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This impactful 8-week online coaching program has been designed specifically for women in frontline to middle management roles to gain the confidence, resilience and skills to achieve their full potential at work.

HandsUp draws on best-practice, evidence-based research and Inkling Women’s extensive experience as facilitators of high impact leadership programs for women globally.

HandsUp empowers women with the confidence, skills and resilience to show their full potential at work; to put their hands up for promotion, stretch and speaking opportunities when appropriate, and succeed in doing so.

The program will ensure that participants not only sit at the table but also contribute, resulting in more innovative, productive and profitable workplaces, and directly impacting the percentage of women at leadership level.

Why is Hands Up so impactful?

  • Hands up is highly engaging - so engaging that its completion rate is 11 times higher than industry standard

  • Hands Up creates significantly positive results for participants: Over 9 in 10 participants say that the program had a positive impact on their career, and 98% of participants’ managers say that the program gave their direct reports greater assertiveness and confidence

  • In fact, 97% of managers would recommend the program to other women in the business because Hands Up lifted participants’ capability and supported women to make positive change in their careers and their lives outside of work.

Outcomes for participants include: 

  • Greater confidence, skills and resilience to show their full potential at work

  • A willingness to put their hands up for promotion, stretch and speaking opportunities

  • An increase in overall performance, enjoyment, energy, engagement, authenticity and ability to be a role model in the workplace

Hands Up delivers four key organisational outcomes, significantly lifting:

  • The number of women putting their hands up for speaking and stretch opportunities

  • The number of women applying for promotion

  • Participants’ confidence, resilience and self- awareness

  • The percentage of women at leadership level, in the long term.


What can you expect?

Each week of the program, participants complete a series of activities outlined below.

The program draws on best-practice, evidence-based research and Inkling Women’s extensive experience as facilitators of high impact leadership programs for women globally.

Training videos

Each week, participants have access to engaging and in- depth training videos to support their learning. These include:

  • One topic video

  • Two to three tools and techniques videos with practical evidenced-based strategies and tools to embed the learning in the workplace

Workbook

Each participant receives an online workbook, which will also be available for printing. The workbook poses questions for participants to reflect and commit to taking action. This allows the participants to monitor their progress and make the learning real for them each week. Some sections of the program include online assessment, to encourage engagement and completion.

Weekly online group coaching

Weekly one-hour group coaching sessions run by Dr Gemma Munro and Sophie Hampel from Inkling Women. They:

  • Include coaching of individuals live on the call

  • Provide opportunity to ask questions prior to and during the session

  • Are recorded and available to access following the session

    Participants are granted free access to coaching sessions for three months following the last week of the program.

Closed Facebook group

Participants have access to a private Facebook group. The group provides a safe space where participants network with and support each other. It is used to:

  • Post weekly home-play exercises

  • Discuss learnings and provide support and advice to one another

  • Encourage each other to build confidence, courage, resilience, authenticity and enjoyment


What's the schedule

Welcome: Gear Up Participants prepare to get the most out of the development opportunity.

Week 1: Wake Up Participants identify their drivers at work in order to increase self-awareness.

Week 2: Build Up Participants identify their strengths to increase their success and self-belief.

Week 3: Open Up Participants will explore their negative self-talk and how it holds them back.

Week 4: Catch Up Participants embed their learning by reviewing content and reflecting.

Week 5: Show Up Participants will learn and implement new habits and behaviours that fuel courage and confidence in the workplace.

Week 6: Speak Up Participants will learn to communicate with presence and impact in meetings and presentations.

Week 7: Catch Up Participants embed their learning by reviewing content and reflecting.

Week 8: Live it UpParticipants plan to take ownership of their career.


Why it works

  • 90% completion rate (compared to 8% industry-wide completion rate of online training programs)
  • 90% of participants agree that the program had a positive impact on their career
  • 98% of participants’ managers agree that the program helped program gave them assertiveness and confidence to set boundaries
  • 97% of managers would recommend the program to other women in the business
  • 95% of managers report that the program provided participants with useful tools to lift their confidence and capability in their career
  • 92% of managers report that the program supported participants to make positive change in their lives and careers

We KNOW that most online training programs have next to no impact. The drop-out rate is high, and the results usually drop off within days.

We’ve done our homework and Hands Up is the result. Based on our experience running online programs with thousands of women on five continents, Hands Up gets results for women, their managers and the organisations in which they work.

The program ensures that women not only sit at the table but also contribute, resulting in more innovative, productive and profitable workplaces, and directly impacting the percentage of women at leadership level.


Interested in talking to us further about this program, please fill out the form below - we'd love to chat.

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Or - you can put individual participants though the public program that will run from 9 October to 3 December.