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Professional Development

MPRC offers regular Professional Development programs designed to give PR, marketing and communications professionals the tools, knowledge and training to succeed in their fields.
As a statewide organization, we strive to make programming available across Maine in either Bangor, Lewiston/Auburn, MidCoast or Greater Portland throughout the year, many of which are available via live stream. From seminars and roundtables to our Annual Conference held in October, topics range from branding or crisis communications to digital marketing or leadership best practices, to name a few.
Our Professional Development committee is always open to programming topic suggestions from either potential guest speakers or members who identify a relevant topic that serves to benefit our entire membership and community of professionals. Please send programming suggestions to
2018 Professional Development Program
Upcoming Events
October 2
MPRC is co-sponsoring the Maine Association of Nonprofits (MANP) Annual Conference program: Opt In: 2018 Nonprofit Communications Conference


Schedule at a Glance  [Subject to Change]


October 25

Harraeeket Inn, Freeport, ME 04032

8:00-8:45 am                      Registration & Breakfast

9:00 am                                Annual Meeting

9:15 am                                Opening Keynote – Leslie Gaines-Ross

In response to an unprecedented number of high profile corporate reputation crises, the Maine Public Relations Council (MPRC) welcomes Dr. Leslie Gaines-Ross, one of the world’s most widely recognized experts on CEO and corporate-reputation, as the keynote speaker at the

10:15 am                              Morning Group Session – Table Top Discussions

Reputation Management in Today’s World

11:00 – 11:45 am               Morning Break-out Sessions

NOON                                   Lunch

1:00 pm                                 Afternoon Group Session – Managing a Reputation Crisis

2:00 pm                                Happy Hour

2:30 pm                              Closing Keynote

November 9
Meet the Media + Speed Pitching (Co-hosted with Social Media Breakfast)
Previously Held Programs:
  • January: Video Storytelling + Live-streaming (Live + Online)
  • February: Measure What Matters – Digital + PR Analytics (Co-Hosted with Social Media Breakfast Maine)
  • March: Crisis Communications (Live + Online)
  • April: Storytelling & Branding (Co-hosted with Social Media Breakfast)