Beat Imposter Syndrome and Combat Self-Doubt

Imposter syndrome first coined in 1978 by Dr Pauline R. Clance and Dr Suzanne A. Imes is a wide-sweeping phenomenon. Yourself, your colleagues and your friends are likely to have suffered from it to varying degrees during their life. It’s a type of behavioural pattern of psychological routine which can debilitate individuals by giving a false perspective of one's own ability, it is wholly unintentional but negative.

This course focuses on wellbeing and mental health. Many of us feel self-doubt, insecurities, lack of confidence and belief in what we do and deliver for our organisations. Even when we perform exceptionally well, we may undervalue ourselves and our capabilities. In this course, you'll learn techniques and gain tools that aim to break disruptive thoughts linked to impostor syndrome through practical means.

Overall, participants will be provided with the tools needed to become more self-aware and assured as individuals. Worried about opening up or feel the nature of the topic is too sensitive? We provide a safe virtual environment to discuss issues in small group size, you can also share any questions clouding your mind beforehand.

Beat Imposter Syndrome and Combat Self-Doubt is an online course within our Professional Development Skills series. At the Civil Service College, we 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 Training Features

Who Can Attend

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Key Training Features:

  • Learn about (IS) Imposter Syndrome
  • Explore and evaluate how this affects you individually and your workplace
  • Discover strategies to overcome Imposter Syndrome and to track your progression.

Who Can Attend:

This online virtual personally development training can be for anyone at any level or sector. Recommended for those that feel they are suffering from Imposter Syndrome.

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Face to Face Training
option available


10:00 - 16:00


£495 + VAT


Zoom or MS Teams


29 June 2021 Book2

13 October 2021 Book8

In-House Option

This course is available In-House and can be tailored to meet your individual training requirements.


Lead Trainer

Jo Clift

Jo Clift

Jo Clift has 20 years of experience working at a senior level in the UK Government including the Cabinet Office. She currently helps organisations work with Government and Parliament.

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Jo Clift

Jo Clift

Jo started her career as a communications professional and subsequently worked at the heart of government for over 20 years, mainly at the Cabinet Office. She has worked closely with many ministers over the years, including Lord Peter Mandelson and Sir Oliver Letwin. She also worked at Number 10 in the Prime Minister's Press Office.

She has delivered a wide range of policies and advised on multiple complex communications issues. Jo has also worked across a wide range of issues including strategy, Ministerial PR and high-level Board appointments, with the common challenge being making things happen across very large and complex organisations.

Jo Clift's government roles have included leading the Coalition government's ICT strategy, Head of Communications for the BSE Inquiry and creating a new model for corporate shared services across Whitehall. Jo also gained private sector experience as a senior change consultant at Deloitte Consulting. This enabled her to gain a great set of change skills and valuable insight into the private sector.

In addition, she is a fellow at the Royal Society of Arts and a published writer on the Civil Service and Brexit.

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