City Information Specialist Shannon McIntire recently graduated from the Certified Public Communicator Program at Texas Christian University, one of the first government communicators in the nation to receive the new certification.
The Certified Public Communicator (CPC) program, a partnership between TCU and the Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO), is a post-baccalaureate, graduate-level residential program designed for public sector communication professionals. The program is part of the Bob Schieffer College of Communications’ School of Strategic Communications and TCU Extended Education and is the first of its kind in the country.
The CPC participants meet with professors at TCU over two summers (one week each summer) and a two-day winter session. They receive leadership training and specific coursework in strategic communications theory designed for the challenges facing public communicators. CPC graduates also develop three-year comprehensive communication plans for their organizations during the program.
For more information on the program, visit certifiedpubliccommunicator.org.