|Professional Membership: How Important is It?|
By Dr Jody Cedras, Director: Registration and Recognition, South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)
To understand the importance of membership to a professional body like PRISA, it is important to know the features, or at least the core ones, of a profession. While there may be many features, three key ones have been singled out by those studying professions.
Firstly, extensive training is required to practice a profession. Many, if not most, professionals have advanced academic qualifications. In the world of PRISA, for example, to be an Accredited Public Relations Practitioner, requires a qualification at level 7 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), coupled with a minimum of ten (10) years’ experience and complying with one hundred (100) hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities over a three year period.
|Enhance your profession in Public Relations|
Do you value your career? Are you dedicated to Public Relations? Take it one step further….
Join PRISA NOW!!!
It’s time to show off your professional status. You have already achieved your diploma / degree, so why not enhance your qualifications by becoming a member of PRISA.
Capitalise on benefits such as shared knowledge, professional development and the credibility that membership brings. This is something that will enable you to stay abreast with industry best practices.
|Morning Live Interview with Bridget von Holdt APR FPRISA – 16 January 2015|
The much anticipated annual PRISM Awards honours the Public Relations here in South Africa. In its 18th year PRISM Awards are presented to Public Relations and communications professionals who have successfully incorporated strategy, creativity and professionalism into Public Relations. Live interview with Executive Director of Glasshouse, Bridget von Holdt.