The Ocala FPRA Chapter hosts a variety of professional development opportunities for members and guests.

Monthly Professional Development meetings including lunch are featured on the third Friday of each month. Join us at the College of Central Florida – Ewers Century Center, 3003 SW College Road, Ocala, FL 34474 for networking at 11:30-11:55 a.m. and a one-hour program begins promptly at noon. Members may pay monthly at full price or annually at a discounted rate. An early bird discount is offered to members who RSVP by noon on Monday prior to the luncheon on Friday. RSVPs cannot be guaranteed without payment. 

Professional attire preferred 

If you have already prepaid annually or quarterly for your luncheons, RSVP for the upcoming Ocala FPRA professional development luncheon by emailing Kristina Donohue to reserve your seat. Email Kristina.Donohue@heart.org.

To prepay online and save time checking in at the upcoming luncheon, RSVP by using your PayPal account or credit card to pay for your seat.

Annual Professional Development Seminar is the Ocala Chapter’s premier learning opportunity that features full or half day networking and access to professional speakers from around the region and state. Each spring, the Ocala Chapter chooses a theme and recruit speakers that will provide tangible professional development for the communication professionals in and near our community.

Image Awards Gala is an annual event where we celebrate the winners of the Annual Mid-Florida Local Image Awards and Communicator of the Year Awards. This event recognizes the exceptional public relations programs and communicators from across the region. The Image Awards have become a standard of public relations excellence in Florida. Winners demonstrate the very best examples of innovation, planning and design. Local Image winners often go on to win at the state Golden Image level. Established in 2005, the Wilton F. Martin Communicator of the Year Awards recognizes Individuals and Institutions that have demonstrated excellence in strategic communications to improve the quality of life in Marion County. It is named in honor of Martin, a native Ocalan who co-founded FPRA while director of publicity at Silver Springs.