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Are you struggling to connect and engage with your colleagues in these unprecedented times?
As many of us continue to work from home, during times of isolation and enormous personal and work pressure – keeping in touch with work colleagues has never been more important.
As communicators, we have had to find new ways of connecting and communicating with our colleagues, sometimes having to convey difficult news from afar.
In this practical event, we’ll explore tools, channels, techniques and tips for keeping your teams connected, helping you to build engagement remotely.
On the agenda:
- Advice for communicating change
- How internal communications can help support mental health and well-being
- The future of the workplace – communicating in uncertain times
- How to engage colleagues in fun and creative ways
- Measuring engagement and impact
- What tools and channels are charities using to stay connected?
- Top tips for leading a successful virtual meeting
- Using video content to make a difference
Adeela Warley @adeelawarley
Housekeeping and ice breaker
Vanessa Weddell @nesser00
How internal communications can support wellbeing
Ways of working as we know them have transformed since lockdown measures were introduced nearly a year ago. This has rapidly changed attitudes towards the workplace and shifted the focus on prioritising staff wellbeing. At RNID we’ve had to tailor our tone of voice to three distinct staff groups, all the while championing inclusivity and accessibility. We’ll cover some lessons we’ve learned along the way as we’ve tackled the stigma of talking about mental health at work
Top tips for communicating change
With changes to work life, organisational structures, job roles and processes, we’ve had to cope with an awful lot of change over the past year. Things are set to change again as we begin to unlock. How you communicate changes, big and small, can have a huge impact on how news is received. So, how good is your organisation at communicating change? In her talk, Abbi will offer her top tips.
When it comes to internal comms, our members have a lot of experience and knowledge to share – that’s why we’ve scheduled this time for you to learn from each other. Here is what we’ll be discussing:
The future of the workplace – communicating in uncertain times
Offices across the UK closed their doors last March, seeing a nation of remote workers (as well as their pets, housemates and children) take to Zoom, Teams and other video platforms. As the Governments’ road map to ease lockdown unfolds, charities are beginning to look to the future and ask – what will happen if/when the office opens its doors again? In his talk, Jamie will talk about his work at the PDSA – from how they are listening to staff to inform their workplace strategy to how they are communicating future plans. Jamie will leave us with some questions to think about and his tips for communicating in these uncertain times.
Close and launch of pre-recorded presentations to watch at your leisure
Adeela Warley @adeelawarley
Top tips for leading a successful virtual meeting
After a year of virtual meetings, is there anything left to learn? Well yes, at the FSRH, they have made some changes to their internal meetings to enhance them. This practical presentation builds on their experience and will take you through the four stages involved with delivering a successful internal meeting.
Abby Wright-Parkes @abby_w_p
Using video content to make a difference
Video is one of our key communication channels at Mencap – from CEO and coronavirus updates, to animations, vlogs and live video streams. Video is fantastic for accessibility, telling stories in the most human way, and turning something potentially a bit dry or hard to understand into something digestible, exciting, engaging and fun. We talk through how we use video at Mencap, from idea to production to editing, and what we’ve learnt along the way.