The Institute for Public Relations is launching a 10-month interactive certificate series for public relations and communication professionals. IPR Master Class: A Strategic Playbook for Communicators, which will run from March 9 to Dec. 14, gives attendees an opportunity to learn about and discuss such topics as crisis communication, digital/social media, measurement & evaluation, diversity & inclusion and big data, privacy and the law. Each session is led by an expert in the field and features a lesson, followed by a workshop/discussion. The fee for the course is $495, with a discounted price of $295 for full-time faculty members. To learn more and to register for the course, click here. IPR is also offering three scholarship opportunities for tenure-track faculty and graduate students. Those who wish to apply can email Nikki Kesaris at [email protected] with a 500-word statement about why they're interested in the course and how it would help them further their career.


Violet PR is presenting a free Feb. 24 webinar on how Newark, NJ can leverage urban innovation, economic development, education and the arts to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic. Speakers at the event will include Newark Symphony Hall president and CEO Taneshia Nash Laird, Audible vice president of innovation Aisha Glover, Schools That Can Newark executive director Erin Sweeney and Adenah Bayoh & Companies founder Adenah Bayoh. “Adena, Aisha, Taneshia and Erin have a significant impact on New Jersey’s largest city and its collective future. We can’t wait to hear more about their plans in 2021,” said Violet PR president April Mason, who will moderate the event, which will run from 2 to 3 p.m. For more information or to register, click here.


LaVoieHealthScience is participating in the BIO CEO & Investor Conference, running from Feb. 16-18. The conference features Biotechnology Innovation Organization’s perspective on the new U.S. Congressional agenda, the record setting pacing of biotech IPOs and the hottest clinical developments and industry catalysts. Featured speakers include Adena T. Friedman, president and CEO of Nasdaq; Rahul Singhvi, CEO and director of National Resilience Inc.; and Adam Koppel, managing director of life sciences at Bain Capital. To get 20 percent off the standard registration rate, use LHS’s code "BIOCEO22" when registering here.