To be held on Tuesday, 22 & 29 October 2019 in Melbourne, Australia, this two-day masterclass is specifically designed for local council communication and engagement officers and those with responsibility for delivering a service, program, project, event or special initiative.
In this two-day workshop, participants will learn how to develop a communications and engagement strategy to help raise awareness and understanding of their service, program or project, and engage stakeholders for better community outcomes.
In this masterclass we’ll cover:
Setting the Scene
Understanding the Context
Knowing the Audience
Setting Goals and Objectives
Developing the Communications Approach and Story
Developing the Engagement Approach
Planning for Action
Date & time: Tues, 19 & 26 March 2019, 9.30am – 5pm
Venue: Municipal Association of Victoria, Level 11, 60 Collins Street, Melbourne
Places are strictly limited.
$990 (inc GST) Includes a comprehensive workbook and lunch both days
Infoline: 1800 677 600
Bookings: click here
“I have gained incredibly valuable information, strategies, ideas and techniques which I will apply in the preparation of a corporate [communications] strategy.” Alison Martin – Communications Coordinator, Colac Otway Shire Council
“Thank you to Ros Weadman for this expertly delivered masterclass! Truly enjoyed being part of it and to soak up all the learnings.” George Bakker, Change Communication Specialist, Boroondara City Council (on Linkedin)
About the Trainer
Ros Weadman FPRIA is a leading authority on local government communication, engagement and reputation. A national and state award-winning marketing and public relations professional with over 30 years’ experience in the industry, Ros draws on her specialist knowledge and expertise to design and deliver local government-focused consulting services, training and coaching programs. Her masterclasses draw on real experience working in local government and present real scenarios and real solutions.
Ros was a Communications Manager in local government for 16 years and has been consulting to the industry for a further eight years. During this time, she delivered a multitude of strategic communication, engagement and advocacy plans on a broad range of projects and public issues for metropolitan, rural and regional councils. Ros has exceptional experience in media and issues management, and has led crisis communications teams responding to some of Australia’s highest profile incidents and issues, including the Cranbourne Methane Gas crisis (2008), Black Saturday fires (2009), Springvale Salmonella outbreak (1997) and Victorian Gas crisis (1998).
As a professional writer, Ros is the author of BRANDcode®, a practical marketing guide. She has also written thousands of online and offline marketing and communications resources, media releases and speeches, including for the Premier of Victoria.