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Engage, Empower & Connect In Times Of Rapid Change, Disruption & Uncertainty With
Strategic, Engaging Internal Communications With Real Impact
Transforming IC Strategies To Skyrocket Engagement, Optimise Digital, Social & Channel Trends, Connect Remote Workers, Build Culture, Plan For Crisis & Position IC As A Business-Critical, Strategic Function Which Boosts Bottom-Line Impact.


A One-Day, Practitioner-Led Conference & Virtual Event, 19th January 2021, Via Live Stream

Engage, Empower & Connect In Times Of Rapid Change, Disruption & Uncertainty With
Strategic, Engaging Internal Communications With Real Impact
Transforming IC Strategies To Skyrocket Engagement, Optimise Digital, Social & Channel Trends, Connect Remote Workers, Build Culture, Plan For Crisis & Position IC As A Business-Critical, Strategic Function Which Boosts Bottom-Line Impact.


A One-Day, Practitioner-Led Conference & Networking Event, 19th January 2021, Via Live Stream

35 Cross-Sector Internal Communications Experts Reveal Transformative Lessons Learnt To Drive Engagement, Productivity & Connection During Times Of Unprecedented Change & Crisis With The Right Digital, Tech, Channel, Content, Culture & Comms Strategies To Support Colleagues, Prove Bottom-Line Impact, Cement IC's Strategic Importance & Secure By-In

  1. Keep Remote Workers Engaged & Connected: Overcome communication barriers with home and remote workers for ultimate engagement and productivity
  2. Next-Level Digital, Social & Tech: Integrate digital, social and tech trends into your IC strategies to boost engagement, efficiencies and results
  3. Disruption, Uncertainty In The Face Of Change: Business-critical comms to ensure a connected, motivated, empowered workforce during times of change
  4. Cement The Long-Term Strategic Power Of IC: Position internal comms as a trusted, critical function which drives future strategic direction
  5. Measure Impact, Showcase Success, Secure Leadership Buy-In, Drive Change: Demonstrate bottom-line impact and harness employee listening to ignite real change
  6. Nurture Culture, Health & Wellbeing: Encourage a supportive organisational culture to develop trust, two-way communication, health and wellbeing
  7. Innovate Your Channel Mix For Maximum Cut-Through: Enhance engagement and reach with inclusive, targeted and innovative comms across multiple channels
  8. Proactive Crisis Comms To Bolster Business Resiliency: COVID-19 lessons learnt and how we can build resilient strategies now to help with future crises
  9. Creative Content, Inspiring Storytelling: Embrace creativity in your content strategies for attention grabbing, connected and authentic comms

How Does The Virtual Internal Communications Conference Work?


It’s easy! All you need is internet access and a password which we will provide. No need to download any specific software or apps. In the comfort of your own surroundings, you will be able to:

Inspiring Speakers - Listen to market-leading, brand-side speakers as they share their hard-won insights and experiences with hot topic presentations and panels

Connect & Network - Networking is easy with the use of our discussion board, direct messaging facility, meeting request buttons, live polling and social media feed. Have your say and meet the other attendees

Live Chat - Pose your own questions and comment via the live chat function and interact with other delegates and speakers in real time

Virtual Roundtables & Peer Discussions - There will be breakout discussions during the day to discuss specific areas of interest with like-minded attendees to tailor your experience

Virtual Exhibition - Explore the 'virtual exhibition stands' and speak directly to our carefully-chosen exhibitors to help you tackle your business challenges directly

Virtual Face-To-Face Meetings - Start a conversation with fellow delegates or exhibitors and discuss your individual needs and challenges one-to-one.

PLUS! What's New At The 6th Annual Internal Communications Conference?


  • Revolutionising IC strategies for the new normal!
  • 34 Internal Communications directors speaking from Europe's leading brands and organisations
  • The latest internal comms insights and challenges faced right now
  • 12 advanced sessions, live polls, panel discussions and round table debates
  • 4 Interactive Panel Discussions: A) Digital Tools & Tech B) Crisis Comms C) Strategic Role Of IC D) Culture, Health & Wellbeing
  • 5 Lunchtime Peer Discussions: A) Budget B) Agile C) Social Media D) Video E) Line Manager Comms

Can You Help Internal Communication Professionals Drive Employee Engagement & Real Business Impact? For more information on how to get involved, please call +44 (0)20 3479 2299 or email partner@internalconference.com

          "Great topic and audience. A must go!" BeeKeeper (previous sponsor)

You'll Be In Safe Hands. Here's What Previous Attendees Of Our Internal Communications Conferences Have To Say:


A good mix of industry sectors represented and a great set of informative speakers.'

