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Development and Alumni Relations - Staff Learning & Development course timetable

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November 2019

Tue 26
Development & Alumni Relations: Master Time and Focus (Workshop) new Finished 11:00 - 12:00 Trinity Hall, Wyng Gardens

In this 1 hour session learn;

  • Establish a method that works for you to enhance focus for the most important work (Deep Work)
  • Reduce distraction and prioritise more effectively
  • Establish one daily Protective Pause, to relieve stress, reduce self criticism and strengthen resilience - mini mindfulness
  • Create the space to recognise your achievements each day - increase self awareness and confidence

The Benefits:

  • Protect yourself from distraction to enhance focus
  • Plan effectively to spend more time on Deep Work (the stuff that matters) and less time on Shallow Work (overwhelming admin)
  • Protect time for higher cognitive tasks - the challenging stuff
  • Create valuable perspective to respond more effectively

Enhance focus, reduce stress and strengthen resilience. All techniques proven by science.

January 2020

Mon 27
Development and Alumni Relations: Preventing Workplace Bullying and Harassment new Finished 14:00 - 16:00 17 Mill Lane, Seminar Room B

Delivered in a safe and supportive environment, this harassment prevention training offers individuals the opportunity to learn about the different factors that might create and perpetuate a work environment in which harassment and bullying occur, and strategies for how to address this.

February 2020

Mon 10

A short, intensive workshop exploring the role of the manager in supporting participants through the Major Gift Officer Learning Series. The half day workshop will cover;

  • Coaching fundamentals.
  • Key tools and concepts that will be used within the Major Gift Officer Learning Series and how managers can use them to help their teams apply what has been learnt.
  • Strategies for coaching teams to higher levels of performance.
Tue 11
Development and Alumni Relations: Major Gift Officer Learning Series new (1 of 4) POSTPONED 09:00 - 17:00 Newnham College, Lucia Windsor Room

An intensive programme providing skills based training on capabilities and strategies for major gift fundraising within the University and Colleges.

The programme consists of four sessions over a five month period;

  • Session 1 - Donor-Centred Philanthropy
  • Session 2 - Optimising the In-Person Meeting
  • Sessions 3 & 4 - Driving Meaningful Commitment
Wed 19

Delivered in a safe and supportive environment, this harassment prevention training offers individuals the opportunity to learn about the different factors that might create and perpetuate a work environment in which harassment and bullying occur, and strategies for how to address this.

Thu 27
Development & Alumni Relations: Recharge Communication new Finished 11:00 - 12:30 Magdalene College, Cripps Court, Auditorium

This course is about recharging your communication. It will cover:

  • Determine what effective communication means. Where do we start?
  • How to strengthen the relationships most important to us; work & home
  • Defusing difficult conversations; How to respond to difficult behaviour
  • The power of Active Listening to understand and communicate meaning more effectively

March 2020

Mon 2

Delivered in a safe and supportive environment, this harassment prevention training offers individuals the opportunity to learn about the different factors that might create and perpetuate a work environment in which harassment and bullying occur, and strategies for how to address this.

Tue 10
Development & Alumni Relations: Community at Cambridge (Joint Induction) new Finished 09:30 - 12:00 Magdalene College, Benson Hall

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:

  • Tea and coffee on arrival with an opportunity to network
  • 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
  • A roadshow of the different functions within development and alumni relations, hosted by colleagues from both the University and Colleges
Thu 12

The syllabus covers the key elements of the project management life cycle including; planning and scheduling, communication, stakeholders, reporting and risk management (see attached overview). The second day will conclude with a one hour multiple choice exam which will lead to a certificate from the APM. This is suitable for those who are relatively new to project management or those who require insight into project management processes and techniques. This foundational course will provides a base line understanding onto which participants can build with more advanced courses.

Fri 13

The syllabus covers the key elements of the project management life cycle including; planning and scheduling, communication, stakeholders, reporting and risk management (see attached overview). The second day will conclude with a one hour multiple choice exam which will lead to a certificate from the APM. This is suitable for those who are relatively new to project management or those who require insight into project management processes and techniques. This foundational course will provides a base line understanding onto which participants can build with more advanced courses.

Wed 18
Development & Alumni Relations: Communicating with Impact (Workshop) new POSTPONED 09:00 - 14:00 Clare College, Latimer Room

Successfully managing upwards depends on your confidence, diplomacy and influencing skills.

This workshop will empower you to handle tricky situations with your manager or colleagues:

  • Benefits of ‘managing up’, what’s in it for you and them?
  • Agreeing priorities and setting realistic expectations and boundaries
  • Influencing when you don’t have authority
  • Getting clarity on delegated work and appreciating the difficulties colleagues may be facing
  • Challenging decisions in a way that is solutions-focussed and enables an open two-way discussion

You will also learn how to adapt to different personal styles in order to build an effective working relationships and understand how different drivers and motivators may affect someone else’s thinking, (why do they do that?).

April 2020

Tue 21
Development and Alumni Relations: Major Gift Officer Learning Series new (2 of 4) POSTPONED 09:00 - 17:00 Fitzwilliam College – Upper Hall 1

An intensive programme providing skills based training on capabilities and strategies for major gift fundraising within the University and Colleges.

The programme consists of four sessions over a five month period;

  • Session 1 - Donor-Centred Philanthropy
  • Session 2 - Optimising the In-Person Meeting
  • Sessions 3 & 4 - Driving Meaningful Commitment

June 2020

Mon 8
Development and Alumni Relations: Major Gift Officer Learning Series new (3 of 4) POSTPONED 09:00 - 17:00 Downing College, Howard Building

An intensive programme providing skills based training on capabilities and strategies for major gift fundraising within the University and Colleges.

The programme consists of four sessions over a five month period;

  • Session 1 - Donor-Centred Philanthropy
  • Session 2 - Optimising the In-Person Meeting
  • Sessions 3 & 4 - Driving Meaningful Commitment
Tue 9
Development and Alumni Relations: Major Gift Officer Learning Series new (4 of 4) POSTPONED 09:00 - 14:00 Downing College, Howard Building

An intensive programme providing skills based training on capabilities and strategies for major gift fundraising within the University and Colleges.

The programme consists of four sessions over a five month period;

  • Session 1 - Donor-Centred Philanthropy
  • Session 2 - Optimising the In-Person Meeting
  • Sessions 3 & 4 - Driving Meaningful Commitment
Tue 16

Have you ever been concerned about a situation and wanted to help, but didn't? Hearing a racist/sexist/homophobic joke in the tea room? Seeing an inappropriate touch of a friend? Watching a colleague wince at being belittled or interrupted in a team meeting? You're not alone, this is more common for many of us than you might think.

Come along to this short session to find out why this happens and what it means to be an active bystander. This includes simple changes and actions you can take to support others around you without confrontation and, over time, support a more inclusive environment for all of us to live and work in.

July 2020

Wed 8

Have you ever been concerned about a situation and wanted to help, but didn't? Hearing a racist/sexist/homophobic joke in the tea room? Seeing an inappropriate touch of a friend? Watching a colleague wince at being belittled or interrupted in a team meeting? You're not alone, this is more common for many of us than you might think.

Come along to this short session to find out why this happens and what it means to be an active bystander. This includes simple changes and actions you can take to support others around you without confrontation and, over time, support a more inclusive environment for all of us to live and work in.