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Menopause in the Workplace Training

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Menopause in the Workplace Training

CPD Certified Course with downloadable certificate of completion  

Gain – Knowledge and Practical skills to support and manage Menopause in your workplace 

Delivery – In Person, Virtual Classroom or E-Learning 

Audience – Managers, Business Owners, Employees, HR Personnel 

Expertise – Tenured Training Specialists with extensive experience in soft skills training  

Costs – Contact us for a quote 

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Legislation
  • New Code of Practice concerning the Prevention and Resolution of Bullying at Work
  • Employer and Employee Obligations
  • Policies
  • Defining Bullying, Harassment and Sexual Harassment
  • Informal Processes
  • Formal Process
  • Workplace Culture
  • Effective Teamwork
  • Remote Working Tips on Dignity and Respect in the Workplace

Overview

Are you a progressive organisation, employer, or HR business partner seeking a change when it comes to menopause in the workplace? Then, menopause in workplace training is key to your success in building a culture of safety and support.

Whether you are an employee or employer, this course aims to give you a greater understanding of menopause and perimenopause. You will also gain practical steps to support someone going through this challenging time in their life.

If you are a person struggling with menopause at work, this training helps you build the confidence to openly discuss and seek the support you need to ease the challenge while at work. 

Imagine a menopause-friendly workplace where it’s okay to look for support; why not develop a menopause policy highlighting the employment law supporting it to truly support those going through it? Lay the foundations to build the necessary skills to drive cultural change so your organisation is recognised as a safe place to openly speak about challenges without bias.

This course aims to give you the right tools and techniques to do just that.

About the course

Learning outcomes

On completion of Menopause in the Workplace Training, you will be able to:

  • Clearly define menopause and perimenopause
  • Recall how they are protected under the Equal Rights Act
  • Understand what best practice support companies should provide
  • Recognise how to support a colleague living with menopause

Course details

  • What is menopause—definitions, stages, symptoms, impacts? 
  • Menopause policy, support, and awareness  
  • Support in general; who does it affect, dignity and respect; self-care 
  • Supporting colleagues, menopause and transgender celebrities’ stories’ 
  • Managing Menopause: Management Support, strategy, and Case Studies

Who is this course for?

Do you want to know more so you can be an ally at work?  

Are you a manager or HR business partner who is eager to open the conversation and create a menopause-friendly workplace?

Are you a business owner who wants to develop a strategy and put a menopause policy in place?

Then this Menopause in the Workplace Training course is for you! 

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Get in Touch

We would love to hear from you. You can contact us as below:

 Dublin:
The HR Suite, 13 Upper Baggot Street,
2nd Floor, Dublin 4. DO4 W7K5

 Kerry:
The HR Suite, Pier 17 Dingle Road,
Tralee, Co. Kerry. V92 R6DX (HQ)

 Cork:
The HR Suite, 12 South Mall,
Centre, Cork. T12 RD43

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FAQ’s

What is Menopause?

Menopause, often referred to as ‘the change’ is when a woman’s menstruation cycle comes to an end; they no longer release an egg each month. During this time, there will be changes in the levels of estrogen, which will cause some side effects.  It is a natural part of life but is not openly spoken about due to the stigma attached. The average time for a woman to reach menopause is 45 to 55 years, and it can last up to 10 years. 

Perimenopause is a stage before menopause that sees a lowering in the levels of oestrogen being produced by the body and results in a woman having menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, brain fog, hair loss, and night sweats.

How can you raise awareness of menopause in the workplace?

Ensure staff receive training on what menopause is, its impacts on those going through it, and how one can support their colleagues; this is key to raising awareness. Implement a menopause policy showing your commitment. Openly discuss the topic of menopause to remove the stigma and show your support by being flexible; show you are serious by acknowledging health issues due to menopause; and, if necessary, make adjustments to the work environment.

What is the legislation for menopause at work?

While there is no legislation specifically supporting menopause, having a menopause-at-work policy in place ensures everyone is aware and supportive. However, it is protected by the Employment Equality Act under protected characteristics such as age. During the Menopause in the Workplace training course, we discuss case law and explore strategies for supporting menopause in the workplace. 

How do you support your colleagues dealing with menopause?

When you know someone is struggling with menopause, it’s important to educate yourself to really understand their challenges. You don’t have to live through it with them, but making them feel confident enough to openly discuss or seek help makes all the difference. Sometimes just being flexible, understanding, and adopting an open-door policy goes a long way. In this course, we examine ways to support your colleagues at work.

What is the menopause policy in the workplace?

While it is not mandatory to have a policy in place for menopause, it will show how serious and progressive you are as an organisation, to existing and potential new employees. This area is relatively new for organisations and a policy will state clear guidelines for the employer and employee to follow. It will also drive consistency and fairness in the area of managing menopause in the workplace. Speak to your Employment law consultant to learn more about putting a policy in place. 

How to deal with menopause while working?

Open up the conversation around menopause and remove the stigma. Host lunch and learn sessions. Add information to your newsletter and have an open-door policyAll of these steps begin to build a menopause-friendly environment where there is more understanding and support from colleagues for those going through menopause and strive to build a workplace which feels safe and inclusive. 

What other services do we provide?

Dignity and respect in the workplace are now more important than ever and managers need to understand their obligation to ensure a safe and inclusive place for everyone. We are the HR Suite support business in the areas of HR Consultancy, HR Outsourcing and HR Training. We offer varied training solutions depending on your needs from Diversity and Inclusion, Wellbeing to Employment Law. Contact us to discuss your needs and get the support needed to drive a culture of safety and Dignity. We also write detailed blogs on areas such as disciplinary procedures, grievance procedures and annual leave in Ireland.  

Self-care is vital when you are experiencing menopause. Having a conversation with your manager will be key so they are fully aware of the situation and can offer a degree of flexibility during this time for example flexible working, providing a desk near a window or a fan if required. Wellbeing in the workplace should be a priority in your organisation and a manager’s support will be a testament to this. It is important to maintain a healthy diet, and keep moving so don’t be afraid to get up and move around the office or go outside for a walk on your break and stay hydrated. It is good to let your colleagues know so they can be your support if needed.