EMPOWER: Career Development Programme for Women

Empower Career Development Training Programme for Women

Our award-winning Career Development Training Programme has been designed to help women further their careers across not just UK business but globally thanks to our online training course platform.


The core goal of our Career Development Training Programme has been designed around helping women in the workplace further their careers in the UK business environment. The training programme has now been successfully running for over a decade across the UK and has already helped over 10,000 women in business advance professionally.

The career development training programme is available as a three-month or six-month programme and can be delivered in a face to face or webinar format.

The stats speak for themselves. Upon completion of career development training:

had higher levels of confidence/self-belief.
had improved their communication skills.
had improved their presentation skills. (Part of the 4 Day Programme)
were more positive about progression within their organisation.
took extra responsibility within their current role.

Within one year of completing the programme over two thirds of participants have been promoted!

Module One: Confident Communication

The initial module examines the impact of communication on our professional image and introduces a range of tools and techniques to help delegates feel more confident and in control when faced with potentially difficult conversations at work.

Different communication styles are highlighted, as well as the impact these differences can have on both our daily interactions and the outcomes we achieve. The workshop also explores unconscious bias, so that participants broaden their understanding of the dynamics of diverse groups and communicate with greater rapport.

Participants will:

  • Develop an understanding of the impact that unconscious bias can have on our behaviour and decision making;
  • Learn advanced communication techniques to build better rapport;
  • Know how to use verbal and body language to increase presence and confidence;
  • Leave the session with new knowledge and techniques for achieving more productive and positive internal and external relationships.
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Module Two: Authentic You

This module explores the importance of image, visibility and effective networking on career progression. Participants will gain the skills and confidence to showcase the talent, knowledge and achievements they have to offer their organisation, thereby giving their employers access to the widest possible talent pool.

Participants will:

  • Use NLP techniques to develop techniques to improve self-image and positive behaviours;
  • Understand and gain feedback on the image presented at work;
  • Understand the importance of organisational visibility and improve networking, rapport-building and showcasing skills;
  • Leave the session with techniques to improve their professional visibility while retaining authenticity.

Module Three: Future Focussed

In this module, women analyse their current levels of commitment, capability and confidence in achieving career development. The workshop enables participants to take stock of their career to date, assess their current strengths and achievements and create a targeted action plan for career success.

Participants will:

  • Consolidate tools and techniques from the training to remove blockers;
  • Learn unique goal-setting methodology® to identify career goals and maximize success;
  • Enhance time-management and prioritisation skills to create time to work on career goals;
  • Leave the session with a more proactive and focussed attitude to their careers;a renewed view of career options and a targeted action plan.

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Module Four (Optional): Review & Presentation

Throughout the programme, participants are supported to develop their presentation skills. In this final session, participants will be invited to deliver a short presentation to the rest of their peer group to share lessons and successes from their time on our career development programme.

“Partnering with Skills 4 has delivered visible benefits to us as an organisation.”

Jilly Calder,
Vice President Human Resources

“There are quite a few challenges for women with careers in construction where barriers stop them from climbing the ladder,
I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to undertake the Skills 4 course. It has given me so much more confidence.”

Olu Olabode
Commercial Director
Balfour Beatty
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