Programme for
2014/15

Programme for 
2013/14

Course Details

Active Stress Reduction

Event Description

 

Date:

To be confirmed

Time:

12.00 pm - 1.30 pm

 

Designed for:

All staff who want do develop personal coping strategies

 

Content:

 - Where is all this stress coming from?

 - What am I going to do about it?

 - Planning to 'chill out'


Aims/Aimed at

This short lunchtime session will help staff to actively reduce the effects of stress on their lives


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Stress, Coping, Resilience, Relaxation

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Adaptive Assessment with QuestionMark Perception

Event Description

Date:   5 November 2014      Please note that this session has been cancelled.  It is planned to rescheduled for early 2015.

Time: 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Content: Adaptive testing is a form of testing that dynamically adapts the test questions to the user’s level of ability. Combined with different levels of feedback in a formative setting adaptive computerised testing can provide unique and active learning experiences.

This workshop will provide an opportunity to consider how jump blocks and branching can be used in QuestionMark to build adaptive computerized tests.


Aims/Aimed at

Designed for:  Staff interested in Computer Assisted Assessment (CAA) who are familiar with QuestionMark and wish to take advantage of some of its advanced features.


Pre-requisites

Experience of using QuestionMark Perception to develop a bank of questions and assessments


Booking Information

Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other, then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Assessment and Giving Feedback
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Assessment, QuestionMark, QuestionMark Perception

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 028 9097 1447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

Adobe Photoshop 1: Basic Digital Image Editing [3 hours]

Event Description

Dates:

Tuesday 03 February 2015

Tuesday 17 February 2015

Times:

09:30 - 12:30

14:00 - 17:00

Adobe Photoshop is a popular and professional image manipulation package allowing you to work with greyscale and colour images in a variety of formats for use in printed documents, presentations and Web pages. This PC-based course will introduce participants to some of the more useful tools in the Adobe Photoshop repertoire and will provide an opportunity for practical work using the Adobe Photoshop environment. Participants will learn how to enhance images by cleaning, cropping, cloning, red eye removal, colour replacement and rotation. The course will also cover desaturation of images, applying original colour to specific items, image annotation and picture properties.


Aims/Aimed at

Staff with little or no previous experience of using Photoshop who want to learn how to manipulate and tailor images.


Pre-requisites

Familiarity with Windows and file management is essential.


Booking Information

Book via iTrent


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Multimedia - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Images, Image editing, Photoshop, Photoshop Tools, Cropping, Cleaning, Red Eye Removal, Colouring, Image anonotation

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Adobe Photoshop 2: Further Topics in Adobe Photoshop [1 day]

Event Description

 

Dates:

Tuesday 03 March 2015

Tuesday 14 April 2015

Times:

9:30 - 16:30

This course provides a continuation of the Basic Digital Image Editing Using Adobe Photoshop course for those wishing to further their knowledge of the popular image manipulation software. Topics covered include how images from Photoshop can be used in applications such as Word, PowerPoint or Publisher and how to save images using different image formats and colour modes for printing and Web content. Along with demonstrations, the session will involve practical work on projects (to be decided by the group) and will cover more advanced topics including working with layers, colour management, image repair and improvement, and other manipulation effects.


Aims/Aimed at

Staff with some experience of Adobe Photoshop who wish to advance their knowledge of image manipulation.


Pre-requisites

Attendance at the Basic Digital Image Editing Using Adobe Photoshop course or a similar level of familiarity.


Booking Information

Book via iTrent


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Multimedia - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Photoshop, Image Formats, Colour Modes, Image Printing, Images for the Web

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Adobe Photoshop 3: Digital Skills and Efficiencies using Adobe Photoshop [1 Day]

Event Description

Date:

Tuesday 28 April 2015

Time:

09:30 - 16:30

This course is a continuation of the Further Topics in Adobe Photoshop course and it presents an opportunity to enhance your skills and gain knowledge on (as yet) unexplored functions that optimise your time whilst minimising repetitive keystrokes / mouse usage. Various technical, graphical, photographic and fonts skills will be covered within the course to help you best prepare images for inclusion in flyers, adverts, leaflets or as web buttons. The course will also include additional image enhancements, colouring up and introduction to colour wheels, monochromes and paths (for selection and text). To help make your Photoshop sessions more efficient you will learn how to 1. use and create actions for general purpose tasks (cropping, resizing, colour toning, inverting, saturating or de-saturating, bordering, etc.); 2. create a web gallery using a folder of images that allow web users to view image information and provide feedback; 3. use time savers such as Actions and Batch Processing.


Aims/Aimed at

Staff who need to optimise and manage their time and maintain standards within digital image editing.


Pre-requisites

This course requires prior knowledge of the Further Topics session (or similar level of familiarity); good file management and Windows knowledge are essential.


Booking Information

Book via iTrent


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Multimedia - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Photoshop, Image Libraries, Advanced Techniques

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Advanced Word Processing: Making Best Use of Word

Event Description

Date

Friday 15 May 2015

Time

09:30 - 16:00

This course concentrates on useful features of Word 2013 such as creating master and subdocuments, tracking changes and use of form fields. Auto Text and Quick Parts will also be covered, along with an overview of macros, which can be used to automate repetitive tasks. Participants will learn how to increase their efficiency when word processing long documents by using tools such as styles, templates, bookmarks, table of contents, indexing, captions and references.


Aims/Aimed at

People with some experience in using Word who wish to extend their knowledge. This course will also benefit those sitting the Advanced ECDL module in Word.


Pre-requisites

Some experience in using Word.


Booking Information

Book via iTrent


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Word Processing - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Advanced Word processing, Long docments,Tables, Master and Subdocuments, Track Changes, Macros, Styles, Templates, Bookmarks, Table of contents, Indexing, Captions, References, ECDL Advanced

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

An Introduction to Queen’s Online for Learning and Teaching

Event Description

Date:    17 September 2014

Time:   2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Additional course on:  21 January 2015, 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

20 participants maximum

Content:

Queen’s Online is a secure, integrated web-based environment for Queen’s staff and students. The workshop will give you an opportunity to explore the main features, such as resources, communication tools, online submission tool and other Queen’s Online features.

 

 

 

 


Aims/Aimed at

Designed for: Staff interested in how Queen’s Onlinecan be used to deliver and support learning and teaching.


Pre-requisites

You must be registered to use Queen’s Onlinewith access to one of your modules.


Booking Information

Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Design and Planning of Learning Activities
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Queen's Online, Learning and Teaching

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 028 9097 1447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

Applying your research to policy agendas

Event Description


Date:

22 October 2014

19 May 2015

Time:

9.30 am - 1.00 pm

 

Designed for:

Researchers who are interested in using the results of their research beyond academia to influence policy makers/service providers in the public, private and community and voluntary sectors.  The course will focus primarily on social sciences-type research, rather than technical sciences.

 

Content:

  • Session 1: Power and Influence
  • Session 2: What's special about your Research
  • Session 3: Influencing the Influencers
  • Session 4: Hints and Tips

Aims/Aimed at

  • To enable staff to identify the key entities they wish to influence
  • To examine how to influence positively
  • To have produced an action plan by the end of the session on the key steps they need to take in order that their research influences policy

Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff.


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Communication Skills, Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: Influencing, Policy, Government, Research, Engagement, Impact

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 90976590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Basic Fire Awareness

Event Description

 

Dates for this course will be organised when a sufficient number of staff have indicated an interest to attend by registering on iTrent.  Staff will then be contacted with dates.

 

Designed for:

Staff members who do not have access to IT facilities to complete the online training package.


Aims/Aimed at

To provide basic fire safety advice and fire evacuation procedures.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff

 


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Health and Safety
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Safety, Evacuation, Fire, Procedures

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Becoming a Fellow of the HE Academy

Event Description

Date:     29 April 2015

Time:   2.00 pm – 4.30 pm

16 participants maximum

Content:

  • What is the Professional Standards Framework?
  • The four HEA descriptor levels – which should you apply for?
  • The HEA professional areas of activity to the covered in an application
  • The HEA core knowledge and professional values
  • Working your way through the application process
  • Planning an HEA application
  • Feedback on draft applications (where applicable)

Aims/Aimed at

Designed for:  Staff who wish to put in an application to be an Associate Fellow, Fellow, Senior Fellow or Principal Fellow of the HE Academy

Aims:

To support staff who wish to apply to the HE Academy at one of the four possible levels; to provide information about the process and to discuss with staff what might go into an application to meet the HEA professional standards framework


Booking Information

Registration

Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other, then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Engage in CPD in Subjects/Disciplines and their Pedagogy
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: HE Academy, Fellow of HE Academy, Associate Fellow, Senior Fellow, Principal Fellow, Fellow, HEA

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 028 9097 1447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

Being an Adviser of Studies

Event Description

Date: 1 October 2014

Time:  10.00 pm – 12.30 pm

Additional Course on:  23 June 2015, 10.00 am – 12.30 pm

16 participants maximum

Content:

  • The role of an adviser: what are the key tasks?
  • Guiding students’ choice of modules
  • Facilities and resources available for student support
  • An Adviser’s role in student performance and progress
  • Dealing with typical student issues and problem areas

Aims/Aimed at

Designed for:  New and more experienced Advisers of Studies.

Aim:  The workshop provides a forum for discussion of the key roles and responsibilities of an Adviser of Studies, based on the Queen’s Code of Practice.


Booking Information

Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Student Support and Guidance
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Student Support, Guidance, Adviser of Studies, Queen's Code of Practice

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 028 9097 1447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

Behaving Assertively

Event Description

 

Date:

20 March 2015

Time:

12.00 pm - 1.00 pm

 

Designed for:

All staff who want to develop personal coping strategies

 

Content:

- How we communicate

- Assertive, agressive, passive

- Some simple techniques to be more assertive


Aims/Aimed at

This short lunchtime session will help staff to communicate assertively by understanding assertiveness better and using simple techniques


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Stress, Communication skills, Aggressive, Coping, Assertive

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Beyond Google

Event Description

Search engines such as Google fail to cover a large amount of the academic information available on the internet. This includes the content of many databases, e-journals, e-books and other research resources such as newspaper archives. This course will provide you with the opportunity to access and search this hidden information using library resources. It will also compare the search strategies required for Google Scholar and Google Books with those required for library resources.

Aims/Aimed at

The aim of the course is to help you evaluate the effectiveness of Google Scholar, Google Books and QSearch for your research

Booking Information

Register for the course via Queen’s Online: www.qol.qub.ac.uk. Then, click on the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff.
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Library Training for Academic and Research Staff
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Google, internet, web, search engines, searching, journals, books, databases, newspapers, library, ebooks, ejournals

Course Contact Details

Name: Dan Holden
Telephone: 6276
Email: d.holden@qub.ac.uk

Career Development for Support Staff

Event Description

 

Dates:

9 October 2014

19 January 2015

24 April 2015

 

Time:

9.30 am - 3.00 pm

 

Venue:

Training Room A, 7 Lennoxvale  

 

Designed for:

Support staff

 

Content:

  • Diagnosing training needs
  • Using workplace opportunities and experience
  • Assessing promotability
  • Making yourself 'visible'
  • Preparing for interviews

Aims/Aimed at

To provide techniques to help staff prepare for career opportunities that might arise in the future


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: All Staff, Clerical and Library Assistants, Technical
Keywords: Career, Personal development, Training needs, Interview skills

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Career Exploration for Researchers

Event Description

 

Dates:

22 January 2015

26 May 2015

Time:

9.30 am - 1.00 pm

 

Exploring the match between the person you are and the job you do. 

Topics will include: 

  • Work-Life Questionnaire
  • Finding fulfilment from work 
  • Identifying the skills you have to offer
  • Career modelling: Designing a career that fits
  • Measuring your strengths 
  • Alternative careers for researchers

Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: www.qol.qub.ac.uk then click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qol.qub.ac.uk
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Personal and Career Development, Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Committee Servicing

Event Description

 

Dates:

6 October 2014

31 March 2015

 

Time:

9.15 am - 1.00 pm

 

Designed for:

Staff who have previously attended the course 'Effective Minute Taking' and who service committees, or will do so in the future, and wish to brush up on or acquire committee servicing.

 

Content:

  • Understanding the University's committee structure - purpose and formal responsibilities of a committee
  • Understanding formats and procedures
  • The role of a committee secretary
  • Constructing and writing an agenda for committee meetings
  • Preparation of papers for consideration by a committee
  • Working with the committee Chair - giving support to the Chair and gaining co-operation
  • Undertaking action in relation to decisions taken by a committee

Aims/Aimed at

To investigate ways of making the process of committee servicing more effective and efficient.


Pre-requisites

Staff must have previously attended Effective Minute Taking.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Administrative Skills, Communication Skills
Staff Categories: All Staff, Clerical and Library Assistants
Keywords: Secretarial, Clerical, Planning, Chairperson, Papers, Agenda, Committees, Organisation

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Computer Workstation Risk Assessment

Event Description

 

Dates:

19 November 2014

9 February 2015

19 May 2015

 

Time:

9.30 am - 12.30 pm

 

Designed for:

Staff who have been appointed as Computer Workstation Assessors

 

Content:

·         What are the possible health effects relating to computer use?

 

·         How do you improve the layout of the computer workstation?

 

·         Case studies – examples of good and poor practice

 

·         Workstation assessment practical

 


Aims/Aimed at

To provide the staff with sufficient knowledge and understanding to enable them to undertake risk assessments of computer workstations in their workplace.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Health and Safety
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Safety, Workstation, Assessors, Risk Assessment, Computer

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Control of Noise and Vibration at Work

Event Description

 

Dates for this course will be organised when enough staff have indicated an interest to attend by registering on iTrent.  Staff will then be contacted with dates.

 

Designed for: 

Staff who may be exposed to noise and vibration in the course of their work.

 

Content:

·         Control of Noise at Work (NI) Regs 2006

·         Control of Vibration at Work (NI) Regs 2005

·         Risk assessment and measurements

·         Action and limit values

·         Control measures

·         Personal protective equipment and ear protection

 

 


Aims/Aimed at

To raise awareness of the risks to health associated with exposure to elevated levels of noise and vibration.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff

 


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Health and Safety
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Safety, Noise, Vibration, Risk Assessment, Control, Protection

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (CoSHH)

Event Description

 

Dates:

3 December 2014

27 January 2015

14 April 2015

 

Time:

10.00 am - 12.30 pm

 

Designed for:

Departmental CoSHH Supervisors, project/research leaders, technical staff in supervisory roles and indeed all staff who work with potentially hazardous substances or infectious material

 

Content:

  • COSHH Regulations 2003, the legal framework
  • Conducting a risk assessment
  • Strategies to control the hazards
  • Procedures in case of an emergency
  • Record keeping
  • Environmental protection
  • Evaluation procedures

 


Aims/Aimed at

 

To raise awareness of responsibilities under the COSHH Regulations and what is required to comply with them.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Health and Safety
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Safety, COSHH, Hazardous Substances, Regulations, Risk Assessment, Emergency Procedures, Environment

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Coping with Change

Event Description

 

Date:

To be confirmed

Time:

12.00 pm - 1.30 pm

 

Designed for:

All staff who want to develop personal coping strategies Content: - Change happens! - What's your attitude to change? - Some techniques to help you feel positive about change in your life


Aims/Aimed at

This short lunchtime session will help provide individuals with strategies to cope with change


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Change, Coping, Resilience, Handling stress

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Copyright for Teaching

Event Description

This session will consider the use of copyright materials for teaching purposes and outline the role of current licensing arrangements in allowing the creation of teaching materials.

Aims/Aimed at

Academic staff

Booking Information

10.00 am - 11.30 am, 16 November 2011 The McClay Library, Training Room 2 10.00 am - 11.30 am, 22 February 2012 The McClay Library, Training Room 2
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s):
Staff Categories:

Course Contact Details

Name: John Knowles
Telephone: 6232
Email: j.knowles@qub.ac.uk

Excel: Creating Charts Using Excel [3 hours]

Event Description

Date

Thursday 19 March 2015

Time

09:30 - 12:30

This specialised course looks at the charting feature in Excel 2013 and discusses some of the different types of charts that can be created, in particular, line, scatter, pie, bar and column charts. It also covers how to edit scientific or statistical charts to include features such as secondary axes and error bars and how to format charts, both manually and by using the new chart styles available in Excel 2010. Participants will be able to practise creating and formatting different types of charts by completing a series of exercises and will also learn how to set the default chart type and how to create a chart template.


Aims/Aimed at

Staff who wish to learn more about displaying data graphically and those interested in taking the ECDL Advanced module in Spreadsheets.


Pre-requisites

Previous attendance at Excel 1: Essentials or a similar level of experience of using Excel 2007 or 2010.


Booking Information

Book via iTrent


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Spreadsheets - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Excel, Spreadsheets, Charts, Axes, Error bars, Chart Styles, ECDL Advanced

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Creating Interactive Learning Resources Using Excel 2013

Event Description

Date:   11 March 2015

Time:  2.00 pm - 5.00 pm

Content:

In this practical workshop staff will be introduced to some of the advanced features of Excel 2013 which can be used to create interactive spreadsheets suitable for simple quizzes or basic models.  Participants will be given the opportunity to try out some of the form tools available in Excel including Combo Boxes, Check Boxes, Spin Buttons and Option Buttons.  Practical exercises will also involve creating nested IF statements to generate feedback and how to format and protect worksheets in order to hide content.

 


Aims/Aimed at

Designed for:  Staff who would like to use Excel 2013 to develop interactive forms and quizzes to support students’ independent study.


Pre-requisites

This is an advanced Excel course therefore participants should have significant previous experience of using Excel 2013.


