Open to all and aimed at individuals with minimal Social Media experience.
There are no prerequisites to attend this basic-level course.
After completing this course, attendees will have a broad understanding of Social Media and be comfortable using Social Media in a Safe and Professional Manner.
This course is available as a closed or public course and is available in two core variants; one for Defence and related personnel only and the other for a civilian/mixed audience. The course structure is common for both variants, however for Defence only audiences, the content, guidance and policies are specifically tailored to the Defence community.
This course focusses on the ‘Safe Handling’ of Social Media’; enabling attendees to feel comfortable using Social Media for professional purposes, working within their organisational structure i.e. Team/Unit, Department/Formation, Organisation/Service.
This introductory course covers the basic setup, configuration and safe use of major Social Media Platforms. The topics covered include:
- Characteristics of different social networks
- Opening accounts and using different devices
- Creating your ‘Bio’
- Selection and use of Avatars
- Using Social Media safely and securely
- Social Media etiquette and how to handle ‘trolls’
- How to post updates, share content and interact on different social networks
- Do’s and Don’ts for Social Media
Great introduction to the delivery of Social Media messaging.
This well-pitched course has given me the confidence to engage in Social Media.
This is not going away; it now provides too many strengths and opportunities to be ignored. Our organisation needs to understand the threats and weaknesses to overcome them. Let’s use this and more effectively move with the times.
An ideal course to learn how to develop and deliver a comms plan in support of Bde activity. I left feeling empowered.
An informative course, that has brought me into the 21st Century.
This has given me the confidence to go on Social Media and create a better story.
If you have personnel who are cynical about the use of Social Media in the MoD, have them do this course. It will completely flip their outlook.
i3Gen led a well-received and comprehensive staff training exercise on Information Operations for the NATO Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC) Joint Fires and Influence Branch. The combination of Civilian and Military expertise brought a wider perspective, enabling us to better understand and improve our Information Activities planning.
Paul and Ric are an engaging duo, who quickly grasped the nuances of our charity’s strategy and key messaging. Using this knowledge they were able to grow our Twitter following, and offer advice on how best to engage with these individuals.
i3 Gen delivered a professional, engaging and highly effective day. The Social Media Training significantly improved my awareness.
Limited knowledge before course. Now I have the knowledge and skills to deliver real effects on operations.
Great to get a civilian perspective, presented in a military way, on a difficult subject with no right or wrong way to use. Far more confident!
Solid practical skills training delivered by trainers who have a depth of knowledge and experience in marketing and communications. As current social media practitioners, they also are fully up to date in this fast-changing discipline, not only in the civilian world but also within the context of Army Engagement & Communications.
i3 Gen proved beyond doubt, by the content and delivery of the course, that even this #dinosaur can learn
This course complements other courses available in other areas such as DDC, JIAG, and Forces Media Academy.