Our Programmes

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Group Course

Upgrading Women provides a 12-week training and mentoring sessions on in-demand skills to a group of your chosen female and minority employees. This is a concrete way to ensure that they are primed to be promoted onto leadership positions as your company scales up.

Outcome:

By the end of the programme, you will be spoilt for choice, with sharp and engaged internal candidates. This makes more business sense than wasting money, energy and time on recruitment costs.

Course options:

  • Persuasive Presentation 

  • Empathetic leadership

  • Powerful Problem-solving

  • Bulletproof Strategy Mapping

Starting from

£1875 per person

(25% off for a group of 25)

Programme Rundown

WEEKS 1-4

  • Focus group discussion: honest and confidential conversations about real issues of productivity and growth in the workplace

  • Assignments

  • Direct feedback by the instructor

WEEKS 5-8
  • Training days 1-3

  • Assignments

  • Direct feedback by the instructor

  • Prototyping the learners' new method of working

WEEKS 9-12
  • 1:1 live mentoring session

  • Focus group discussion: sharing observations about how the new way of work has improved their job satisfaction

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Strategy Workshop

Our number 1 pet peeve is that businesspeople throw the word ‘strategy’ around like confetti. At the same time, we empathise with you that when it comes to annual business planning and achieving sales (or any departmental target for that matter) you do need to strategise. The good news is that we offer strategy-birthing assistance. As a third party, we do not have the bias and the pressure: what we have is perspective, outsider experience and fresh energy. We are your strategy doula!

Outcome:

A strategic document filled with actionable and measurable tactics for a whole business year

Topics:

  • Pre-opening/business launch

  • Business pivot

  • Management transformation

  • Sales

  • Business development

  • Fundraising

  • Marketing

  • Public relations

  • Crisis communication 

  • Brand/reputation management

Starting from

£10,000 per annum

 

Motivational Talks

The silver lining of the pandemic has been access to many free talks, courses, webinars and a buffet of podcasts. But to burst your bubble: if something is free, it means YOU are the product. Talks by Upgrading Women are the opposite. You are in charge. You pay for the type of talk that will make you ignore your phone, take a pen and paper, and walk with your head held high and stride with a purpose. This talk will be delivered by our founder, Rebecca Leppard.

Outcome:

Inspiration and awareness

Topics:

  • Persuasive presentation

  • Healthy leadership

  • Powerful problem solving

  • Bulletproof strategy

starting from

£1,750

 

E-learning

Because we know about the daily juggle, we design our fundamental courses in two-hour chunks, each of which is followed by live Q&A via Slack. You can do this while taking a long lunch-break, a weekend morning, or while your baby is napping. All course participants will benefit from reading answered questions from women who work with a variety of backgrounds.

Outcome:

New level of mastery and concrete
self-development

Topics:

  • Persuasive presentations

  • Lady leadership

  • Powerful problem solving

  • Bulletproof strategies

  • Hacking ADHD in adulthood

  • Strategic thinking for creative minds

  • Building confidence for introverts

  • Mapping your career journey

Starting from

£100 per person

 

Retreat

An in-person event that includes a wellness and self-care programme for a small group of women who are looking for clarity, guidance, inspiration and encouragement to move up in the world (can be changing lanes, re-entering the workforce, or taking a leap to become an entrepreneur after being an employee).

Outcome:

  • Career pathway

  • Personal branding strategy

Starting from

£3,500 per person

Quick Fixes

Tutorials to do just about anything are available on YouTube, but who has the time to sift through the vast library of expert advice? This is our answer to that. We are constantly producing two- to five-minute tutorials that are practically stolen from our own big training archive. And when we find best-practice and inspiring videos, we will upload the link to those too! These are your quick fixes, curated.

Outcome:

Upskilling

Topics:

  • How to deal with negative audience

  • What to say in a salary negotiation

  • How to argue without being combative

  • When to work alone, when to work together

Free for women+
 

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME

Beyond the hashtag

#WomenSupportingWomen may be virtue signalling, but in this space and for every paying client, we allocate funds to subsidise other women who need the support.
Because real queens fix each others' crowns!