Achieve Programme

The 2022 Programme in Detail

Launch Workshop | Laying the foundations for your career development

buy Ivermectin pills Wednesday 27 th April – Online

  • Setting the context as women working in VFX and animation
  • Career mapping: understanding strengths and identify short and long term goals
  • Discover your unique DNA using Myers Briggs (MBTI) personality profiling to help you understand personality types, differences in working styles and how to improve communication and build better relationships. 
  • Understand how to make your individual personality and learning style work for you and your career
  • Establish a peer support group in order to achieve positive outcomes for all participants beyond The Helen North Achieve Programme

Workshop 1 | Achieving career success

Wednesday 4th May – In person

  • Identify what career success looks like for you
  • Understanding the challenges raised in the AWUK research 
  • Build your Personal Brand and ensure your communication across all platforms is saying what you want it to 
  • Ways to make and take opportunities to raise your profile

Workshop 2 | Achieving Impact and Presence

Wednesday 18th May – Online

  • Exploring how gender can impact communication
  • Presenting yourself and your ideas – how to structure your message
  • Each participant will present a short message and receive supportive feedback in small groups
  • Assertive communication, practical tips to build confidence and gravitas

Workshop 3 | Achieving with courage

Wednesday 8th June - Online

  • How to have courageous conversations, whether that’s asking for a pay rise or dealing with microaggressions
  • Tips for managing behaviours, yours, and other peoples
  • How to give and receive feedback
  • Managing upwards – being visible to decision-makers

Workshop 4 | Achieving in stressful times

Thursday 16th June - Online

  • Learning from successful role models
  • Q&A with industry guests
  • Resilience and managing stress
  • Focus on wellbeing and supporting yourself and others
  • Explore techniques to carry you through challenging times

Senior Group Only | Presentation Skills and Action Learning

Wednesday 29th June - Online

  • This workshop will offer the eight senior participants a chance to hone their presentation skills
  • A practical workshop with opportunity to get feedback on projecting confidence in a range of presentation scenarios
  • Action Learning to give delegates the tools to carry on supporting each other and others, beyond the programme

Workshop 5 | Achieving success beyond the programme: Programme Finale – In person

  • Taking charge of your own Personal Development
  • Develop your Career Map
  • Create your own support network
  • Ways to keep your learning alive after the programme
  • Networking and celebration drinks

Programme Producers

Jan Armstrong

Jan is an experienced coach, facilitator and trainer specialising in women’s leadership development and helping individuals achieve their full potential.

Jan has spent her career in the creative and media sectors. She has worked closely with AWUK for five years and as well as Achieve, she has led development programmes for ILM, DNEG and Google.

She is passionate about building new talent and works with universities to give graduates and post grads the confidence and communication skills needed to hit the ground running.

Before her career in people development, Jan was a successful BBC news journalist. She spent 2 years as Community Correspondent with a focus on diversity and has anchored a variety of BBC TV and radio news programmes.

Jan is also a published author, and her book ‘Unleashing your Creativity’ (Bloomsbury) helps organisations to come up with big ideas to grow their people and their brand.

Marianne O’Connor

Marianne O’Connor is an accredited executive coach with a diploma in Leadership Mentoring and Executive Coaching from The Institute of Leadership and Management.

Originally an actor, she combines her coaching and communication skills to help professionals develop their personal impact and influence.

An experienced and highly skilled trainer, facilitator and coach, Marianne specialises in female leadership development and has a track record of working with senior and high potential women on how they can enhance their personal brand to raise their profile.

Clients include the AWUK, ILM, DNEG, and BBC.

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