Resources

For Working Parents and the Employers Who Support Them

Browse all of our current resources- for working parents, employers, and parent network co chairs - below.

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Resources for working parents

Return to work checklist - packed with lots of helpful tips on what to think about before you schedule your return from maternity or parental leave, key questions to ask your line manager (including how best to frame any flexible working requests), and common pitfalls to avoid when returning.

10 essential questions for dual career couples - primes you with 10 simple questions all couples should ask themselves before returning from parental leave. It includes a helpful responsibility matrix so you can split household chores fairly and ensures you approach the day-to-day running of the house as a team.

Setting boundaries workbook -helps you choose when to say "no" and how to do it, and is packed full of tips from experienced professionals who have navigated balancing a senior leadership career and home life.

Negotiating flexible working guide -created especially for senior leaders and will give you a solid, step-by-step guide for making a successful flexible working request in a senior role.

Parental Leave Toolkit created in partnership with NHS London Leadership Academy - includes checklists and self-coaching exercises for parents before, during and after maternity leave, shared parental leave and adoption leave.

Panel discussion on positioning yourself for promotion - with practical tips and honest reflections on how to progress your career whilst juggling a young family, ensuring you can move your career forward without leaving your family behind.

Panel discussion on managing workload - with advice still relevant to working parents in senior roles post-pandemic, Harvir Sangha the Founder of Doyenne and Verena Hefti, Founder and CEO of Leaders Plus discuss managing teams, managers, and home life during lockdown, but also what this might look like in the future.

Resources for employers

Panel discussion on managing workload - with advice still relevant to working parents in senior roles post-pandemic, Harvir Sangha the Founder of Doyenne and Verena Hefti, Founder and CEO of Leaders Plus discuss managing teams, managers, and home life during lockdown, but also what this might look like in the future.

Resources for parent network chairs

Private LinkedIn group for Parent Network Co Chairs - inviting discussion of challenges and sharing of best practice.

Questions Asked By Parent Network Co Chairs in Our Community