'Sharing varied, practical insight to improve your internal comms and engagement strategy – inspiring ideas.'

'A fantastic place to get ideas and see what has worked in other places.'

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34 In-House Internal Communications Directors Tackle Your Toughest Challenges In 1 Day: Engage & Connect Remote Employees • Digital Tools & Technologies • Engagement In The Face Of Change • The Strategic Role Of IC • Leadership • Channel Mix • Culture, Health & Wellbeing • Metrics & Measurement • Crisis Comms • Content & Storytelling • Communicating Change

Engage, Empower & Connect In Times Of Rapid Change, Disruption & Uncertainty With
Strategic, Engaging Internal Communications With Real Impact
Transforming IC Strategies To Skyrocket Engagement, Optimise Digital, Social & Channel Trends, Connect Remote Workers, Build Culture, Plan For Crisis & Position IC As A Business-Critical, Strategic Function Which Boosts Bottom-Line Impact.


A One-Day, Practitioner-Led Conference & Networking Event, 19th January 2021, Via Live Stream

08.30 Registration, Coffee & Informal Networking

09.00 GIC Welcome, Interactive Voting Introduction & Morning Co-Chairs’ Opening Remark

Adrian Cox, Global Head of Communications, Deutsche Bank International Private Bank

 

 

Andrew Whyte, Director of Communications, Financial Conduct Authority

ENGAGE & CONNECT REMOTE WORKERS

09.10 Keep Remote Workers Engaged & Connected: Overcome Communication Barriers, Maximise Digital & Keep Connected With Home & Remote Workers For Ultimate Engagement & Productivity 

  • Establish a robust internal comms framework which reaches, motivates and engages employees to prevent disconnection from the wider business
  • As homeworking becomes the new ‘normal’, ensure your organisation is seamlessly adapting to support workers and maintains a strong company culture to boost productivity
  • With remote working relying on trust, combine the right tech, comms and engagement strategies to build a strong, open and transparent relationship
  • Connecting with the (digitally) unconnected: how to build an internal comms strategy that reaches frontline, remote and hard-to-reach workers

Matthew Knowles, Head of Employee Communications, Thames Water

DIGITAL TOOLS & TECHNOLOGIES | PANEL DISCUSSION & Q&A

09.30 Optimise The Digital, Social & Technology Trends Revolutionising The Digital Workplace To Ensure High-Impact, Humanised Engagement, Efficiencies & Results

  • Workplace, Teams, Yammer, Zoom, Skype… assess, review and determine which platforms are right for your organisation and people
  • Seamlessly integrate digital into your internal comms strategies to ensure all channels are connected and align with wider business objectives and outcomes
  • Don’t lose the human touch! How can you best utilise virtual tools and technologies to replicate and recreate the physical, connected environment?
  • Equip employees with the skills they need to make the most out of digital and examine the different etiquettes required for the new digital workplace

Dominic Carey, Colleague Engagement & Experience Manager, Great Western Railway

 

 

Matt Good, Communications Manager, Lloyds Banking Group

 

 

Ekaterina Stupina, Global Finance, Digital & Information Communications Manager, British American Tobacco plc.

