3-hour, small-group workshops enable networking, informal mentoring and tip-sharing; workshops can be face to face in your office or held virtually. We recommend employees attend all 4 workshops across the period of parental-transition:
Expectancy and preparing for leave
For pregnant mums, partners and expectant dads. This workshop provides employees with confidence through change, a supportive network and practical ways to prepare for their leave period.
During parental leave
Held during the latter part of the leave period, this workshop encourages new parents to reconnect with work and colleagues in a safe, supportive environment and to begin to plan their return.
Held during the first 12 weeks back at work to support those employees who have recently returned from leave to be able to confidently and quickly reintegrate into the workplace.
Managing your career
For anyone, especially parents or those working flexibly, to give employees an opportunity to reassess their career; to think about where they are heading, how they will get there with key tools to support, especially around flexibility, visibility, politics and networking.
Working in conjunction with the global diversity team, we designed and launched a bank’s first ever maternity coaching programme. Across the UK, in small groups, we coached more than 50 employees and conducted an evaluation exercise which yielded the following results:
I will make others aware that my employer offers this support to pregnant women.
I found the workshop really useful and appreciated the opportunity to speak to people in a similar situation. Consistent with your experience, there seems to be a wealth of information available about the physical side of things, but it all appears to assume the person has no job at all! It is very refreshing and helpful to be able to speak to others managing this period alongside a career.
I feel supported and valued by my employer now and as a result, it has made me return to work following maternity leave. I did consider not returning at all.
I feel more confident about returning to work and know how to be more productive.
The most useful part of the workshop was discussions around how to meet the expectations of my employer, as well as the check-list of what to do and when!