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The Masters in Internal Communication Management is delivered by a highly respected and experienced team who have been involved in the programme since its inception.

Course Director – Liz Cochrane

Liz managed communication for major companies within the utility and pharmaceutical sectors before moving into consultancy and training. She now combines her role as Course Director with being the director of a small employee research company. Liz is a Director for the Institute of Internal Communication, with responsibility for professional development (accreditation).   
Unit Leader – Jenny Davenport

Jenny’s main work is as a management consultant, working not only on internal communication issues, but more widely on relationships at work, senior management and employer brand projects. Now freelance, Jenny was formerly Managing Director of People in Business. Jenny has degrees in history, law and psychology and a Masters in Organisational Behaviour.

Unit Leader – Domna Lazidou

Domna has a background as a practitioner and academic, and is an expert in culture, engagement and change communication in complex, multicultural organisations. Domna combines consultancy with leading a unit for the Masters and also teaching intercultural communication for business and the professions at the University of Warwick, drawing from the research she did for her PhD.   Domna has designed and runs two popular training courses for the Institute of Internal Communication: Communicating for Culture Change and Engaging Employees in times of uncertainty.

Unit Leader - Ranjit Sidhu

Ranjit is passionate about supporting people to make change happen in their organisations. As a consultant and trainer, she provides practical support and guidance to organisations, so they can effectively communicate and engage people in delivering successful projects and change initiatives that achieve the results they want. Ranjit wrote the Communication and Engagement chapter in the 'Effective Change Manager’s Handbook' and her own book, 'Titanic lessons in project leadership – effective communication and team building'. Ranjit is an alumni of the programme with Solent University. 

Unit Leader - Oli Howard

Oli's main work is with the CIPD, the body for HR and the wider people profession, where he leads on the development of the institute's membership offering. He has previously worked in senior communication roles for government and non-profit organisations, with a strong focus on internal communication. He is an alumni of the programme with Kingston University, having graduated with Distinction in 2012.

What are the benefits of the Masters?

I was given lots of tools and practical guidance that I was able to instantly put into practice – right from the first day – and the support provided by the tutors was amazing.
Vanessa Clandfield, Internal Communications Manager, Informa

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