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Internal Comms Group – Building engagement remotely

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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This event took place on 19 January 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.

This on demand event is free and exclusive to CharityComms members.

If you are a CharityComms member, you can watch these presentations for free by clicking ‘attend event’ above and registering your details. You will automatically be sent the link to the video and the password. Contact us if you have any problems accessing the videos.

If you aren’t a CharityComms member, why not consider becoming a member? 

Building engagement remotely

How do you build engagement remotely with your staff team, especially as the pandemic stretches ever onwards? In this session we’ll look at how a wide range of charities are building engagement with their staff teams, which tools they’re using and how they’re planning their messages too.

There will also be time for hot potatoes – so come prepared to share your burning internal comms issues and we’ll work through those together in small groups.

Welcome and Housekeeping

Vanessa Weddell 
head of events, CharityComms

Engaging Mencap’s existing and new remote workforce through the pandemic

Mencap has always faced the challenge of communicating with a large part of it’s workforce who are remote and community-based. In this presentation, Liz will talk about how the pandemic has amplified this challenge, with all teams suddenly working remotely and a front line social care workforce who need to be kept up-to-date with an ever-changing landscape of Government guidance. Discover the tactics that she and her team employed to maximise their current channels and adapt and evolve new ones.

Liz Clyro 
head of internal communication, Mencap

Diversity and Inclusion Surveys

Not-for-profit organisations are increasingly seeking to enrich their diversity and inclusion initiatives by using survey data. In this presentation Tim will explore questions you can ask in your surveys to find out more about your people, their diverse characteristics, and their experiences of working in your organisation. Tim will also share some examples of what his clients are doing in this area.

Tim Walters
principal consultant, Agenda Consulting

Breakout Discussions

We’ll use breakout rooms a space for you to discuss how you’re building engagement remotely with your staff. 

An intranet that works: The Holy Grail?  

VoiceAbility had the good fortune to have recently launched a new intranet just before the pandemic hit. Rachel will tell us about the intranet features that made it a gamechanger, particularly in the very fast moving situation of Coronavirus. But of course, an intranet alone is not enough!

We’ll also hear how the charity has, with some setbacks to overcome along the way, put an effective intranet at the core of a solid internal communications approach that is driving staff engagement in an age of remote working, and how that’s being built on in 2021.

Rachel Roberts
marketing and communications manager , VoiceAbility

Hot Potatoes

We’ll use this time for you to share your burning internal comms questions and challenges with the group – and we’ll all chime in with helpful ideas and suggestions. 

Learn how you can join the Internal Comms Steering Group

Vanessa Weddell 
head of events, CharityComms

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We specialise in employee and volunteer engagement surveys. Measure, improve and sustain high levels of engagement, so that your organisation can make the greatest impact. Our engagement surveys and research programme create insights so that you, the leaders, can better understand and respond to the dynamics of your sector.

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.

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

If you’re interested in presenting at a future event or joining the steering group, please contact Vanessa Weddell.