Course Description

Whatever your organisation does, it is likely to need a communications, engagement or marketing strategy to help ensure the right people know about services or other opportunities. This strategy should come from the heart of your organisation – reflecting its values. It also has to be practical and usable by different people – you, colleagues, volunteers with different skills and experience.

 This session will take you systematically through the process of developing effective communications strategies so that you can produce your own and keep it up to date in the coming months and years.

Aims & Objectives

Participants at this workshop will go away with:

  • An understanding of what a communications strategy will do for their organisation
  • Clarity around the potential for this within their own organisation and how it will link to other activities such as business planning
  • An outline strategy for their own event, programe, project
  • Practical ways to independently develop and update the strategy

About Your Tutor

Anna Lodge

Anna has been in strategic communications, marketing and customer services for over 20 years. She runs a company in the South West for organisations or all sizes from small community groups to large internationally trading companies.  

 Anna received a scholarship to study at the London School of Economics. Running alongside her studies, she become an intern at the Institute for Public Policy Research, then a Senior Project Officer at the BioRegional Development Group at Beddington Zero Energy Development. Since then she has been Communications and Marketing Manager at Schumacher College, Dartington and Training and Events Manager at the Refugee Council before setting up a consultancy specifically to deliver values-led communications support.

 Anna’s firm belief is that strategic communications is empowering for people wherever it happens. Consequently she enjoys working with range of organisations from the United Nations through to community groups. Anna Lodge Consulting also proud to include the following within its list of current and previous clients: Real World Visuals, The Sharpham Trust, The REconomy Project, Carpenter Oak, School for Social Entrepreneurs and Research in Practice.

Special Requirements

Please let Support Services know if there is anything that would affect your learning and if there is anything we can do to enable you to fully participate in our courses and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Call Support Services on 01392 248919 or email [email protected]  

Cancellation Policy

In the event that this course does not reach the minimum required number to proceed we will contact you and offer a credit against the next available course, the option to book an alternative course or a refund.

By proceeding with this booking you are agreeing to this cancellation policy.

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DCT Member

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