Capitalising On Staff Networks

At this event, we will scrutinise the benefits of staff networks and examine what employers can do to both nurture and work with them to promote positive change.

A key to inclusion

Staff networks have incredible potential to shape the culture of their organisation. If run well, they enable employees from minority groups to feel accepted, improving employee engagement and creating an inclusive workplace. Employers must now harness the power of staff networks to stay competitive in the job market, and to benefit from their employees' full potential. 

Staff and employee networks aim to encourage collaborative working, knowledge sharing, and opportunities for both development and social engagement. Staff and employee networks can have a powerful impact on an organisation.

Join us as we examine how to create, embed and sustain effective staff networks. Sessions will focus on how to realise their benefits in improving inclusion, engagement and workplace culture.

Key issues we'll address with you

  • The role of an employer in nurturing networks
  • Working with networks to promote positive change
  • Sustaining an innovative network over time
  • Measuring the success of a network
  • Good practice in what works


9:15 Registration and Refreshments

9:55 Welcome and Introduction from the Chair

Jennifer Trueland, Journalist

10:00 Session 1: Priorites for Staff Networks

  • Setting up a staff network
  • The role of an employer in nurturing networks
  • Working with networks to promote positive change

10:00 Session speaker

10:30 Questions and Discussion

11:00 Refreshment Break

11:30 Session 2: Networks in Practice

  • Sustaining an innovative network over time
  • Measuring the success of a network
  • Exploring alternatives for large numbers
  • Encouraging leadership from within your network
  • The relationship between ‘networks’ and ‘champions’

11:30 Session speaker

12:00 Session speaker

12:30 Questions and Discussion

13:00 Lunch and Networking

13:30 Session 3: Good Practice

We can learn a lot from the work of our peers from across different organisations. This session will take a practical look at how to make a success of staff networks in practice through in-depth case studies and roundtable discussions that will enable you to develop learning with your colleagues.

13:30 Session speaker

14:00 Session speaker

14:30 Questions and Discussion

14:55 Chair’s Closing Remarks

15:00 Close of Event

*Agenda subject to change

Our events are CPD certified. The full day of this event is equivalent to 3 CPD points.
A certificate is available on request post-event to all attendees.

Speaker callout

We are committed to bringing the latest policy information with engaging dialogue and practical case studies to make a real impact in the public sector. If you are a knowledge expert in your field or have an inspiring case study which would make an impact to Public Sector organisations, we would love to hear from you. Please email with your name and contact details, linkedin profile and a summary of your project or area or expertise and we will be in touch.

Central Edinburgh, venue to be confirmed in due course.


Delegate rates (excluding VAT):

  • Reduced rate: 1 place £145 + VAT (Voluntary / charitable organisations with an annual income of less than £1m)
  • Standard rate: 1 place £245 + VAT | 2+ places £195 + VAT per place (Central government departments and agencies, local authorities, universities, colleges, NHS, police, housing associations, professional associations and voluntary / charitable organisations with an annual income over £1m)
  • Private Sector rate: 1 place £295 + VAT | 2+ places £245 + VAT per place (Commercial organisations e.g. plc, Ltd, LLP)

For all event enquiries please email or call 0131 285 1635

11 June 2019
United Kingdom



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