Free workshop for members based in England

The time
10.30am to 4.30pm

The venue
Guild House
Upper St Martin's Lane

In this workshop, we’ll explore practical ideas and new perspectives to help maintain your skills and confidence to manage your career detours and make the most of your changing circumstances.

Apply online by 13 Feb

Workshop Content

Most of us find that our career path is interrupted at some point for all kinds of reasons from raising children, doing further study, caring for a family member through to issues with our own health or changed personal circumstances.

Whatever the cause, it can be challenging to stay in touch and get back on track so that we maximise our potential. For example, issues might include:

  • Maintaining relevant skills
  • Keeping up industry contacts
  • Handling the drop in income
  • Staying motivated
  • Managing stress
  • Staying confident

This workshop will signpost where you can find help and support, we’ll offer practical tips and brainstorm new options for next steps and how to present your career detour in the most positive way.

We will also look at some of the benefits of career detours. For example, we often acquire new skills and strategies when placed in new environments and frequently don’t even recognise these as positive assets. So, we’ll consider what you have added to your repertoire of saleable skills and offerings from your alternative experiences including:

  • Identifying new skills and knowledge
  • Shifting perspectives and priorities
  • Considering alternative career opportunities.

Who should attend?

Those who find that their career has been or will be interrupted by changing circumstances and want to ensure that they maintain progress even when they are unable to put the maximum focus into their work.

Learning outcomes

You’ll learn ways to be flexible so that you better manage and maintain your career through changing life circumstances.

Tutor: Muriel McClymont

POLITE REQUEST: if you are successful in obtaining a place on this workshop and, due to unforeseen circumstances, you are unable to attend, please let us know asap because we have others on the waiting list who we can allocate your place to. If you do not let us know this will disadvantage another member. Also, we may lose the funds that enable us to provide these workshops to all members including yourself.

NOTE: 1. If we were to postpone or cancel this workshop due to unforeseen circumstances (this has happened only twice in five years due to tutor illness and a tube strike), we will be unable to reimburse any costs such as pre-booked travel expenses. If this were to happen in the future, we will email and telephone you as soon as we know that there is a cancellation and attempt to re-schedule the workshop asap. 2. We are required to undertake a short equality & diversity survey, which you will need to fill in before or at the workshop. The information provided will be treated in the strictest of confidence and processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and will help in our commitment to E & D.

IMPORTANT: Unfortunately we cannot always offer everyone who applies a place due to high demand. We set up a waiting list and contact people if there are cancellations. If you do NOT receive confirmation that you have secured a place, please do not turn up on the day because we will not be able to admit you. However, please keep applying because we work hard to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to attend at some point.

Apply online

To apply for a place on this free, one-day workshop, please fill in the short application form below. You will need to login or register if you have not done so already so have your Union number to hand.

All events have been over-subscribed to date so successful applicants will be chosen randomly after the cut-off date. We will let you know if your application has been successful within a couple of days of this date.

Further enquiries
t: 07464 306 542

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