How effective is the leadership communication in your organisation?
At H&H, we know from experience that the best leadership communication is inclusive, authentic, and compelling. It makes employees feel valued, appreciated, secure, and fired up – ready to give their all.
But we also know that it often presents a challenge for IC folk. This is backed up by multiple research studies, which highlight the desire amongst internal communicators to improve the leadership communication in their organisations.
Specifically, this has been ranked as a top priority for the industry for six years straight – whilst at the same time, a lack of line manager communication skills has been rated as its biggest challenge.
Which got us thinking, what could we
do to help?
So in 2018, we reached out to internal communications experts across the globe, inviting them to share their insights, ideas and know-how on how internal communicators can play their part in turning their senior leaders and managers into master communicators.
With pearls of wisdom gathered, we created a comprehensive and insightful report – a compendium of actionable strategies and pointers for IC professionals to take into their own organisations, to help create leadership comms that truly excite, inspire and engage.
Now downloaded by hundreds of internal comms practitioners across 41 countries, the report clearly demonstrates a strong desire within the IC community for support and guidance on transforming the effectiveness and impact of leadership communication.
It also became clear that there was a real appetite amongst the contributors to take the conversation further, by expanding on what they had to say and sharing even more invaluable expertise with practitioners across the globe.
And so, we got our heads together on how we could make this happen – and the first ever global online IC conference was born!
On the 29th May, this unique conference will bring together some of the very best internal communications and leadership experts for a day of inspiring talks, compelling conversation, and must-see content. Connecting the IC community, from all the corners of the globe.
You’ll expand your knowledge, have the chance to share your questions with the speakers and fellow practitioners, and discover invaluable insights about how to optimise leadership communication in your organisation.
You’ll also have the chance to discover further content and articles from additional contributors, giving you even more useful ideas on how to boost employee engagement in your organisation through effective leadership communication.
Meet the speakers
Changing the Terms
Mike Klein is an internal communications expert, writer, and Principal of Changing The Terms, a Netherlands-based IC consultancy, as well as the author of a research series for Happeo exploring the present and future of internal communications. A dual US-UK citizen with an MBA from London Business School, Mike has worked with large global organizations including Cargill, Shell, easyJet, Maersk and Avery Dennison. Find out more…
Internal Communications Manager
Annique Simpson is an award-winning internal communications specialist based in London. She has worked across various different industries in the public and private sectors, helping complex organisations tackle their toughest IC challenges. Her special-interest areas are D&I, employee engagement and the interplay between psychology and internal communications. Find out more…
Comms Training Director
Social For The People
Hel Reynolds is a renowned expert in social media strategy, working with internal communication and marketing professionals to build skills and confidence in using social media to create engaging communications. She has bags of PR and social media awards to her name, the most recent being from the 2018 UK Social Media Marketing Awards, and her training programmes help practitioners to think like a creative, and plan like a strategist. Find out more…
Amit Joshi is a senior communications professional with over 15 years of experience in managing internal and external communications across the globe, for large organisations, governments, politicians and royal families in the UK and the Middle East. This includes developing and implementing integrated communications strategies for the Dubai government and The British Chambers of Commerce. Find out more…
Inner Strength Communication Inc.
Priya Bates is an award-winning professional communicator with a passion for driving strong performance from the inside out. As President and owner of Inner Strength Communication, helps organizations enable, engage and empower their employees to manage change and deliver business results. In her 20+ year career, Priya has led communication for organizations including Loblaw Companies Limited (Canada’s largest private-sector employer), HP Canada and Compaq Canada. Find out more…
Director, Corporate Affairs, UK & Core Markets Global Corporate Affairs & Marketing
Anna is the Director, Strategic Communications Program & Account Management at Pearson, the world’s leading learning company. She has spent the last 13 years helping organisations to achieve business results through effective communications and engagement. In particular, her current role has seen her partner with Pearson’s senior leadership team and Technology & Operations to drive digital transformation across the business. Find out more…
Dr Kevin Ruck
Owner & Director
Dr Kevin Ruck is the co-founder of PR Academy, a leading provider of education for people working in public relations and communication management. Prior to this, he held a range of corporate social responsibility, public relations and internal communication roles at BT plc. Find out more…
Chief Energy Officer
Perry Timms is founder and Chief Energy Officer of PTHR – a growing consultancy in progressive HR/OD and the next stage of business evolution. He is a proud Chartered member of the CIPD, and has been rated as one of the top 5 Most Influential HR Thinkers 2018 by HR Magazine. A 2x global TEDx speaker and award-winning writer, he typically explores topics such as the future of work, HR and learning. Find out more…
Iberoamerican Federation of Internal Communication
Alejandro Formanchuk is the Director of Formanchuk & Associates, a co-creation internal communications agency that has developed and delivered over 1000 projects for more than 250 global organisations in 17 countries across the Americas and Europe. Find out more…
Transformation and Change Management Leader
Rufus McNeil is an experienced change leader, currently working as a Transformation consultant. He recently led DHL’s One Team transformation in the UK and prior to that he was Transformation Director for a joint venture between Babcock and DHL. Find out more…
Helen Deverell Communications
Helen Deverell is an independent internal communicator who helps organisations to communicate effectively with their employees to achieve business success. She’s worked with over 50 organisations both within agencies and as an in-house communicator, and now shares that extensive knowledge and experience with clients around the UK. Find out more…
Stephen Welch is Co-founder of Archetypical Ltd, the company behind Corporate Snakes and Career Ladders. We specialize incutting-edge training programmes for functional people in complex organizations. Find out more…
Corporate Communications – Indian Subcontinent, Middle East and Africa
Procter & Gamble
Former journalist Alex Malouf has carved out a niche as a lively voice in the Middle East’s burgeoning media scene, combining razor-sharp observations with a keen understanding of the forces that underpin the region’s digital transformation. Find out more…