Managing the Parental Leave Transition

The parental leave transition is one of the most fundamental work-life transitions many emplkoyees will experience. While this transition is one to be celebrated, it  can also expose employees and businesses to other risks in areas such as poor perinatal mental health, other work health and safety risks, turnover rates and discrimination claims.

Proactively supporting employees in this transition requires a detailed understanding of the sometimes complex legal framework, as well as the practical challenges employees may face during this period. Adopting a holistic and supportive approach not only manages legal risk, but it also leads to great outcomes for valued employees in navigating this fundamental work/life transition, as well as for the organisation in preparing for the employee’s leave, as well as their eventual return to work.

Training Course Duration

3 hours

Learning Outcomes

After this training course participants should be able to:

  • Explain the significance of the transition and the challenges it presents in the workplace
  • Explain your organisation’s minimum legal obligations, including responding to requests for flexible working arrangements
  • Manage legal risks, including breaches of National Employment Standards, discrimination, adverse action and constructive dismissal
  • Discuss best practice strategies and the characteristics of an effective transition manager
  • Communicate consistent messages and promote authentic conversations across the transition
  • Identify a range of Resource Pathways to support the transition
  • Develop a personalised ‘Transitional Action Plan’ (TAP).

Organisational Benefits

  • Participating in this training course will provide the following benefits to your organisation:
  • Manage legal risks and enable effective Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Increase retention
  • Enhance reputation as an Employer of Choice
  • Contribute towards Gender Diversity Reporting Requirements
  • Promote employee wellbeing
  • Normalise support

Training Delivery

Developed and delivered by HR Legal and workplace psychologists of Transitioning Well, this training provides a unique learning experience for senior executives, managers and HR professionals.

We use handouts, case studies and allow time for questions and problem solving to ensure participants gain practical knowledge.

We do not offer this training course as a public offering. If you would like to enquire about running this training in-house for your organisation of a work team, please fill in the private courses form.

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