Cityparents Live

The Cityparents Live programme includes both in-person and virtual live events. These either take the format of Webinars (online presentations), Seminars (physical / in-person presentations based in London) or Support Groups (online peer-led small discussion groups).  If you'd like to find out more about our expert speakers and read their biographies, click here. For more information on access and pricing for our events, please click here.

Cityparents Live Webinars/Seminars

These cover a range of core content areas. 

Our Careers Series covers topics relevant to all professionals including soft skills, career progression, networking, confidence, communication, leadership, personal brand, the role of technology at home and at work, the future of work. 

Our Wellbeing Series covers topics relevant to all parents and professionals including wellbeing, mindfulness, mental health, stress management and physical health.  Wellbeing includes our Resilience Series, a special range of webinars aimed at supporting NHS staff and all Cityparents members through the Covid-19 pandemic. We are very grateful to Citi, whose support of Cityparents as we continue our partnership with the NHS is making this new series possible. Topics covered include psychological resilience, anxiety and stress, sleep, mental and physical wellbeing, parenting strategies and work / life balance.

Our Families Series of events covers topics relevant to families, parents and step-parents, including the maternity/paternity transition, parental strategy, alternative family structures, children’s education, digital education, internet awareness. 

Our Inclusion Series covers topics related to diversity and inclusion both in and outside the workplace, including disability, race, religion, gender and sexual orientation among others.

Our Workplace Series is aimed at professionals seeking to create flexible, diverse and inclusive workplaces and covers topics including approaches to managing diversity and inclusion, flexible working challenges and solutions, implementing culture change, gender pay gap reporting, mental health and wellbeing at work, support for working parents and carers, and employee career development and progression.

Past guest speakers have included Alison Davis, Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE, Karen Mattison MBE, Elizabeth Truss MP, Therese Coffey MP, Catherine Weir, Dr Samantha Collins, Cherie Blair CBE, Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, Miriam González Durántez, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Dame Clara Furse, Tim Yendell, Avril Martindale, Nicola Horlick, Anne Richards, Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, Stefan Stern, Laura Tenison MBE and Allison Pearson, the Lord Chief Justice The Right Honourable The Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, Helena Morrissey, Caroline Criado-Perez, Jonathan Aitken, Lord Davies of Abersoch, Elizabeth Corley, Professor Tanya Byron, Samantha Simmonds, Dame Stephanie Shirley, Bryony Gordon, Sam Smith and Christine Armstrong.

Peer Support Groups

Peer Support Groups enable members to share experiences, encouragement and advice on a particular topic. Informal, friendly and confidential, these events connect professionals who may be facing similar personal situations, experiences or challenges so they can support each other. Each group is lightly facilitated by a Cityparents team member.  There will be no ‘expert content’ and the focus of the group will be the sharing of personal experiences and provision of peer to peer support. Peer Support Groups are currently run online via Zoom Meetings.

These groups will:

  • Provide a safe confidential space to share experiences and support others in similar sometimes sensitive situations, under Chatham House Rule.
  • Follow good group discussion etiquette – listening well; being supportive and empathetic; positive and productive; and non-judgemental.

To find out more about Support Groups, please read our Support Group FAQ.

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