How we will support Networks during COVID-19
There isn’t anyone in the UK that hasn’t been impacted by COVID-19. It has caused severe disruption and anxiety in various ways.
First and foremost, we want you to be safe and stay well so we encourage you to take the necessary precautions so that we all come through this period both physically and mentally healthy.
As you know Networks Day is on Wednesday 13th May 2020 and we cannot see COVID-19 disappearing before then. However, given the tremendous effort of networks across Britain, we have decided that the day should NOT be postponed but that celebrations should continue albeit in a different way.
That is why, over the coming weeks, the campaign team will be providing you with resources and ideas to get you celebrating virtually including:
The biggest Networks Day Learning Lunch Live Webinar (registration details to follow)
Continuing with our Senior Leaders Endorsements on social media
All promotional material is FREE for networks and will be posted at no cost to you (just email your postal address to us). Please note that we cannot send out individual packs at the current time.
FREE guidance about the Value Continuum to help you understand how your network can add value
Networks Virtual Coffeeshops: Have a cuppa together and tune into podcasts and Interviews to support you and your networks
Guides to help network leaders and teams stay well - start with our C.O.V.I.D infographic
We know that this is a difficult time for everyone and we as a team want to do all
that we can to help networks feel supported and encouraged.
Networks Day reminds us that when we pull together and share the burden
adversity brings, the power of staff networks truly shines through.
Your passion, commitment and courage is #makingworkbetter and your
innovation, expertise and voice is #addingvalue to the organisation. That is
why we will celebrate you on 13th May. We hope you will join us.
See you online!
With warmest wishes
Networks Day Campaign Team
Theme for 2020: Adding Value
2020 is the year where employee networks across the United Kingdom rise up as a community and lead the way for change in the workplace. This isn't just about the day; it's about the movement!
It's an opportunity for them to celebrate the contribution, inspire with their story and offer insight and transform the organisation.
Networks can be an effective voice for the business and work all colleagues to create more inclusive environment where all employees, that want to, can progress. There is a role for everyone be they Ambassadors, Allies, or Associates.
When networks understand their Network Value Proposition, they can demonstrate how they add value to the workplace environment and business outcomes and harness their innovation, amplify their voice and advocate inclusion, change happens and they #makeworkbetter.
Get Ready for Networks Day 2020
We are delighted to be sponsored by Bank of America, Peabody, Sugar Media and Marketing, Reed Business International and The Power of Staff Networks.
We are excited to be partnering with Dods Diversity & Inclusion and the Diverse Workforce Series. There will be special conference celebrating the National Day for Staff Networks held in London (postponed to 4th November 2020)
Why not join these fantastic organisations and partner or sponsor the National Day 2020! Interested entities should step forward now and make contact as soon as possible.
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