Whether you’re new to PHR or a seasoned veteran, the PHR Regional Advocacy Institute will offer you something new to take home and use in your community, chapter, or on your campus. We’re still putting together the final details, but have many things figured out that should make for a great day.
To start the morning, we will introduce you to PHR and give you a background for understanding the organization. As unnecessary as this may seem, it is important that members of PHR—every one of us scattered across the country in our chapters—understand what the organization stands for and where it hopes to go in the future. Without a basic understanding of the goals and directives of the organization, recruitment into your chapters can be quite difficult. We want to show you what PHR is all about: we will delve into the role, mission, and impact of PHR and give a brief overview of current investigations.
As we move along in the Institute, you’ll have opportunities to discuss things that have worked for you—chapter leaders—over the course of the last several years. What are the best ways to recruit? How can you manage fundraising? How do you incorporate national initiatives into your local chapter’s goals? What activities or advocacy efforts have you supported? We will take some time to go over chapter management, advocacy planning, and relating national goals to a local effort. Additionally, we’ll take some time to walk through the student toolkits available for chapters at http://phrtoolkits.org/toolkits/student-chapter-toolkit/.
More than anything, the RAI is an important way to keep abreast of the things going on at PHR National and serves as great way to learn how PHR can support your local chapter. After all, we are all working towards the same goals, even if we make it there using different paths. The benefits of being involved with PHR national include having the support of a larger organization behind any one of your efforts. Come learn how to capitalize on that!
We will anchor the afternoon with a keynote speaker discussing taking action on one of PHR’s advocacy goals. We’re still awaiting official confirmation of the speaker, so keep your eyes and ears tuned to this blog for the formal announcement.
As we plan for the Regional Advocacy Institute in Chicago, we’ve got you in mind! Let us know if there’s a subject you’re interested in learning more about, and we can see where it would fit in. Above all, we hope to bring together a fantastic group of people for great discussion, planning, and networking throughout the day.
We hope to see you in Chicago!