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NJSPRA Events

NJSPRA sponsors a number of in-person events throughout the year with the goal of providing professional development and networking opportunities for our membersIn response to the COVID-19 pandemic, programs were held virtually and on a somewhat modified schedule during the latter part of 2020 and through the 2020-21 school year.

We are returning to in-person full day workshops for the 2022-2023 school year, but may also hold virtual power hours on hot topics as the need arises. In addition to workshops, NJSPRA will also hold member meet-ups, the Communication Awards celebration, and the Annual Meeting. SEE OUR FALL EVENTS already planned below. Attendance to all of these events are included in your NJSPRA Membership. In addition, we hold special events as needs and occasions arise including focused seminars on timely topics for NJ schools as well as regional events with neighboring state SPRA chapters.

Announcements and registration information about each event is posted here, emailed to members and other subscribers and posted on our social media channels. To be added to our subscriber list, contact us at njspracommunications@gmail.com   


    • February 07, 2023
    • 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • NJPSA FEA Conference Center

    Save the Date!

    Topics for the February 7, 2023 workshop include:

    • Address from our 2022 Communicator of the Year, Barbara Wilson
    • NJSBA: Legislative Update
    • Social Media: Understanding Analytics and Trends to Establish Strategy and Best Practices
    • Creating a Communication Team of Students and Staff

    Registration will be open closer to event.

    Breakfast and lunch included. Continental breakfast available at 8:30am with workshop starting at 9:00am.

    NJPSA FEA Conference Center
    12 Centre Drive  Monroe Township, NJ 08831

    • April 25, 2023
    • 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • NJPSA FEA Conference Center

    Save the Date!

    Topics for the April 25, 2023 workshop include:

    • Address from our 2021 Communicator of the Year, Maren Smagala
    • Showcase and Deepdive with our 2022 NJSPRA Award Winners
    • Internal vs. External Communication: Assuring there is a difference and developing a plan
    • The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Members share stories of lessons learned

      Registration will be open closer to event.

      Breakfast and lunch included. Continental breakfast available at 8:30am with workshop starting at 9:00am.

      NJPSA FEA Conference Center
      12 Centre Drive  Monroe Township, NJ 08831

    Past Events 

    2021-22

    • 25 May 2022 Annual Meeting and Communicator of the Year Award
    • 13 May 2022 First National School Communicators Day Celebration Virtual Huddle
    • May 2022 Regional Member Meet-Ups
    • 27 April 2022 Virtual Workshop: Showcase: NJSPRA Award Winners Share Their CommunicationTech Success
    • 2 April 2022 Virtual Workshop: Key Messages: Essential Anchors to Power Your Communications
    • 16 Mar 2022 Virtual Workshop: Helping Your Leadership Team Become Great Communicators
    • 2 Mar 2022 Virtual Member Meet-Up
    • 12 Jan 2022 Virtual Workshop: Communicating and Conducting an Equity Audit 
    • 6 Oct 2021 2021 Communication Awards Dinner
    • 20 Oct 2021 Virtual Workshop: DEI - Getting the Entire School Community on the Same Page
    • 18 Nov 2021 Calming the Crowd: Restoring Civility at Board Meetings

    2020-21

    • 26 May 2021 Annual Meeting  (Virtual)
    • 19 May 2021 2021 Communicator of the Year Presentation to Maren Smagala
    • 21 Apr 2021 Virtual Workshop: Communicating with Different Audiences
    • 3 Mar 2021 Virtual Workshop: Communicating and Leading for Equity
    • 24 Feb 2021 Virtual Workshop: Communicating About Covid-19: What you need to know and do next
    • 24 Nov 2020 Member Meet-Up (Virtual)
    • 19 Nov 2020 Virtual Workshop: Supporting Employees with Parent/Family Communications
    • 16 Oct 2020 2020 Communication Awards Ceremony (Virtual)

    2019-20

    • 25 Jun 2020 Virtual Mini-Session: The Importance of Copyright
    • 09 Jun 2020     Virtual Mini-Session: Virtual Year End Events During COVID-19
    • 04 Jun 2020    Virtual Mini-Session:  Effective Internal Communications During COVID-19
    • 04 Jun 2020  Virtual Mini-Session:  The School Communications Function During COVID-19
    • 26 May 2020 2020 Communicator of the Year Virtual Presentation to Dr. Matthew Murphy
    • 16 Jan 2020 Winter Workshop:  Managing the News Media and Communications  When the Unthinkable Happens
    • 11 Nov 2019 Fall Workshop: Communications Planning Bootcamp AND The One-Person School PR Department
    • 29 Sep 2019 2019 NJSPRA Communication Awards & Networking Event

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    ADDRESS:

    760 Route 46 West #1001
    Parsippany, NJ 07054

    CONTACT US:

    njspracommunications@gmail.com
    845-406-0631

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