The IoIC has joined forces with employee communication and engagement specialist, Gatehouse, to create Accelerate.

Accelerate is a fast track learning and development programme designed to enable internal communicators to translate organisational objectives into meaningful communication strategy. 

A four-day masterclass covering the fundamentals of strategic internal communication, Accelerate equips practitioners with the learning they need to add even more value to their organisation and build their reputation as trusted advisors. Accelerate is fast-paced, interactive and pragmatic with a focus on equipping delegates with the skills and knowledge needed to deliver practical solutions in their workplace, whilst also exploring the vital theory. Drawing on Gatehouse’s pioneering work in bitesize learning, Accelerate makes the best possible use of practitioners’ time, helping them to achieve their potential and organisational objectives.

Click here to visit the Accelerate website for more information, or download the Accelerate brochure.


Who will benefit?

With a focus on delivering value-adding, strategically-focussed internal communication, Accelerate is an intermediate-level programme aimed at aspiring professionals with one to five years' of IC experience.


What it will cover?

Accelerate is run as two separate two-day programmes:

Accelerate Part 1
: covers the foundations of strategic internal communication

Accelerate Part 2: is focussed on driving change, demonstrating value and becoming a trusted advisor.

Practical exercises, group discussions, case studies and real-life stories from the trainers' and delegates' own experiences are used throughout to bring the theory to life. Each course has 6 interactive modules (12 modules for the full programme), as follows:
Accelerate 1: The foundation of strategic internal communication

  • The fundamentals of IC planning
  • Hardwiring comms to organisational goals
  • Advance audience segmentation
  • Making your messages stick
  • Choosing and using the right channels
  • Creativity for communicators

Accelerate 2: Driving change, demonstrating value and becoming a trusted advisor

  • Managing and tracking communication projects
  • Research and evaluation
  • The fundamentals of change communication
  • Leading organisations through transition
  • Driving engagement through leaders and line managers
  • Becoming a trusted advisor

Where does Accelerate take place?

Accelerate takes place at our partner, Gatehouse's, venue in central London over two blocks of two days, which can also be taken in seperate parts. 

Alternatively, the programme can also be delivered in-house to ensure the whole team benefits from learning. For more information

Upcoming Dates

  • Accelerate 1: 16 - 17 June 2020
  • Accelerate 2: 30 June - 1 July 2020

Fees & Booking



IoIC Member


Accelerate 1

£1,500 + VAT

£1,750 + VAT

Accelerate 2

£1,500 + VAT

£1,750 + VAT

Full Programme

£2,750 + VAT

£3,000 + VAT

Follow the links below to book for either part 1 or 2 or the complete programme:


Or to discuss your booking please call 01908 237 564 or email [email protected]

Before booking your place on the programme, please ensure you have viewed our terms and conditions of booking.





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