Booking Information

Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Teaching and/or Supporting Student Learning
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Teaching, Student Learning, Interactive, Learning Resources, Excel 2013, Combo Boxes, Check Boxes, Spin Buttons, Option Buttons, nested IF statements, Format worksheets, Protect worksheets.

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 028 9097 1447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

Creating Screen Shots and Training Materials using Word and SnagIt [3 hours]

Event Description

Date

Friday 01 May 2015

Time

09:30 - 12:00

SnagIt is a popular application for capturing screen images for use in printed documents or the Web. Most training materials produced by the IT Training and Assessment Unit are created using SnagIt and Word. SnagIt can also be used to record mouse movements and capture onscreen activity in the form of a video file or to capture text from a screen or the images from a Web site. This course provides an introduction to using SnagIt and will cover topics such as capture profiles, profile settings, saving in different formats, resizing images, using special effects and paint tools. The course will also cover how to create a set of instructions/practical documents using Word and the SnagIt captures.


Aims/Aimed at

Staff with little or no experience of using SnagIt who want to learn about capturing images or mouse movements from a screen to create a practical document or set of instructions.


Pre-requisites

Previous experience of file management and of using Microsoft Word 2007 or 2010.


Booking Information

Book via iTrent


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Specialist - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Image Capture, Image Annotation, SnagIt, Training Document

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Curriculum Design

Event Description

Date:  12 November 2014

Time: 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

16 participants maximum

It would be helpful if participants brought a module specification with them.

Content: 

  • HE context for curriculum design
  • Aligning module content, learning outcomes and assessment
  • Distinguishing between aims and learning outcomes
  • Writing knowledge and ability learning outcomes
  • Learning outcomes and stage of study
  • Aligning assessment with learning outcomes

Aims/Aimed at

Designed for:  Academic staff, research staff, teaching assistants. 

Aim: 

  • to consider the issues for curriculum design
  • to provide an introduction to writing and using learning outcomes

Pre-requisites

It would be helpful if participants brought a module specification with them.


Booking Information

Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Design and Planning of Learning Activities
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Module Design, Learning Outcomes

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 028 9097 1447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

Deaf Awareness

Event Description

A waiting list will be compiled for this course via iTrent.  A date will be scheduled if there is sufficient interest. 

 

Content will include:

  • Causes, ranges, statistics and terminology about deafness
  • Effective communication lipspeaking and fingerspelling
  • Identifying problems and solutions to deaf and hard of hearing problems
  • Good and bad practice when dealing with people with disabilities
  • Issues around inclusion for people with deafness and hard of hearing people

Each delegate receives and RNID information pack, which includes fact sheets, finger spelling cards, etc.  After training has been completed a certificate of attendance will be issued by RNID. 


Aims/Aimed at

 

This course will enable staff to use basic communication skills and be aware of the needs of deaf and hard of hearing people when accessing services or opportunities within the University.  The sessions cover general issues around deafness, with a focus on the barriers and solutions in communicating with Deaf and hard of hearing people. 


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Supporting Staff and Students with a Disability
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Deaf, Deafness, Hearing, Sign Language

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: e.davidson@qub.ac.uk

Dealing with Complaints

Event Description

 

Date:

6 February 2015

Time:

12.00 pm - 1.30 pm

 

Designed for:

All staff who want to develop personal coping strategies

 

Content:

- The customer and the complaint

- Your role

- Keeping everyone happy


Aims/Aimed at

This short lunchtime session will give staff some strategies for dealing with complaints on a face-to-face basis


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: customer, service, standards, quality, agression, assertiveness, handling, coping, stress

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Design and Development of eLearning Content with the CMS Templates

Event Description

Date:    10 December 2014

Time:   2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

12 participants maximum

Content:

The CMS templates offer staff the capacity to build online learning materials incorporating multimedia and quizzes to support teaching and learning. This practical workshop will give participants the opportunity to work with the range of template designs and question types.

The session will discuss how to develop online resources and look at good practice examples. Participants are encouraged to bring learning resources which they would be interested in converting to online content.


Aims/Aimed at

Designed for:  Staff who have attended the CMS training and wish to develop eLearning content within the CMS platform.


Pre-requisites

Staff must have already been trained in the use of the Content Management System (CMS) software.


Booking Information

Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other, then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Design and Planning of Learning Activities
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: CMS templates,on-line learning materials, multimedia and quizzes to support teaching and learning, develop online resources

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 028 9097 1447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

Developing for Success: Communicating Effectively

Event Description

 

Date:

5 February 2015

Time:

9.00 am - 1.00 pm

 

Designed for:

Mid-level managers/leaders and professional specialists in both academic (Grade AC2 and above) and professional support staff groups (Academic related grade 7 and above).

 

Content:

Key areas to be addressed include:

  • Communicating a clear message
  • Understanding & overcoming barriers to effective communication
  • Choosing the correct channel of communication to suit the situation
  • Using effective communication to manage relationships, cope with different personalities
  • Checking your message is understood
  • Making effective use of non verbal communication
  • Understanding the value of communication to team effectiveness

Aims/Aimed at

 

To develop staff in the core Queen’s behaviour of communicating effectively. 

This practical course will encourage you to understand your role in setting the standard for communication.  Learn techniques that may help you communicate clearly via the correct channel with all levels of staff in a variety of situations.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: Academic, Academic Related
Keywords: Communicate, Communication, Speaking, Understanding, Leadership

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Developing for Success: Creative Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making

Event Description

 

Date:

25 March 2015

Time:

9.30 am - 4.30 pm

 

Designed for:

Mid-level managers/leaders and professional specialists in both academic (Grade AC2 and above) and professional support staff groups (Academic related grade 7 and above).

 

Content:

Key areas to be addressed include:

  • Understanding the background to creativity, innovation and imitation
  • Thinking creatively about problems
  • Be introduced to and practice applying problem solving tools and techniques
  • Exploring the appropriate structures that can be used to make informed, objective decisions
  • Practise applying decision making approaches to particular situations

 


Aims/Aimed at

 

To develop target audience in the core Queen’s behaviour of achieving results (through clarifying problems, thinking creatively to generate solutions). 

This course introduces practical tools and techniques that can be used effectively to help clarify problems and create solutions within the context of project work, for facilitating group discussions or in team meetings. 

This will help managers and leaders get the most from their team, achieve objectives, identify opportunities and achieve cost-savings. 

Participate in this interactive workshop and apply a number of techniques to your own personal circumstances as well as plan immediate actions.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: Academic, Academic Related
Keywords: Creativity, Thinking, Ideas, Problems, Problem Solving, Solutions, Decisions

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Developing for Success: Developing your Strategic Focus

Event Description

 

Date:

2 October 2014

Time:

9.30 am - 4.30 pm

 

Designed for:

Mid-level managers/leaders and professional specialists in both academic (Grade AC2 and above) and professional support staff groups (Academic related grade 7 and above).

 

Content:

Key areas to be addressed include:

  • Understanding the long term goals of the University and their own school/departments challenges to meet those goals
  • Applying strategic thinking tools to understand the University and their school/dept within its environment
  • Applying strategic planning techniques and tools to translate and communicate strategic focus into realistic objectives for others
  • Understanding the key factors in implementing and communicating their strategic goals to others
  • Planning and implementing strategic objectives in line with University policy and procedures

 


Aims/Aimed at

 

To develop staff in the core Queen's behaviour of leading others.

For those staff who would like to find out more about what strategy means and understand their personal responsibility in giving purpose and direction to others.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: Academic, Academic Related
Keywords: Strategy, Planning, Goals, Objectives, Strategic, Leadership

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Developing for Success: Finance for non Finance Managers

Event Description

 

Date:

18 June 2015

Time:

9.30 am - 4.30 pm

 

Designed for:

Mid-level managers/leaders and professional specialists in both academic (Grade AC2 and above) and professional support staff groups (Academic related grade 7 and above).

 

Content:

Key areas to be addressed include:

  • Understanding the academic and financial planning cycle
  • Understanding the budgeting process, budgetary control and monitoring
  • Managing the budget to ensure delivery of objectives
  • Understanding and interpreting financial statements
  • Effectively using and monitoring financial resources
  • Prioritising and adapting financial resources where necessary
  • Ensuring maximum value is delivered for resources deployed
  • Planning for contingency and business continuity

Aims/Aimed at

 

To develop staff in the core Queen’s behaviour of achieving results (through using and managing financial resources).  For those non financial staff who would like to better understand how to demonstrate good financial practice. 

This course will be offered in conjunction with Queen's Finance Directorate and is designed to support staff with their financial responsibilities within the context of Queen's systems. 


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: Academic, Academic Related
Keywords: Finance, Financial, Accounts, Financial Statements, Budget, Resources

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Developing for Success: Introduction to Coaching as a Management Style

Event Description

 

Date:

2 December 2014

Time:

9.30 am - 4.30 pm

 

Designed for:

Mid-level managers/leaders and professional specialists in both academic (Grade AC2 and above) and professional support staff groups (Academic related grade 7 and above).

 

Content:

Key areas to be addressed include:

  • The role of coaching and the benefits it brings to the workplace
  • Identifying opportunities for coaching for work performance/development
  • Using appropriate techniques to conduct a coaching conversation with an outcome
  • Providing effective feedback in a structured and professional manner to improve performance

Aims/Aimed at

 

To develop staff in the core Queen’s behaviour of developing others.

Participate in this workshop and learn the practical skills to enable you to conduct a coaching conversation.

The main objectives are to:

  • introduce coaching as a management/leadership style
  • understand what coaching is and when it is appropriate to use it
  • appreciate the benefits of coaching as a method of increasing performance and developing people
  • introduce skills to help develop a coaching style of management/leadership

 

 


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: Academic, Academic Related
Keywords: Coaching, Leadership, Conversation, Outcomes, Development

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Developing for Success: Emotional Intelligence and Leading Others

Event Description

 

Date:

21 April 2015

Time:

9.00 am - 1.00 pm

 

Designed for:

Mid-level managers/leaders and professional specialists in both academic (Grade AC2 and above) and professional support staff groups (Academic related grade 7 and above).

 

Content:

Dealing with emotions at work can be very challenging.  If you have a responsibility for managing and leading others, developing skills such as understanding how others react to challenges, showing empathy, and dealing with difficult situations can be beneficial.  This course will help you gain insight into understanding your own personal impact as a leader and how to use the most appropriate leadership style for the situation.  Key areas to be addressed include:

  • Using appropriate personal tools to increase self awareness
  • Understand your own leadership style and personal effectiveness in maintaining successful workplace relationships
  • Appreciate how emotional response to events may influence behaviours and how to best manage that
  • Acquiring strategies for handling emotions in self and others
  • Developing understanding and using techniques to deal with difficult conversations and situations
  • Using emotional intelligence to bring out the best in others

Aims/Aimed at

Aim:

To develop target audience in the core Queen's behaviour of leading and managing others through self awareness and maintaining successful workplace relationships.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: Academic, Academic Related
Keywords: Management, Leadership, Relationships, Self Awareness, Empathy, Potential, Confidence, Motivation

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Developing for Success: Project Management for Non Project Managers

Event Description

 

Date:

4 March 2015

Time:

9.30 am - 4.30 pm

 

Designed for:

Mid-level managers/leaders and professional specialists in both academic (Grade AC2 and above) and professional support staff groups (Academic related grade 7 and above).

 

Content:

Key areas to be addressed include:

  • Understanding the structuring and stages of a project
  • Identifying objectives, outcomes and scope
  • Choosing project team members
  • Preparing and implementing a project plan
  • Prioritising tasks, identifying risks, deciding timelines
  • Keeping the project on track
  • Reviewing and monitoring progress within timescales and budgets
  • Completing the project

Aims/Aimed at

 

To develop staff in the core Queen's behaviour of achieving results (through project managing activities).  Participate in this practical workshop and learn the straightforward, jargon free and practical steps to take to successfuly manage and participate in a project.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: Academic, Academic Related
Keywords: Project, Planning, Tasks, Timelines, Objectives

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Developing for Success: Presenting with Impact

Event Description

 

Date:

19 February 2015

Time:

9.30 am - 4.30 pm

 

Designed for:

Mid-level managers/leaders and professional specialists in both academic (Grade AC2 and above) and professional support staff groups (Academic related grade 7 and above).

Please note:

Places are limited to 10 delegates maximum

 

Content:

Key areas to be addressed include:

  • Conveying a professional image in a variety of situations - client meetings, staff meetings, formal/informal presentations
  • Developing self confidence when presenting a message to an audience
  • Planning the key message to achieve impact
  • Structuring the message/presentation
  • Use visual aids effectively, avoiding "Death by PowerPoint"
  • Establishing and maintaining audience attention
  • Dealing effectively with questions/objectives
  • Use of voice and body language

Aims/Aimed at

 

To develop staff in the core Queen's behaviour of effective presentation, communication and interpersonal skills.

Participate in this practical workshop to learn how to win the hearts and minds of your audience, control your nerves and present your message confidently and effectively.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: Academic, Academic Related
Keywords: Presenting, Presentation, Confidence, Speaking, Image

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Developing for Success: Working Smarter

Event Description

 

Date:

9 December 2014

Time:

9.30 am - 4.30 pm

 

Designed for:

Mid-level managers/leaders and professional specialists in both academic (Grade AC2 and above) and professional support staff groups (Academic related grade 7 and above).

 

Content:

Key areas to be addressed include:

  • Identifying and dealing with factors that influence time availability
  • Identifying urgent, important, non urgent, non important tasks and prioritising effectively
  • Utilising existing processes to best advantage
  • Planning, organising and delegating tasks in a fair manner to achieve results
  • Supporting others once tasks have been delegated
  • Contributing to the planning process within one's own area
  • Forward planning

Aims/Aimed at

 

To develop staff in the core Queen's behaviour of achieving results (through prioritising, planning, delegating, time management).

For those staff who would like to enhance their performance potential by working more effectively and efficiently.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: Academic, Academic Related
Keywords: Time Management, Planning, Delegation, Prioritising

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Diagrams made easy in Word and PowerPoint [3 hours]

Event Description

Date

Friday 13 March 2015

Time

09:30 - 12:30

Microsoft Office includes a variety of tools for creating high impact text and diagrams in documents. This course will look at creating and formatting shapes including block arrows, flowchart shapes and callouts and inserting and formatting WordArt text for emphasis or headings. Participants will also be introduced to the SmartArt feature available in Office 2013 which can be used to create high impact lists and diagrams.


Aims/Aimed at

Staff who wish to learn how to add diagrams and decorative text to documents.


Pre-requisites

Experience of using the ribbon in Office 2007 or 2010.


Booking Information

Book via iTrent


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Specialist - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Diagrams, Word, PowerPoint. SmartArt

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Doing Focus Group Research

Event Description

Date:

25 February 2015

Time:

9.30 am - 4.30 pm

 

Designed for:

Academic and research staff who plan to undertake focus group research

 

Content:

  • The Focus Group Method: An Outline
  • Conducting a Focus Group - Practical Session
  • Analysing Focus Group Data: An Outline

Participants will have an opportunity to consider the use of focus group methods as a stand alone collection method or in mixed methods studies.  The course is twinned with Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis Techniques in which participants will gain an introduction to analysing focus group data as well as other types of qualitative data.


Aims/Aimed at

To help academic researchers (from all discliplines) to plan and conduct focus group interviews to the standards required for publishing in policy reports or academic journals. 


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Focus Groups, Qualitative Research

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Dynamic PowerPoint Presentations

Event Description

Date: 18 February 2015

Time:  2.00 pm - 5.00 pm

18 participants maximum

Content:

This course provides participants with an opportunity to learn about more advanced features in PowerPoint 2013 in order to incorporate interactivity and multimedia in presentations.  This practical course will include a brief introduction to the package and enable users to create sophisticated presentations that make full use of the software’s functionality.  Topics covered include SmartArt, action buttons, working with images and shapes and using master slides and templates. Participants will also gain experience of linking to other documents, multimedia, creating customised slide shows and saving presentations as image files.

 

 

 


Aims/Aimed at

Designed for:  Staff interested in using PowerPoint 2013 in their lecturers and presentations and those interested in creating a Computer Based Learning package for their students.


Pre-requisites

Familiarity with a Windows environment is essential.


Booking Information

Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Teaching and/or Supporting Student Learning
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Teaching, Student Learning, Interactive, PowerPoint 2013, Presentations, Computer Based Learning

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 028 9097 1447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

ECDL - Database Part 1 [3.5 hours]

Event Description

Date

Thursday 14 May 2015

Time

09:30 - 12:30

This is part 1 of a 2 part course to help staff prepare for ECDL Module 5. The course covers: what a database is in terms of tables, records and fields; how to specify fields with data types and field property settings; how to set a field as a primary key, switch between view modes and navigate between records in a table, query or form; how to sort records in ascending or descending order and how to add or delete records in a table; how to apply or remove a filter to a table or form will also be covered, along with how to create and edit queries and reports.


Aims/Aimed at

Staff taking ECDL – Database (Module 5).


Pre-requisites

None


Booking Information

Book via iTrent


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Essential
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: ECDL, Module 5, Database, Databases, Introduction

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

ECDL - Database Part 2 [3.5 hours]

Event Description

Date:

Thursday 21 May 2015

Time:

09:30 - 12:00

This is part 2 of a 2 part course to help staff prepare for ECDL Module 5. The course covers: what a database is in terms of tables, records and fields; how to specify fields with data types and field property settings; how to set a field as a primary key, switch between view modes and navigate between records in a table, query or form; how to sort records in ascending or descending order and how to add or delete records in a table. How to apply or remove a filter to a table or form will also be covered, along with how to create and edit queries and reports.


Aims/Aimed at

Staff taking ECDL – Database (Module 5).


Pre-requisites

ECDL - Database Part 1.


