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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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Ask the Guru: The challenges of being a creative communicator

Ask the Guru: The challenges of being a creative communicator

In partnership with Alive with ideas our next Ask The Guru event will be: ‘In therapy – the challenges of being a creative communicator’ Being creative in a disrupted day, with pressures on project timelines, resources and budgets can be a challenge in itself. But this doesn’t get any easier when we add stakeholders and internal customers/clients in the mix. We will discuss all these challenges and explore how we can work within these to remain creative and maintain an open mind to doing things differently. The session will consist of a short kick off presentation and then we’ll dive into some discussion and creative activities to get us thinking […]

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#Insidestory awards 2017 shortlist announced!

#Insidestory awards 2017 shortlist announced!

We are really excited to announce the shortlist for the #insidestory awards 2017. Congratulations to everyone who entered this year’s #insidestory awards, the standard was excellent making judging even harder than last year. If you have been shortlisted then make sure you buy your ticket to join us on Thursday 23 February to find out if you will be walking away with a coveted #insidestory award! Early bird tickets are available until 3 February, so make sure you get your ticket today! Best Internal Communication campaign Large Bupa Carillion plc Community Integrated Care ING Bank N.V. Small KCOM SGN Ltd   Best example of an Employee Engagement Programme Community Integrated Care […]

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Summer reading

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 for something that also gives you some fresh ideas for work and earns you some CPD points, check out this list of recommended reads from some of our community. If you’ve got a recommendation to share, please send us a note on email on twitter, include the title, author, your name and a brief couple of sentences of why you recommended this title. We’ll add your’s to the list.   […]

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All I want for Christmas is my completed CPD…

All I want for Christmas is my completed CPD…

As we come to the end of the year, it’s a time to tie up loose ends and prepare for a year ahead. Jo Twiselton our committee member who looks after CPD has shared this blog post with us ahead of the festive break.   Over to Jo:   In just a couple of weeks, we’ll be welcoming in a brand new year. I’m madly finishing off projects so that I can relax over the festive period (as I know many other people are), but I still have my CIPR CPD (Continuous Professional Development) on my ‘to do’ list. I need to get on with it as the deadline to complete is 29th […]

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