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Episode 3: The Future of PR and GCE Education

Episode 3: The Future of PR and GCE Education

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Today’s episode will close the series with an open discussion between PR professionals, students and diversity educators. We speak about what we envision the industry to be like in the future and the hopes we have for diversity in PR. We discuss how organizations like the Canadian Council of Public Relations Firms (CCPRF) are encouraging others to prioritize diversity, equity and inclusion, and are working to eliminate discrimination from their practices. We also discuss how education initiatives like Global Citizenship Education and Inclusion (GCEI) at Centennial College plays a role in priming new professionals to contribute to inclusive workplaces.

 Today’s episode will feature voices of Judy Lewis (Chair of CCPRF, co-founder & partner of Strategic Objectives), Michelle Nguyen (co-founder, lead writer & social strategist at Super Duper Studios), Ananya Mani (senior internal communications specialist at Ingram Micro), Gabriel Bedard (human rights and equity advisor and GCE instructor/facilitator at Centennial college), Jerome Kitenge (student in Bachelors PR program at Centennial College). The conversation was moderated by Charmaine Blair, a student of the CCPR graduate program at Centennial College.

This stimulating discussion is only the beginning. We must continue the conversation to build understanding around the value of DE&I in the workplace and in career development. Don’t forget to read our blog post this week where we provide more nuance and dialogue on today's episode.

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