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Two new BiteSize ‘core skills’ modules launched

Gatehouse’s specialist training arm, Gatehouse Academy, has this month added two new ‘core skills’ modules to its popular range of 90 minute BiteSize learning and development sessions for in-house communication teams.

The Fundamentals of Change Communication is designed to provide an introduction to organisational change and change related communication. Following a brief review of the history of change – including key theories and approaches from the past 60 years – it shines the spotlight on the role communication plays in supporting and enabling it within the modern organisation. It is geared towards internally-focused communicators and provides a solid foundation of knowledge for a number of other more advanced BiteSize modules focused around change and transition management.

Also new to the growing Gatehouse Academy training prospectus is The Fundamentals of Writing & Editing – an introduction to writing and editing for communicators. It begins with an overview of the text-production process, looking at the different processes and skills involved, then covers the fundamentals of producing and polishing copy, exploring the roles, skills and tools that are required to do it well. Practical hands-on exercises, group discussion and case studies help participants develop the confidence that is key to both effective communication and appropriate intervention in text produced by others.

BiteSize is designed to provide access to the very latest thinking, good practice and practical advice on a wide range of must-know subjects without the considerable time commitment, inconvenience and high costs usually associated with training courses. BiteSize is team-based learning and can be delivered to up to 15 participants at a time, usually on the client’s premises. It represents excellent value for money, priced at as little as £100 per delegate.

To date BiteSize modules have been delivered to over 1,000 communication practitioners working in a wide range of organisations including Ernst & Young, NHS London, the Financial Services Authority, HM Revenue & Customs and the Ministry of Justice. It is also the only programme of its type to be backed by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR).

To find out more about these new modules, or the dozens of other BiteSize sessions that are now available off-the-shelf, call (+44 [0]207 754 3630) or email ( Lee Smith today.