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8 Wastes Self-taught Booking not required

An introduction to the 8 Wastes (Lean methodology), and how to spot hidden waste in your own processes.

SIPOC training Self-taught Booking not required

A short how-to guide to creating and using SIPOC analysis in process improvement

“Values are the beliefs that are important to us about the way we interact with each other, how we work together effectively towards common goals and the behaviours that we demonstrate and expect to see from our colleagues.” (Emma Rampton, Registrary)

The ourcambridge Supporting our Staff team have developed this session, to provide a follow up to the very popular ‘What do you value in life?’ workshop. In the first session, participants identified their own personal values and considered what they might mean for how they lived their life and went about their work. In this follow up session, participants will reflect further on their personal values and participate in some exercises that will help them to identify further positive actions they can take to achieve closer alignment to their values in a supportive and motivating environment.

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Date Availability
Mon 19 Jul 2021 12:00 [Places]
Tue 20 Jul 2021 11:00 [Places]
Analysing Business Processes: Where Do I Start? new Tue 18 Aug 2020   10:00 CANCELLED

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.

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.

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Date Availability
Fri 30 Apr 2021 13:30 [Full]
Thu 29 Jul 2021 13:30 [Places]

We are pleased to welcome colleagues from the Continuous Improvement Team at the University of Leicester. They have recognised that staff have to be in the “right place” (head and heart) to get involved and have been using some Creative Action Methods to help people engage imaginatively and build a safe community before starting improvement work.

During this session participants can expect to have fun, to connect with new people and gain some theory and practical techniques to support with overcoming lack of engagement and to help warm people up to contribute to lean activities and group work. Participants at the session will gain

  • An understanding of the benefits of warm up to increase engagement of participants
  • Practice in at least three techniques
  • Ideas of how the techniques can be used
  • A written guide to take away so that you can use the techniques to warm up teams

The session is all about gaining some good facilitation and coaching skills for you to utilise in your own work as well as how using playfulness and visual tools can help to engage others.

There will also be time at the end of the session to catch up with colleagues within the community

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.

Digital Resilience when remote working new Tue 20 Apr 2021   11:00 [Places]

How have your work habits changed since lockdown? In this session, we will explore how to ensure a healthy balance of work/life habits, especially at a time when we are spending more time online than ever before. We will discuss some practical tips and strategies about how to control digital burnout, and how to manage your time and energy while working remotely.

Questions to think about before this session:

  • What do you find are the best parts of working remotely?
  • What do you find are the most challenging aspects of working remotely?

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

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.

Drop In Sessions - Simplifying our Processes new Fri 16 Apr 2021   16:00   [More dates...] [Places]

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.

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Tue 20 Apr 2021 09:00 [Places]
Tue 20 Apr 2021 16:00 [Places]
Fri 23 Apr 2021 09:00 [Places]
Fri 23 Apr 2021 16:00 [Places]
Tue 27 Apr 2021 09:00 [Places]
Tue 27 Apr 2021 16:00 [Places]
Fri 30 Apr 2021 09:00 [Places]
Fri 30 Apr 2021 16:00 [Places]
Tue 4 May 2021 09:00 [Places]
Tue 4 May 2021 16:00 [Places]
Fri 7 May 2021 09:00 [Places]
Fri 7 May 2021 16:00 [Places]
Tue 11 May 2021 09:00 [Places]
Tue 11 May 2021 16:00 [Places]
Fri 14 May 2021 09:00 [Places]
Fri 14 May 2021 16:00 [Places]
Tue 18 May 2021 09:00 [Places]
Tue 18 May 2021 16:00 [Places]
Fri 21 May 2021 09:00 [Places]
Fri 21 May 2021 16:00 [Places]
Tue 25 May 2021 09:00 [Places]
Tue 25 May 2021 16:00 [Places]
Fri 28 May 2021 09:00 [Places]
Fri 28 May 2021 16:00 [Places]
Tue 1 Jun 2021 09:00 [Places]
Tue 1 Jun 2021 16:00 [Places]
Fri 4 Jun 2021 09:00 [Places]
Fri 4 Jun 2021 16:00 [Places]
Tue 8 Jun 2021 09:00 [Places]
Tue 8 Jun 2021 16:00 [Places]
Fri 11 Jun 2021 09:00 [Places]
Fri 11 Jun 2021 16:00 [Places]
Tue 15 Jun 2021 09:00 [Places]
Tue 15 Jun 2021 16:00 [Places]
Fri 18 Jun 2021 09:00 [Places]
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Fri 25 Jun 2021 09:00 [Places]
Fri 25 Jun 2021 16:00 [Places]
Tue 29 Jun 2021 09:00 [Places]
Tue 29 Jun 2021 16:00 [Places]
Effective Meetings: Focus Groups new Fri 5 Jun 2020   14:00 Finished

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.