Booking Information

Book via iTrent


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Essential
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: ECDL, Module 5, Database, Databases, Introduction

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Effective Minute Taking

Event Description

 

Dates:

30 September 2014

11 March 2015


Time:

10.00 am - 1.00 pm

 

Designed for:

Staff who take minutes at meetings

Content:

  • The minute taker's role in the meeting
  • Listening for key points and effective note taking
  • Identifying actions and outcomes and minuting them correctly
  • Presentation and layout of minutes
  • Turning your notes into accurate minutes

As an optional extra - course facilitators will be available from 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm to meet with staff on a one to one basis to give them feedback on their minutes.

 


Aims/Aimed at

To provide practical advice and information and develop the confidence and skills needed to take relevant notes at meetings and produce accurate minutes


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Administrative Skills, Communication Skills
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Secretarial, Clerical, Meetings, Minutes, Agenda, Action List, Chairperson, Organisation

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Effective use of voice: Free your voice - Find Your Voice

Event Description

 

Date:

23 January 2015

Time:

9.30 am - 1.00 pm  

 

Designed for:

Research staff

 

This is a vocal workshop to help you find your natural voice.  Do you want to get the most from your voice?  Do you sometimes feel tension when you most need to rely on your voice? 

 

Content:

1. Welcome, Introduction and Warm-up.  We will look at the mechanics of the voice – the breath, the larynx and the articulators and how they work together to produce the voice.

2. Movements and Stretches Pilates stretches and roll-downs to release the body, allowing it to be free and to find alignment. We will look at posture and breathing – finding a natural ‘sleep’ breath, then developing it into lower abdominal breathing – ‘Open Mouth and Open Body’.

3. Tongue, Teeth and Lips – the Articulators Lots of fun exercises to release any tongue and jaw tension, allowing the natural, resonating voice to flow freely.

4. Filling the Space – Primal Sound and Projection Finding and projecting our most basic, natural sound, in an open, safe way – babies never lose their voices! Trying to reach our audience and not create a barrier between us and them! 

5. Finding Middle Pitch - Does your voice tend to stray too high, or too low? We will look at ways to find the true middle of the voice, without losing the availability of higher and lower pitches to bring colour and interest into your speaking.

6. Vocal Health - Looking at ways to safeguard your voice and keep it healthy.

7. Q&A on any concerns about using your voice


Aims/Aimed at

This workshop will help to free your voice and undo any tension which may be hindering your true, natural voice.  We will focus on abdominal breathing, relaxation, good posture and how we use our bodies to produce our voice.  The workshop will be aimed at academic and research staff who deliver presentations and lectures.  It will be interactive and participative and you should wear loose clothing and bring a towel or rug to lie on.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Communication Skills, Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: presentation, communication, delivery, voice

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Engaging Students in Assessment and Feedback

Event Description

Date:    4 March 2015

Time:   2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

16 participants maximum 

It would be helpful if participants brought the assessment materials/details for a module with them.

Content:

  • why and when do we assess?
  • good news stories in assessment and feedback
  • applying principles of good practice to assessment and feedback to engage students

Aims/Aimed at

Designed for:  Academic staff, research staff, teaching assistants.

Aim:

  • to consider the role and purpose of assessment
  • to explore good assessment and feedback practice to engage students

Pre-requisites

It would be helpful if participants brought the assessment materials/details for a module with them.


Booking Information

Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Assessment and Giving Feedback
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Module Design, Assessment, Feedback

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 028 9097 1447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

Evaluation of Teaching

Event Description

Date: 13 May 2015

Time: 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

16 participants maximum 

Content:

This course will outline the principles for the evaluation of teaching and learning. It will cover key steps in the design of teaching evaluation of questionnaires including paper and online formats.  The course will also cover key steps in the analysis and use of evaluation of teaching data.

 


Aims/Aimed at

Designed for:  Academic Staff who want to evaluate changes in their teaching and assessment practices

Aim:  This half day course is designed to help individuals acquire the knowledge and skills essential for the evaluation of teaching and learning practices

 

 


Booking Information

Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Engage in CPD in Subjects/Disciplines and their Pedagogy
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Evaluation of Teaching, Practical Tools, Evaluation, Teaching

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 028 9097 1447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

Excel 1: Essentials / ECDL – Spreadsheets [3 hours]

Event Description

Date

Monday 09 February 2015

Time

10:00 - 13:00

This practical course is the essential starting point for anyone interested in learning how to produce spreadsheets using Microsoft Office Excel 2013 and forms an ideal basis for further courses in Excel. As Excel 2013 introduces some changes to the user interface and some new features and enhancements, this course is also suitable for those needing to update their skills so that they can make efficient use of the latest version of this popular spreadsheets application. Excel 1: Essentials covers the basics of how to create, save and edit spreadsheets before progressing participants onto the creation of basic formulas and charts. The new cell and table styles will be introduced and participants will learn fundamental techniques such as sorting, naming ranges, find and replace, changing the page setup and renaming worksheets. This course also helps prepare you for the ECDL – Spreadsheets module test.


Aims/Aimed at

Staff with little or no previous experience of using Microsoft Excel 2010 and those taking ECDL – Spreadsheets (Module 4).


Pre-requisites

Familiarity with Windows.


Booking Information

Book via iTrent


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Spreadsheets - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Excel, Spreadsheets, Basic Formulas, Functions Ranges, Sorts, Sorting, Worksheets, Page Setup, ECDL

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Excel 2: Managing Data [3 hours]

Event Description

Date

Wednesday 25 February 2015

Time

10:00 - 13:00

Continuing from Excel 1: Essentials, this course looks at how to arrange and display both numeric and non-numeric data in Excel to present it in a meaningful manner. Through a series of practical exercises, participants will learn about a variety of techniques which can be employed to make spreadsheets more comprehensible, such as sorting, basic and advanced filtering, conditional formatting and custom number and date formats. Excel Tables and the new data bars, colour scales and icon sets, which can be used for conditional formatting, are among the features new to Excel 2013 that will be explored in this course.


Aims/Aimed at

Staff who wish to learn how to use Excel 2010 to store and display data and those hoping to take the ECDL Advanced module in Spreadsheets.


Pre-requisites

Previous attendance at Excel 1: Essentials or a similar level of experience of using Excel 2007 or 2010.


Booking Information

Book via iTrent


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Spreadsheets - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Excel, Spreadsheets, Managing Data, Cell Formats, Number Formats, Date Formats, Filtering, Formatting, Conditional Formatting, ECDL Advanced

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Excel 3: Data Analysis [1 day]

Event Description

Date

Thursday 26 March 2015

Time

10:00 - 16:30

This advanced course looks at some of the data analysis tools and functions available in Excel 2013 and involves a range of practical exercises using different types of data. Participants will learn how to use a variety of what-if analysis tools that can be employed in data analysis and decision making, such as Data Tables, Scenarios, Goal Seek and Solver. In addition, the course will cover a wide range of useful functions, including text, logical, financial, lookup and date and time functions, which can be used to manipulate spreadsheet data. An introduction to the interface for creating PivotTable and PivotChart reports in Excel 2010 is also included.


Aims/Aimed at

Staff who wish to advance their knowledge of Excel or who are hoping to take the ECDL Advanced module in Spreadsheets.


Pre-requisites

As this is an advanced course, previous attendance at Excel 1 and 2 or significant experience of creating spreadsheets using Excel 2007 or 2010 is recommended.


Booking Information

Book via iTrent


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Spreadsheets - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Excel, Spreadsheets, data analysis, decision making, Data Tables, Scenarios, Goal Seeker, Solver, Functions, Advanced Functions, ECDL Advanced

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Excellence Leadership and Management Development Programme

Event Description

Dates:    

Launch Event - 12 June 2014
Module 1 - 1-2 October 2014
Module 2 - 16-17 December 2014
Module 3 - 11-12 February 2015
Module 4 - 25-27 March 2015
Close Event - 14 April 2015

Designed for:

Applications are welcomed from staff at Academic Grade AC3 and above and Professional Services Grade 8 and above. The primary target group is Directors of Education/Research, Senior Staff of Academic Support Directorates (Grade 9/10) and School Managers.  Staff must demonstrate on the application form, evidence of significant leadership responsibility and potential.

 

Theme: Leading Queen’s into the future

Content:

Management and Leadership skills and behaviours are developed via a programme comprising 360 degree feedback, modules that address the Queen’s key leadership responsibilities and themes of People, Performance and Change, and peer action learning groups.  Participants are also asked to identify a personal leadership challenge through which they can apply practical learning from the programme.

 


Aims/Aimed at

Aim:

This high level development programme is designed to stretch managers to act into the responsibilities of their role and support them in developing positive leadership behaviours to meet the challenges of managing and leading in a University context.


Booking Information

Admission to the programme:

Eligible staff will be invited to apply with the support of their Head of School or Director. 

The programme accommodates 20 participants.

Given the significant investment by the University and participants in the programme, all applications must be supported via a signed statement by Head of School or Director to ensure the applicant's eligibility for the course, alignment with development needs and commitment to attendance at all programmes/events.

Further information including an application form and guidance notes is available on our website www.qub.ac.uk/stdu


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/stdu
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: Academic, Academic Related
Keywords: Leadership, Leading, Management, Managing People, Performance, Strategy, Change, Resources, Self Awareness

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Experiencing and Facilitating Online Learning

Event Description

Date:   14 January 2015

continuing with on-line activities through to the second session on

28 January 2015

Time on both dates:    2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

16 participants maximum

Content:

Queen’s Online offers the potential for your students to participate in online activities outside the traditional classroom environment. This is an introductory online learning course which offers participants the opportunity to experience a range of brief online learning activities before they consider the skills required for online facilitation and then spend some time designing an online learning activity.

This workshop begins with a face-to-face session on the afternoon of 15 January 2015, and continues for two weeks in Queen’s Online using online activities, ending with a second face-to-face workshop on 29 January 2015. It is estimated the online activities will require a maximum commitment of 4-6 hours over the two week period.

 

 


Aims/Aimed at

Designed for:  Staff new to online and blended learning who are interested in exploring its potential.


Pre-requisites

You must have some knowledge of Queen’s Online


Booking Information

Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Design and Planning of Learning Activities
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Online Learning, blended learning,

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 028 9097 1447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

Fire Warden and Evacuation Procedures

Event Description

 

Dates for this course will be organised when a sufficient number of staff have indicated an interest to attend by registering on iTrent.  Staff will then be contacted with dates.

Duration: Approximately 1.5 hours                       

 

Designed for: 

Staff members designated as Fire Wardens who have a specific role in fire evacuation from University Buildings.

 

Content:

  • Fire Legislation
  • Causes of Fire
  • Fire Evacuation Procedures
  • Human behaviour in fire situations
  • Chemistry of combustion
  • Use of extinguishers (Theory)

Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff

 

 


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Health and Safety
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Safety, Fire Warden, Evacuation, Legislation, Extinguisher

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Flexible Teaching Space: Induction and Swapshop

Event Description

Date:    24 September 2014

Time:   10.00 am – 12.00 pm

Limited to 20 participants 

The workshop is an opportunity for new and experienced users of the Flexible Teaching Space to familiarise themselves with the equipment available and consider ideas for activities. Experienced users will share their practice and there will be the opportunity to think through this year’s activities with other like-minded practitioners and consider how the technologies might be employed.

 


Aims/Aimed at

Designed for:  Staff who have already secured a booking for Room 03/017, Peter Froggatt Centre, in the academic year 2014-2015.


Booking Information

Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Design and Planning of Learning Activities
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Planning Learning Activities, Designing Learning Activities, Flexible Teaching Space, Induction, Swapshop

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 028 9097 1447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

Flipping the Lecture

Event Description

Date:    1 April 2015

Time:   9.30 am - 4.30 pm

12 participants maximum


 Content:

“Flipped teaching” or the “inverted classroom” represents a form of blended learning whereby students prepare for lectures in advance through study of pre-prepared resources leaving space during subsequent lectures to focus on engaging learning activities. The aim is transform the lecture from the passive transmission of information into one which nurtures understanding through active learning and discussion. 

This workshop will provide an opportunity to consider how technology can be used to facilitate use of the approach in large undergraduate classes. The workshop will look at pedagogic issues surrounding the ‘flipped’ approach and preparing an undergraduate course or part of it to be ‘flipped’. The workshop will also look at a range of technology and software which can be used to prepare course materials and to facilitate learning activities in the lecture theatre. 


Aims/Aimed at

Designed for:  Staff interested in active learning and using technology for engaging students in large lectures.


Pre-requisites

Familiarity with screencasting, Wikis and mobile devices would be beneficial although not essential.


Booking Information

Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other, then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Teaching and/or Supporting Student Learning
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: flipped teaching, inverted classroom, blended learning,

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 028 9097 1447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

General Risk Assessment

Event Description

 

Dates:

12 November 2014

17 February 2015

6 May 2015

 

Time:

10.00 am - 12.30 pm

 

Designed for:

Staff who need to make risk assessments in the workplace, e.g. Departmental Safety Advisors, Heads of Schools, Technical Services Managers, Laboratory and Workshop Supervisors and Senior Technical Staff. 

 

Content:

  • The Management and Health and Safety at Work Regulations 2000
  • A systematic approach to identifying hazards at work
  • Evaluation of risks
  • Practical aspects
  • How to eliminate or reduce the risk

 


Aims/Aimed at

To advise staff on the need for and how to undertake risk assessments in the workplace.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Health and Safety
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Safety, Risk Assessments, Safety Advisors, Laboratory Supervisors, Management, Hazards

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Good Clinical Practice Training

Event Description

Good Clinical Practice training is now only delivered through an e-learning package.  Access to the training is controlled by the University’s Research Governance Team or a Health and Social Care Trust R&D office.  Persons wishing to avail of the training are required to contact researchgovernance@qub.ac.uk and register their interest.


Booking Information


New Course: No
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: research, ethics, guidelines, participants, methodology

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Guide to Computing Facilities

Event Description

Date

10 December 2013

Time

9:30-10:45am

The Guide to Computing Facilities presentation is an opportunity for people new to the University to find out about the computing facilities and services available through Information Services. Existing members of staff may also find this session informative as services continue to evolve and develop.


Aims/Aimed at

All staff in the University.


Pre-requisites

None


Booking Information

Book via iTrent


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Essential
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Essentials, Guide to Computing, Computing Facilities, IT Facilities

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Handling Conflict for Support Staff

Event Description

 

Date:

18 February 2015

Time:

10.00 am - 1.00 pm

 

Designed for:

Support staff wishing to learn more about how to handle conflict effectively in everyday situations.  This is an introductory course to provide participants with some practical understanding of everyday conflict and ways of handling situations which occur in families and the workplace.

 

Content:

  • The nature and role of conflict
  • How we behave in conflict
  • Skills for handling interpersonal conflicts
  • Developing constructive habits for handling conflict

Aims/Aimed at

To enhance participants' understanding of conflict and ways of addressing it


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: All Staff, Clerical and Library Assistants
Keywords: Interpersonal skills, Conflict, Confidence, Aggression, Assertiveness

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Health and Safety for Co-ordinators

Event Description

 

Dates:

11 February 2015

20 May 2015

 

Time:

10.00 am - 12.30 pm

 

Designed for:  

School and Directorate Health and Safety Co-ordinators and Safety Officers, and School Managers who co-ordinate Health and Safety.

Content:

·         Are you aware of local management responsibilities for Health and Safety?

·         What is the School/Directorate required to do?

·         What is the role of a Safety Co-ordinator?

·         What local procedures need to be in place within the School/Directorate?

 

 


Aims/Aimed at

This course will provide advice and guidance on how to co-ordinate health and safety matters required at School and Directorate level


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff

 

 


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Health and Safety
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Safety, Co-ordinators, Safety Officers, School Managers, Safety, Guidance, Management, Procedures

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Health and Safety Induction

Event Description

 

Dates:

16 December 2014

20 March 2015

29 May 2015

Time:

10.00 am - 12.00 pm

 

Designed for:

New Staff


Content:

Find out essential health and safety information, such as:

  • What health and safety arrangements are in place for you?
  • What hazards you may face in work?
  • What action do you take in an emergency?
  • Who is your nearest First Aider?

New staff will be invited to attend


Aims/Aimed at

 

This course is designed for staff who have recently joined the University. It will explain how health and safety is managed in Schools and Directorates, raise awareness of typical hazards and give advice on emergency procedures such as evacuation and first aid.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Health and Safety
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: New Staff, Health and Safety, Induction, Introduction, Legislation, Hazards, Emergency Procedures, Evacuation

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Helping Students to Learn

Event Description

Date: 29 October 2014      Please note that this session has been cancelled.

Time: 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

16 participants maximum 

Facilitated by: LDS staff

Content:

  • Difficulties students may encounter with studying
  • Recognising and diagnosing student difficulties
  • Helping students with essay and report writing
  • Developing students’ presentation and discussion skills

 


Aims/Aimed at

Designed for:  Academic staff, research staff, teaching assistants.

Aim:  To help staff understand the types of difficulties their students may encounter with studying and to suggest some strategies for helping students learn more effectively.

 

 


Booking Information

Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Student Support and Guidance
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Student Support, Guidance, Helping Students, Learn,

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 028 9097 1447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

Induction for All New Staff

Event Description

Dates:

24 October 2014

15 December 2014

3 March 2015

26 May 2015

Time:

9.45 am - 1.00 pm

 

Designed for:

All newly appointed staff to the University

This course is an occasion for welcoming new staff to Queen's.  It is designed to facilitate the transition of new members of staff to their posts and to briefly highlight some important themes for the University and support for new staff.  You may have been in your new job for a time before the next available event.  However, it is considered to be a required part of your orientation into the University (you may attend more than one central induction event that may be relevant for you as the information is not duplicated).

