What is Inspire?
Inspire is an interactive training course that unpacks digital inclusion for a wide audience. It's often used as the foundation for broader CSR or ESG initiatives.
How does it work?
The core offering is simple. Inspire is based around a bite-size, interactive e-learning course. It unpacks digital inclusion and the importance of digital skills. Employees are galvanised to look at their own digital skills and use them in a practical context to help others, by making a specific pledge to help someone learn something new.
What kind of organisations use it?
Generally Inspire clients are from the private sector and have an interest in promoting digital inclusion, either for clients, colleagues or beneficiaries in the wider community. For example, we work with financial institutions who want to make sure that digital inclusion is embedded across their company and that as they become increasingly digital-first, they don't leave colleagues and clients behind; or we work with digital consultancy firms who want a CSR offering that builds on skills employees already have, in a sector to which they already feel a connection.
It's usually used as part of a wider digital inclusion strategy. And we've found that though Inspire is ready-to-go, every company we work with wants to use it differently and maximise its impact in line with their strategy. Part of our initial discussions with you will be about how to best implement it to meet your goals.
You can find out more here about our work with corporates for social good.
How much does it cost?
Our prices depend on the kind of organisation you are, and the size and complexity of your project and the amount of support your want. Here's our price list.
Inspire training and resources
What do people learn and how?
Inspire is an online course. It takes around an hour to complete and is interactive, bite-sized and builds on our award-winning expertise creating training courses. The course unpacks the issues around digital inclusion, explaining what it is, how it can impact people and what the crucial skills are. It looks at successful approaches to helping someone learn something new. Employees then go onto to complete their pledge.
How is it delivered?
Inspire is an online course, and can be completed at the learners own pace and revisited as many times as they like. However, some companies like to deliver the training as part of a longer, more interactive session, and we have two versions that you can "present" as part of an event: one allows for group discussion whilst employees still complete their learning online, the other format takes the employees through the course together, returning to Inspire to log their pledge.
Some companies use a mixture of delivery methods, depending on who is doing the course and when.
What kind of pledges do people make?
Pledges are usually focused round friends, family sometimes even colleagues. Some pledgers help out in their local community, at schools or libraries or in community groups. But most like to start small and close to home. Here are some examples...