Supporting New Parents - FBE scheme in practice

The first episode of FBE’s D&I Workshop Series took place on Tuesday 7 March with a workshop and panel discussion to share updates on the newly implemented Scheme for Supporting FBE Staff who are New Parents (SSNP).

Professor Paul Jensen, FBE Deputy Dean, welcomed the attendees. The panel, chaired by Professor Flora Kuang, Assistant Dean D&I, and hosted by Lindsay Newton, Human Resources Business Partner, outlined the process and motivation behind establishing the SSNP concept, the scheme’s aims, planned deliverables and key learnings. The panel featured Dr Marina Gertsberg, Senior Lecturer (FIN), and Dr Leslie Martin, Associate Professor (ECO), who generously shared personal insights as new parents who have recently returned from parental leave and discussed the ways that the newly implemented SSNP would provide support.

Professor Flora Kuang, Dr Leslie Martin and Dr Marina Gertsberg
Panellists L-R: Prof Flora Kuang, Assistant Dean D&I, A/Prof Leslie Martin, and Dr Marina Gertsberg

The event held in celebration of International Women’s Day 2023, offered an opportunity for staff to ask questions in relation to SSNP and receive additional information. It also served to further develop practice and improve cultural change around the importance of supporting new parents.

attendees seated around Boardroom table

We encourage staff to discover more about the Scheme for Supporting FBE Staff who are New Parents (SSNP) and to contact Professor Flora Kuang for more information.

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Professor Flora Kuang