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Creatives Group: People Power – building and maintaining internal creative relationships

Creatives Group
Available On-Demand

Free and exclusive to CharityComms members and corporate partners

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This event took place on 26 May 2021 and all registered delegates were sent direct access details for the recordings. Please only book your place here if you missed the event the first time round.

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Building and maintaining internal creative relationships in teams, departments and the organisation as a whole can be tough, especially as the pandemic stretches ever onwards. Join us for a session dedicated to exploring how to build and maintain creative relationships to effectively harness the creative power of an organisation’s people. We’ll also explore together how to face the challenges that internal creative relationships bring – everything from tensions to roadblocks, difficult colleagues, the struggle to get buy-in, and the ever-present need to manage expectations internally.

Welcome and housekeeping

Vanessa Weddell 
head of events, CharityComms


Let’s break the ice together as we delve into building and maintaining internal creative relationships. 

Diplomacy vs recommendation

Louise managed design for a decade at the British Heart Foundation where she was one person overseeing a sizeable charity’s outputs, with a remit to keep design quality at its highest, and to stay on brand. With the intangibility of ‘design’ this brought significant challenges, and diplomacy dominated her approach.

Now, as a strategist working across a range of charity clients, the role and dynamic is reversed from Louise. Louise will share the advice she wishes that she had given to her younger self to navigate that complex internal dynamic, shifting the balance from diplomacy to recommendation. 

Louise Kyme
strategy director, Studio Texture

Peer-to-peer discussions

We’ll use breakout rooms for some much needed peer-to-peer discussion.

Top tips from the CharityComms Creatives Steering Group

We’ll share top tips from the CharityComms Creatives Steering Group on how to build and maintain internal creative relationships.

Hot Potatoes

Bring your burning creative question and we’ll use the collective power of the main room to help! Your question does not need to be on our session topic.


Vanessa Weddell 
head of events, CharityComms

About the Creatives Group

This networking group is for professionals working in in-house creative teams (of one or more people) within UK charities and not-for-profits. It’s a gathering of creative leads, editors, publications managers, designers, production folk, content producers and more.

The group meets three times a year to focus on a common challenge. The format of the meetings is one or two presentations on a specific topic, followed by small group discussions, providing a combination of best practice and peer-to-peer sharing.

The events give you the chance 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’ environment.

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

If you’re interested in presenting at a future event please contact Vanessa.