   


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff

 

 


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Central Induction Events
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: New Staff, Orientation, Induction, Introduction

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Induction for Contract Research Staff

Event Description

 

Dates:

23 October 2014

19 February 2015

17 June 2015

 

Time:

9.15 am - 4.00 pm

 

Designed for:

All newly appointed research staff in the University

 

Content:

 

Welcome and Introduction

 

Research in Queen's:

Queen's Research Strategy

Research funding and the Research Assessment Exercise

 

University policy, expectations and responsibilities for contract research staff

 

UCU Respresentative

 

Training and career development opportunities available for contract research staff

 

Research Ethics

 

Lunch (provided)


Planning your research career

 

Professional development for Queen's researchers

  

  

"Excellent event, sends a very positive message to new staff that they are welcomed and supported"

 


Aims/Aimed at

 

This induction is an occasion for welcoming research staff to Queen's and, in some instances, to the community.  It is designed to facilitate the transition of new members of staff to their posts in Queen's and to briefly look at some of the main issues in the University relevant to research staff.

This full-day induction introduces issues related to research policies and opportunities at Queen's for contract research staff.  It addresses such items as Queen's Research Strategy, Research funding, the Research Excellence Framework (REF) and the research staff training and development programme.  The afternoon session will focus on planning your research career and professional development whilst at Queen's.

You may have been in your new job for a time before the next available event but it is considered to be an essential part of your orientation into the University.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Central Induction Events, Effective Researcher Programme
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: Induction, Welcome, Development, Career, Professional, Support, Resources

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Award

Course Image

Event Description

This programme was successfully piloted in 2008-09 and will run again this academic year for the sixth time.  Participants have found the course very useful in dealing with day to day supervisory duties.  The course has also helped staff to gain confidence and stretch them in their role as a supervisor.  The course is suitable for staff already in a supervisory role.

The programme will be run in conjunction with Time Associates who will deliver the programme and facilitate the accreditation process.

The following ILM modules will be covered:

·         Building a Winning Team

·         How to be a Brilliant People Person

·         Delegation, Motivation and Understanding People

·         Finding Creative Solutions to Problems

·         Developing High Performance People

·         Mastering Change and Handling Difficult People

·         Communicating for Business

 

The accredited programme will require participants to attend an introductory team building day, 10 half days training plus 3 half day action learning sessions, as well as submitting a work-based assignment which will be selected in conjunction with their line manager.

 


Booking Information

Participation is via a nomination process by managers which will be promoted in due course.


New Course: No
Course Type(s): Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: ILM, Problems, Solving, Creativity, Solutions, Decisions, Leader, Manager, Team, Decision Making, Roles, Motivating, Developing, Management, Planning, Delegating, Project, Performance, Encourage, Develop, Customer Service, Care, Quality, Standards, Discipline, Monitoring

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Introduction to PivotTables using Excel 2010 [3 hours]

Event Description

Date

Thursday 23 April 2015

Time

10:00 - 12:30

This is a half day course that includes a presentation and a variety of practical exercises. This is an advanced course aimed at staff who are experienced at using Microsoft Excel 2010 and are interested in finding out more about PivotTables and PivotCharts. PivotTables are a popular Excel tool for dynamically exploring and analysing large datasets in order to summarise data and make informed decisions. PivotCharts are interactive charts that can be used to visualise PivotTable reports to convey information about patterns and trends within the data. PivotTables can take their source data from within Excel or from external sources like databases, Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) cubes and text files, and allow users to analyse data without altering the original data source. This course will provide participants with an introduction to PivotTables and will include topics such as adding and removing fields, applying styles, filtering data, changing field settings and creating PivotCharts.


Aims/Aimed at

Staff who are experienced at using Microsoft Excel 2007 or 2010 and are interested in finding out more about PivotTables and PivotCharts.


Pre-requisites

Participants should have completed Excel 1: Essentials before attending this course or should have significant previous experience of using Excel 2007 or 2010.


Booking Information

Book via iTrent


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Spreadsheets - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Excel, Spreadsheets, PivotTables and PivotCharts, OLAP Cubes, Large Datasets, ECDL Advanced

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Introduction to Project Management for Technical Staff

Event Description

 

Date:

19 June 2014

Time:

9.30 am - 1.00 pm 

 

Designed for:

Technical staff

 

Content:

  • Develop skills in project planning techniques
  • Focus on deadlines
  • Action planning on your projects
  • Organising yourself

Aims/Aimed at

 

This introductory course aims to develop your knowledge of project management skills and encourage you to plan your time effectively.  Examples will focus on research projects.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Leadership, Management and Supervisory, Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: Technical
Keywords: Organisation, Project Planning, Deadlines, Action Plans, Management, Technical

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Introduction to the CMS (Content Management System) [3 hours]

Event Description

Usually run twice a month during semester - view iTrent/QOL for dates

This course provides an introduction to TERMINALFOUR, the University's Content Management System for web authoring. You will learn how to create and modify the structure of your website and page content, without any prior web authoring knowledge.


Aims/Aimed at

Any member of staff responsible for contributing to their unit’s website.


Pre-requisites

An understanding of web browsing and familiarity with file management are essential.


Booking Information

Book via iTrent


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Web Authoring - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Web Authoring, CMS, T4

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Secretarial Skills Programme

Event Description

 

This course is aimed at secretarial and clerical staff in grades 2 and 3 to help them gain knowledge, skills and confidence to provide a professional secretarial service to teams or managers.

 

Content:

  • Working in Queen's
  • Personal Productivity and Time Management
  • Your Role and Responsibility in the Team
  • Essential Written Communication
  • Providing a Quality Service to Customers
  • Efficiencies Using IT
  • Organisational Skills Around Meetings
  • Projecting a Confident and Professional Image

Aims/Aimed at

This Programme aims to assist less experienced secretarial staff gain knowledge, skills and confidence to provide a professional secretarial service to teams or managers.

 

 


Booking Information

Application forms for this Programme can be obtained from the Staff Training and Development Unit's website: www.qub.ac.uk/stdu.  Application forms require line management approval.


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/stdu
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Administrative Skills, Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: Clerical and Library Assistants
Keywords: Secretarial, Clerical, Introduction, Calendar, Committees, Structure, Time, Productivity, Organisation, Output, Team, Roles, Writing skills, Grammar, Proof reading, Punctuation, Quality, Service, Customers, Complaints, Email, Wordprocessing, Shortcuts, Outlook, Meetings, Agenda, Chair, Minutes

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Word Processing: Labels and Mail Merge Using Word [3 hours]

Event Description

Date:

Friday 27 March 2015

Time:

09:30 - 12:30

This practical course is designed to assist those who want to learn about Word’s mail merge feature in order to efficiently create, save and print personalised letters, envelopes and labels. The course will be useful to those wishing to build on their existing knowledge of Word 2013 and who want to improve office efficiencies and produce professional mailings.


Aims/Aimed at

Staff who are already confident at creating and editing documents and who want to learn how to use Word 2010 to print envelopes or labels or to create personalised documents. This course will also benefit those sitting the Advanced ECDL module in Word.


Pre-requisites

Previous attendance at Word 1: Essentials or a similar level of experience of using either Word 2007 or 2010.


Booking Information

Book via iTrent


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Word Processing - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Mail Merge, Personalised Letters, Envelopes and Labels, ECDL Advanced

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Laboratory Demonstrating

Event Description

Date:  15 October 2014

Time:  2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Additional courses on:  22 January 2015, 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

16 participants maximum

 Content:

  • The role of a demonstrator
  • What makes for effective demonstrating?
  • Planning, preparation and organisation
  • Methods for small group work in the laboratory
  • Communication skills for demonstrators

Aims/Aimed at

Designed for:   Those involved with laboratory teaching in Engineering, Science and Health Sciences, in particular laboratory demonstrators and academic and research staff with responsibility for laboratory teaching.

Aim:  To explore methods of teaching in laboratories, drawing on practical experience.


Booking Information

Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Teaching and/or Supporting Student Learning
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Teaching, Student Learning, Laboratory, Demonstrating

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 028 9097 1447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

Laboratory Demonstrating for Technical Staff

Event Description

Date:

11 March 2015

Time:

10.00 am - 12.30 pm

 

Designed for:

Technical staff involved with laboratory teaching in Engineering, Science and Health Sciences.

 

Content:

  • The role of a demonstrator
  • What makes for effective demonstrating
  • Planning, preparation and organisation. 
  • Methods for small group work in the laboratory
  • Communication Skills for demonstrators

Aims/Aimed at

To explore methods of teaching in laboratories, drawing on practical experience


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Communication Skills
Staff Categories: Technical
Keywords: Teaching, Technical, Demonstrator, Organisation, Presentation, Communication

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Laser Safety

Event Description

 

Dates for this course will be organised when a sufficient number of staff have indicated an interest to attend by registering on iTrent.  Staff will then be contacted with dates.

 

Designed for:

New and existing research students and staff who are required to work with lasers in the course of their work.  Refresher training for existing Departmental Laser Safety Supervisors.

Content:

·         Laser systems

·         Classification of lasers

·         Risk assessment of laser systems

·         Eye and skin protection

·         Choice of laser safety eyewear

 


Aims/Aimed at

This course aims to provide awareness of the risks associated with laser systems and processes involving laser systems.  To provide advice on the assessment and control of those risks.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff

 

 


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Health and Safety
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Safety, Laser, Risk Assessment, Protection

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Linking Teaching and Research

Event Description

Date:  15 May 2015

Time:  10.00 am – 1.00 pm

16 participants maximum 

Content:

  • Definitions, categories and relevance of research-informed teaching
  • Examples of current teaching and research links in undergraduate modules
  • Exploring possibilities for enhancing existing practice
  • Identifying further opportunities for linking teaching and research in the curriculum

Aims/Aimed at

Designed for:  Academic staff, research staff, teaching assistants

Aim:  To develop an understanding of the potential for linking teaching and research in the undergraduate curriculum

 

 


Booking Information

Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Engage in CPD in Subjects/Disciplines and their Pedagogy
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Integration of Research and Teaching, Linking Teaching and Research, Teaching, Research

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 028 9097 1447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

Making Best Use of Outlook 2013 [3.5 hours]

Event Description

Date

Wednesday 11 February 2015

Time

9:30 - 13:00

Microsoft Outlook is an email and personal information management program that helps users to manage email messages, create appointments, calendars, tasks and contacts and, if required, share these resources. In this course participants will learn useful tips in Outlook: managing email messages, and how to manage the calendar, invite attendees to meetings and view/share calendars, make best use of Contacts, Contact Groups and Tasks. This course will be essential to new members of staff but also valuable to members of staff who have tended only to use email facilities as opposed to contacts, tasks and calendaring; and existing users of Outlook who would like to find out more about the functions that our Exchange service brings to Outlook and Outlook Web Access. Please note that Outlook 2013 has a different interface from Outlook 2007 and has useful new features. Course Materials at http://go.qub.ac.uk/ittrainingdocs


Aims/Aimed at

New and existing users of Outlook and those planning to take ECDL Module 7.


Pre-requisites

Familiarity with the basics of using Windows and folder management is essential


Booking Information

Book via iTrent


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Essential
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Outlook, Exchange, Calendar, Email tips, Contacts, Tasks

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Making the Most of Library Digital Collections

Event Description

This course will introduce key full text collections available to Queen’s staff, looking at both content and effective search strategies. The course will look at: • Library e-books • Newspaper articles online • Official publications online - Statistics - Reports - UK Parliamentary publications - EU publications • Theses online

Aims/Aimed at

Research and academic staff

Booking Information

10.00 am - 12.00 noon, 9 November 2011 The McClay Library, Training Room 2 10.00 am - 12.00 noon, 15 February 2012 The McClay Library, Training Room 2
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Library Training for Academic and Research Staff
Staff Categories: Academic, Research

Course Contact Details

Name: John Knowle
Telephone: 6232
Email: j.knowles@qub.ac.uk

Management and Leadership in a Research Role

Event Description

Date:

28-29 January 2015

3-4 June 2014

Time:

9.30am - 4.30pm

 

Designed for:

Research staff with approximately 4-5 years experience, who have responsibility for managing and mentoring others within the context of their research roles and projects.

This 2-day course is highly participative, practical and focused for staff undertaking research.

 

Content:

The Research Role

  • Organisational Culture
  • Professional Differentiation
  • Continued Professional Development

Understanding Management and Leadership

  • Understanding Core Competencies
  • Understanding the Benefits
  • Application in a Research Role

Developing your Management and Leadership Style

  • Which Style is the Correct One
  • Creating a Discipline of Delivery
  • Leading Others
  • Co-operation and follow through
  • Working with Reality

Communicating Effectively

  • How we process information
  • How to build rapport
  • How to listen to understand
  • Powerful Questioning

Leading, Developing and Motivating

  • Start by Managing Yourself
  • Understand why People Work Positively
  • The Legal Contract and the 'Psychological Contact'
  • Leading and Managing Diverse Personality Types
  • Understanding Motivation and how to use it

Giving Professional Support and Feedback

  • Giving Effective Feedback - Positive feedback, Critical Feedback
  • The GROW Coaching Model
  • Dealing with Difficult Situations

Emotional Intelligence and Resilience

  • Understanding yourself and others
  • Perception and Self Awareness
  • Working with Beliefs and Negative Beliefs
  • Understanding and Managing Stress

 

"Very well prepared and delivered"


Aims/Aimed at

 

To develop attendees' knowledge and skills in management and leadership, with a focus on how to use these skills in a research environment.

This powerful 2-day programme provides clear insights for learners into their role as a leader.

 

Benefits:

  • You will gain an understanding of the role of the manager and the leader and examine both the similarities and differences between the two
  • You will complete a personal diagnostic which will provide insights to your own leadership style and approach
  • Exploration of Followers or team members and what inspires them
  • Review of real life QUB situations and leadership challenges
  • Shared experiences and learning with your peer group
  • Practical application of leadership tools including a live coaching experience

This programme also includes a number of follow-up sessions through which participants will be able to meet and discuss issues from their own workplace.  These action learning groups provide an opportunity for participants to continue and deepen their learning through discussions with their peers on their chosen topics.

They are not advice sessions, but rather they are based on critical, but supportive questioning and the generation of ideas and actions to address the issues and topics discussed.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Effective Researcher Programme, Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: Academic, Academic Related, Research
Keywords: Leadership, Research, Management, Managing, Coaching, Performance management, Team work, Self-awareness, Communication, Motivation, Emotional intelligence

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Manual Handling and Lifting

Event Description

 

Dates:

21 October 2014

24 February 2015

5 May 2015

 

Time:

10.00am - 12.00 pm

 

Designed for:

This course is designed for staff who regularly lift and carry as part of their work. 

Content:

  • Are you lifting and carrying regularly as part of your work?
  • Do you know ways of avoiding lifting and handling?
  • Do you know how to reduce the chances of injury?
  • Are you using safe lifting techniques?

Aims/Aimed at

The aim of this course is to highlight handling risks and how to minimise risk of injury, and provide practical demonstration of safe lifting techniques.

 


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Health and Safety
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Safety, Lifting, Carrying, Injury, Lifting Techniques, Hazard

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Office 2010 Update [1½ hours]

Event Description

Date to follow

This session is aimed at existing Office 2007 who wish to, or have, moved to Office 2010. The new features in Office 2010 will be demonstrated: across Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook (the interface in Outlook now uses the ribbon available in the other applications). There will also be an opportunity to view Windows 7.


Aims/Aimed at

Members of staff who wish to use or have recently started using Office 2010.

Pre-requisites

None

Booking Information

Book via iTrent
Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Essential
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Office 2010

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Office Ergonomics

Event Description

 

Dates:

To be confirmed

Time:

10.00am - 12noon

 

This course will focus on typical office hazards and give you tips on how to make your office a safer place.

 

 


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Health and Safety
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Office, Safety, Ergonomics, Hazards, Emergency Procedures, Computer Workstation, Accidents

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Personnel Procedures

Event Description

 

Date:

12 March 2015

Time:

9.30 am - 12.30 pm

 

Designed for:

All staff with supervisory responsibilities

 

Content:

  • Why have disciplinary and grievance procedures?
  • Responsibility for operating procedures
  • Breakdown of the procedures
  • Absence management 

NB: The content of this course is also covered within the two day Supervisory Skills course.


Aims/Aimed at

The aim of this course is to help staff become familiar with specific personnel procedures  


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Human Resources/Personnel Events, Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Supervision, Discipline, Grievance, Absence Procedures

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

PowerPoint 1: Essentials / ECDL – Presentation [3 hours]

Event Description

Date

8 October 2013

Time

9:30am-12:30pm

Microsoft Office PowerPoint is a presentation graphics package that allows users to add a professional touch to presentation materials for use in areas such as teaching, conferences and interviews. PowerPoint presentations can be viewed in various ways, including with a data projector, on the World Wide Web or as printed handouts. This enjoyable course will take participants through the basics of creating a presentation using the new PowerPoint interface in Office 2013, from inserting and formatting text and graphics to changing the slide layout and slide design. Participants will also learn about design issues, basic animation and transition effects and how to use the various views and print options available.


Aims/Aimed at

Staff with little or no previous experience at using PowerPoint 2007 or 2010 and those taking ECDL – Presentation (Module 6).


Pre-requisites

Familiarity with Windows. Previous experience of using Word 2007 or 2010 would be beneficial.


Booking Information

Book via iTrent


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Presentation - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: PowerPoint, Presentations, ECDL

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Planning Your Research Career

Event Description

 

Date:

4 December 2014

24 March 2015

 

Time:

9.30 am - 1.00 pm

 

This short course provides early career researchers with an introduction to career planning in higher education. The topics explored will include: Higher Education in the UK (the research spectrum from Russell Group to post-1992), the role of the researcher, career progression in Higher Education, Understanding the criteria of academic of success (what are the key elements you need to put in place).


