"We will create an environment where all employees are enabled to take responsibility for improving their own development."
Our new Learning for All programme offers a range of personal and professional learning opportunities available for all staff without restriction that are designed to enhance your skills and enable you to develop effectiveness in your current role while also preparing you for career progression.
In line with University and Public Health guidance, all face-to-face learning and development events have been paused. Where possible these events are continuing through online delivery and we are identifying new ways in which staff can continue with their personal development at this time
Online Workshops: Learning for All
Communicating in a Remote Working Environment
Delegates will understand how best to overcome barriers to communications, how to maximise the technology for our current individual and team working priorities. How can we be effective in working remotely and use our communication skills to make online meetings and interactions valuable? We will consider communications which cover our work-related social interactions.
Date: 21 September 2020
Time: 09:30 - 11:00
Delivering Engaging Learning Sessions Remotely
Delivering and facilitating engaging remote learning is becoming increasingly important in the current learning environment (alongside traditional classroom learning and facilitation). Lecturers/facilitators will need to adapt their communication style and content design to the remote environment. Challenges can be mitigated by enhancing professional skills for the Lecturers/facilitators and positive, timely and supportive communication to the learners.
During this session, participants will develop their understanding and skills required for designing, communicating and delivering learning sessions remotely.
Date: 12 October 2020
Time: 09:30 - 12:30
Effective Remote Mentoring
Mentoring is a powerful channel for knowledge transfer, individual development, building collaboration, organisation relationships and engagement. Building effective mentor/mentee relationships is key to a fruitful experience for both and mentoring can still take place during remote working.
This workshop will provide an understanding of the principles of mentoring, the core skills needed to provide an impactful mentoring experience and how to develop an effective mentoring relationship and experience.
Date: 08 October 2020
Time: 09:30 - 13:00
Team Collaboration While Remote Working
The way in which we work, interact and engage as a team member in the current remote environment has changed from our more traditional ways of working on campus or in an office environment.
This session explores how the nature of our team working has changed due to physical distance and explores how to use this remote working environment to remain connected, be collaborative and innovative as a team to maintain effective productivity and develop the team in line with institutional priorities.
Date: 30 September 2020
Time: 09:30 - 11:15
Working Smarter – Manage Your Time While Remote Working
The demands on our working and personal life have changed significantly in 2020. Understanding and having tools and techniques to support our effectiveness during this time is key to working effectively in our new environment.
Participants will develop a toolkit for personal and professional time management and apply key skills to current working style and practice, to improve current productivity and personal effectiveness whilst working in this remote environment. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their strengths and development areas with regard to making the best use of their time and will be able to identify what barriers and challenges can be overcome.
Date: 29 October 2020
Time: 09:30 - 11:30
Managing and Motivating People and Teams Remotely
The challenging role of the manager has been made even more complex in the current remote working environment. The circumstances that have led to the need for remote working have had significant impact for staff and managers personally and professionally. The role of the manager to provide structure, guidance, support and be able to motivate are essential in these new ways of working.
This half day session will build managers confidence to effectively manage in the remote working environment. This session will consider the ‘mind-set shift’ in what success looks like for you and your team, to understanding, defining and truly being flexible with your team - while continuing to ensure contributions are as effective as possible.
Date: 19 October 2020
Time: 09:30 - 13:00
Online Workshop for Managers
These workshops are bookable via iTrent Self-Service