The is a non-partisan, non-political association for public affairs professionals. Its mission is to advance the field of public affairs and to provide members with the training and information they need to participate in government, community and public relations activities at all levels.Launched in 1954 at the urging of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Council has more than .
Among the member services the Council provides are:Individualized Counseling
The Council's professional staff on a variety of topics, including grassroots advocacy, PAC fundraising and administration, lobbying/ethics laws, federal and state lobbying, global public affairs, crisis communications, community involvement and general public affairs issues. It also connects members with colleagues in other organizations who have faced similar challenges.Training, Education & Networking
The Council is considered the market leader in for public affairs professionals. Each year, it hosts more than 75 conferences, roundtables, workshops, seminars, teleconferences and online trainings that cover emerging issues and best practices for entry to senior-level professionals.
Council education programs focus on peer-to-peer training and development and offer opportunities. Members of the Council also get involved in task forces and advisory groups that guide the organization's programs and services.Research & Consulting Services
The Council provides and management-consulting services to member... Read More