Secondments: Broadening your career horizons Fiona Cairns and Kirsty Wadsley Introduction Who are we? Why are we here? – Share experiences – Top tips when organising/preparing for a secondment What is a secondment? Definition of a Secondment Secondment (plural secondments) “A temporary transfer to another job or post within the same organisation” Collins English Dictionary (2007) Experience of other areas New skills Develop in an existing area Why ? CV enhancement Opportunism Develop in a new area Sharing experiences: Starting a secondment Practical preparation: – HR – Handover – Timings – Definition of the seconded role Personal preparation: – Contacting new colleagues – Preparing for change – Familiarisation with a new environment Sharing experiences: Starting a secondment Settling in: – Perceptions at start – Adjustments – new space – new colleagues – new job The effect/impact of change Change curve www.juliettelowe.therapist.fr Sharing experiences: During a secondment Changing perceptions – New considerations – Adjustments Impact of changes in HE – Length of secondment – What will you be going back to? What Next?? Top Tips Get the paperwork sorted Ask lots of questions Have an open mind Be proactive Make the most of opportunities Keep an eye on the bigger picture Prepare for changing perspectives Any questions? For more information contact us at: [email protected] 0208 725 4287 [email protected] 0208 725 2734 Thank You for Listening!