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: www.qol.qub.ac.uk then click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qol.qub.ac.uk
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Personal and Career Development, Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Dynamic PowerPoint [3 hours]

Event Description

Date

Fri 21 Feb 2014

Time

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

This course provides participants with an opportunity to learn about more advanced features in PowerPoint 2013 in order to incorporate interactivity and multimedia in presentations. Intended for staff who are already familiar with the basic concepts of creating PowerPoint presentations, this practical course will enable users to create sophisticated presentations that make full use of the software’s functionality. Topics covered will include flow charts, tables, action buttons, working with images and shapes and using master slides and templates. Participants will also gain experience of linking to other documents, multimedia, creating customised slide shows and saving presentations as image files or to the Web.


Aims/Aimed at

Staff who are experienced at using PowerPoint either 2007 or 2010 and those intending to take the ECDL Advanced Presentation module.


Pre-requisites

Previous attendance at PowerPoint 1: Essentials or a similar level of experience.


Booking Information

Book via iTrent


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Presentation - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: PowerPoint, Presentations, Animations, Images, Movies, Flow Charts, ECDL Advanced

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

PowerPoint 3: Creating Poster Presentations [3 hours]

Event Description

Date

Wednesday 11 March 2015

Time

10:00 - 13:00

This specialised course will benefit staff who are interested in using PowerPoint 2010 to prepare static presentations for conferences or exhibitions. Participants will learn how to change the page setup to accommodate custom sizes and advice will be provided on how to design research posters in order to achieve maximum impact. Through a practical exercise, the course will also cover useful techniques such as applying an image to the background of the poster, creating basic shapes and diagrams and changing the transparency of text boxes, as well as a brief overview of WordArt and SmartArt.


Aims/Aimed at

Staff who have experience in using either PowerPoint 2007 or 2010 and who wish to learn about using it to create posters.


Pre-requisites

Previous attendance at PowerPoint 1: Essentials or significant experience of using PowerPoint 2007 or 2010.


Booking Information

Book via iTrent


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Presentation - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: PowerPoint, Posters, SmartArt, WordArt, Poster Layout

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Preparing and Giving Lectures (Part 1)

Event Description

Date:  15 October 2014

Time:  2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Additional course on:  28 January 2015, 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

16 participants maximum

 Content:         

  • learning outcomes for lectures
  • planning, preparation and methods of organisation
  • developing teaching aids: PowerPoint, hand-outs
  • communication skills: clarity of delivery, pace, signposts, summarising, handling question/answer sessions
  • facilitating student learning and encouraging participation
  • obtaining student feedback

It is recommended that participants also take Part 2 of this course, which is a practical session on lecturing (see below).


Aims/Aimed at

Designed for:  Academic staff, research staff, teaching assistants

Aim: 

  • to explore methods of planning, preparing and organising lectures for groups of various sizes
  • to discuss effective communication strategies for lecturing
  • to develop an awareness of student learning within a lecture context.

Booking Information

Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Teaching and/or Supporting Student Learning
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Teaching, Student Learning, Preparing Lectures, Giving Lectures, Tips on Lecturing, Theory of Lecturing

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 028 9097 1447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

Preparing and Giving Lectures (Part 2)

Event Description

Date:    22 October 2014

Time:   2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Additional course on:  4 February 2015, 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

12 participants maximum, in two small groups of up to 6 each

Content:

Participants will be asked to prepare a 7 minute mini-lecture in advance of the course and deliver this on the day in a small group of 6 participants (maximum).  Participants will receive developmental feedback on their mini lecture from the group members and the facilitator.

 


Aims/Aimed at

Designed for:  Academic staff, research staff, teaching assistants

Aim:  To help participants to practise their skills in lecturing, using micro teaching.


Booking Information

Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Teaching and/or Supporting Student Learning
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Teaching, Student Learning, Preparing, Giving Lectures, microteaching

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 028 9097 1447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

Preparing for Academic Interviews

Event Description

 

Dates:

18 November 2014

7 May 2015

Time:

9.30 am - 1.00 pm

 

This course is designed for research staff applying for senior research positions or lecturehips. The topics explored will include; preparing for interviews, handling interview questions, practice interviews (a chance to hone your interview skills). Research staff attending this course will be offered the opportunity to have a follow-up interview with an experienced senior academic, who will provide individual advice and feed-back.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: www.qol.qub.ac.uk then click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qol.qub.ac.uk
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Personal and Career Development, Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Academic, Research

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Preparing for Retirement (2 day course)

Event Description

A waiting list will be compiled for this course via iTrent.  A date will be scheduled if there is sufficient interest.

 

Designed for:

This two-day course is designed for any member of staff who may be reaching retirement - soon or within approximately 3 years.  Participants will be encouraged to develop a positive attitude to retirement by considering the effect of this major change in their lives.

Objectives:

At the end of the course participants will -

  • Have prioritised areas of their lives that they need to consider in planning for their retirement.
  • Have considered social and personal issues relating to retirement.
  • Have considered opportunities for self-employment, further education, voluntary work as well as hobbies and interests.
  • Have increased awareness of the importance of planning a healthy lifestyle.
  • Have information and on understanding of State Benefits, Superannuation and financial planning.

Content:

Day 1

  • Life in retirement - part 1
  • Your pension and state benefits
  • Protecting your assets (family, estate, inheritance, long term care)
  • Healthy lifestyle

Day 2

  • Options for the future
  • Money management
  • University perspective
  • Planning for the future
  • Life in retirement - part 2

 

 


Aims/Aimed at

Aim:

This course considers the whole picture represented by retirement, celebrating the positive aspects and working to reduce the negative aspects.  Participants will also receive relevant financial information to help them make informed decisions about the future.  The aim is to plan and prepare for retirement and consider the impact of this major change in your life.   


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff
Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Retirement, Retirement Planning

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Presentation Skills for Research Staff

Event Description

 

Date:

To be confirmed

Time:

9.30 am - 4.30 pm

Register once to attend both sessions

 

Designed for:

Research Staff

Content:

  • What makes a good presentation?
  • Your concerns
  • Preparation
  • Design of content
  • Building of good structure
  • Thinking about delivery techniques
  • Action planning for own presentations

 

 


Aims/Aimed at

This course aims to encourage you to identify the techniques of good presentations and enable you to put these techniques into practice.  There are two workshops to the course.  Session one (1 April) involves discussing the skills of presenting and your concerns about making presentations.  In session two (11 April) you will deliver a presentation and receive feedback.  To make the most of this course you are expected to attend both sessions.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: presenting, presentation, confidence, speaking, engagement, conferences

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Presentation Skills for Support Staff (2 half days)

Event Description

 

Date:

21 & 27 April 2015

Time:

9.30 am - 1.00 pm

 

Designed for:

Support staff who wish to develop and practice presentation skills for use in seminars, meetings, interviews etc.

 

Workshop 1:

  • Overcoming nerves
  • Preparation
  • Knowing your audience
  • Planning
  • Delivery
  • Sensible use of visual aids
  • Practice a one minute presentation

Workshop 2:

Five minute presentation with feedback


Aims/Aimed at

This course aims to provide techniques and tools for effective presentations.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: Clerical and Library Assistants, Technical
Keywords: Presentation, Preparation, Interpersonal skills

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Project Planning & Time Management for Researchers

Event Description

 

Date:

6 November 2014

21 May 2015

 

Time:

9.30 am - 4.30 pm

 

Course content:

  • Develop skills in project planning techniques
  • Focus on research projects
  • Action planning on your projects
  • Enhancing your time management
  • Effectiveness and efficiency as a researcher

Aims/Aimed at

This course aims to develop your project management skills with reference to research projects and encourage you plan your time effectively. It is informed by research on personal effectiveness, motivation and stress within a university setting.

 


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: project, planning, techniques, research, time management, effectiveness

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Projecting a Confident and Professional Image

Event Description

 

Date:

2 May 2014

Time:

9.30 am - 4.30 pm

 

This session runs as part of the Senior and Junior Secretarial Skills Programmes


Booking Information

Application forms for the Senior and Junior Secretarial Skills Programmes can be obtained from the Staff Training and Development Unit's website: www.qub.ac.uk/stdu.  Application forms require line management approval.


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/stdu
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: Clerical and Library Assistants

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Purchasing for the University

Event Description

 

Dates:

To be confirmed

Time:

9.30 am - 1.00 pm

 


Designed for:

Attendance at this course is mandatory for anyone acting in the capacity of Nominated Buyer for their unit.  Anyone who is likely to be involved in buying goods or services, particularly those who have recently joined the University, is strongly advised to attend.

Content:

  • Purchasing Regulations, Procedures and Thresholds (The rules on why we do what we do)
  • Purchasing Systems (What we do it with)
  • Accounting for VAT in Purchasing (When and how we pay VAT on what we buy)
  • Basic Purchasing Law (How To 'Stay Legal')

 

 


Aims/Aimed at

The aim of this course is to provide the required guidance for those directly involved in the purchase of goods and services for the University which will ultimately ensure that purchasing power is maximised, that value for money is obtained and that legal requirements are met.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Finance
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Purchasing, Nominated Buyer, Purchase, Legal Requirements, Purchasing Systems, VAT

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Queen’s Writing for Publication Series 2014/15 (3 Sessions)

Event Description

 

3 workshop dates:

13 November 2014

11 December 2014

21 January 2015

Time:

9.30 am - 4.30 pm

 

Content:

What is it? A three part workshop based on practical activities aimed to provide structure, advice and motivation through writing a paper for publication.  Each workshop is a full day, with at least four weeks between meetings.  Participants will be expected to work on their papers between the workshops.  The series will include peer-to-peer review and advice from other group members as well as an experienced course tutor.  The workshop series takes an intensive but intellectually supportive approach, drawing research on academic writing, evidenced in the education and linguistic literature. 

Who is it for? Researchers, experienced or novice, who have research they wish to write-up for scholarly publication, i.e. you have collected your data and are in a position to write up the analysis. 

What will it achieve? Participants should have a completed draft of their research paper by the end of the workshop series. In addition, you will learn more about the process of research writing.  

Important: Participants need to bring a copy of an article from the journal they wish to submit their paper to, as well as any material, such as literature searches or data analysis, which they can draw on through the workshop. 

Sessions will cover:

  • Planning
  • Understanding the writing process
  • Breaking down the structure of papers to generate writing goals
  • Overcoming the difficulties in writing research
  • Techniques for being an effective writer 

 

Tutor: Dr Daniel Soule, Lecturer in Academic Writing, Glasgow Caledonian University.


Aims/Aimed at

Participants should have a completed draft of their research paper by the end of the workshop series.  In addition, you will learn more about the process of research writing. 


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: Writing, Publications, Research, Planning, Motivation, Communication

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Radiation Safety

Event Description

 

Dates for this course will be organised when a sufficient number of staff have indicated an interest to attend by registering on iTrent.  Staff will then be contacted with dates.

 

Designed for:

New and existing research students and staff who are required to work with ionising radiation in the course of their work.  Refresher training for existing Radiation Protection Supervisors.

Content:

·         Ionising and non-ionising radiation

·         Natural and man-made radiation

·         Control strategies

·         Emergency procedures

·         Record keeping

·         Environmental protection

·         Legal framework for the control of ionising radiation and radioactive

 substances

 


Aims/Aimed at

This course aims to outline the requirements of the Radioactive Substances Act 1993 and the Ionising Radiation Regulations (NI) 2000.  To provide practical knowledge to enable delegates to handle ionising radiation safely.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff

 


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Health and Safety
Staff Categories: All Staff, Research
Keywords: Safety, Ionising Radiation, Protection, Radioactive Substances, Radiation, Environment, Emergency, Procedures

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

RefWorks

Event Description

RefWorks is a bibliographic management service that enables you to create a personal database of references, automatically format citations and compile instant bibliographies. This can save you hours spent interpreting citing and referencing styles and typing citations and references.

This introductory course will include demonstrations and practical work and the content is as follows:

  • Creating an account
  • Importing references directly from a database and a file
  • Inputting references manually
  • Creating folders and organizing references
  • Deleting duplicate records
  • Producing a bibliography in a Microsoft Word document
  • Using RefWorks with other bibliographic management services

Pre-requisites

It is essential that participants have experience of using Windows and the web, the Library's databases and Microsoft Word.

Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen’s Online: http://www.qol.qub.ac.uk. Then, click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff.
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Library Training for Academic and Research Staff
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: refworks, library, databases, web, internet, bibliographic management system, citing, referencing, bibliographies

Course Contact Details

Name: Dan Holden
Telephone: 6276
Email: d.holden@qub.ac.uk

RefWorks for Arts and Humanities [2.5 hours]

Event Description

RefWorks is a bibliographic management service that enables you to create a personal database of references, automatically format citations and compile instant bibliographies. This can save you hours spent interpreting citing and referencing styles and typing citations and references. This tailored version of the general RefWorks course focuses on the databases and referencing styles specific to arts and humanities.

Aims/Aimed at

Research and academic staff in arts and humanities

Pre-requisites

It is essential that participants have experience of using: Windows and the web Library databases Microsoft Word

Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen’s Online: www.qol.qub.ac.uk then click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff”
Booking URL: www.qol.qub.ac.uk
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Library Training for Academic and Research Staff
Staff Categories: Academic
Keywords: RefWorks, bibliographic management, citation

Course Contact Details

Name: Diarmuid Kennedy
Telephone: 02890976219
Email: d.g.kennedy@qub.ac.uk

RefWorks for Medicine & Health Sciences

Event Description

RefWorks is a bibliographic management service that enables you to create a personal database of references, automatically format citations and compile instant bibliographies. This can save you hours spent interpreting citing and referencing styles and typing citations and references. This tailored version of the general RefWorks course focuses on the databases and referencing styles specific to medicine and health sciences.


Aims/Aimed at

Academic and research staff in medicine and health sciences.


Pre-requisites

It is essential that participants have experience of using Windows and the web, the Library's databases and Microsoft Word.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen’s Online: http://www.qol.qub.ac.uk. Then, click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff.


New Course: No
Course Type(s): Library Training for Academic and Research Staff
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: RefWorks, bibliographic management, citation, library, referencing, bibliographies

Course Contact Details

Name: Paula Younger
Telephone: 028 90632595
Email: p.younger@qub.ac.uk

RefWorks for Science and Engineering

Event Description

RefWorks is a bibliographic management service that enables you to create a personal database of references, automatically format citations and compile instant bibliographies. This can save you hours spent interpreting citing and referencing styles and typing citations and references.

This tailored version of the general RefWorks course focuses on the databases and referencing styles specific to science and engineering. The content is as follows:

  • Creating an account
  • Importing references directly from a database and a file
  • Inputting references manually
  • Creating folders and organizing references
  • Deleting duplicate records
  • Producing a bibliography in a Microsoft Word document
  • Using RefWorks with other bibliographic management services

Pre-requisites

Experience of using Windows and the web, searching the Library's bibliographic databases and using Microsoft Word.

Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen’s Online: http://www.qol.qub.ac.uk. Then, click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff.
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Library Training for Academic and Research Staff
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: refworks, library, databases, web, internet, bibliographic management system, citing, referencing, bibliographies

Course Contact Details

Name: Dan Holden
Telephone: 6276
Email: d.holden@qub.ac.uk

RefWorks for Social Sciences, Education and Law

Event Description

This tailored version of the general RefWorks course focuses on the databases and referencing styles specific to social sciences, education and law. The course will cover: • Creating an account • Importing references directly from a database and a file • Inputting references manually • Creating folders and organizing references • Deleting duplicate records • Producing a bibliography in a Microsoft Word document • Using RefWorks with other bibliographic management services

Aims/Aimed at

Academic and research staff in social sciences, education and law

Booking Information

10 am - 12.30 pm, 12 October 2011 The McClay Library, Training Room 2 10 am - 12.30 pm, 8 February 2012 The McClay Library, Training Room 2
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Library Training for Academic and Research Staff
Staff Categories:

Course Contact Details

Name: John Knowles
Telephone: 6232
Email: j.knowles@qub.ac.uk

Research Ethics for University Staff

Event Description

 

Date:

22 January 2015

Time:

9.30 am - 4.30 pm

 

Designed for:

Academic and research staff

Content:

Research should be conducted ethically. Across a wide range of academic disciplines there is increasing interest in ensuring that the way in which research is conducted does not violate the rights of the humans who are being studied. In this course we elaborate what ‘research ethics’ is and why all academic researchers – irrespective of what their specific discipline is – should ensure that their research approach is consistent with appropriate ethical guidelines. We provide a historical overview of the rise in importance of ‘research ethics’, we discuss the philosophical bases of ethics in research and we discuss how applications for research funding must adhere to the need for ‘ethical approval’. We also provide an opportunity, in the context of specific research examples, to tease out what we think good ethical research practice should be.

In this course staff will be introduced to QUB research ethics standards and expectations. This entails:

  • Delineating QUB research ethics guidelines
  • Exploring the genesis of research ethics and professional body guidelines
  • Introducing the philosophies underpinning research ethics
  • Enabling collaborative reflection on ethically contentious research
  • Equipping staff with knowledge to conduct ethical research produce ethically approvable research grants, and supervise approvable student projects

Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: research, ethics, guidelines, participants, methodology

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Safety in a Student Placement

Event Description

 

Dates for this course will be organised when enough staff have indicated an interest to attend by registering on iTrent.  Staff will then be contacted with dates.

 

Designed for:

Staff with responsibility for organising and managing Student Placements within their School.

