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Thursday 28 May

09:30
Introduction to Lean in HE: Making Improvements in the Workplace CANCELLED 09:30 - 16:30 Greenwich House, Edmonton Room

The course is designed to give participants an overview of Lean thinking as applied within Higher Education, and an explanation of some of the basic tools used to make improvements to processes. This session will focus on how to break down a problem and work towards a justifiable and confident decision to achieve the best outcome you can.

Monday 1 June

10:00
Effective Meetings: Focus Groups new Finished 10:00 - 10:40

This focus group provides an opportunity for you to support the ourcambridge team and contribute to the delivery of more effective and efficient meetings across the University.

Are you fed up with ineffective meetings? Or, are you already approaching meetings in an innovative way? The ourcambridge team would love your input, which will help to shape the guidance and toolkit we are producing.

The focus group will be formed of 6 colleagues using Microsoft Teams to discuss and answer a short series of questions centred around effective meetings and the guidance produced.

14:00
Effective Meetings: Focus Groups new Finished 14:00 - 14:40

This focus group provides an opportunity for you to support the ourcambridge team and contribute to the delivery of more effective and efficient meetings across the University.

Are you fed up with ineffective meetings? Or, are you already approaching meetings in an innovative way? The ourcambridge team would love your input, which will help to shape the guidance and toolkit we are producing.

The focus group will be formed of 6 colleagues using Microsoft Teams to discuss and answer a short series of questions centred around effective meetings and the guidance produced.

Tuesday 2 June

10:00
Effective Meetings: Focus Groups new Finished 10:00 - 10:40

This focus group provides an opportunity for you to support the ourcambridge team and contribute to the delivery of more effective and efficient meetings across the University.

Are you fed up with ineffective meetings? Or, are you already approaching meetings in an innovative way? The ourcambridge team would love your input, which will help to shape the guidance and toolkit we are producing.

The focus group will be formed of 6 colleagues using Microsoft Teams to discuss and answer a short series of questions centred around effective meetings and the guidance produced.

14:00
Effective Meetings: Focus Groups new CANCELLED 14:00 - 14:40

This focus group provides an opportunity for you to support the ourcambridge team and contribute to the delivery of more effective and efficient meetings across the University.

Are you fed up with ineffective meetings? Or, are you already approaching meetings in an innovative way? The ourcambridge team would love your input, which will help to shape the guidance and toolkit we are producing.

The focus group will be formed of 6 colleagues using Microsoft Teams to discuss and answer a short series of questions centred around effective meetings and the guidance produced.

Wednesday 3 June

10:00
Effective Meetings: Focus Groups new Finished 10:00 - 10:40

This focus group provides an opportunity for you to support the ourcambridge team and contribute to the delivery of more effective and efficient meetings across the University.

Are you fed up with ineffective meetings? Or, are you already approaching meetings in an innovative way? The ourcambridge team would love your input, which will help to shape the guidance and toolkit we are producing.

The focus group will be formed of 6 colleagues using Microsoft Teams to discuss and answer a short series of questions centred around effective meetings and the guidance produced.

14:00
Effective Meetings: Focus Groups new Finished 14:00 - 14:40

This focus group provides an opportunity for you to support the ourcambridge team and contribute to the delivery of more effective and efficient meetings across the University.

Are you fed up with ineffective meetings? Or, are you already approaching meetings in an innovative way? The ourcambridge team would love your input, which will help to shape the guidance and toolkit we are producing.

The focus group will be formed of 6 colleagues using Microsoft Teams to discuss and answer a short series of questions centred around effective meetings and the guidance produced.

Thursday 4 June

10:00
Effective Meetings: Focus Groups new Finished 10:00 - 10:40

This focus group provides an opportunity for you to support the ourcambridge team and contribute to the delivery of more effective and efficient meetings across the University.

Are you fed up with ineffective meetings? Or, are you already approaching meetings in an innovative way? The ourcambridge team would love your input, which will help to shape the guidance and toolkit we are producing.

The focus group will be formed of 6 colleagues using Microsoft Teams to discuss and answer a short series of questions centred around effective meetings and the guidance produced.

14:00
Effective Meetings: Focus Groups new Finished 14:00 - 14:40

This focus group provides an opportunity for you to support the ourcambridge team and contribute to the delivery of more effective and efficient meetings across the University.

Are you fed up with ineffective meetings? Or, are you already approaching meetings in an innovative way? The ourcambridge team would love your input, which will help to shape the guidance and toolkit we are producing.

The focus group will be formed of 6 colleagues using Microsoft Teams to discuss and answer a short series of questions centred around effective meetings and the guidance produced.

Friday 5 June

10:00
Effective Meetings: Focus Groups new Finished 10:00 - 10:40

This focus group provides an opportunity for you to support the ourcambridge team and contribute to the delivery of more effective and efficient meetings across the University.

