Aspire Course: Introduction to Government Communications

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B35, Birkbeck, University of London

Torrington Square

London

WC1E 7JL

United Kingdom

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Registration is 09:15 for a 09:30 start. You will need to bring either your Civil Service pass or another form of photo ID to access the venue. Failure to do so may result in denied access.

You need to make sure you receive a confirmation email. If you do not, use your Eventbrite account to check if you do have a ticket, or confirm by emailing gcsbookings@cabinetoffice.gov.uk.

It is compulsory you to attend the full day of this course. You need to notify GCS as soon as possible if you are unable to attend; this is to make sure we have enough time to offer places to those on the waiting list and ensure as many people can complete the course as possible. You can cancel on both Eventbrite by clicking your account - tickets - upcoming events will be displayed - then click on cancel order or by contacting gcsbookings@cabinetoffice.gov.uk.

By not doing this, you are depriving other GCS colleagues of the opportunity to attend these courses which are in high demand. Failure to notify GCS of your cancellation may affect your department's allocation of places on Aspire.

*This course counts as a piece of your CPD and 10 CIPR points*



Who is it for?

This course is an introductory course and it is for anyone new to government communications. It is specifically aimed at AIO - SIO or equivalent, although all grades are welcome to attend.

It is designed to give you an introductory overview of the key MCOM disciplines and the OASIS model. If you are interested in specific more advanced training, this is not the right course to attend.

It is also a good opportunity to network outside your home department, and is best suited for those who have been in government for less than 6 months.

What Will it Cover

This one day course will give you an overview of the basics of government communications and highlight opportunities for your own professional development.

It will also guide you through the OASIS Campaigns model which is designed to aid government communicators to deliver world class communications. The OASIS model should be used by all government communications professionals regardless of discipline, department or grade.

By the end of the course you will:

  • Understand the OASIS model and how to apply it;

  • Have a broad understanding of the four key MCOM disciplines including strategic communications; media, campaigns and digital; strategic engagement; and internal communications;

  • Be familiar with the role and function of the Government Communications Service;

  • Know how you can develop your skills and access learning and development opportunities.

All attendees are required to bring a copy of their corporate/professional objectives, and, if they have already started or completed one, their Professional Development Plan.

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B35, Birkbeck, University of London

Torrington Square

London

WC1E 7JL

United Kingdom

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