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Engaging volunteers is key to organisational success

Engaging volunteers is key to organisational success

Last April at a CIPR Council meeting, I was given approval to progress with research amongst the 300 volunteers who work year-round to assist the CIPR in its purpose and objectives, to advance professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public. Having served as a volunteer for a number of years, as a Scottish committee member, Scottish Chair, and on Board and currently Council, I ‘get’ everything about the organisation and the work expected and indeed carried out by the volunteer community. After all, it’s an organisation for members and run by members. After setting up a small working group, three objectives were […]

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What does CIPR membership mean to me?

What does CIPR membership mean to me?

  CIPR Inside committee member, Trudy Lewis, shares why she became a member of CIPR and why you should consider joining if you haven’t done so already. I love being part of a group, a collective; like-minded people who understand what I’m talking about. Being involved with CIPR provides all that and more. I joined CIPR as a student, took a break and felt it important to sign up again once I started to work in the industry. When I studied PR I had little knowledge about the industry so as a student I felt it was important to learn from the main industry body. What I found was an […]

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Welcome to the 2017/18 CIPR Inside Committee year!

Welcome to the 2017/18 CIPR Inside Committee year!

Welcome to the 2017/18 CIPR Inside Committee year! I’m delighted to be back in the Chair seat and really excited about what we can do for our members this year. We have been listening. Listening through industry research and listening to those on the committee who are championing the work for you, our members. Here you can find out more about the Committee leading the plans for 2017/18 and I will do a blog every month about what we are up to. Our first committee meeting is 5 April so I will be back after that to tell you more about our plans for the year and what you can […]

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Engagement In Action

Engagement In Action

Paul Summerhill, Vice Chair for CIPR Inside, shares his view of how we all work together to do what we do as a group for the profession. Over to Paul:   I had been really looking forward to last week’s CIPR Inside Conference for internal communication and it didn’t disappoint. There have already been a number of articles, blogs and posts in the build up to the event itself, but I wanted to share a ‘behind the scenes’ perspective. A sell-out, it’s one of the many events that we as the CIPR Inside committee organise throughout the year to bring internal comms folks together to celebrate successes – and often share our […]

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Top tips for communicating internally within professional services

Top tips for communicating internally within professional services

Our committee members regularly share their experience with us here. Today we hear from Natasha Gonsalves who works at Linklaters. Over to Natasha:   Professional services firms provide specialist business support (eg. accounting, legal services, management advice) to businesses and organisations such as large corporations, small businesses or governments. Some of the key characteristics of professional services firms include: – may be a partnership ie. the firm’s owners (partners) work within the firm – serves a range of clients such as large corporations and government organisations – may traditionally be hierarchical in structure – likely to adopt a highly professional approach to conducting business   These specific characteristics influence the communication […]

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New committee for 2016

New committee for 2016

On Tuesday 15 March 2016 we held our AGM, voted in the new committee and group update at CIPR Russell Square. We had nearly 40 internal communication professionals and CIPR members join us on the night so there was lots of lively discussion as we started the evening, then we covered some of the key work from the group over the last year and we heard from Jason MacKenzie, President Elect for CIPR about his vision for the organisation.   You can see the slides here. Then we got to the business of nominations and voting for the key committee officers. Without a Chair, Secretary or Treasurer the groups cannot […]

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