Maternity and Paternity: The Management Guide


Price is per online user of this course. EU buyer’s pay £22.80 including VAT

This course takes you through the process of working with an employee from the moment she informs you of her pregnancy, to the point where she returns to work, and beyond.

It addresses motherhood and father hood at work, placing these in the context of managing your whole team, and building on your existing people skills to do so.

This online course is suitable for people in every type of job, in every type of organisation, it has been developed to help staff at all levels, including foundation level employees, operational managers and staff, HR managers and trainers and senior executives.

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Sold By: Core Learning Services


The resource introduces the ‘A frame’. The A frame helps you to successfully structure conversations with your employee and has beendeveloped especially for this course by leading expert, Jennifer Liston-Smith.

Further expert input from within well known public and private sector organisations adds sound advice and insights on people management, legal, diversity and change management aspects of supporting new parents in your team.

Why do I need a special guide to Maternity and Paternity?

When an employee becomes a parent it is a huge change in their life. The process starts from the moment you are informed of the pregnancy and continues beyond your employee’s return.How you handle the process as a manager influences the employee’s well-being and their commitment to returning, as well as how the wider team and organisation are affected.

The Resource Aim

The aim of this resource is to help you successfully manage maternity and paternity transitions in your team at work. By completing this programme, you will:

  • Understand the business, legal and societal factors that increasingly demand best practice, at all levels, when managing maternity/paternity
  • Develop your awareness of the issues surrounding maternity and paternity
  • Gain the confidence to manage maternity and paternity transitions effectively.
  • Be able to apply a simple and effective framework to underpin and support planning, communication and negotiations.

Course Content

Completion of this programme will help individual managers, and the organisations in which they work, develop better strategic handling of maternity/paternity. In turn, this supports retention and attraction of the best possible talent pool and the effective management of working parents as part of a team. Successfully managing new parents at work will, over time, increase the flexibility of your workforce to respond to the trends and needs of today’s business and working environment.

Summary of video-clip scenarios
Module 1 – Introduction
Module 2 – Why maternity and new parents matter
Module 3 – Managing maternity
Module 4 – Managing paternity
Module 5 – What if…? Difficult situations
Module 6 – Assessment quiz

Each module contains a series of short units each covering a specific topic and backed up by guidance notes.


10% discount for between 10 users purchased, 15% discount for between 20 users purchased and 20% discount for 30 or more purchased. For discounts on larger volumes please phone 0844 854 9218.

Discounts are calculated during the checkout process.

Payment Options

The most straight forward method of payment is to select the number of users you require and add the product to your shopping cart by selecting Add to Cart. You will then be able to make payment using most credit and debit cards or a Paypal account. If you would like to pay by BACs transfer or by invoice please contact a customer advisor on 0844 854 9218 or email [email protected]

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