San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This one day leadership training is for:-
- Managers focused on retaining and promoting female talent and leading 'best practice'
- Ambitious women with leadership potential planning a family - including current pregnant employees
- Successful working parents who have returned to senior roles and are acting as role models to other women and men in their business.
Whilst many businesses have 'good on paper' parental policies and procedures the reality is managing maternity and paternity leave can feel like a drain on already stretched resources for both managers and employees. Out of date thinking often leads to unintentional bad practice and being open to managers' personal interpretations there can be disparity in how employees fair. Returning parents, particularly women can struggle to advance their careers, fighting against the "Motherhood Penalty" but an 'always-on' culture is increasingly making balancing priorites seem overwhelming for both women and men.
Managing it differently and realising the advantage parents bring to business starts before someone is trying to conceive and learning and implementing maternity/paternity best practice as an integral part of your diversity and inclusion strategy will help you deal with the complex challenges facing your business, now and in the future and attract, retain and promote great talent.
This training for individuals and teams will support your internal drive to manage maternity/paternity effectively and can be taken as a stand-alone course or in combination with other services.
By the end of Session 1 delegates will know how to:-
- Manage maternity with the employee experience in mind
- Create a positive transition to & from maternity leave for parents and the business - not too early, not too late.
- Develop and retain your female talent before, during and after the ‘maternity years’ to create a more diverse & inclusive workforce.
By the end of Session 2 delegates will know how to:-
- Become aware of maternity-related unconscious bias in themselves and others
- Effectively use ‘keeping in touch’ days
- Negotiate sustainable returns to work and support onward career progression
- Engage your men as change-agents and increase the uptake of shared parental leave
- Engage key stakeholders and the importance of this.
This training is for you if you identify with any of the below:
- You don’t think it’s possible for a man or women to have a career and be a hands-on parent
- You feel disillusioned by the lack of women (and particularly mothers) in senior positions in your business
- You want to be seen as someone who is an effective working parent and is taken seriously by your peers, partner and team
- You want to be a role model and inspiration to younger men and women in your team
- Your lack of understanding around the potential and possibility of becoming a mother is holding you back
- You agree with the theory around gender diversity and inclusion but struggle with the realities of managing a large or remote team, negotiating and managing part-time, flexible or agile workers.
As part of their committment to Empowering Women, Robert Walters are proud to host this event at their Head Office in Covent Garden.
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Lisa Barnwell | Bumps and the Boardroom
Lisa Barnwell is the Founder and CEO of Bumps and the Boardroom, helping to unlock the leadership potential of parents- to-be and support businesses to be more diverse and inclusive.
Drawing on her experience of creating London’s first maternity destination clinic which nurtured around 10,000 mothers and babies; providing coaching and support to over 2000 women in corporate finance, consultancy, law, property, fashion, tech and media and advising senior HR leaders on organisational design, HR and talent strategies in a business partnering role she is passionate about sharing her wealth and knowledge to support new ways of thinking and working.
Lisa is a Leadership Coach and Consultant, Change-Maker and Speaker. She is currently writing her first book to be published S/S 2017