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The Equality Diversity and Inclusion Team is launching the Springboard Women’s Development Programme for 2018/19.

What is the Springboard Programme?

Springboard is a three month personal and professional development programme for women including those who identify as women. It offers participants the opportunity to undertake a substantial review of their work and personal life, and take more control by making good quality decisions about the right way forward. It can help participants shape the change they want in practical and realistic ways helping to reflect on their goals, develop their strengths and learn and practice skills such as assertiveness and goal setting.

The programme comprises four full-day workshops over a three month period and expects participants to undertake additional independent study and to provide peer support for others on the programme. Participants are expected to attend all workshops.

The workshop includes an invited speaker to inspire and enthuse and the structure of the programme is designed to create a productive, enjoyable and collegiate learning and development atmosphere among participants. The programme provides high quality materials and independent study is supported by a workbook provided to participants at the first workshop.  

*Please note that this programme is specific to female staff in academic and Professional Services. For women researchers (PhD students and research staff), please apply for the programme offered by Academic Development. Information can be found here.

Why is Springboard for women only?

Springboard is a Personal development course in which participants are encouraged to look at all aspects of their lives. Extensive research in a variety of organisations show that;

  • Women and men approach personal development issues in different ways
  • Women and men benefit from discussing some issues in a single gender group

How do I apply?

If you are interested in participating in the programme for 2018/19 please complete the following Springboard Programme application 2018/19 [DOC 46KB] confirming:

  • Why you would like to attend the Springboard Women’s Development Programme
  • What are the areas of development or goals you want to focus on through the Springboard programme.
  • Evidence of your line managers support

Deadline for applications is Wednesday, 5th December 2018. Where there are more expressions of interest than places, a waiting list will be created and individuals will be contacted once future programmes have been scheduled.

Briefing sessions

A briefing session for potential participants, will be held on Monday 19th November 2019, Arts One G31, Mile End campus, 12 - 1 pm.

This session will give you more information on the programme itself and you are welcome to attend without booking in advance.

Further information about the Springboard Programme is available on the Springboard consultancy website

Workshop dates 2019;

Wednesday, January 30 January 2019 - Whitechapel

Monday, 25th February 2019 - Charterhouse Square

Thursday, 28th March 2019 - Charterhouse Square

Thursday, 2nd May 2019 - Charterhouse Square

If you need further information about the Springboard programme at QMUL, contact Sandra Brown at or 0207 882 5585.









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