“Thank you for the awesome program. It helped me realise other mums have the same challenges, helped me lift the constraints I have been placing on myself & gave me tools to make it happen such as using positive language when negotiating flexibility, getting mentors, taking action and networking. Thanks for the kick start.”
Career After Kids
The Career After Kids forums are intimate, group-based forums facilitated by leading professional career coaches who also happen to be working parents.
The 2015 ‘Career After Kids’ series is designed to provide a vital network of support and information to assist working parents to manage work, family and caring needs through their life stages and career transition points.
Did you know?
Our aim is to ensure every working parent in Australia has the tools and support to be able to create their ideal work/life balance.
Supports Working Parents to:
Benefits for Employers:
For 2015 we have expanded the Career After Kids forum series to include 4 specific courses for working parents that supportthem at each stage of their working parent journey. These are:
1. Preparing for parental leave and staying in touch Course
2. Returning to work and reconnecting Course
3. Managing your career Course
4. Care for kids, yourself and others Course
How It Works
Parents can enroll anytime. Here’s what they get straight away:
Parents can participate in any of the online forums. Theseare facilitated via teleconference and are where theircareer coach is available to answer any questions or provide further assistance.The career coach will provide them with professional guidance on managing their career as a working parent and provide support in developing resilience, confidence, perspective and balance.
Employees might like to enrol in more than 1 course as they work their way through their working parent journey. The participants are able to self-manage and can select their own course appropriate to their needs. For example, they may wish to complete both the ‘preparing for parental leave’ and ‘return to work’ courses.
ACareer After Kids membership entitles your employees to enrol in any or all of the courses they wish in a 12 month period.
Career After Kids Membership
A Career After Kids membership gives parents unlimited access to all four (4) courses for 12 months.
The membership package includes all of the 2015 'Career After Kids' courses and forums, 'Career After Kids' toolkit, access to a dedicated career coach, plus access to the tools and resources available on the parents@work Portal™. Working parents can self pace and take part in any of the courses at exactly the time they need it most.
Career After Kids Career Coaches
Emma Walsh, Managing Director, Parents@Work
Jennifer Beard, Principal, Polaris Coaching
Lisa Davison, Executive Coach, Parents@Work
Catherine Knox, CEO, Gidget Foundation
“Just wanted to share my feedback following the seminar yesterday. Even though I have been on maternity leave once before, I found it very helpful. The facilitators were great – they both speak from experience (personally andprofessionally) and it was helpful to be able to have a mini coaching group session with one of them at the end of themorning. It was also great to be able to walk away with a toolkit booklet.”
“Thank you for the awesome program. It helped me realise other mums have the same challenges, helped me lift the constraints I have been placing on myself & gave me tools to make it happen such as using positive language whennegotiating flexibility, getting mentors, taking action and networking. Thanks for the kick start.”
“I wanted to express how much I appreciated the workshop this morning. There were so many insightful, relevant and practical suggestions. It felt like a very supportive environment and I think it really connected with what a lot of womenare experiencing and feeling today around re-entering the work place. I’ve already highly recommended you to my mothers group and am super keen to get started on implementing some of the strategies we talked about.”
To contact the team for further information or to sign up to a Career After Kids Membership visit either:
About Career After Kids
Career After Kids is a collaboration between Parents@Work and Polaris Coaching.
Parents@Work provide working parents – and their managers – with access to the best parental leave and return to work guidance, experts and resources available. They work with organisations to help do this by providing an interactive online Parents@Work portal™ as well as coaching, training and recruitment tools that support their employees to manage their career and achieve the right work-life balance.
Polaris Coaching work across private and public sectors to empower senior executives and teams to reach their full potential. In addition to the Career After Kids forums Polaris Coaching provide a number of services including: Implementing leadership development programs, leadership strategy sessions and the Career Game (a hands on intensive group career development workshop and coaching program for graduates). Contact Polaris for more information on their other services.