 

10.00 IC, are you getting the full picture? How to Power It Up

  • The strategy for weaving purpose, vision and culture into the fabric of your organisation through your most valuable asset, your people
  • The need for upskilling and deepening the value of IC to drive the employee experience, enabling impactful behavioural and organisational change
  • Driving performance through the employee experience - Your IC comms strategy will never be as good as it can be unless you work with HR to understand your people

Christopher Hopkins, Director & Lead Communications Consultant, Caburn Hope

ENGAGEMENT IN THE FACE OF CHANGE

10.15 Engage, Motivate & Unite During Unprecedented Times With An Impactful, Focussed & Inspiring Internal Communications Strategy

  • Change, disruption, uncertainty… how can you recover and rebuild an authentic, impactful comms strategy which boosts productivity and fosters a sense of belonging?
  • Tackle the commercial imperatives of employee engagement and experience to ensure a connected workforce
  • Better together! Establish a line of sight between individual roles and the company’s collective vision to truly (re)build employee purpose and commitment

Matt Cooper, Head of Internal Communications & Engagement, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 

 

 

10.35 Morning Refreshment Break With Informal Networking

11.05 Bonus Session; Reserved For Exclusive Conference Partner

THE STRATEGIC ROLE OF IC | PANEL DISCUSSION & Q&A

11.35 Position Secured? Prove & Cement Internal Communications As A Trusted, Critical Business Function Aligned With Wider Business Goals Now & In The Future

  • IC has proved itself vital throughout COVID-19, but how can you ensure the function retains a seat at the table in the future?
  • Not just a function for crisis… prove the value of IC by evidencing the positive long-term impact on employee culture, retention and productivity
  • Ensure you continue to foster relationships with senior leaders to retain your position at a strategic level
  • Teamwork makes the dream work: how much should external comms, marketing and HR functions feed in to create a successful, integrated strategy?
  • What does 2021 and beyond hold for internal comms? Navigate the next phase and explore the changing role of internal communications as it gains strategic influence

Catherine Morris, Group Head of Internal Communications (Engagement & Change), Home Office

 

 

George Kenning, Head of Personal Banking Communications, NatWest Group

 

 

Matthew Pittam, Head of Internal Communication, ScottishPower

 

 

Jody Lewis, Head of Internal Communications, Lloyds Banking Group

Penny Richards, Head of Internal Communications, NHS Digital

 

 

Helen Hartley, Head of Internal Communications, NHS Digital

 

 

Lisa Hannah, Head of Barclays UK Employee Communications, Barclays

 

 

Laura Jamieson, Head of Internal Communications, British Transport Police

LEADERSHIP

12.05 Maximise Senior Leadership & Stakeholder Buy-In & Secure Investment By Demonstrating Rock-Solid Results & Business Cases For Strong Business-Aligned Internal Comms Strategies

  • Clearly communicate a strategic business case which aligns with leadership behaviours and break down corporate barriers to secure continued investment and early executive buy-in
  • Avoid investment silos! Optimise the right measurement tools which tick the right boxes for senior executives and demonstrate ROI
  • Transform your strategies to ensure authentic messaging across different levels of leadership
  • Engage the disengaged! Drive employee connection across the business by encouraging open conversations between senior leaders and employees

Sneh Barker, People Partner, Rolls-Royce

CHANNEL MIX

12.25 Enrich Employee Engagement & Reach With Diverse, Targeted & Innovative Communications Across Multiple Channels To Achieve Maximum Cut-Through

  • From implementation to channel adoption… streamline your channel comms strategy and listen to employee feedback to decrease the chances of resistance in the long-term
  • Listen to the needs of your employees to deliver streamlined communications without bombarding them for ultimate engagement and productivity
  • The human behind the webcam: get the balance right between digital success without losing the human touch

George Kenning, Head of Personal Banking Communications, NatWest Group

 

 

12.45    Lunch For Delegates, Speakers & Partners

13.25    Informal Peer-To-Peer Discussions

A) Line Manager Comms Note 

Matt Good, Communications Manager, Lloyds Banking Group

 

 

B) Budgets

C) Agile

D) Video

E) Social Media

13.45 Afternoon Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks

Adrian Cox, Global Head of Communications, Deutsche Bank International Private Bank

 

 

Andrew Whyte, Director of Communications, Financial Conduct Authority

CULTURE, HEALTH & WELLBEING | PANEL DISCUSSION & Q&A

13.55 Raise Awareness, Reconnect Employees & Provide Health & Wellbeing Support To Encourage Open Conversations & Reignite Company Culture

