Lunchtime seminar – The future of public relations and corporate communications’ practice – 23 March 2012

  We are pleased to announce our next event for 2012:

Lunchtime seminar – The future of public relations and corporate communications’ practice

Today, thousands of people work in the communications field. What will the profession look like in the future? What role will communicators play in business, government and society? Our guest speaker, Dr Jon White, will provide an overview of the future of public relations and corporate communications’ practice based on a recent study he led in the UK for the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR). More information on the CIPR PR2020 study (pdf)>>

Date: Friday 23 March 2012
Time: 12h30 to 14h00
Location*: The Swiss Press Club, Route de Ferney 106, La Pastorale, 1202 Geneva.
Fee: CHF 15.- per person includes drinks and snacks – payable at the door.

Speaker: Dr Jon White is a consultant specialising in management and organisation development, public affairs and PR management. He holds a doctorate from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences and has written extensively in public affairs, public relations and corporate communications. He is visiting professor for the MA in media and communications at the International University in Geneva.

Places are limited due to the venue size, so please register early for the event.

 Register here for the event>>

By | March 12th, 2012|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

Wrap up – Lunchtime seminar – Successful strategies and current trends in advocacy

Thanks to the 50+ persons who attended our lunchtime seminar last Friday on “successful strategies and current trends in advocacy”.  The two speakers Lutz Meyer and Christophe Lécureuil of LEIDAR gave an excellent overview of advocacy and the challenges faced.

A few photos of the event can be seen on the left-hand side of this page.

By | November 12th, 2011|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

Lunchtime seminar – Successful strategies and current trends in advocacy

We are pleased to announce our next event of 2011:

Lunchtime seminar – Successful strategies and current trends in advocacy

Undertaken by individuals or organizations, advocacy aim to influence public-policy and resource allocation within political, economic and social circles. In a highly competitive environment to get air space, advocacy has now become a central function within private sector companies, NGOs and international institutions. Lutz Meyer and Christophe Lécureuil from LEIDAR will take you through advocacy strategies and techniques that result in successful outcomes, but also reflect on current trends.

Date: Friday 11 November 2011
Time: 12h30 to 14h00
Location*: The Swiss Press Club, Route de Ferney 106, La Pastorale, 1202 Geneva.
Fee: CHF 15.- per person includes drinks and snacks – payable at the door.

Lutz Meyer specializes in developing and managing global communications strategies at LEIDAR. Christophe Lécureuil is a senior communications and public affairs practitioner, with 20 years of corporate, consultancy, institutional and NGO experience at the international level, responsible for leading public affairs programmes at LEIDAR. Both are lecturers at the newly created Executive Certificate in Advocacy in International Affairs offered by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, set to commence in January 2012.

Places are limited due to the venue size, so please register early for the event.

  Register here for the event>>

 

 We look forward to seeing you there.

 

By | November 3rd, 2011|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

Wrap up – GCN lunch event on PR and Ethics (14 October)

Many thanks to Jonathan Leighton for his thought provoking presentation at our recent GCN lunch and thank you to the participants who joined in the discussion. Jonathan presented some interesting perspectives on the critical role of values and codes of conduct in today’s PR and communications environment. More information about Jonathan and his recently published book can be found on his website: http://www.thebattleforcompassion.com.

A few photos have been uploaded to the GCN flickr account and can be seen on our photostream on the left of the screen.

For those who are interested in receiving a copy of the presentation, please send us an email or contact Jonathan directly on: jonl@sunrise.ch.

Look out for our next event coming up in November on Public Affairs.

Glenn, Patricia, Melitta and Vincent

By | October 19th, 2011|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

GCN Lunchtime seminar – 14 October, 2011 12.30 pm

  Lunchtime seminar – Ethics and PR: the role of values in a changing world
 
  With the explosion of information, the competition for attention has never been greater. Companies and organisations are under pressure     to vaunt their successes and can be tempted to oversell and distort the truth. In this presentation, Jonathan Leighton will discuss the critical role today of values and codes of conduct in PR and communications.
 
  Date: Friday 14 October 2011
  Time: 12h30 to 14h00
  Location*: The Swiss Press Club, Route de Ferney 106, La Pastorale, 1202 Geneva.
  Fee: CHF 15.- per person includes drinks and snacks – payable at the door.
 
Jonathan Leighton is a writer and independent communications consultant. Trained as a molecular biologist, Jonathan worked several years in the fragrance industry in various research and management functions. He has worked for a wide variety of clients and carried out European media relations for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Jonathan recently published his first book, The Battle for Compassion: Ethics in an Apathetic Universe, a philosophical exploration of the basis of ethics and strategies for effective impact.
 
Places are limited due to the venue size, so please register early for the event.
 
