Advanced public sector social media workshop

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Please note: this workshop is now sold out. See Leeds course on 25 May here, London course on 23 June here or email nick@publicsectorforums.co.uk for other locations.

It’s been a while since I last ran a public sector social media workshop in the UK, so I’m pleased to be heading up to Glasgow this April to run an advanced public sector social media workshop.

I’ve put together this workshop to build on previous public sector workshops I’ve facilitated. It explores some of the most important topics in social media in the public sector and will be as practical and hands-on as possible – to make sure everyone comes away benefitting as much as possible from the day.

As usual the workshop is being managed by Nick Hill at Public Sector Forums, so for bookings and more information about the venue, email nick@publicsectorforums.co.uk or call him on 07816 830221.

The workshop cost is £200 plus VAT if you book before 18 February, or £250 plus VAT afterwards. It takes place on 6 April 2011 at the Thistle Hotel in Glasgow.

If you’re interested in attending this workshop in other locations, get in touch with Nick using the details above as we are planning other venues later in the year.

The draft workshop programme will include:

  • Mastering the essentials for successful public sector social media strategy and implementation
  • Managing social media use within the organisation – mitigating risk and striking the personal/professional balance
  • Stakeholder engagement – developing a business case to ensure social media can be used as part of the communications mix
  • Monitoring and auditing – Effective social media listening
  • Conducting a social media audit as a basis for developing an integrated offline/online communications strategy that incorporates social media
  • Focus on Facebook and Twitter within an integrated communications and marketing mix
  • Engaging and consulting – Incorporating social media into policy development and service delivery processes
  • Social media relations – Managing outrage and other responses
  • Handling the social media reputation firestorm – the good, the bad and the ugly
  • Developing a personal action plan for social media

5 Comments on “Advanced public sector social media workshop”

  1. This workshop looks really good. I hope you run one of these in the West Midlands. I found your first one really useful over a year ago in Birmingham, and since then we have really started using SM in the work place. This program sounds like the perfect follow on workshop, and relevant too.

    1. Hi Andy – glad you found the previous course interesting and this one sounds good to you too. Nick at PSF manages the schedule, but I’m pretty sure we’ll be in the West Midlands with it at some point – there was certainly a good turn-out the last time I ran a course there.

  2. Hi Simon. I attended your workshop in Manchester last year and would be interested in building on what I learned there (which I found really useful by the way!). As a preference it would be great if you could hold another workshop in Manchester ..?

    1. Hi Michelle – thanks for your comment. At the moment, we’re planning further courses covering similar content to the 6 April Glasgow course later in the year. So far Leeds and London are the most likely venues in May or June – is Leeds a reasonable travelling distance for you?

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