corporate internal communication using virtual reality

Webinar: Virtual reality adding value in internal communication

corporate internal communication using virtual reality

Webinar: How virtual reality can add value to internal communication

And why you too should consider introducing it into your organization

New technologies are making their way into our private and work lives. Virtual reality (VR) is no longer the realm of gamers and technology geeks alone. Instead, we see more and more marketing, communication, and education employing VR and augmented reality (AR).

With this evolution of VR, we see a new, innovative and engaging communication channel emerging – but what can it do, when, and what should you use it for, and how expensive and difficult is it really? What about the ROI – is it worth it all?

In this 45-minute webinar, Michael Neidhöfer and Andreas Ringsted will discuss these themes and answer any questions you may have about VR in internal communications.

Time: Thursday 12th December 2019, 16:00 CET (GMT+1)

You can expect insights into the value VR can provide, where it is best applied, what the technology doesn’t bend to, and how to evaluate (and influence) your organization’s readiness for adopting new channels and methods – such as VR.

You can join the complimentary webinar by clicking the link below:

Webinar registration

Speakers

Michael Neidhöfer

The CEO of ZREALITY GmbH, the provider of world’s first marketing platform for XR apps and content, Michael is a serial entrepreneur who has successfully build several companies in his past, such as Netbiscuits, one of the largest mobile application platforms worldwide. Michael’s key expertise is building hyperscaling B2B SaaS/Cloud platforms and digital business models. Michael also supports several technology start-ups as a Business Angel and Advisor. He has been nominated 3 times as “Entrepreneur of the Year” in Germany.

Andreas Ringsted

The Head of Digital Experiences at Open, The Copenhagen based Internal Communications agency, Andreas has worked for +15 years creating engaging communication and experiences in external and internal communications, developing campaigns and initiatives for a long list of clients like the United Nations, the European Union, Pandora, Carlsberg, Georg Jensen, and Microsoft. Always at the forefront of technology and looking for innovative solutions, Andreas advises clients on digital solutions, across organizational levels and functions.

Facilitator

Kristina Malther

The Managing Director of Open CPT, Open’s subsidiary in South Africa, and co-founder of Open, Kristina is an expert in internal- and change communication. She has complemented her master’s degree in Communication and Psychology with training in project management, systemic leadership, MBTI/typology, coaching and facilitation. Kristina has more than 15 years’ experience as a consultant, advisor and leader.

Michael and Andreas will discuss the topic for roughly 30 minutes, with Kristina opening the arena for questions and comments both during and after.

Open is the leading internal communication agency

We combine strategic and creative communication to get everyone engaged in reaching corporate goals. We work closely with our clients to understand their needs and corporate culture, and we put their employees at the centre of everything we do.


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Webinar: The strategic role of internal communication

webinar internal communication

Webinar: The strategic role of internal communication: How IC will continue to make an impact

Internal communication as a discipline has been moving from the role of a distributor of information and an engager of employees to a more strategic business function. What are the challenges in this move, and how to act on them? Mike Klein and Kasper Steensen will discuss this topic from their respective points of view in this 45-minute webinar.

You can expect insights into what the alignment gap is and how it stands in your way; where engagement, the hot topic of the past years, fits in the picture; what we mean by reducing noise; and how being human can help you gain the trust of your audience.

You can join the complimentary webinar here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1751079319179007757

Time:  Tuesday 18th June 2019, 10AM CEST (GMT+2)

Speakers

Mike Klein

One of the most visible voices and writers in the world of Internal Communication, Mike Klein is a Netherlands-based IC consultant with more than twenty years of experience. Mike has worked with major corporates including Maersk Oil, Cargill, Shell, Avery Dennison, easyJet, and Barclays, and has a strong focus on internal influence and qualitative research. An MBA graduate of London Business School, Mike is EMENA Regional Chair of the International Association of Business Communicators and principal of Changing the Terms.

