Springboard Women's Development Programme
Professional Development Programme

Participants: There will be 2 Cohorts one for women working within Professional Services and another for women Researchers.

Pre-requisites: None

The Springboard Women's Development Programme enables women to take more control over their own lives by identifying the clear, practical and realistic steps that they want to take and developing the skills and confidence to take them.

The Springboard Women's Development Programme has been tried and tested in the Higher Education Sector and beyond. It has been successfully used by over 180,000 women world-wide. It's delivered, to great acclaim through a specially trained network of professional trainers.

The programme is specifically designed for women from all backgrounds, ages and stages of their lives. During the programme you will explore your future in a practical way and learn how to develop your potential. You will undertake realistic self-assessment and set challenging goals. Key areas covered include communication skills, assertiveness, self confidence, improving your work/life balance and developing positive skills and attitude. If you want to progress and develop, then this programme is for you.

Programme Aims:

  • assess yourself and identifyour strengths
  • communicate more assertively and effectively
  • increase your self-confidence and motivation
  • present a positive image of yourself and increase your visibility
  • identify how to imporve your work/life balance
  • set clear personal and or professional goals
  • meet others and gain support to make changes

How does the programme work?

There are four key ingredients in the Springboard programme:

  • four action-packed one day workshops spread over four months
  • a thought-provoking, lively and practical personal workbook
  • opportunities to hear from keynote women speakers
  • opportunities for networking with other women

Between workshops you will need to work through your workbook which will take approximately 3 hours. The workbook is complemented and supported by the workshops. It is filled with real life examples, practical advice and exercises.

What themes does it cover?

  • self assessment
  • skills assessment
  • identifying your values
  • the world about you
  • setting goals
  • assertiveness
  • networking
  • putting yourself across positively
  • building your image


Penny Bridges, Organisational Development Consultant, UCL About the facilitator...

Date, time and venue: All workshops run between 09.30 - 16.30.

Please note that booking onto the first workshop will commit you in advance to attending all workshops in the programme. We will also require you to participate in the University's evaluation of the programme by completing questionaries.

Initial 1 day workshop to commence the programme:

Cohort 1: Professional Services:

More dates will be available in the 2014-2015 Academic Year. In the meantime please Register Your Interest by scrolling down the page to How to Book and clicking on the link to the Booking Form. We will then email you when new dates are available.

Cohort 2: Researchers:

13 February 2015 0930 - 1700 tba

How to book:

OD Course Contact: Zara Chaudhry