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.

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 ..

January - The Global Story-Telling Movement

January 2020: The Global Story-Telling Movement

Since 24th January 2019 we have been supporting The Valuable 500 movement which aims to put disability on the board agenda of 500 ..

February - A Certain Type Of Leadership

February 2020: A Certain Type Of Leadership

Our French colleagues use the expression "Je ne sais quoi" to describe a pleasing quality that cannot be exactly named or ..

March - Networkology - Part One and Part Two programmes

March 2020: Networkology - Part One and Part Two programmes

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

April - Building Disability Confidence From The Inside Out

April 2020: Building Disability Confidence From The Inside Out

The phrase 'Disability Confidence' is used across the world. It was first coined seventeen years ago by Susan Scott Parker OBE ..

May - The Magic Trio: stakeholders working together

May 2020: The Magic Trio: stakeholders working together

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

June - From the top down: senior leadership

June 2020: From the top down: senior leadership

Around one in five of adults have a disability of some kind. Business leaders and champions ask themselves ..

July - Working with your other employee networks: getting more

July 2020: Working with your other employee networks: getting more "bang for buck"

The term 'intersectionality' is a bit of a mouthful. The academics will tell us that it is meant to describe the overlap of various ..

August - Social Media, Disability and Networks / Resource Groups: Top Tips

August 2020: Social Media, Disability and Networks / Resource Groups: Top Tips

We go a bit quiet in August as it's the month where we get planning for the year ahead - 2021. Though it's still business as usual ..

September - To coach or not to coach, that is the question

September 2020: To coach or not to coach, that is the question

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

October - Networkology - Part One and Part Two programmes

October 2020: Networkology - Part One and Part Two programmes

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