Personal Development has legs

In a recently published major survey, Personal Development Has Legs, feedback from participants in Springboard (the personal development programme for women) over a 10-year period shows that:

  • 79% of respondees had evidence of being better at managing change
  • 78% had taken more responsibility
  • 77.5% had evidence of greater assertiveness
  • 71% had greater motivation at work
  • 80.5% had increased self-esteem and confidence
  • 64.5% had received favourable comments in their formal appraisal

It is no surprise that the Springboard Women’s Development Programme has won national training awards for excellence and quality, that tens of thousands of women have already been through the programme in 21 countries, nor that it has been translated into 12 different languages.

Written by women for women, the Springboard programme is excellent for both career development and general personal development, and covers a wide range of work and development topics, motivating participants to give more to their work and take responsibility. It is designed to enable women to reach their full potential by analysing their skills, values, qualities, setting goals for themselves and then achieving them. It is particularly suited to non-management grades up to first-line management.

The programme runs as four one-day workshops spread over three months. In between times, participants work on their own personal development using a practical workbook, which is packed with ideas and useful exercises. Motivating role-model speakers and networking are other important elements of the programme. Springboard courses can take up to 30 women at a time so can be very cost-effective.

Topics covered include:

  • Analysing skills
  • Assertiveness
  • Improving effectiveness at work
  • Balancing home and work
  • Managing image
  • Career development
  • Taking initiative
  • Managing stress
  • Problem-solving
  • Fulfilling potential
  • Setting goals

For further details about this programme, or Navigator for men, the brother programme to Springboard, please contact us.

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