Able for the Top Table: Delivering and Demonstrating Business Impact

Able for the Top Table: Delivering and Demonstrating Business Impact

Using internal communication to maximise performance, realise potential, and raise productivity in organisations

Improving business performance is high on every senior leader's to do list. But it’s tough. In the UK especially, productivity is falling, it’s hard to get people with the right skills and many workers are running on empty. Organisations need to do things differently to compete and survive.

Effective internal communication can unlock better performance, providing focus, reducing complexity and ensuring people are involved and heard. 

This specialist 4-week programme run by 3 experts is an unmissable opportunity for internal communicators looking to have real business impact and drive improved performance in their organisations. 

The highly interactive programme will equip internal communicators with the skills and confidence required to seize this opportunity by having the right conversations with leaders and doing what is needed to deliver real business benefit.

Programme Learning Objectives

The programme has three simple objectives. It will equip internal communicators to:

  • Say the right things - make a confident and compelling case for internal communication as a key business differentiator  
  • Do the right things - focus on the big impact internal communication ‘levers’ of performance
  • Demonstrate impact - apply learning to real business challenges faced by their organisations and measure its effectiveness.

Who is the programme for?

The course is best suited to those working at Levels 2 and 3 of the Profession Map who are looking to further develop the role of internal communication in driving forward business performance and success. 

How the Programme will work

There will be 4 two-hour online sessions over 4 weeks: every Thursday 10am - 12pm (18 April - 9 May 2024).

The periods between the modules will allow time to reflect on and apply what is covered with the support of coaching partners. 

The sessions will cover:

  • Session One, 18 April 2024: Communication as a key lever of high performance – what high performance is, why it’s important, how to enable it and how to talk about it with confidence
  • Session Two, 25 April 2024: Achieving clarity and focus – keeping things simple, using available ‘airtime’ and establishing shared objectives
  • Session Three, 2 May 2024: Engage people in high performance – building personal confidence, getting on people’s wavelength, helping them understand their role and recognising contribution
  • Session Four, 9 May 2024: Creating the environment for high performance – building trust, keeping people involved and sustaining personal learning

What makes the Programme powerful?

  1. It’s run by 3 seasoned specialists with practical experience of influencing senior leaders and helping them translate strategy in action – and a few battle scars.
  2. It has coaching at its core and aims to help each participant develop their own approach and apply the principles discussed in the way that best suits their own organisations.
  3. It’s practical and usable – the key principle is everything covered must be realistic and applicable.

Additional Benefits

Additional benefits include:  

  • Participants will be matched into coaching partners, allowing them to build core skills and support peer development  
  • Pre and post course access to Canvas, the IoIC's online learning environment, where participants will find all course materials and be able to engage with their fellow participants through forum discussions
  • Examples of good practice from a range of organisations
  • Opportunity to discuss/test own practice and challenges
  • A network of like-minded professionals to connect with and learn from
  • Eight CPD points for IoIC Members.

Please note that we use Zoom for our online courses. Please ensure that you are able to access this system where you are based before booking your place. All times are UK. 

Cathryn  Barnard

Cathryn Barnard

Director, Working the Future

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Susan  Lewes-Daley

Susan Lewes-Daley

Leadership Coaching Specialist

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Dominic  Walters

Dominic Walters

Leadership Communication Specialist

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