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The menopause is something that many women experience during their career, but don’t always receive the necessary support in the workplace.

As every woman’s experience with the menopause is different, our Supporting Staff with the Menopause course is designed to help those in HR and management positions raise greater awareness and embed a culture of support to help staff feel more motivated and confident as they navigate through this time.

You don’t need to be experts on the menopause. However, it is essential to have a good understanding on how you can assist and create a safe space to talk. Learn how to develop support networks to make staff feel they are being helped and apply best practice from relevant public sector examples.

Gain a stronger understanding of the symptoms, engage better with menopausal staff and aid them with their motivation.

Leave the day with an action plan to improve your organisation’s assistance for menopausal staff.

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Kate Sturdy
Executive Coach and Mentor

Kate is a qualified executive coach and mentor (L7, Institute of Leadership and Management).  She has 20 years senior leadership and management experience in local government, private sector and the UK civil service, working extensively with Boards, senior public sector policy and strategy leads, front-line practitioners and politicians. She has advised Secretaries of State on strategic policy direction, and led significant areas of policy reform in children’s services, child poverty and workless families policy.

Kate has a strong track record in learning and development and change management. She is an experienced facilitator, currently leading group coaching sessions ...

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply best practice from other public sector organisations
  • Develop support networks for menopausal staff
  • Engender greater awareness of the menopause within your organisation
  • Help staff with their performance and motivation
  • Take back an action plan to improve your organisation’s support for menopausal staff
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09:25 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:00

Trainer’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 10:45

Menopause in the Workplace

  • Gain an overview of what’s in place to support those people with the menopause
  • Benchmark how you are supporting people against other public sector organisations
  • Apply best practice from other organisations
10:45 - 11:00

Morning Break

11:00 - 12:00

Developing Support Networks

  • Develop support networks based on what support is needed
  • Use focus groups to engage with those who are impacted by the menopause
  • Engage those who don’t go through the menopause to join
12:00 - 13:00

Engender a Greater Awareness

  • Learn how to communicate the impact of the menopause to colleague’s and staff members
  • Develop a greater appreciation and understanding of the impact on people’s lives
13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:45

Supporting Performance and Motivation

  • Identify when the menopause is impacting the performance of a staff member
  • Develop support structures to assist those with the menopause
  • Gain coaching techniques to develop trust and empathy
14:45 - 15:00


15:00 - 16:00

Workshop: Supporting Those with the Menopause

  • Develop strategies to improve how you support menopausal people
  • Gain leadership and coaching techniques to make them feel listened to
  • Discuss approaches of improving existing work policies on the menopause
  • Take back an action plan to improve your organisation’s support for menopausal people
16:00 - 16:15

Round Up and Key Takeaways