Professional communicators say their boss, budget or company culture stop them being innovative. Does that match your experience?
This topic is being discussed at Sequel Group’s upcoming Aspic Breakfast seminar happening on Friday in London. It features Kier Group’s Gordon Dowall-Potter, group head of internal communication at the FTSE 250 international construction giant.
Want to find out what else is on this week? Today’s article covers 3 to 13 April 2016.
I’m looking forward to meeting current students on the Masters in Internal Communication course from Kingston University/Capita this week. I’ll be guest speaking about knowledge management in the 21st century.
Plans are going well for my new All Things IC Masterclasses. These one-day courses have been created based on feedback from professional communicators.
The first one, An Introduction to Internal Communication is happening on 2 June in London. It’s aimed at people who have been working in IC for two years or less.
I’m hoping to launch my new website this week where you can sign up to save your space and find out more. There’s already a list of people who are interested in attending, which is fantastic. I can’t wait to meet you and spend the day working together.
Add your name to the list to express your interest, and look out for more details of topics and dates coming soon.
What’s on this week
- 6 April: Innovation in internal communication, Aspic
- 6 April: Social Media Management course, CIPR, London
- 12 April: How to develop Global competence in a shrinking world
- 12 April: Become a video guru workshop, London, CIPR
- 12 April: How to put together an award-winning entry, IoIC London, from 6pm, Abbey Bar, The Minories, London
IoIC awards deadline
The early bird deadline for the Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC) Awards 2016 is 11 April.
There are eight classes, plus many sub-classes to make 70 awards in total, and the deadline for entry is Monday 25 April.
Winners will be presented with their awards at a gala dinner at the Shakespeare Globe in London on Friday 23 September.
The IoIC’s annual conference is happening next month, see my article to find out more: Where’s internal communication headed?
PR Week’s 360 Festival
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 (10% off) is AIIC10. See their website for more information.
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Find a new comms job
Companies include Virgin Atlantic, Trafford Council, GSK, IHG and many more.
If you’d like to advertise your role, you can from as little as £30+VAT per week if you’re a nonprofit.
I hope you have a good week,
Post author: Rachel Miller
First published on the All Things IC blog 3 April 2016.