convention will help faith-based communicators enhance their control, storytelling and interpretive abilities. The meeting operates April 5-7 in Atlanta.
Meeting participants can decide on workshops covering multi-spiritual activism, copyright laws, mass media monitoring, branding and style, crisis communication, and planning for the “We Happen to be Sikhs” national public support announcement campaign. The 15 workshops are structured into three five-session tracks:
Management – Sessions linked to public relations as a control function and the subjects tested on the Exam for Accreditation in Public Relations.
Communication techniques – Sessions made to improve storytelling abilities and abilities to engage primary publics through various mass media.
Interfaith issues – Periods that examine roles communicators play to advertise religious literacy, fostering understanding of numerous faith traditions and cultivating relations between people of differing faiths.
Realizing the Dream: Peace and Justice Through Conversation is the theme of the three-day event in the Sheraton Atlanta. One highlight on the meeting schedule is a go to to the National Middle for Civil and People Rights.
As part of the convention, RCC recognizes communication excellence through several award ceremonies, the DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards and the Wilbur Awards.
The DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards receive annually to active RCC members who demonstrate creative imagination and skill in religious communications and public relations. For more information, see the DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards web page.
The Wilbur Awards recognize excellence in the communication of religious issues, positive values and themes in secular media. These awards have already been presented annually since 1949. To learn more, see the Wilbur Awards web page.
To learn more on the convention, including resort information and registration, please visit the RCC 2018 Convention page. Whole early-bird registration, which includes all programs and scheduled meals, is $395 until March 13. Day rates and specific banquet tickets are available from the function registration site.
The Faith Communicators Council, founded in 1929, is the nation’s oldest public relations professional organization. Associates do communication, public relations, advertising and development function for and with a different group of faith-based organizations.