In addition to the other benefits of membership, Council members have instant entrée into a host of networking opportunities, executive education programs (click here for upcoming events) and on-demand webinars.

Networks — These free, members-only niche groups offer opportunities to network with colleagues who share a particular public affairs area of expertise. Some of the groups offer free educational programming, newsletters and discussion forums.

Membership Orientations — Learn how to get the most out of your Council membership during a complimentary membership orientation luncheon or via teleconference.

Happy Hours — Mingle with fellow public affairs professionals over a drink. To learn more about upcoming events, please contact us.

Regional Events — The Council occasionally brings together public affairs professionals for networking events in cities around the U.S. If you’re interested in helping coordinate one of these gatherings, please contact Joyce Berman.

On-Demand Executive Education — Many of our webinars allow you to learn without pinching your travel budget and allow you to reinforce or share ideas from a meeting you have already attended. The following webinar recordings are available as free downloads for members:

General International Public Affairs

Region-Specific Public Affairs

Career Planning

Publications — Each year, the Council’s affiliated research foundation, the Foundation for Public Affairs, publishes reports on emerging issues and trends in public affairs, as well as comprehensive benchmarking reports. To view a complimentary listing of our offerings, please visit the online Publication Catalog or use the mail-in order form. You may download a complimentary copy of the following publications:


Corporate Social Responsibility

DC Office


Federal Government Relations

General Public Affairs


Issues Management

Management of Public Affairs


Social Media

State Government Relations

Informational Videos — The Council provides expert advice and findings on our YouTube Channel, to keep you current on the most pressing work in Public Affairs. The following videos are currently available for members to stream by clicking on the desired link below:

Pulse Survey — The Public Affairs Pulse is an annual survey with over a thousand Americans conducted  by Princeton Survey Research Associates International and sponsored by the Public Affairs Council. This survey asks Americans to weigh in on a host of topics related to business and society and some of the results are summarized in the following videos by Council President Doug Pinkham: