Fathers in the Workplace

Subscribe to Webinars, Workshops and HR Consultacy for men and fathers at every stage of their journey.

Why is it Important to Support Fathers?

Fathers with access to flexible support have better physical and mental health, are more committed to their employer, conduct better relationships at work, are better motivated, and perform better, and are less often absent from work.

High work / family conflict among men has a negative impact on occupational wellbeing and is found more commonly among better-educated fathers; happy employees take 10 times less sick days than unhappy employees

Paternity leave or support is one of the two ‘family friendly’ benefits most consistently related to above-average financial performance; and one of four most consistently related to above-average labour productivity performance.

Fathers’ being able to work flexibility is vital for improving the participation of women in the workplace. If only women use flexible working opportunities, it creates two-tier workplaces that disadvantage them in the long run.

Overall, supporting fathers will both increase the attractiveness and competitiveness of your company across Marketing, HR and Finance.


Webinars and Workshops

Webinars deliver topic based presentations (tailored to your priorities) with interactive polling, video sharing and real-time conversation with your employees. Our webinars encourage discussion, keeping attendees thinking, asking questions and commenting.

Workshops take this a step further with the ability to run in-house activities and exercises enabling participants to relfect on their personal situation, assess their progress and priortisie areas for planning and change.

Topics and Material

We work with you to produce engaging material, tailored to your particular companies’ strategies, policies and HR challenges for men and fathers.

Some ideas and examples of content areas are:

  Modern Fatherhood   Reality & myths of fatherhood. working, caring and sharing.
  Men & Wellbeing   Stress, productivity, work-life balance and time-management.
  Couple Relationships   Co-parenting, conflict and communication.
  Children   Child development, attachment and the impact of fathers.
  Practical Parenting   Child behaviour, parenting styles, children & technology and childcare options.
  Gender & Diversity   Gender roles, family and couple expectations and culture.
  New and Expecting Fathers   Paternity and parental leave, planning, bonding and attachment.


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HR Consultancy

We are able to work with your human resources practitioners to understand crunch points, legal issues and what others are doing to support fathers in the workplace. This includes best workplace practices and policies for working fathers, improved engagement and career advancement strategies.

- How can we improve the engagement of our working fathers as employees and as parents?

- How can we, as a company, encourage a better home life, improved job performance and career growth for our working fathers?

- How can we support our working dads and what is the competitive ROI?

- What information and knowledge do our working fathers require?


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Our Trainers


Duncan Fisher OBE


Duncan has 20 years’ experience in working with organisations on the topic of families and fatherhood. He was awarded an OBE from Queen Elizabeth II for his work promoting child welfare through family inclusive health & social care. He has co-founded the Fatherhood Institute and been a Member of the Government Maternity Matters Task Force, leading new UK policy on maternity care from 2005-2008. Duncan has significant international experience as a trainer - being awarded Work Life Champion by charity Working Families, as a lead contributor to work-life balance over a 30 year period.



Johan van den Heever


Johan is a commercially astute and experienced manager who for the last 25 years held senior managerial positions in both private and governmental sectors. Johan has global experience managing projects for PiLog International Group and working as a managing partner for Gulf Solution Groups and OPS. While working with the leadership of Nakheel, Johan introduced organizational efficiency design, complex problem solving and solution development models that contributed to the delivery of housing and commercial development projects in Dubai

12 Months: Online

£250 / per month
10% Discount on Annual Payment

  • 6 Tailored Webinars
  • 1 day of HR Consultancy
  • 12 Co-created Monthly Emails / Newsletter
  • Optional Father Friendly Certification (see FAQ below)
    + £3,500

12 Months: Online and In-House

£450 / per month
10% Discount on Annual Payment

  • 8 Tailored Webinars
  • 2 Tailored Lunchtime Workshops
  • 12 Co-created Monthly Emails / Newsletter
  • 3 days of HR Consultancy
  • Optional Father Friendly Certification (see FAQ below)
    + £3,500
  • Optional Breakfast Event with Inspirational Speaker (see FAQ below)
    +£2,000

Bespoke

We can tailor a package of services according to your needs.

  • Tailor your own 12 month subscription package to include:
    • Webinars & Workshops
    • HR Consultancy & Certification
    • Emails & Newsletters
    • Intranet Content
    • Breakfast Events

Is there a setup fee?

We do not charge a setup fee for our packages.

What content and materials will be used?

Included in the first day of consultancy, we spend time understanding your business and HR challenges for men and fathers. Based on this, we then recommend content themes and tailor our materials in relevant areas (e.g. including specific company policies or working options).

Can I purchase a single activity rather than a subscription?

We encourage employers to subscribe to a year of support for their workforce, enabling reliable and continuous support for men and fathers. If you would like to enquire about a one-off activity then please do get in touch to discuss your requirements.

What is the Father Friendly Certification?

The certification process produces clear roadmap for employers that enables them to receive an award that demonstrates their commitment to supporting fathers in their workplace.

There is a range of evidence that the employer has to provide to establish its credentials. The kinds of thing that are involved include:

  1. A paternity or parental leave policy that goes above and beyond the statutory minimum.
  2. Regular sessions for men and fathers (e.g. webinars and workshops).
  3. A clear statement of ethos relating to supporting fathers from the senior management.
  4. Benchmarking of employee perception of support for fathers at the beginning of the certification process, repeated at the end, with a clear indication of progress.
  5. Copies of minutes with fatherhood in employment discussed at senior HR/management level once during each quarter of the year.

What are Breakfast Events?

For a breakfast event we deliver a presentation on a topic relevant to your business, HR challenges or sector. We provide an inspirational speaker to also share their story of family and work, in the past we have worked with politicians, sports personalities, adventurers and Olympians.

We work with you to either engage your employees or to produce a client / sector focused event to which you are able to showcase your leadership when it comes to gender, fathers and men in the workplace. Due to the varying nature of events, we do not administrate or provide venues or catering services.