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Partnering for Goal: A 12 months in Focus

Partnering for Goal: A 12 months in Focus


That is sometimes the time of yr after we take time to replicate, and searching again, 2023 has been a beautiful yr of success and goal for me, particularly in my position 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, prospects, and suppliers all over the world to collaborate with Cisco to speed up and amplify our collective constructive affect in our communities.

Whereas the Partnering for Goal initiative was formalized in 2022, the reality is that we’ve been doing this kind of work for years, and this initiative serves to outline a simplified framework. Very like 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 yr, Partnering for Goal has grown right into a motion that’s increasing to our channel companions globally. Actually, they’re keenly partaking, sharing their tales, their improvements, and finest practices to amplify and develop our goal work collectively.

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

Listed here are only a few examples and highlights from the previous yr:

  • Reimagining the Subsequent Technology of Cyber Warriors: Greatest apply sharing at Cisco Stay US with our associate ePlus to spotlight how our shared goal helps to chart a path for younger ladies to stay with STEM topics. Learn extra: GRIT – Women Re-Imagining Tomorrow, creating the following technology 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 objectives 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” reveals 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 individuals may earn Black Belt Sustainability Certifications and provides again to the group. Learn extra: Embracing Sustainability: Embark on the Journey to a Extra Sustainable Future!
  • A Week of Group Influence/Giveback: In June we launched into per week of giveback actions with our associate group throughout the US, Canada and LATAM. Participating over 100 associate workers and over 300 Cisco workers we recorded greater than 1300 volunteer hours for quite a lot 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 information change on addressing local weather change and environmental stewardship and exploring how expertise and their mixed experience may assist their prospects obtain their social and environmental sustainability objectives. Learn extra: Constructing a greener tomorrow: the facility of partnerships
  • International Accomplice Innovation Problem: Honoring the investments companions are already making, and to drive an even bigger affect and tackle what issues to them and our collective prospects, we integrated a Partnering for Goal class into the 2023 Accomplice Innovation Problem. The outcomes had been wonderful. Learn extra: sixth Annual Accomplice Innovation Problem: Exceptional Progress, Excellent Winners

Aspirations and subsequent steps

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

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