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Wed 18 Jan – Fri 27 Jan

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Wednesday 18 January

12:30


If you are new to supervising graduate students at Cambridge (studying both for one-year courses or PhDs) the Board of Graduate Studies strongly recommends you to take part in some form of professional development. In collaboration with BGS, Personal and Professional Development offers training and support for newly-appointed supervisors of graduate students and for those new to the Cambridge system. The workshops, which run over lunchtime, are designed to consider reciprocal expectations and duties, as well as approaches to supervising, and to raise awareness of possible issues and where to go for support.

13:30
Retirement: Pre-retirement (2 of 2) In progress 13:30 - 16:00 University Centre, Hicks Room


The last two years before retirement are a good time to prepare for personal change in readiness for leaving employment. This programme will include detailed information on occupational pensions, financial advice and planning, tax and legal issues, as well as the emotional and practical issues accompanying retirement. You will have the opportunity to share information and discuss any concerns about retirement in a relaxed setting

Thursday 19 January

09:30
Minute Taking [Full] 09:30 - 16:00 Greenwich House, Edmonton Room


Minute taking is not about speed writing but about recognising what is important and understanding the needs of the meeting participants. This course will show you how to compile concise meeting notes.

The course is for anyone who is required to take factual records of departmental/faculty meetings and distribute action points afterwards. It does not cover the additional skills required to take minutes at University committee meetings.

11:00
The Prevent Duty: A Briefing for Senior Leaders new [Places] 11:00 - 12:00 University Centre, Hicks Room


The University has a statutory duty to have ‘due regard to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’. This is known as the Prevent Duty (Section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015).

It is primarily about safeguarding students and staff in the University and includes a range of responsibilities in areas such as pastoral care, support for staff and students, procedures for arranging events and using facilities. Staff need to be aware of the process of radicalisation and definitions of extremism, and know how to respond if they have any concerns about an individual.

This short session provides information about key areas of responsibility with regard to the Prevent Duty for senior leaders, including new and existing Heads of Institution. It will complement the content covered in Module 1 – An introduction to the Prevent Duty: Online, Module 5 - Prevent, a Student and Staff Wellbeing Issue: Online and the University Prevent website. Full details of available training and support for all staff are on the Prevent Training Moodle site (Raven login required).

13:30
Disabled People: Offering a Good Face-to-Face Service [Places] 13:30 - 16:30 Disability Resource Centre, Bridget's Meeting Room


Would you like to increase your confidence in meeting and working with disabled people? This participative course will help you to learn the best ways to offer and give assistance. Through discussion and group work you will explore the barriers faced by disabled people when accessing services and learn how to make your services as accessible as possible. This course is aimed at people working in a frontline role.

16:00
Supervising Undergraduates: An Introduction [Full] 16:00 - 18:30 University Centre, Cormack Room


What do supervisions contribute to student learning at Cambridge? This session will provide an interactive introduction to supervising, including aims and objectives of supervisions, different approaches to supervisions, the roles and responsibilities of the supervisor and ways of dealing with common problems. Given the breadth of supervisions, this course is not subject specific.

Monday 23 January

09:00
Voice and Pronunciation for Non-native English Speakers [Full] 09:00 - 13:00 PPD, Revans Room


Is English not your first language?

Would you like to incorporate Standard English pronunciation into your everyday speech?

This course will look at the differences and similarities between your natural accent and that of Standard English. It will help to maintain positive aspects of your natural accent whilst enabling you to be easily understood by native English speakers.

13:45
Voice and Presentation (One-to-One) [Full] 13:45 - 14:45 PPD, Meeting Room 2, 1st Floor


Would you like to learn exercises that will reduce vocal strain, improve vocal range, variety, clarity and pronunciation to gain and hold the attention of an audience?

Would you like to make a positive initial impact and keep control of difficult situations?

In this individualised and confidential one-hour session you will determine the objectives and work on exercises to address your specific interests.

14:50
Voice and Presentation (One-to-One) [Full] 14:50 - 15:50 PPD, Meeting Room 2, 1st Floor


Would you like to learn exercises that will reduce vocal strain, improve vocal range, variety, clarity and pronunciation to gain and hold the attention of an audience?

Would you like to make a positive initial impact and keep control of difficult situations?

