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‘CAREER AFTER KIDS’ (CAK) Forum

Going back to work after full time parenting can be daunting, even when you have a job you love! Our experience says parents are more likely to return to work with confidence and be loyal employees, when offered the right support. Support the parents in your organization to return to work and balance career and family with ‘Career After Kids.’

mums@work and Polaris Coaching present their 'Career after Kids' Forum exclusively for mums and dads seeking assistance to:

  • Plan and prepare to re-enter the workplace
  • Review your career and explore flexible work options
  • Create work/life happiness and manage your career as a working parent

For working parents who:

  • Are about to go on parental leave
  • Are currently on parental leave
  • Have returned from parental leave

 

All working parents that attend our Career After Kids Forum leave with a sense of empowerment, a return to work plan and ideas about how to achieve their successful return to work.

 

 

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What they'll recieve:
  • COMPLIMENTARY CAREER AFTER KIDS TOOLKIT
  • One-on-one follow up chat with a career coach
  • Guidance to develop their action plan
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‘Career after Kids’ Toolkit
Each attendee receives this practical toolkit created by our Presenters, which includes:

  • An action plan and notes
  • Return to Work building blocks – what you need to consider to form a strong foundation for balancing career, life and family
  • Tips on making your return to work easier
  • Negotiating Flexible Work Arrangements
  • 10 steps to Connect and Manage Your Career – prepare and manage long-term

Your Presenters are qualified career coaches and working parents themselves who have successfully transitioned and juggle the work/life balance act. They have a passion to support working parents in the workplace and so for 2013 have added a COMPLIMENTARY  follow up session to the Career after Kids package.

 

 

Forums In Australia
You can choose from 3 options according to your working parents’ personal preference. Or, if a suitable date is not available for ‘Career after Kids’ Forums, you may choose a one-on-one coaching session or talk to us about tailoring an inhouse ‘Career after Kids’ Forum for your organisation’s working parents exclusively.


The upcoming Forums are as follows:

Sydney
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Forum Tuesday, 13th May, 2014
(90min Day Session)

Level 22
275 Kent Street (Westpac Plaza)
Sydney NSW 2000
 

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CAK Forum


 
Forum Wednesday, 17th September, 2014
(90min Day Session)

Level 22
275 Kent Street (Westpac Plaza)
Sydney NSW 2000
 

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CAK Forum


 
Forum Can't find a suitable time?
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One-On-One Coaching


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Melbourne
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Forum Wednesday, 19th March, 2014
(90min Day Session)

BT Financial Group, Westpac, & Bank Of Melbourne
24/367 Collins Street
Melbourne 3000
 

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CAK Forum


 
Forum Wednesday, 11th June, 2014
(90min Day Session)

BT Financial Group, Westpac, & Bank Of Melbourne
24/367 Collins Street
Melbourne 3000
 

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CAK Forum


 
Forum Wednesday, 22th October, 2014
(90min Day Session)

BT Financial Group, Westpac, & Bank Of Melbourne
24/367 Collins Street
Melbourne 3000
 

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CAK Forum


 
Forum Can't find a suitable time?
Book one on one coaching, over the phone, at a time that suits you!

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One-On-One Coaching


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Online
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Forum Thursday, 1st May, 2014
(90min Day Session)

Online Webinar

 

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CAK Forum


 
Forum Tuesday 11th November, 2014
(90min Day Session)

Online Webinar

 

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CAK Forum


 
Forum Can't find a suitable time?
Book one on one coaching, over the phone, at a time that suits you!

Book This Forum
One-On-One Coaching


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Forum dates and locations for 2014 are currently being confirmed.
Check back soon!

 

Testimonials

"Just wanted to share my feedback following the Forum yesterday.

Even though I have been on maternity leave once before, I found it really helpful and will definitely do things differently this time around based on what I learned in the Forum.

I expected a room full of people with presenters up the front but there were just 6 of us sitting around in a circle with 2 facilitators. I think I got a lot more out the session in this format as we were able to interact as a group and ask questions.

The facilitators were great – they both speak from experience (personally and professionally) and it was helpful to be able to have a mini coaching group session with one of them at the end of the morning.

It was also great to be able to walk away with a toolkit booklet that I can use for this next session of maternity leave.

Attending a session a few months prior to maternity leave would be the most valuable time for someone to go, but I could also see benefit in going fairly soon after returning to work (or a few months prior while still on maternity leave) in order to help with the transition."

Astrid Dare, Group Brand Manager - Family Marketing, McDonald's Australia Limited


"Thank you for the awesome program. It helped me realize 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"
Kristie Holmes | Human Resources | Westpac/BT


“Thanks for the Career after Kids Forum. It was a fantastic day, the presenters were so professional, yet dwn to earth and I really felt I could open up about some of the issues I was facing. It was great to leave knowing that I can have greater confidence in my ability as a mum and a professional to get things working really well and that I can go after what I really want.”
Megan Fox | NSW Team Co-ordinator | PeopleBank


“The Forum was really interesting and very helpful, so thank you. The interview went really well ( even used a few tips from the Forum) and I got the job. No start date as yet but they have agreed to my requested hours! So again thank you, I would not have been so confident asking for them without the Forum.”
Kirsty Gyles | Veterinarian

 

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Proudly Presented By:

Emma Walsh

Emma Walsh
Director of
Mums At Work

Jennifer Beard

Jennifer Beard
Principal Consultant of
Polaris Coaching

 

Supported By:

Westpac Group

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Polaris Coaching

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We proudly support:

Westpac Group

 

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About Us
Career After Kids (CAK) was established by Emma Walsh and Jennifer Beard, both leadership and career coaches with backgrounds in the corporate environment, who came together with a similar love: to empower mums and dads in their return to work. [Read More]

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