Overview

Taking internal comms to the next level - advising the business on authentic, relevant and empathetic communications to create belonging and engagement

Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 November 2022, London


There can be no doubt that internal communications has earned its place in the sun over the last few years. It’s become an important way to share transparent, reassuring, caring, motivating and sometimes urgent communications with employee wellbeing at their heart.


So while the spotlight still shines on your role, what could you do to transition out of crisis mode?


How do you become a long-term trusted adviser to your business?


And what steps can you take to arrest the growing trend towards disengagement and attrition afflicting workplaces everywhere?


At PR-Week’s Strategic Internal Communications conference, taking place on 22-23 November 2022, our panel of energising speakers will inspire you to bring a sense of ‘fun’ back to your workplace to create a meaningful employee experience that makes your employees want to come to work.


At the same time, our thought leaders will address serious issues around:

  • embedding diversity and inclusion
  • the future of your workplace
  • managing your executive communications

and how you can reasonably support your employees through the cost of living crisis by showing empathy without overstepping. They will also explain how you can mediate ethically between your leadership and employees.


Join our community of internal comms professionals in November so you can feel supported in what can often be a lonely role.


Don’t miss the opportunity to propel your own career forward with our dedicated career advancement workshop on day two.


You’ll also be able to take part in workshops on encouraging belonging and engagement on day one.


Book your place by 7 October to save £100 and secure your ticket to levelling up your internal communications.

Reasons to attend:

  • Motivate and inspire your employees during a period of widespread disengagement, with fun, relevant and authentic communications
  • Develop a meaningful employee experience that encourages your talent to stay
  • Build a genuine sense of belonging, community and connection within your hybrid working organisation
  • Predict the workplace of the future to optimise your channel mix
  • Support your employees through the cost of living crisis
  • Optimise staff wellbeing in a way that is empathic, reasonable and proportionate
  • Network with senior internal communications professionals from a diverse range of organisations to create the support you need
  • Supercharge your comms career with a career development workshop designed to provide you with a clear strategy to move forward

Key Themes

  • Transitioning your internal comms function from crisis management mode towards long term, strategic business partnering
  • Ensuring synthesis and consistency between your internal and external communications
  • Measuring the impact of your communications on employee engagement and retention, to prove the power of your function
  • Embedding diversity and inclusion in everything that you do
  • Getting the balance right - effectively managing your relationships with HR, PR and marketing and with other stakeholders
  • Delivering objective communications with equal share of voice
  • Adopting the right tone - understanding the importance of language, and especially inclusive language, in communications

Speakers 2022

Armand David
Corporate Affairs Director, BT
Dev Mistry
Global Internal Communications Manager, DICE
Annique Simpson
Internal Communications Manager, Taylor Wessing
Beatrice Ngalula Kabutakapua
Storytelling Consultant
Noha Al-Afifi
Director of Fundraising and Communications, Arthritis Action
Himangini Khanna
Global Head of People Engagement, Epidemic Sound
Kimberley-Marie Sklinar
Communications Manager, AutoProtect Group
Satnam Kaur
Director of Internal Communications and Engagement, Priory MEDIAN

Speaking opportunities
Please contact Leah Darbyshire via leah.darbyshire@haymarket.com.

Sponsorship opportunities
Please contact Jess on +44 7584507938 or jessica.wain@haymarket.com

General enquires
Please call +44 (0)20 8267 4011 or email conferences@haymarket.com.