GCS Events & Comms Exchanges

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

17 January 2018

GCS & LGComms awards showcase event (AM)– PLACES AVAILABLE

This joint masterclass with LG Comms will take a look back at the award winning campaigns from the Public Sector Comms Awards that took place in October 2017. From small to large budgets, these are all campaigns that work.

There will be two sessions for this seminar – one in the morning (09:30-12:30pm) and one in the afternoon (2-5pm). You are welcome to attend one or both sessions but must sign up to them separately.

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17 January 2018

GCS & LGComms awards showcase event (PM)– PLACES AVAILABLE

This joint masterclass with LG Comms will take a look back at the award winning campaigns from the Public Sector Comms Awards that took place in October 2017. From small to large budgets, these are all campaigns that work.

There will be two sessions for this seminar – one in the morning (09:30-12:30pm) and one in the afternoon (2-5pm).You are welcome to attend one or both sessions but must sign up to them separately.

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22 January 2018

GCS Comms Exchange: DH Digital Consultations– PLACES AVAILABLE

Come along to DH to find out more about their digital consultations and engagement campaigns particularly what’s worked well and what’s needed improvement. This session is for those interested in/working in the area of digital engagement and consultations.

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21 February 2018

GCS Comms Exchange: Ofsted’s campaign for clear writing– PLACES AVAILABLE

Ofsted will talk about their clear writing campaign and its objectives, including the materials that have come out of the project, its impact and their future plans. Come along to find out how this project can be rolled out by other departments/organisations to improve their comms work

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22 February 2018

GCS Comms Exchange:Insight and Evaluation– PLACES AVAILABLE

The Home Office Strategic Communications Insight team will provide a presentation on their latest communications research:

  • Communicating with EU nationals on Exiting the EU and Settled Status
  • Conducting insight gathering and creative testing with audiences around sensitive topics – specifically, knife crime among young people and challenges to be aware of when researching with young people

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23 February 2018

GCS Comms Exchange:Communicating better with customers– PLACES AVAILABLE

HMRC is improving its direct customer communications – letters, forms, texts and emails. We want to share the improvements we’re making to our direct customer comms, and how we’re using mini social media campaigns to support this work. This session is for anyone interested in stakeholder engagement, direct customer contact, behaviour change or social media.

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28 February 2018

GCS Comms Exchange:Strategic communications as a global challenge– PLACES AVAILABLE

GCS International has been supporting governments around the world to improve their strategic communications for the public good.

This session will start by looking at examples of the work the team has been delivering around the world. It will then have a practical focus on identifying and overcoming some of the challenges GCS International face on a daily basis.

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28 February 2018

GCS Comms Exchange:Social media trends masterclass– PLACES AVAILABLE

The Ministry of Defence digital team will brief you on all the social media trends you need to know about for the coming year, from Ovid to OTT and Facebook to Fake News this is the one digital talk you don’t want to miss.

This session is led by Helen Craven, Head of Defence Digital Communications and is for communications staff interested in social media.

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26 April 2018

GCS Comms Exchange: supporting colleagues through change– PLACES AVAILABLE

As part of Building our Future, HMRC’s transformation programme, we’ve just opened the first of our 13 Regional Centres, in Croydon. We’ve kept colleagues informed, helped prepare them for new ways of working and a new environment, and started creating a new regional identity.

We want to share how we’ve done it, what we’ve learned, and what we’ll be feeding into future regional centres. This session is for anyone interested in internal communications, change communications, stakeholder engagement or behaviour change

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