GCS Events

To book onto a GCS event you must be working within a government department, arms length body, Non- Departmental Public Body or from local government.

Aspire courses

New courses and dates will be added to this page throughout the year for you to book on to.

Note: The Aspire programme is in the process of being reviewed. Please continue to check the courses and events page for the most up-to-date information. 

How to book an Aspire course

Please ignore ‘no tickets available’ and to the right click ‘enter promotional code’. A promotional code can be obtained from your development adviser. If a course no longer has spaces available, ‘FULLY BOOKED’ will follow its name. Aspire courses are only available to selected departments and government organisations. Cancellations / absentees will be monitored and may affect future allocation of places to departments.

PRCA Webinars

PRCA webinars are available to all GCS core and associate members. These ninety minute online courses can be accessed on most computers. To learn more, visit our PRCA membership page.

GCS paid-for programme of courses

To view the full paid-for programme and to book your place, take a look at our learning opportunities page

July 2, 2015

Digital Insight: Monthly Google Surgeries- FULLY BOOKED

We’re supplementing the GCS Aspire programme with a range of monthly surgeries so you can ask the experts for advice on what you’re already doing digitally. 

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July 2, 2015

The IC Space Live: a best practice sharing event for Internal Comms- FULLY BOOKED

Internal Comms has a crucial role to play making the civil service the best it can possibly be. We know there is a huge amount of high quality work happening across government that is helping engage our people. This session aims to help us share some of the best practice, tips, tools and experiences so we can learn from each other and make a difference in our own organisations. Come along to talk to people from HMRC, BIS, Twitter, Defra, Home Office, Natural England and many more in what promises to be a fast-paced and inspiring few hours. Please book early as places are limited.

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July 7, 2015

PRCA Webinar: Unleash Your Inner Creative

Creativity is the one of the most valued skills in business. How much training have your and your teams had in techniques, brainstorm facilitation, generating & nurturing ideas? This training guarantees you’ll walk away with a toolkit of idea-generating techniques and a raft ways to overcome creative burnout individually and as a team.

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July 9, 2015

Commscamp: unconference for public sector communicators- FULLY BOOKED

More than 150 PR and comms people from across the UK are set to attend the free ticketed event at the Bond Company in Fazeley Street, Digbeth  

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July 23, 2015

GCS Leadership Roadshow

Join Alex Aiken and other Directors of Communications in this 3-hour leadership roadshow for SIOs and Grade 7s. This participative coaching event aims to help you gain the skills needed to improve your leadership. Featuring practical examples and small group coaching, the roadshow will equip you with the behaviours and values you need to become a better leader.

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July 24, 2015

GCS Leadership Roadshow

Join Alex Aiken and other Directors of Communications in this 3-hour leadership roadshow for SIOs and Grade 7s. This participative coaching event aims to help you gain the skills needed to improve your leadership. Featuring practical examples and small group coaching, the roadshow will equip you with the behaviours and values you need to become a better leader.

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July 28, 2015

GCS Leadership Roadshow

Join Alex Aiken and other Directors of Communications in this 3-hour leadership roadshow for SIOs and Grade 7s. This participative coaching event aims to help you gain the skills needed to improve your leadership. Featuring practical examples and small group coaching, the roadshow will equip you with the behaviours and values you need to become a better leader.

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July 30, 2015

GCS Leadership Roadshow- FULLY BOOKED

Join Alex Aiken and other Directors of Communications in this 3-hour leadership roadshow for SIOs and Grade 7s. This participative coaching event aims to help you gain the skills needed to improve your leadership. Featuring practical examples and small group coaching, the roadshow will equip you with the behaviours and values you need to become a better leader.

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August 4, 2015

GCS Leadership Roadshow

Join Alex Aiken and other Directors of Communications in this 3-hour leadership roadshow for SIOs and Grade 7s. This participative coaching event aims to help you gain the skills needed to improve your leadership. Featuring practical examples and small group coaching, the roadshow will equip you with the behaviours and values you need to become a better leader.

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August 6, 2015

GCS Leadership Roadshow

Join Alex Aiken and other Directors of Communications in this 3-hour leadership roadshow for SIOs and Grade 7s. This participative coaching event aims to help you gain the skills needed to improve your leadership. Featuring practical examples and small group coaching, the roadshow will equip you with the behaviours and values you need to become a better leader.

Book Now

August 6, 2015

Digital Insight: Monthly Google Surgeries- FULLY BOOKED

We’re supplementing the GCS Aspire programme with a range of monthly surgeries so you can ask the experts for advice on what you’re already doing digitally. 

Book Now

August 13, 2015

GCS Leadership Roadshow- FULLY BOOKED

Join Alex Aiken and other Directors of Communications in this 3-hour leadership roadshow for SIOs and Grade 7s. This participative coaching event aims to help you gain the skills needed to improve your leadership. Featuring practical examples and small group coaching, the roadshow will equip you with the behaviours and values you need to become a better leader.

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August 18, 2015

GCS Leadership Roadshow

Join Alex Aiken and other Directors of Communications in this 3-hour leadership roadshow for SIOs and Grade 7s. This participative coaching event aims to help you gain the skills needed to improve your leadership. Featuring practical examples and small group coaching, the roadshow will equip you with the behaviours and values you need to become a better leader.

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September 15, 2015

PRCA Webinar: Getting to Grips with Grammar

An essential refresher for PR professionals who need to produce high-quality written work. If you’ve ever been confused about where to place an apostrophe or how to use a semicolon properly, this is the course for you. Whether you are drafting a press release, email, proposal, feature or web page, you need to be confident that your work will pass scrutiny.

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September 23, 2015

GCS Leadership Roadshow

Join Alex Aiken and other Directors of Communications in this 3-hour leadership roadshow for SIOs and Grade 7s. This participative coaching event aims to help you gain the skills needed to improve your leadership. Featuring practical examples and small group coaching, the roadshow will equip you with the behaviours and values you need to become a better leader.

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September 23, 2015

PRCA Webinar: How to Prepare for a Presentation

Being able to deliver effective presentations is an absolute must for anyone working in PR. This course is designed for senior executives and account managers who want to improve their pitch presentation skills and be able to present confidently in public. 

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