Opinion

Don’t miss out on the chance of a sponsored place on our Women’s Leadership Programme



Time is running out to nominate a talented woman working at a local, deserving organisation for a special sponsored place on our highly successful Women’s Leadership Programme.

We’ve teamed up with Suffolk-based Blossom Charity, which supports women in enterprise at all stages in their career, to offer one part-funded place on our next leadership skills course. This sponsored place is open to female managers looking to progress to more senior, board level  roles who are working at charities, social enterprises, not-for-profit organisations,  across Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex or Cambridgeshire.  Applications need to be submitted by Friday 29 April to be considered.

Our Women’s Leadership Programme has been developed in conjunction with People & Performance Ltd in Cambridge to help women develop their authentic leadership skills. It has become renowned in the region for helping to develop female talent and over 30 organisations have already participated in the programme since it first began in 2014.

This half price place is a fantastic opportunity, not only to for the woman who is picked for the sponsored place but also for the organisation as a whole. This is because our programme provides the dual approach of not only developing aspiring female leaders but also the organisations they work for. We encourage employers to mentor and support their female talent to help them evolve their culture and to remove any workplace barriers to gender equality. Achieving an equal gender balance at senior levels is proven to be crucial to an organisation’s success. This is why we want to make this course more accessible to the fantastic local organisations which may not previously have had the budget to develop their talent pipeline in this way.

If you’re still not completely convinced, have a read through some of the powerful lessons our previous delegates have learnt on the course. Or, if you need help convincing your employer to nominate you for the sponsored place, we’ve also compiled a list of the many business benefits to help you gain the support you need.

The sponsored place is for the next 2016 course with the modules running in June and September. The full cost of the programme is usually £2,750 but this will be reduced to £1,375 for the chosen delegate. Don’t miss out, make sure you apply for the place, or to nominate a member of your team, by emailing lucy@prs.uk.com by the 29th April. All you need to include at this stage is some simple details about why you, or a colleague, should be awarded the sponsored place.