What are Kindred Networks?
The Kindred Networks intiative was established through an idea from then-President David Greene during the pandemic, to facilitate and support member connectivity based around industry sectors, functions and areas of particular interest right across our international network.
Kindred Networks groups aim to achieve the following outcomes for participants:
- Raise their level of connectivity with peers
- Build their support network
- Improve their business network
- Add value to their Chamber membership
Participants, as members of a group, can benefit through the shared experiences of the group alongside occasional "visiting speakers" who may be invited to present on topics requested by the group.
Members will also have access to a library of resources, which will support their success.
How do the Kindred Networks work?
Kindred Networks groups consist of around 10 business owners or professionals (either from an Entrepreneurial or a Corporate environment), who will exchange knowledge, experience and support. They will add value through the shared experiences of the group, unlocking the tremendous potential within our community to help each other. The groups will enjoy a facilitated introductory session, with the subsequent interactions being group-led or directly between individual group members. They are private, confidential networking groups for professionals and business owners. They should not simply be used as a sales platform. Groups will close after a year to make way for the next intake to the program. Previous participants may reapply to join a similar group in the next intake or request a new group placement.
How do you select participants?
Building on our experience and success with our Mentoring, Horizons and Emerald programs, we will have a volunteer subcommittee evaluate expressions of interest and choose participants based on best fit. You can expect to hear from us after you've lodged an EOI to have a more detailed discussion about potential groups. We will always attempt to keep competing businesses apart but this may not always be possible, particularly in sectoral groups. For this reason, we require all participants to observe the Code of Conduct.
How can I take part?
The first thing to do is make sure your membership is up to date, or if you're new, join the Chamber - sounds simple and it really is! If you want to apply to join a Kindred Network, you will need to be a full member in good standing and remain so throughout the program.
How to register interest in joining a Kindred Network
To submit an Expression of Interest form as a group participant for our 2023 intake, please click on the form below. Any questions? For application support, just email us at email@example.com