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Monday 12 April

09:00

This is a City and Guilds accredited course which will provide delegates with an understanding of the risks and the legal requirements under the Approved Code of Practice Legionnaires' disease. The control of legionella bacteria in water systems 2013.

09:15

The course is designed to give participants an overview of the history and principles of the Lean methodology, and an explanation of some of the basic tools used to make improvements to processes. This session will provide some basic tools that can be used immediately to facilitate a continuous improvement way of working

This course is accredited with the LCS (Lean Competency System), a certificate will be provided on completion of a short assessment.

Details regarding LCS can be found here - https://www.leancompetency.org/

10:00
Introduction to CHRIS - Electric Finished 10:00 - 14:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

Bookings for this course and any other HR Systems Training courses are placed on hold in response to the rapidly changing events due to COVID-19. HR Systems Training Courses are being delivered via Microsoft Teams. Please email Hazel at chris.training@admin.cam.ac.uk to schedule training.

This course is for New CHRIS Users.

Whilst primarily aimed at new departmental administrators who will have HR responsibilities within their department, it is also suitable for those who work within Finance.

The course is an introduction to the system and covers:

  • Personal details, address, contact details, key dates
  • Employment details for individuals including items such as grade, salary, hours and limit of tenure
  • Costing details
  • How your department is structured on CHRIS and the posts it contains
  • An overview of how the system is used to record absence (sickness, maternity, paternity etc) for individuals
11:30

Do you have an idea for a new Community of Practice? Or perhaps you have an existing group that you think might be suitable to become a Community of Practice. If, after looking at the guidance on the CoPs Sharepoint Hub, you would like to talk through your plans with a member of the CoP Support Group (CSG), then these 30min drop in sessions are for you!

Please note, these sessions are informal, 1-2-1 meetings where colleagues can ask for advice and guidance from the Communities of Practice support team. If there is more than of you working on an idea together, we suggest one of you book on and invites the other(s) CoP initiator(s)/leader(s). We will assume you have already familiarised yourself with the information and guidance on the Sharepoint, and have already begun to develop your ideas for a CoP.

12:00

Do you have an idea for a new Community of Practice? Or perhaps you have an existing group that you think might be suitable to become a Community of Practice. If, after looking at the guidance on the CoPs Sharepoint Hub, you would like to talk through your plans with a member of the CoP Support Group (CSG), then these 30min drop in sessions are for you!

Please note, these sessions are informal, 1-2-1 meetings where colleagues can ask for advice and guidance from the Communities of Practice support team. If there is more than of you working on an idea together, we suggest one of you book on and invites the other(s) CoP initiator(s)/leader(s). We will assume you have already familiarised yourself with the information and guidance on the Sharepoint, and have already begun to develop your ideas for a CoP.

Reimagining Professional Services (RPS) is one of 13 projects which make up the University’s Recovery Plan. Join us for an informal question and answer session on RPS with Academic Secretary, Mike Glover.

The session follows Issue Two of The Cat’s Whiskers, the exclusive vlog for ourcambridge champions, in which Mike Glover talks to Kate Maxwell and Rachel Machon about RPS and his hopes for the future.

13:00
Present your Research (STEMM) new Finished 13:00 - 15:00 Online


Whether you are new to presenting, looking to speak at your first conference, or wanting important tips to finesse your delivery, this is the course for you.


Before attending this online session you will have to prepare a 5 minute presentation. You will deliver your presentation to the rest of the participants and receive feedback.

14:00
Medicine: Risk of Bias Assessment - Systematic Reviews (for University and NHS) Finished 14:00 - 15:30 Cambridge University Libraries Online

This course will help you understand how to undertake a risk of bias assessment of a systematic review, assessing its reliability, trustworthiness, and applicability. The session uses the ROBIS tool to assess a preselected published systematic review.

We ask that you read a paper that will be provided before you attend the session, in order for us to make the best use of the time together.

UPDATE: Please note that this session is taking place remotely, not in the Medical Library as previously advertised. Please do not go to the Medical Library training room. You will be contacted by the training team with information about how to join the session remotely.

Please note: this session may be recorded. By signing up for the session, you register your consent for recording to take place. Please email librarytraining@medschl.cam.ac.uk if you have any questions about this.