  • Replace the ‘watercooler’ atmosphere: when face-to-face engagement and social interaction isn’t possible, how can other platforms be used to promote employee connection and wellbeing?
  • Nurture a supportive organisational culture to develop trust and communication to empower your staff to come forward and discuss their mental health and wellbeing
  • In times of uncertainty and change, keep your employees connected to your organisation’s vision and culture by fostering a culture of trust and transparency

Kate McFerran, Director of Communications, LNER

 

 

Stephanie Jones, Head of Communications, Natures Way Foods

 

 

Carol Brown, Communication & Engagement, Studio Retail Limited

 

 

Nazaneen Challawala-Hatimi, Head of Leadership Communications, UK & Europe, General Insurance, AIG

Ann Hood, Head of Internal Communications & CSR, Aegon UK

 

 

Emma Henderson, Head of Employee Communications, Siemens Plc

 

 

Anne-Marie Griffiths, Head of Internal Comms & Engagement, DHL

 

 

Richard Stanbury, Head of Employee Relations, Direct Line Group

METRICS & MEASUREMENT

14.25 Maximise Effective Measurement Tools & Techniques To Showcase The Success Of Your Internal Comms Strategies & Refine Strategies To Ignite Real Change

  • Listen and respond! Harness employee listening and funnel employee feedback into the business by effectively analysing your comms strategies with right tools and metrics
  • Build a proactive measurement process to ensure your insights are accurate, up-to-date and drive improvements
  • Take advantage of the digital workplace: how to track, measure and monitor impact to give you the numbers you need to take into the boardroom

Rachel Tolhurst, Head of Corporate Communications, Amey

 

 

14.45 Bonus Session; Reserved For Exclusive Conference Partner

CRISIS COMMS | PANEL DISCUSSION & Q&A

15.20 Change, Disruption & Uncertainty – Lessons Learnt From COVID-19: The Impact On Internal Communications & How Can We Use This Experience To Future-Proof Strategies & Bolster Business Resiliency?

  • When crisis hits! Explore challenges faced, overcome and lessons learnt from COVID-19 and how we can build resilient strategies now to help with future crises
  • From furloughed employees, frontline workers and those working from home, how can you continue to keep employees informed, safe and productive throughout disruption?
  • Back to business needn’t mean back to old habits! Use moments of uncertainty to drive innovation in the business and implement a new, positive culture in the aftermath of change

Alyson Davis, Formerly Colleague Engagement & Communications Manager, Boots UK

 

 

Joanna Newark, Senior Director, Global Communications, Avon

 

 

Donna Lloyd, Head of Communication Business Partners, Airbus Commercial

 

 

Louise Fernley, Communications Director for Europe, AB InBev

 

 

 

 

15.50 Afternoon Refreshment Break With Informal Networking

Ben Wilkie, Head of Internal Communications, Royal Mail Group

 

 

Paul Wheeler, UKI Corporate Communications Director & European Media Strategy Director, Kellogg's

 

 

Kyla Lacey-Davidson, Head of Internal Engagement & Comms, Stroke Association

 

 

Matthew Knowles, Head of Employee Communications, Thames Water

CONTENT & STORYTELLING | DOUBLE PERSPECTIVE

16.20 Embrace Creativity In Your Content Strategies For Authentic Stories & A Truly Connected, Engaged Workforce

  • Guarantee sky-high engagement with creative content strategies which truly resonate with your workforce
  • Understand the importance of board-level buy-in and evaluation to build your storytelling strengths
  • In a world where ever more employees are remote, is user generated content key to staying connected to the organisation and its core values and culture?

16.20 Deborah Copeland, Head of Internal Communications, BT

 

 

16.40 Yvonne O’Hara, Head of Internal Communication, Metropolitan Police Service

COMMUNICATING CHANGE

17.00 Design A Transparent, Robust, Business-Critical Change Communications Strategy Which Engages Employees During Times Of Uncertainty

  • Cultivate resilient change strategies to foster increased productivity, creativity and empower your workforce
  • Remain agile and innovative in times of unprecedented change by establishing clear and consistent comms strategies which strengthen employee morale
  • Avoid change fatigue by preparing, shaping and encouraging a vision which will adapt to change with the right tools and skillsets

17.20 Afternoon Co-Chairs’ Closing Remarks & Official Close Of Conference

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