September 2018 e-Report
- President's Pen
- Chief Executive's Report
- PRINZ News
- Partner News
- New Members
PRINZ governance review
Some excellent thinking came out when the National Council held its governance review session in August. Depending on what you all think of the ideas being proposed, it could see PRINZ achieving what is now regarded as the norm by most of New Zealand’s – and the world’s – governing bodies.
No matter that we’re a professional body and not a big corporate, we should aspire to having a governing board of the best people for the job, potentially elected transparently by the members every two or three years and answerable to the membership for how our organisation is run.
Over the next two to three months we’ll be coming to you with some options for how our national body might be structured, elected, and regulated. It would mean changes to our constitution, which currently sets those rules, but would mean a much more transparent process to ensure we remain responsive to our members’ needs and involve our best and brightest in overseeing PRINZ.
Various considerations would need to be taken into account, such as set terms of office, a limit to the size of the board, and the possibility of various board committees to cover special needs – like board and CE reviews, ethics, Fellows, and members’ professional development.
National Council member Jacqui Bridges is helping our CE Elaine Koller with getting the preliminary work done on the proposal so we can bring it to you as soon as possible and help us formulate a structure and process we can bring to the AGM next year for you to vote on.
Felicity Price, FPRINZ, ONZM
Chief Executive's Report
Our members are participating in their professional development
The role of Te Pūtahi Whakakakau Tūmatanui o Aotearoa (PRINZ) is to challenge, lead, and support our members and to ensure the ongoing and ethical development of the public relations and communications management industry in Aotearoa. As part of this I wanted to share with you a snapshot of our membership.
As you’ll see from the graph below around 40% of members are based outside of Tāmaki-makau-rau and Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara. In addition to this, two thirds of our members are part of a group membership.
It’s also great to see that to date PRINZ has had over 1700 attendees at PRINZ events and professional development courses or involved in mentoring or awards.
Summary of engagement to date – number of participants:
|Continuing Professional Development courses||319|
|Events – National and Divisional||554|
|APR – candidates, presenters, governance||28|
|Awards gala dinner attendees||228|
And there’s still plenty more events to come… This month we have two free webinars ‘Professional Communication: Rhetoric, Storytelling, and Persuasion’ and ‘It’s not (just) about robots: PR and Artificial Intelligence’, three divisional events ‘A PRINZ evening with Clarke Gayford’ in Tāmaki-makau-rau, ‘Managing emergency situations in CIMS’ in Kirikiriroa and ‘Make your mark on the new marcomms movement’ in Tauranga, as well as a short course ‘Communication for small teams’ in Kirikiriroa.
Thank you for your support and playing a part in advancing our profession here in Aotearoa.
Mā te wā
PRINZ welcome new Communications Advisor – Membership
We are pleased to welcome Violet Zhang as our new Communications Advisor – Membership.
Violet has over 8 years of experience in PR and marketing. Armed with a Bachelor of Hospitality Management, her career started in China working for international luxury hotel brands, specialising in corporate communications, event management, and brand promotion. After moving to New Zealand she obtained her Master’s degree majoring in PR at the University of Waikato and gained 2 years' experience in a PR agency.
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Courtney Buck, Inland Revenue
Angie Cairncross, Cancer Society of New Zealand
Abby Chen, MultiMarketing New Zealand
Mary Direen, Cancer Society of New Zealand
Stevie Hadfield, Te Puni Kōkiri
Janicke Harmens, AUT University - student group
Rexine Hawes, Matamata-Piako District Council
Megan Hine, Massey University Auckland - Student group
Eva Izard, Massey University Wellington - Student group
Max Jones, AUT University - student group
Julia Landels, University of Otago
Irra Lee, AUT University - student group
Samuel Morris, New Zealand Customs Service
Amy Porter, ZESPRI International Limited
Courtney Pratt-Young, AUT University - student group
Emma Eeilly, Worksafe New Zealand
Hiraina Tangiora, ZESPRI International Limited
Garth Tunnicliffe, University of Waikato student group
Lesl Van Der Voorn, AUT University - student group
Katie West, Bare PR
Jessica Williams, GNS Science