Leadership and Management Level 5 Q&A Session Finished 14:00 - 14:30 N/A - MS Teams

This session is an opportunity for you to ask questions and to find out more about the development opportunity that Cambridge is offering you – to join the Leadership and Management Level 5 Programme in partnership with Corndel.

We are looking to explore what interest there is at this current time in this Leadership Level 5 apprenticeship and hope that there will be sufficient interest to establish a University-wide cohort. By establishing University-wide cohorts, we are looking to encourage more departments to use apprenticeships as a way to provide focused, professional development for staff. Participants will have the advantage of a peer group to work through the programme with. Cambridge University Press and Cambridge Assessment are also potentially interested in joining in with this.

Edmund Harper of Corndel, our approved training provider for this programme, will be available to ask any questions or concerns that you may have before submitting your expression of interest.

For a cohort to run, there is a minimum of 18-20 people required. Depending on the level of interest shown, it is intended that the apprenticeship will start on 27th May 2021. Entry to these cohorts will be by application and is open to all University employees who meet the eligibility criteria.

A link to the session will be sent with the joining instructions when your booking is confirmed.

Further information from the provider, Corndel.

Apprenticeship guidance.

Tuesday 13 April

09:00

A series of 30 minute drop-in sessions to talk with one of the Simplifying our Processes team. We offer expert, impartial advice relating all things process improvement and want to support our colleagues on their own continuous improvement journeys.

Please note, these sessions are informal, 1-2-1 meetings where colleagues can ask for advice and guidance from the Simplifying our Processes team. These are not workshops or taught sessions.

The Simplifying our Processes team will be available 9-10 and 4-5 every Tuesday and Friday - each hour can be split into two sessions of 30 minutes depending on demand.

09:15

The course is designed to give participants an overview of the history and principles of the Lean methodology, and an explanation of some of the basic tools used to make improvements to processes. This session will provide some basic tools that can be used immediately to facilitate a continuous improvement way of working

This course is accredited with the LCS (Lean Competency System), a certificate will be provided on completion of a short assessment.

Details regarding LCS can be found here - https://www.leancompetency.org/

09:30
Lifting and Manual Handling Finished 09:30 - 11:00 Greenwich House, Jaffna Room

This awareness training is for all staff who are regularly involved in moving and carrying loads and setting up equipment etc. The course involves theory, video and a practical demonstration by the instructor.

Also available to deliver in departments and colleges where a more bespoke course maybe useful. See Unscheduled events for more details.

Do you get nervous when teaching or lecturing? Do you get the results you want from your communications with others at work? Does presenting remotely feel like an additional obstacle to overcome?

This individually focused and completely confidential one-to-one coaching session for Cambridge staff with teaching responsibilities will help you refine your teaching and presentation skills, assist you to speak more confidently, and develop new approaches to your communication in a wide range of professional situations. As well as learning some strategies for to holding the attention of a room full of students or peers – or monitor full of viewers.

Constructive feedback will give you insight into your speaking style, how you come across to others, and how well your ideas are communicated. Coaching will focus on your individual requirements, ranging from practical points about elocution and vocal projection, to holding the attention of a room of students and structuring a compelling lecture or presentation.

Virtual - GL 2: Reporting in the General Ledger (1 of 2) Finished 09:30 - 12:30 Finance Division, At Participant's Desk

This course provides users the opportunity to run General Ledger reports and how to interpret them when managing departmental funds.

Core Statistics (ONLINE LIVE TRAINING) (1 of 3) Finished 09:30 - 17:30 Bioinformatics Training Facility - Online LIVE Training (Time Zone = BST (GMT+1) in Summer, GMT in Winter)

PLEASE NOTE that this course will be taught live online, with tutors available to help you throughout if have any questions. All resources and lectures will be recorded and uploaded to the course VLE page so that you will be able to access that information even if technical or time zone restrictions means that you aren't able to join us for all of the live sessions.

This award winning virtually delivered course is intended to provide a strong foundation in practical statistics and data analysis using the R or Python software environments. The underlying philosophy of the course is to treat statistics as a practical skill rather than as a theoretical subject and as such the course focuses on methods for addressing real-life issues in the biological sciences.

