The Evolve Workplace Wellbeing toolkit is free, evidence-informed and user-tested with businesses, public sector and VCS organisations – meaning you can use it to take action to help your business evolve and thrive. However, we know that producing a toolkit and publishing it is not always the full story. For this reason, we run the Evolve Workplace Wellbeing Network to bring people together around excellent practice on workplace wellbeing, combining insight and peer discussion for real action to make better workplaces.
We are offering:
- Quarterly online research insight sessions, for network members only, giving you the chance to hear about the latest research, get answers to your questions and – in a networking session at the end – discuss new ideas with researchers and like-minded managers, HR practitioners and business owners from the network.
- Optional dedicated monthly office hours (you choose if and when to book in to the available 30 minute slots) with our knowledge exchange fellow, when you can ask what research there is on any workplace wellbeing related topic.
- Access to the private LinkedIn group for the Network for further interaction with other members.
- Occasional additional or early booking opportunities for our wider range of research-into-practice events on workplace wellbeing.
- That those who apply engage with the network regularly. This is not strict and does not mean you have to attend every session (we know people are busy!), it means making use of at least some of the engagement opportunities offered to you so as not to leave a space empty that someone else could have used.
In spring 2023, we ran an evaluation study of our pilot Network activities and received overwhelmingly positive responses. We have also learned from the evaluation and tweaked certain aspects of our delivery to make the Network experience even better. The evaluation report can be accessed here.
One of our participants said about the Evolve Network Office Hours:
“What I like is they’re short, they’re very efficient […] in like 30 minutes you feel as if you have done one year at university with lots of information. I’m only very grateful and very happy because it helps me in doing my work.”
If you would like to join the network, please send an email to email@example.com headed ‘Join Network’ containing the following information:
- Your full name, job title, place of work
- The number of employees you manage and the number in your organisation overall
- Your assessment of where your organisation currently is on the workplace wellbeing journey in a couple of sentences.
- One question you might like to ask our team?
We look forward to hearing from you. Any questions prior to applying, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- We generally only accept one person per organisation (unless there are very distinct regional or departmental differences), so please think about who would be best placed to take up this offer. We work with participants from all sectors – businesses, public sector organisations, charities and social enterprises. Now that we are no longer framing the network as a research study, terms of participation have changed and NHS participants may now join.
- Please note that this offer does not constitute business advice – the purpose of the sessions, office hours and group chats are to offer participants the very latest insight into workplace wellbeing research in the context of discussion with their peers.
- Emailing us your application will indicate your consent for us to use your personal data to provide you information pertaining to your involvement in the Evolve Workplace Wellbeing Online Network. We will not use this information for any other purpose, unless you specifically consent otherwise (e.g. you may also ask us to add your email address to our main newsletter distribution list). Data management will follow the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) and UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR).
According to data protection legislation, we are required to inform you that the legal basis for processing your data as listed in Article 6(1) of the UK GDPR is because this allows us to process personal data when it is necessary to perform our public tasks as a University.
- The data controller is the University of East Anglia.
- For further information, you can contact the University’s Data Protection Officer at email@example.com
- You can also find out more about your data protection rights at the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
- If you are unhappy with how your personal data has been used, please contact the University’s Data Protection Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance.