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

Event Description

Date: 26 June 2020

Time: 10:00 - 13:00

Designed for: Research staff

An online 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

SESSION 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.

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 good posture, both in standing and sitting positions, and breathing – finding a natural ‘sleep’ breath, then developing it into lower abdominal breathing – ‘Open Mouth and Open Body’.

SESSION 2:
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.

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 variation in pitch, to bring colour and interest into your speaking.

SESSION 3:
Putting it all into practice.
Looking at a short piece of prose to put all your hard work into practice!

Vocal Health and Q&A.
Looking at ways to safeguard your voice and keep it healthy.


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.

Due to the current world health issues, this will be an online workshop and will run in three 45 minute sessions. It will also address any particular vocal issues arising due the current climate, where so much of our work is being delivered via virtual means.

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 mat to lie on.


Booking Information

Register for this course via iTrent Self-Service


New Course: No
Course Type(s): Communication Skills, Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Presentation, Communication, Delivery, Voice, Effective

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Excel 1: Essentials / ECDL – Spreadsheets [1 hour]

Event Description

Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

This course is the essential starting point for anyone interested in learning how to produce spreadsheets using Microsoft Office Excel and forms an ideal basis for further courses in Excel. As Excel 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.

COVID 19 Restrictions

Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

Due to Covid-19 restrictions face-to-face training can no longer be offered at this time. The course will take the following format:

  • A 1 hour on-line training session via MS Teams
  • Post-session: Participants will be provided with access to a workbook and associated files (also available here) to complete asynchronously
  • A follow-up online clinic to address any queries/questions related to topics covered during the session
  • Additional topic specific resources (see link below) can be accessed as required

Additional Resources

This collection of resources can be accessed via LinkedIn Learning, an online learning resource for staff.  New users will need to sign up here.

Excel 1: Get Started with MS Excel


Aims/Aimed at

Staff with little or no previous experience of using Microsoft Excel 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:
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Excel 3: Data Analysis

Event Description

This advanced course looks at some of the data analysis tools and functions available in Excel 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 is also included.

Covid-19 restrictions

Due to Covid-19 restrictions face-to-face training will not be offered at this time.  This course will take the following format:

  • Course participants access workbook and associated files here 
  • Additional topic specific resources (see link below) can be accessed as required
  • An online clinic to address any queries/problems will be running on 11 November, 10.00 - 11.00.  If you wish to attend this clinic please email s.mcmorrow@qub.ac.uk

Additional Resources

This collection of resources can be accessed via LinkedIn Learning, an online learning resource for staff.  New users will need to sign up here.

Excel 3: Data Analysis


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 is recommended.


Booking Information

Currently self study


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

Getting Familiar with Photoshop - Part 1

Event Description

Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

The course can be offered for your unit/area if there are 6 or more delegates. Materials at http://go.qub.ac.uk/itdocs

Adobe Photoshop is a popular and professional graphics and digital photo-editing software program. This course introduces the skills and techniques needed to master image manipulation and photographic re-touching. The course will guide you through the Photoshop user interface and you will learn in a step-by-step manner how to use the basic essential tools for editing and enhancing your images such as sharpening, cropping, resizing and adjusting colour and contrast. 


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

Getting Familiar with Photoshop - Part 2

Event Description

Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

The course can be offered for your unit/area if there are 6 or more delegates. Materials at http://go.qub.ac.uk/itdocs

You have familiarised yourself with the basic image-editing tools of Adobe Photoshop (in Getting Familiar with Photoshop - Part 1). In this course you will explore more advanced tools and features available in Adobe Photoshop such as using layers, filters, blend modes and custom shapes to create publications, artwork and invigorate lack lustre images.  You will also learn how to repair old and damaged photos and convert colour images to sketches or black and white.  


Aims/Aimed at

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


Pre-requisites

Attendance at the "Getting Familiar with Photoshop - Part 1" 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

Applying your research to policy agendas

Event Description


2019/20 Date:

To be confirmed.

 

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 this course via iTrent Self-Service


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, Agendas,

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Advanced Word Processing: Making Best Use of Word

Event Description

Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

The course can be offered for your unit/area if there are 6 or more delegates. Materials at http://go.qub.ac.uk/itdocs

This course concentrates on useful features of Word 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

Diversity & Inclusion - LGBT Allies Lunch and Learn Session

Event Description

 

Are you interested in finding out about what it means to be an inclusive LGBT Ally in the workplace?

