Now even more members of your communications team can attend this year’s LPS conference in Manchester to learn about the new “Rules of Engagement” for local public services. A time limited offer of ‘2 for 1’ on conference places has been announced.

Chair of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations Public Services Group, Ashley Scott-Wilcox, said: “With record breaking engagement levels for the Scottish Referendum, better opportunities to engage through social and digital channels and the new “right to report”, public services will need to make sure the latest skills developments are available to their professional communicators and wider organisations through taking part in training events such as the Local Public Services conference.

“In recognition of current financial pressures on budgets, we want to help and give something back to our members, so we are offering ‘2 for the price of 1’ conference only places. This special offer runs to 1 October, so act quickly and let an additional colleague benefit from what is one of our most topical and CPD-packed training events to date.”

Manchester Town Hall will be the venue for the first day (November 6) and Manchester Metropolitan University Business School will host a digital focused programme on November 7. The packed two day conference covers reputation management around serious case reviews, major environmental issues and service cuts and engaging communities and employees as well as practical advice sessions and toolkits for delegates to take away and apply back in the workplace.

Ashley said: “The programme is based on what colleagues in the profession have told us they want to see – an opportunity to share experiences and good ideas and plan new approaches to support them in what is a challenging and changing role at a time of reduced funding and shifting power bases.

“Our annual CIPR LPS awards and CIPR Continuous Professional Development points provide lots of opportunities to learn from best practice and improve skills across the sector. It is an event no public service can afford to miss”.

Conference details

Eventbrite booking page – the event description box has information on how to claim the ‘2 for 1’ offer.


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