Comms Academy has been a fixture in the public sector communications and PR calendar for over a decade. This year it takes place in the UK’s heart, Birmingham.
by Simon Jones
Here are 10 good reason why you should be in Birmingham for Comms Academy this year.
- Academy is the comms practitioner’s skills development of the year – last year 9 out of 10 people said it helped them get ahead in their career.
- The communications landscape is changing every year and we need new ideas and new skills to do our job and keep pace.
- It will help develop your skills across all areas of communications, including traditional media, new media, campaigns, internal comms, evaluation, community engagement and stakeholder engagement.
- It is a chance to meet like-minded people and create a support network – there will be more than 600 folk attending over two days from Whitehall, Town halls, NHS, police and fire.
- It will help you put science and innovation into what you do – for example by learning how to apply behaviour change techniques in your campaigns.
- It has the right blend between strategy and practical – from looking at how devolution is changing our world – through to tips like how to create the perfect film on your mobile.
- You will find out how public attitudes are changing – and what the modern challenges are when it comes to connecting with our communities and building trust.
- You will hear from the world’s leading lights on communications, including Alex Aiken, Rachel Miller and Professor Paul Willis to name but a few.
- It is being held in the beautiful buzzing city of Birmingham – and easy to reach from virtually any part of the UK!
- It is the once-in-a-year chance to immerse yourself in best practice, designed to help you sharpen your pencil and get ahead in your job.
…. and, one for the road….
It’s only £99 per day if you get in early – where else will you be able to learn from the world’s best at such a rock bottom price?
See you there?
You can sign up here
Simon Jones is chair of LGcommunications
image via Martin Pettitt