Training and Networking Opportunities
The Divisional Communications and Public Engagement team offer the following training and networking opportunities:
- Bi-monthly Departmental Communications and Public Engagement Staff Meeting
- 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)
- Wednesday 6 February 2019, 2pm
- Tuesday 16 April, 10am
- Thursday 4 July, 2pm
- Tuesday 17 September, 10am
- Wednesday 13 November, 2pm
1.5 hour meeting, chaired by one of the members, with a focus on sharing best practice, problem solving and joint initiatives.
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.
Termly MSD Communications and Public Engagement Network Meetings
Who? All network members (anyone in MSD with an interest in or connection to public engagement and/or communications)
When? Tuesday 12 March 2019, 10am-12pm
2 hour meetings, managed by the Divisional Communications and PE team
The structure of these sessions will vary, but may include workshops, training sessions, invited speakers, focused discussions etc.
Ad-hoc Working Groups/Project Boards
Who? Divisional communications / PE staff, selected staff depending on topic of discussion
When? As needed
The Divisional Communications and PE 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.