‘CAREER AFTER KIDS’ Program
What is Career After Kids?
Career After Kids is designed for parents looking for practical tips and solutions to manage career as a working parent. These forums bring together parents preparing for leave and returning to work to discuss the challenges and success factors related to managing and advancing your career as a parent.
The Career After Kids Forum is an intimate, group based forum facilitated by leading experts in the field who have collaborated to combine their professional insights and experiences. The panel presenters will use the '5 Return to Work Building Blocks' to offer tips and guidance, around:
- How to prepare and adjust to life as a working parent
- Reviewing career and exploring flexible work options
- Reflecting on personal career and life plans
- Learning from the experiences of others
- How to create work-life balance and manage career as a working parent
Who should attend?
Parents on leave ready to return to work, those returning to work and parents who are already back at work.
- Create and sustain a family friendly, flexible workplace through supporting employees
- Attract, support and retain talented parents
- Creative solutions provide confidence in implementing a balanced work environment with an engaging workplace culture
- Professional guidance on managing career as a working parent
- Access to coaching experts and help in developing resilience, confidence, perspective and balance
Career After Kids Packages
The Career After Kids Forum is one part of the wider Career After Kids packages, which can include access to the online parents@work Portal™ with 24/7 access to information, tools and resources plus access to your own dedicated one-on-one personal career coach.
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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:
"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