IC Space Live 2021

This page brings you the learning from IC Space Live 2021 if you missed it. IC Space Live is a yearly event that highlights the value that internal comms brings and showcases insightful internal case studies and success stories.

16 July update: We will add resources in the next few weeks

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Day 1: session replay

Theme of ‘Building back better – Adapting IC for a post-pandemic world’

Welcome by host

  • Vox pops video montage played at the start of the event featuring internl communication (IC) practitioners explaining why they’re proud to work in IC. 
  • Speaker: Jennifer Sproul, The Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC)

Watch “Why we’re proud to work in IC” (1 minute, transcript available on YouTube)

The value that IC brings

  • To provide a personal perspective on how the asks of IC from leaders will change post-pandemic.
  • Speaker: Matthew Rycroft, Permanent Secretary, Home Office.

Watch “The value that IC brings” (GCS members only). Ask the development adviser in your department for the GCS password or contact us for their details.

Showcasing success

  • Opportunity for 3 IC mixed grade teams from across government/ALBs to share case studies / examples of great campaigns. 
  • Speakers from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the Environment Agency and Home Office.

Showcasing success case studies (GCS members only) from The Environment Agency, Home Office and Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Fit for the future: the new GCS IC curriculum

  • How to get the most out of the new GCS IC curriculum to keep developing your career in IC.
  • Speakers: Russell Grossman and GCS Professional Services

Poll

  • What’s the biggest area of focus/priority for you and your team as we move forward?
  • Speaker: Jennifer Sproul, The Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC)

Panel QA

  • For attendees to ask questions live on any of the content they have heard about during the session / hot topics raised via sli.do on the day.
  • Speakers: Andrew Harvey, CEO, VMA, Jennie Rayner, MHCLG and Francesca Brown, Department for International Trade

Day 2: sessions replay

Theme of ‘How the future of work will impact IC’

Welcome by host

  • Vox pops video played at the start of the event featuring IC stakeholders explaining why they’re fans of IC. 
  • Andy Macleod, Comma Partners

Watch “The value of IC” (1 minute, transcript available on YouTube)

The future of work/hybrid working/leadership

  • To provide a personal perspective on the future of work/hybrid working/leadership or transformation.
  • Speaker: Jenni Field, Director of Redefining Communications and current Vice President of CIPR

What should the future IC offer look like? (roundtable)

  • A perspective on whether the ‘IC offer’ is right or whether we need to change it.
  • Speakers: Jenni Field and Helen Bevan, NHS Transformation

What do our leaders and managers need from us? (roundtable)

  • How to make sure you’re adding value in providing strategic advice. What’s the best way to engage with the people your staff really listen to?
  • Trish Macready, DEFRA, Krishan Lathigra, Home Office and Louise Fulton, Legal Aid Agency

Evaluating the value of IC

  • Sharing latest thinking on why and how we should measure the effect of IC and generate evidence-based audience insight.
  • Wendy Proctor, MoD Andy Macleod, Comma Partners

Poll:

  • Which data or key insight is going to make the biggest difference?
  • Speaker: Andy Macleod, Comma Partners

Panel QA

  • For attendees to ask questions on any of the content they have heard about during the session / hot topics raised via sli.do on the day.
  • Panel: Catherine Morris, Home Office. Jayne Hoole, CO Jamie Morgan, Office of the Public Guardian

About IC Space Live

An exciting opportunity for internal comms practitioners across the Government Communication Service (GCS) to come together as a community and celebrate our successes, share learnings and experiences from the last 18 months or so and think about our future challenges. The event took place over 2 days: 7 and 8 July.