There are three core goals for this course:

  1. Use R or Python confidently for statistics and data analysis
  2. Be able to analyse datasets using standard statistical techniques
  3. Know which tests are and are not appropriate

Both R and Python are free software environments that are suitable for statistical and data analysis.

In this course, we explore classical statistical analysis techniques starting with simple hypothesis testing and building up to linear models and power analyses. The focus of the course is on practical implementation of these techniques and developing robust statistical analysis skills rather than on the underlying statistical theory.

After the course you should feel confident to be able to select and implement common statistical techniques using R or Python and moreover know when, and when not, to apply these techniques.

Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge Raven account you will need to book or register your interest by linking here.

10:00
Medicine: Critical Appraisal for NHS Staff (for NHS staff only) new Finished 10:00 - 11:00 Cambridge University Libraries Online

This course will help you understand how to critically evaluate medical research articles, with a particular emphasis on evaluating the reliability, trustworthiness, and applicability of an article in informing evidence-based practice and decision-making in a healthcare context.

We will send you the article in advance, and it is a prerequisite that you read it before attending the session, and bring a copy with you to class.

UPDATE: Please note that this session is taking place remotely, not in the Medical Library as previously advertised. Please do not go to the Medical Library training room. You will be contacted by the training team with information about how to join the session remotely.

Please note: this session may be recorded. By signing up for the session, you register your consent for recording to take place. Please email librarytraining@medschl.cam.ac.uk if you have any questions about this.

10:30

Do you get nervous when teaching or lecturing? Do you get the results you want from your communications with others at work? Does presenting remotely feel like an additional obstacle to overcome?

This individually focused and completely confidential one-to-one coaching session for Cambridge staff with teaching responsibilities will help you refine your teaching and presentation skills, assist you to speak more confidently, and develop new approaches to your communication in a wide range of professional situations. As well as learning some strategies for to holding the attention of a room full of students or peers – or monitor full of viewers.

Constructive feedback will give you insight into your speaking style, how you come across to others, and how well your ideas are communicated. Coaching will focus on your individual requirements, ranging from practical points about elocution and vocal projection, to holding the attention of a room of students and structuring a compelling lecture or presentation.

11:00

This discussion based workshop will provide an opportunity for an update on the recent exciting additions to support for disabled library users and the work of the DRC. As a response to the unusual circumstances we are all finding ourselves in the majority of the workshop will build on example scenarios to discuss and get feedback on the most accessible and effective strategies for the pandemic and beyond.

The workshop will be delivered by Patrick Dowson (Accessibility Services Manager) and Lindsay Jones (Accessibility Services Coordinator) from the Libraries Accessibility Services team. They are dedicated to providing equal library access for all students across the university, including providing alternate formats for disabled students. They will be joined by Kirsty Wayland, Disability Development Consultant at the DRC. This session will be on line via Microsoft Teams.

In this session we will discuss some digital wellbeing techniques and tools to improve your focus and ability to switch off. We’ll talk about a framework of how we work with technology collectively. The concept of Digital Culture - Work Design will also be introduced, to show how to create positive digital habits when remote working, leading to a healthy, creative and productive digital life.

Questions to think about before this session:

  • What is our relationship with technology?
  • What can we do about it?

These events are sponsored by ourcambridge and UIS as part of the Digital Workplace Programme.

11:30

Do you get nervous when teaching or lecturing? Do you get the results you want from your communications with others at work? Does presenting remotely feel like an additional obstacle to overcome?

This individually focused and completely confidential one-to-one coaching session for Cambridge staff with teaching responsibilities will help you refine your teaching and presentation skills, assist you to speak more confidently, and develop new approaches to your communication in a wide range of professional situations. As well as learning some strategies for to holding the attention of a room full of students or peers – or monitor full of viewers.

Constructive feedback will give you insight into your speaking style, how you come across to others, and how well your ideas are communicated. Coaching will focus on your individual requirements, ranging from practical points about elocution and vocal projection, to holding the attention of a room of students and structuring a compelling lecture or presentation.

