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Earn a Certification in Issues and Crisis Management


The Association for Communication Excellence (ACE) is offering a certification in Issues and Crisis Management. ACE is pleased to offer this Certification for Communication and Extension Professionals at an introductory rate of $185.

The three part certification includes:

  • March 19 - 2 p.m. CT - Issues Management with Frankie Gould and Faith Peppers - 45 minutes; virtual

  • May 22 - 2 p.m. CT - What is Crisis Communication with Erica Irlbeck - 45 minutes; virtual

  • June 26 - Post Conference workshop at ACE in Salt Lake City - Developing the Plan and Experiential Learning Practice Exercises

Attendees must participate in all three sessions and pass the final assessment to receive the certification. There is also an option to only participate in one or two sessions without earning a certification.

Visit ACE's website for details and registration.

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