Kasper Steensen

The CSO, partner and co-founder of Open, a Copenhagen based employee communications agency, Kasper has over 15 years of experience in working with internal communications, both as a field and in practice. He knows the ins and outs of the art, has advised large, global organizations such as Carlsberg, Novo Nordisk, Maersk, and Pandora, and has his finger on the pulse of what is moving in the field. He is a multi-artist when it comes to combining a strategic mindset with creative execution.

Facilitator

Kristina Malther

The Managing Director of Open CPT, Open’s subsidiary in South Africa, and co-founder of Open, Kristina is an expert in internal and change communication. She has complemented her Master’s degree in Communication and Psychology with training in project management, systemic leadership, mbti/typology, coaching and facilitation. Kristina has more than 15 years’ experience as a consultant, advisor and leader.

Mike and Kasper will discuss the topic for roughly 30 minutes, with Kristina opening the arena for questions and comments both during and after.

 

Open CPT is an internal communication agency

We develop innovative ways of communicating with employees, leaders and stakeholders to drive engagement and create sustainable change. Open CPT is a subsidiary of leading European employee communication agency, Open, and rooted in Open’s principles of creativity, involvement and simplicity. Drawing on a decade of experience from working with some of Europe’s largest corporations, we offer fresh as well as tried-and-tested approaches.


state of the sector 2019

State of the Sector 2019 survey

state of the sector 2019

Supporting State of the Sector 2019

By Aneeqah Samsodien, Brand and Communication Specialist (November 9, 2018)

Launched eleven years ago by internal communication agency Gatehouse, State of the Sector builds on responses from thousands of communication professionals around the world.

Open CPT is excited to support the research for the 2019 edition of the report. This year’s survey is open until 12 November, and you can find it here:

www.gatehouse.co.uk/survey

State of the Sector provides the definitive view of the internal communication and employee engagement landscape every year – from channel use and message effectiveness, to leader and line manager communication, measurement and evaluation.

By taking the survey, you’ll be guaranteed an exclusive, pre-launch copy of the report. We urge you to take part in the survey and help with putting South African internal communication on the map by contributing your valuable knowledge and experiences.


values

Master Class: Bringing values to life in your organisation

values

Reputation Management master class: Bringing values to life

By: Aneeqah Samsodien, Brand and communication specialist (October 25, 2018)

“It takes years to build a reputation and only a few minutes to destroy it”, said Warren Buffett, who is viewed by many as the greatest investor of all time. On a daily basis, companies are faced with the challenge of effectively building, managing and maintaining their corporate reputation. Are you armed with the necessary skills and information to take your organisation’s reputation to the next level?

We are excited to offer a class on internal communication and values as part of Reputation Matters’ Master Class this November.

Open CPT Managing Director Kristina Malther will be hosting a Master Class on Bringing values to life, an interactive session where delegates will be taken through a process of identifying key internal areas to focus on to get messages communicated through the organisation.

The following topics will be covered on the day:

  • Core principles of communication;
  • Tendencies in internal communication;
  • Developing and implementing an internal communication strategy; step-by-step and cases
  • Why values matter;
  • How to identify and define corporate values; step-by-step and cases; and
  • How to bring values to life in the organisation; step-by-step and cases

 

This Master Class is hosted by Reputation Matters and forms part of a 5-day Master Class series endorsed by The Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA), that will take place at the Grand West Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa.

Other speakers at the event include Regine le Roux from Reputation Matters, Cynthia Schoeman from Ethics Monitor, Jennigay Coetzer, freelance writer, author, journalist, editor and trainer, and Ashleigh Hamilton, a well-seasoned journalist.

Master Class details:

Dates: 12 – 16 November 2018

Venue: Grand West Hotel, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Duration: 5 days; 09:00 to 16:00 daily

CPD points: 12 Points

Seats are limited to 20 people

 

Costs:

Full Master Class programme: R 21 800.00 (Inc. VAT) – Master Class of all five sessions include Regine le Roux’s book ‘Reputation Matters’, lunch and refreshments.

