The Importance of Staff Networks

The Importance of Staff Networks

26th September 2019 | Central London

Staff Networks hold enormous potential to influence the levels of staff engagement and productivity in the workplace. When operating efficiently they enable employees from minority groups to feel accepted, tackling the under-utilisation of skills and encouraging diverse talent. To remain competitive, employers must make effective use of staff networks to benefit from their employees' full potential.

This Diverse Workforce event will supply you with the tools and strategies needed to reap the benefits of a motivated workforce.

 

Key speakers: 

  • Cherron Inko-Tariah, Author, The Incredible Power of Staff Networks
  • Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett, Global Business Development Consultant, Enei
  • Javid Rana, Chair, Association of Muslim Police, Metropolitan Police
  • Sharon Salmon, Chair of Cultural Fusion, Network Rail
  • Karen Cooke, Organisational Development Manager, Chair of Enfys the LGBT+ staff network, Cardiff University
  • Diana Okoukoni, BAME Staff Network Lead, East London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sue Reeves, Co-Chair of Civil Service Disability Network, Office for National Statistics
  • Paul Willgross, Chair of Health and Safety Executive Disabled Staff Network, Health and Safety Executive
  • Rob Neil,  Head of Embedding Culture Change, Department for Education

 

Why attend? 

  • Learn how to boost staff engagement in your organisation 
  • Bring new, innovative staff network ideas back to your organisation, with the insight needed to put them into practice 
  • Hear from leading staff networks
  • 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 creating an inclusive workplace, including: employers; HR managers/officers; wellbeing officers; senior managers; consultants; trade unions, staff network leads and representative groups.

The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available to confirm your attendance.

 

Dates and Locations

The Importance of Staff Networks | Central London | 26th September 2019

 Register now 

 

For registration queries please contact:

Annaliza Battiston

0207 593 5739
conference.admin@dodsgroup.com

Agenda

10.00

Registration 

10.45

Chair’s Introduction

Rob Neil,  Head of Embedding Culture Change, Department for Education

10.50

Keynote address- The Importance of Staff Networks

Cherron Inko-Tariah, Author, The Incredible Power of Staff Networks

11.20

Networking break 

11.40

Developing a staff network

  • Getting started with your network: setting objectives and driving change
  • Connecting with staff outside of the network and promoting involvement
  • Using your network to engage with leadership teams and enact real change
  • Innovative initiatives that can be replicated by staff networks in your workplace

Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett, Global Business Development Consultant, Enei

Javid Rana, Chair, Association of Muslim Police, Metropolitan Police

Sharon Salmon, Chair of Cultural Fusion, Network Rail

13.00

Networking lunch 

14.00

Sustaining a staff network

  • Maintaining an innovative network over time
  • The relationship between ‘networks’ and ‘champions’
  • Exploring alternatives for large numbers
  • Establishing and sustaining networks over wide geographic areas
  • The role of inclusive communication in promoting your network

Diana Okoukoni, BAME Staff Network Lead, East London NHS Foundation Trust

Karen Cooke, Organisational Development Manager, Chair of Enfys the LGBT+ staff network, Cardiff University

Sue Reeves, Co-Chair of Civil Service Disability Network, Office for National Statistics

Paul Willgross, Chair of Health and Safety Executive Disabled Staff Network, Health and Safety Executive

15.30

Chair’s closing remarks

15.45

Event close