In this individualised and confidential one-hour session you will determine the objectives and work on exercises to address your specific interests.

15:55
Voice and Presentation (One-to-One) [Full] 15:55 - 16:55 PPD, Meeting Room 2, 1st Floor


Would you like to learn exercises that will reduce vocal strain, improve vocal range, variety, clarity and pronunciation to gain and hold the attention of an audience?

Would you like to make a positive initial impact and keep control of difficult situations?

In this individualised and confidential one-hour session you will determine the objectives and work on exercises to address your specific interests.

Tuesday 24 January

09:30
Leadership Programme Briefing Session: Managing the University Estate [Full] 09:30 - 10:30 Disability Resource Centre, Bridget's Meeting Room


Current issues in managing the University Estate.

Level 3 Award (ILM) in Leadership and Management charged (1 of 7) Not bookable 09:30 - 16:30 Greenwich House, Edmonton Room


This programme offers an introduction to management skills and is externally accredited by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM). It is highly participative and there is a strong emphasis on applying new learning to your work situation for the benefit of your team and your department

The course is primarily aimed at those who currently have management responsibilities for others (including managers, team leaders or supervisors) or equivalent responsibilities (e.g. for managing services, projects, resources). All participants must have the opportunity to meet the assessment requirements which are specified by the ILM – please see further details below

Please note that there is currently a waiting list for this programme. If you are interested in attending please complete the application form at the link below and send a signed paper copy to PPD. Your application will be considered and your name will be added to the waiting list if you are eligible. When a place becomes available we will contact you to confirm your place

Please note this course consists of five mandatory full day sessions plus a mandatory one-to-one Tutorial lasting 30 minutes

The Tutorial will take place on one of the two red starred dates listed below

You will have to pick a date and time slot on Day 1 of the course

Please ensure you are available on both dates until we have confirmed your Tutorial slot

Level 3 Award in First Line Management Application Form - your application to attend the programme will not be considered until we have received a copy of this application document

10:30
Leadership Programme Briefing Session: HR Legal and Policy Issues [Places] 10:30 - 11:30 Disability Resource Centre, Bridget's Meeting Room


Critical information with statutory significance for HOIs.

11:30
Leadership Programme Briefing Session: Financial Issues [Places] 11:30 - 12:30 Disability Resource Centre, Bridget's Meeting Room


Who, what and how much — pathways through the finance committees.

12:30


If you are new to supervising graduate students at Cambridge (who are studying both for one-year courses or PhDs) the Board of Graduate Studies strongly recommends you to take part in some form of professional development. In collaboration with BGS, Personal and Professional Development offers training and support for newly-appointed supervisors of graduate students and for those new to the Cambridge system. The workshops, which run over lunchtime, are designed to consider reciprocal expectations and duties, as well as approaches to supervising, and to raise awareness of possible issues and where to go for support.

13:00
Leadership Programme Briefing Session: Recruitment and Selection [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Disability Resource Centre, Bridget's Meeting Room


Update on current legislative practices.

14:00
Leadership Programme Briefing Session: Equality and Diversity in Practice [Places] 14:00 - 15:00 Disability Resource Centre, Bridget's Meeting Room


How inclusion fosters increased innovation and global impact.

15:00
Leadership Programme Briefing Session: "Identifying Risk and Avoiding Pitfalls in Research Grant Applications" [Places] 15:00 - 16:00 Disability Resource Centre, Bridget's Meeting Room


The briefing will include topics about:

  • Costing & Pricing
  • New Sponsor Terms and Conditions
  • Pitfalls to avoid

Wednesday 25 January

09:30
Level 3 Award (ILM) in Leadership and Management charged (7 of 7) Not bookable 09:30 - 16:30 Greenwich House, Edmonton Room


This programme offers an introduction to management skills and is externally accredited by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM). It is highly participative and there is a strong emphasis on applying new learning to your work situation for the benefit of your team and your department

The course is primarily aimed at those who currently have management responsibilities for others (including managers, team leaders or supervisors) or equivalent responsibilities (e.g. for managing services, projects, resources). All participants must have the opportunity to meet the assessment requirements which are specified by the ILM – please see further details below

Please note that there is currently a waiting list for this programme. If you are interested in attending please complete the application form at the link below and send a signed paper copy to PPD. Your application will be considered and your name will be added to the waiting list if you are eligible. When a place becomes available we will contact you to confirm your place

