If you’re planning a digital inclusion programme in 2020 you need to put Digital Champions at the heart of it. People with low or no digital skills need long term and regular support from someone they trust. A Digital Champion provides that.
It wouldn’t be Christmas without a festive look at the work we do, and what better perspective could we take than a celebration of our inspirational Digital Champions.
With 3,600 currently being trained and supported in our Digital Champions Network we have got to know quite a few!
We know digital inclusion is a tricky beast. With stretched resources, competing priorities and a target audience that’s often based far and wide, the challenge can sometimes seem insurmountable.
But good digital inclusion and digital skills is vital; for your business, for your staff and for your service users. Let’s face it, if you want to invest in technology to improve your organisation you need to invest in your people, so they have the skills to use it. And by now we are all aware of the positive and life-changing benefits being online can bring people personally.
Swetha Papisetty was named Digital Champion of the Year in our recent Achievement Awards 2019 and is a Digital Champion with housing provider, Poplar Harca in East London.
Following new legislation this year, Digital Unite has teamed up with UNISON to create new accredited training that shows people how to help colleagues with their digital payslips.
This Get Online Week (14-20 October) our Chief Executive, Emma Weston OBE talked to Charity Digital News about how Digital Champions in the workplace can support organisations with digital transformation.
The full article is below.
A new accredited online course and dozens of new resources have been launched by Digital Unite to train staff as Workplace Digital Champions and improve digital skills across an organisation.