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The next generation of internal comms professionals will be given increased support to progress and build their knowledge and skills through a new network being launched by IoIC – the first of its kind.

FutureNet is aimed at people just starting on their IC journey and will be an essential component of IoIC’s dedicated offering to anyone entering the internal communication profession. Sarah Magee, IoIC professional development manager, says: “We want to increase the number of people working in internal comms – both young people joining the world of work, and others making a career change or moving into internal comms from a similar discipline. In order to motivate them to stay in IC and to prepare and protect the future of the profession, it’s important that they feel supported, promoted, developed and enabled.”


FutureNet’s mission is to support practitioners under the age of 30 and anyone of any age new to the world of internal comms through regular learning and networking events especially for them. FutureNet members will also get support to move up the career ladder, with expert guidance on topics such as preparing a CV and interview skills, as well as other advice through a careers clinic and jobshadowing opportunities.

The initiative will help build the next generation of senior leaders and managers who can continue to raise the profile and standards of IC, says Sarah. “We want to show them the positive contribution they can make to businesses and how they can continue the work of more experienced IC executives and managers in improving how employees are communicated with and increasing engagement and happiness in the workplace. We hope FutureNet will help develop future ambassadors for our industry.”


FutureNet will be managed and supported by IoIC and run by one chairperson and a committee of up to 10 members from the network, voted in by the other members. IoIC chief executive Jennifer Sproul says FutureNet will be critical to IoIC’s work to help members be the best they can be. “To be seen as the professional body driving the future of IC, we need to be continually encouraging and supporting the next generation of communicators. “There is nothing else like FutureNet  for young and aspiring internal comms people out there at the moment, and this will be hugely beneficial to the Institute and our overall strategy, and ultimately the entire profession.” 


For more information and to apply to join, please visit the FutureNet page or email [email protected]
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