Corporate Snakes and Career Ladders

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2 Rivergate

Bristol

BS1 6EG

United Kingdom

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On 10th July, we invite you to play Corporate Snakes and Career Ladders, a unique GCS event that combines an immersive experience with real learning about what it takes to succeed in a complex environment.

In this session, you will ‘join’ the Department of Public Administration, a virtual government department which faces some key communication challenges. You will need to work as a team to solve these challenges: the best team wins a prize!


You will:


  • Understand how senior teams operate. Participants will encounter fictional Ministers and Civil Servants and have to figure out how to work at the top table.
  • Learn new advisory techniques and approaches, such as the five adviser archetypes, influencing skills, the different kinds of advice and when to use each.
  • Work in teams and hear other perspectives on your business challenges.


Corporate Snakes and Career Ladders forms part of the GCS Early Talent Programme (now called Impact). Over the last two years, over 100 GCS members have become alumni of the programme, and we are now bringing it to Bristol for the first time.

Speakers:

Stephen Welch, FRSA CMPRCA MCIPR

Stephen is a communication, HR, and change professional with strong skills in consulting, leadership development and research. He also has experience in marketing, mentoring and developing business. Previously he led Internal Communications at Dialog Semiconductor, and was also a partner in a major global management consulting firm.


Ben Kitching, MPRCA MCIPR

Ben works for the Cabinet Office, delivering communications campaigns across the South West of England. Prior to joining the Civil Service, he worked in campaigns, public affairs and policy roles for the Royal College of Nursing and two national charities.


Please note:

  • This session is only available to 'Core' GCS members: comms professionals working in UK government departments, agencies and arm's length bodies.
  • In order to deliver the best possible experience, this workshop is limited to 16 attendees - so please only sign up if you're sure you can make it!


Getting there:

2 Rivergate is best accessed by public transport as there is no visitor parking onsite. Bristol Temple Meads train station is a 3-4 minute walk away.

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United Kingdom

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