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Preparing for a Career Break
Course Description:

This session will provide employees who are about to take an extended period of leave (more than 6 weeks) with confidence as they enter a new phase of their life.  

It will help them understand possible emotions they are experiencing and support them to make practical preparations for their leave period.

This session will cover: 

  • How to maintain confidence and control through change
  • How to strengthen relationships at work
  • How to create and communicate a handover plan 
  • How to set up a support network and a keeping in touch plan


By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Appreciate and understand possible emotions associated with going on leave
  • Learn how to maintain confidence during this period of transition
  • Make your own practical preparations for going on leave – such as:
    1. Preparing a handover plan
    2. Creating a keeping in touch plan
    3. Setting up a support network 
  • Share experiences with colleagues who are in a similar situation
Intended Audience:
For those taking maternity leave, shared parental leave, carer?s leave and sabbatical leave.
Target Audience: UCL Staff only
23/02/2022 - 23/02/2022  (Enrol between 01/01/2022 and 16/02/2022) Enrol

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