We are excited to launch THRIVE, our new Positive Action Career Development Programme.
The training has been built around the successful framework of EMPOWER, our award-winning Career Development Programme for Women, which has helped over 10,000 women advance their careers.
The THRIVE programme is designed to level up the playing field by enabling diverse talent to thrive within the organisation. This training programme is available as a three-month or four-month programme and can be delivered in a face to face or webinar format.
The programme has been designed following internal and external focus group sessions, our thanks to the external representatives from: Atkins, Arcadis, Balfour Beatty, the NHS CSO and Wates Group.
Creating inclusive, psychologically safe workplaces where we can all bring our best self to work is crucial for both business performance and employee wellbeing. The initial workshop welcomes THRIVE delegates and their allies to cover the importance and value of allyship in the workplace.
Harsh Bhatia, IT Group Buyer, Balfour Beatty
A range of tools are introduced to support attendees when faced with potentially difficult conversations at work. This module equips delegates with the tools and confidence to move forward, articulate ambitions and achieve more positive outcomes.
Each confident communication module includes an internal guest speaker who will share career story with delegates.
In this module, delegates develop a greater awareness of self-image and the impact this has on confidence and self-belief. We explore the importance of image, visibility and effective networks 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 employees access to the widest possible talent pool.
In the final module, delegates analyse their current levels of commitment, capability and confidence in achieving their career ambitions. The workshop enables participants to take stock of their careers to date; assess their current strengths and skills; set clear goals and consolidate tools from the first two modules to create a targeted action plan for career success.
All delegates are invited to join the Skills 4 Alumni group which provides a platform to network and share best practice across different businesses within the sector. We host free refresher training and expert talks for our alumni members.
“If you had told me two years ago that I would be here doing what I am doing and done what I have done I wouldn’t have believed you, It is difficult to quantify what the Skills 4 training has done for my career.”
“What really impressed us about Skills 4 was that they had managed to identify and address real issues that employees face in the workplace and provide tools for that; but not only that, they had also addressed the fact that they needed to give guidance to companies about culture.”
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