Are you fed up with ineffective meetings? Or, are you already approaching meetings in an innovative way? The ourcambridge team would love your input, which will help to shape the guidance and toolkit we are producing.

The focus group will be formed of 6 colleagues using Microsoft Teams to discuss and answer a short series of questions centred around effective meetings and the guidance produced.

14:00
Effective Meetings: Focus Groups new Finished 14:00 - 14:40

This focus group provides an opportunity for you to support the ourcambridge team and contribute to the delivery of more effective and efficient meetings across the University.

Are you fed up with ineffective meetings? Or, are you already approaching meetings in an innovative way? The ourcambridge team would love your input, which will help to shape the guidance and toolkit we are producing.

The focus group will be formed of 6 colleagues using Microsoft Teams to discuss and answer a short series of questions centred around effective meetings and the guidance produced.

Monday 15 June

09:15
Facilitation Skills for Continuous Improvement new CANCELLED 09:15 - 13:00 Greenwich House, Jaffna Room

This course is designed to help delegates plan and deliver process improvement workshops and is complementary to other courses within the Business Improvement theme.

Monday 22 June

09:15
ourcambridge Speed Mentoring event new Finished 09:15 - 10:30

Have you ever wished you could get 10 minutes with a senior colleague to ask their advice on how they would handle something? Have you ever wondered how others approach challenging problems? This is your opportunity to ask. We are bringing together a panel of senior managers and leaders from across the University for a special speed mentoring session so that they can offer you their support and advice.

Speed mentoring offers you the opportunity for a series of short, focused conversations about a specific question or issue you are struggling with. You will rotate around four different mentors, spending around 10 minutes with each, to gain different perspectives on an issue you are seeking to resolve or a project you are trying to progress.

Please register for just one of these events.

Monday 22nd June 2020 Time: 09.15-10.30

Mentors:

  • Dr Litsa Biggs - Secretary of the Faculty Board of Clinical Medicine - Faculty of Clinical Medicine
  • Barney Brown - Head of Digital Communications - Office of External Affairs & Communications
  • Steve Joy - Head of Researcher Development - Researcher Development Office
  • Dan Sexton - Head of Information & Computing Services - Department of Engineering
  • Dr Holly Tilbrook - Deputy Head - Planning Resource & Allocation
  • Gillian Weale - Departmental Administrator - Department of Physics

Date: Wednesday 24th June 2020 Time: 15.45-17.00

Mentors:

  • Alice Benton - Head of Education Services - Education Quality & Policy Office
  • Dr Miriam Lynn - Equality & Diversity Consultant - Human Resources Division
  • Jay Pema - Head of Digital Services - University Library
  • Rinku Raina - Professional Development Manager - UIS
  • Vijay Samtami - Chief Information Security Officer - UIS
  • Joanna Walmsley - Head of Financial Planning & Budgeting - Finance Division

Please note you will be invited to meet four out of the six mentors listed. Due to the complexity of the scheduling, it is not possible to request particular mentors. You will be sent details of who you will be meeting and the times, in advance. If you foresee any particular difficulty, please email Freya.Villis@admin.cam.ac.uk

14:00

Have you ever wondered how senior managers balance demanding job roles and extensive workloads? The ourcambridge team have brought together an experienced panel of senior managers who are happy to share an honest insight into the realities of their workload management. The session will include the opportunity to ask questions to the panel and provide some top tips and interesting reflections.

Speakers:

  • Emma Rampton, Registrary
  • Professor Anna Vignoles, Professor of Education, Faculty of Education
  • Dr Nick Bampos, Deputy Head of Department, Department of Chemistry
  • Dr Karen Kennedy, Director of Strategic Partnerships Office

Chair/Facilitator:

Jenny Rampling, Senior Programme Co-ordinator, ourcambridge

Tuesday 23 June

10:00

A short session to look at the Lean 5S tool as a way of organising workspace and how this can help wellbeing.

In preparation for the session, please take a photograph of something that makes you happy

13:00
ourcambridge – Supporting Our Staff new Finished 13:00 - 14:00

The ourcambridge team are involved in a number of projects that aim to improve staff wellbeing and recognise the critical contribution that professional services staff make to the University. This session will provide an overview of the ourcambridge programme, how our projects aim to support staff and highlight the ways professional services staff can get involved.

Speakers:

  • Rachel Machon, Head of HR for ourcambridge and Supporting Our Staff Lead
  • Jenny Rampling - Senior Programme Coordinator
  • Claire Brind - Senior Programme Coordinator
  • Freya Villis - Senior Programme Coordinator
  • Dr Fatima Baldo - Professional Services Graduate Trainee

Wednesday 24 June

14:00
Analysing Business Processes: Where Do I Start? new CANCELLED 14:00 - 16:00 Greenwich House, Jaffna Room

This short session will provide an understanding of the principles, tools and techniques involved in Process Analysis with a view to improving business process effectiveness and efficiency. Delegates will have the opportunity to practice using the techniques that they learn via exercises designed to be enjoyable and thought provoking.

