04 Nov 2020| Online

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Wednesday 4th November 2020 | Online
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 4th November, 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.

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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
  • Rob Neil OBE, Civil Servant and Inclusion Consultant, Krystal Alliance
  • Emma Dunn, Chair, a:gender Civil Service Support Network
  • Karen Canner, Co-Chair of Supporting Workplace in Menopause (SWIM) Network, Ministry of Justice
  • Lynda Vaux, Secretary, SWIM Network, Ministry of Justice
  • David Pearson, Inclusive Leadership Expert, former Director Global Inclusion & Diversity, KPMG

  • Abigail Agyei, Senior Policy Advisor in the Faith Integration and Communities Team at Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), and Management Lead at MHCLG’s BAMEnet

  • Javid Rana, Chair Association of Muslim Police, Chair Staff Support Associations

  • Karen Harvey-Cooke, Chair of Enfys the LGBT+ staff network, Cardiff University
  • Dr Anna Einarsdottir, Senior Lecturer, The York Management School
  • 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.

Registration

Public Sector rate: 1 Place £195 (+VAT) | 4+ Places £150 each (+VAT)
Corporate rate: 1 Place £395 (+VAT)
Charity rate: 1 Place £145 (+VAT)

Registrations can be made online here

 

Agenda
09.00
Welcoming Session

Kiren Kaur, Diversity & Inclusion Event Manager, Dods PLC

09.05
Chair's introduction

CHAIR: Rob Neil OBE, Civil Servant and Inclusion Consultant, Krystal Alliance

09.15
Opening Address:
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

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

09.45
Comfort break
09.50
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‚Äč

SPEAKER: Karen Canner, Co-Chair of Supporting Workplace in Menopause (SWIM) Network, Ministry of Justice

SPEAKER: Lynda Vaux, Secretary, SWIM Network, Ministry of Justice

SPEAKER: Dr Anna Einarsdottir, Senior Lecturer, The York Management School

10.50
Comfort Break
11.20
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

SPEAKER: David Pearson, Inclusive Leadership Expert, former Director Global Inclusion & Diversity, KPMG

12.10
Break for Lunch
13.10
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

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

SPEAKER: Kate Hughes, Chair, Civil Service LGBT+ Network

14:00
Comfort Break
14.15
Panel Discussion: 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 

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

SPEAKER: Abigail Agyei, Senior Policy Advisor in the Faith Integration and Communities Team at Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), and Management Lead at MHCLG’s BAMEnet

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

SPEAKER: Javid Rana, Chair Association of Muslim Police, Chair Staff Support Associations

15.30
Chair's Closing Remarks

CHAIR: Rob Neil OBE, Civil Servant and Inclusion Consultant, Krystal Alliance

15.45
Event Closes