The Internal Communications Retreat, time for personal mindful contemplation.
As a senior communicator, it is often difficult to find time to reflect and refresh our practice, Day to day demands can mean that we just don’t have the chance to spend time with our peers and share our challenges and hopes. The Internal Communications Retreat is designed to provide a pause when we can think and regroup.
The day will be structured around a series of conversations that mix ideas from other practitioners with a chance to explore how our own plans and communications should develop. It should best suit experienced communicators who can benefit from new perspectives on the role and techniques of modern communications. We will begin by asking how we are likely to be affected by trends such as changing workforce demographics, the equalities agenda, sustainability and the continuing development of technology.
The day starts with an orientation and a discussion of the issues which we are all facing. Your facilitator will draw out the themes which the group wishes to address during the course of the day and ensure that the retreat is tailored accordingly. The day will include a mix of short presentations and discussion and be supplemented by time for personal mindful contemplation.
- 08:30 - 09:15 - Registration and Coffee
- 09:15 - 09:25 - Welcome and Orientation
- 09:25 - 10:00 - The Challenge Facing Internal Communications
- 10:00 - 10:30 - Mindful Leadership
- 10:30 - 11:00 - Break – Coffee, networking and reflection
- 11:00 - 11:45 - Diversity
- 11:45 - 12:30 - Communicating Sustainably
- 12:30 - 14:00 - Lunch
- 14:00 - 14:15 - Post Lunch Energiser
- 14:15 - 15:00 - Changing Demographics
- 15:00 - 16:00 - What skills will we need for the future?
- 16:00 - 16:15 - Reflection time
- 16:15 - 16:50 - Actions not words
- 16:50 - 17:00 - Close
Chad Rogerson, Head of Communication Strategy, Consumer & Employee Campaigns at Nationwide
Claire Vivyan-Roberts, Head of Employee Communications and Experience at Visa Europe
Cécile Jenkins, Head of Group Internal Communications at Oxford University Press
Dr. Edna Ayme-Yahil, Corporate Head of Marketing and Communications at Panalpina
Gihan Abdel-Magid Hyde, Head of Employee Communication – Talent & learning at BP Plc
Lacea Loader, Director of Communication and Marketing at University of THE FREE STATE
Liam FitzPatrick, Principal, Working Communications Strategies and author, Internal Communications, a manual for practitioners
Mike Klein, Internal Communication Consultant at Changing The Terms
Nicki Allitt, Global Head of Communications, Engagement and Change at Syngenta International
Sanjoy Mukherjee-Richardson, Head of Internal Commuications and Engagement at BBC News
SVPs, VPs, Directors and Senior Managers:
- Internal Communications
- Employee Engagement
- Employee Communications
- Corporate Communications
- Organisational Development
- Brand Development
- Quality Management
- Brand Communications
- Human Resources
Venue to be announced shortly.