Springboard Women’s Development Programme
The phenomenally successful, award-winning development programme for women. This enables women to identify the clear, practical and realistic steps that they want to take to make a better world for themselves at work and home, whilst building the practical skills and confidence to take these steps. It is delivered through an extensive network of licensed trainers and has been used by over 230,000 women in over 40 countries.
Who is it suitable for?
The Springboard Women’s Development Programme is designed for women from all backgrounds, ages and stages of their lives. Although the programme was initially written and developed for women in non-management grades, women from all levels, including management, have participated in the programme to the benefit of their personal and career development. For employers, the Springboard programme enables them to develop staff to their fullest potential, is quick and easy to implement and is often a key component in any Diversity and/or gender initiatives. For even greater impact, run the Springboard and Navigator programmes in parallel.
Why women only?
As with other minority groups (such as gender, age, religion, faith race, disability and sexuality) women have many issues in common. They get a huge boost by discovering they are ‘not the only one’. The programme deals with sensitive issues, being women-only this makes it easier to talk about issues in a safe environment. Mainstream programmes do not address specific issues for women – this does. Gives your organisation an EO/Diversity boost to be doing something for women, in tune with gender equality legislation. Researched, designed and written by the Springboard Consultancy – Quality assurance, award-winning consultancy, reputable, recognises diversity in UK workplace.
What results can I expect?
The results relate to the individual aims and objectives that each woman sets herself on the first workshop. Many women use the programme for career development, to get results at work, such as new qualifications, promotions, new skills, a new attitude to change and a massive boost in confidence. Other women focus on results in their personal life, such as sorting out difficult relationships, improving health, dealing with stress and gaining a work/life balance. Some women improve their career development after attending the Springboard Women’s Development Programme, whilst others stay in the same job but with a new sense of purpose and a more positive attitude.
Testimonials from Springboard
“Springboard is tried and tested in the police context, has an impact on women in the police and delivers results. It is a key component in achieving the Gender Agenda. I have no hesitation in recommending it throughout the police service.” Julie Spence, Former Chief Constable, Cambridgeshire Constabulary, UK The Springboard and Spring Forward programmes meet the organisation’s and individual’s needs on several levels by developing the individual, (who then becomes more effective at work) and encouraging individuals to resolve domestic issues that may be impacting on their work performance. Many of the lessons I learnt from these programmes I have put into play, benefiting me, my employer and my family – both now and in the future. I can thoroughly recommend them for any NHS Trust.” Rainy Faisey, FCIPD, MBA, MSc, Deputy Director of Human Resources, Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust, UK “Inspiring and confidence building, I’ve learnt to believe in myself for the first time in my life.” Jan James, Data Entry, Gwent Police, UK
What does the programme consist of?
The Springboard Women’s Development Programme has a tried and tested format that is frequently updated, grounded in reality and has an impeccable track record. Delivered over the duration of three months, it consists of five simple yet powerful ingredients:
A superb best-selling workbook, regularly up-dated and embracing all the material for the entire programme. Four action-packed one-day workshops spread over three months. The provision of real, relevant and inspiring role models. The encouragement of effective networks within the group. A local support system to enable sustainable progress. Overall, the Springboard programme tackles issues such as: Career development Building confidence Realistic self-assessment Aspects of being a woman Identifying priorities Assertiveness skills Setting practical yet stretching goals Improving your health Stress management Presenting a positive image Improved communication skills Building better relationships Building networks
All Springboard Consultancy programmes have been carefully created by professionals who draw on specialist knowledge, and years of experience in the world of personal and work development training. The managers of participants on the Springboard Development Programme are delighted with the changes in their staff. They say participants become more focussed, with better communication skills, clearer career goals, and a positive attitude to confidently solving problems on their own. Evaluation Statistics We have an abundance of evaluation evidence, gathered from a wealth of organisations over many years. Here is just a flavour of the fantastic results you can expect.
of Springboard participants say they are ‘more open to change’ since attending the Springboard Women’s Development Programme.
say they have ‘a more positive attitude’.
say they have ‘increased confidence/self-esteem’.
say they are ‘better at managing change’.
have ‘taken on more responsibility’.
say they can provide evidence that they are ‘better at problem solving’.
say they can provide evidence that they are making a ‘better use of resources’.