Better relationships, better comms work

Scotland networking group
9 February 2017
15.00 - 17.00
CharityComms members / corporate partners*: free
Non-member charities: £30+vat
Non-member corporate/public sector: £60+vat

*There is a maximum of four places for corporate partners/corporate organisations at this event (one per organisation) due to limited space

Hayweight House
23 Lauriston Street

Would you like to improve relationships and understanding of communications with colleagues in other teams? Do you want to make more impact and have more influence within your organisation?

Do you wish you could better articulate how your work impacts on strategic goals and objectives within your organisation? Then you can’t miss this third meeting of the Scottish Networking Group.

Lara Friedman, head of innovation and learning, and Jess Gildener, marketing and communications manager at the Social Enterprise Academy, which provides leadership and personal development programmes for third sector organisations, will lead us through a session exploring your challenges and your opportunities around relationships and your comms work.

You’ll leave with lots of practical ideas and an action plan on how to improve relationships – and ultimately your comms work – in your charity.

With a mix of presentation, discussion and practical exercises, you can look forward to:

  • Finding out more about the theory – how understanding other people better can improve relationships and your ability to influence
  • A chance to discuss issues you’re having with like-minded comms professionals and get practical support
  • Time away from the office to reflect, see things more clearly, and find concrete solutions
  • Learning skills for influencing senior management and others in your organisation

If you fancy a drink after the event, we’ll be heading to a pub in the Grassmarket district (venue tbc).

About the Scotland Networking Group

The Scotland Networking Group is a network for comms professionals working in Scotland-based charities. 

You’ll be given the opportunity to meet your peers, compare notes on workplace practices and share successes, ideas, challenges and inspiration. The group is designed to encourage networking and peer-to-peer support, sharing issues in a ‘safe’ and relaxed environment.

Each event will focus on a topic which delegates will discuss in small groups before feeding back to the group as a whole. There’ll also be plenty of time for networking.

These networking events are held in Edinburgh, three times a year. 

If there’s a topic you’d like to discuss or if you’d be interested in speaking at a future event, please contact Harriet Smith.

If you’d like to be one of the first to hear about these events, please contact Sarah Cutress to be added to the mailing list.