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Internal Comms Network: managing the hybrid working conversation

Internal Communications Group
Available On-Demand

Free and exclusive to CharityComms members and corporate partners who work as internal communications leads in charities and not-for-profits.

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Restrictions are easing throughout the UK, but there’s still a long pandemic road ahead to navigate. What does a ‘new normal’ look like for those working in charities once things are more stable? Charities are considering whether to return to their physical offices, work from home, or develop (or keep) a hybrid working approach. How can charities best support and protect their staff and volunteers with the ongoing risk that the pandemic presents? No vaccine is 100% effective, so there will always be a risk of bringing people physically together.

Will returning to a physical working space help or hurt productivity? Will it create a divide between those working remotely and those in a physical working space? How will staff wellbeing be affected? Will hybrid working raise or lower morale? Right now, there are more questions than answers. 

In this session we’ll explore how charities are managing the hybrid working conversation internally, and showcase cross-sector working to advocate on behalf of those who are likely to not be as fully protected by the Covid19 vaccine. There will also be time for some much needed peer-to-peer sharing too. 

Welcome

Vanessa Weddell 
head of events, CharityComms

Housekeeping

Mandy Cheng
events manager, CharityComms

Icebreaker

Vanessa Weddell 
head of events, CharityComms

Practicing what we preach: reflecting external messaging in our internal comms

As we work to keep our supporters and communities up to date in an ever-changing world, how do we make sure our staff aren’t left behind? Mark takes us through Crohn’s & Colitis UK’s recent employment campaign, Are You IN?, and how they held themselves to the same standards they expected of the companies they were targeting. This principle also guides their ongoing pandemic updates and hybrid working recommendations.

Mark Thistlewood
Brand & Communications Officer, Crohn’s and Colitis UK

Peer-to-peer breakout discussions

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

How you can work with other third sector organisations to ensure those not fully protected by vaccines can feel Safe At Work

What happens when a group of health charities comes together, recognising a shared objective to support their vulnerable beneficiaries? In this presentation Kidney Care UK will talk about how their Lifting Lockdown report prompted a coalition to come together and campaign to ensure their supporters could be Safe At work when the lockdown restrictions ease and the world starts to return to something resembling ‘normality’ again.

Sharon Woodward 
senior PR and media officer, Kidney Care UK

Hot potatoes!

We’ll use the remaining time together to tackle your most burning internal comms questions and challenges – come prepared to share and we’ll use the collective power of the room to help support you. 

Close

Vanessa Weddell 
head of events, CharityComms


About the Internal Comms Group

This networking group is for CharityComms members working as internal communications leads in UK charities and not-for-profits.

Members will be given the opportunity to meet their 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.

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