5. Support your participants every step of the way
● A few extra meetings over the 100 days
The professional journeys at The A Effect are turnkey to give you maximum impact with your employees without affecting your internal operations. It is also possible, for companies that wish to do so, to personalize these journeys by adding a few extra meetings over the 100 days. We have several suggestions to share with you, inspired by initiatives with partner companies of The A Effect, which you can add to and adapt based on your resources and objectives.
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● Follow their experience over the 100 days
To fully understand your employees’ experience, we invite you to attend the official launches and web conferences of the programs in which your employees participate – the workshops are reserved for participants only because of the squad meetings. You also have access to the learning platform, the weekly meeting place for participants where the program activities can be found. Your access allows you to consult the activity cards in read-only mode.
● Support at different stages of the journey
Ambition Challenge / Défi 100 jours
At each pillar, and midway through the program(s): choose a date that is best suited for you to address one or many points with your participants. Make sure that the program(s) is/are running smoothly, and maximize its/their impact within your company. As a program leader, you can organize a virtual café, lunch, or 5@7. Participants are also invited to chat with their manager at the end of each pillar. Find more tips in the Program Leader’s Guide and Manager’s Guide.
It could be worthwhile to designate a cohort sponsor who can arrange meetings with senior management and discuss with participants a few times throughout the 100 days. For example, when assessing their team to choose their challenge (weeks 2 and 3), participants may wish to talk about their team’s potential areas of improvement under the watchful eye of someone from senior management. Two additional follow-up meetings could be organized to evaluate the progress of the challenge. Reminders will be sent to you during the cohort. The goal is to support participants, give them visibility, and help align their initiative with the company’s objectives and values.
● How to raise your participant’s profiles during and beyond the 100 days
Raising your participants’ profiles within the company is a great way to highlight their engagement and celebrate their accomplishments. This is also an opportunity to showcase your female talent and heighten awareness of your commitment to both gender equality and the employer brand. We invite you to create visuals or video clips of quotes/testimonials from participants, which could be shared via social networks and/or your internal communications networks. You can also seek out testimonials from managers about the changes observed in their participants, which could be shared using your communication tools and/or social networks.
Check out our Brand Guide and these guidelines for future publications.