Social media, innovation and values – all three are hot topics in internal comms at the moment, and they will all feature in an event being staged by Mandarin Kite for the IoIC South region.
‘Game Changers’ will be a morning event on Tuesday May 22 and will take place near Winchester. It will feature three speakers and will also offer a chance to catch up, network and debate with other internal communicators.
Leading the discussions will be:
Sarah Hodges: a co-author of Social Media in the Workplace, a 15,000-word report produced for the Institute, she works as an IC consultant for Ernst & Young and was among the first graduates of the IoIC’s Advanced Diploma. Sarah will talk about the use of social media in the workplace, offering case studies, opinions and predictions.
Matt Hampshire (right): a storyteller and strategist who’s worked all over the world with big name agencies and blue-chip brands, Matt is a director at Mandarin Kite. His presentation is titled The Value of Values and he will ask just how meaningful are those corporate values adopted by big business?
Antony Purnell: as customer strategy & innovation manager at B&Q, Antony set up an ‘innovation hub’ over the past three years to kick-start the innovation process within the company. He will provide a real-life case study - both successes and pitfalls - of creating a more innovative culture among B&Q’s 32,000 employees.
Game Changers will kick off at 9.30am but attendees will be welcome from 8.30am for breakfast and networking, and the event will run until 12noon.
The cost will be £10 for IoIC members (£35 for non-members) and it will be held at the offices of Mandarin Kite in Upham, near Winchester.
Regional Director Mark Hill said: “The Regional Committee is working hard to put on the type of activities people asked for in last year’s survey.
“Mandarin Kite are well known for their engaging and creative approach to internal communication and I believe this innovative event is the sort of thing that members will find adds real value to their day job.
“It’s just one of the events being run by the IoIC South in 2012 – I hope you find something relevant and interesting that is close to where you live.”
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