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.

Effective Workload management focus group new Wed 12 Aug 2020   14:00 Finished

ourcambridge is leading a project focused on developing resources and tools to help and support workload management for professional services staff at the University.

This focus group will discuss the types of tools and resources that individuals, managers, and teams may find most useful. The focus group will be formed of 6 colleagues using Microsoft Teams.

The session will be led by Jenny Rampling, Senior Programme Co-ordinator

Facilitation Skills for Continuous Improvement new Tue 25 Aug 2020   09:15 CANCELLED

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

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.

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/

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Date Availability
Mon 10 May 2021 09:15 [Full]
Mon 14 Jun 2021 09:15 [Full]
Lean Practitioner Course (LCS 1b) charged Tue 22 Jun 2021   09:15 [Places]
  • The course provides an LCS accredited Lean Practitioner qualification. The course involves a 2-day training session followed by completion of a 6-week project.

https://www.leancompetency.org/

A charge of £150 is applied to this course. Payment is via PO or credit card and the booking will be confirmed on receipt of PO or confirmation of payment. Please see the payment policy https://www.training.cam.ac.uk/ourcambridge/info/payment for payment details etc.

LiL: Mentoring new Self-taught Booking not required

A curated learning path on key skills for Mentoring (both for Mentors and Mentees). This Learning Path was created originally for the UIS Mentoring Scheme, but has kindly been made available for us all.

For more resources see the University of Cambridge's LinkedIn Learning Hub.

The course can be accessed here.

LiL: Remote Working Self-taught Booking not required

A curated learning path on working remotely. For more resources see the University of Cambridge's LinkedIn Learning Hub.

The course can be accessed here.

This series of informal drop in sessions is designed to provide both new and more experienced leaders and managers, across all staff groups, with a safe space to share practice and discuss some of the challenges that can arise when supporting others to develop and strengthen their performance. Each session will start with Q&A with a panel of experienced managers drawn from across the University. This will be followed by the opportunity to discuss a scenario or question arising from the panel discussion in a smaller, more intimate break out room setting. The format is designed to facilitate peer support and learning. The sessions are not training sessions, although recommendations for training and other resources will be provided.

Times and topics

  • Thursday 15th April, 11:00-12:00, Objective setting for yourself and your team
  • Monday 26th April, 10:00-11:00, Supporting the well-being of your team
  • Tuesday 18th May, 10:00-11:00, Using coaching skills to develop others
  • Thursday 10th June, 11:00-12:00, Giving and receiving feedback well
  • Monday 28th June, 10:00-11:00, Making the most of 1:1s
  • Tuesday 13th July, 10:00-11:00, Saying thank you and celebrating success

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Date Availability
Tue 18 May 2021 10:00 [Places]
Thu 10 Jun 2021 11:00 [Places]
Mon 28 Jun 2021 10:00 [Places]
Tue 13 Jul 2021 10:00 [Places]
Managing digital distractions when remote working new Tue 27 Apr 2021   11:00 [Places]

Are we more distracted these days? We often find ourselves multi-tasking and juggling multiple digital tasks and distractions during the course of our everyday work and lives. So how can we create positive digital habits that allow us to focus and make the best of our time on screen?

Questions to think about before this session:

  • What are your biggest digital distractions?
  • What do you wish you had more time to do during the course of the day?

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

ourcambridge Champion Christmas Event new Wed 16 Dec 2020   13:30 Finished

Join is for an afternoon of Christmas activities, designed to share information and enable networking amongst champions

ourcambridge champion engagement session new Fri 28 Aug 2020   14:00 CANCELLED

Join us for an informal session where you can have your say about getting the most of being an ourcambridge champion and help shape the future of the ourcambridge programme. You will take part in a facilitated conversation by a member of the ourcambridge team.

ourcambridge champions MS Teams workshop new Fri 16 Oct 2020   15:00 Finished

An interactive workshop to determine the format and structure of the ourcambridge champions MS Teams group, including channels.

The workshop will be facilitated by a member of the ourcambridge team.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please do not sign up to this workshop if you are booked to attend the session on Tuesday 13th October

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

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