Accelerate into your term as a chapter leader with this Leadership Quick Start. You will meet leaders from other chapters, establish relationships that will inspire and help you throughout the year, and get top tips on how to succeed. Program will include presentations on financial management, leading your board, growing and engaging your membership, and developing sponsorships that support and extend your programs.

Ideal for newly elected chapter leaders and leaders who missed the Leadership Rally at the International Conference. Lunch will be served.

RSVP for the Chapter QuickStart


9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Welcome and introductions


9:30 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.

Engaging your Board


9:50 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.

Board Finances


10:10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Goals & Goal Setting


10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

15-minute Break


10:45 a.m. to 11:05 a.m.

Establishing APR Chapter Goals


11:05 a.m. to 11:25 a.m.

Sponsorship: Setting Prices & Talking Points


11:25 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Meeting Management


11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Lunch & Ask the Experts Panel Discussion

Session descriptions

Each of these presentations will include “top tips” or “five things you need to know about XXX.” To make the content digestible for participants.

Engaging your Board

Tips on how best to work with a volunteer PRSA Chapter Board.  Rule of thirds: 30% will go above and beyond; 30% will do what is asked; 30% won’t be able to meet expectations. How to manage that.

Board Finances

Tips on writing budgets, reading financials, what to report on, required IRS filing.


What are your goals in your chapter? What are your goals for your role in 2018? What do you hope to achieve professionally through your leadership role? What do you hope to gain personally through your leadership role? Why have you chosen to serve in this capacity? How can you use these goals and ambitions to effectively serve your chapter and its members?

Establishing APR Chapter Goals

How to establish APR goals for the New Year.

Sponsorship Setting Prices and Talking points

Sponsorship program and how each chapter can create a successful sponsorship program.

Meeting Management

Best practices to keep meetings to an hour, generate productivity, manage those who overshare process not results.

Ask the Experts

Participants can ask questions of the course faculty and provide feedback on topics for future leadership calls.

Participation Guidelines and Restrictions

Participation is limited to Chapter board members within the North Pacific District who are also registered conference attendees. If you are not registered for the conference, your reservation will be cancelled.