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Women's Development

Staff Learning and Development Opportunities

 Springboard Women's Development Programme

The Springboard Women's Development Programme enables women to take more control over their own lives and careers by identifying clear, practical and realistic steps that they want to take and developing the skills and confidence to take them. Springboard has been used successfully by over 230,000 women in over 40 countries.

Springboard is for women of all backgrounds, ages and stages of their life and combines the attendance of four full day workshops, completion of a workbook, networking and co-coaching. Each participant will set their objectives on the first workshop, which can be to do with work or their personal life.

Many women use the programme to get better results at work, such as new qualifications, aiming for a promotion, developing new skills or creating a new attitude to change. According to the Springboard Consultancy, 80% of participants report increased confidence/self-esteem as a result of undertaking this programme.

If you'd like to apply please email with two completed applications below:

  • Springboard Application with confirmation that you will be able to commit to attending  the four  workshops that will run.  
  • Springboard Application Manager your line manager will also need to complete supporting application confirming and agreeing to your attendance on all four days.

Cohort 13 (all 09:30-16:00):

  • 28th January 2020 
  • 25th February 2020
  • 24th March 2020 
  • 21st April 2020

The deadline for applications is midday on Friday 10th January 2020 for all hoping to take part in the programme.  

Places are limited to 30 per cohort. We will be looking for a wide variety of participants at different stages of their careers from all areas of the University. If we are oversubscribed we will create a waiting list pending future programme dates being set. 


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