Content:

·         UCEA Guidance and responsibilities of each party in the placement process

·         Preparation of students for placement

·         Agreements with placement providers

·         Risk assessment of placements

·         Procedures prior, during and after placement

·         Record keeping

 


Aims/Aimed at

To outline the requirements of the UCEA Guidance and the responsibilities of the University for students going on placement.  To provide practical advice to enable delegates to ensure appropriate procedures are in place to adequately manage the Student Placement process.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff

 


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Health and Safety
Staff Categories: All Staff

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Selection Interviewing

Event Description

 

Dates:

16 September 2014

7 October 2014

20 November 2014

21 January 2015

18 February 2015

26 March 2015

23 April 2015

21 May 2015

25 June 2015

29 July 2015

Time:

9.15 am - 4.30 pm

 

Designed for:

Attendance at this 1-day course for all staff involved in the recruitment and selection process is mandatory.  Staff should attend this course if they are to be involved on a selection panel in the foreseeable future and have not received training in selection interviewing before.  This training is not designed for those seeking to gain experience as an interview candidate.

Content:

  • Overview of effective selection
  • Fairness and Equal Opportunities
  • Questioning, and interviewing skills
  • Queen's University appointments procedures

 Please note:

  • Places on this course are usually in demand, please register to attend training well in advance as training places may not be available at short notice prior to a panel; 
  • Contact the personnel team coordinating your selection panel for advice if you have queries whether you need to receive this training or if you cannot secure a training place in time; 
  • This training is not designed for those seeking to gain experience as an interview candidate.

Aims/Aimed at

The University, as a matter of good practice and as part of its Human Resources policies, has undertaken to train all staff involved in the recruitment and selection process. 

The course will include: the skills required for the task, reviewing the implications of Equal Opportunities in relation to recruitment and Queen’s procedures which must be adhered to by panel members. 


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Human Resources/Personnel Events, Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: Academic, Academic Related, All Staff
Keywords: Recruitment, Interviews, Interviewing, Selection

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 90976590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Senior Secretarial Skills Programme

Event Description

 

The Senior Secretarial Skills Programme is for those staff who have at least 10 years experience working in Queen's or are in senior grades 4, 5 and 6.  Staff who have previously completed the Junior Secretarial Skills Programme will also be considered for the Senior Secretarial Skills programme.

 

Content:

  • Setting Priorities and Meeting Deadlines
  • Effective Minute Taking
  • Working with a Senior Manager
  • Written Communication Style and Composition
  • Event Management
  • Going the extra mile in Customer Care
  • Efficiencies Using IT
  • Projecting a Confident and Professional Image

Aims/Aimed at

The aim of this Programme is to assist experienced secretarial staff gain further knowledge, skills and confidence to provide a professional secretarial service to senior managers.

 

 


Booking Information

Application forms for this Programme can be obtained from the Staff Training and Development Unit's website: www.qub.ac.uk/stdu.  Application forms require line management approval.


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/stdu
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Administrative Skills, Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: Clerical and Library Assistants
Keywords: Secretarial, Clerical, Time, Productivity, Priorities, Deadlines, Increasing output, Organisation, Project management, Manager, Role, Interpersonal Skills, Boss, Writing Skills, Writing style, Grammar, Composition, Punctuation, Proof reading, Meetings, Minutes, Agenda, Action List, Committees, Chairperson, Customer care, service, complaint, quality, best, Email, wordprocessing, outlook, shortcuts, deadlines, checklist, plan

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Small Group Teaching

Event Description

Date:  8 October 2014

Time:  2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Additional courses on:

5 November 2014         2.00 pm – 5.00pm

23 January 2015           10.00 am – 1.00 pm

18 February 2015         2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

6 May 2015                   2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

16 participants maximum

Content:

  • strengths and difficulties with small group teaching
  • aims of small group teaching
  • planning and preparation for small group work
  • encouraging participation
  • communication skills: questioning, responding, listening, explaining
  • methods (e.g., icebreakers, pairs and buzz groups, brainstorming, case-studies)
  • practical applications: video examples

 

 


Aims/Aimed at

Designed for:  Academic staff, research staff, teaching assistants

Aim: To explore various methods of teaching small groups, e.g. tutorials, seminars, small groups within larger groups.

 

 


Booking Information

Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Teaching and/or Supporting Student Learning
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Teaching, Student Learning, Small Group, tutorials, seminars

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 028 9097 1447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

SPSS 1: Introduction to SPSS [1 day]

Event Description

Date

Wednesday 29 April 2015

Time

09:30 - 17:00

SPSS is a popular statistical and data management application for analysts and researchers, used to present and analyse data arranged in a case-by-case structure. This course will provide participants with an introduction to data management and basic statistical output in SPSS. Participants will have the opportunity to complete a number of practical exercises including setting up, coding and saving data; importing pre-existing data; performing data validation/cleaning; performing simple data modifications and displaying some simple descriptive statistics.


Aims/Aimed at

This course along with the SPSS 2 course is aimed at staff who are familiar with basic statistical procedures and who wish to learn about analysing data using SPSS.


Pre-requisites

Knowledge of basic statistics and file management.


Booking Information

Book via iTrent


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Specialist - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: SPSS, Datasets, Data Coding, Data validation, Data Cleaning, Data modification, Descriptive Statistics

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

SPSS 2: Data Analysis using SPSS [1 day]

Event Description

Date

Tue 12 May 2015

Time

09:30 - 17:00

This course will provide participants with knowledge of how SPSS can be used to conduct data analysis. Participants will have the opportunity to complete a number of practical exercises. Topics include: using descriptive statistics (measures of central tendency and dispersion); selecting appropriate statistical tests; testing for significant differences between means using t-tests; cross-tabulations and testing for significant relationships using chi-square; assessing relationships between continuous variables through plots and correlation; graphical display of results.


Aims/Aimed at

Staff who have some knowledge of SPSS and statistical analysis.


Pre-requisites

Knowledge of basic statistics. For those new to SPSS the SPSS 1 course is essential.


Booking Information

Book via iTrent


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Specialist - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: SPSS, T-Tests, Chi Square, Plots, Correlation, Charts

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Start to Sign

Event Description

 

A waiting list will be compiled for this course via iTrent.  A date will be scheduled if there is sufficient interest.

 

Content will include:

  • Use everyday signs such as greetings
  • Use signs specific to your workplace
  • Understand the structure of British Sign Language (BSL)
  • Produce and understand fingerspelling

A little sign language can go a long way!

Deafness courses will be facilitated by the RNID (www.rnid.org.uk) Employment Training and Skills Service who have a wealth of expertise in the field of deaf and disability awareness.  Courses will be run by a tutor but practical sessions ensure a high level of interaction. 


Aims/Aimed at

This is an introductory course to using BSL (British Sign Language).  This course is a slightly more in depth course than the deaf awareness session for staff.  You should have attended the awareness raising course either this year or in the past.  The one day session aims to improve communication between deaf and hearing staff; and with deaf/hard of hearing customers, students or other people they may come into contact with in their daily work.  The course is taught by trainers who are themselves deaf and experienced BSL users.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Supporting Staff and Students with a Disability
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Deaf, Deafness, Hearing, Sign Language

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Strategic Health and Safety Risk Management

Event Description

 

Dates for this course will be organised when a sufficient number of staff have indicated an interest to attend by registering on iTrent.  Staff will then be contacted with dates.

 

Designed for:

Health and safety co-ordinators and senior management involved in managing health and safety.


Content:

·         Strategic Risk Assessment

·         Health and Safety Risk Registers

·         Risk Management Plans

·         Assessment of Risk Control

·         Review of Risk Management

 


Aims/Aimed at

The aim of this course is to enable management to develop strategic health and safety risk registers and risk management plans for the management of health and safety within Schools and Directorates.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Health and Safety
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Safety, Management, Safety Co-ordinators, Risk Registers, Risk Assessment, Plans, Control, Protection

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Supervisory Skills for Support Staff (2 day course)

Event Description

 

Dates:

12 & 13 November 2014

10 & 11 February 2015

7 & 8 May 2015


Time:

9.00 am - 3.00 pm

 

Designed for:

Support staff that have, or hope to have, supervisory responsibilities.


Content:

  • The role of the supervisor
  • Major activities of a supervisor
  • Motivating and delegating to staff
  • Personnel procedures
  • Communicating assertively

Aims/Aimed at

The aim of this course is to provide the tools and techniques required to supervise staff with confidence


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Leadership, Management and Supervisory, Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: Clerical and Library Assistants, Operational, Technical
Keywords: Management, supervision, motivating staff, delegation, assertiveness skills, personnel procedures, team, discipline, grievance, absence procedures

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Word Processing: Tables and Form Design Using Word [3 hours]

Event Description

Date:

Friday 24 April 2015

Time:

09:30 - 12:30

Microsoft Word can be used to create forms for completion on a computer that allow users to enter text or select options without altering the structure of the form. This course looks at some of the tools available in Word 2013 which can be used to create forms, including text, checkbox and drop-down list fields. Participants will also learn how to create tables in Word and how tables can be used in the layout of forms. Along with the basics of creating forms, the course will cover how to add instructional text to form fields, how to protect the form and how to export data from forms to a spreadsheet file.


Aims/Aimed at

Staff who are experienced at using Word 2007 or 2010 to edit and format documents and wish to learn how to create tables and data capture forms using Word. The course may also benefit those intending to take the ECDL Advanced module in Word Processing.


Pre-requisites

Previous attendance at Word 1: Essentials or equivalent experience of using Word 2007 or 2010 to format documents and create basic tables.


Booking Information

Book via iTrent


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Word Processing - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Tables, Forms, Form Layout, Export Data from forms, ECDL Advanced

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Teaching Larger Classes

Event Description

Date:    18 March 2015

Time:   2.00 pm – 4.30 pm

16 participants maximum

Content:

  • planning, preparation and methods of organisation for larger lectures
  • communicating in a large lecture: delivery skills, handling question/answer sessions
  • maintaining student involvement and participation
  • video examples of teaching larger classes with discussion.

Aims/Aimed at

Designed for:  Academic staff, research staff, teaching assistants.

Aim:  To explore different methods of teaching large groups of students; to discuss strategies for improving student learning within larger classes.

 

 


Booking Information

Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Teaching and/or Supporting Student Learning
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Teaching, Student Learning, Larger Classes

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 028 9097 1447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

Teaching with Emotional Intelligence

Event Description

Date: 11 February 2015

Time: 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

16 participants maximum

Aim and Content:

The emotional climate of a classroom has an impact on its effectiveness as a learning environment and the levels of satisfaction experienced by both students and teachers.  This workshop aims to give participants the opportunity to:

  • explore the use of emotional intelligence in teaching
  • review their own emotional intelligence in teaching situations
  • begin to extend their range of strategies to teaching situations which have an emotional dimension

Aims/Aimed at

Designed for:  Academic staff, research staff; teaching assistants.


Booking Information

Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Teaching and/or Supporting Student Learning
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Teaching, Student Learning, Emotional Intelligence

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 028 9097 1447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

The Effective Researcher (2 day course)

Event Description

 

Date:

30 June - 1 July 2015

Time:

9.15am - 5.00pm

 

Designed for:

This programme is aimed at early career staff researchers within the first 3-15 months of a research contract with project management responsibility.  This course is delivered in partnership with Vitae, a national organisation that focuses on researcher development.

Content:

This is a new intensive two-day programme that uses a series of experiential learning activities to explore the practical skills required for successful project management and the further development of intellectual independence. Specifically this programme will cover:

  • Project management
  • Prioritisation of competing tasks and workloads
  • People management
  • Communication of your research 
  • Long-term career plans

These areas will be addressed holistically, but with plenty of scope to respond to the issues raised by participants.  Full attendance on both days is required as programme activities have been designed to integrate self-awareness and learning across key areas of project management and career development.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Effective Researcher Programme, Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: project, planning, techniques, research, time management, effectiveness, career development, research

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Time Management for Support Staff

Event Description

 

Date:

20 February 2015

Time:

9.30 am - 1.00 pm

 

Designed for:

Support staff but especially those who work in offices.


Content:

  • The need for time and priority management
  • Identifying areas of time wastage
  • Working with your manager
  • Reviewing personal and organisational objectives
  • How to effectively manage paperwork and telephone calls
  • Plan proactive and reactive time
  • Action plans

Aims/Aimed at

This course is designed to introduce the skills of organising your time to achieve objectives and to be more effective in today's increasingly busy workplace.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Administrative Skills
Staff Categories: Clerical and Library Assistants
Keywords: Time, management, organisation, output, productivity, prioritise

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Training Skills for Occasional Trainers (3 half days: 2, 3 and 9 March 2015)

Event Description

Dates:

2, 3 and 9 March 2015 (3 x half days)

Time:

9.30 am - 1.00 pm

 

8 participants maximum

 

Designed for:

  • Staff who wish to deliver training to staff within their areas or to various groups of people
  • No previous training experience is required


Content:

  • Planning and preparing training activities
  • How people learn
  • Providing opportunities for learning
  • Effective training methods and techniques
  • Deal with common difficulties encountered in training
  • Designing, delivering and evaluating a training session

 

Participants will design and deliver a short training session and will receive feedback.


Aims/Aimed at

This course aims to increase participants' knowledge and understanding of how to design, deliver and evaluate effective training.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: www.qol.qub.ac.uk - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qol.qub.ac.uk
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Training, Preparation, Design, Delivery, Interpersonal Skills

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

TurningPoint (PRS) Update

Event Description

Date:    24 September 2014

Time:   2.00 – 4.00 pm

Content:

PowerPoint 2013 will be installed in all teaching rooms for 2014-15 academic year. This will require use of TurningPoint 5 for PRS handset voting. This workshop will help trained PRS users to orient themselves to the new version of the software, find and execute the features they currently employ and explore new features.


Pre-requisites

Previous training in TurningPoint.


Booking Information

Registration

Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other, then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Teaching and/or Supporting Student Learning
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: TurningPoint, TurningPoint 5, PRS, hand-set voting

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 028 9097 1447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

Use of Fire Extinguishers

Event Description

 

Dates for this course will be organised when a sufficient number of staff have indicated an interest to attend by registering on iTrent.  Staff will then be contacted with dates.

Duration: Approximately 1 hour               

 

Designed for:

All staff – to improve fire safety measures.  This course will provide enhanced training for Fire Wardens and staff who work in high risk areas.

This is a practical course which covers the Chemistry of Combustion and the use of Fire Extinguishers.  Participants will be given an opportunity to extinguish fires in controlled conditions using various fire extinguishers. 

All staff require greater awareness of fire safety and it is advisable that all departments have staff who are familiar with the use of fire extinguishers.

 


Aims/Aimed at

The aim of this course is to provide "hands-on" training in use of fire extinguishers


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff

 


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Health and Safety
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Safety, Fire Extinguishers, Fire Warden

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Using Computer Assisted Assessment

Event Description

Date:    10 October 2014

Time:    9.30 am – 4.30 pm

Additional courses on:

12 November 2014, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm

4 March 2015, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm

17 June 2015, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm

17 participants maximum

Content:

This workshop provides an opportunity to examine the potential of Computer Assisted Assessment (CAA) for formative and summative use. The workshop will look at the types and design of CAA questions and good practice in question writing.  Measures of question quality and marking schemes will also be discussed.  During the practical session, participants will have the opportunity to create an online assessment using QuestionMark Perception, the assessment software supported by the University.  It will be possible to explore a range of question types (including using imported images). Participants are encouraged to bring along module material on which they can base their questions. We will then create, schedule and assign candidates to an assessment, and deliver the assessment.  Use of reports and exporting data based on assessments will also be examined.

 


Aims/Aimed at

Designed for:  Staff interested in using Computer Assisted Assessment (CAA).


Pre-requisites

Familiarity with a Windows environment and file management would be beneficial although not essential


Booking Information

Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Assessment and Giving Feedback
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Assessment, Feedback, Computer Assisted, CAA, QuestionMark, QuestionMark Perception

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 028 9097 1447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

Using GradeMark to Give Feedback

Event Description

Date:    8 October 2014  Please note that this session has been cancelled.

Time:   2.00 pm – 4.30 pm

Additional course on:  11 February 2015, 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm

17 participants maximum

Content:

This workshop is designed to give an overview of the facilities of the TurnitinUK GradeMark Software allowing participants the opportunity to set up assignments and give feedback on those assignments within the system. Training will include: insertion of general text comments; dragging and inserting comments on to the student paper from a comment bank set up by the lecturer or the Turnitin bank of “QuickMarks” provided; recording of voice comments; grading based around an assessment grid or rubric.  The University’s recommended approach to doing this in the UG context will be covered.


Aims/Aimed at

Designed for:  Staff interested in using TurnitinUK GradeMark Software to give feedback


Pre-requisites

Participants should be from a School that has agreed to use Turnitin as a submission tool and take part in the GradeMark trial.


Booking Information

Registration

Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other, then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Assessment and Giving Feedback
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: GradeMark, GradeMark Software, TurnitinUK, Turnitin, QuickMarks, assessment grid, rubric

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 028 9097 1447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

Using Technology to Enhance Online Learning

Event Description

Date:    22 October 2014

Time:   2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Additional course on:  25 March 2015, 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

12 participants maximum

 Content:

The use of technology has become an important part of teaching and learning. This course will introduce a range of technologies and explore the various ways in which it can impact on teaching and learning strategies. It will provide the opportunity to reflect on how particular technologies can support active and interactive learning activities.


Aims/Aimed at

Designed for:  Staff new to online and blended learning who are interested in using open source technologies in their teaching.


Booking Information

Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other, then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Design and Planning of Learning Activities
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: online learning, blended learning, technologies to support active and interactive learning activities.

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 028 9097 1447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

Using the Computer and Managing Files / ECDL Module 2 [3 hours]

Event Description

This course is available on request.

