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Tuesday 1 December 2020

09:30
Presentation Skills Coaching: Making an Impact (One-to-One) CANCELLED 09:30 - 10:30 N/A - MS Teams

Communicating clearly and being engaging can be challenging in any work environment. Doing so remotely can be even more difficult. This session will provide you with constructive feedback and tips to refine your speaking style, increase your personal impact, make ‘screen time’ feel more ‘face-to-face’ and address any concerns you may have about your communication skills. Coaching will “zoom in” on the areas you need to focus on, from how you come across onscreen to how to shape and deliver an interesting and effective presentation. Get ‘ready for your close-up’ and feel confident the next time you press “Join Meeting”!

You may find it useful to have completed the Presentation Skills online module before attending the session.

It is possible to use this booking page to book one follow-up session for additional support. The trainer will advise when this may be helpful. Please only book one session at a time.

Staff Review and Development for Reviewees Finished 09:30 - 12:30 N/A - MS Teams


The Staff Review and Development process provides the opportunity for supervisors, managers and academics to engage in constructive discussion with their staff or academic colleagues about current and future work and their personal and career development.

This course will focus on how you can prepare for and get the most out of your review meeting. You will also have the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques that may be used during reviews to focus on setting objectives and action planning.

10:30
Presentation Skills Coaching: Making an Impact (One-to-One) Finished 10:30 - 11:30 N/A - MS Teams

Communicating clearly and being engaging can be challenging in any work environment. Doing so remotely can be even more difficult. This session will provide you with constructive feedback and tips to refine your speaking style, increase your personal impact, make ‘screen time’ feel more ‘face-to-face’ and address any concerns you may have about your communication skills. Coaching will “zoom in” on the areas you need to focus on, from how you come across onscreen to how to shape and deliver an interesting and effective presentation. Get ‘ready for your close-up’ and feel confident the next time you press “Join Meeting”!

You may find it useful to have completed the Presentation Skills online module before attending the session.

It is possible to use this booking page to book one follow-up session for additional support. The trainer will advise when this may be helpful. Please only book one session at a time.

11:30
Presentation Skills Coaching: Making an Impact (One-to-One) CANCELLED 11:30 - 12:30 N/A - MS Teams

Communicating clearly and being engaging can be challenging in any work environment. Doing so remotely can be even more difficult. This session will provide you with constructive feedback and tips to refine your speaking style, increase your personal impact, make ‘screen time’ feel more ‘face-to-face’ and address any concerns you may have about your communication skills. Coaching will “zoom in” on the areas you need to focus on, from how you come across onscreen to how to shape and deliver an interesting and effective presentation. Get ‘ready for your close-up’ and feel confident the next time you press “Join Meeting”!

You may find it useful to have completed the Presentation Skills online module before attending the session.

It is possible to use this booking page to book one follow-up session for additional support. The trainer will advise when this may be helpful. Please only book one session at a time.

13:30
Presentation Skills Coaching: Making an Impact (One-to-One) Finished 13:30 - 14:30 N/A - MS Teams

Communicating clearly and being engaging can be challenging in any work environment. Doing so remotely can be even more difficult. This session will provide you with constructive feedback and tips to refine your speaking style, increase your personal impact, make ‘screen time’ feel more ‘face-to-face’ and address any concerns you may have about your communication skills. Coaching will “zoom in” on the areas you need to focus on, from how you come across onscreen to how to shape and deliver an interesting and effective presentation. Get ‘ready for your close-up’ and feel confident the next time you press “Join Meeting”!

You may find it useful to have completed the Presentation Skills online module before attending the session.

It is possible to use this booking page to book one follow-up session for additional support. The trainer will advise when this may be helpful. Please only book one session at a time.

Leadership Programme Briefing Session: Equality and Diversity Finished 13:30 - 14:30 N/A - PPD Zoom (Internal Ref:Standard)

Miriam will discuss how inclusion fosters increased innovation and impact, reflect on the impact of Covid19 and BLM, University equality data on sex, ethnicity and nationality, University actions and initiatives and integrating Equality Diversity and Inclusion in to what you do.

