Leadership Development



Our Leadership Development Program has been designed to guide you through a journey of self-awareness and an understanding of how to inspire and motivate others.

Who: This training is suitable for those is management roles and for organizations who wish to identify and develop future management and senior personnel.

  • Understand what makes a good leader
  • Learn to create goals that deliver real results
  • Understand the role of emotional intelligence in leadership Develop clear communication skills
  • Establish strategies that influence others Work collaboratively on site or in remote teams
  • Learn coaching and mentoring skills that will develop your team members

Timeline: 10 weeks X 4 hour sessions.

Time: 9 a.m. Central


Fee: $700 per person for CMA members; $5,700 per person for non-members. We are pleased to offer training programs for CMA members at a low cost, made possible thanks to the USCCB Catholic Communication Campaign.



Program-specific questions? Email Colette Newport, The PR Training Academy: colette@prtrainingonline.com

Registration questions? Email Rob DeFrancesco: rdefrancesco@CatholicMediaAssociation.org



About the PRTA

The PR Training Academy is built on years of professional and academic experience in the Communications industry. Our courses reflect industry change and trends and are delivered from the perspective of a PR professional. View the CMA Communications & Leadership Training Program brochure.

Our founder, Ellen Gunning, has been working in the PR industry for the past 25 years and is author of the core text "Public Relations: A Practical Approach" (Macmillan Higher Education UK, 3rd Edition, October 2018), which is studied by third level students internationally.

She has drawn together a team of worldwide, world-class professionals who tutor our courses and bring real-world experience to our training.

Our trainers include TV and radio presenters, PR professionals, content creators, journalists, academics, marketeers, and leadership and empowerment coaches. These trainers are based in Ireland, USA, Colombia, Canada and New Zealand. We also work with partner colleges in Greece, Nigeria and the Middle East.

Colette Newport, COO, Training and Development. Colette Newport is the key liaison for the PR Training Academy and the CMA. She acts as point of contact for all participants and trainers over the course of the training programs.