Please note this course consists of five mandatory full day sessions plus a mandatory one-to-one Tutorial lasting 30 minutes

The Tutorial will take place on one of the two red starred dates listed below

You will have to pick a date and time slot on Day 1 of the course

Please ensure you are available on both dates until we have confirmed your Tutorial slot

Level 3 Award in First Line Management Application Form - your application to attend the programme will not be considered until we have received a copy of this application document

Thursday 26 January

13:00
Immigration and Recruitment: Helping You Get it Right POSTPONED 13:00 - 15:00 Greenwich House, Edmonton Room


This course is recommended for those responsible for the recruitment and selection of staff, particularly if you are new to the University but also for existing staff seeking a refresher.

With the introduction of the Points-based immigration system and with immigration legislation becoming ever stricter, the UK now operates one of the world’s most complex immigration systems.

The aim of this course is to help those involved with recruitment and selection to navigate the rules which regulate the recruitment of individuals who are subject to immigration control, whilst ensuring full compliance. It will outline the key requirements in advertising, selection, pre-employment checks and the responsibilities throughout employment that the University is legally bound to observe.

Friday 27 January

09:00
Lecturing Performance [Full] 09:00 - 13:00 PPD, Revans Room


This course focuses on the practical element of delivery. It will provide you with the opportunity to explore techniques for connecting emotionally and intellectually with an audience, along with overcoming nerves. You will look at how to handle questions effectively and practise vocal techniques.

10:00
The Prevent Duty: A Briefing for All Staff new [Places] 10:00 - 11:30 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 6

The University has a statutory duty to have ‘due regard to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’. This is known as the Prevent Duty (Section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015). It is primarily about safeguarding students and staff in the University and includes a range of responsibilities in areas such as pastoral care, support for staff and students, procedures for arranging events and using facilities. All staff need to be aware of the process of radicalisation, definitions of extremism and the process for raising concerns in this context

This short session provides information about Prevent for all staff working in in the University. It includes input and examples to consider and combines the content in Module 1 – An introduction to the Prevent Duty: Online and the University Prevent website

You can access these as an alternative to attending this session

Full details of available training and support are on the Prevent Training Moodle site using your Raven login

13:00
Immigration and Recruitment: Helping You Get it Right [Places] 13:00 - 15:00 Greenwich House, Edmonton Room


This course is recommended for those responsible for the recruitment and selection of staff, particularly if you are new to the University but also for existing staff seeking a refresher.

With the introduction of the Points-based immigration system and with immigration legislation becoming ever stricter, the UK now operates one of the world’s most complex immigration systems.

The aim of this course is to help those involved with recruitment and selection to navigate the rules which regulate the recruitment of individuals who are subject to immigration control, whilst ensuring full compliance. It will outline the key requirements in advertising, selection, pre-employment checks and the responsibilities throughout employment that the University is legally bound to observe.

13:45
Voice and Presentation (One-to-One) [Full] 13:45 - 14:45 PPD, Meeting Room 2, 1st Floor


Would you like to learn exercises that will reduce vocal strain, improve vocal range, variety, clarity and pronunciation to gain and hold the attention of an audience?

Would you like to make a positive initial impact and keep control of difficult situations?

In this individualised and confidential one-hour session you will determine the objectives and work on exercises to address your specific interests.

14:50
Voice and Presentation (One-to-One) [Full] 14:50 - 15:50 PPD, Meeting Room 2, 1st Floor


Would you like to learn exercises that will reduce vocal strain, improve vocal range, variety, clarity and pronunciation to gain and hold the attention of an audience?

Would you like to make a positive initial impact and keep control of difficult situations?

In this individualised and confidential one-hour session you will determine the objectives and work on exercises to address your specific interests.

15:55
Voice and Presentation (One-to-One) [Full] 15:55 - 16:55 PPD, Meeting Room 2, 1st Floor


Would you like to learn exercises that will reduce vocal strain, improve vocal range, variety, clarity and pronunciation to gain and hold the attention of an audience?

Would you like to make a positive initial impact and keep control of difficult situations?

In this individualised and confidential one-hour session you will determine the objectives and work on exercises to address your specific interests.