Programme type:

Face to face

Aflac, 7 Clarendon Rd, Belfast
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Ticket Price:

Member - £1150.00 (+VAT)

Non-member - £1450.00 (+VAT)

At a glance…

If going back to work after having a baby seemed difficult before, it’s hard to imagine having to find your footing back in your professional job following the ever-changing landscape of the working world. 

If you are nervous about your return to work, Back to Business is here to help!  

This is a support programme for female employees returning from Maternity Leave.  It is a dynamic re-boarding programme that enables women to return to their roles informed, energized, ready to influence and impact. Following this programme you will have renewed confidence as well as a suite of practical tools to ensure you have a successful return to work.  

Returners programmes have noted the following key benefits: 

  • Increased retention rates of high calibre women  

  • Increase in performance of employees pre and post maternity  

  • Increased career progression in years 1-5 after returning to work 

The programme includes: 

  • 3 face to face group sessions with Una McSorley of Marcomm Training 

  • 2 1-2-1 90 minute virtual coaching sessions during the programme with senior coaches 

The programme provides peer networking with others and 1-to-1 coaching, to support women prior to, during and after their return to work.  

In person sessions will take place in Belfast city Centre. 
Email to find out more about the programme and enquire about future cohorts. 

Session 1- Preparation
Establishing a new external network; planning your return to work; addressing the demands of being a working parent; managing work-life balance when potentially working from home; understanding your personal drivers. 
Session 2- Re-connecting
Reconnecting and sharing learning; managing our mindset; setting and communicating boundaries; understanding your communication style; communicating with confidence; increasing resilience and understanding the ‘new normal’
Session 3- Surviving and Thriving
Reconnecting and sharing experiences; understanding own skills and competencies; career planning and developing your personal brand executive presence.
One-to-one maternity coaching will run between the masterclasses and are designed to help you to develop your confidence and resilience to navigate the practical and professional challenges that come with starting and raising a family and having a rewarding and thriving career.

Una McSorley - Marcomm Training

Una McSorley - Marcomm Training


An award-winning communication and training consultant, Una McSorley is recognised as one of Northern Ireland’s leading communication trainers. Her expertise is in complex communications issues and development. She has also built a reputation for excellence in the field of career transition coaching and is an Accredited Executive coach and member of the Association of Coaching. Una is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations for her outstanding contribution to the PR industry.


Member price £1150.00 (plus VAT)
Non-member price £1450.00 (plus VAT)

Location: Aflac, 92 Donegall Quay, Belfast BT1 3FE

Want to find out more about this programme? Email and discover more about support available for your personal and professional development.

Upcoming in-take

Starting Thursday 3 October 2024

Upcoming in-take

Starting Thursday 6 February 2025

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Aflac, 7 Clarendon Rd, Belfast

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“Excellent programme! This programme really helped me manage my expectations for returning to work. It has also given me determination and drive to consider my future career.”

Lisa Rodham-Boyd

Belfast City Council

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“The Back to Business Course was excellent for me as I was reintegrating back into work after having had a baby. It enabled me to focus on my career and my hopes and dreams.”

Leanna Milligan

Baker McKenzie

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“The course has been great - definitely one of the most invaluable experiences I've had as i transition back into the workplace after maternity leave”


Baker McKenzie

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“I found the session on understanding the different types of behavioural styles really relevant, as it gave me an insight into how to deal with others.”


NIE Networks

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“Returning to work after Maternity Leave was daunting but this Programme helped me gain the confidence to return in a way that I could feel in control of and get excited about. ”


White Ink Architects

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“The mixture of group sessions and 1-to-1 coaching sessions led by brilliant and skilled facilitators gave me real insight into how to face and deal with my perceived obstacles in returning to work.”


Baker McKenzie

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“Una was a great facilitator and provided the right environment for sharing and working through our concerns. This was complemented by Gerry’s Coaching sessions, which were tailor made to each person. ”


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