Submitted by Mary Briggs, APR, CPRC

Our busy scheduled don’t always allow us the time we’d like to further our professional development. Personally, I’d love to spend all my time travelling to conferences and attending workshops. Unfortunately, the real world doesn’t work like that. In today’s economy we all have to be focused on delivering value to our employers or clients every hour of every day. Yet, to do that, we need to be constantly learning about new strategies and constantly growing in our abilities. So how do you do that with little time in your day?

FPRA offers you a convenient resource. Check out the PR Resources link on You’ll find dozens of links to great resources that will help you learn, grow and think, and you don’t have to leave your desk! There are links to web sites that will help you become a more compelling writer, links that teach you how to demonstrate your pet project’s ROI and, if you just can’t take it anymore, links to PR job openings around the country.

There’s one catch. It’s in the members-only section of If you haven’t been there for a while, and don’t remember your password, use the ‘forgot password” link and a new one will be sent to you.

Happy learning!

Editor’s note: Mary Briggs, APR, CPRC currently serves FPRA, both on a local and statewide level. She is co-chair of the Southwest Florida chapter’s Credentialing committee and she is VP of Professional Development on the FPRA Executive Committee.