The Diversity and Inclusion Unit is delighted to announce that an LGBT Allies Lunch and Learn session will take place on 18 September 2019 in the Senate Room, Lanyon Building.


Aims/Aimed at

 

 The session will be delivered by Stonewall, an organisation which campaigns for the rights of LGBT people across the UK and will provide attendees with the opportunity to:

 

  • Develop a better understanding of the language and terminology used by and about the LGBT community
  • Explore what it means to be an LGBT ally, and why it's important to have visible and active allies in the workplace
  • Identify practical ways to step up an ally and to commit to inclusive behaviours

 

We anticipate high demand for places, so you are encourged to register asap to avoid disappointment.


Pre-requisites

 A sandwich lunch will be available for attendees. Please contact eqdiv@qub.ac.uk if you have any dietary requirements.


Booking Information

Please register via iTrent


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Equality and Diversity
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: LGBT, Diversity and Inclusion,

Course Contact Details

Name: Diversity and Inclusion
Telephone: 1976
Email: eqdiv@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

Event Description

This specialised course looks at the charting feature in Excel 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. 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.

Covid-19 restrictions

Due to Covid-19 restrictions face-to-face training will not be offered at this time.  This course will take the following format:

  • Course participants access workbook and associated files here.
  • Additional topic specific resources (see link below) can be accessed as required
  • An online clinic to address any queries/problems will be running on 18 November, 10.00 - 11.00.  If you wish to attend this clinic please email s.mcmorrow@qub.ac.uk

Additional Resources

This collection of resources can be accessed via LinkedIn Learning, an online learning resource for staff.  New users will need to sign up here.

Excel Charts 


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.


Booking Information

Currently offered via self study


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

Event Description

Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

The course can be offered for your unit/area if there are 6 or more delegates. Materials at http://go.qub.ac.uk/itdocs

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

Introduction to Database Part 1 (covers ECDL DB) [3.5 hours]

Event Description

Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

The course can be offered for your unit/area if there are 6 or more delegates. Materials at http://go.qub.ac.uk/itdocs

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.  This is part 1 of a 2 part course which may help staff prepare for ECDL Module 5. 


Pre-requisites

None


Booking Information

Book via iTrent


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Databases - Continuing Professional Development
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

Introduction to Database Part 2 (covers ECDL DB) [3.5 hours]

Event Description

Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

The course can be offered for your unit/area if there are 6 or more delegates. Materials at http://go.qub.ac.uk/itdocs

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. This is part 2 of a 2 part course which may help staff prepare for ECDL Module 5. 


Pre-requisites

Introduction to Database Part 1.


Booking Information

Book via iTrent


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Databases - Continuing Professional Development
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

Excel 2: Managing Data [1 hour]

Event Description

 

Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

The course can be offered for your unit/area if there are 6 or more delegates. Materials at http://go.qub.ac.uk/itdocs

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. 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 that will be explored in this course.

COVID 19 Restrictions

Due to Covid-19 restrictions face-to-face training can no longer be offere at this time. The course will take the following format:

  • A 1 hour on-line training session via MS Teams
  • Post-session: Participants will be provided with access to a workbook and associated files (also available here) to complete asynchronously
  • A follow-up online clinic to address any queries/questions related to topics covered during the session
  • Additional topic specific resources (see link below) can be accessed as required

Additional Resources

This collection of resources can be accessed via LinkedIn Learning, an online learning resource for staff.  New users will need to sign up here.

Excel 2: Managing Data


Aims/Aimed at

Staff who wish to learn how to use Excel 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.


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

Fire Warden and Evacuation Procedures

Event Description

 

Date Time Venue
Tuesday 5 March 2019 2.30 pm - 3.30 pm Main Site Tower, 0G/010
Monday 13 May 2019 2.30 pm - 3.30 pm Main Site Tower, 0G/010
Monday 3 June 2019 9.30am - 10.30am Main Site Tower, 0G/009

 

Designed for: 

Staff members designated as newly appointed Fire Wardens

 

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 this course via iTrent Self-Service

 

 


New Course: No
Course Type(s): Health and Safety
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Safety, Fire Warden, Evacuation, Legislation, Extinguisher, Fire,

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
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: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Guide to Computing Facilities

Event Description

Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

The course can be offered for your unit/area if there are 6 or more delegates. Materials at http://go.qub.ac.uk/itdocs

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

Induction for All New Staff

Event Description

 

2019/20 Dates:

To be confirmed.

