Public Affairs (CIPR PA)

Welcome to the website of the Public Affairs Group of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

The CIPR PA Group is the CIPR sector group for public affairs and communications professionals with an interest in politics, public affairs and government and parliamentary relations. Members work in-house and in agency and across a wide range of industry sectors.

Our aims and objectives:

We will grow the forum where public affairs professionals can share ideas, develop their skills and build their network.
We will work closely with CIPR HQ to ensure the voice of public affairs professionals is well represented.
We will develop and facilitate thinking on how public affairs should evolve and be well-positioned for the future, including consideration of how chartered status can grow among public affairs professionals.
We will build on the partnership with relevant organisations to provide opportunities for members.
As part of a range of events, we will continue the successful pre-party conference debate at the House of Commons and will organise networking drinks events in the summer and at Christmas.
We will organise masterclass events to support members’ CPD, where effective campaigns can be showcased.
We will communicate regularly with members through the CIPR emails and the @CIPR_PA twitter account.

If you are a CIPR member and would like to join the group, you can update your preferences via MyCIPR. You don’t have to be a member to join us at one of our events (see below), everyone is welcome!

If you would like to get more involved with the group, would like more information about any of our activities or have a suggestion for an event, please contact us via twitter - @CIPR_PA