Register | Nominations are now being accepted:
- Natalea Watkins Communicator of the Year Award
- Randy Talley Rising Star Award

Each year, OCPRA members tackle a relevant issue in our Fall Workshop, open to colleagues in all PR related fields and others interested. Co-sponsored by the State Communicator’s Council, our fall workshop provides excellent networking and learning opportunities. Recent fall workshops have examined crisis communications, admissions  marketing, social media, web strategies and accessibility and more.


10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12 | Pioneer Cellular Event Center on the campus of Southwestern Oklahoma State University
900 N. Seventh Street, Weatherford

Registration: $50 (includes lunch)

This year's Fall Workshop is presented by the OCPRA and OSRHE Communicators Council.


Boost your emotional intelligence and turbo-charge your career!

There’s a lot of buzz centered around emotional intelligence in the workplace right now, and with good reason. Cutting edge research into emotional intelligence has shown it plays a critical role in higher productivity, performance and job satisfaction.

Unlike your IQ, which is set by the time you are a teenager, your emotional intelligence (EQ) can be improved upon throughout your lifetime. This course will help you increase your ability to positively influence others, become a more intuitive leader and develop mutually beneficial relationships with all kinds of personalities.

Key learning points:

  • Gain revealing insights into what compels people to act the way they do
  • Work more effectively with others — even difficult, high-strung personalities
  • Learn to keep your emotions in check and help coworkers do the same
  • Become more confident when interacting with colleagues, team members and superiors
  • Determine your current level of emotional intelligence
  • Defuse tense situations, mediate conflicts and improve relationships

As a result of this training you’ll:

  • Enjoy greater buy-in and cooperation from others.
  • Achieve greater control over your own emotional reactions.
  • Increase your own personal productivity.
  • Learn to problem-solve like a pro.

The Program Agenda includes:

  • The definition of intelligence
  • Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
  • Self-control and managing emotions
  • Attitude and motivation
  • Social competency: Enhance your ability to understand and influence others


9:30 a.m. – Registration opens
Light breakfast items and beverages will be available.

10:30 a.m. – Welcoming Remarks

10:35 - noon – Keynote Presentation: David Suson

Noon-1:15 p.m. – Luncheon and Presentation of the Natalea Watkins Communicator of the Year Award and the Randy Talley Rising Star Award

1:30-2:55 p.m. – Continuing emotional intelligence training: David Suson

2:55-3:00 p.m. – Closing Remarks

David Suson

David Suson

Personal Performance Expert - speaker, author, trainer and consultant from the greater Denver area

Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Colorado in Boulder

My mission is to help others improve. I have a passion for leading, teaching and inspiring others. I have a unique knack for helping solve problems by finding the “keystone” to the barriers to success. I use this ability to help others see a new paradigm, make breakthroughs, and get those “a-ha” moments that propel them professionally and personally.

David is an experienced professional who has completed a rigorous certification program from Fred Pryor Seminars and CareerTrack to ensure he offers real-world experience in the courses he facilitates. He maintains his proficiency through industry-specific research, attending advanced seminars, collegiate courses and communication with other experts in his field.

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