Time:

To be confirmed.

 

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

 

New Staff to the University will be invited to this Induction event by email.

 


New Course: No
Course Type(s): Central Induction Events
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: New Staff, Orientation, Induction, Introduction

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Induction for Contract Research Staff

Event Description

 

2019/20 Dates:

To be confirmed.

 

Time:

To be confirmed.

 

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

 

New Contract Research Staff are invited to attend this event and will be registered by Organisational Development


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: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Introduction to PivotTables using Excel

Event Description

This is an advanced course aimed at staff who are experienced at using Microsoft Excel 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.

Covid-19 restrictions

Due to Covid-19 restrictions face-to-face training will not be offered at this time.  This course will take the following format:

  • A demo of the PivotTable features will be held on 16 November, 10.00 - 11.00.  Book via iTrent
  • Course participants access workbook and associated files here 
  • Additional topic specific resources (see link below) can be accessed as required
  • An online clinic to address any queries/problems will be running on 23 November, 10.00 - 11.00.  If you wish to attend this clinic please email s.mcmorrow@qub.ac.uk

Additional Resources

This collection of resources can be accessed via LinkedIn Learning, an online learning resource for staff.  New users will need to sign up here.

PivotTables


Aims/Aimed at

Staff who are experienced at using Microsoft Excel 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.


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 the CMS (Content Management System) [3 hours]

Event Description

Usually run once 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

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

Event Description

Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

The course can be offered for your unit/area if there are 6 or more delegates. Materials at http://go.qub.ac.uk/itdocs

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 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

Knowledge of 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: 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

Making Best Use of Outlook [3.5 hours]

Event Description

Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

The course can be offered for your unit/area if there are 6 or more delegates. Materials at http://go.qub.ac.uk/itdocs

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. Good practice is also discussed.

Course Materials at http://go.qub.ac.uk/itdocs


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

Management and Leadership in a Research Role

Event Description

 

Dates: Course not currently available.

 

Aim: To develop participants’ knowledge and skills in management and leadership, with a focus on how to use these skills in a research environment. 

 

Designed for: Early career academic staff and experienced research staff, who have responsibility for managing and mentoring others within the context of their research roles and projects.  This powerful 2 day programme provides clear insights for learners into their current and potential role as a leader.  It looks at management and leadership within the context of a research role providing delegates with guidance on how they can build and develop the key skills they need to motivate and manage others. 

 

Outcomes:  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 Queen’s 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 and their continuing learning about management and leadership. 

 

Practical Transference:  This powerful 2 day programme provides clear insights for learner into their role as a leader.  The programme will make use of real case studies from participants’ own experiences for discussion and review and will draw on peer coaching to embed the skills of coaching for excellent performance conversations.

 

Pre Work – Participant will complete the Myers Briggs Type Indicator online before attending the programme.

 

Post Programme – Participants will attend 2 ninety minute Action Learning Sets scheduled to take place 3months and 6 months after the programme is complete.  These sets will support and encourage the transfer of learning from the programme to the “real” work environment

 

 

Learning Content and Methodology

 

Defining Leadership

  • The role of the Research Leader in Queens University
  • Leadership v Management  - exploring the differences, similarities and where the research leader falls in this.
  • What defines effective Leadership – are leaders born or made?

 

Employee Engagement through Leadership

  • Understanding the importance of employee engagement and motivation in today’s turbulent environments
  • Practical Case Study and Peer Coaching work on engaging staff

 

Personal Awareness & Insights for Leadership

  • Participants will work to identify their personality “type” as seen through the lens of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator

 

Communicating with the Team

  • The Team meeting as a powerful communication forum – making it meaningful!
  • Does your team meet together?  Does your team think together?

