Wellington Branch Event - Crisis communications - planning now for the unexpected

In times of ‘crisis’, the first thing people want is timely, clear, and reliable communications: what’s happened, what to do next, and where to go for more information.

David Kerslake will speak to us on the following and will give us a handy template or two for helping us plan for effective communications in times of crisis:

  • Clarifying the role of communications
  • What, when, where, and why
  • The ‘single source of truth’ and getting your messages out there
  • Stakeholder mapping – who to inform, how, why, and when
  • Getting the best from your ‘channels’
  • What can you learn for next time?

Where and when

Location: CORE Education, 121A Thorndon Quay – first floor
When: Thursday 8th December
Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm


The cost includes nibbles and drinks.

People who register via the website:

  • Members $11.50 incl GST.
  • Non-members $17.25 incl GST
  • Student members free of charge.

People who pay at the door:

  • Members 15.00 incl GST
  • Non-members $20.00 incl GST
  • Student members free of charge.

Note: Members = members of TechCommNZ and affiliated organisations: NZATD, ASTC, PRINZ

About the speaker

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David Kerslake is a corporate communications professional, an extensively published writer, and has featured in a TV documentary series on advice for small businesses.

He has hands on experience with planning and delivering communications during times of emergency and potential ‘crisis’. And has held lead roles with business continuity planning in both the public and private sectors.

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