Category: CPD

Shaping Government’s Internal Communications – #CareerWins with Tom Warwick

Perceptions of public relations are changing. Nowhere is that more strongly evidenced than in the Government’s Communications Services (GCS). The GCS are positioned at the heart of the government’s ambition to provide economic security, protect national security and extend opportunity.

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How to write newsletters people actually want to read

By Lorraine Forrest-Turner, CIPR trainer and freelance copywriter Too many newsletters are boring, preachy and inaccessible. The publishers assume people will read them because it tells them things they need to know about the organisation. But just because someone should

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Are you making the most of the summer slow down?

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It’s that time of year again. Colleagues are taking it in turns to head off to the sun, the roads are noticeably quieter and everything is scheduled to start happening again in September ‘when everyone’s back’. Sound familiar? As a

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Knowledge is power

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What do Chateau Pavie Wine, pig farming and Marcel Duchamp’s urinal all have in common? If you said they are all prizes in The Generation Game, you would only be half-right. The correct answer is that they are all wise

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Summer reading

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As the summer holidays stretch out before us and some of us pack our bags to escape it all to recharge our batteries, it’s a great time to grab a book, get reading and refuel your brain. If you’re looking

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New Professional PR Diploma emphasises comms with a purpose & reflective learning

By Kevin Ruck We are launching the new CIPR Professional PR Diploma in October 2016.  I was part of the  syllabus review group and this is how we went about updating it. The CIPR’s flagship qualification, the PR Diploma, has

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Soak up the #SummerofCPD

This week we kicked off the 2016 #SummerofCPD – it’s all about getting PR pros to invest their summer downtime in their professional development. Why bother? Planet PR is an unpredictable place. New trends emerge, disciplines converge and best practice

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It’s all about people

Yesterday I presented at the CIPR Council meeting, the third of the year, to my fellow Council colleagues. We’re all elected to Council on a two year term. We are volunteers and as far as we’re concerned, it’s all about people. People

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Public relations: grow up or get out

16 personal challenges for public relations practitioners at PR Festival, and elsewhere. I’m at the PR Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland this morning. The two day event has been curated and hosted by local agency boss Laura Sutherland. You can follow

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Posted in CPD, Internal Comms, Public Relations, Social Media

Reflections on becoming chartered

It is just over a week since I went through the challenge of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) chartered day. In a week there will be a group of very nervous people on the next chartered day in

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