 

Communicating with Individuals – a Coaching Approach

  • Coaching as a tool to generate excellent conversations and communication with staff
  • Approaching difficult situations and conversations – a construct to deliver feedback and manage a meaningful conversation

 

“Very well prepared and delivered”

 


Aims/Aimed at

To develop the audience’s knowledge and skills in management and leadership, with a focus on how to use these skills in a research environment.

 


Booking Information


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: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Dynamic PowerPoint [3 hours]

Event Description

Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

The course can be offered for your unit/area if there are 6 or more delegates. Materials at http://go.qub.ac.uk/itdocs

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

Creating Posters using PowerPoint 3 hours]

Event Description

Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

The course can be offered for your unit/area if there are 6 or more delegates. Materials at http://go.qub.ac.uk/itdocs

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

Research Ethics for University Staff

Event Description

 

Date:

13 March 2020

Rescheduled date: 27 March 2020

Time:

09:30 - 14:00

 

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 this course via iTrent Self-Service


New Course: No
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Research, Ethics, Guidelines, Participants, Methodology

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Selection Interviewing

Event Description

 

Dates/Times:

17 September 2020, 09:30 - 12:00
08 October 2020, 09:30 - 12:00
12 November 2020, 09:30 - 12:00
03 December 2020, 09:30 - 12:00

Designed for:

Attendance at this course for all staff involved in selection panels for staff recruitment is mandatory.  Staff should attend this course if they are to be involved on a selection panel and have not received training before.  The University, as a matter of good practice and as part of its Human Resources policies, has undertaken to train all staff new to the recruitment and selection process.

The course will cover:

  • The skills involved
  • A review of aspects of Equality and Diversity relevant to recruitment
  • The Queen’s Appointment Procedure which must be adhered to by panel members.

A one hour Refresher Selection Interview Training course is available if you have attended the course some time ago.

Please note: 

  1. Places on this course are normally in demand, please register to attend training in advance as training places may not be available at short notice prior to an interview panel.  Contact the Human Resources team co-ordinating your selection panel for advice if you have a query as to whether you need to receive this training or if you cannot secure a training place.
  2. Priority will be given to staff who have an urgent requirement to participate in a recruitment panel, therefore staff meeting a longer term training need may be asked to reschedule.
  3. This training is not designed for staff seeking to gain experience as an interview candidate – it is only for interview panel members.

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 involved, reviewing the aspects of Equality and Diversity relevant to recruitment and Queen’s procedures which must be adhered to by panel members. 


Booking Information

Register for a course via iTrent 


New Course: No
Course Type(s): Human Resources/Personnel Events, Leadership, Management and Supervisory
Staff Categories: All Staff, Academic, Academic Related
Keywords: Recruitment, Interviews, Interviewing, Selection, Panel

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

SPSS 1: Introduction to SPSS [1 day]

Event Description

Staff: Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

PGs - Sat 29 April please email itcourses@qub.ac.uk to be enrolled

The course can be offered for your unit/area if there are 6 or more delegates. Materials at http://go.qub.ac.uk/itdocs

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

Staff: Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

PGs - Sat 6 May - email itcourses@qub.ac.uk to be enrolled

The course can be offered for your unit/area if there are 6 or more delegates. Materials at http://go.qub.ac.uk/itdocs

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

The Effective Researcher (2 day course)

Event Description

 

2019/20 Date & Time:

To be confirmed.

 

Designed for:

This programme is aimed at relatively early career staff researchers.

 

Content:

The purpose is to give you a chance to step back and reflect on your role, your functions and how effectively you are succeeding within them.  This takes place within an intensive 2-day programme, designed to focus on:

  • Managing projects, people and multiple-tasks
  • Building more effective communication of your research, with potential collaborators, and with colleagues, including managing upwards and horizontally
  • Becoming more proactively effective within your current and future contexts

 

Our aim throughout will be to try to address your specific needs, but to address them with practical, tailored solutions that you can begin implementing immediately. 2 days of your time is far too valuable for us not to be targeting concrete outputs for you.

 

The sessions will be very relaxed, but also intense and interactive, working with a broad range of colleagues from across the University, in a supportive, collegial environment.

 

This session is only offered once a year, and places are limited - they will be allocated on a first come first served basis.


