Fostering Staff Networks

Fostering Staff Networks: Engaging Staff and Driving Business Goals

13th May 2020 | Central London

in partnership with the Power of Staff Networks

From fostering future leaders and providing a forum for staff inputs, to driving innovation, supporting diversity and realising inclusion across the business, there are numerous strategic and social benefits to supporting the development and growth of staff networks.

On May 13th, National Staff Networks Day, join us for ‘Fostering Staff Networks: Engaging Staff and Driving Business Goals’ to learn from expert speakers about ensuring the success of staff networks in your organisation, from inception to maturation. 

You will discover how to maximise the impact and outreach of your networks, ensuring they become valuable contributors to company policy, practice and culture.

 

Key Speakers: 

  • Cherron Inko-Tariah MBE, Author, ‘The Incredible Power of Staff Networks'; Consultant and Coach, The Power of Staff Networks
  • Bernadette Thompson, Co-Chair, Race to the Top Grade 6/7 network; Deputy Director, Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government
  • Mirjam Harzenmoser, co- Chair, WOW Network, Oliver Wyman
  • Abigail Agyei, Senior Policy Advisor in the Integration and Communities Directorate in MHCLG, and Liaison Lead at MHCLG’s BAMEnet
  • Rob Neil, Head of Embedding Culture Change, Department for Education
  • Javid Rana, Chair Association of Muslim Police, Chair Staff Support Associations
  • Emma Dunn, Chair, a:gender Civil Service Support Network 
  • Karen Canner, Co-Chair of Supporting Workplace in Menopause (SWIM) Network, Ministry of Justice
  • Karen Harvey-Cooke, Chair of Enfys the LGBT+ staff network, Cardiff University
  • Dr Anna Einarsdottir, Senior Lecturer, The York Management School
  • Kate Nash, Founder & Chief Networkologist, PurpleSpace
  • Kate Hughes, Chair, Civil Service LGBT+ Network

 

Why attend? 

  • Learn about the business and individual benefits of staff networks for your organisation
  • Bring new, innovative ideas about how to maximise the success and benefits of staff networks back to your organisation, with the insight needed to put them into practice 
  • Hear about best practice in creating and developing a staff network from leading figures
  • Earn a CPD certificate for your personal progression
  • Enjoy an opportunity to network with top speakers and fellow colleagues

 

Who should attend? 

Anyone with an interest in developing a thriving staff network within their organisation, including: employers; staff network leads; motivated employees; HR managers/officers; wellbeing officers; senior managers; consultants; trade unions and representative groups.

10% Early Bird Discount is available until 21st February 2020.

 

Dates and Locations

Fostering Staff Networks | Central London | 13th May 2020

10% Early Bird Discount is available until 21st February 2020

 Register now 

 

For registration queries please contact:

Ivana Picone 

0207 593 5739
conference.admin@dodsgroup.com

 

Agenda

09:00

Registration

09:45

Chair's introduction

10:00

Staff networks: supporting diversity, realising inclusion, and driving business goals

  • Networks and ERGs as strategic business drivers
  • Transforming staff engagement and wellbeing through networks
  • How networks unlock corporate growth whilst fostering a culture of inclusion

Cherron Inko-Tariah, Author, ‘The Incredible Power of Staff Networks'; Consultant and Coach, The Power of Staff Networks

10:30

Starting up and setting out: determining the vision and structure of your staff network

  • Deciding on the network’s aims, vision and objectives
  • Creating a structure to accommodate aims and allot responsibilities
  • Aligning the aims of the network with the business’s goals
  • Writing a business plan and developing a service offering 

Sandra Marcantonio, Co-Chair of Supporting Workplace in Menopause (SWIM) Network, Ministry of Justice

11:30

Networking Break

11:45

Executive Engagement: acquiring executive support and embedding your network in the business

  • Making the business case for your network
  • Key considerations when making a funding bid
  • Engaging senior management as sponsors and champions
  • Defining guidelines and operating agreements with senior management

Dr Anna Einarsdottir, Senior Lecturer, The York Management School

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Broadening your network: making connections and building momentum

  • Data-driven: measuring outcomes to make better-informed decisions
  • Designing events to engage with new members and the broader community
  • Maximising publicity and capitalising on existing communication channels
  • Networks as a vehicle for educating those of different backgrounds or affinity

Emma Dunn, Chair, a:gender Civil Service Support Network

Kate Hughs, Chair, Civil Service LGBT+ Network

Kate Nash, Founder & Chief Networkologist, PurpleSpace

 

15:15

Expanding vision and ambition: maintaining growth and cultivating innovation over time

  • Setting standards for measuring success
  • Driving business goals and contributing to organisational improvement
  • Ensuring that your network engages and recognises long-term volunteers
  • Transforming your network into a talent and leadership development pipeline
  • Sharing best practice and advice with other ERGs within and beyond the business 

Bernadette Thompson, Co-Chair, Race to the Top Grade 6/7 network; Deputy Director, Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government

Karen Harvey-Cooke, Chair of Enfys the LGBT+ staff network, Cardiff University

Mirjam Harzenmoser, Co- Chair, WOW Network, Oliver Wyman

16:15

Chair's Closing Remarks

16:30

Event Closes