Training and Networking Opportunities
The Divisional Communications, Public Engagement and Web team offer the following training and networking opportunities:
- Bi-monthly Departmental Communications and Public Engagement Staff Meeting
- Bi-monthly Haiku Training Sessions
- Termly MSD Communications and Public Engagement Network Meetings
- Ad-hoc Working Groups/Project Boards
Locations will vary, but all three campuses will be used for the various sessions.
Who? Departmental Communications/Public Engagement representatives (nominated by their departments)
When? 10-11:30am unless otherwise stated
- Wednesday 14 February 2018
1.5 hour meeting, chaired by one of the members, with a focus on sharing best practice and problem solving.
Members will be asked about two weeks before the meeting to let the chair know what they are currently working on, what projects they’ve recently completed, and any issues/question they have. The chair then chooses 2-3 members to contribute to the meeting based on the information received. Members will present for about 15 mins each on either something they’ve been working on (e.g. why they are doing it, what the process has involved, what the outcome was etc.) or discuss a problem/issue/question that they have, which they would like the groups advice on.
Any remaining time will be used to give a divisional comms/PE update (Alison Brindle/Naomi Gibson) and followed by coffee/tea and an informal networking opportunity.
Who? All Haiku editors-in-chief and any comms/PE staff interested in web content strategy
When? Directly following the Departmental Communications and Public Engagement Staff Meetings (all 11:30am-12:30pm unless otherwise stated)
- Thursday 23 November 2017
1 hour session, managed by Fry-IT and Divisional Communications, PE and Web team
Fry-IT will conduct new feature training during this session and/or the Divisional Communications, PE and Web team will run focussed sessions on website content strategy
Who? All network members (anyone in MSD with an interest in or connection to public engagement and/or communications)
When? Next meeting is Tuesday 20 February 2018, 10–11.30am in the Radcliffe Humanities Building.
2 hour meetings, managed by the Divisional Communications, PE and Web team
The structure of these sessions will vary, but may include workshops, training sessions, invited speakers, focused discussions etc. Potential topics include Brain Festival 2017, Evaluating OSF, using Facebook to recruit for studies, branding guidance, newsletter strategy etc. More information will be posted on this page as the schedule is confirmed.
Ad-hoc Working Groups/Project Boards
Who? Divisional communications / PE staff, selected staff depending on topic of discussion
When? As needed
The Divisional Communications, PE and Web team will facilitate a variety of issue specific working groups, with the aim of creating divisional resources, guidelines and/or policy. Suggested topics have included crisis communication planning, internal communications strategy, Oxfordshire Science Festival planning.