May 2019

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

May - 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. We often refer to how the magic happens when the network / resource groups together with the diversity and inclusion team are "in flow".

This month we deep-dive into three of the best examples from amongst our membership as to how networks / resource groups can get "in flow."

We will:

  • Shine a light on good practice between a network / resource group strategy & the diversity and inclusion strategy and see what good looks like
  • Highlight the pivotal role that a network / resource group can play in helping an organisation to learn from its own people
  • Encourage network leaders to make the connections they need to improve their strategy
  • Offer you the opportunity to engage with PurpleSpace Ambassadors and fellow members

What can you look forward to this month?

One of our PurpleSpace Ambassadors will kick off the month for us with a welcome in the Member Zone - and pose the big question, "How does a network / resource group know when it is 'in flow' with the diversity and inclusion team?"

During the month you will have the opportunity to listen to a new Podcast "Working Hand in Glove" - a discussion with individuals from member organisations who share with us how the network and diversity and inclusion team work together to drive cultural change.

We also launch two new briefing papers "Working Hand in Glove" - which will offer three case studies about good practice as well as "The Magic Trio" a briefing of good practice in how to work in partnership with your senior sponsor / champion.

To round the month up we invite you to drop into the Member Zone between 16:00 - 17:00 on Tuesday 28th May for our MZChat - get yourself a cup of tea and join in the discussion convened by one of our Ambassadors, to share learning and offer your own top tips to other members.

The five questions for discussion are:

  1. What are the basic principles when building a great working relationship with your diversity and inclusion team?
  2. What ways can you demonstrate the reach and impact of the network / resource group?
  3. What "check points" should you build into the work programmes between the organisation's diversity and inclusion objectives and that of the network / resource group?
  4. How do you make sure you are not duplicating efforts or stepping on peoples' toes?
  5. Which of the resources have you found most valuable this month and why?

And don't forget if you are looking for advice about how to use the Purple Passport as a tool in your organisation we will be covering that during the next Networkology Part Two workshop being held in October 2019.

Diary alert

If you are new to the world of PurpleSpace and Networkology, come and join our Purple Pointer webinar on 14th May 2019 - Jo Hussey, Membership Engagement and Events Manager and Tulsi Patel, Nationwide, PurpleSpace Ambassador describe all the membership offerings that you can tap into.