The Springboard Women's Development Programme - the phenomenally successful, award-winning development programme for women.

The Springboard Women's Development Programme enables women to identify the clear, practical and realistic steps that they want to take to make a better world for themselves at work and home, whilst building the practical skills and confidence to take these steps.

It is delivered through an extensive network of licensed trainers and has been used by over 230,000 women in over 30 countries.


  • Programme Summary
  • Results
  • Getting Started


Who is it suitable for ?
The Springboard Women's Development Programme is designed for women from all backgrounds, ages and stages of their lives. Although the programme was initially written and developed for women in non-management grades, women from all levels, including management, have participated in and benefited from the programme.


Who is it designed for ?
The Springboard Women's Development Programme is designed for women from all backgrounds, ages and stages of their lives. Although the programme was initially written and developed for women in non-management grades, women from all levels and all walks of life have participated in and benefited from the programme.


For employers, the Springboard programme enables them to develop staff to their fullest potential , is quick and easy to implement and is often a key component in any Diversity and/or gender initiatives. For even greater impact, run the Springboard and Navigator programmes in parallel.


What results can I expect?

The results relate to the individual aims and objectives that each woman sets herself on the first workshop. Many women use the programme to get results at work, such as new qualifications, promotions, new skills, a new attitude to change and a massive boost in confidence.

Other women focus on results in their personal life, such as sorting out difficult relationships, improving health, dealing with stress and gaining a work/life balance.

Some women storm up their career ladder after attending the Springboard Women's Development Programme, whilst others stay in the same job but with a new sense of purpose and a more positive attitude.


What does the programme consist of ?

The Springboard Women’s Development Programme has a tried and tested format that is frequently updated, grounded in reality and has an impeccable track record. Delivered over the duration of three months, it consists of five simple yet powerful ingredients:

• A superb and best-selling workbook, regularly up-dated and embracing all the material for the entire programme
• Four action-packed one-day workshops spread over three months
• The provision of real, relevant and inspiring role models
• The encouragement of effective networks within the group
• A local support system to enable sustainable progress.


Overall, the Springboard programme tackles issues such as:

• realistic self-assessment
• aspects of being a woman
• identifying priorities
• assertiveness skills
• setting practical yet stretching goals
• improving your health
• stress management
• presenting a positive image
• improved communication skills
• building better relationships
• building networks


All Springboard Consultancy programmes have been carefully created by professionals who draw on specialist knowledge and years of experience in the world of personal and work development training.

The managers of participants on the Springboard Development Programme are delighted with the changes in their staff. They say participants become more focussed, with better communication skills and a positive attitude to confidently solving problems on their own.


Evaluation Statistics

We have an abundance of evaluation evidence, gathered from a wealth of organisations over many years. Here is just a flavour of the fantastic results you can expect. Contact us for more detail.

• 84% of Springboard participants say they are 'more open to change' since attending the Springboard Women's Development Programme.
• 83% say they have 'a more positive attitude'.
• 80% say they have 'increased confidence/self-esteem'.
• 79% say they are 'better at managing change'.
• 78% have 'taken on more responsibility'.
• 75% say they can provide evidence that they are 'better at problem solving'
• 67% say they can provide evidence that they are making a 'better use of resources'.



Springboard is tried and tested in the police context, has an impact on women in the police and delivers results. It is a key component in achieving the Gender Agenda. I have no hesitation in recommending it throughout the police service.
Julie Spence, Former Chief Constable, Cambridgeshire Constabulary, UK

Springboard Consultancy programmes are highly relevant to the NHS today, as it goes through a major period of change. The programmes are cost effective as they are designed for high volume attendance, yet the end result is that individuals feel they have attended a programme designed just for them - incredible!

The Springboard and Spring Forward programmes meet the organisation's and individual's needs on several levels by developing the individual, (who then becomes more effective at work) and encouraging individuals to resolve domestic issues that may be impacting on their work performance.

Many of the lessons I learnt from these programmes I have put into play, benefiting me, my employer and my family - both now and in the future. I can thoroughly recommend them for any NHS Trust.

Rainy Faisey, FCIPD, MBA, MSc, Deputy Director of Human Resources, Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust, UK

The Springboard programme empowers an individual to change themselves. It motivates women to do something about the problems they face by changing themselves and how they relate. Made me believe that the power is within the Middle East and not in others.’
Suzan Zawari, Lecturer, Saudi Arabia


No guarantees were made at the start of the Springboard programme that careers would automatically be affected by undertaking the programme, indeed some women attend the programme for more personal reasons, never-the-less there has been a good deal of achievement that is work-related.

Not only have the individuals benefitted from gaining extra increments, upgrades and qualifications, but the departments and University have benefitted as can be seen by the wide range of additional responsibilities that the women have assumed since attending the programme. 46% have received extra payments, 20% have been upgraded, 39% are undertaking or have taken further qualifications, 61% have assumed additional responsibilities and 82% have had remarks made about other positive outcomes.
Debbie Greenwood, University of Leeds, UK


Inspiring and confidence building, I’ve learnt to believe in myself for the first time in my life.
Jan James, Data Entry, Gwent Police, UK


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