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CIM Event ‘Raising our game’ – discount for NIPSCF members

Event details Date: Thursday 28 November  2019 Venue: The Mac, Belfast Registration and networking is from 09:00; the event starts at 09:30 and finishes at 13:30. Helping marketing professionals to adapt and respond to significant themes of change. This Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) conference will provide marketing professionals from all sectors with valuable tools and insights that will give them the confidence and the advantage they need during these times of change. CIM are giving NI Public Sector Communications Forum (NIPSCF) members the opportunity to book at the CIM discounted [...]

2019-11-07T10:52:48+00:00 November 7th, 2019|

NIPSCF August Newsletter

Have you seen our August newsletter?  If not, have a look here! NIPSCF Newsletter August 2018 It's packed full of information and booking details for our upcoming Forum training events and our First Annual NIPSCF Survey. If you're not on our mailing list, please send an email request to arlene.mcphillips@cabinetoffice.gov.uk      

2019-01-25T18:37:31+00:00 September 10th, 2018|

Please take the first annual NIPSCF Skills Survey

In order to best understand how the Forum can support you, we have designed the first annual NIPSCF Skills Survey. This survey of NIPSCF members is not a test; nor is it designed to assess your performance. Instead, it is designed to support effective decision making about skills gaps and development opportunities across the profession. It is also to help you assess your development needs across the capabilities outlined in the Guide to Modern Public Sector Communications. The Forum steering group will use the findings from this first annual survey to [...]

2018-08-31T14:48:40+00:00 August 31st, 2018|

Updated Evaluation Framework

The recently updated UK Government Communication Evaluation Framework 2.0  provides guidance for communicators across the wider public sector to measure the success of work and appraise activities.  Evaluation remains a critical function for delivering effective communication activity, and this guide will help anyone working in the sector plan campaigns that can be meaningfully evaluated.  The Framework is based on the latest industry thinking and reflects the needs of a modern, integrated and outcome focused communications function.

2019-01-25T20:35:32+00:00 August 31st, 2018|


In July, Michelle Canning and Arlene McPhillips travelled to  Birmingham for #Commscamp at the invite of one of its founders, Dan Slee.  For those not familiar with#Commscamp, it's an ‘unconference’, a fresh take on a conference with an informal and laid back approach, encouraging optimum participation with comms people from across the public sector and from all levels of organisations. The agenda gets drawn-up on the day. Learn more about#Commscamp here. There can be up to 30 sessions, each proposed and facilitated by attendees. Trust us. It works. And there's cake! #Commscamp Birmingham gave us the opportunity to network, get creative, share [...]

2018-08-31T12:51:28+00:00 August 31st, 2018|