Course Topics

Building a Communications Strategy

Course Overview:

Synergy will provide you with the knowledge to build a clear, concise and integrated communication strategy that you will be able to write in a coherent way which fully describes a solution to a problem or group of problems being faced.

At a strategic level, you will be able to set out details relating to the nature of the problem or challenge, you will find out how to best address the issues, learn what is required to drive those decisions, understand what input of resource would be required, and work through the stages for each part of the process and by the end be able to evaluate the whole communication strategy for your organisation.

Synergy will show you how to take a panoramic wider vision, a longer term view of when and how you can deliver the required strategy and by doing so avoid getting into the finer detail by giving an overview or top level appraisal of what needs attention that will no doubt lead to a more strategic and in depth review further down the line.

Who will benefit from attending this Training?

Those with responsibility for either internal and/or external communications.

No prior knowledge is required to benefit fully from this course.

Course Outline:

For more information or a full course outline email us at ceo@groupsynergy.co.uk  with your requirements.

Course Content: 

The Foundations

  • Create a clear, concise, integrated communication strategy, How?
  • The planning processes
  • Identifying who your audiences are and how best to engage with them
  • Development and implementation of a successful communications strategy
  • Evaluate and measure its success
  • The communications toolkit

Writing your communications strategy

  • Statement of purpose
  • "This communications strategy shows how effective communications can:
  • help us achieve our overall organisational objectives
  • engage effectively with stakeholders
  • demonstrate the success of our work
  • ensure people understand what we do
  • Change behaviour and perceptions where necessary."

Where are we now?

Strategy Tools

  • Working through to develop a platform from Strategic Tools
  • Pestle
  • SWOT
  • Weiserma
  • Corporate Analysis
  • Position Auditing
  • CSF's
  • Value Chain
  • Balanced Scorecard
  • Sep Pumpin
  • Mintzberg
  • Organisational objectives and communications objectives
  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Developing Messages
  • Key communications methods
  • Developing a Work plan
  • Evaluating success
Personal Development:
  • Action planning - the essential next steps
  • Continuous professional development - what next? 
Key Benefits
 
By the end of this course you will be able to:
  • Create a clear, concise, integrated communication strategy
  • Define the communication goals and objectives
  • Select the most effective communication channels
  • Map and prioritise your stakeholders
  • Understand the benefits and the process of mapping your stakeholders
  • Provide a step-by-step system for analysing stakeholders and channels, defining goals and objectives, and presenting your strategy in a clear and practical framework
  • Develop key messages to help you develop your relationships with your customer markets and stakeholders
  • Recognise the importance of internal and external communication and the different audiences you need to reach
  • Maximise benefit from all areas of communication within your organisation, ensuring that they are directed at the right markets and stakeholders via a range of media.
Training Methodology:

The training process is based on a carefully planned mix of succinct tutor input - with practical illustration of tools and concepts, group work on case studies (all video based - and lively), feedback, and selective work on individual issues in pairs. Team involvement and working enable a strategy to be created from start to finish. The Training is based on the 4 mat systems to enable complete learning. There will also be some opportunity for role play. You will receive an electronic toolkit within the material for subsequent everyday use.

We can come to you !

Did you know Synergy can come to you and deliver this workshop ‘In Company’ at your own venue or location. If you have three or more people who you would like to benefit from attending this workshop our trainer can travel to you and deliver the same specification of course for your staff at a fraction of the overall cost.

If you’d like to know more about this option email us at ceo@groupsynergy.co.uk  – our operations team manages all of our ‘In Company’ events and we can talk you though the logistics, pricing and whether you’d like the workshop as advertised here or something tailor made just for your business.

We have several packages on offer so contact us today.

What is Continuing Professional Development (CPD)?

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a personal commitment to keeping your professional knowledge up to date, improving your capabilities, proving commitment and competency in your profession. It focuses on what you learn and how you progress throughout your career, helping you gain more credibility within your industry, with your employer, clients and gain competitive edge over your peers.

Being actively committed to CPD may in the future:
  • Improve your Resume
  • Maintain professional recognition
  • Showcase your achievements, attributes and your brand
  • Accelerate your career prospects
  • Deliver job satisfaction: ensuring you are Career focused
  • Reassure your Employers and Stakeholders that you are upto date and competent
How do I gain CPD recognition:

By attending Synergy Courses you can be assured that attendance, completion and certification will be rewarded by CPD points. To help advance your professional status CPD recognition is awarded on both public workshops and in-house courses, being dependent on the number of hours spent learning. On request Synergy Training Group will provide a certificate of attendance for you to use as evidence and to attach to your record card.

A number of our courses are accredited, endorsed or approved by a number of Learning & Development and Professional Bodies and Associations for more detail please contact us at ceo@groupsynergy.co.uk 

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