ourclassThe year ahead should prove an interesting one for communicators as we take into account the possible change in Government, ongoing economic situation and continue to strive for value for money at every turn.

What are the biggest challenges facing your organisation this year? How are you planning for them? I’ve been putting a plan in place for the next 12 months, looking at our key milestones and asking teams across the business for their important dates and projects to make sure the communication channels are full of what is relevant to our employees and keeping them aware of what’s happening. Documents like this are never fully completed as things always crop up but I find them useful.

Next week I will be going to Kingston University to meet with my fellow Post-Grad Internal Communications Management Diploma group as we are graduating.  Pictured is the group at our final teaching session last year. Lots of us have remained in contact since handing in our dissertations in April 2009 through meeting face-to-face at various conferences and training courses, informally and virtually through Twitter and Facebook. I’ve noticed familiar names cropping up as speakers at events and am proud of how our group has progressed since finishing. It will be good to catch up.

What are your plans for this year? Happy new year all.