14:30
Presentation Skills Coaching: Making an Impact (One-to-One) CANCELLED 14:30 - 15:30 N/A - MS Teams

Communicating clearly and being engaging can be challenging in any work environment. Doing so remotely can be even more difficult. This session will provide you with constructive feedback and tips to refine your speaking style, increase your personal impact, make ‘screen time’ feel more ‘face-to-face’ and address any concerns you may have about your communication skills. Coaching will “zoom in” on the areas you need to focus on, from how you come across onscreen to how to shape and deliver an interesting and effective presentation. Get ‘ready for your close-up’ and feel confident the next time you press “Join Meeting”!

You may find it useful to have completed the Presentation Skills online module before attending the session.

It is possible to use this booking page to book one follow-up session for additional support. The trainer will advise when this may be helpful. Please only book one session at a time.

15:30
Presentation Skills Coaching: Making an Impact (One-to-One) CANCELLED 15:30 - 16:30 N/A - MS Teams

Communicating clearly and being engaging can be challenging in any work environment. Doing so remotely can be even more difficult. This session will provide you with constructive feedback and tips to refine your speaking style, increase your personal impact, make ‘screen time’ feel more ‘face-to-face’ and address any concerns you may have about your communication skills. Coaching will “zoom in” on the areas you need to focus on, from how you come across onscreen to how to shape and deliver an interesting and effective presentation. Get ‘ready for your close-up’ and feel confident the next time you press “Join Meeting”!

You may find it useful to have completed the Presentation Skills online module before attending the session.

It is possible to use this booking page to book one follow-up session for additional support. The trainer will advise when this may be helpful. Please only book one session at a time.

Wednesday 2 December 2020

12:00
Apprenticeship Network Meeting Finished 12:00 - 13:00 N/A - MS Teams

A network meeting for university staff interested in establishing an apprenticeship under the Apprenticeship Levy to share questions, experiences and advice.

Wednesday 9 December 2020

09:30
Leadership Essentials new (2 of 2) Finished 09:30 - 12:30 N/A - MS Teams


Leadership Essentials is a key programme suitable for those with responsibilities for others’ work, behaviour and development, which aims to help managers refresh and build their skills and experience in this area. As well as clarifying key responsibilities, it focuses on critical areas that some can find more difficult, such as giving and receiving feedback effectively and handling challenging conversations. The programme incorporates tutor input; opportunities for discussion, reflection and sharing of good practice with others with similar responsibilities. It also includes curated e-learning resources to support managers with their ongoing learning and development.

Participants are required to attend both half day sessions.

Before attending, please take some time to review the short Leadership Essentials: Management Responsibilities Films of other University colleagues talking about their role as a manager.

13:30

The University’s Immigration and Compliance Manager will look to try and provide some guidance and perspective on this complex and rapidly changing topic.

Thursday 10 December 2020

13:30
Recruitment Essentials: Appointing the Right Candidate (Academic Appointments) Finished 13:30 - 15:30 N/A - PPD Zoom (Internal Ref:Standard)


This workshop provides an opportunity for academic staff to understand the recruitment and selection process and how to create the conditions where you can recruit the best candidate and avoid common pitfalls. It includes an overview of the recruitment and selection process and identifies the key principles to ensure practice is fair to all candidates at each stage.

The course is primarily aimed at academic staff involved in making selection decisions for academic roles and those with responsibility for coordinating academic recruitment procedures.

Tuesday 15 December 2020

13:30

The Head of Research Operations briefing will provide you with an understanding of the risks associated with undertaking externally funded research projects and how income from research impacts the University finances, particularly in the current climate.

Wednesday 16 December 2020

09:30
Recruitment Essentials: Appointing the Right Candidate (Professional Services Appointments) Finished 09:30 - 12:30 N/A - PPD Zoom (Internal Ref:Standard)

This workshop provides an opportunity for those recruiting to professional services roles to update and refresh their understanding of the recruitment and selection processes at the University of Cambridge. It includes an overview of the current recruitment and selection process and how to create the conditions where you can recruit the best candidate, avoiding common pitfalls, whilst ensuring practice is fair to all candidates at each stage.

