Leeds Public Sector Digital Engagement Day

Free learning and networking opportunity for public sector professionals

Tuesday 19 June | 10.30am – 4.15pm | The Studio, Leeds


10.30 – 11.00       Registration and refreshments                              

11 – 11.05             Welcome          

Dave Worsell, Managing Director, Granicus

 11.05 – 11.20      Welcome to Leeds         

Leeds City Council

11.20 – 11.45       Using digital in a place-shaping campaign

Vice Chair of LGcommunications and Head of Communications at Stoke-on-Trent City Council Emma Rodgers talks through her top tips and lessons of using digital in a place-shaping campaign.

Emma Rodgers, Vice Chair, LGcommunications

11.45 – 12.10       Snow need to panic

How to build community resilience during severe weather events.

Albert Freeman, Marketing and Communications Officer, Bradford Council

12.10 – 12.35       From safe to stand-out social media

The story of Doncaster Council’s social media success with tips and takeaways.

Rob Jefferson, Web and Digital Manager, Doncaster Council 

12.35 – 1.30        Lunch and networking               

1.30 – 1.50          The power of simplicity

Make a quicker and more meaningful connection with your audience using clear and accurate writing.

Ali Marsland, Director, The Effective English Company Ltd

1.50 – 2.15           Creating content to influence change

Examples of how social media and email communications can support customer services and help reduce avoidable costly contact.

Viki Harris, Senior Communications Officer, Kirklees Council

2.15 – 2.45           Digital successes in the NHS

Opportunities for NHS and healthcare organisations to embrace digital communications for better patient outcomes, employee experiences, and preventative campaigns to reduce demand.

Rapinder Kaur, Account Executive, Granicus, Darren Caveney, Co-creator, comms2point0 and Chad Welch, Digital Communications Officer, NHS Digital

2.45 – 3.10           Refreshments and networking

3.10 – 4.10           While the truth is still putting on its shoes

A workshop discussion on responding to the challenges of misinformation in a social digital world.

Eddie Coates-Madden, Head of Communications, Sheffield City Council 

4.10 – 4.15           Key learning points and closing words

4.15                     Pub! Please join us for networking and a complimentary drink.               

Your organisation is under more pressure than ever to increase public understanding and involvement in key initiatives, often without the resources, time, and skills required to do the job properly.

So how are government and public sector organisations using digital communications and engagement techniques to warn, inform and educate communities in these challenging times? How can communicators inspire citizens to make positive behavioural changes, at the same time as making a difference to the financial health of their cash-strapped organisations?

Join us for a free learning and networking event to hear from your peers, share your experience, and take a moment out of the office to reconnect with your missions.

Please book your free place today.

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