Peer Networks with Generation Next


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event Thursday 27th April | 9am - 11am
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Event Overview

Peer Networks is a peer-to-peer networking programme that is delivered locally by the network of Growth Hubs across England. We create diverse cohort groups of individuals to collaboratively work through common business issues. Through interactive action learning, we enable you to discuss your own challenges, gain and reflect on valuable feedback and implement practical solutions to overcome them.

Peer Networks is a hugely beneficial programme, and guided by expert facilitators, you will be given the flexibility to create a trusted support network that works for you, helping you to build and strengthen your business and improve its overall performance.

Peer Networks with Generation Next has been designed for young professionals who want to grow and develop within their workplace.


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Characteristics of a peer network learning environment

Peer Networks are different to a traditional classroom development programme. Characteristics include:

  • Informal
  • Agenda set by the group members
  • Peers talk about their challenges and overcome them through conversational peer support rather than classroom teaching
  • Real-life scenarios are discussed
  • Group members realise they are not alone in the challenges they face
  • Learning is through conversation and interaction with fellow group members that have overcome challenges
  • Every group member has a voice to raise challenges
  • Members develop support channels in the peer-to-peer network that continue outside the group
  • All-round development of the group members
  • Full confidentiality is expected with respect to Chatham House Rule
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What commitment do you require from me?

Peer Networks is a fully funded programme so there is no cost involved for you, or your business. A time commitment will be required to attend the sessions, which will be around 18 hours across the entire duration of the programme.

Before the sessions for the peer-to-peer network begin, each member of the network is required to have a one-hour onboarding session with the facilitator. This onboarding session is an opportunity to talk about the challenges you want to overcome and gain a better understanding of the process of Peer Networks. Each member of the peer network is encouraged to prepare an action plan prior to beginning the programme.

After the completion of the peer network, each member will have access to an additional two and a half hours of coaching and mentoring from a qualified facilitator or coach to review or help them achieve their action plan.


What are the dates for the cohort?

27 April – 9am

11 May – 9am

25 May – 9am

8 June – 9am

22 June – 9am

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What are the benefits of Peer Networks?

Peer Networks enable you to make connections that go far beyond networking. By completing a Peer Networks programme, you will:

  • Overcome business challenges and recognise new opportunities
  • Build a trusted network of connections to support you now and in the future
  • Improve your long-term personal and business performance
  • Use the peer-to-peer network to help overcome challenges or implement change in your business

Who should attend this network?

The Peer Network programme is designed for business leaders who want to grow and develop their organisation for future success.

The programme is available to any SME business that has:

  • Operated for at least one year
  • At least three employees
  • A turnover of at least £100,000
  • An aspiration to improve
  • The potential to scale up or export or is exporting already
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Want to get involved?

To join one of our upcoming Peer Networks, please complete this expression of interest form and a member of the team will be in touch.

By signing up to a Peer Network cohort for Generation Next, you will access one year’s free membership with the network, which will give you access to a range of added support for young business people:

  • Regular informal networking events
  • Learning and development material
  • Educational webinars
  • Mentoring programme
  • Promotional opportunities
  • Annual awards programme

If you are already a member and want to take part in the programme, we will gift you a complimentary year of membership with Generation Next when it’s time for your renewal.

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Register your interest by completing the booking form linked above.

Any questions, please contact Preethi Kang at