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. He is currently the Europe-Middle East-North Africa chair of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and also authored, “From Lincoln to LinkedIn – The 55 Minute Guide to Social Communication.”
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. An active member of the IC community, she holds both CIPR and IoIC memberships and regularly blogs about the profession on her personal blog, anniquesimpson.com.
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. Hel is on a mission to get people feeling creative, fearless & proud about their work, through her popular Comms Creative newsletter, Facebook group, and interactive workshops. She also loves to draw cartoons, which you can check out over on her Twitter page.
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. An alumni and member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, Amit specialises in developing and delivering strategic communications that are aligned with key business objectives and goals.