The course refers to the methodology used in conjunction with Triaster process mapping software available to users across the University of Cambridge.

15:45
ourcambridge Speed Mentoring event new Finished 15:45 - 17:00

Have you ever wished you could get 10 minutes with a senior colleague to ask their advice on how they would handle something? Have you ever wondered how others approach challenging problems? This is your opportunity to ask. We are bringing together a panel of senior managers and leaders from across the University for a special speed mentoring session so that they can offer you their support and advice.

Speed mentoring offers you the opportunity for a series of short, focused conversations about a specific question or issue you are struggling with. You will rotate around four different mentors, spending around 10 minutes with each, to gain different perspectives on an issue you are seeking to resolve or a project you are trying to progress.

Please register for just one of these events.

Monday 22nd June 2020 Time: 09.15-10.30

Mentors:

  • Dr Litsa Biggs - Secretary of the Faculty Board of Clinical Medicine - Faculty of Clinical Medicine
  • Barney Brown - Head of Digital Communications - Office of External Affairs & Communications
  • Steve Joy - Head of Researcher Development - Researcher Development Office
  • Dan Sexton - Head of Information & Computing Services - Department of Engineering
  • Dr Holly Tilbrook - Deputy Head - Planning Resource & Allocation
  • Gillian Weale - Departmental Administrator - Department of Physics

Date: Wednesday 24th June 2020 Time: 15.45-17.00

Mentors:

  • Alice Benton - Head of Education Services - Education Quality & Policy Office
  • Dr Miriam Lynn - Equality & Diversity Consultant - Human Resources Division
  • Jay Pema - Head of Digital Services - University Library
  • Rinku Raina - Professional Development Manager - UIS
  • Vijay Samtami - Chief Information Security Officer - UIS
  • Joanna Walmsley - Head of Financial Planning & Budgeting - Finance Division

Please note you will be invited to meet four out of the six mentors listed. Due to the complexity of the scheduling, it is not possible to request particular mentors. You will be sent details of who you will be meeting and the times, in advance. If you foresee any particular difficulty, please email Freya.Villis@admin.cam.ac.uk

Monday 29 June

09:30
Introduction to Lean in HE: Making Improvements in the Workplace CANCELLED 09:30 - 16:30 Greenwich House, Edmonton Room

The course is designed to give participants an overview of Lean thinking as applied within Higher Education, and an explanation of some of the basic tools used to make improvements to processes. This session will focus on how to break down a problem and work towards a justifiable and confident decision to achieve the best outcome you can.

Wednesday 1 July

09:15
Facilitation Skills for Continuous Improvement new CANCELLED 09:15 - 13:00 Greenwich House, Jaffna Room

This course is designed to help delegates plan and deliver process improvement workshops and is complementary to other courses within the Business Improvement theme.

Tuesday 21 July

10:00
Analysing Business Processes: Where Do I Start? new CANCELLED 10:00 - 12:00 Greenwich House, Jaffna Room

This short session will provide an understanding of the principles, tools and techniques involved in Process Analysis with a view to improving business process effectiveness and efficiency. Delegates will have the opportunity to practice using the techniques that they learn via exercises designed to be enjoyable and thought provoking.

The course refers to the methodology used in conjunction with Triaster process mapping software available to users across the University of Cambridge.

5S is defined as a methodology that results in a workplace that is clean, uncluttered, safe, and well organized to help reduce waste and optimize productivity. It's designed to help build a quality work environment, both physically and mentally.

This short virtual session looks at the Lean 5S tool as a way of organising workspace and how this can help wellbeing. It also draws comparisons with the Marie Kondo tidying method.

In preparation for the session, please take a photograph of something that makes you happy.

You will receive joining instructions a few days before the session with instructions on where to upload your photographs.

Wednesday 29 July

09:30
Introduction to Lean in HE: Making Improvements in the Workplace CANCELLED 09:30 - 16:30 Greenwich House, Edmonton Room

The course is designed to give participants an overview of Lean thinking as applied within Higher Education, and an explanation of some of the basic tools used to make improvements to processes. This session will focus on how to break down a problem and work towards a justifiable and confident decision to achieve the best outcome you can.

Thursday 30 July

09:15
Facilitation Skills for Continuous Improvement new CANCELLED 09:15 - 13:00 Greenwich House, Jaffna Room

This course is designed to help delegates plan and deliver process improvement workshops and is complementary to other courses within the Business Improvement theme.

Tuesday 18 August

10:00
Analysing Business Processes: Where Do I Start? new CANCELLED 10:00 - 12:00 Greenwich House, Jaffna Room

This short session will provide an understanding of the principles, tools and techniques involved in Process Analysis with a view to improving business process effectiveness and efficiency. Delegates will have the opportunity to practice using the techniques that they learn via exercises designed to be enjoyable and thought provoking.

The course refers to the methodology used in conjunction with Triaster process mapping software available to users across the University of Cambridge.