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Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Partnering for Goal: A Yr in Focus

That is usually the time of 12 months once we take time to replicate, and searching again, 2023 has been a beautiful 12 months of achievement and function for me, particularly in my function main Partnering for Goal. A world Cisco initiative, Partnering for Goal works to align our dedication to an inclusive future throughout our enterprise relationships. It’s designed to make it simpler for our companions, clients, and suppliers all over the world to collaborate with Cisco to speed up and amplify our collective constructive influence in our communities.

Whereas the Partnering for Goal initiative was formalized in 2022, the reality is that we’ve been doing this form of work for years, and this initiative serves to outline a simplified framework. Very similar to our Cisco Validate Designs (CVDs), it offers a blueprint with examined and documented approaches to assist jumpstart purpose-driven social and environmental actions.

Progress and Successes

In our first 12 months, Partnering for Goal has grown right into a motion that’s increasing to our channel companions globally. In truth, they’re keenly partaking, sharing their tales, their improvements, and greatest practices to amplify and develop our function work collectively.

I’ve had the privilege to see first-hand our Cisco groups and our companions innovate and create, so as to drive constructive change.

Listed below are only a few examples and highlights from the previous 12 months:

  • Reimagining the Subsequent Era of Cyber Warriors: Greatest follow sharing at Cisco Stay US with our companion ePlus to focus on how our shared function helps to chart a path for younger ladies to stay with STEM topics. Learn extra: GRIT – Women Re-Imagining Tomorrow, creating the subsequent era of Cyber Warriors
  • Connecting Certifications to Goal: In 2023, Cisco Black Belt Academy launched “Black Belt Certification for a Cause,” a one-of-a-kind marketing campaign that addresses enterprise targets and aligns to the essence of giving again to society. In Vietnam, an progressive crowd funding mannequin helped the distant Aur Lang village. Learn extra: Cisco “Black Belt for a Cause” exhibits how small contributions make a big effect
  • Environmental Sustainability Certification for a Sustained Future: Cisco and distributor Ingram Micro united to launch the primary Cisco Partnering for Goal Initiative in Australia the place members might earn Black Belt Sustainability Certifications and provides again to the neighborhood. Learn extra: Embracing Sustainability: Embark on the Journey to a Extra Sustainable Future!
  • A Week of Group Influence/Giveback: In June we launched into every week of giveback actions with our companion neighborhood throughout the US, Canada and LATAM. Participating over 100 companion workers and over 300 Cisco workers we recorded greater than 1300 volunteer hours for a wide range of worthy causes, organizations, and endeavors.
  • Cisco and Orange Enterprise Staff’s Inexperienced Day: Account groups from Cisco, ThousandEyes, and Orange Enterprise collaborated to placed on a day of studying and data alternate on addressing local weather change and environmental stewardship and exploring how expertise and their mixed experience might assist their clients obtain their social and environmental sustainability targets. Learn extra: Constructing a greener tomorrow: the ability of partnerships
  • World Companion Innovation Problem: Honoring the investments companions are already making, and to drive an even bigger influence and deal with what issues to them and our collective clients, we included a Partnering for Goal class into the 2023 Companion Innovation Problem. The outcomes have been superb. Learn extra: sixth Annual Companion Innovation Problem: Exceptional Progress, Excellent Winners

Aspirations and subsequent steps

2023 has, by all accounts, been a profitable first 12 months for Partnering for Goal, and we’ll proceed to be each strategic and aspirational within the coming 12 months. Taking greatest practices and integrating them into the work our companions and clients are already doing, we’ll proceed to drive engagement and discover new methods to develop. We’ll seize and share extra of your tales, proceed to develop the Partnering for Goal facet of the Companion Innovation Problem, and present up in different new and thrilling methods.

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