GCS Events & Comms Exchanges

To book a place at these GCS events you must be a current member of the Government Communication Service.

April 25th, 2017

 

Discover DESIGN102– PLACES AVAILABLE

Richard Heaton (Permanent Secretary MoJ) and Alex Aiken (Executive Director Government Comms) invite GCS members to join them for an event exploring the work of DESIGN102.

This event provides an opportunity to see examples of DESIGN102’s creative design, video, animation and photography work. You will also have the chance to talk to members of the DESIGN102 team, and network with GCS colleagues.

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April 25th, 2017

 

GCS Comms Exchange: Using MCOM to deliver a multi-channel comms campaign – PLACES AVAILABLE

BEIS has fully embraced MCOM, remodelling its communications function to create a new team approach to solving communications challenges to deliver high profile media and marketing campaigns.

This session focuses on how a group of once disparate communicators from marketing and press office integrated for the first time to deliver The National Living and Minimum Wage 2017 communications campaign through MCOM.

Head of Campaigns Laura Trendall and Chief Campaigns Officer Steve Warren will deliver the session, demonstrating how the newly formed Media and Campaign team drew on expertise within its new ranks to plan and deliver a more effective, strategic approach to campaigning. The result has become the new template for future campaigns.

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April 28th, 2017

 

GCS Leadership Lunch & Learn: Balancing the urgent with the important– FULLY BOOKED

Note: the date for this event has changed from 25 April to 28 April

This is the third session in the series of ‘GCS Leadership Lunch & Learn’ events, designed to share expertise and experience amongst developing leaders across GCS in an informal, discursive environment over the lunch hour.

It will be delivered by graduates of the Inspire senior talent programme.

The session will cover:

“When it comes to time, one can only manage oneself in relation to it.” A.Mackenzie

Do you suffer from any of the below?

  • Constant rushing (e.g. between meetings or tasks)
  • Frequent delays (e.g. in attending meetings, meeting deadlines)
  • Low productivity, energy and motivation (e.g. ‘I can’t seem to get worked up about anything’)
  • Frustration (e.g. ‘Oh, things just don’t move ahead)
  • Impatience (e.g. ‘where the hell is that information I’ve asked him for?’)
  • Chronic vacillation between alternatives

80% of people say they spend most of their time on urgent requirements and they do not have time to focus on important, longer-term work.

Come to this session to reflect on your time management strategy and how to better balance your urgent tasks against the really important ones.

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May 4th, 2017

 

GCS Speaker Event: Edelman Trust Barometer-FULLY BOOKED

Trust in Britain’s key institutions has fallen substantially according to the latest Edelman Trust Barometer.

At this event, Edelman will be discussing the 17th Edelman Trust Barometer, which surveys trust and credibility in 28 markets. They will also highlight the unique UK only supplementary survey carried out between 23 December 2016 – 7 January 2017 which suggested a fall in national confidence from 36 per cent to 26 per cent.

This is the first comprehensive data to track the rise of populism in Britain, post-Brexit-referendum and reveals that trust is significantly lower than before at all levels of society

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May 4th, 2017

 

GCS Leadership Roadshow – PLACES AVAILABLE

Following the success of the GCS Leadership Roadshows in 2016, these roadshows across the country will focus on leadership in the Communications Profession.

This half day Leadership Roadshow is aimed at Grade 7s and SIOs, not already on talent programmes. The sessions include leadership theory, an interactive group exercise, making leadership pledges and taking part in spot mentoring if you wish to have a one-to-one career session.

All attendees will receive joining instructions, including pre-work to complete prior to attending, which includes videos to watch along with pre-reading for you to comment on.

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May 4th, 2017

GCS Leadership Roadshow – PLACES AVAILABLE

Following the success of the GCS Leadership Roadshows in 2016, these roadshows across the country will focus on leadership in the Communications Profession.

This half day Leadership Roadshow is aimed at Grade 7s and SIOs, not already on talent programmes. The sessions include leadership theory, an interactive group exercise, making leadership pledges and taking part in spot mentoring if you wish to have a one-to-one career session.

All attendees will receive joining instructions, including pre-work to complete prior to attending, which includes videos to watch along with pre-reading for you to comment on.

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May 8th, 2017

 

#MCOMMonday: Strategic Engagement Campaign Showcase– PLACES AVAILABLE

The next GCS South West #MCOM Monday networking and learning event will take place from 4:30pm on 8 May at The Yurt in Bristol (BS1 6QH).

Rhiannon Clancy and Vicci Lawrence from the Environment Agency will be leading a discussion on the role strategic engagement plays in their mission to help more people at risk of flooding.

For this session we’ll want you to think about:

  • What you understand about strategic engagement as a tool to reach the public and develop partnerships.
  • The role strategic engagement currently plays in your organisation’s (communications) strategy.
  • Whether the culture of your organisation is welcoming to partnerships and community participation

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May 9th, 2017

 

GCS Leadership Roadshow – PLACES AVAILABLE

Following the success of the GCS Leadership Roadshows in 2016, these roadshows across the country will focus on leadership in the Communications Profession.

This half day Leadership Roadshow is aimed at Grade 7s and SIOs, not already on talent programmes. The sessions include leadership theory, an interactive group exercise, making leadership pledges and taking part in spot mentoring if you wish to have a one-to-one career session.

All attendees will receive joining instructions, including pre-work to complete prior to attending, which includes videos to watch along with pre-reading for you to comment on.

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May 9th, 2017

 

GCS Leadership Roadshow – PLACES AVAILABLE

Following the success of the GCS Leadership Roadshows in 2016, these roadshows across the country will focus on leadership in the Communications Profession.

This half day Leadership Roadshow is aimed at Grade 7s and SIOs, not already on talent programmes. The sessions include leadership theory, an interactive group exercise, making leadership pledges and taking part in spot mentoring if you wish to have a one-to-one career session.

All attendees will receive joining instructions, including pre-work to complete prior to attending, which includes videos to watch along with pre-reading for you to comment on.

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May 10th, 2017

 

GCS Leadership Roadshow – PLACES AVAILABLE

Following the success of the GCS Leadership Roadshows in 2016, these roadshows across the country will focus on leadership in the Communications Profession.

This half day Leadership Roadshow is aimed at Grade 7s and SIOs, not already on talent programmes. The sessions include leadership theory, an interactive group exercise, making leadership pledges and taking part in spot mentoring if you wish to have a one-to-one career session.

All attendees will receive joining instructions, including pre-work to complete prior to attending, which includes videos to watch along with pre-reading for you to comment on.

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May 10th, 2017

 

GCS Leadership Roadshow – PLACES AVAILABLE

Following the success of the GCS Leadership Roadshows in 2016, these roadshows across the country will focus on leadership in the Communications Profession.

This half day Leadership Roadshow is aimed at Grade 7s and SIOs, not already on talent programmes. The sessions include leadership theory, an interactive group exercise, making leadership pledges and taking part in spot mentoring if you wish to have a one-to-one career session.

All attendees will receive joining instructions, including pre-work to complete prior to attending, which includes videos to watch along with pre-reading for you to comment on.

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May 15th, 2017

 

Insight into the Media: Operating at Speed – PLACES AVAILABLE

Former national newspaper lobby correspondent Kirsty Walker, now head of Strategy and Communications at the Social Mobility Commission, provides a useful insight into the daily lives of modern journalists, offers tips and tricks on how to develop strong media relations and successfully communicate messages and campaigns at pace.

This is for those new to Government/strategic comms or at junior press office level or those working in more generalist communications roles who want to gain a better insight and understanding of the media and how it operates.

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