Advanced learning to boost your skills and leadership potential 

IoIC Masterclasses have been designed to deliver advanced learning and development for senior communicators. They equip you with the skills, knowledge and tools to tackle strategic and leadership challenges. 

Coaching Skills Masterclass

In today's organisations, leaders who want to be seen as authentic and trustworthy need to get better at connecting with others, communicating with them personally rather than relying on professional communicators to do it for them. 
This one-day masterclass is aimed at communication professionals who already have a good working relationship with their senior organisational leaders and have the mandate to help them become more impactful. It will benefit communicators who are keen to develop their coaching skills and who want to be seen as communication business partners.  Participants will leave the class with:
  • A deeper understanding of why coaching is key to influencing leader communication
  • Practical coaching models to take away and use
  • Confidence in their own ability to use a coaching approach
  • Practical ways of dealing with their real-life leadership challenges
The Coaching Masterclass is led by Sheila Hirst, prinicpal of Omiliahirst and with 25 years' experience in comms at SMEs and corporates. To find out more and book your place on the next masterclass, running on 24 October, click here 

Speaking Truth to Power: Creating a Speak-Up Culture

Creating a ‘speak up culture’ is now a pressing strategic imperative for many organisations. Ensuring employees can challenge malpractice and therefore prevent tragedy and corporate disaster is one reason. Enabling employees to offer ideas in an ever-increasing competitive environment is another.

But many approaches aimed at improving dialogue and upward / downward communication are simplistic and superficial. Managers wonder why, when they say their ‘door is always open’ nobody comes through it. This workshop reports on eight years of research examining the reality of dialogue in organisational settings, focusing on an employee’s moment of choice about whether to speak up. By exploring what goes on in this decision it is possible to see how employees might improve the way they speak up and leaders might significantly improve the way they invite the opinions of others. 
The Speaking Truth to Power masterclass will cover:
  • Why the 'speak up culture' is such an important issue now
  • What factors influence the decision on whether to speak up - and why employees stay silent
  • How leaders, often inadvertently, silence their employees - and how they can encourage speaking up
  • What organisational interventions can improve levels of speaking up

This one-day Masteclass is led by Megan Reitz, author of Organizational Dialogue: Developing Relational Leadership and Associate Professor of Leadership and Dialogue at Ashridge Executive Education. Look out for 2018 masterclass dates coming soon.


Neuroscience: The Science Behind Effective Employee Engagement & Change

Neuroscience is revealing how behaviour originates in the brain. This knowledge gives communication and engagement practitioners a deeper and clearer understanding of how to support teams, drive engagement and enable effective change. The learning from our colleagues in the science community is shining a light on how behaviour and mindset matters, how the right environments create the best ideas and how language, consistency and emotion all play a leading role. As communication practitioners, we now have the evidence to support what we have always instinctively understood.

This interactive one-day masterclass is designed to introduce participants to the principles of neuroscience and its implications for communication and engagement within the business.
The Neuroscience Masterclass will cover:
  • The latest research from neuroscience, explaining how the brain operates and what helps and hinders powerful communication and effective engagement
  • How to create and maintain work environments that aencourage innovation, creativity and effective collaboration, exploring the importance of culture and trust
  • How to promote wellbeing, improve resilience and reduce stress in the workplace, increasing motivation, engagement and retention.
The Neuroscience Masterclass is run by Deborah Hulme, a thought-leader and practitioner in employee engagement and behavioural change. Deborahe is trained in NLP, neuroscience and coaching and has over 20 years' experience shaping and delivering complex engagement programmes. To find out more and to book your place on the next course, running on 13 September in Edinburgh, click here


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