PurpleSpace Leadership Themes 2021

Creating a tipping point

Throughout the course of a year we deliver our unique 'know-how' across 12 key leadership themes. In effect, the membership fees from 600+ members across 100+ organisations joint fund a unique hub of inspiration, motivation, learning and development materials, working groups, publications, podcasts, webinars, webcasts, live grouping sessions, articles and blogs.

We are all about building disability confidence from the inside out and we believe that starts with individuals, Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) / Network leaders, allies and champions. Individual and organisational confidence is the outcome of cultural change. Everything is designed to help you ensure that disability inclusion is at the heart of your organisation.

The more use you can make of your membership packages by giving many of your people access to PurpleSpace know-how, the better. It increases your chances of driving culture change.

Our mission is to build the world's only network of disabled employee resource groups / networks. High performing Networks / Resource Groups improve business performance in driving culture change. Growth of membership since 2015, together with investment from #PurpleLightUp Strategic Partners, meant that in early 2020 we significantly increased our capacity and infrastructure to ensure we are on course to deliver membership benefits by digital means. Given COVID-19 we are accelerating future plans to enhance our delivery of high-quality services by low-cost, on-line methods. We will continue to seek out new opportunities to do this in partnership with you, our members.

Take a look at our 2021 themes below.

December - Celebrating the third phase of change – the global growth of disability ERG/Networks

December 2021: Celebrating the third phase of change – the global growth of disability ERG/Networks

With the UN International Day of Persons with Disability upon us on 3rd December, and disability employee resource groups (ERG)/ networ

January - The Purpose Driven ERG/Network

January 2022: The Purpose Driven ERG/Network

Setting and refreshing ERG/Network strategy and priorities while keeping purpose at the forefront. A brand-new year and a fresh chan

February - The Journey To Inner Confidence

February 2022: The Journey To Inner Confidence

How ERGs/Networks can support employees to build their own inner confidence. February’s Leadership Theme is focussed on what you can

March - Maximising The ERG/Network’s Executive Sponsor Relationship

March 2022: Maximising The ERG/Network’s Executive Sponsor Relationship

Leveraging the support from an executive sponsor or senior disability champion.

April - Networkology Part 1

April 2022: Networkology Part 1

Exploring the art and science of running an ERG/Network and diving into 5 of the 10 core principles of success.

May - Stronger Together

May 2022: Stronger Together

Working together collaboratively with in-company ERGs/Networks for increased impact.

June - The Art Of Great Leadership

June 2022: The Art Of Great Leadership

Exploring the art of great leadership and the traits that successful ERG/Network leaders employ to drive meaningful change.

July - Sharing Personal Information & Earning Trust

July 2022: Sharing Personal Information & Earning Trust

Exploring the challenges of sharing personal information about disability and ill-health and how organisations can earn trust to improv

August - Purple Allies

August 2022: Purple Allies

Tapping into the power of allies to further disability inclusion.

September - Creating Impact Through Storytelling

September 2022: Creating Impact Through Storytelling

Using storytelling to build disability confidence, create impact and, ultimately, change the world.

October - Networkology Part 1

October 2022: Networkology Part 1

Exploring the art and science of running an ERG/Network and diving into 5 of the 10 core principles of success.

November - Being In The Flow: Creating Alignment with Stakeholders

November 2022: Being In The Flow: Creating Alignment with Stakeholders

Making connections and working in alignment with stakeholders for increased impact

December - Spreading The Word

December 2022: Spreading The Word

Increasing the visibility of the ERG/Network and developing, branding and communicating its identity.


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