12:30
Voice Workshop 1 new Finished 12:30 - 13:30

This series of four voice workshops, led by Professor Helen Odell-Miller OBE from Anglia Ruskin University, will focus upon wellbeing through vocal exercises and singing, which will be fun, relaxing and non-demanding. No prior musical knowledge or singing experience is needed and sessions will be accessible for all, whether you are a seasoned singer, or new to it. The workshops aim to improve motivation and the ability to concentrate, relax and connect. In addition participants will have time to focus upon their wellbeing and achieving their full potential.

Research shows that using the voice creatively, can motivate and enable our wellbeing and functioning, particularly when recovering from illness. The workshops will facilitate expression, social interaction, intellectual stimulation, fun and connection, through virtual vocal interaction, including movement.

What to expect The four stand-alone workshops across four weeks will include relaxation exercises, vocal warm-ups, vocal exercises and small group work in breakout rooms which, for those interested, could also include song writing.

Participants can keep their microphone off so no one can hear you; equally you can interact with others using your voice with the microphone on at certain points in the workshops if you prefer.

Limited places Due to the nature of the sessions, places on the Voice Workshops will be limited, with a waiting list in operation. If you have a place, please make every effort to attend, or let the EDI Team know if for any reason you will be unable to use your place so it can be offered to someone else in good time.

The facilitator Professor Helen Odell-Miller OBE is a Music Therapist and Director of the Cambridge Institute for Music Therapy Research at Anglia Ruskin University.

Joining instructions will be provided on your booking confirmation email.

13:30

Do you get nervous when teaching or lecturing? Do you get the results you want from your communications with others at work? Does presenting remotely feel like an additional obstacle to overcome?

This individually focused and completely confidential one-to-one coaching session for Cambridge staff with teaching responsibilities will help you refine your teaching and presentation skills, assist you to speak more confidently, and develop new approaches to your communication in a wide range of professional situations. As well as learning some strategies for to holding the attention of a room full of students or peers – or monitor full of viewers.

Constructive feedback will give you insight into your speaking style, how you come across to others, and how well your ideas are communicated. Coaching will focus on your individual requirements, ranging from practical points about elocution and vocal projection, to holding the attention of a room of students and structuring a compelling lecture or presentation.

14:00


It’s that time of year: the report is looming on the horizon and the reality of writing is here!

In this workshop we will discuss the function of the first-year report, we will introduce several writing exercises, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and if there is time maybe even do some writing.

14:30

Do you get nervous when teaching or lecturing? Do you get the results you want from your communications with others at work? Does presenting remotely feel like an additional obstacle to overcome?

This individually focused and completely confidential one-to-one coaching session for Cambridge staff with teaching responsibilities will help you refine your teaching and presentation skills, assist you to speak more confidently, and develop new approaches to your communication in a wide range of professional situations. As well as learning some strategies for to holding the attention of a room full of students or peers – or monitor full of viewers.

Constructive feedback will give you insight into your speaking style, how you come across to others, and how well your ideas are communicated. Coaching will focus on your individual requirements, ranging from practical points about elocution and vocal projection, to holding the attention of a room of students and structuring a compelling lecture or presentation.

15:30

Do you get nervous when teaching or lecturing? Do you get the results you want from your communications with others at work? Does presenting remotely feel like an additional obstacle to overcome?

This individually focused and completely confidential one-to-one coaching session for Cambridge staff with teaching responsibilities will help you refine your teaching and presentation skills, assist you to speak more confidently, and develop new approaches to your communication in a wide range of professional situations. As well as learning some strategies for to holding the attention of a room full of students or peers – or monitor full of viewers.

Constructive feedback will give you insight into your speaking style, how you come across to others, and how well your ideas are communicated. Coaching will focus on your individual requirements, ranging from practical points about elocution and vocal projection, to holding the attention of a room of students and structuring a compelling lecture or presentation.

16:00

A series of 30 minute drop-in sessions to talk with one of the Simplifying our Processes team. We offer expert, impartial advice relating all things process improvement and want to support our colleagues on their own continuous improvement journeys.

Please note, these sessions are informal, 1-2-1 meetings where colleagues can ask for advice and guidance from the Simplifying our Processes team. These are not workshops or taught sessions.

The Simplifying our Processes team will be available 9-10 and 4-5 every Tuesday and Friday - each hour can be split into two sessions of 30 minutes depending on demand.