Your invitation to celebrate internal communication

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Your invitation to celebrate internal communication

The ShardWe’ve come a long long way together, through the hard times and the good, we have to celebrate you baby, we have to praise you like we should.’

The lyrics for the iconic 90s dance track are the inspiration for a special event to mark the progress made by the internal communication industry in the 20 years since the Association for Strategic Practitioners in Internal Communication (Aspic) was formed and Fatboy Slim were in the charts.

You’re invited to join Sequel Group at The Shard, London, to celebrate internal communication.

The event is on Thursday 9 February from 9.30am-12.30pm and tickets are available via eventbrite.

aspic-20-yearsNick Andrews, Business Development Director at Sequel said: “Join us on the 24th floor of The Shard to explore how and why the IC industry has evolved in that time – and to look ahead at the challenges and opportunities facing us in the years ahead.

“We’ve lined up a number of speakers to talk about the journey IC has made and to do some future gazing.”

Where have we come from and, crucially, where are we heading?

Nick added: “The event will examine some of the trends Sequel has identified as being key to the next steps for an industry which has changed the perception of it being always the bridesmaid and never the bride.”

Speakers at The Shard
The first two speakers have been announced – Rachel Royall and Sheila Hirst.

RachelRoyallRachel @rachroyall, has been the director of communications and marketing at Barking Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust – one of the biggest in the UK – since August 2014.

As a member of the executive team she is responsible for all aspects of the Trust’s communication and marketing strategy and delivery. This includes patient, public, staff, stakeholder and community engagement.

Prior to that, Rachel held senior communication posts in central Government, including the Cabinet Office and HMRC. An active member of the IoIC and CIPR, Rachel has passionate views about the future of the industry and the positive impact IC professionals can make.

SheilaHirstSheila @sheilastories, is a director at the consultancy Omilia Hirst, which works with organisational leaders to help drive change, create engaging cultures, and improve the effectiveness of communication across functional, geographical and ethnic boundaries.

Her  work is based on extensive experience in communication practice and on original, ground breaking research in culture, communication and authentic leadership voice and as a former director of ITEM Group (which later became part of Sequel).

Sheila helped set up the Aspic group.

The event is on Thursday 9 February from 9.30am-12.30pm and tickets are available via eventbrite.

Want to know more about internal communication?

All Things IC MasterclassesI’ve written about the history of IC a couple of times recently:

If you want to learn more about internal communication, sign up to an All Things IC Masterclass.

There are a handful of spaces left for the 24 January course, so do get your skates on if you’d like to join me.

It costs £499 +VAT per person and if you’re a nonprofit organisation, use the discount code NFP20 to save 20 per cent off your booking. CIPR and IoIC members can earn CPD points for attending.

What’s it like to attend an All Things IC Masterclass? Read Advita Patel’s blog to find out.

Choose from:
  • Internal Communication: 24 January 2017, led by Rachel Miller, £499 +VAT
  • Writing Skills Masterclass22 February 2017 with Helen Deverell, £399 +VAT
  • Strategic Internal Communication: (for senior-level practitioners), 23 March 2017, led by Rachel Miller, £499 +VAT
  • Internal Communication27 April 2017, led by Rachel Miller, £499 +VAT.

Post author: Rachel Miller

First published on the All Things IC blog 14 January 2017.

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