GCS Events & Comms Exchanges

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

June 27th, 2017

 

GCS Workshop: Innovation Should be at the Heart of Business – PLACES AVAILABLE

What can big organisations learn from the start-up community? Can organisations really ‘fail fast’? What does it mean to be innovative? What are the best kept secrets to success? This is a session that looks at why it’s hard for organisations to innovate and the strategies that can be applied to encourage innovation and entrepreneurialism from within.

Unlimited Group is an agency Group brand that offers a diversified range of services spanning marketing communications, market research and insight. To leverage our different agency skills we work collaboratively together to solve clients and organisations communications needs.

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June 28th, 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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June 28th, 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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July 18th, 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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July 18th, 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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July 18th

GCS Comms Exchange – Regional Partnership Engagement – PLACES AVAILABLE

Are you trying to achieve better regional engagement for your campaign? The Disability Confident campaign will be sharing the key principles it used to build and mobilise regional partnerships through its Sheffield Pathfinder as part of a low cost campaign. The campaign focused on tackling the lack of employment opportunities for disabled people in Sheffield. The pilot has gone on to provide insight and learning to inform the rollout of the national Disability Confident campaign and won GCS Campaign of the Month (February 2017).

  • This session will cover the successes and learning from the campaign, with a focus on:
  • The strategic partnership between DWP and Sheffield City Council.
  • Delivering a campaign through core campaign partners.
  • Employer engagement – messaging and credible channels.
    Media Partnership with local press.
  • Evaluation of a partnership campaign.

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July 19th

 

GCS Comms Exchange – The Do’s and Don’ts of Paid Media Partnerships – PLACES AVAILABLE

Pension Wise, a free guidance service from DWP, has recently worked with Global Radio and The Daily Mail on a seven month paid partnership promotion. What were the highlights? What are the pitfalls to look out for? Was it worth it? Find out from Pension Wise’s Head of Marketing, Catriona McGrath.

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18th October

 

GCS Comms Academy – Day One – PLACES AVAILABLE

GCS is proud to join with LG Communications to deliver the UK’s biggest (and best) conference for UK public service communications professionals, Comms Academy, for the fourth year running and look forward to welcoming you to Leeds 18, 19 October.

The Academy will bring together the very latest thinking in government and public service communications to give delegates the tools they need to develop and deliver world class public service communications. Over two packed days , the Academy will feature over 24 masterclasses covering all MCOM communications functions, case studies and practical workshops. In addition, there will be guest speakers, panels and TED style talks from leading communications professionals.

The Comms Academy programme has something for everyone and counts towards delegates’ GCS Continuous Professional Development. The Academy is not only a best practice event but an opportunity to build constructive partnerships and network with colleagues across all UK public services.

Comms Academy 17 will be held 18, 19 October at Cloth Hall Court, Leeds. Tickets for the Academy are free to registered GCS members*, available on a first come first served basis, one ticket per member per day – delegates may attend both days but must book each day separately.

Full event programme details to follow shortly.

*GCS Free tickets for Comms Academy 17 are available to registered GCS Members only, public service communications professionals working in UK central government departments, agencies and arms length bodies.

For more information about GCS membership and registration.
GCS Affiliates are not eligible for free GCS Member tickets to this event. For further information on ticket option contact our partners LG Communications.

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19th October

 

GCS Comms Academy – Day Two – PLACES AVAILABLE

GCS is proud to join with LG Communications to deliver the UK’s biggest (and best) conference for UK public service communications professionals, Comms Academy, for the fourth year running and look forward to welcoming you to Leeds 18, 19 October.

The Academy will bring together the very latest thinking in government and public service communications to give delegates the tools they need to develop and deliver world class public service communications. Over two packed days , the Academy will feature over 24 masterclasses covering all MCOM communications functions, case studies and practical workshops. In addition, there will be guest speakers, panels and TED style talks from leading communications professionals.

The Comms Academy programme has something for everyone and counts towards delegates’ GCS Continuous Professional Development. The Academy is not only a best practice event but an opportunity to build constructive partnerships and network with colleagues across all UK public services.

Comms Academy 17 will be held 18, 19 October at Cloth Hall Court, Leeds. Tickets for the Academy are free to registered GCS members*, available on a first come first served basis, one ticket per member per day – delegates may attend both days but must book each day separately.

Full event programme details to follow shortly.

*GCS Free tickets for Comms Academy 17 are available to registered GCS Members only, public service communications professionals working in UK central government departments, agencies and arms length bodies.

For more information about GCS membership and registration.
GCS Affiliates are not eligible for free GCS Member tickets to this event. For further information on ticket option contact our partners LG Communications.

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