An award-winning personal development programme that helps women to realise their full potential is now being offered in Sheffield and London to local government workers through skills development experts Skills for Justice.

The Springboard Women's Development Programme was developed 25 years ago by The Springboard Consultancy. Since then more than 200,000 women from over 30 countries have taken part in the course.

Skills for Justice course leader Charlotte Powell said: "For many years Springboard has helped to change the lives of countless women across the world for the better, and we are now delighted to be able to continue this work in the sectors we represent.

"These sectors are often seen as male-dominated so it is vital that women working in these industries are given the greatest possible chances to develop their confidence to take advantage of the opportunities available to them. This will bring benefits for the women involved to be the best they can be and for their employers, who will see an even greater contribution from their female staff."

While the women who participate in Springboard courses often report that it has been life changing, the programme has also seen great success for employers. Calum Bell, Head of Staff Development at Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: "The impact has been an enhanced feeling of being a valued member of staff, measurable commitment to their development and increased exposure to a diverse environment which enriches their experience and enhances our organisational capability."

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Photo: Skills for Justice course leader Charlotte Powell


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