NOTE If you are new to recruitment and selection, it is recommended that you attend the 1 day Recruitment and Selection Skills workshop.

Tuesday 12 January 2021

14:00
Recruitment Essentials: Appointing the Right Candidate (Academic Appointments) Finished 14:00 - 16:00 N/A - PPD Zoom (Internal Ref:Apprenticeship)


This workshop provides an opportunity for academic staff to understand the recruitment and selection process and how to create the conditions where you can recruit the best candidate and avoid common pitfalls. It includes an overview of the recruitment and selection process and identifies the key principles to ensure practice is fair to all candidates at each stage.

The course is primarily aimed at academic staff involved in making selection decisions for academic roles and those with responsibility for coordinating academic recruitment procedures.

Wednesday 13 January 2021

11:00
Crucial Conversations: How Can We Tackle Them? new Finished 11:00 - 13:00 N/A - PPD Zoom (Internal Ref:Standard)


A crucial conversation is a discussion between two or more people where the stakes are high, opinions vary and emotions run strong: it is sensitive by nature. For these reasons, the conversation may require courage to have. So it is human nature to delay or even avoid the conversation. The longer you leave it though, the more challenging actually having the conversation becomes.

Join this webinar to learn about the sort of crucial conversations we may need to have and why it’s important to act early. The aim is then to provide ideas and tips to help you better prepare for and handle a crucial conversation well and with confidence – whether online or in person. Some eLearning resources for you to further your learning on the topic will be shared after the session.

Thursday 14 January 2021

13:30
Leadership Essentials new (1 of 2) Finished 13:30 - 17:00 N/A - MS Teams


Leadership Essentials is a key programme suitable for those with responsibilities for others’ work, behaviour and development, which aims to help managers refresh and build their skills and experience in this area. As well as clarifying key responsibilities, it focuses on critical areas that some can find more difficult, such as giving and receiving feedback effectively and handling challenging conversations. The programme incorporates tutor input; opportunities for discussion, reflection and sharing of good practice with others with similar responsibilities. It also includes curated e-learning resources to support managers with their ongoing learning and development.

Participants are required to attend both half day sessions.

Before attending, please take some time to review the short Leadership Essentials: Management Responsibilities Films of other University colleagues talking about their role as a manager.

Friday 15 January 2021

09:30
Introduction to Mentoring: for Mentors and Mentees Finished 09:30 - 13:00 N/A - PPD Zoom (Internal Ref:Standard)


Mentoring can be a really useful tool in helping people to develop their professional lives and careers, in both roles of mentor and mentee.

This interactive workshop is designed to give an overview and introduction to mentoring, informing participants about what mentoring is, giving them the opportunity to explore the key benefits for mentors and mentees, learn some key skills needed to both mentor and be mentored effectively and become familiar with some simple models, tools and techniques to support the mentoring partnership and maximise its value and impact.

Tuesday 19 January 2021

09:30
Presentation Skills Coaching: Making an Impact (One-to-One) Finished 09:30 - 10:30 N/A - MS Teams

Communicating clearly and being engaging can be challenging in any work environment. Doing so remotely can be even more difficult. This session will provide you with constructive feedback and tips to refine your speaking style, increase your personal impact, make ‘screen time’ feel more ‘face-to-face’ and address any concerns you may have about your communication skills. Coaching will “zoom in” on the areas you need to focus on, from how you come across onscreen to how to shape and deliver an interesting and effective presentation. Get ‘ready for your close-up’ and feel confident the next time you press “Join Meeting”!

You may find it useful to have completed the Presentation Skills online module before attending the session.

It is possible to use this booking page to book one follow-up session for additional support. The trainer will advise when this may be helpful. Please only book one session at a time.

