Return to Work


This course is designed to support members who are returning to the workplace following a career break. Whether you have been out of the workplace for 1 year or 20 years and irrespective of your reasons for taking a career break this course will help you with the transition in to the workplace again.

Venue details:  
Virtual Classroom, , Online
Start date & time:  
13 October 2020 09:30
End date & time:  
13 October 2020 12:30
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CPD hours:  
Speaker details
First nameLast name
Dave Riordan
Karin Lanigan


Product type:  
CPD course
Leadership and personal effectiveness


This course will be delivered over two half days via Zoom on Tuesday 13 October 2020 and Wednesday 21 October 2020, from 9.30am to 12.30pm. The Zoom link will be emailed to participants the day before the course is due to take place.

Who should attend?

This course is will interest members who are seeking to return to the workplace following a career break. It is relevant to both male and female members and is relevant no matter what level you were at previously and what level you now want to return to. All are welcome and will find it beneficial.

Course overview

Morning 1

  • Setting clear objectives and developing a plan to help you manage your return to the workplace
  • Steps to help you to reconnect with your professional self
  • Tips to build and develop your confidence
  • Managing your stressful levels and well being
  • Examples of members who have successful managed the transition

Morning 2

  • What roles are out there and how and where to source your next role
  • Practical tips and advice in relation to writing a CV and preparing for interviews
  • Getting ready for a virtual interview process
  • Where to source your next role
  • Building a profile in LI
  • Next steps and developing a step by step action plan

As part of the course you will have the opportunity to develop a new network of contacts in a safe and confidential environment. You will also benefit from the insights and support of your peers.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Be better equipped to manage your return to the workplace
  • Feel more confident about returning
  • Have an action plan and clear next steps
  • Possess a template for their CV and LI profile
  • Have guidance in relation to how best to prepare for an interview
  • A support network of peers