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What’s on for comms pros this week

World Book Day This week there’s a variety of events taking place for professional communicators. If you’re looking for a way to expand your network, learn something new or push your thinking, read on.

Every Sunday I publish What’s on this week, and today’s article covers 28 February to 9 March 2016.

World Book Day is on Wednesday 3 March. It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and reading, and is marked in 100 countries.

I’ve just sorted a costume for my three-year-old daughter to wear to nursery as they’re joining the festival. (No more hastily cobbled together costumes at midnight, like the previous two years!). My twin sons are 13-months-old and I love watching them discover books. We read together as a family and I enjoy watching their reactions to different characters and noises.

Further reading: If you’re looking for professional books to read, see the list I created for World Book Day a couple of years ago. What’s on your list?

Future Practitioner Forum
CIPR_logo_2011_72_dpiThis week I’m attending the first meeting of the Future Practitioner Forum at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

Led by Sarah Hall Chart.PR FCIPR, author of FuturePRoof, the brand new group will focus on the CIPR’s professional development offering. Our role is to ensure each product and service is suitably fit-for-the-future and in line with the Global Alliance’s competency framework.

We will also organise a series of events looking at how practitioners can upskill in order to capitalise on industry changes. I thought it was important to have internal communication represented within the group, so put myself forward. I’ll keep you posted with how we get on.

Congratulations to all the winners of the CIPR Inside #insidestory awards. It was brilliant to see all your hard work recognised on Thursday night.

Talking of CIPR, the late deadline for their Excellence awards is this Tuesday, 1 March. Find out all you need to know via their website.

What’s on this week

Want to plan further ahead? See my comms calendar.

PR week 360Save money
Readers of the All Things IC blog can save money off PR Week’s Global 360 Festival in April.

It’s taking place from 26 to 30 April 2016 and features some excellent speakers. Friday 29 April is their Internal Communications Focus Day and includes speakers from Fitness First, Kier Group and Virgin Atlantic Airways.

The code you need to benefit from the discount is AIIC10. See their website for more information.

Recent articles

asdawonkyThank you to everyone who got in touch this week to share their thoughts after I published an article about wonky comms. I’ve been surprised by all the comments and feedback, it seems to have struck a chord.

It’s not too late to share your thoughts – take a read and do comment or Tweet me @AllthingsIC.

I also published Ready for National Employee Motivation Day?

I’ve got some guest articles coming up for you this week. Got a story to share? See my guidelines and do get in touch if you have an idea. Tip: See my guest archive to discover what works for my blog.

Quick links
Find a new comms job using the All Things IC jobs page, or see @AllthingsICjobs.

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Have a great week,


Post author: Rachel Miller

First published on the All Things IC blog 28 February 2016.

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