Frequently Asked Questions
When does the course start and finish?
The course is available to you as soon as you enrol and create your simple log in details via email. As a self paced course you decide when to start and finish although you can complete in half a day. Access is continuous and unlimited across all and any devices you use. If we add new modules over time you will automatically have access to these at no extra charge.
How do I justify the investment?
As we know, learning functions exist to drive business outcomes. In the case of continuous improvement, Menocourse is offered as an investment from which your organisation will benefit in many ways. By learning to create a more proactive culture around menopause in the workplace,the benefits of which include; Greater Staff Retention. Reduced Absenteeism. Enhanced Company Reputation. Minimising Financial Losses. Increased Productivity. Improved Employee Well being, Increased Employee Engagement and more, you can be sure of a return on your investment.
Can I share the course with staff?
How do I know my staff won't skip modules?
The course is linear with a progress assessment at the end of each module. Users cannot progress to the next module without completing the previous one. Giving you the assurance the course has been completed prior to certification.
I manage a mostly male team. Do I need this?
Yes. Men are often adversely affected by menopause either in their personal lives, professionally or both. Without including men in menopause education and support we cannot expect them to benefit from or contribute to an improved menopause friendly workplace culture. If you’re in any doubt as to how men are affected and often deeply so, Module 1 lesson 3: An Interview with Paul is a real eye opener.
My staff are all under 40. Is this course for me?
Some women go through menopause in their 30’s. Having staff under 40 is not a reason to forgo the course. Younger managers, both male and female fared worst in our research when it came to understanding and managing menopause in the workplace. Here are some examples:
- My manger’s only young she thinks my hot flushes are funny.
- When I told my manager about my symptoms she said “uh how long will this go on?”
- My line manager’s a 32 year old male, there’s no way I can have this conversation with him”.
Add to this the number of male managers who repeatedly told us these two things:
- They don’t want to have difficult conversations with female staff about menopause.
- They deliberately avoid in - person, menopause training because sitting in a group discussing menopause makes them extremely uncomfortable which prevents them focusing on solutions.
I have a very young team, should I bother?
Yes. For a young member of staff whose mother is going through menopause and who up to now has been awarded mother of the year status, their world may implode for a time when they feel their home has turned into a war zone and they tearfully complain, “my mother behaves like a woman possessed ... nothing seems to get through to her anymore." She’s stopped caring for us and she hates my dad”.
Witnessing such severe and sudden changes at home can cause high anxiety in young people and often affects work place performance, particularly for new starters entering the world of work for the first time.
I sailed through the menopause. Why do I need this course?
Not everyone sails through menopause. 1 in 4 women don't. As a manager you'll want to be informed as to how menopause can impact the business and your teams. And be identified as that forward thinking leader who cares enough about their people to either undertake, or provide this training, thereby meeting needs and implementing subtle changes for the benefit of all concerned.
When do I get my certificate?
On completion of the course, in digital format, via email. You can then download, print or save your certificate. We'll also give you a digital media display badge that tells the world your'e a certified menocourse champion.
What about the environment?
We actively show concern for the environment and have created a service that eliminates the need for travel, thereby reducing your carbon footprint. As an online course we have saved on paper waste and should you wish to print off any of our downloadable documents we have stayed with the no frills standard text on white background to reduce your ink consumption.