Applications are now open, to both women and men, for up to 30 AGSM Career Comeback Sponsorships to be awarded to successful applicants seeking to accelerate their leadership and business capability after a period out of the workforce.
The AGSM 2019 Career Comeback program is primarily designed to close the gender gap in Australian leadership. Successful sponsorship recipients will attend a newly designed three-day AGSM short course (valued at over $5,500) that will run from 21 August to 23 August in the UNSW Business School’s Sydney CBD campus.
They will also have access to an exclusive Career Comeback Network, a professional community offering AGSM content, development opportunities, networking events, and career consultation and advice. Successful candidates from interstate will also be provided with up to three nights’ accommodation in Sydney.
“The AGSM Career Comeback Sponsorships enable people to harness their ambitions and achieve their goals by building not only the capability, but the confidence and connections required to succeed in a post-break leadership career,” said Dr Michele Roberts, AGSM Academic Director.
“There is a real need to address the barriers that are preventing women who have taken time out from a career from achieving their professional goals. The Women’s Agenda 2019 Ambition Report confirms women do not lack ambition - they want to earn money (37%) and get promotions (30%) – but many who have taken career breaks are not optimistic about their current career options,” she said.
“We have designed a program that will prepare and support you to realise your full potential in this next phase,” said Dr Roberts. “Whether it is returning to a previous role, venturing into a new one, or starting your own business,” she said. “We know women don’t lack ambition, and equipped with the right professional development, tools and resources, they can return to a fulfilling career.”
The AGSM Career Comeback program was created to provide accelerated leadership, business, commercial, and strategy development for individuals seeking to return to the workforce or business after a career break.
Applications close at 11 am on Monday, 15 July.