This course is ideal for staff who wish to increase their confidence in using a computer and improve their efficiency at file management techniques. Through a series of practical exercises, participants will learn how to use Windows Explorer to organise files and folders, create folders and subfolders, and rename and move files and folders. The course will cover the different views that can be used when managing files and how to create ‘read-only’ files; and there is an opportunity to learn about good practice in data security, about Windows updates, anti-virus protection and file backup. The course will also look at the new features of Windows 7, in particular using Aero Themes and features.


Aims/Aimed at

Staff members who wish to learn more about file management, good practice in data security and those taking ECDL Module 2.


Pre-requisites

None.


Booking Information

Book via itrent


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Essential
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: File management, PC Protection, PC security, ECDL

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Using the Personal Response System in your Classes

Event Description

Date:    29 October 2014

Time:   2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Additional course on:  18 March 2015, 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

12 participants maximum

Content:

The Personal Response System may be used in a number of different ways within classes to promote interactivity in teaching and learning.  Activities that can be facilitated include: initiating discussion, checking understanding and provision of formative feedback, contingent teaching, peer teaching/discussion, assessment, community building, data collection and gathering of module feedback. The workshop will examine how to use these activities appropriately and effectively with your students. Examples of how PRS is being used in Queen’s and some other universities will also be discussed.


Aims/Aimed at

Designed for:  Staff interested in using the Personal Response System to promote interactivity in their classes.


Pre-requisites

Some previous experience with PowerPoint is necessary for attendance at the workshop.


Booking Information

Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other then Training Courses).


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Teaching and/or Supporting Student Learning
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Teaching, Student Learning, Personal Response System, PRS, Interactive, Voting, EVS

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 028 9097 1447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

Using the TurnitinUK Originality Checking Software

Event Description

Date:    1 October 2014

Time:   2.00 pm – 4.30 pm

Additional course on:  25 February 2015, 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm

17 participants maximum

Content:

This workshop is designed to give an overview of the facilities of the TurnitinUK Originality Checking Software allowing participants the opportunity to set up assignments and view originality reports. The software compares electronic copies of student assignments with a range of online sources and also a bank of previously submitted student work.  In this way it can detect text matches which might be due to plagiarism.

The course will also discuss how the tool may be used to illustrate the nature of plagiarism to students with a view to preventing plagiarism. The University’s recommended approaches to doing this in both the UG and PG contexts will be covered.


Aims/Aimed at

Designed for:  Staff interested in using the TurnitinUK Originality Checking Software to assist in the detection of plagiarism of both online sources and other student assignments.


Pre-requisites

Familiarity with a Windows environment.


Booking Information

Registration is via Queen’s Online (In the navigation under My Services, select Other then Training Courses).


Booking URL: https://login.qol.qub.ac.uk/home/
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Assessment and Giving Feedback
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Assessment, Feedback, TurnitinUK, Originality Checking Software, Plagiarism

Course Contact Details

Name: Centre for Educational Development
Telephone: 028 9097 1447
Email: ced@qub.ac.uk

Using Your Purchasing Card

Event Description

 

Dates:

To be confirmed

Time:

10.00 am - 1.00 pm

 

Designed for:

All Purchase Card Users


Content:

  • Transaction limits
  • Use of the card with suppliers
  • Acceptable use policy
  • VAT on purchasing card transactions
  • Expenditure categories
  • Reconciliation of charges

Aims/Aimed at

The aim of this course is to provide the required guidance for those authorised to use a University Purchase Card.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Finance
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Purchase Card, VAT, Regulations, Transaction Limits

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Writing Skills for Support Staff

Event Description

 

Date:

27 February 2015

Time:

9.30 am - 1.00 pm

 

Designed for:

University Support Staff


Content:

  • Identifying readers' needs and their level of expertise
  • Making sure you write the right document
  • Tailoring content to your readers' needs
  • Getting the message across, using Plain English
  • Ensuring clarity
  • Avoiding common errors of grammar, punctuation and use of English
  • Ten tips for improving readability
  • How to re-read more effectively
  • Editing techniques
  • Compiling a proofreading checklist

Aims/Aimed at

The aim of this course is to provide information on planning, writing and editing memorandums, emails and letters with greater speed, confidence, accuracy and effectiveness.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Administrative Skills, Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: Clerical and Library Assistants, Technical
Keywords: Secretarial, Clerical, Writing Skills, Grammar, Punctuation, Proof reading, Writing style

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Writing your academic CV

Event Description

 

Dates:

25 September 2014

3 March 2015

Time:

9.30 am - 1.00 pm

 

This course is designed for research staff applying for senior research positions or lectureships.  This is a half-day course that introduces early stage researchers to the fundamentals of “the most important document you may ever write”!  The topics explored will include; your experience checklist, tailoring your CV to the role (researcher, senior researcher, lecturer), CV Design, guidelines for an academic CV, CV critique.


Aims/Aimed at

This course is aimed at research staff applying for senior research poisitions or lectureships.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: www.qol.qub.ac.uk then click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qol.qub.ac.uk
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Academic, Research

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Using Social Media for Teaching and Research

Event Description

Date

Wednesday 04 February 2015

Time

14:00 - 17:00

This half day course is aimed at academic staff interested in using social media in their teaching or research activities.

The course will begin with an overview of the most popular social media tools (including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube) and will outline the University’s objectives regarding social media. Case studies will be presented of how Queen’s and other universities are using social media to enhance the student learning experience and to collaborate with research partners. Participants will also be given the opportunity to discuss the problems and challenges of using social media and how to deal with negative comments. Guidance on how to plan content will be provided, along with technical advice on setting up and monitoring Facebook pages and Twitter accounts.


Booking Information

Book via Queen's Online


Booking URL: https://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Social Media - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories:
Keywords: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Academic Career Development and Promotion Seminar

Event Description

Date:

To be confirmed

Time:

3.00 pm - 4.30 pm

 

This seminar provides some basic advice and guidance on planning and developing your academic career with the aim of successfully applying for promotion.  It covers issues you need to consider and address before starting to prepare a promotion application, and advises on how to complete the paperwork and in particulare the Academic CV.  Some advice is also included on obtaining feedback should your application be unsuccessful. 

The seminar should last approximately 1 hour, including time for questions.  Professor Francis Keenan is leading the ongoing development of the Academic CV at Queen's.  As Head of School, he has either chaired or been a member of numerous promotion panels within Queen's.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: Academic
Keywords: Academic, Career Development, Promotion

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

An introduction to cultural awareness and sensitivity

Event Description

Date:

To be confirmed

Time:

10.00 am - 1.00 pm

Venue:

Auditorium, The McClay Library

 

Course aim

To increase cultural awareness and sensitivity among those working with international students.

 

Course Objectives

  • Explore the meaning of ‘culture’ and what it means to you
  • Identify key stages of cultural adjustment and possible effects of culture shock
  • Develop sensitivity to ways in which cultural differences may affect your interactions with international students
  • Better understand some of the customs and cultural norms in the countries highlighted as ‘key markets’ in the universities Internationalisation strategy (e.g. China and Malaysia)
  • To promote a positive approach to cultural sensitivity within the institution

 

Course structure

This is anticipated to be a half day course, including a coffee break.

 

Course Delivery

The course would be led by two language support officers from the Language Centre and would be held in Training Rooms in the McClay Library.

 

Course style

A range of learning activities will be adopted, including a workshop and group work, to appeal to a wide variety of participants and the course will be supported by appropriate learning and teaching resources.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click Employment Details and click on the iTrent training link


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Communication Skills, Equality and Diversity
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Cultural Awareness, International,

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Developing for Success: Assertiveness

Event Description

 

Date:

28 April 2015

Time:

9.30 am - 1.00 pm

 

Designed for:

Mid-level managers/leaders and professional specialists in both academic (Grade AC2 and above) and professional support staff groups (Academic related grade 7 and above).

 

Content:

Defining Assertiveness

Recognise the differences between assertive, aggressive and passive behaviours

Understanding what assertiveness is not

Self-reflection – the benefits of assertive behaviour to you

The language of assertiveness

Assertiveness tools and techniques

Building confidence in assertiveness skills


Aims/Aimed at

To develop target audience in the core Queen’s behaviour of leading and managing others through communicating assertively.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: Academic, Academic Related
Keywords: Stress, Communication, Aggressive, Coping, Assertive, Resilience, Confidence

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Developing for Success: Effective Teamworking

Event Description

 

Date:

27 January 2015

Time:

9.30 am - 4.30 pm

 

Designed for:

Mid-level managers/leaders and professional specialists in both academic (Grade AC2 and above) and professional support staff groups (Academic related grade 7 and above).

 

Content:

We all have individual skills and attributes, objectives and goals. In a team environment, we assume individuals will work well as a unit. This can be a challenge – for any team to work together to deliver objectives and achieve results while maintaining good relationships and respect for others. This practical course will look at ways of ensuring the team delivers while acknowledging the individual


Aims/Aimed at

To develop staff in the core Queen’s behaviour of effective teamworking.

 

Key areas to be addressed include:

  • What is a team?  Why they work, when they might not work and understanding the elements that make up a successful team.
  • Understanding team roles and how they complement functional roles
  • Building and sustaining a team culture
  • Improving motivation and morale in the team
  • Ensuring everyone plays their part – building accountability and responsibility

Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: Academic, Academic Related
Keywords: Team Working, Team, Team Environment, Communication, Achieving Objectives, Respect, Difference, Relationships

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Developing for Success: Enhancing Your Report Writing

Event Description

 

Date:

4 November 2014

Time:

9.30 am - 4.30 pm

 

Designed for:

Mid-level managers/leaders and professional specialists in both academic (Grade AC2 and above) and professional support staff groups (Academic related grade 7 and above).

 

Content:

Participate in this practical workshop to enhance how you communicate through writing.

This workshop will focus on the areas:

• Understanding and applying the essential principles of effective writing

• Selecting and using an appropriate style

• Writing accurately and influentially

• Presenting written documents in a clear, precise, professional style for a range of readers

• Critically reviewing and editing reports quickly and constructively Participants will bring a piece of their own report writing to use as a live example applying what is learnt in the workshop. Effective and not so effective reports will b elooked at and learned from.


Aims/Aimed at

To develop staff in the core Queen’s behaviour of achieving results (through project managing activities).


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: Academic, Academic Related
Keywords: Audience, Clarity, Communication, Style, Editing, Professional, Precise, Accuracy, Influence, Planning

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Developing for Success: Instilling a Customer Focus

Event Description

 

Date: 13 May 2015

Time: 9.00 am - 3.00 pm

 

Designed for:

Mid-level managers/leaders and professional specialists in both academic (Grade AC2 and above) and professional support staff groups (Academic related grade 7 and above).

 

 

Key areas to be addressed include:

 

 

  • Understand what is meant by Service Quality
  • Service Quality in a Higher Education Context
  • Understanding customers, appreciating their needs, and seeing things from their point of view
  • Managing and exceeding customer expectations
  • Creating a positive customer experience
  • Managing and actioning customer complaints
  • Establishing and setting clear standards for their dept (Service Level Agreements) in relation to both internal and external customers
  • Continuous Improvement

 

 

 


Aims/Aimed at

To develop staff in the core Queen’s behaviour of Instilling a Customer Focus (through providing excellent service quality).

 

For those staff who would like to understand the needs of both internal and external customers and provide an excellent level of service to meet those needs.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: Academic, Academic Related
Keywords: Service, Customer, Expectations, Service Standards, Complaints, Customer Needs, Internal, External

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Developing for Success: Leading Change in HE

Event Description

 

Date:

27 May 2015

Time:

9.30 am - 4.30 pm

 

Designed for:

Mid-level managers/leaders and professional specialists in both academic (Grade AC2 and above) and professional support staff groups (Academic related grade 7 and above).

 

This interactive workshop may help staff develop skills to:

  • Understand the importance of anticipating change and adapting accordingly
  • Understand their own reaction to change and the impact that change may have on others
  • Managing the change process
  • Managing and supporting others through the change process

 


Aims/Aimed at

 

The aim of this course is to develop staff in the core Queen’s behaviour of managing change.  It is important to understand that the success or failure of a change initiative depends as much on personal attitude as corporate activities. 

 

 


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: Academic, Academic Related

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Developing for Success: Lean Management - Doing More with Less

Event Description

Date:

26 November 2014

Time:

9.30am - 4.30pm

 

Course Overview

The aim of this course is to to develop staff in the core Queen’s behaviour of achieving results (through adopting lean processes). Have you ever thought "There must be a better way of doing this?" This workshop explores tools and techniques that considers how a higher education provider can make its processes more "Lean" and efficient. Key areas covered include: Developing lean awareness including the 5 principles of Lean, elements in improving a process, embedding and sustaining improvement, understanding customer wants and the customer experience.


Aims/Aimed at

Designed for:

Mid-level managers/leaders and professional specialists in both academic (Grade AC2 and above) and professional support staff groups (Academic related grade 7 and above).


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: Academic Related
Keywords: Management, Improvement, Development

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Developing for Success: Managing Conflict in the Workplace

Event Description

 

Date:

21 October 2014

Time:

9.30 am - 4.30 pm

 

Designed for:

Mid-level managers/leaders and professional specialists in both academic (Grade AC2 and above) and professional support staff groups (Academic related grade 7 and above).

 

Content:

This course will help you

• Understand how conflict occurs – appreciating different values, beliefs and perceptions

• Understand the importance of creating a positive and inclusive work environment

• Appreciate various approaches to conflict

• Understand difficult behaviour and know how to deal with it

• Handle misunderstandings and disagreements in a constructive and positive manner

• Take clear action to resolve team issues or individual performance


Aims/Aimed at

The aim of this course is to to develop staff in the core Queen’s behaviour of leading and managing others.

 


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: Academic, Academic Related
Keywords: Interpersonal Skills, Conflict, Confidence, Aggression, Assertiveness, Resolution, Respect

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Developing for Success: Managing Difficult Conversations

Event Description

 

Dates:

16 April 2015

Time:

9.00 am - 1.00 pm

 

Designed for:

Mid-level managers/leaders and professional specialists in both academic (Grade AC2 and above) and professional support staff groups (Academic related grade 7 and above).  Please see attached document for more information.

 

This course will help you:

  • Understand what are the features of a difficult conversation;
  • understand the challenges associated with confronting or avoiding;
  • appreciate different values, beliefs and perceptions;
  • understanding what is said and what is unsaid;
  • navigating through a step by step process to tackling a difficult conversation with confidence.

 


Aims/Aimed at

 

The aim of this course is to develop staff in the core Queen’s behaviour of leading and managing others.

 

 


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: Academic, Academic Related

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Developing for Success: Managing Meetings Effectively

Event Description

 

Date:

6 May 2015

Time:

9.30 am - 1.30 pm

 

Designed for:

Mid-level managers/leaders and professional specialists in both academic (Grade AC2 and above) and professional support staff groups (Academic related grade 7 and above).

 

This workshop is designed for staff who would like to manage meetings more effectively. You may chair formal School or Department meetings or more informal unit or team meetings, all of which consume time and resources. Therefore it is important that your meetings are well planned, focused, efficiently run, which will ensure they lead to relevant discussions and actions. During this workshop participants will gain knowledge and undertake practical tasks which will enable them to more effectively manage the different types of meetings that they manage.

During the workshop we will discuss and provide information on:

• What is a good meeting?

• The Chair: skills and characteristics

• Practical exercises on chairing meetings; giving structure, encouraging discussion

• Case study: before, during and after team meetings

• A meeting process template. The session will also include a question and answer session with Queen’s staff who have extensive experience in managing meetings.

 


Aims/Aimed at

This course aims to develop managers in the effective management of meetings.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: Academic, Academic Related
Keywords: Communication, Agenda, Objective, Time, Actions, Clarity, Focus, Process, Effective, Planning, Preparation

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Developing for Success: Managing Performance Effectively

Event Description

 

Date:

19 November 2014

Time:

9.00 am - 1.00 pm

 

Designed for:

Mid-level managers/leaders and professional specialists in both academic (Grade AC2 and above) and professional support staff groups (Academic related grade 7 and above).  Please see attached document for more information.

This interactive workshop may help staff develop skills to:

  • set clear expectations for others;
  • effectively plan and allocate work to realise objectives according to the strengths of others;
  • support and develop others to realise their full potential;
  • monitor performance effectively;
  • recognise and acknowledge good performance and take clear actions to address ineffective individual performance. 

 


Aims/Aimed at

The aim of this course is to develop staff in the core Queen’s behaviour of managing and leading others through effective performance management.  A confident Queen's manager/leader can secure buy in and engagement of others by creating a positive and inclusive work environment, and promoting a positive approach to performance by focusing on performance over process.

 

 


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: Academic, Academic Related
Keywords: Leadership, Management, Performance, Feedback, Objectives, Action, Reward, Behaviour, Engagement, Positive, Strengths, Development Areas

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Developing for Success: Working with Partners - Internal Consulting Skills

Event Description

 

Date:

13 January 2015

Time:

9.30 am - 4.30 pm

 

Designed for:

Mid-level managers/leaders and professional specialists in both academic (Grade AC2 and above) and professional support staff groups (Academic related grade 7 and above). 

For staff who would need to develop the practical approaches and political awareness to be able to operate as a professional partner.

 

Content:

This practical workshop will help you develop skills that allow you to practically engage and communicate as a professional partner, learn how to support and engage with your partners by being an enabler not a barrier. Boost your credibility in working with your customers by enhancing your influencing and communication skills as well as focusing on thinking strategically.


