Join us at our next free, half-day event for internal comms professionals. Learn, be inspired, and network with like-minded individuals through insightful sessions and creative workshops. Be part of our extraordinary community that redefines communications. Don't miss out on the exciting surprises and special guests we have in store!
At Comms Club you will:
Gain Insight from other communicators about their experiences, journeys, learnings and successes.
Join interactive sessions, lead by IC professionals, to solve your key challenges together
Get your burning questions answered during our fireside chats and customer panels
Plenty of networking opportunities over tea, coffee and after event drinks!
Manchester Hall, 36 Bridge St, Greater, Manchester M3 3BT
November 2, 202313:0019:00
In Manchester, we'll be joined by:
StaffbaseSenior Communications Consultant
Customer Marketing ManagerStaffbase
Access GroupEmployee Communications and Engagement Business Partner
During this interactive event we'll be discussing various topics including:
Keynote: Trends in Internal Communication
This keynote will deep dive into Internal Comms trends, presented by our very own Lottie Bazley.
Fireside Chat: with Advita Patel - Founder of Comms Rebel
We are thrilled to be joined by Advita Patel, in this fireside chat we'll deep dive into her experience as an internal communicator and her career journey to supporting organisations and starting her own consultancy. Come prepared with your burning questions! Advita is a seasoned expert in internal communication and employee experience. As the founder of CommsRebel, she has helped numerous organisations cultivate inclusive cultures,through the power of effective communication. With more than two decades worth of experience, Advita is committed to helping leaders understand how communication can transform cultures so their colleagues can thrive rather than just survive.
Workshop: How to build a culture of inclusivity through the power of trust
In this session, Advita will unravel the significance of trust, illuminating its transformative impact on building connections and promoting collaboration. You will discover the key elements of the trust equation and unlock the secrets to cultivating trust among individuals and teams.. Advita will also share what communication trust pitfalls to avoid and equip you with valuable insights on how to address them effectively. By doing so, you will feel confident in how you can create a safe and inclusive space where every voice is heard and valued. There will be some thought-provoking discussions which will challenge your understanding of trust and its vital role in fostering inclusivity. You will leave this workshop with practical strategies and actionable steps helping to lead the way towards a culture where everyone feels a true sense of inclusion.
Workshop: How to use inclusive language to create an inclusive culture
This session covers topics such as; how do you reflect / change the culture of your organisation in the language you use? How can you make sure the language you’re using is inclusive? How do you make this consistent and routine? How can you use language to influence employees, such as on change journeys? How do you make sure all communicators in the business (including middle managers and C-Suite) are using your company tone of voice? And much more… The session will be run by our Customer Marketing Manager, Lauren Burgess.
Customer Experience: Kate Bowyer, Access Group
In this session you'll hear from our Kate Bowyer, Employee Communications & Engagement Business Partner at Access Group, who will share insights into the challenges the communications team faced and why an Employee App was a solution for them, the steps they took to launching it and the success' to date. You will also hear about 'The Buzz' Access' digital global news.
Kate is passionate about inspiring change through storytelling, making things simpler, easier, and more inclusive! Dyslexic Thinking Pioneer, Elevating Internal Comms for Success, global alignment and hugely passionate about people, culture and outcomes! With 20 Years in The Police with roles inclusing Comms Manager, 3 Years at Buzz Bingo – creating Zingo – the amazing internal App – that connected the business and now 3 Years at The Access Group working globally in internal comms and engagement.
...and plenty of networking!
The event is all about the internal communications community coming together to network and learn from experts and each other. We have ensured plenty of networking time during the agenda. Starting with networking and introduction time during registration, a half hour coffee break and after event drinks!
Previous Comms Club attendees include...
IC professionals from:
Is there a cost to join Comms Club?
There is no cost to join.
Can I register for more than one location?
Yes! If you would like to join us at multiple locations, simply fill out a new form for each city.
Can I attend virtually or will recordings be made available after?
No, all sessions will be in-person only and will not be recorded. We look forward to seeing you in your local city and hope you can join us!
What COVID-related protocols will be in place?
Comms Club will adhere to any and all locally mandated COVID protocols. In line with current rules, attendees will not be required to show proof of vaccination or negative COVID test at any event. Masks will be optional.
Please note this guidance is subject to change at any time. This section will be updated as necessary to reflect any changes and registrants will be notified in advance of each event.
Who do I notify if I have a dietary restriction?
There will be vegetarian, gluten free and vegan options available. If you suffer from a food allergy please get in touch with the team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.