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Recognising our qualified members from 2020

Completing a professional qualification or Master's degree is no mean feat at the best of times, but completing a professional qualification or Master's degree during a pandemic when your profession is more important and in demand than ever before? Now that's cause for celebration. This year, 39 IoIC members did exactly that and we want to cel...
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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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  • 24th September 2021
    Over 330 internal communication professionals attended the IoIC’s first in person Awards Dinner in two years, on Friday 24th September at The Brewery to celebrate the winners of...
  • 7th September 2021
    COVID-19 has triggered a universal re-evaluation of how we work. The 2020 pivot to remote working amplified a range of trends that had already begun to reshape 21st century business. The...
  • 19th August 2021
    The 2021 FEIEA Grand Prix awards are now open, celebrating more than 60 years of the best in European internal communications at a time when IC is more valued than ever. The IoIC is one of eight...
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