Leadership Development for Women
For the past 8 years The Oakridge Centre has been delivering the STRIDE programme and hundreds of women have benefited from attending this 6 month development programme for aspiring female leaders.
We have a dedicated STRIDE website where you will be able to find out more about this incredible programme and discover how STRIDE could benefit you and your organisation.
"STRIDE had been recommended to me by a number of colleagues,
so I joined with extremely high expectations. The programme has
exceeded all of these expectations and more! My confidence is the
biggest difference but also the change management module was
extremely insightful. The way in which the programme was tailored
to the groups individual objectives at the start of each day alongside
the opportunity to share experiences with some inspirational female
managers from outside my organisation was hugely valuable.
STRIDE has enabled me to perform my role better."
Emma Kerr, Sales Team Leader at Protec International Ltd
"I can honestly say that I am a much braver and stronger person as
a result of attending the programme. Different to anything I have
ever done before, STRIDE has given me the belief that I can drive
things forward with confidence. I took a huge amount away for 'me'
alongside the amazing group dynamic. The engaging and caring
facilitation meant what I wanted to cover really mattered and I felt part
of the decision to frame the content and focus, which was exceptional."
Joanne Conway, Global Diversity and Inclusiveness Lead, EY
"To hear from other women about their own experiences and
challenges was hugely valuable, thought-provoking and life-affirming.
I felt that I could open up in this supportive and constructive
environment much more than I have ever been able to in the past.
This allowed me to reflect and explore in a positive way and was a real
confidence boost. The whole experience was very personal and I took
a lot more from the programme at both a personal and professional
level than I had anticipated. The facilitators were all excellent and whilst
the overall pace was good, I then looked back and realised just how
much ground we had covered across the 3 days. I have come away
equipped with lots of very useful tools and feedback to help me plan
for a positive future."
Alison Parkinson, Operations Director, AstraZeneca
"As a result of STRIDE I feel a lot more confident and well-equipped
moving forward in my role and organisation. I was introduced to a lot
of new ideas and concepts and I now have a resource with which I
can refer back to and spend more time working through. I loved the
group dynamic and found it very motivating. The programme was
brilliant, inspiring and I really enjoyed it."
Laura Murphy, Marketing Assistant, Hempel UK Ltd