IoIC Community

The place where internal communication professionals come to talk.

Welcome to the IoIC Community

This community is place where internal communication professionals come to talk.

We are delighted to introduce the IoIC’s Community platform. Hosted on the Discourse platform, it is designed to bring together members to share knowledge, engage in conversation and connect with each other.

Communities will replace the groups page(s) on the website. 

Alongside the community, the website also now has a member directory where members can opt-in to show their profile on the website and other members can send them direct messages (DM).

The community is split into categories and topics.

What is a Category?

A category is the overall subject of that forum, with some relevant subcategories. You can find a list below.

What is a Topic?

The topics are the strands of discussion within a category.

Currently, members can start topics within a category but not new categories. We will be monitoring the forums and will create new categories as and when needed.

Communities for you

Member Hub

This category is all about members to get to know other members:

  • Reach out for ad hoc advice
  • Introduce Yourself
  • Ask and Offer
  • Career Development


Communities of Practice

This is the place to connect about specific topic/practice area or trends:

  • AI
  • Channels
  • Purpose
  • Vision and Values
  • Leadership and Line Manager Comms


Regional Networks

The place to connect with other members where you live or work (or both!): Scotland; Northern England; Central England; Southern England; South West England; London; Wales; Ireland; UAE; International.

Where an area has a Network Lead these have been listed and will make themselves known on the group. For other areas, you are welcome to arrange informal meet-ups, but if an event needs IoIC support or is to be branded as IoIC, then please email the HQ team.


Sector Networks

The place to connect with other members working in your specific industry/sector.

For this community, we would encourage members to create topics for industries/sectors, then when enough people join in with that topic, we will create a category for that sector.


Career Stage Networks


This category is for members who have been working in internal communications for 3 or less years. This category is a safe space for FutureNet members to talk, network and collaborate.

Access to this category has been restricted to those members who have indicated they have 3 years or less experience on their profile, to change this go to: My account > edit profile > my details and scroll to the bottom to answer How many years have you worked in internal communication?


Fellows Hub

This is a group for members who have been awarded Fellowship Grade. This category is a safe space for Fellows to talk, network and collaborate.



Some tips

  • Click the pencil next to 'Categories' and you can select which categories you would like displayed so you can see them easily
  • You can set all your communication and notification preferences by going to the circle icon at the top right and clicking on the person's shadow
  • Discourse operates automatic spot checks on activity. If this happens your post may require approval. We will endeavour to approve posts within 48 hours (Mon-Fri)
  • When you write your first post, hints will come up on the right hand side. Click to exit this and you'll see how your post will appear on the site

Please do take the time to explore the platform – you will need to be an IoIC member and logged into the website to access it. 

Become a member and join the community

When you join IoIC you will be able to share knowledge, engage in conversation and connect with fellow internal communication professionals

Find out more


These are guidelines to keep the IoIC Community a kind, friendly place.

  • This is a community for IoIC members only

  • No sales/soliciting - this is not a place for pitching products/services. That said, if you have recommendations for things you’ve enjoyed using in your work, go ahead!

  • You can leave the group at any time

  • Be respectful – We all have different views and experiences so please be kind to each other and respect difference in opinions

  • We encourage discussion and debate and do not discriminate against any views, however we reserve the right to remove any content based on the following (and remove members who repeatedly post this content):

  1. Confidentiality – members must abide by the Chatham House Rule. Further to that, be mindful of people’s privacy; don’t share private information about other people without their permission
  2. No offensive posts: violent, obscene, profane, hateful or discriminatory (on the basis of race, colour ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexuality, disability, marriage status, social class, age etc.) comments or content
  3. Threats or defamation: Personal attacks or comments that threaten or defame any person or organisation
  4. Illegal content: Comments that suggest or encourage illegal activity
  5. Repetitive posts copied, pasted or posted
  6. Deceptive or misleading posts
  7. Vulgar language, posts/comments seen as offensive
  8. Intellectual property rights: Share video content, links, photographs, and text if have rights to it. If you don’t own it or don’t have permission, please don’t post it, but you can link out to it
  • If you see a problem, flag it - moderators reserve the right to remove any content and any user account for any reason at any time. Moderators do not preview new posts; IoIC take no responsibility for any content posted by the community

  • Terms of Service – these describe your (and our) behaviour and rights related to content, privacy, and laws. To use this service, you must agree to abide by our TOS

Please email [email protected] if you need to report any issues