To fully explore the potential of how you can re-invent how an organization, brand or leader communication, a re-communicate colloquium offers an opportunity to work together in an intense one or two day session.

This is not traditional training or a standard workshop. When we work in colloqium, we are hands on with rolled-up sleeves. We identify needed competencies, gaps in skills and experience, after which we go to work, and use experiential learning to develop the competencies your leaders need to create the communications workers hunger for.

What your experience at colloquium can help an organization’s staff do-it-yourself the next time you have a communication challenge you need a leader to address.

Our colloquium is an intense two- or three-day experience to take a communication function apart and put it back together again.

Together, we diagnose the problem, dissect the issues and determine the impact. To develop the approach, we brainstorm all the possibilities. To deliver the solution, we outline a detailed blueprint. And to ensure results, we reinvent the function to support the new communication system the business needs.

And we accomplish this by working with the skills you already have. Just as a craftsman refinishes a fine piece of furniture, we work together to strip away the finishes you have added over the years to get back to the original source material.

We dig to the core of how you function. Instead of layering on new ways of doing things we rebuild the approaches, habits and patterns, as we discard the excuses and dependencies. We dissect the processes you follow to shed the crutches, stop the autopilot and address the danger signals and triggers. You emerge with a reinvented function with the competencies, approaches and processes you need to withstand daily choices, habits, patterns and critics. And we help you rediscover your communication purpose.

The key to this work is how we get to the heart of the relationships that define how you deliver communications. We examine how your function manages time, responses and tasks, to emerge with new ways to simplify, streamline and simply say “no”.

Each colloquium has three parts:

  • In-residence: To get to know your function, we spend time working in your function to gain first-hand experience how you work and what may get in your way.
  • Insight: To get familiar with the expectations you manage, we interview your internal clients for communications, as well as lead conversations with samples of workers.
  • Inspiration: To re-invent the function in a one- two- or three-day session, we work off-site to absorb what we have learned, imagine what we can be, and detail how we can get there.

Your retooled communication staff will rethink every routine, habit and approach without fear of reaction, and based on insight into what people need and what can work. Because, in every organization, the effort to sustain how we communicate is only as strong as the communication function is relevant:

  • Deliverables: What value workers want and what communications they think work or don’t work
  • Structure: How to reconfigure your communication function to revive its enthusiasm for its mission
  • Finance: How to rebudget what the organization should spend on communications for maximum return
  • Routine: How to rethink and recommit to what may be too familiar, routing or stale
  • Organization: How to restructure and reorganize the function to be more responsive to the organization’s needs, and
  • Media: How to refresh the menu of media for effective communications in both directions.

Participating in a re-communicate colloquium can help you, quickly, reinvent your function to deliver what your business needs.