Monday 1 October 2018
How to get started:
Comms Exchange provides more opportunities to share best practice, develop new skills and meet colleagues from across government.
This year we are asking departments to take the Modern Communications Operating Model (MCOM) core capabilities as the theme for their events:
At a minimum all departments have been asked (via Directors of Communications) to develop and deliver at least one event based on your recent best practice examples shared with Alex Aiken, EDGC on his recent round of departmental visits – but there is no need to stop there.
We all know it’s good to share – here are three great reasons to support Comms Exchange:
Sticking to the behaviour change principles of EAST, Comms Exchange makes CPD:
How to get started with developing your Comms Exchange event:
MCOM core capabilities are the theme for this year’s events, however it’s your session and the type of content is up to you. This could be a ‘best in class’ case study; a practical skills workshop; or an exercise in co-creation (perhaps developing a ‘world class’ campaign).
Think about what you want to achieve – what’s the objective of the event? It’s great to meet colleagues with shared interests but there has to be more than this to your session. Think about your audience – what will delegates take away from the event or how can they contribute to your programme?
Book a room, ideally for at least 20 plus attendees – in fact, the more the merrier. At the last round of Comms Exchange we had a number of well attended large scale events for over 50 delegates.
Email us the details of your proposed session to GCS@cabinetoffice.gov.uk and we will list, promote and handle the booking for you through GCS channels. We will send confirmation and reminders to delegates, send you the delegate list, and post an event feedback survey, all in good time for your session.
Comms Exchange is for everyone – the programme is not limited to Whitehall departments or London and the South East. We would like everyone across the profession to get involved in this programme, so to get started please email an outline of your session to GCS.
Inevitably some events prove more popular than others, but if you book a place at an event do make sure you attend – CPD is serious business.