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Lunch and Learn:

Emergency comms planning - what do you need to think about now?

With Amanda Coleman, the UK’s foremost expert on emergency communication planning and delivery.

Thu 19 October 2023
12 - 1 pm
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Emergency comms planning - what do you need to think about now?

At one point or another, most of us will have to deal with an “unplanned” emergency which requires an immediate, multi-agency coordinated communications response.

Yet, while the emergency will be unplanned, the effectiveness of your response will be based on how much thought has gone into planning.

Are you ready for when that emergency hits? What are the steps that need to be taken now to prepare?

Join us for this special free Westco Academy “Lunch and Learn” where we will be joined by Amanda Coleman, the UK’s foremost expert on emergency communication planning and delivery. Amanda has written several books on best practice emergency communications based on her own experiences as the Director of Communications for Greater Manchester Police, which included overseeing the communications response to the devastating Manchester Arena terrorist attack in 2017.

Amanda will guide you through the elements you need to think about when it comes to strengthening your organisation’s emergency communication plan. We will also talk about some of the support that is available, including templates.

The event will be facilitated by Westco’s Director of Communications and ex-Chair of LGcomms, Simon Jones.


Other upcoming events – for our full Westco Academy programme click here 

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Want to learn how to develop your own email marketing strategy? Through the use of case study examples, let us show you how to enhance your own email marketing strategy by moving away from using it only as a broadcast tool.

Lynette will show you how to use email as a campaigning tool where you can target different audiences in different ways while automating content.


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