Booking Information

 Register for this course via iTrent Self-Service


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: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@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

Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

12 participants maximum 

Content:

The Turning Point (Personal Response System (PRS)) provision is widely used by many lecturers and staff and is commonly referred to as our “interactive voting system” or “clickers”.

A major feature of the new version is the ability for users to create interactive presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint which will in turn allow participants to express their opinions / respond to a variety of questions in real time using their mobile devices and or university supplied clickers.

This course will show you how to use the PRS system in your lectures and explain the new features in detail.

Even if you have attended this course before you may find an explanation of the new features invaluable.


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): Specialist - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Teaching, Student Learning, Personal Response System, PRS, Interactive, Voting, EVS

Course Contact Details

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

Administrative Fundamentals - Delivering Customer Service

Event Description

 

Date:

To be confirmed.

Time:

To be confirmed.

 

Designed for:

Clerical and Administrative support staff

Content:

Ensuring customer satisfaction and delivering high-quality customer service loyalty is critical to an organisation’s success.  Understanding the concept of ‘customer’ in the Queen’s context, and different customer expectations builds engagement and trust.  This helps staff deliver consistent yet personalised customer focus within their role and department in Queen’s.  In turn this may prevent the escalation of issues and complaints.   In this workshop you will consider the competencies and skills to deal with customers effectively.

 

Duration: half day

Overview

This workshop introduces a simple model to understand customer demands, needs and expectations.  It reviews customer communication, standards and responsibilities. It focuses on the individual’s customer care skills within the Queen’s University context.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding and meeting Internal and external customer expectations
  • Communication channels
  • Standards and service level agreements
  • Managing impressions and dealing with stereotypes
  • Dlivering the service
  • Action planning

Aims/Aimed at

This flexible range of learning courses is designed for staff in clerical and administrative support roles and will be offered 2-3 times each year.  Discuss your learning priorities, and agree with your line manager, the most appropriate sessions to support you in your role and to meet your development needs.




Booking Information

 

Register for this course via iTrent Self-Service


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Administrative Skills, Communication Skills
Staff Categories: Clerical and Library Assistants
Keywords: customer service communication delivering Administrative Fundamentals

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Administrative Fundamentals - Effective Minute Writing

Event Description

 

Dates:

To be confirmed.

 

Time:

To be confirmed.

 

Designed for:

Clerical and Administrative support staff

Content:

Minutes are a formal record of meetings.  This is part of the ongoing record of discussions, agreements and actions to support meetings, committees and also the related work streams, follow-up communication and team working to achieve specific goals and outputs.  People often attend and leave meetings with their own perspectives and misunderstandings can occur.  Effective minutes maintain consistency and shared, agreed outcomes.

 

Duration: half day

Overview

This workshop presumes that participants have a proficiency in taking notes during a meeting and have working samples of their own notes.  The session helps delegates to transform their notes into minutes for different types of meetings.  Effective Note Taking is a related, but separated course.

Learning Outcomes

Good practice and tips on:

  • Content – what to include and exclude
  • Collating and presenting data
  • Writing skills - including grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • Style and presentation
  • Action planning

Aims/Aimed at

This flexible range of learning courses is designed for staff in clerical and administrative support roles and will be offered 2-3 times each year.  Discuss your learning priorities, and agree with your line manager, the most appropriate sessions to support you in your role and to meet your development needs.




Booking Information

 

Register for this course via iTrent Self-Service


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Administrative Skills, Communication Skills
Staff Categories: Clerical and Library Assistants
Keywords: effective minute writing content collating writing skills style presentation action planning Administrative Fundamentals

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Administrative Fundamentals - Effective Note Taking

Event Description

 

Dates:

To be confirmed.

 

Times:

To be confirmed.

 

Designed for:

Clerical and Administrative support staff

Content:

Note taking is an important skill for Administrative support staff to improve as part of their overall ‘communication toolkit’.  From simple jottings to short hand and digital notes, there are lots of resources and methods to choose from.  Meetings require anything from a formal precise record, key points or a table of actions. Regardless of the mechanism, the notes taken are relied upon as a record of communication, commitments and understanding and can help to produce effective and consistent minutes when required.

