GCS Events & Comms Exchanges

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

15 October

Media Planning

DFID’s Head of Media Planning, Jeeve Gupta, will present a session on the work of DFID’s Media Planning Unit and how it helps convince the British people that aid works.

This event would particularly benefit new starters in the GCS, but would also be of use to more experienced communications professionals, giving a valuable insight into how DFID takes policy initiatives and develops them into sellable stories.

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26 October


Planning Ministerial Events 

Visits and events are important communication tools. They enable ministers and senior leaders to meet and learn from stakeholders, to see examples of great work in local communities and in industry, to develop departmental thinking about policy and to provide a platform for communicating Government messages.

The Home Office Ministerial Visits and Events team delivered nearly 200 visits for ministers last year as well as speeches, conferences and other events.

Join us to learn more about the interesting and diverse work of GCS visits teams and develop your skills in how to create newsworthy and informative visits for ministers or senior leaders.

In this two-hour interactive session the team will take you through the planning and insight gathering process, logistics and on the ground delivery. We will share some of our experiences including tips on how to support and work with media on a high-profile visit or event and show how you can make sure events are engaging for stakeholders and staff while generating media and social media content.

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21 November


Cross-Government Communication Strategies

DFID’s Director of Communications, Tim Singleton, will present a session on the cross-government Africa Strategy. This event will give a valuable insight into how departments worked together in a collaborative way to create a strategic communications plan and turned it into reality.

This event will be of particular benefit to those interested in media, digital, diaspora, and stakeholder engagement. The session will also include an open forum for questions.

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