Webinars will feature the latest in communication research and its application in the profession

Gainesville, FL—The Institute for Public Relations (IPR) will be presenting five webinars featuring topics on organizational communication, behavioral insights, and public interest communication, sponsored by the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (CJC). Beginning in June, each webinar will review the latest in communication research and its influence and application in both the academic and professional world.

“We are very excited to sponsor this research-driven webinar series,” said Dean Diane McFarlin. “Staying up-to-date on the latest research is vital to any communication professional, and these webinars will not only discuss new research, but will also go a step further and give actionable examples of how to apply it in the profession.”

The webinars will showcase speakers from various backgrounds in communication including UF professors, leaders in the profession, and trustees from the IPR Board.

“This partnership in the webinar series with UF is another opportunity for IPR to deliver free research and insights that matter to the profession.” said Tina McCorkindale, CEO of IPR. “We are thrilled to continue partnering with the University of Florida CJC.

The first webinar, “Millennials @ Work: Perspectives on Reputation, Diversity and Inclusion,” will feature Chief Reputation Strategist of Weber Shandwick and IPR Trustee Leslie Gaines Ross, and IPR Director of Research Dr. Sarab Kochhar, with Millennials Josh Ferrari and Maddi Messner as they discuss and analyze the stigma around this age group and what they really seek out of a workplace.

To register for this free webinar and to learn more about the webinar series, please visit https://instituteforpr.org/events/ipr-webinars/.

About the Institute for Public Relations

The Institute for Public Relations is an independent, nonprofit research foundation dedicated to fostering greater use of research and research-based knowledge in corporate communication and the public relations practice. IPR is dedicated to the science beneath the art of public relations™. IPR provides timely insights and applied intelligence that professionals can put to immediate use. All research, including a weekly research letter, is available for free at instituteforpr.org.

About the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, recognized by its peers as one of the premier programs in the country, is driving innovation and engagement across the disciplines of advertising, journalism, public relations and telecommunication. The college’s strength is drawn from both academic rigor and experiential learning. It offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees and certificates, both online and on campus. As one of the largest communication “teaching hospitals”, CJC students work alongside professionals to gain practical experience in the Innovation News Center, which generates content across multiple platforms, and The Agency, an integrated strategic communication and consumer research agency focused on marketing to young adults. The College includes seven broadcast and digital media properties, the STEM Translational Communication Center and the nation’s only program in strategic communication for social change.


Sarab Kochhar, Ph.D.
Director of Research
Institute for Public Relations

Heidy Modarelli handles Growth & Marketing for IPR. She has previously written for Entrepreneur, TechCrunch, The Next Web, and VentureBeat.
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