10:30
Presentation Skills Coaching: Making an Impact (One-to-One) Finished 10:30 - 11:30 N/A - MS Teams

Communicating clearly and being engaging can be challenging in any work environment. Doing so remotely can be even more difficult. This session will provide you with constructive feedback and tips to refine your speaking style, increase your personal impact, make ‘screen time’ feel more ‘face-to-face’ and address any concerns you may have about your communication skills. Coaching will “zoom in” on the areas you need to focus on, from how you come across onscreen to how to shape and deliver an interesting and effective presentation. Get ‘ready for your close-up’ and feel confident the next time you press “Join Meeting”!

You may find it useful to have completed the Presentation Skills online module before attending the session.

It is possible to use this booking page to book one follow-up session for additional support. The trainer will advise when this may be helpful. Please only book one session at a time.

11:30
Presentation Skills Coaching: Making an Impact (One-to-One) CANCELLED 11:30 - 12:30 N/A - MS Teams

Communicating clearly and being engaging can be challenging in any work environment. Doing so remotely can be even more difficult. This session will provide you with constructive feedback and tips to refine your speaking style, increase your personal impact, make ‘screen time’ feel more ‘face-to-face’ and address any concerns you may have about your communication skills. Coaching will “zoom in” on the areas you need to focus on, from how you come across onscreen to how to shape and deliver an interesting and effective presentation. Get ‘ready for your close-up’ and feel confident the next time you press “Join Meeting”!

You may find it useful to have completed the Presentation Skills online module before attending the session.

It is possible to use this booking page to book one follow-up session for additional support. The trainer will advise when this may be helpful. Please only book one session at a time.

13:30
Leadership Programme Briefing Session: Managing the University Estate POSTPONED 13:30 - 14:30 N/A - PPD Zoom (Internal Ref:Standard)

The new Director of Estates Operations will discuss the current issues in managing the University Estate including responding to Covid19.

Presentation Skills Coaching: Making an Impact (One-to-One) Finished 13:30 - 14:30 N/A - MS Teams

Communicating clearly and being engaging can be challenging in any work environment. Doing so remotely can be even more difficult. This session will provide you with constructive feedback and tips to refine your speaking style, increase your personal impact, make ‘screen time’ feel more ‘face-to-face’ and address any concerns you may have about your communication skills. Coaching will “zoom in” on the areas you need to focus on, from how you come across onscreen to how to shape and deliver an interesting and effective presentation. Get ‘ready for your close-up’ and feel confident the next time you press “Join Meeting”!

You may find it useful to have completed the Presentation Skills online module before attending the session.

It is possible to use this booking page to book one follow-up session for additional support. The trainer will advise when this may be helpful. Please only book one session at a time.

14:30
Presentation Skills Coaching: Making an Impact (One-to-One) Finished 14:30 - 15:30 N/A - MS Teams

Communicating clearly and being engaging can be challenging in any work environment. Doing so remotely can be even more difficult. This session will provide you with constructive feedback and tips to refine your speaking style, increase your personal impact, make ‘screen time’ feel more ‘face-to-face’ and address any concerns you may have about your communication skills. Coaching will “zoom in” on the areas you need to focus on, from how you come across onscreen to how to shape and deliver an interesting and effective presentation. Get ‘ready for your close-up’ and feel confident the next time you press “Join Meeting”!

You may find it useful to have completed the Presentation Skills online module before attending the session.

It is possible to use this booking page to book one follow-up session for additional support. The trainer will advise when this may be helpful. Please only book one session at a time.

15:30
Presentation Skills Coaching: Making an Impact (One-to-One) Finished 15:30 - 16:30 N/A - MS Teams

Communicating clearly and being engaging can be challenging in any work environment. Doing so remotely can be even more difficult. This session will provide you with constructive feedback and tips to refine your speaking style, increase your personal impact, make ‘screen time’ feel more ‘face-to-face’ and address any concerns you may have about your communication skills. Coaching will “zoom in” on the areas you need to focus on, from how you come across onscreen to how to shape and deliver an interesting and effective presentation. Get ‘ready for your close-up’ and feel confident the next time you press “Join Meeting”!

You may find it useful to have completed the Presentation Skills online module before attending the session.

It is possible to use this booking page to book one follow-up session for additional support. The trainer will advise when this may be helpful. Please only book one session at a time.