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Getting ahead in your comms career


20 June 2019

We all know the importance of professional development, right? Nothing stands still for long and change is happening all around us – so it’s important to keep developing our skills and knowledge, particularly if you want to take the next step in your comms career.

In this special career development training conference for comms officers and managers, we helped you develop the personal and professional skills you need for a successful career journey.

There was also opportunity to reflect on your own strengths and weaknesses and to plan for the next steps in your career in charity communications.


MePlc: Changing your mindset for the modern world of work – Lara Roche, founder, The Talent Sphere

Developing your influencer and negotiation skills – Kiran Ramchandani, interim head of brand, marketing and communications, Anthony Nolan

How to be a strategic communicator – Sarah Fitzgerald, director, Self Communications 

How to be a leader, and not just a manager: what does evidence teach us? – Michael Connellan, head of external affairs, JDRF

Developing your role when there’s no obvious ‘next step’ in your small charity – Paige Hughes, marketing and communications manager, TLC Talk Listen Change

Building resilience in a fast paced world – Hannah Massarella, founder, Bird

Discover the power of your personal brand – Collette Philip, managing director and Danielle James, strategy manager, Brand By Me

Asking better questions – Dawn Newton, director, Morello Marketing

Every word counts: tips on writing powerful, persuasive copy for complex projects – Sally Harper, copywriter, British Heart Foundation

Leading your own learning – Lara Roche, founder, The Talent Sphere

Driving innovation at your charity – Lucy Gower, innovation specialist and director, Lucidity

Constructive Psychology: building a mindset that encourages growth – Daljeet Singh, consultant, coach and trainer 

Networking: it’s a bit like marmite – Gill Dandy, senior consultant and trainer, Vision Communications

Unleash the potential of your content – a practical introduction to storytelling – Maria Greaves, co-founder and Nina Otero, co-founder, So What?

Getting ahead in comms: ten things I wish I’d known – Fiona Lewis, consultant, Fiona Lewis Communications