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External Affairs Events for Senior Staff

Since 2009, The Right Ethos has been holding events for senior staff – CEOs, Directors, Heads of Department and Managers – in External Affairs roles in the not-for-profit sector.

These events usually are attended by between 50-75 senior communications and campaigns professionals and the topics address issues that are relevant and strategic for this audience.

Our events are restricted to senior staff, as it’s felt that there are limited other options for this level of staff to come together and deliberate on shared issues.

The speakers are usually peers of those attending or leading thinkers on the campaigns and communications world in the UK.
Below you can see headline details of our previous events and if you click through you can receive more details of the speakers.

Previous Events

Here are some highlights of previous events within the external affairs sector:


May 2016

'Breast Cancer Now, the merger – 1 year on'


Fiona Hazell, Director of Communications and Engagement at Breast Cancer Now

June 2015

'Campaigning in the new environment since the General Election (June 2015)'


Jackie Ballard, Chief Executive of Alcohol Concern
Tess Kingham, Social Change consultant
Ryan Shorthouse, Expert on education and social policy and a political commentator

October 2014

'Are we asking too little of our supporters & activists and getting too little from our campaigns?'


Ben Jackson, Chief Executive of Bond
Emma Taggart, Campaigns Consultant
Sam Daley-Harris, founder of The Center for Citizen Empowerment and Transformation

June 2014

'What's stopping campaigning'


Jonathan Ellis, Head of Policy, Research and Advocacy for the British Red Cross
Jim Coe, Freelance campaigns consultant and writer

October 2013

'The place of local and community campaigning in 21st century campaigning organisations'


Jane Harris,  Director of External Affairs & Social Change at the National Autistic Society
Neil Kingsnorth, C.E.O at The Urban Orchard Project

October 2011

'How to win campaigns by framing issues and appealing to values'


Brian Lamb OBE, Communications, Policy and Public Affairs Consultant & Chair of the NCVO Campaign Effectiveness Advisory Board
Martin Kirk, Director of Campaigns at The Rules based in New York

November 2009

'Maximising the opportunities of the General Election: How campaigns can best affect the political parties?'


Baron Jonathan Oates 

About The Right Ethos

The Right Ethos was set up after our founder, Jonathan Dearth, had worked in the campaigning sector for 13 years, for campaigning organisations including Amnesty International, Shelter, Liberty and the World Development Movement. It was set up as a response to multi-sector recruitment consultancies moving in on the charity sector, and in particular not recognising that people who work for campaigning organisations are motivated by justice and long term change.