Individual sessions: R 4 800.00 (Inc. VAT) –  Individual sessions include lunch and refreshments

 

To register for the event, please click the link here to find out more.


Dialogue Matters Johannesburg - October 2018

Dialogue Matters & Open CPT

 

Breakfast Sessions

Communicating ethics and values

Johannesburg, Thursday, 11 October 2018

Join Open CPT at our next Dialogue Matters breakfast session!

 

How do you communicate around ethics internally and externally in your organisation?

  • Do you and your people share a common understanding of workplace ethics?
  • Is ethics really valued in your organisation? Or are there more important success criteria?
  • How well do you manage ethics? Well enough to minimise risk and reputational damage?
  • Where does your organisation's culture lie on the ethical - toxic culture continuum?

At the session, you will gain insight into:

  • The importance of research and the role that ethics plays in Africa
  • Insights into top ethics trends and the Ethics Monitor Toolkit
  • The importance of values - and how to bring them to life in your organisation

 

   Thursday, October 11, 2018

 

   08:00 to 10:30

 

         Life Healthcare, Oxford Manor, 21 Chaplin Road, Illovo, 2196

 

 Tickets cost R 50.00 per person. Seats are limited to 25.

 

  RSVP by Thursday, 04 October, 2018.

 

 

The Programme:

  • Welcoming and coffee;
  • Reputation and Ethics in Africa: Channel Kemp (Reputation Matters)
  • Ethics trends and Ethics Monitor Toolkit: Cynthia Schoeman (Ethics Monitor)
  • Importance of values - how to define and communicate values in your organisation: Kristina Malther (Open CPT)
  • Ethics, governance and compliance: sweet spot or perfect storm: Lisa Wannell (Halogen)
  • Networking

 

*Tickets for the session can be purchased via Quicket by clicking the link here.

 

About Dialogue Matters Sessions:

The Dialogue Matters sessions offer insights, case studies and networking around the latest topics on the agenda in the field of corporate communications and reputation management. These sessions are brought to you by Reputation Matters, Halogen Search & Select, and Open CPT.

 

Reputation Matters Logo

Halogen search & selection logo

 

This Dialogue Matters event is proudly sponsored by Ethics Monitor.

 

Ethics Monitor logo
This Dialogue Matters breakfast session is run in collaboration by Channel Kemp (Research Analyst for Reputation Matters), Lisa Wannell (Founder and Director of  Halogen Search & Select) and Kristina Malther (Managing Director of Open Cape Town), with Guest Speaker Cynthia Schoeman from Ethics Monitor.

 


Dialogue Matters - July 2018

Dialogue Matters & Open CPT

 

Dialogue Matters: Lunch Sessions

Ethics

Cape Town, Wednesday, 04 July 2018

Join Open CPT alongside Reputation Matters at our next Dialogue Matters lunch session!

 

About this session:

How do you communicate around ethics internally and externally in your organisation and personal platforms?
  • Do you and your people share a common understanding of workplace ethics?
  • Is ethics really valued in your organisation? Or are there more important success criteria?
  • How well do you manage ethics? Well enough to minimise risk and reputational damage?
  • Where does your organisation's culture lie on the ethical - toxic culture continuum?
At the session, you will gain insight into:
  • The importance of research and the role that ethics plays in Africa
  • Insights into top ethics trends and the Ethics Monitor Toolkit
  • The importance of values - and how to bring them to life in your organisation

 

   Wednesday, July 04, 2018

 

   13:00 to 15:00

 

         The Attic Function room, The Woodstock Exchange, 4th Floor, Cape Town

 

 Tickets cost R 100.00 per person. Seats are limited to 15.

 

  RSVP by Wednesday, 27 June, 2018.

