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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 will it cover?

Accelerate is run as two separate two-day programmes:

Accelerate Part One
: covers the foundations of strategic internal communication

Accelerate Part Two: 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), plus, from September 2020, a brand new module on managing internal communication in a post-Coronavirus world, as follows:
Accelerate Part One: The foundations of strategic internal communication

  • The Fundamentals of IC Planning
  • Hardwiring IC to Organisation Goals
  • Advance Audience Segmentation
  • Making Your Messages Stick
  • Choosing and Using the Right Channels
  • Creativity for Communicators

Accelerate Part Two: 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
  • New for 2020: Managing Internal Communication in a Post-Coronavirus World


Where does Accelerate take place?

From September 2020, the Accelerate programme will be delivered virtually via interactive webinars and online discussions and exercises, meaning you can join from anywhere acoss the UK and Europe. 

Upcoming Dates

  • Accelerate Part One: 29 - 30 September 2020
  • Accelerate Part Two: 13 - 14 October 2020

Fees & Booking



IoIC Member


Accelerate 1

£1,250 + VAT

£1,500 + VAT

Accelerate 2

£1,250 + VAT

£1,500 + VAT

Full Programme

£2,250 + VAT

£2,750 + VAT

Follow the links below to book for either part one, two, 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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