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FutureNet is the first and only network of its kind dedicated to supporting the development of the internal communication profession and its future leaders.


Our purpose

FutureNet exists in order to provide a safe space for the existing pool of emerging IC talent to connect and learn from one another; to increase awareness of internal communication as a career of choice; and to champion the importance of a more diverse and inclusive profession for the future. 


Who is it for?

The FutureNet network is open to IoIC members who have three years or less experience in internal communication as we feel that it is important to provide IC newcomers with a safe space where they can ask questions, learn, develop and feel supported by their peers. However, we recognise the passionate desire of all internal communication practitioners to drive the development of this important profession and so we call upon anyone who has an interest in supporting FutureNet initiatives to become involved. 


Why should I join the network?
Why should I encourage my team to join the network?
Become part of a community and meet like-minded professionals who are at a similar stage in their career Ensure your team is up to date with industry insights and upcoming trends
Build your skills and experience by having the opportunity to organise events, produce content, deliver presentations and speak with industry experts Benefit from innovative ideas gained from discussion and the sharing of ideas which can be implemented in the organisation
Be part of shaping the future of the internal communication profession Demonstrate your commitment to your team's professional development 
Receive career advice and have early access to opportunities for progression Raise awareness of your organisation as a great place to work, learn and develop


To apply to join the network, please complete the online application form. For more information contact [email protected]. Please note that you must be a member of the IoIC in order to join the FutureNet network. Non-members are more than welcome to attend FutureNet events for a nominal fee. If you feel that you meet the FutureNet criteria - an internal communicator with less than three years experience - please email [email protected] to find out about subsidised IoIC membership. 

  • 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...
  • 14th June 2022
    After over 20 years of working in internal comms, Jo Bland, head of strategic engagement and internal communications at NHS Digital, has received a Fellowship in the profession. She tells us why...
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