On Septembers, 11, 2012, PRSA-NCC held a professional development event, How to Succeed as an Independent Communications/PR Consultant. The event was held at the U.S. Navy Memorial, and the speakers were:
- Vicki Robb, APR, President, Vicki Robb Communications
- Sheri Singer, President, Singer Communications
- Robert Deigh, Principal, RDC Communications/PR, LLC
The event moderator was Shawn Flaherty, President, Creative Strategies Public Relations and current chair of the Independent Public Relations Alliance. The podcast was produced by Strauss Radio Strategies.