In this case study, we explore how working with National Grid with a focus of investing in their employees, and working to bridge the gap of gender equality in a male dominated industry has impacted them as an organisation. We look into why investing in your workforce has significant benefits and how our Springboard and Spring Forward programmes have empowered their women to progress in both their careers and personal lives. Kelly Larkin & Katy Campbell Senior Operability Analyst & Lead Auditor National Grid Springboard & Spring Forward Development Programmes Why did you choose Springboard Consultancy to support National Grid [...]
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As an expert in the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion space, we strive to ensure equal opportunities for everyone. We spoke to Kirsty Lancaster about her experience as a woman in a male-dominated industry, and her perspective on how we can continue to provide top notch support and empowerment for both clients and individuals in the workplace. Grab a cuppa, you’re going to enjoy this! The dictionary definition of equality: noun noun: equality; plural noun: equalities the state of being equal, especially in status, rights, or opportunities. "an organisation aiming to promote racial equality" “Let’s skip to the good bit… As [...]
Springboard Personal Development: A participant perspective, from Cheryl - University of Portsmouth We value the feedback from our participants and organisations we work with. This was no different when we caught up with Cheryl Buck, Principal Lecturer in Law and Associate Head Academic at the University of Portsmouth. Cheryl shares her insight after recently attending our Springboard Women’s Personal Development Programme,. What was your expectation of the Springboard Women’s Personal Development Programme? As I knew it was personal development for women, it was nice to know that I was going into this with like-minded people. I was aware that it [...]
Queen Elizabeth was the epitome of female leaders. Being the head of state for 15 countries, most of us have lived most of our lives under her reign. For as long as we can remember she has been on bank notes and coins, stamps, passports and post boxes. The queen normalised women being in charge without even mentioning it. Devoting her entire life to duty, The Queen earned a positive public image not only in the UK but around the world. Her Majesty lent her patronage to more than 600 charities, public service organisations, and military associations. Age and gender [...]
Recently we met with Organisational Learning Partner, Jo Westerman MBE and Eileen Barrett to find out how Springboard has helped University of Leeds. With a background in science, 2 degrees, whilst working at the University of Leeds, Jo persuaded them to open the Learning Opportunities for Gaining Information and Knowledge Centre for staff, and set up all kinds of classes for the staff to develop themselves. After her first experience of Springboard as a guest speaker, Jo could see that participants were growing in confidence, valuing the safe environment to explore their personal lives and career paths, and learn things [...]
Introduce an Authentic Leadership Style to Your Business Skilled, empathetic, authentic leadership is essential for propelling your organisation through challenging times. In fact, research shows that the behaviours characterised by authentic leadership are now more relevant than ever. 81% of professionals expect some form of negative impact from the COVID-19 pandemic 73% of UK professionals say their company's leadership has struggled to adapt during the pandemic Professionals cited that training in soft skills, such as empowering teams or empathy, could impact motivation and performance To help you bridge the gap in your organisation, we've teamed with CQM Training and Consultancy [...]