Aims/Aimed at

To develop staff in the core Queen’s behaviour of consulting with and working in partnership with others.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: Academic, Academic Related
Keywords: Partner, Partnership, Internal Customer, Needs, Expectation, Confidence, Influence, Behaviours, Skills, Professional, Challenge, Business, Engage

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Facebook for Beginners

Event Description

Date

Monday 23 February 2015

Time

10:00 - 12:30

This is for any staff member who is interested in using Facebook for social networking.

This course will introduce participants to the key features of Facebook and will discuss the various issues surrounding its use. Topics covered will include publishing updates, organising friends, Facebook Pages, privacy settings and social networking etiquette.

Prerequisites: None.


Booking Information

Book via Queen's Online.


Booking URL: https://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Social Media - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Social Media, Facebook, introduction, social networking

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Fieldwork Safety

Event Description

 

A waiting list will be compiled for this course via iTrent.  A date will be scheduled if there is sufficient interest and staff on the waiting list will then be contacted. 

 

This course will outline the requirements of the Universities sector guidance to enable Schools to develop risk assessments and health and safety management systems for field work and field trips.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Health and Safety
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Fieldwork, Safety

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Front of Office/Reception Skills

Event Description

 

Date:

20 April 2015


Time:

9.30am – 4.30pm

 

Objectives:

  • To raise the awareness of customer service at the reception desk and assist staff in providing exceptional customer care
  • Iddentify front office needs and understanding of all levels of communication
  • Demonstrate the effects of posivie and negative impressions
  • Explain the meaning and significance of customer care

 

Content:

  • Role of the receptionist in the delivery of service
  • “Moments of Truth” in customer service
  • Examples of exceptional customer service
  • Consequences of poor service
  • Nature of communication
  • Importance of “first impressions” from the customer’s standpoint
  • Positive words, phrases and body language
  • Factors of good and bad communication on the telephone
  • Active listening skills on the phone
  • Coping with anger and complaining customers
  • 3 steps to assertive behaviour to help turn customers around
  • Tactics and tips to cope with complaints and objections
  • Personal action planning

Aims/Aimed at

The aim of this course is to provide knowledge and skills to enhance this very important role, looking at customer care, first impressions and dealing with difficulties.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s):
Staff Categories: All Staff, Clerical and Library Assistants
Keywords: Secretarial, Clerical, Customer Care, Professional Style, Customer Service, Assertive Behaviour, Body language

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Induction for Academic Staff

Event Description

 

Dates:

To be confirmed

Time:

9.15 am - 1.30 pm

 

This course is an occasion for welcoming academic staff to Queen's.  It is designed to facilitate the transition of new members of staff to their academic posts in Queen's and to briefly look at some of the main issues in the University and methods of supporting academic staff.  You may have been in your new job for a time before the event but it is considered to be an essential part of orientation into the University. 

This course is designed for all newly appointed academic staff to the University.  (You may attend more than one type of central induction event as information will not be duplicated). 


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s):
Staff Categories: Academic
Keywords: Academic

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Integrated Research Application System (IRAS)

Event Description

 

Dates/Times:

13 October 2014, 2.00pm - 4.00pm

3 February 2015, 2.00pm - 4.00pm

8 May 2014, 2.00pm - 4.00pm

 

 

Training on use and completion.  Are you planning research involving health and social care patients or clients?  Do you need to seek R&D permission from a Trust for research involving their staff?  Will you be undertaking a clinical trial of a medicinal product?  If the answer is yes, you will be required to complete an IRAS application form.  IRAS is a single system for applying for the permissions and approvals required for health and social care research in the UK.  It enables you to enter the information about your project once by using filters to ensure that the data collected and collates is appropriate to the type of study and the permissions and approvals required. 

In order to gain the maximum benefit from the training and ask questions relevant to your study, ensure you have set up an IRAS account before attending: https://www.myresearchproject.org.uk/


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: Integrated, Research, Application, IRAS

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Introduction to NVivo

Event Description

Dates:

Mon 14 April (followed by clinic on Thurs 17 Apr, 9.30 to 12.30)

Time:

9.30 am - 4.30 pm

Designed for: All academic and research staff involved in the collection and analysis of qualitative data.

 

Pre – requisites: You are encouraged to bring one transcript from your own data as a word document. Should data be unavailable it will be provided for you. All users will be asked to use the computers available in the lab to ensure everyone is using the same version of Nvivo.

 

Course Aim: This practical workshop is targeted towards beginners wishing to use Nvivo software. The workshop will provide an understanding of qualitative data analysis and provide you with enough information to get started on your own project. Using sample transcripts from focus groups and interviews you will learn how to develop and set up a coding framework using Nvivo. Thereafter, if there is sufficient interest, a half day Nvivo clinic will be set up to answer any queries regarding setting up a coding protocol and an Nvivo project relating to your own personal project.

Learning outcomes: By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
- Navigate around the software
- Create and save a project
- Create and work with sources
- Create and work with codes
- Create and assign classifications for sources and codes
- Export items
- Work with memos and links
- Use more advanced analytical functions

Tutors: Dr Lynsey Hollywood, Queen’s University Belfast, Dr Michelle Spence, Queen’s University Belfast


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills, Specialist - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: Research

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Introduction to Prezi

Event Description

Date

Wednesday 22 April 2015

Time

10:00 - 13:00

Prezi is a cloud-based presentation software and storytelling tool that can be used to present concepts on a virtual canvas using a variety of media including links, images and video clips.  It employs a Zooming User Interface (ZUI), which allows users to zoom in and out of their presentation media, enabling users to navigate through information in a non-linear format.  Prezis can be easily shared online, including through social media, and can be used for collaborative projects.  This introductory course will allow users to get familiar with the key features of Prezi and explore this interesting alternative to PowerPoint.

Before attending this course, participants should create a personal account at www.prezi.com (note that users with a university email address can upgrade to a free Edu Enjoy account).


Booking Information


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Presentation - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Prezi Presentations Canvas Collaboration

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Introduction to Qiqqa

Event Description

Qiqqa is free reference management software which will automatically format the citations in a Word document and produce a list of references at the end of that document. It differs from RefWorks, which is the University’s standard reference management software, because the emphasis is on working with full-text pdf files rather than references.
Additional Information URL: Qiqqa website

Aims/Aimed at

Course Aims: - Provide an overview of reference management software - Demonstrate the key features of Qiqqa - Raise awareness of the databases provided by the Library Designed for: - Researchers wanting to explore alternatives to RefWorks

Booking Information

Book via iTrent
Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Library Training for Academic and Research Staff
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: qiqqa, reference management, citing, referencing

Course Contact Details

Name: Dan Holden
Telephone: 6276
Email: d.holden@qub.ac.uk

Introduction to Social Media

Event Description

This half day course is aimed at anyone interested in using social media, either personally or professionally.

The course will include an overview of the history and concept of social media and a discussion of popular social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.  Participants will be given the opportunity to compare social media tools and discuss the factors which should be considered when deciding which tool(s) to use.  The session will conclude with practical advice on setting up a social media account and protecting your online profile.


Booking Information

Book via Queen's Online.


Booking URL: https://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Social Media - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories:
Keywords: Social Media, Twiter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Introduction to Stata (2 day course)

Event Description

Dates:

26 - 27 November 2014

25 - 26 May 2015

 

Time:

9.30 am - 4.30 pm

 

This two-day course provides an overview of Stata 12, the latest version of Stata.  Participants will learn how to open and create datasets, data manipulation and data management techniques, simple analysis commands, creating graphs, and automating processes using .do and .ado files. 


Aims/Aimed at

This course is aimed at people with no previous experience of using Stata, or who would like to refresh their knowledge.  It is expected that participants will have some prior knowledge of statistical methods.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: introduction, stata

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Introduction to Visio 2013

Event Description

Date:

Friday 08 May 2015

Time:

09:30 - 12:00

Microsoft Visio 2013 is a diagramming package that works with stencils, shapes and connectors to create a variety of schemes, such as flowcharts, organisation charts, office layouts and network diagrams.  Participants will learn how to work with the Visio interface to create a range of diagrams. 

Prerequisites: Experience of using Windows.  Previous attendance at the Diagrams made easy in Word and PowerPoint course would be an advantage but not essential.

Covered in this session:

  • Plan Your Diagram
  • Create a New Diagram (Use a Flow Chart - Make a cup of tea)
  • Stencils/Shapes
  • Adding Shapes
  • Visio Options
  • Save a Drawing as another file type
  • Adding Data to Shapes/additional information to shapes
  • Cross Functional flowchart | Organisational Chart
  • Exporting data from an Organisational Chart
  • Process Diagrams (Example: Flowchart)
  • Changing the Appearance of the Shapes Task Pane
  • Create a Custom Stencil

Booking Information


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Specialist - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories:
Keywords: Visio flowcharts organisation charts office layouts network diagrams

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

LinkedIn for Beginners

Event Description

Date

Monday 11 May 2015

Time

10:00 - 12:30

This course is aimed at any staff member interested in using LinkedIn for social networking.

LinkedIn is a professional social networking site which can be used for career development and connecting with other professionals.  Topics covered will include setting up a LinkedIn profile, adding connections, using LinkedIn groups and posting updates.

Prerequisites: None.


Booking Information

Book via Queen's Online


Booking URL: https://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Social Media - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories:
Keywords: Professional Networking, LinkedIn, social networking, professional communications

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Managing a University Social Media Site

Event Description

Date

Monday 23 March 2015

Time

10:00 - 16:00

This full day course is aimed at staff with responsibility for (or intending to set up) a social media site for the University.

The course will begin with an overview of the most popular social media tools (including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube) and will outline the University’s objectives regarding social media. Case studies will be presented of how Queen’s and other universities are using social media to connect with different groups including prospective and current students, staff and alumni. Participants will also be given the opportunity to discuss the problems and challenges of using social media and how to deal with negative comments. Guidance on how to implement a successful social media strategy will be provided, along with technical advice on setting up and monitoring Facebook pages and Twitter accounts.


Booking Information

Book via Queen's Online


Booking URL: https://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Social Media - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories:
Keywords: Social Media, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Mental Health Awareness

Event Description

 

Date:

To be confirmed

Time:

9.30 am - 1.00 pm

 

The main aims of the mental health awareness (half-day) course are to highlight the main mental health issues and disorders and give an overview of signs and symptoms.  This will help particpants identify ways to support others with mental health issues and identify ways to sustain good mental health.  The course is facilitated by experts from Action Mental Health: "AMH Works"


Aims/Aimed at

This course is aimed at all Queen's University Staff


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: All Staff

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Safe Use of Machinery (PUWER)

Event Description

 

A waiting list will be compiled for this course via iTrent.  A date will be scheduled if there is sufficient interest and staff on the waiting list will be contacted. 

 

This course will provide managers with an understanding of the machinery related legislation including the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) and how they relate to the equipment that is used in the University


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Health and Safety
Staff Categories: Academic, Academic Related, Operational, Technical
Keywords: Machinery, PUWER, Safety

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Stress Management

Event Description

 

Date:

To be confirmed

Time:

9.30 am - 1.00 pm

 

This course is designed for all Queen's Staff.

 

This half day course aims to show the main factors that cause stress both in and out of the workplace and help particpants learn skills to deal with these.  Particpants will discover more about what stress is, causes of stress, the factors influencing stress, signs and symptoms and stress management techniques.  The course is facilitated by experts from Action Mental Health: "AMH Works"


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s):
Staff Categories: All Staff

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

The Collaborative Researcher

Event Description

 

Date:

13 - 14 November 2014

Time:

9.15 am - 4.30 pm

 

Overview:

Collaboration is more than the icing on the research cake; it now lies at the heart of the research model for the 21st Century. Individual researchers wishing to build successful careers need to connect with, and impress, a broad network of professional colleagues.

Projects no longer solely operate under the traditional model of a single researcher or group and draw upon a range of partners from the subjects, institutions and sectors required to answer bigger and more far-reaching questions.

This 2 day course looks at the building blocks of the collaborative style of research: inclusive communication, cultural awareness, robust planning, negotiation and the ability to work effectively with others. Whether your collaboration is with another academic in your department, or partners from different subjects, sectors and countries, it helps you to develop winning strategies for connecting and working with others.

What does it involve?

The course is attended by researchers from different disciplines and career stages. It is led by a team of experienced facilitators who work with participants throughout the 2 days to support their learning. This course takes a ‘learning by doing' approach. There will be presentations on collaboration theory, but for the most part, you will be actively participating in the sessions and activities.

What's in it for you?

This course offers you the opportunity to: explore collaboration both in theory and in practice; work with a team of experienced facilitators from a range of career backgrounds, who will ensure you get the most out of the 2 days; meet researchers from a variety of disciplines, backgrounds and career stages; develop your understanding of collaboration theory and how to apply it in practice; take a few days out from your research both physically and mentally, and have some space in which to consider yourself and your next steps.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff.


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: Research, Collaboration, Collaborative, Researcher

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

The Engaging Researcher

Event Description

 

Date:

11 December 2013

Time:

9.30 am - 1.00 pm

Location:

Postgraduate Student Centre, Seminar Room 3

 

Aimed at:

Academic and Research staff and PhD students

 

Do you want to learn more about public engagement that is happening at Queen’s?

This event will provide researchers with the resources and time to develop their knowledge and plan for public engagement activity. You will have time to consider how your research can link into public engagement activities involving a wide range of audiences.

During the session you will hear from Professor Tony Gallagher on the role of Public Engagement in the research impact agenda and examples of public engagement activity undertaken by Queen’s researchers. There will also be a number of practical exercises for you to complete around your research and public engagement.


Aims/Aimed at

Intended outcomes:

1. Participants will increase understanding of public engagement

2. Participants will review examples of public engagement

3. Participants will review their public engagement activity to date

4. Participants will reflect on how their research can link into public engagement activities

5. Participants will begin planning future public engagement activities.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: www.qol.qub.ac.uk then click on iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: Researcher Development, Public Engagement, Impact of Research

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6601/6590
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

The Strategic Researcher

Event Description

 

Date:

23 February 2015

Time:

2.00 - 4.30 pm

 

Do you want to get a grant or achieve more publication outputs? This workshop looks at how to be strategic about where you put your research effort. For example how to work with team members or colleagues in a way that increases both your and their publication output. And how to use your limited resources in the most effective way possible.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: Research, Strategy

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Turbocharging Your Writing

Event Description

 

Date:

23 February 2014

Time:

9.00 am - 1.00 pm

 

Overview:

Would you like to know the secret to high output, low stress scholarly writing?

In academia it is often assumed that writing comes naturally. However, an overwhelming body of research shows that there are very clear and practical strategies that can greatly increase your writing productivity.

This workshop will help you to understand: why it’s hard to get started; how we deliberately use distractions to slow down writing; the principles of quick starting; how to deal with destructive internal beliefs; how to set a writing plan and stick to it; how to set achievable goals by writing in a silo; how to greatly increase the number of actual words you produce; how to clarify your thinking and improve the quality of your work.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol - Select the iTrent Training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: Research, Turbocharging, Writing

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Twitter for Beginners

Event Description

Date

Monday 02 March 2015

Time

10:00 - 12:30

This course is aimed at any staff member interested in using Twitter for social networking.

Twitter is an increasingly popular social networking and information sharing tool and this course will provide participants with the skills required to use it effectively and professionally. Topics covered will include Twitter terminology, replying to tweets, creating lists and tweeting etiquette.

Prerequisites: None.


Booking Information

Book via Queen's Online


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Social Media - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Twitter, social media, social networking, introduction, beginners

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Working with SharePoint (for Site Administrators) [1.5 hours]

Event Description

Date

Thursday 29 January 2015

Time

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

SharePoint Site Administrators (Owners) are nominated staff who have full control of a SharePoint site. This means that Site Administrators can add/remove users, control user permission levels, add and delete SharePoint features such as document libraries and calendars, as well as being able to contribute to SharePoint sites by adding announcements, uploading documents, adding events, assigning tasks etc.


Aims/Aimed at

The course is aimed at nominated staff who are responsible for the overall management of a School/Directorate SharePoint site or sub-site.


Pre-requisites

It is anticipated that all SharePoint Site Administrators are using Office 2010/13 to benefit from the full functionality offered by the latest version of SharePoint.


Booking Information

Book via Queen's Online - www.qub.ac.uk/qol - (Look under Other, then Training) 


New Course: No
Course Type(s): SharePoint - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: SharePoint, Site management, Administration, Document Libraries, Calendars

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 02890976189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Working with SharePoint (for site contributors)

Event Description

Date:

Tuesday 27 January 2015

Time:

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

SharePoint Site Contributors (Members) are nominated staff who help to maintain a SharePoint site by adding announcements, uploading documents, adding events, assigning tasks etc.



Aims/Aimed at

The course is aimed at nominated staff who contribute to a School/Directorate SharePoint site or sub-site.


Pre-requisites

It is anticipated that all SharePoint Site Contributors are using Office 2010/13 to benefit from the full functionality offered by the latest version of SharePoint.


Booking Information

Book via Queen's Online - www.qub.ac.uk/qol - (Look under Other, then Training)  


New Course: No
Course Type(s): SharePoint - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: SharePoint, Site management, Administration, Document Libraries, Calendars

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Your Learning and Career Development

Event Description

 

Date:

14 October 2014

Time:

9.30am - 1.00pm

 

Overview:

The aim of this course is to to develop staff in the core Queen’s behaviour of continuing ones own personal learning and development. This workshop will explore a combination of approaches, ideas and techniques that will help you manage your own learning and growth. It will help you decide what’s best for you, set development goals, and give you the information you need to help you monitor your progress towards achieving them.


Aims/Aimed at

This course is designed for All Staff and focuses on outcomes and results.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol then click on iTrent training link in the list of services for staff


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s):
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Learning, Career, Development

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Training and Development Unit
Telephone: 6590/6601
Email: training@qub.ac.uk