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This workshop is designed to support employers in managing expectant and new parents in the workplace, helping to retain talent

Who is this workshop for?

Anyone who is a manager of someone going on maternity / parent / adoption leave, and managers who want to upskill in preparation to support their employees.

Workshop outline

During the workshop we will consider:

  • The challenges for parents and organisations
  • How to recognise and encourage transferable skills
  • How to support employee engagement including issues relevant to each period:
    • Announcement
    • Pre leave (2 months prior to leave)
    • During leave
    • Pre return (2 months before return)
    • Initial return (first 2 weeks back)
    • Post return (up to 12 months post return

Workshops are run in small groups to allow space for participants to ask questions, share feelings, worries, and experience, developing ideas for best practice, and top tips.

Workshop outcomes

  • Managers feel able to better support their employees helping to retain their skills for the organisation.
  • Participants will leave with a better understanding of the challenges faced during this phase. They will have gained the knowledge of how to support employees at each stage during this transition.
  • They will also leave with a support network of other managers to work with as they continue the journey.

How the workshop is delivered

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Online or face-to-face
  • Number of attendees: Groups of up to 10
  • Includes a 15 min Q&A session

Emily is a Mummy to three boys and founder of WorkBabyLife. She is on a mission to help businesses retain their valuable employees who become parents by supporting employees to balance their professional and parenting roles.

She has a background of almost two decades in the corporate world, predominantly at Mars Inc. across a variety of sales and marketing roles and honing her coaching skills.

She has a 100% client retention rate and 100% of participants would recommend the programme to their colleagues.

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