Transcript of #CommsChat on change management in IC

This week's chat

This week on #CommsChat, we welcomed Liam Fitzpatrick, managing partner at change communications consultancy, Working Communications Strategies, to talk all thing changes management in IC. We looked at identifying certain types of change, the role of internal communicators in change campaigns and leading change from the inside out. Be sure to catch Liam at the BOC’s IC Conference on March 22-24 for more on this topic!

 

#CommsChat on social enterprise in communications

This week's chat

This week on #CommsChat, we welcome Simon Francis, founder of social enterprise Campaign Collective, to talk about social enterprise in PR and communications. We’ll look at the role of communicators in social enterprises and how its value can be better communicated to the public. We’ll also talk about businesses buying social and being socially conscious B2B.

The topics are:

  • What is the role of communications in social enterprises?
  • How can the value of social enterprise be better communicated to the public?
  • Like consumers, how can more businesses be encouraged to buy social?
  • What marketing services does social enterprise offer to the communications industry? Is value already being delivered in the sector?
  • Can marketing firms become more socially conscious? How?

Join us! We tweet from @CommsChat and #CommsChat takes place every Monday, from 8-9pm GMT. Anyone can take part in the discussion – simply follow the hashtag here or on Twitter. If you can’t make the chat or would like to revisit it, a transcript will be posted to Storify on Tuesday morning. We’d love to hear your suggestions for future topics – please get in touch with Amy at amy.sandys@communicatemagazine.co.uk or contact us on Twitter with any ideas.

 

#CommsChat on crisis communications

This week's chat

This week on #CommsChat, we’ll chat about crisis communications and how they are best dealt with. We’ll look at how crisis communications are usually defined and the steps to take when dealing with crises, as well as good and bad example of how crisis comms are handled.

The topics are:

  • How can crisis communications be defined?
  • What is the first step in helping clients tackle a crisis? What should you not do?
  • What are the differences in dealing with crises in the public and private sector?
  • Can you pinpoint great/terrible examples of crisis comms?
  • What would you have done differently in the last crises you dealt with?

Join us! We tweet from @CommsChat and #CommsChat takes place every Monday, from 8-9pm GMT. Anyone can take part in the discussion – simply follow the hashtag here or on Twitter. If you can’t make the chat or would like to revisit it, a transcript will be posted to Storify on Tuesday morning. We’d love to hear your suggestions for future topics – please get in touch with Amy at amy.sandys@communicatemagazine.co.uk or contact us on Twitter with any ideas.

 

#CommsChat on gender and diversity within organisations

This week's chat

This week on #CommsChat, we were joined by head of communications at NELFT NHS Foundation Trust, Kerry Sheehan, to look at gender and diversity in organisations, with a particular focus on the internal communications industry. We examine how recruitment and retention can drive workplace diversity and how issues surrounding gender and diversity are managed in a workplace environment.

The topics are:

  • How effective is your organisation at communicating/promoting diversity?
  • Can internal talent development tackle issues of gender & diversity?
  • What is the role of recruitment in driving workplace diversity?
  • Does a pay gap still exist in IC? If so, how can it be bridged?
  • Have diversity issues arisen in your workplace? How was it managed?

Join us! We tweet from @CommsChat and #CommsChat takes place every Monday, from 8-9pm GMT. Anyone can take part in the discussion – simply follow the hashtag here or on Twitter. If you can’t make the chat or would like to revisit it, a transcript will be posted to Storify on Tuesday morning. We’d love to hear your suggestions for future topics – please get in touch with Amy at amy.sandys@communicatemagazine.co.uk or contact us on Twitter with any ideas.