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The IoIC's Masters programme has been a highlight in my career

From the first time I contacted the IoIC about their Masters programme, I felt like I'd found my tribe! Although I'd been away from formal education for 20+ years, I was made feel welcome and included. Is this a lot of work? Yes, it is. However, expectations are clear from the outset and the tutoring team offered me their constant support. Did I en...
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It's a lot of time, money and effort: so, is the IoIC Masters really worth doing?

Spoiler alert – in my opinion it is! But why should you take my word for it? Before I put this blog together (my first ever!), I did what I usually do when faced with a task – I looked at how the best do it, to see what nuggets I can recycle *cough* steal. Almost all suggested you should share your experiences honestly and authentically, so the rea...
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Garner support and trust in yourself for an insightful, immersive experience

I had extensive experience of writing communications plans for large scale technology rollouts: campaign planning and audience considerations were really important facets of the work I did, but these were always limited to projects. As a consultant I would swoop in with frameworks of how organisational changes would impact employees, with lots of c...
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My Masters has given me the knowledge and confidence to have better discussions with senior managers

When deciding whether to take on the challenge of a Masters degree on top of a full time job and a busy life, asking yourself why is a very good place to start. For me it was a solidify my career change and gain a deep understanding of internal comms. I have built my career doing press relations and PR but in the last couple of years I switched to ...
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IoIC Masters in Internal Communication Management (2019)

Time has truly flown by since I handed in my final Masters assignment in September 2019. In fact, looking back, the entire 12-month programme passed so quickly that combining it with full time work now feels far more achievable than perhaps it did at the time! In my hybrid internal communications and employer branding role at the Italian energy com...
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Back to the books - why study for an internal communications qualification?

How often do you take the opportunity to stop and think about why you're doing what you're doing? As internal communicators, now more than ever, circumstances often dictate that we work reactively and at high speed, with limited chance to reflect. The IoIC's Advanced Diploma of Proficiency in Internal Communications offers you a unique opportunity ...
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I soon began to see that this Masters would be a worthwhile commitment

My ten years of experience in internal comms roles was sprinkled with knowledge I had gained by working with other IC experts, a conference or two, or the classic way I tend to learn – from mistakes. I was pretty good at what I did, doing it for one of the most famous names in the UK but, if I'm honest, I always felt like I was missing something – ...
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And at the end, you'll have a fantastic academic qualification that will set you apart

I've worked in internal communications for over 15 years, and was pretty confident that I had a level of knowledge and expertise that meant I was doing a good job. However, when an email landed in my inbox about studying for a Masters in Internal Communication, it sparked an interest immediately. I've always been incredibly passionate about de...
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What difference does an IC qualification make?

I currently work for one professional body and volunteer for another, so you won't be surprised that I think professional standards and vocational qualifications are important things. Both organisations (the CIPD and the IoIC) are dependent upon lots of people agreeing with me in order to function. But I don't believe this because I am involved in ...
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Back to school: My Masters in Internal Communications Management

"I first heard about the IoIC's Masters in Internal Communication Management last year when I was Googling internal comms qualifications. I attended the programme's launch event back in June, where I met Jenny and Liz who are two of the tutors, some programme alumni and lots of other potential students.  After finding out how the course might ...
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  • 5th July 2022
    Here we are, back at the stunning Goosedale in Nottingham, for our second IoIC Festival. It's our own Glastonbury with legends of IC performing across all our zones – presenting,...
  • 28th June 2022
    Head of membership at CIPD and former IoIC board member Oli Howard has recently joined our impressive list of internal communicators who have received Fellowships. Here, he shares some valuable...
  • 21st June 2022
    Our latest IoIC Fellow Joanna Parsons, head of internal communications & culture with teamwork, discusses overcoming a case of imposter syndrome, being a “silo surfer” and the impact...
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