Voice Your Vision Pro-bono Communications Training

Are you a leader in the non-profit sector looking to refine your story to better engage audiences? Or a business leader trying to navigate communications around your CSR or sustainability efforts?

Following its success in 2023, we are pleased to launch the ‘Voice Your Vision’ pro-bono communications training series for 2024 with sessions for both non-profit and corporate leaders worldwide.

With the growing complexities and challenges of the communications landscape, it is increasingly difficult to gain attention. Many advocates of important causes are struggling to have their messages heard.

In the private sector, with the increasing momentum and scrutiny around sustainability and ESG, it’s vital that businesses communicate their CSR initiatives and ESG messaging authentically and effectively.

Delivered through one-hour-long online group workshops, the “Voice Your Vision” 2024 programme aims to better equip participants to present their stories and engage key audiences with their cause. These valuable sessions, will be facilitated by senior trainers from Sandpiper with decades of experience in communications training and media roles at top international news organisations.

Event Details

Online Sessions for Non-Profit Leaders
Thursday, 30 May
Thursday, 19 September
Online Sessions for Corporate Leaders
Thursday, 8 August – Register Your Interest Now
Thursday, 14 November

All online sessions will be hosted via Zoom at 10-11 AM GST | 2-3 PM SGT | 4-5 PM AEST | 6-7 PM NZST.

Applications for the 1st online session for corporate leaders on Thursday, 8 August are open!

*The training is catered to C-suites and senior communications and corporate affairs leaders in the private sector. Qualified applicants will receive a registration confirmation.

In case you can’t make it to the live presentation, we’ll share the webinar recording with all qualified registrants.

To enquire about an in-person session in Beijing, please email beijing@sandpipercomms.com

In-person Sessions for Non-Profit Leaders
(in Chinese & English)
Friday, May 24
Friday, August 2
In-person Sessions for Corporate Leaders
(in Chinese & English)
Friday, September 20
Friday, November 22

*The session dates are subject to change at the organiser’s discretion. We aim to give a timely notice in case of any changes.

Meet the trainers

Edward Brewster
Director, New Zealand

Ed has a 25-year career specialising in media relations, crisis and issues communications, internal communications and change management, reputation management and public affairs.

He leads Sandpiper’s International Media practice, working with clients across the insurance, energy, financial and technology sectors. Before joining Sandpiper he worked in-house at Huawei until 2020, where he held several roles including Director of Communications, leading one of the three international media hubs for the Group. He was a spokesperson for Huawei fronting broadcast interviews for the company in London. Ed was one of the key driving forces of Voice Your Vision 2023 New Zealand workshop.

Emma Huang
Director, China

Emma is a seasoned communications professional, specialising in corporate communications, financial communications, reputation management, media relations, crisis and issued management.

Fluent in both Mandarin and English, Emma has provided strategic counsel on external and internal communications to both non-profit and corporate organisations across a wide range of industries both in China and overseas. Emma was one of the key driving forces of Voice Your Vision 2023 Beijing workshop.

Charlotte Whale
Senior Consultant

Before joining Sandpiper, Charlotte had a 20-year career as a journalist, mostly working overseas for some of the biggest global networks including BBC World TV and Al Jazeera. In New Zealand, Charlotte has also been a reporter and a producer for Newshub as well as TVNZ.

Charlotte has a deep understanding of the mechanics of a newsroom and the modern-day challenges facing the media. She can easily identify what makes a good story that’ll appeal to journalists and how people and organisations can best craft and land their message in the most impactful way when speaking to the media. Charlotte was one of the key driving forces of Voice Your Vision 2023 New Zealand workshop.

Voice Your Vision 2023 Highlights

In 2023, our Voice Your Vision workshops garnered participation from over 100 lead representatives of global and local non-governmental and not-for-profit organisations across six key markets in the Asia Pacific region.

Every vision for change starts with one voice.

A voice that tells a story so powerful that it inspires another voice…

Every Voice Your Vision workshop aims to help advocates tell a powerful story, be heard,

and inspire more voices.