Local Thought and Action Groups
We enable and support local and regional groups to work together to raise the profile of employee engagement, share effective employee engagement practices, whilst raising awareness of Engage for Success, and its work.
The aim of local groups is:
- To organise and run activities and events aimed at developing and sharing good employee engagement practices,
- Spread the messages and get others taking action to improve employee engagement.
- Networking and sharing practical ideas and solutions.
Regional groups can have a large geographical reach, or they can be local ‘hubs’. Local hubs can connect with others in the region to attract people to events from a large geographical area, or they can be city or town or industry based – attracting people from a more local area or with a shared industry interest. It really is up to those involved to decide what they want to achieve, and how broad to base their group.
If you are interested in starting a Thought and Action Group our Guide for Thought and Action Group Chairs, Leads, Champions and Co-ordinators may be useful to give you more of an idea of what’s involved.
Please click on the link below for your regional area.
Established regional groups that are currently active are:
We’d like to encourage anyone who is interested to either join a local, established group, or to set up their own local hub. You’ll be supported by the EFS Community Manager and the wider EFS Core Team. All resources on the EFS website are free for you to use and customise too.
Tips for a successful group
- A regular venue, or venues offered in advance by group members so that dates and meeting rooms can be confirmed.
- A group Chair to manage the agenda and steer the group.
- A Co-ordinator to circulate meeting dates and be the contact point for enquiries.
- Lots of passion, energy and the desire to share and learn within the group and to the local community beyond.
What you’ll get out of it
- A network of like minded professionals who you can share and learn from.
- Contacts and collaboration with other local/regional organisations, which can go beyond the employee engagement agenda!
- Enhancement of your own skills and experience in developing and delivering activities and events.
- Career and skills development, and recognition from your own organisation as an employee engagement champion.
What your organisation will get out of it
- The collective ideas, experience and practices of other local organisations
- Links with other companies locally which can be used for sharing/for mutual benefit beyond the employee engagement agenda
- Raised profile locally, the opportunity to host meetings and events, and to get others in your organisation involved and attending events
- Enhanced profile as an employer of choice who is part of the engagement and productivity debate. It can support your Corporate Social Responsibility strategy – developing and supporting local business capability