PurpleSpace Leadership Themes 2019

Creating Impact, Learning & Growing Together

We believe the only real way for employers and employees to build disability confidence is from the inside out, learning directly from their own people. Which is why we deliver a unique programme of learning, support & networking across the course of the year.

We deliver our programme through twelve monthly themes - all aligned to our mission: to make it easier for our members to help disabled employees to navigate the experience of ill health or disability at the same time as flourishing at work.

The topics have relevance for different types of 'change agents' in an organisation, with a particular focus on delivering professional development 'know-how' for network / resource group leaders. You can dip into the programme as much or as little as you wish safe in the knowledge that all our materials are safely stored in our Member Zone - waiting for whenever you have some time in your schedule.

Each monthly theme is convened by one of the PurpleSpace Ambassadors, experienced change agents in their own right.

Browse our 2019 themes below.

January - Telling Stories for Personal & Business Success

January 2019: Telling Stories for Personal & Business Success

According to our members the best way to build real momentum in your disability strategy is to start with the lived experiences ..

February - The Art of Great Leadership

February 2019: The Art of Great Leadership

It isn't easy to lead cultural change, wherever you sit within the organisation. It can be even harder when you lead a disability ..

March - Networkology - Part One

March 2019: Networkology - Part One

We call the 'art and science' of running a high-performing disability network / resource group 'Networkology'. Our founder Kate Nash ..

April - Building Inner Confidence

April 2019: Building Inner Confidence

Sixteen years ago Susan Scott Parker, former CEO of Business Disability Forum, invented the phrase 'Disability Confidence' ..

May - The network / resource group & the diversity and inclusion team: being in flow

May 2019: The network / resource group & the diversity and inclusion team: being in flow

Driving cultural change requires many efforts from many parts of an organisation and its important that everyone sings from the same song sheet.

June - Working with senior champions and creating allies

June 2019: Working with senior champions and creating allies

Around one in five of adults have a disability of some kind. And the questions businesses are beginning to ask themselves are:

July - In-company networks / resource groups working together

July 2019: In-company networks / resource groups working together

We hear a lot about the concept of “intersectionality'. It is the term used to explain the theory that the overlap of various ..

August - Social Media and Disability: Top Tips

August 2019: Social Media and Disability: Top Tips

We go a bit quiet in August as its when we focus on planning for the year ahead – 2020. However it's still business as usual ..

September - Network / resource group leader as coach: up-skilling yourself

September 2019: Network / resource group leader as coach: up-skilling yourself

Many network / resource group leaders work with a variety of 'volunteers' who are supporting the delivery of a high-performing ..

October - Networkology - Part Two

October 2019: Networkology - Part Two

We call the 'art and science' of running a high-performing disability network / resource group 'Networkology'.

November - What's in a Number?

November 2019: What's in a Number?

Over the last 20 years, there's been a growing appreciation that diversity in the workplace is a societal and business imperative.

December - Making Connections, Creating Impact

December 2019: Making Connections, Creating Impact

In December we will help you to demonstrate the impact you make in your delivery of a high-performing network / resource group ..