Create a community around employee professional development and personal growth that helps your organizational culture thrive. Our expert facilitators can support a scaleable program for a target group or your entire company with a minimal amount of HR time required.
At DPR, who we build is as important as what we build and PBC Guru helps support this mission. The PBC Guru program consistently aligns with DPR’s core values (Integrity, Enjoyment, Uniqueness and Ever Forward) and provides creative collaboration. One innovative solution has been the online discussion group where our book club members can connect socially around professional and personal development. The addition of PBC Guru to our existing reading program has exceeded our expectations; the level of customizability and their customer service is impeccable!
Engage hundred of employees together around the world in a professional development community to advance your company culture.
Use books as a starting point to connect staff together for critical conversations related to DE&I.
Reading books is one of the highest leverage activities anyone can undertake. Making reading a part of your company culture leads to more capable employees through ongoing professional development, improved critical thinking skills and better organizational communication.
We facilitate everything to make a program successful at your company.
A lot goes into managing a virtual book club or other program to achieve your organizational goals while engaging participants. We manage virtually every aspect of the program so your community can connect with your organization easily without draining staff time.
We work with you to define the goals for your program based on your needs and our experience working with organizations and institutions like yours.
Based on your goals, we’ll help you decide how many readings to do and who should be invited to each one.
We work with you to preselect the reading or books for participants to vote on. For voting, we recommend allowing participants to vote between two to three books each reading period.
Included in our service are live Question & Answer talks with best-selling authors. Author talks cover the hottest novels, business reads, memoirs, and other book genres.
Participants engage when it’s convenient for them. We create a private online forum on our purpose-made platform where your participants will network and discuss the reading from anywhere in the world.
We moderate the online discussion by posting interesting content, asking questions, and encouraging conversation. Never worry about whether your program will fall flat. We guide it at every step.
When you opt to have books included, we provide each participant with their choice of a physical book, ebook, or audiobook. Ensure everyone has the reading material, on time, wherever they are.
Book clubs read several books each year on topics that matter to you and to your participants, keeping them more engaged over time compared to one-off programs and events.
Books can be selected to meet almost any group's learning needs (or general interests). No matter your purpose and aims, we tailor your book club to what you and your participants are aiming for.
Reading a book is one of the best ways to deeply learn and improve capabilities. Whether it’s a book on soft or hard skills for work or a novel that fosters new awareness, sparks curiosity, or builds empathy, books help people stretch their minds.
Our virtual programs work for groups from dozens to thousands. Whether you’re a company with dozens of people, a professional society with hundreds, or a university with thousands, we can tailor your program to where you are (and where you’re going).
Whether your group consists of employees, alums, members, or patrons, participants will read new books on a regular basis allowing for ongoing growth, improved critical thinking, and a deeper relationship with your organization.
Whether it’s a company book club or one through another organization that’s just for fun, book clubs work best with a sense of social obligation. Our accountability tools and the schedule of a book club keep your participants engaged and on track with reading.
Participants enjoy connecting with each other and benefit from developing a shared language. No matter your group, your organization type, and your aims, your people will benefit from the enjoyment of this social experience oriented around mutual growth.
Each book club is customized for your unique business needs. Below is a list of example book clubs that is far from exhaustive.
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