Coming in 2022: Professional Workshops

This year, we’re launching our first ever series of workshops, focusing on professional skills often overlooked or underpracticed in the workforce.

Each workshop series will include six virtual classes taught once a week for 90 minutes. Classes are limited to six participants. Registration for the series is $250 per person.

Our first workshop will cover the basics of professional writing, with an emphasis on the following skills:

  • Proper grammar and word choices
  • Writing structure
  • Concisely making and supporting your point
  • Business communication, including memos, reports and emails

This series will begin on Thursday, January 13 at 9am and will meet weekly through February 17. Participants will receive assignments in between classes for practice. To reserve your space, please click here.

These workshops will be taught by Sandi Poreda, APR. As one of only a few thousand nationally accredited public relations professionals, Sandi is always looking for new or better ways to connect with people and help them tell their story.

Prior to her work in the private sector, Sandi served the state of Florida in several capacities, including Communications Director for a state licensing agency and the Florida Attorney General’s Office. During her time in the Attorney General’s Office, Sandi helped define the office as a leader in the war on cybercrimes against children, which earned recognition from Oprah Winfrey. She was also responsible for managing the office’s national exposure on numerous multistate litigation efforts, including a constitutional challenge to the Affordable Care Act. These years of service gave Sandi valuable experience balancing the demands of precise legal strategies with public relations initiatives.

In addition to her work in the public relations industry, Sandi volunteers, fosters and fundraises for local animal rescue organizations; she also serves on the Board of Directors for the Leon County Humane Society and the Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Florida State University, where she currently serves as an adjunct professor for the College of Communication & Information teaching professional writing courses.