In addition to our wide-ranging schedule of briefings and events which are free of charge to members, CEF provides access to a range of programmes and seminars which are available to our members at discounted rates. Full details of these programmes are outlined below:

Current Programmes

Women in Leadership
Media Training: Making The Soundbite Count
Public Accountability and Governance
Leadership & Team Support
Cross Sectoral Development Programme for High Potentials
The Transformative Leader

Media Training: Making The Soundbite Count

In recognition of the requirement for senior public sector representatives to maintain an open and transparent relationship with their key stakeholders, the CEF offers a full day media training course, tailored to public sector leaders.  

The course covers what to do when approached for an interview; how to improve your sound on radio and image on TV; how you can influence the direction of the interview; turning the negatives into positives in the 'live' situation; and dealing with those tough questions – including video clips to demonstrate the dos and dont's. 

For further info please contact:  

Mike Philpott
Mike Philpott has worked in newspapers, radio and television for nearly four decades. He started his career with the Stockport Advertiser in Manchester and later worked with the Manchester Evening News group before returning to Northern Ireland as a sub editor with the Belfast Telegraph. He then moved to the BBC, where he worked as a reporter and later as a producer on Good Morning Ulster. He became Dublin Correspondent for local and network BBC in 1988. He now contributes to TV documentaries and advises a number of organisations on their communications strategies. He has been runner-up in the prestigious Sony Awards on two occasions.
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