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The Great Comms Debate 6

About this event

🥁The first Great Comms Debate of 2021 is here🥁

We’re about to hit the one-year mark from the first lockdown and the question on everyone’s mind is:

“Is this ever going to end?”

The good news is that yes, the COVID-19 pandemic will end at some point. It may take 6 months, a year, maybe even a few years, but one day we will be back to “normal”.

So after spending 2020 adapting to a “new normal”, how much of the new circumstances will carry over into a post COVID-19 era? From remote work to digital tools and new processes, a lot has changed. How do we know if we’ve been moving in the right direction? How much of what we used to do will be coming back?

There’s no certain answer to any of these questions, but they need to be discussed. That's why it's time for the first Great Comms Debate of 2021!

3100 comms professionals attended these debates in 2020. In case you weren’t one of them👇🏻

This is the session where the greatest minds in employee communications debate the burning questions in the field today.

Meet our debaters:

🎙️ Chloe Maple, Head of Internal Communication and Engagement at Vodafone

🎙️ Jennifer Sproul, Chief Executive at the Institute of Internal Communication

🎙️ Phil Askham, Senior Consultant at Montfort

Just like with the previous Comms Debates, we’re going with an ‘Agree or Disagree’ format. We’ll pose the statement and the experts will talk it out until we get some answers. As always, you get to weigh in with your insights in the chat.

📅 Date: Wednesday, March 24th

🕐 Time: 11 am ET | 3 pm UK | 5 pm EET

⏺️ Save your seat even if you can’t attend the live session. All registrants will get the session recording by email.

💡 Whether you’re new to communications or a seasoned veteran, this session should give you plenty of insights to take back with you as you work towards enhancing your communications.

See you at the debate!

Hosted by

  • Guest speaker
    Phil Askham Senior Consultant @ Montfort

    Phil Askham has over 25 years’ experience helping organizations become more productive and fulfilling workplaces, and coaching leaders to listen and be their best selves. He is a former Global Head of Employee Communications at HSBC and has also worked at O2, Interbrand and the UK Govt.

  • Team member
    Aleksander Cardwell Marketing Director @ Smarp

    Marketing Director at Smarp with a passion for communications and employee advocacy. Focused on helping organizations around the world – whether they are Smarp customers or not – understand how to better engage their employees.

  • Guest speaker
    Jennifer Sproul Chief Executive @ Institute of Internal Communication

    Jennifer is responsible for the leadership of IoIC, the only independent professional body solely dedicated to internal communication. IoIC is the voice of internal communication, setting standards for more than 70 years through qualifications, career development and thought leadership.

  • Guest speaker
    Chloe Maple Head of Internal Communication @ Vodafone

    Chloe is the Head of Internal Communication for Vodafone Business. She has over 20 years’ experience in senior communication roles spanning £multi-billion public sector projects, FTSE 100 financial services, FMCG, technology and leading charity campaigns.


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