These are just some of the Programs and Partnerships that IPR supports and runs with other organizations in the PR industry. Click each button to learn more


IPR and PRSA Educators Academy are co-hosting a monthly discussion for educators focused on Diversity in the PR classroom sponsored by the University of Texas at Austin’s Moody College of Communication. The series will address the current state of PR education—from understanding the pervasive issues of race in higher education, to learning the best practices, strategies, and tools for addressing race in the PR classroom, and looking long term, regarding how to create systemic change, particularly creating a more diverse PR faculty and more diverse pipelines of practitioners.

Learn more here!

IPR hosts a series of free webinars each month, on a range of topics related to PR research and the future of the PR profession. Below are the IPR CDEI webinars focused on the mission of the CDEI o support, conduct, and promote research and insights relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace focused on four core areas: BIPOC, LGBTQ+, women, and intersectionality.

Watch previous webinars here!

The Dialogue Project, a year-long research effort of which the Institute for Public Relations is a title sponsor. Founded by senior corporate communications executive Bob Feldman, the project is supported by such companies as Google, Bristol Myers Squibb, Chevron, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Southwest Airlines, among others, as well as the University of Southern California.

The results include three segments:

1) An IPR-authored research report with quantitative survey data from Morning Consult on the impact of polarization and the dialogue divide in the US, UK, Germany, Brazil and India.

2) Original executive commentary from such CEOs as Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase, Mary Barra of General Motors, Gary Kelly of Southwest Airlines; Antonio Neri of Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Doug McMillon of Walmart; Kimberly Greene of Southern Company Gas, and Jo Ann Jenkins of AARP.

3) Case studies of innovative work already being done by companies, academic institutions and think tanks such as General Mills, Allstate, Chevron, MIT, American University and more.

We are a coalition of Public Relations and communications leaders joining forces to accelerate progress in the achievement of meaningful and tangible results in diversity, equity, and inclusion across our profession.

The Diversity Action Alliance brings together leaders of the world’s top public relations organizations in pursuit of an urgent and critically essential goal: to achieve continuous improvement for under-represented groups as measured by recruitment, retention, and representation in management.

We must act now to meet our goal of reflecting the diversity in the United States by 2025.

DAA Commitment
Our commitment is an oath we are taking both as individuals and on behalf of the companies we represent.

For more information about the DAA and to sign the commitment, please click here.

DAA Reporting Tool
IPR manages the Diversity Action Alliance Reporting Tool and will develop an annual industry report based on the collected data from a secured platform. All results will be kept confidential and organizations will not be identified by name or description. For more information about the DAA Reporting Tool, please click here.

To view a copy of the DAA Reporting Tool, please click here.

Our commitment is to make an impACT on the industry:
A – Adopt (best practices)
C – Champion (the cause)
T – Track (diversity data)

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