 

 

The Programme:

  • Welcoming and coffee;
  • Reputation and Ethics in Africa:
  • Ethics trends and Ethics Monitor Toolkit:
  • Importance of values - how to define and communicate values in your organisation.
  • Networking

 

If you are interested in attending this lunch session, please send a mail of confirmation of interest to [email protected] and we will get back to you. Please note that seating is very limited.

 

The Dialogue Matters breakfast sessions are run in collaboration by Regine le Roux (Managing Director of Reputation Matters), Lisa Wannell (Founder and Director of  Halogen Search & Select) and Kristina Malther (Managing Director of Open Cape Town).

 

We will for the first time at Dialogue Matters, be hosting guest speaker Cynthia Schoeman, Founder and MD of Ethics Monitor.

 

About Dialogue Matters Sessions:

The Dialogue Matters sessions offer insights, case studies and networking around the latest topics on the agenda in the field of corporate communications and reputation management. These sessions are brought to you by Reputation Matters and Open CPT.


Employee Experience Panel CPT

Employee Experience Panel - an exclusive network

Employee Experience Panel

Employee Experience Panel - an exclusive network

We're growing our network in Africa and invite professionals in the field of communications, HR and branding who work with, or are about to embark on, Employee Experience design to join our Employee Experience Panel.

Employee Experience is fast hitting the agenda as a way to link customer experience design, brand advocacy and employee engagement - but most organisations are just at the early stages and need to find ways to go about it.

The Employee Experience panel will be a curated network for exchanging insights and challenges on the topic - facilitated by Open CPT and in parallel with a similar panel in Copenhagen.

 

Open CPT Employee Experience Panel

The network is by invitation only. If you are interested in joining and think you fit the profile, get in touch or follow this link to let us know your interests and needs: https://bit.ly/2xYtyrW

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Employee Experience on the agenda!

Employee Experience on the agenda!

Employee Experience is most certainly on the agenda for the ca. 50 communicators from Denmark’s largest companies present at our ChangeComm event this past Thursday in Copenhagen.

ChangeComm event
Poll from ChangeComm event

It is a way of working across functions to create not only engagement, but also heighten performance and improving the customer experience.

Employee Experience
ChangeComm Denmark - May 2018.

Three key take-aways from our speakers:

  • Focus on improving the 'moments that matter' to employees. The 'moments that matter' are at the very core of the Employee Experience in your organisation and the best place to start.
  • Just-do-it! Rather than waiting to come up with the perfect solution. It is a large field, and one that can seem overwhelming, but now is the time to experiment and learn as you go.
  • Be truly curious about the people who work in your organisation to match their needs and wants. Too often we are more concerned with what we think people want, than actually listening to what they really want.

Want to know more about Employee Experience and how to approach it from an employee communication perspective? Get in touch.

About Open CPT

Open CPT is an internal communication agency based in Cape Town, South Africa. We develop innovative ways of communication with employees, leaders and stakeholders to drive engagement and create sustainable change.

Open CPT is a subsidiary of leading European employee communication agency, Open, and rooted in Open’s principles of creativity, involvement and simplicity.

Drawing on a decade of experience from working with some of Europe’s largest corporations, we offer fresh as well as tried-and-tested approaches.

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Dialogue Matters - Breakfast Sessions

 

Do you want to know about the latest topics in employee communications and connect with other communicators? 

The Dialogue Matters breakfast sessions are run 2 – 4 times a year between Cape Town and Johannesburg. These sessions offer insights, case studies and networking around the latest topics on the agenda in the field of corporate communications and reputation management. 

Dialogue Matters session, Johannesburg 2018
Dialogue Matters session, Johannesburg 2018

 

We run these sessions as a collaboration between Open Cape Town Reputation Matters, and Lisa Wannell (Specialist Search Consultant)

 

Dialogue Matters session, Johannesburg 2018
Dialogue Matters session, Johannesburg 2018

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