What is it?

The Springboard Women’s Development Programme is the award-winning personal and work development programme for women.

Who is it for?

It is for women who know there is more to life and are looking for a way forward. The course is open to all staff groups, including academic, administration/Professional Services, technicians and researchers.

What are the results?

Women assess themselves, set goals and then develop the practical skills and self-confidence needed to achieve those goals.

Thousands of women in all walks of life and in different patterns of employment have opened up all sorts of opportunities for themselves, following the programme.

 You can realistically expect any of these outcomes:

  • have more self-confidence and motivation
  • set and achieve clear goals
  • develop a positive attitude
  • communicate more assertively and effectively
  • present a positive image
  • improve your work/life balance

What does it consist of?

The Springboard Women’s Development Programme consists of four ingredients:

  • four one-day workshops over four months with an experienced Springboard trainer
  • a workbook packed with practical activities and ideas
  • positive role models
  • networking with other women from across the College

Feedback from previous attendees

"I took Springboard in the first year we ran it at Royal Holloway around 2005 – in fact I think I am one of the few academic women to have ever attended. I enjoyed meeting the range of staff from the College and found the programme to be excellent, with a fantastic facilitator. It helped me identify strengths and weaknesses in my life – things I knew about but hadn’t spent much time really considering. I would recommend it highly – it really was a springboard for me."
Katie Normington - Senior Vice Principal (Academic)

"This course has helped me more than words can say."

"I feel happier, more confident."

"Being able to meet women from across the College and spend time with them has been fantastic."

"I am so pleased I did this course. Chris was excellent and really brought the course to life and kept everything interesting and relevant. She made sure everyone felt included."

Course length

Four days over four months.

How to apply

Applications for 2019 have closed. If you would like to be notified of future courses, please email Organisational Development.