We are thrilled to confirm that for the second year running, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has added a number of our csuite podcast episodes to it Continuing Professional Development programme (CPD).
The CIPR states that CPD puts its members in the driving seat of their own career, gaining the knowledge and skills they need to progress.
Over 2000 of the CIPR’s members take part in CPD, which is the only route for them to become a Chartered PR Practitioner.
Eight of the podcasts that we produced over the last twelve months have been added to the programme, meaning that those CIPR members taking part in CPD will receive 5 CPD points for listening to each podcast if they log it at their My CPD.
Koray Camgoz, Public Relations Manager, CIPR said: “The csuite podcast has a earned a reputation for its thought provoking content and cutting edge analysis of industry issues. We’re thrilled to be able to share these podcasts with our members as part of our Summer of CPD campaign. The summer is the perfect time to take stock of your professional goals and learn about developing areas of practice. These podcasts provide members with an excellent opportunity to do that.”
The episodes added to the programme are:
Driving Cultural Transformation
The first of three special episodes recorded in partnership with Microsoft from their Future Decoded event in ExCeL, London and featuring:
Clare Barclay, COO Microsoft UK
Ian McLaren, Finance and Contracts Director at London Midland
Hector Minto, Microsoft’s Accessibility Evangelist for EMEA
Andrew Cook, Microsoft’s Senior Product Marketing Manager for Firstline
Patience Wootton of Dentsu Aegis Network

UK Tech Influencers – Top 500 Power List
Recorded in partnership with Tyto to discuss the launch of their ‘Tyto Tech 500 Power List‘, which consists of the top 500 Technology influencers in the UK. Guests in the studio were:
Ellen Raphael, Head of Insight, Tyto
Brendon Craigie, Managing Partner, Tyto
Dr Sue Black OBE, Technology Evangelist and UK Government Advisor on Digital Services
Jeremy Waite, IBM’s Global Leader of CMO Programs
Plus we also hear from Anne Boden, CEO of Starling Bank

Readying business for the big data revolution 
Produced in partnership with the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, we were joined by:
The Association’s, Associate Technical Director, Peter Simons
Simon Jeffery, Group Manager for Technology & Management Information Systems at Siem Car Carriers.

The Content State Of Mind – Attitudes to Branded Content  
James Erskine, Managing Director of The Big Shot discusses the findings of his agency’s latest research into consumer attitudes to branded content.
He was also joined by Hannah Bourne, Marketing Director Children’s at Penguin Random House UK who talks about working with online influencers.

How To Create Award-Winning Corporate Content
We speak to some of the winners from Communicate Magazines’s 2018 Corporate Content Awards. In the studio were:
Amaris Cole, Digital Communications and Content Manager at the Church of England
Tim Turner, Content Director at content marketing agency, Wardour
Andrew Thomas, Founder of Cravenhill Publishing, the publishers of Communicate magazine and the organisers of the Corporate Content Awards.
We also hear from Nathanael Moyers, Head of UK Corporate Communications at Arcadis and Ashish Babu the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for Tata Consultancy Services in Europe and the UK.

Wellbeing in the Workplace
Sponsored by Nuffield Health and recorded at the Endeavour Search & Selection Wellbeing Seminar, we spoke with a number of the morning’s presenters, including:
Geoff McDonald, former Global VP for HR at Unilever, who talked about the need for companies to embed purpose as a driver of their business performance and why it’s so important for people to talk about their mental health
Alaana Linney, [at the time] Director of Business Development, Nuffield Health on their holistic approach to health and wellbeing and understanding data
Monica Kalia, Co-founder, Neyber on financial wellbeing.
Alan Fogarty, Partner at Cundall on how a building can impact on the wellness of those working within it.
Holly Price, Training & Development Director, Keltbray Group & Daniel Raine, Global Director Consulting & Business Intelligence, HRG Worldwide shared their company’s wellbeing journeys.
Kirsten Samuel, CEO of Kamwell on implementing wellbeing programmes

The Investment Professional of the Future
Produced in partnership with CFA Society of the UK and recorded at their Professionalism Conference, this episode features some great interviews, including:
Dame Helena Morrissey, Head of Personal Investing at Legal & General Investment Management on Trust and Diversity
Jeremy White, Executive Editor of Wired, on AI, Blockchain and Facebook
Ben Page, Chief Executive of Ipsos MORI on ‘Trust and the State of Britain in 2018’
Gary Baker, CFA Institute’s Managing Director EMEA and Gerry Fowler, Chairman, CFA Society of the UK discuss expectations of a Professional, Ethics and Value
Patrick Hudson, Professor Emeritus in The Human Factor in Safety at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands on ‘How High-Hazard Industries Manage Safety’
James Parsons, Leadership coach at Untapped Talent on ‘The Hidden Drivers of Ethical Behaviour’

Business & Government Partnerships
Produced in partnership with the Cabinet Office, in this episode we discussed how the work being carried by its Business Partnerships team, is building successful, long-term partnerships between business and government to deliver the voice of business into policy development and transformation, with the main aim of tackling the UK’s biggest social and economic challenges. Our guests in the studio were:
Shevaun Haviland, Deputy Director for Business Partnerships at the Prime Minister’s Office and Cabinet Office
Ann Pickering, CHRO and Chief of Staff at Telefónica UK (O2 in the UK)
Caroline Mason CBE, the Chief Executive Officer of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Co-Chair of the Inclusive Economy Partnership

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