Global Compact Network Netherlands launches peer-learning groups for participants

To meet participants’ demand for peer-learning, Global Compact Network Netherlands will run two pilot Peer Learning Groups in 2023: one on Climate Action and one on Gender Equality.

The peer learning groups (PLGs) bring together participants with experts to discuss challenges on the topics of Climate Action and Gender Equality. This discussion will allow being effectively engaged, share good practices, and identify concrete actions that companies can execute. The meetings will be highly interactive and participant-driven.

Join this pilot if you want to:

  • Exchange best practices and challenges with peers on themes of your interest in a confidential, constructive and educational environment.
  • Increase your visibility and practices in relevant areas towards peers by participating in the PLG discussions and presentations.
  • Establish yourself as an ambassador within the Global Compact Network Netherlands on your chosen topic, which can lead to speaking opportunities at our events, programmes, and global/regional platforms.

Peer Learning Group format:

  • Minimum 3 companies that want to co-lead the groups and 10 companies that want to participate (detailed information on the role profiles below)
  • Each PLG allows for max. 2 people per company
  • The groups are run in English

We will hold an onboarding call on 13 December 15:00-16:00, 2022 for the group co-leads and a welcome call on the 9th of January 2023 at 15:00-16:00 for all participants. The groups will convene six times in 2023 (Climate Action in the mornings 10:00-12:00, Gender Equality 2:00—4:00 p.m.):

Thursday, February 9: Session 1 (in-person)
Thursday, April 13: Session 2 (virtual)
Tuesday, June 13: Session 3 (in-person)
Thursday, September 14: Session 4 (virtual)
Tuesday, November 7: Session 5 (in-person)
December 7, 14:00-16:30: Session 6 – closing with the General Members’ Meeting (hybrid)

Please indicate your interest through this registration form by December 2nd. For more information, contact swan@gcnetherlands.nl (Climate) and holton@gcnetherlands.nl (Gender Equality).

Responsibilities PLG co-leads

  • Hold preparation meetings (co-lead meetings)
    • Invite lecturers, set agenda, manage budget
    • Communicate PLG meetings to participants
  • Run the PLG meetings
    • Co-leads take turns as lead record keeper
    • (optional) – run sub-groups, create outputs
  • Provide feedback throughout the pilot to GCNL

Responsibilities PLG participants

  • Assign 1-2 company representatives who will actively participate in 2023
  • Provide input for PLG Meetings if applicable
  • Attend PLG meetings
    • At least 4 meetings per year. Missing 3 PLGs in a row is reason for removal from the group.
  • Provide feedback throughout the pilot to GCNL