Keeping communications out of lockdown

Posted in Events on 28 May 2020 By Sarah Eklund, Marketing Manager

Following the success of our first ‘lockdown’ series, we have added a number of sessions to support clients both in the short-term delivery of your communications priorities, and longer-term food for thought for when we emerge from the current pandemic to a changed world.

Wishing you a safe return
Hosted by Darryl Mead, Head of Employee Experience with Justin Costley, Co-head of Bristows’ employment law team and Sasha Scott, Founder of Inclusive Group and in association with London Stock Exchange Spark
Monday 15 June | 3pm
As lockdown begins to ease, many companies are looking at how to best return their people to the workplace. There are dozens of considerations for leaders and businesses, alongside government guidelines, health guidance and legal parameters. How to keep employees connected, motivated, safe and informed through all of this is the challenge of the year.

We'll look at a number of perspectives, including employment law, engagement principles, leadership behaviour and employee welfare. We’ll provide plenty of practical tips and advice, both now and into the rebuilding phase, to make sure you communicate effectively with your people and support leaders, and manage the psychological effect of a phased return.

Design & deliver: The art of an engaging virtual presentation
Hosted by Emma Lewis, Presentations Expert and Jeremy Cassell, Presentations Skills Trainer
Tuesday 16 June | 11am
With agile working here to stay, being able to communicate virtually is now an essential skill. From team briefings, investor meetings, client pitches to virtual town halls, confident presentations via video are vital.

Presentation coach Jeremy Cassell and presentation design expert, Emma Lewis, have come together to deliver an immersive webinar on how to deliver a powerfully engaging virtual presentation. Whether you are worried about struggling in the absence of a live audience or want to bring some excitement to your pitch, now is the perfect time to learn these new skills and make sure your presentation hits the mark.

What you need to know about ESEF
Hosted by Leon Milligan, Consultant with Jenny Himsley, CFO and Mary Tinnelly, iXBRL Team Manager at Arkk Solutions
Thursday 18 June | 11am
All UK main-market listed companies are now required to conform to the European Single Electronic Format (ESEF). This means that they will need to produce annual reports in a new digital format alongside the traditional annual report.

Join us and Arkk Solutions to talk through all things ESEF, including the taxonomy, XHTML, iXBRL, tagging and integrating the report into your corporate website. Arkk Solutions will demonstrate and walk through the new annual report process and we will cover what this will look like from a practical perspective, providing you with a demonstration and offering recommendations and guidance on next steps.

Deep dive into climate disclosures: Meeting the guidance and communicating around TCFD 
Hosted by Yvonne Ngo, Sustainability Consultant and Claire Fraser, Head of Corporate Reporting
Wednesday 24 June | 2pm
With TCFD on the agenda for many reporters, we share our research on what good looks like across the FTSE 350 - focusing on the current state of play in terms of how companies have already adopted the TCFD framework and more broadly, climate-related reporting, and the quality and effectiveness of these disclosures. 

Coming soon:

We are finalising the dates for the next few sessions, please do feel free to register your interest by emailing [email protected].

Deep dive into section 172 
Hosted by Leon Milligan, Consultant
Our research looks at how companies have approached section 172 disclosures in terms of the section 172 statement, stakeholder engagement, board decision-making and long term success. We'll share our findings, examples of good practice, and discuss the broader implications for reporting and communications.

Emerging trends in risk and governance: Perspectives from the boardroom
Hosted by Claire Fraser, Head of Corporate Reporting
A moderated panel discussion exploring how governance has evolved over the past couple of years and the increasing focus on risk and emerging risk. Alongside expert perspectives, we'll provide practical pointers for boards and report preparers ahead of the next reporting cycle.

Securing the Future
Hosted by Leighton Barnish, Head of Sustainability with a client panel
The world's biggest businesses are increasingly under the spotlight of their customers, investors and employees. We'll quiz a moderated client panel, including RB's Global Director of Sustainability, on how they are viewing the world post-COVID-19 and setting about their communications.


A summary of our April session can be found below and a recording of each is available to watch on our Vimeo Showcase page.

The intrinsic link between sustainability and survival
Taking full advantage of digital to communicate in a time of change
In your hands - harnessing the power of home-shot video
The First 25 2020: What the latest reports tell us
Communicating during COVID-19
Incubating culture in a time of Corona
Maximising your brand to support your business in challenging times



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