 
We look forward to seeing you there.
Glenn, Patricia, Vincent, Melitta
*Location sponsored by the International University in Geneva.
By | October 5th, 2011|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

Next GCN event on Litigation Communication in a Digital Age – 21 June 2011 at 12h30

We are pleased to announce our next event of 2011:
Lunchtime seminar – Litigation Communication in the Digital Age: A tightrope between communication needs and legal constraints.
Although the requirements for communication in litigation cases are no different from the rules of effective crisis management – the art of balancing these with the special parameters of legal strategy is a delicate one. What are the opportunities and pitfalls? When can problems become opportunities or the best verbal defence fail? Interspersed with examples from a litigation case study Marion Starck will explore the rudiments and challenges of successful Litigation PR.
Date: Tuesday 21 June 2011
Time: 12h30 to 14h00
Location*: The Swiss Press Club, Route de Ferney 106, La Pastorale, 1202 Geneva.
Fee: CHF 15.- per person includes drinks and snacks – payable at the door.
Marion Starck has spent the past 20 years in leading functions in the Public Relations industry, both in-house and in communications agencies in London and Zurich. She has been President of the Swiss Public Relations Institute (SPRI) since November 2006. Marion Starck is Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) in London and SPRG, lecturer at Zurich Business School (HWZ) and MAZ, guest lecturer at SPRI and the University of Lugano and a regular speaker, moderator and workshop leader at events in Switzerland and Europe. She is an American citizen, speaks fluent English, German and French and has been a Swiss resident since 1993.
Places are limited due to the venue size, so please register early for the event.
By | June 10th, 2011|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

event wrap-up 24 March

Many thanks to our panel and the 80+ participants at our lunchtime seminar yesterday on media relations. To keep our with our panel, you can follow Frank Jordans of AP through Twitter: @wirereporter.  You can learn more about social media and journalism on the blog of Gillian Rogers.   You can follow the work of the ICRC (organisation of our speaker Florian Westphal) on Twitter: @icrc_english.

By | March 25th, 2011|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

Lunchtime seminar – the changing role of media relations – Thursday 24 March – SOLD OUT

Please note that our next lunchtime seminar is now sold out – we have record number of registrations and cannot fit more people into our venue – thanks for your understanding and see you at our next event!

By | March 18th, 2011|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

Lunchtime seminar – the changing role of media relations – Thursday 24 March

We are pleased to announce our next event of 2011:

Lunchtime seminar – the changing role of media relations

The media remain an important stakeholder and relay for many communicators. But in a rapidly changing environment, the roles of both journalist and communicators are changing. How is the media changing in the new media landscape? What is “newsworthy” today? Who is responsible for the information that reaches the public? What are the new channels? Our panel of journalists and communicators will address these questions and more…

Date: Thursday 24 March 2011
Time: 12h30 to 14h00
Location*: The Swiss Press Club, Route de Ferney 106, La Pastorale, 1202 Geneva.
Fee: CHF 15.- per person includes drinks and snacks – payable at the door.

Panel:
Frank Jordans, reporter, Associated Press, Geneva – How can communicators work with journalists more effectively in today’s world?
Gillian Rogers, blogger, graduate student and journalist, New York City / Geneva – The changing role of the journalist in light of technology and social media
Florian Westphal, Deputy Director for Communications (former head of media relations), International Commitee of the Red Cross – Challenges and insights on managing media relations today.

Places are limited due to the venue size, so please register early for the event.

Register here for the event>>

By | March 15th, 2011|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

Next GCN event on Fundraising – 16 November 2010

We are pleased to invite you to an interesting lunch seminar on Innovative Fundraising Concepts. Emilia Casella of the World Food Programme will come to tell us about their Free Rice initiative, a partnership to improve education and contribute to eradicating world hunger. Through an established web platform participants can play a quiz and for every correct answer the World Food Programme will donate 10 grains of rice. For this event we would like to encourage participants to join who have also partaken in interesting fundraising initiatives – to share ideas and experiences on the topic.

Topic: Innovative Fundraising Concepts
Date: Tuesday, 16 November 2010
Time: 12h30 to 14h00
Location*: The Swiss Press Club, Route de Ferney 106, La Pastorale, 1202 Geneva (view directions)
Fee: CHF 10.- per person for a light lunch – payable at the door.

Please register here for the Geneva Communicators Network lunch event for Tuesday 16 November 2010 at 12h30.

If the above link doesn’t work, please copy the following link into your Internet browser:
http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22BEBYP4CWK

We look forward to seeing you there!!
Glenn, Patricia, Melitta & Vincent

*Location sponsored by the International University in Geneva.

By | November 1st, 2010|GCN lunch events|0 Comments