The Next Step: Preparing for Retirement

Retirement is a time for positive changes and new opportunities. However, in reality some people find it difficult to adjust to their new lifestyle of more free time and less money. It comes as a surprise to many that they miss the daily structure and mental challenge that work gave them, not to mention the social aspect of working with others.

This course promotes a realistic and positive approach to the opportunities presented by retirement. Delegates will be given the insight and skills needed to build a pro-active approach to continued well-being, be provided with a retirement “check list” and will acquire an understanding of the many ways in which career skills can be used to satisfy life ambitions and develop future work opportunities.

The Next Step: Preparing for Retirement is a brand new course featured within our Professional Development Skills series, and is already proving to be one of our signature courses with high demand meaning that extra dates have been added.

At Civil Service College, we pride ourselves on our ability to tailor our courses to each attendee’s role and organisations, ensuring that each delegate gets the most out of the training. Our courses and trainers are continuously updated and evaluated to ensure that we are always delivering the best service possible.  


key features of the course include:

  • Planning for lifestyle changes and career transition
  • Financial planning options - income, savings, investments, tax and benefits
  • Wellbeing in retirement: an active and interesting retirement
  • Developing existing and new interests
  • Working in retirement
  • Marketing your skills as a retiree
  • Opportunities for retirees

Designed for:

This course is suitable for delegates in management roles at all levels considering retirement in the next one to five years.


Learning outcomes:

Delegates will be prepared for the adjustment to retirement and have developed the skills to plan confidently for a well-balanced and rewarding future. They will gain an insight into the key elements of retirement, in particular a fulfilling life after work including opportunities for voluntary and paid work, career transition and exploring new leisure activities and interests.

 

Book

Summary

Duration

10:00 - 17:00

Price

£650 + VAT

Location

St James’s Park, London

Dates

21 November 2017 Book

31 January 2018 Book

26 April 2018 Book

10 July 2018 Book

30 October 2018 Book

Course Trainer

Caroline Waters OBE

Caroline Waters OBE

Caroline is Deputy Chair of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission, Vice President of Carers UK, a member of the Whole Education, Roffey Park and IncrediBull Boards, as well as the Founder of CW’s Consulting Box.

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Caroline Waters OBE

Caroline Waters OBE

Caroline is Deputy Chair of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission, Vice President of Carers UK, a member of the Whole Education, Roffey Park and IncrediBull Boards, as well as the Founder of CW’s Consulting Box. Caroline has held a number of positions for the BT Group where she was formerly Director of People & Policy.

 

Her previous role focused on realising BT’s business ambitions through leading and implementing forward-thinking people strategies that promoted inclusivity and looked to empower individuals whilst allowing them to contribute to the community and volunteering. A pioneer and high-profile leader in the area of flexible working, she has an impressive track record of delivering sustained transformational change programmes across a complex international organisation.

 

Caroline’s work has been widely recognised across the industry with her appointment as HR Director of the Year at HR Magazine’s HR Excellence Awards in 2009.  She is consistently placed within the top 3 positions in their annual ‘HR’s Most Influential People’ listings.  This leadership was further recognised by the award of an OBE in the New Year Honours List 2010 for services to diversity and equal opportunities. 

 

Course Trainer

Judy Greevy FRSA

Judy possesses over 30 years of experience in the engagement, leadership development, diversity and culture change fields across both the private and public sector. She has particular expertise in developing strategy and leading change programmes.

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Judy Greevy FRSA

Judy possesses over 30 years of experience in the engagement, leadership development, diversity and culture change fields across both the private and public sector. She has particular expertise in developing strategy and leading change programmes.

Some of her previous roles have included Global Head of Diversity at NatWest Bank and Head of Diversity and Corporate Responsibility at Centrica. She has also worked for the Australian Bank AMP and Henderson’s Global Investors and most recently been an HR Director at Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs with responsibility for Talent, Diversity and Engagement.

Judy currently conducts independent consultancy work, as has previously run a very successful business undertaking work for a wide range of clients including KPMG., Ernst and Young, Standard Chartered Bank, Marks & Spencer, Fire and Rescue Service, NHS Scotland and Greater London Authority. 

During her career Judy has won a number of Awards including the Directing Diverse Talent Award at the 2015 Opportunity Now Excellence in Practice Awards. 

Judy is a Board member of the Employers’ Network for Equality and Inclusion. She has also been a Non Executive Director and Deputy Chair of an NHS Trust and a school governor and member of the Ministry of Defence External Diversity Panel.

Before moving into organisational development and diversity work Judy was a corporate banker. She is a graduate of Leeds University and Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

 

 

Course Trainer

Keith Ridland

Keith Ridland

Keith has over 10 years’ experience working in senior roles for a charity providing individually tailored, confidential mentoring and advice on career transition.

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Keith Ridland

Keith Ridland

Keith has 10 years’ experience, initially at Director Level and then as Chief Executive, working for a charity providing individually tailored, confidential mentoring and advice on career transition embracing both employment and financial aspects.

In these roles Keith gained experience liaising with supporting companies, associated advisors and mentoring organisations, which has provided him with a wide range of contacts in the field of recruitment, finance and career change.

Keith joined the Royal Navy from Merchant Taylor’s School, Crosby and graduated from Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. After serving as a finance, administration, logistics and HR specialist, he left in 2001 in the rank of Captain. His career included 9 years in the Ministry of Defence in a wide spectrum of appointments ranging from the private office of the First Sea Lord to membership of the MOD’s Financial Management Development Unit. As a Commander, he was Director of the Royal Naval Supply School and, as a Captain, lived and worked in both South America and India.

After joining The White Ensign Association in 2002 he initially led the charity’s Employment Services. He was subsequently additionally appointed as Finance Director and continued in both positions until 2008, when he became Chief Executive. In each of these roles his work entailed delivering regular presentations to large audiences on the key issues of career transition, and retirement interviewing those facing such a change and providing personal advice and guidance.

Keith is a Freeman of the City of London, a member of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs, a keen sportsman and actively supports and advises several charities near his home.


Qualifications:

  • Educated: Merchant Taylors’ School, Crosby
  • Graduated: Britannia Royal Naval College (HR, logistics, finance and administration specialist)
  • Spanish Speaker: Studied at the Andean Centre for Latin American Studies, Quito
  • Certified Diploma in Accounting and Finance (City of Westminster University)

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