GCS Events & Comms Exchanges

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

 

18th October

GCS Comms Academy – Day One – FULLY BOOKED

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 – FULLY BOOKED

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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27th October

GCS South East Comms Conference – PLACES AVAILABLE

The GCS Local Campaigns team for London, South East, and East will be hosting a conference at The Pensions Regulator in Brighton.

It will be a great opportunity for regional communications colleagues and GCS members to get together, learn from each other and network.

Speakers include experts from the Department for Transport, the Prime Minister’s Office, The Pensions Regulator, the Environment Agency, Southern Water and the Cabinet Office. A range of topics will be covered, including media relations, partnership working, external affairs as well as success stories.

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23rd November

GCS Comms Exchange: Coaching Conversations for Communicators – PLACES AVAILABLE

Coaching is a key interpersonal skill in the workplace – valuable in the context of leading teams, supporting peers and colleagues, and driving personal development. If as professional communicators we can equip ourselves with some essential techniques for effective coaching, we can make a valuable difference in many everyday contexts.

This bite-sized, interactive learning event will cover:

  • What is coaching?
  • How does it differ from mentoring, advising, and counselling?
  • How can I plan and conduct a coaching conversation?
  • An introduction to three easy to use Coaching Models: 3D; Where/Now/Next; GROW.

This event is facilitated by Charlie McBride, MOD and Chris Berthoud, FCO.

Please arrive at the South Door from 09:15 as it will take as least 30 minutes for everyone attending to pass through building security and be escorted to the room.

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