Archive for March, 2013

Springboard in Oxford – see the video – early bird booking ends 28th February 2014

Thursday, March 21st, 2013



Springboard Women’s Development programme 2014 starts in Oxford on 28th April.  This award-winning programme has an excellent track record of helping women like you (or your staff) to identify and make the key changes at work and in life which will be significant for their career and personal success.  

Very Early Bird discount is available until 28th February and other discounts are available (up to end March) and to women on lower incomes.  Go to  for more information where you can also view a video.

Participants over a 10-year period reported evidence of

  • ·         being better at managing change
  • ·         taking more responsibility
  • ·         greater motivation at work
  • ·         greater assertiveness

For more information about the benefits go to Personal Development has Legs.  Springboard is also the winner of a National Training Award.

Springboard can enable you, or a member of your staff, to analyse current experience and qualities and set goals for developing further, in skills, career advancement, personal confidence, work/life balance, interpersonal skills, and more.  Many goals are achieved  and attitudes change during the course.

I’ve learnt how to recognise my skills and use them to advantage”

“I’ve noticed a difference in people’s perception of me already.”

“I feel I’ve really benefited from the positive, supportive atmosphere of the course.”

“My behaviour has already begun to change.  I am more assertive where before I may have been passive; I speak up more at meetings.  Overall, my self-confidence and self-image have been boosted.  My attitude to certain people and/or situations has changed accordingly.”

“The course was incredibly helpful with identifying goals and seriously thinking about where I am, and where I want to go – top marks for this!

“Confidence has grown, I feel that I’ve started to have more direction and self-knowledge.”

“I found the book and coaching sessions good at making me set small, achievable goals and achieving them.”

“I have a better understanding of how to approach situations to get a good outcome.”

(Testimonials from Springboard Oxford Open course participants)

For more information about the course and to view the short video introduction go to:  

Very Early bird discount is available to all until 28th February (Early bird discount to end March) and further discounts are available to people on lower incomes who contact

Please pass on this information to a colleague or friend who may be interested.

Valerie Fawcett
Springboard Tutor



Springboard Women’s Development in Oxford – latest news

Friday, March 8th, 2013

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Places are filling on the Springboard Women’s Development Course starting in Oxford on 15th April. An early-bird discount is available until 28th March. Here’s what managers and employers have said about Springboard:
“I have a different view of her now. She will take a high level of responsibility rather than expect direction and instructions. I feel more confident about giving her responsibility.”

“It has helped me in my own workload…I can concentrate on what I need to get done…it has overcome my delegation problem.”

Springboard is an excellent, comprehensive and innovative course which has been very well received by both the women who have participated, and managers who have commented on the positive changes in the women’s attitude in general and their behaviour in particular. Bristol City Council

And here are more testimonials from the participants themselves:
I would recommend this course to anybody. It has already helped me immensely, with both work and personal subjects, in such a short space of time. It has kick-started my motivation and I will continue working towards my goals with help from the workbook. Jacqui Stanley, National Grid

An excellent opportunity to learn more about yourself and how to maximise your potential. A supportive structure to identify personal issues and overcome them.
Suzanne Read, Vodafone Global Enterprise

Springboard has taught me about myself that I can be assertive, I can be confident, and that I have to change my exposure and image to make people realise how well I perform. Nina Ewerhardy, Sony Professional Solutions Europe

The course helped me to think more clearly about how to achieve my own goals. At the same time it provided valuable insights into how to improve confidence and engagement within my team. The course couldn’t be more aptly named – it provides a springboard to taking the next career step with confidence.
Sue Bale, Publishing Director, ELT Dictionaries, Macmillan Education (gave this testimonial 20 years after attending Springboard)
Springboard is a career and personal development programme for women which won a National Training Award. An open course will take place in Oxford on 15th April, 13th May, 17th June, and 5th July. For more information and to download a free short webinar about Springboard, please go to:

Women find out about the open programme from their places of work and from their friendship networks. Please pass on this information to colleagues or friends who may be interested or might know someone who will benefit.
Thank you.
Valerie Fawcett
Springboard Tutor