Employee engagement can be a challenge even if everyone is under the same roof. But what if your colleagues are spread across the country in different offices, maybe even spread across the world? Perhaps your workforce has little access to a computer and you have to work even harder to get messages across. September’s Ask the Guru event gives you the opportunity to hear from three internal communicators who face this challenge on a daily basis. Come along to discover creative ways to engage a remote workforce and ask specific questions about the challenges you face.
Our three gurus are all internal communication specialists who work in-house. Each has a unique experience engaging their remote workforce.
· Jane Edbrooke, Internal Communications Manager, Nuffield Health @janeinlondon
Jane has worked in Communications for seven years, first in public affairs and community
engagement in local government and then in stakeholder management, transition and digital communications for NHS London. More recently she is the Internal Communications Manager for Nuffield Health, business partnering over 250 gym sites across the UK. Jane specialises in the creation of internal and external digital channels, and is excited about the blurred lines between internal and external communications as social media grows. She sees staff as any organisation’s biggest asset in terms of brand and reputation. In her spare time Jane is an elected Councillor for the London Borough of Lambeth.
Richard Howat, Internal Communications Business Partner, Network Rail.
Richard is an ex-editor in the dead trees press, he was recruited to help centralise corporate communications for the company’s 36000 people who work in hundreds of locations across Britain; experience which came in handy when he was then involved in decentralising and devolving communications some years later.
His only pretension to gurudom is that he has made most of the mistakes out there – and will openly admit to at least some.
Richard also really enjoys the challenges of pithy plaintalking frontline comms – and in encouraging leaders to find the voice and skills to talk authentically with their people. (And growing a moustache for charity)
Richard Jordan, Director, Barclays Investment Bank
To connect with a globally dispersed workforce Richard uses everything from a fully personalised intranet through which he can deliver automatically segmented messaging, to global videoconference facilities. Richard will talk about the decisions he’s made in developing that infrastructure and the strategy that underpins those decisions, including where they didn’t work out and what he’s doing next. Richard will also talk about managing social media in one of the most regulated industries in the world.
Time and place
September’s Ask the Guru is being held at The Well in Clerkenwell. An area in the bar downstairs has been reserved for this event. The nearest tubes are Farringdon/Barbican/Angel. http://www.downthewell.co.uk/
The event runs from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. The first half hour is networking and the main event starts at 7pm with more time to network afterwards.
What are Ask the Guru events?
Ask the Guru events are designed for internal communicators. They provide the opportunity to hear directly from specialists about issues specific to internal communications. Events are informal. Three gurus talk to small groups over the course of the evening with time to ask questions and hear about other people’s experiences.
Usually held in a London bar, Ask the Guru events are every other month on a Tuesday evening from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. They are organised by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations’ internal communications specialist group.
And if you are working on your CPD attending this event gives you 5 points
When & Where
CIPR Inside is the specialist group of the Chartered Institute for Public Relations. The group is for internal communication and employee engagement professionals. As part of the only chartered organisation for communications professionals we benefit from the knowledge, support and training that that organisation provides. It connects internal and external communication, in line with the belief that communication should be integrated and joined up.
Raising professional standards and sharing best practice is a core aim of the group and institute. When joining the CIPR you can select to join the CIPR Inside group. As a member you get special rates for events, training and workshops, to help you continue your professional development throughout your career. Professionalism and current knowledge are critical to delivering excellent and strategic communications.
Our members have access to the knowledge, support and training that being part of a chartered organisation brings.
We follow the CIPR terms and conditions which you can read here http://www.cipr.co.uk/terms When making a booking you are accepting these terms and conditions.
We do not provide refunds in the week before the event.