Women’s Development Programme

WFS Women’s Development Programme

Our Women’s Development Programme is a bespoke programme to help women identify clear, practical and realistic steps to develop self-confidence in their professional and personal lives. Facilitators Jenny Pollock and Emma Shute of Women to Work, explore topics including taking control and challenging limiting beliefs, and how to identify strategies to build personal resilience.

The programme consists of three half-day workshops over three months. Workshops take place remotely with the potential for Workshop 2 to be held in-person.

Women’s Development Programme aims

A programme for women* at all levels in the fire service who want to:

  • take control of their work and life now and in the future
  • have their voice heard in a way that’s meaningful to them
  • reconnect with who they are and all they have to offer
  • identify and challenge any limiting beliefs that may be holding them back and find strategies to build their personal resilience
  • value themselves and what they need and want from work and life
  • engage, connect and build relationships with other women in the emergency services

*Open to non-binary and gender-fluid identities and those who identify as women.

What past participants found useful:

‘I put into practice the skills and techniques I learnt from this programme and I got the new role I had always wanted. I would fully recommend this course to anyone.’

‘Engaging, empowering and energetic. A recipe for success in helping women to be authentic and achieve their full potential.’

‘I am a Firefighter on development and this programme has been very beneficial. Going for promotion will definitely be an option for me as I now have the tools and confidence to do that.’


Corporate Members
£245.00 plus £19.70 Eventbrite Payment Processing fees.
Total cost £264.70 per delegate.

Non members
£265.00 plus £21.26 Eventbrite Payment Processing fees.
Total cost £286.26 per delegate.


2021 Women’s Development Programme 1

Workshop 1 – 7th October 9.30-12.30 via Zoom
Workshop 2 – 9th November 1.00-4.30pm at South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue (or via Zoom 9.30-12.30 ) TBC
Workshop 3 – 8th December 9.30-12.30 via Zoom

**Tickets for WDP Programme 1 now fully booked**

2022 Women’s Development Programme 2

Workshop 1 – 3rd February 2022 9.30-12.30 via Zoom
Workshop 2 – 3rd March 9.30-12.30 via Zoom
Workshop 3 – 6th April 9.30-12.30 via Zoom 

**Tickets for WDP Programme 2 now fully booked**

2022 Women’s Development Programme 3

Workshop 1 – 3rd May 2022 9.30-12.30
Workshop 2 – 7th June 2022 9.30-12.30 if delivered online or 1.30-4.30 if delivered in-person
Workshop 3 – 5th July 2022 9.30-12.30

Book tickets here for the Women’s Development Programme starting May 3rd.

Contact us

Got a question about the programme or want to join the waitlist? Get in touch!