The Springboard Women's Development Programme
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.
Who is it suitable for?
The Springboard Women's Development Programme is designed for women from all backgrounds, ages and stages of their lives. Women in non-management grades, women from all levels, including management, 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.
What does the programme consist of?
Delivered over the duration of three months; 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
Who do we deliver for?
The springboard is delivered in collaboration with our community partners in a selective boarder and marginalized communities such as Nubia, Siwa and Aswan. Women who have been through the Programme say that it has been a turning point in their lives - giving them greater confidence and self-awareness to be able to set clear goals and make a more effective contribution – at home, in their communities and in the workplace.
We are also working corporately with business sector where the development and capacity building of women is becoming a strategic priority for the corporate sector in Egypt and in the Middle Eastern region due to women’s significant contributions in various fields of work despite cultural and traditional barriers.
Management benefit from this investment as the women who complete the Programme are more motivated, focused and self-assured and therefore more effective in the workplace. Their retention increases and more promotion from within happen. And thus working towards more inclusive and diverse work environment.
"Egyptian women need help to discover themselves and push towards leadership. There has never been a woman president, prime minister, or governor. I think if we expand this programme we might find women in these positions in the future."
Because nobody has discovered the women there and this programme discovers the self. I felt that if these women attended this course they would express themselves a lot better. And after the programme we saw that in each of them. Naglaa Abouelmagd (Springboard participant and the leading representative of the 'Committee for follow-up of Nubian File' who represents the Nubian community in Egypt's constitution. Nasr ElNuba village, Nubia, Aswan)