THRIVE: Positive Action Career Development Programme

Our new Positive Action Career Development Programme

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 the playing field enabling diverse talent to thrive in your organisation. This 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 Programme

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.

THRIVE Programme Delegate Testimonial

Programme Delegate Testimonial

Career Development Programme for Women

Module One: Confident Communication

The initial module examines the rationale for the programme alongside the overwhelming business case for diversity and inclusion. Delegates will deepen their understanding of unconscious bias, stereotype threat and the dynamics of diverse groups. 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.

Participants will:

  • Examine the rationale for the programme, including the business case for diversity and inclusion.
  • Understand different communication styles and the impact on professional image.
  • Develop an understanding of the impact that unconscious bias and stereotype threat can have on behaviours and decision making.
  • Know how to use verbal and body language to increase presence and confidence.
  • Learn new communication tools and techniques to increase positive outcomes.

Module Two: Authentic You

This module employs NLP techniques to understand and strengthen our own self-image and goes on to address 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 improve self-image; overcome imposter syndrome and build positive beliefs and 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.

new Positive Action Career Development Programme

levels of commitment, capability and confidence in achieving their career goals

Module Three: Future Focussed

In this module, delegates analyse their current levels of commitment, capability and confidence in achieving their career goals. The workshop enables participants to take stock of their career 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.

Participants will:

  • Consolidate tools and techniques from the training to remove blockers.
  • Learn unique goal-setting methodology ® to identify career goals and maximize success.
  • Develop a deeper understanding of how to maintain and develop mental wellbeing and resilience
  • 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.

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 the last six months.

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“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.”

Harish Bhayani,
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