Engage podcast series

Published every quarter, Engage is a CIPR podcast digging deep into the challenges and opportunities facing PR and comms practitioners right now.

This series brings a range of perspectives to the discussions from across the industry, offering insight as well as food for thought to learn and challenge your own mindset – regardless of where you are in your PR and comms career.

Engage has been produced for PR practitioners but the themes explored will prove valuable for anyone working alongside PR and comms teams, or with an interest in the issues affecting the profession.

CIPR members can earn 5 CPD points for listening to an episode of Engage.

episode 1: doing diversity differently



Diversity is about far more than just ticking boxes and as the CIPR's 'Race in PR' report shows, there is still much more for the sector to do to better reflect the society that it communicates with.

This debate highlights the findings from the report, why the PR industry is still struggling to attract diverse talent and what organisations should consider when shaping their diversity inclusion programmes and policies.

With guest presenters Avril Lee, Katrina Marshall, Melissa Lawrence and Sara Hawthorn.
Download full transcript (pdf)

Episode 2: building resilience


2021 may not have got off with the start we’d all hoped for, making navigating the ongoing COVID-19 crisis even more challenging for self-employed practitioners and teams.

For this quarter’s episode, guests Amanda Coleman, Rebecca Mander and Sharon Flaherty will be sharing their first-hand experiences with host Dan Jones to provide practical tips and takeaways for building resilience and accessing support in today’s tough climate.

Download full transcript  (pdf)


Tell us what you think

If you've listened to one or both of the Engage podcasts, please take a few minutes to let the team of volunteers behind Engage know what you think of the podcasts.

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Thanks to our volunteers

Thank you to the CIPR Podcast Editorial Board for developing and producing the Engage series.

Chair: Sara-Anne Mills-Bricknell MCIPR, See Media
Vice-Chair: Debbie Aurelius Chart.PR, MCIPR, Peppermint Fish Limited
Tim Hudson Chart.PR, MCIPR, Cancer Research UK
Iain Hodgson MCIPR, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors LLP
Colin Kelly MCIPR, Comsteria Limited
Kenny McDonald MCIPR, NHS Health Scotland
Andrew Bruce Smith FCIPR, Escherman

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