Are you looking to get hold of tools and tips to reboot your parenting? Are you returning back to your role or looking for work after maternity leave, feeling unconfident and unsure of your rights? For example, are you entitled to flexible working hours? Being a modern parent whilst managing your work life has its challenges.
Are you currently working with no children but would like to know your rights and learn from other women's experience so you are well equipped and prepared for the future?
Do you want to learn more about flexible working hours and other flexible careers out there to fit in with your family life?
*** REGISTRATION CLOSES on Tuesday 27th September at 12pm ***
Know your maternity rights, what you are entitled to and how to approach flexible working hours with your line manager.
Join us for an evening of insight, discussion and debate on what it means to be a 21st Century Parent and how to nail that work life balance we all crave. Parenting is probably the hardest and most important job we take on but how do you manage both work and family life together?
This event will provide insight and first hand experience from other women to address parenting, what it means to be a working mother, what you need to think about if you are planning to have a family and how to feel confident returning to work.
We welcome all parents to this event; both mothers and fathers so book your place today.
Session 1: How to be a 21st Century Parent, Judy Reith, parenting coach, author and Founder of www.parentingpeople.co.uk
"All I want is to bring up nice, hardworking kids – why is it so flipping difficult?” (Mother of 3 children, 14, 9 and 6) Sound familiar? In our fast changing world, many parents are stuck for ideas on how to bring up their children. Plus a lack of family support from our own ageing parents, and technology taking over 24/7, and expectations to produce bright, confident children from happy families is a recipe for a confidence crash and lots of guilt.
Judy will explore the following themes in a friendly, practical and non- judgmental setting.
Why is parenting different in the 21st Century?
What are our roles and responsibilities towards our children?
What are the ways to build resilient, kind and adventurous children?
How do we manage their moans and tears? How do we do this when we’re busy, and we want our children to be happy?
Session 2: Women's Rights - Know Your Rights, Claire Sleep, Partner, Ashtons Legal
Family planning and understanding maternity leave entitlement, flexible working and rights can be a mine field. Discussing maternity leave, returning to work and amendments in job descriptions can be overwhelming and daunting if you are unprepared or unclear of what you are legally entitled to.
During this talk, Claire will cover the following areas:
Pre and post maternity leave discussions with your line manager regarding your role and returning to work
Rights and maternity leave
Flexible working hours and how to approach this with your employer, what are the boundaries and are you automatically entitled to flexible working hours?
Returning to work and reassessing the role
Sex Discrimination issues and gender pay gap
You may not be thinking about family planning yet but having the knowledge and understanding what you are entitled to will equip you to have that discussion with your line manager in the future with confidence which will enable you to negotiate terms that are beneficial to both parties.
This event is not only aimed at women who are entering motherhood or already working mothers, this event is aimed at all women and men are always welcome to attend all our events.
As with all events, events are relaxed, informal and social. Early bird tickets cost £10 and ends on the 23rd of August and include refreshments. Tickets cost £15 thereafter.
This event is FREE for all Mott MacDonald & Cambridge Education staff - to register for your free ticket please use your Mott MacDonald/Cambridge Education email address and the Mott MacDonald staff registration option.
FREE WEBINAR dial in is available if you are not able to attend in person, simply select this option on the registration page, once you register we will send you the dial in details via email.
Parking: Limited parking is available onsite - please book your place in advance by emailing: Elisabetta.Naborri@camb-ed.com
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Judy Reith, Parent Educator and Coach, Author and media parenting expert. Judy is the founder of www.parentingpeople that offers coaching, courses and workshops to any parent wanting to be more confident, calm and fun, and less stressed and sad about parenting their children, at any stage. Judy is honest about the challenges of modern parenting, and believes parents often know best what’s right for their family. Alongside 25 years of raising her own 3 children, Judy has drawn on her professional training in Child Development, Counselling, Parent Education and Coaching, to help thousands of parents, but she finds parental instinct, listening, reassurance and hope are usually her best tools. Writing:Be A Great Mum Hodder and Stoughton 2010, Transform Living With Teenagers parenting course and workbook 2011, 7 Secrets of Raising Girls Every Parent Must Know. Summersdale 2015. For more information, please visit: www.parentingpeople.co.uk
Claire joined the firm in March 2014 from Eversheds LLP in Cambridge where she was based for seven years.
She has worked for a wide range of clients during her career including both employers and employees. She carries out a broad range of HR advisory work and assists with the employment aspects of company sales and re-organisations. Recent examples of her work include advising on a complex collective redundancy process for a unionised workforce and advice regarding negotiating changes to the pay of approximately 500 staff with the union involved. Claire has significant experience in working with higher education and private schools in and around Cambridge.
Claire is a member of the Employment Lawyer’s Association. She has significant experience in handling Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal matters. Claire regularly carries out training for organisations (including Volvo and a number of Cambridge Colleges) on a wide range of employment law issues such as employee investigations and successful performance management. For more information, please visit: www.ashtonslegal.co.uk / email@example.com / 01223 431094