Professional Development

Serving both Citrus and Marion counties, the Ocala Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association takes great pride in its long history of stimulating programs and the professional growth of its members. A primary focus of FPRA is to provide members with effective tools for professional development in order to achieve its goals of keeping members up-to-date on industry trends and help them advance their careers in the fields of public relations, marketing, and communications. FPRA offers monthly professional development programs, professional networking, seminars, annual Image Awards competition and more.

FPRA exists to enhance the professional development of public relations practitioners. Opportunities include:

Monthly Chapter Meetings & Professional Development

Taylor College
2531 East Silver Springs Blvd.
Ocala, FL 34470

Lunch served: 11:30 a.m.
Membership update: 11:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
Professional Development Program: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.


The 1-day event is the Ocala chapter’s annual professional development conference, which brings state and national experts on public relations programs, planning and implementation. This event is typically hosted in the spring each year.

Coffee Talks

Coffee Talks is a networking series started in November 2023.  Come join us for an open discussion about today’s communications practices, trends, and what’s on the horizon. 

Monthly Webinar Series

Starting in January 2024, we will be hosting a 1-hour zoom webinar with a featured speaker.  

FPRA State Association Annual PR & Comms Summit

Another professional development highlight for FPRA members comes with the State Association PR & Comms Summit each August. The largest and most anticipated FPRA event of the year, Summit includes four days packed with informative speakers, breakout sessions and networking opportunities.  Top industry professionals present on the emerging trends and share what PR practitioners need to know – and what they need to avoid – to be successful, stay relevant and provide increased value to their organizations.

The Value of Attending FPRA’s Annual PR & Comms Summit

For public relations professionals, this is an investment in networking, education, recognition and reinvigoration. It is an opportunity to focus on professional growth and development while collaborating with colleagues and learning from the sharpest minds in the industry. And by delivering the value of a national caliber conference within the state of Florida, it’s a bargain that delivers ample return on investment.

Celebrating Award-Winning Programs

The Golden Image Awards gala recognizes outstanding PR programs in Florida. Hearing about the year’s most successful projects and programs may spark the idea that transforms your own programs and lands you among next year’s winners!