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Development and Alumni Relations - Staff Learning & Development course timetable

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October 2022

Mon 10
Development and Alumni Relations: Partners in Philanthropy (in person) new [Places] 09:30 - 14:30 Clare College, Elton Bowring Room

Partners in Philanthropy is a workshop for all development support staff, that provides a greater understanding of the concepts that make up the development process. Participants discover key elements of identifying their role in development, understanding donor motivations, and exploring how to better support the development process. The workshop also provides an understanding of development vocabulary and creates the foundation necessary to support a cohesive culture of philanthropy throughout the organisation.

The workshop will cover:

  • Introduction: A brief overview of the workshop, including the research and concepts that serve as its foundation, as well as the process of donor development and the roles of different team members.
  • Understanding Donor Motivation: Participants gain understanding of the development process from the perspectives of donors.
  • Becoming a High-Performance Team Member: Participants learn guidelines and skills for building trust-based relationships with both internal and external constituents.
  • Adapting to Donor Profiles: Participants learn how to identify the profiles of others and explore different personality styles and techniques for communicating with donors (and colleagues) more effectively.
  • Creating a Gratifying Gifting Experience: Participants explore methods for ensuring donors feel appreciated and valued, and gain understanding of how to set the stage for future contributions.
Thu 20
Development and Alumni Relations: Partners in Philanthropy (virtual) new [Places] 13:00 - 17:00 Development and Alumni Relations: Virtual

Partners in Philanthropy is a workshop for all development support staff, that provides a greater understanding of the concepts that make up the development process. Participants discover key elements of identifying their role in development, understanding donor motivations, and exploring how to better support the development process. The workshop also provides an understanding of development vocabulary and creates the foundation necessary to support a cohesive culture of philanthropy throughout the organisation.

The workshop will cover:

  • Introduction: A brief overview of the workshop, including the research and concepts that serve as its foundation, as well as the process of donor development and the roles of different team members.
  • Understanding Donor Motivation: Participants gain understanding of the development process from the perspectives of donors.
  • Becoming a High-Performance Team Member: Participants learn guidelines and skills for building trust-based relationships with both internal and external constituents.
  • Adapting to Donor Profiles: Participants learn how to identify the profiles of others and explore different personality styles and techniques for communicating with donors (and colleagues) more effectively.
  • Creating a Gratifying Gifting Experience: Participants explore methods for ensuring donors feel appreciated and valued, and gain understanding of how to set the stage for future contributions.
Fri 21
Development and Alumni Relations: Partners in Philanthropy Briefing for MGO participants (virtual) new [Places] 14:00 - 16:00 Development and Alumni Relations: Virtual

Partners in Philanthropy Briefing is a workshop for previous participants of the Major Gift Officer Learning Series.

Participants will receive a refresher of the tools, techniques and concepts covered in the original learning series and explore how these will be embedded into the organisation to better support the development process and create a cohesive culture of philanthropy.

November 2022

Thu 10
Development & Alumni Relations: Community at Cambridge (Joint Induction) new [Places] 09:30 - 12:00 St Edmund's College, Garden Room

The joint induction aims to provide a broad introduction and overview to all development and alumni relations staff, providing information about the ins and outs of Collegiate Cambridge, as it relates to our area of work. It is also an opportunity for you to network with other new members of staff across the collegiate community.

The session comprises:

  • A welcome and introduction from senior members of the University and Colleges
  • An overview of development and alumni relations functions, roles and responsibilities, with an opportunity to ask questions
  • An opportunity to network with colleagues across Collegiate Cambridge
Tue 15
Development & Alumni Relations: Enhancing Manager Conversations new [Places] 10:00 - 12:30 Trinity Hall, Wyng Gardens

Enhancing Manager Conversations, hosted by Tiny Pause, aims to help you create an open culture where staff feel able to talk about mental health, by equipping you with the skills and tools to sensitively and confidently start those conversations. A recent MIND survey found that only two in five employees felt that their manager would be able to spot the signs they were struggling with poor mental health.

At the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • Understand how to implement simple team routines to strengthen team psychological safety - vital for team performance and adjustments to workload
  • Identify when a team members mental health is worsening and be able to address this effectively with the individual - increase confidence
  • Follow a simple proven structure to help you have the initial and follow up conversations and active listening technique 1 on 1 role play
  • Learn the difference between being a caring colleague and a manager's legal responsibility when dealing with a stressed member of the team
  • Learn the importance of managers and leaders protecting time each day for psychological recovery - manage difficult thoughts and recharge focus