 

Duration: half day

Overview

This workshop reviews the needs and circumstances of notetaking.  It is linked to minute writing with a focus on the art of taking notes. It can also apply to attending a lecture, meeting, learning event or taking an important and detailed phone call; but the focus here is the taking notes in a meeting. Effective Minute Writing is a related but separate workshop.

Learning Outcomes

  • Different forms of notes
  • Understanding the meeting objectives and notes needed
  • Concentration, coping with digression, distractions and interruptions
  • Time line for writing up minutes
  • Layouts, format and principles
  • Action planning

 


Aims/Aimed at

This flexible range of learning courses is designed for staff in clerical and administrative support roles and will be offered 2-3 times each year.  Discuss your learning priorities, and agree with your line manager, the most appropriate sessions to support you in your role and to meet your development needs.




Booking Information

 

Register for this course via iTrent Self-Service


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Administrative Skills, Communication Skills
Staff Categories: Clerical and Library Assistants
Keywords: effective note taking meeting concentration layouts action planning Administrative Fundamentals

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Administrative Fundamentals - Personal Skills Development

Event Description

 

Dates:

To be confirmed.

 

Times:

To be confirmed.

 

Designed for:

Clerical and Administrative support staff

Content:

This workshop focuses on the individual and their management of their own development.  It empowers the person to self-assess their competencies, qualities, well-being and aspirations.  Working in a support function, at times in a reactive capacity can challenge a people’s sense of control over their work skills and development.  This programme supports their control and influence over their own development and career, where possible

Duration: half day

Overview

This workshop allows delegates the time to review their own skills, competencies and qualities.  It provides a framework for maximizing their potential and developing themselves. 

Learning Outcomes

 

  • Personal skills assessment

·         Personal development planning

·         Well-being – and personal growth

  • Action planning

Aims/Aimed at

This flexible range of learning courses is designed for staff in clerical and administrative support roles and will be offered 2-3 times each year.  Discuss your learning priorities, and agree with your line manager, the most appropriate sessions to support you in your role and to meet your development needs.




Booking Information

 

Register for this course via iTrent Self-Service


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Administrative Skills, Communication Skills
Staff Categories: Clerical and Library Assistants
Keywords: personal skills development planning wellbeing growth action planning Administrative Fundamentals

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Administrative Fundamentals - Supporting Meetings

Event Description

 

Dates:

To be confirmed.

 

Times:

To be confirmed.

 

Designed for:

Clerical and Administrative support staff

Content:

Meetings are an ever-present part of working life.  Today’s fast-paced work environment means meetings can be expensive and time consuming, so they must run efficiently with maximum use of the resources involved. This workshop focuses on the often unseen, undervalued but critical task of supporting meetings.  This includes the logistics, planning and communication for the colleagues who chair and participate in meetings.

 

Duration: half day

Overview

This workshop develops a core checklist for the efficient running of meetings. It equips support staff in the task of planning and organizing groups of people: internal, external and at different levels to achieve meeting objectives. 

Learning Outcomes

   Good practice and tips on:

  • Scheduling
  • Room booking and set-up
  • Meeting invites
  • Agendas (coordination to writing)
  • Hosting
  • Action planning

 


Aims/Aimed at

This flexible range of learning courses is designed for staff in clerical and administrative support roles and will be offered 2-3 times each year.  Discuss your learning priorities, and agree with your line manager, the most appropriate sessions to support you in your role and to meet your development needs.




Booking Information

 

Register for this course via iTrent Self-Service


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Administrative Skills, Communication Skills
Staff Categories: Clerical and Library Assistants
Keywords: supporting meetings scheduling room booking hosting action planning Administrative Fundamentals

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Advanced Administrative PA Skills PA Skills 1, Organising and Planning

Event Description

 

Dates:

To be confirmed.

Time:

To be confirmed.

 

Designed for:

Clerical and Administrative support staff

Content:

The challenging role of a PA (‘personal assistant’) carries much responsibility.  The logistics, planning and organisation behind every key role within an organisation supports their success.  This important support function, allows senior managers and their departments, colleagues and teams to focus and deliver on the important issues.  For all aspects of PA and senior administration roles to run smoothly, those with PA responsibility can benefit from specific development and support.

 

Duration: half day

Overview

 

This workshop (1 of 2) focuses on the planning and organising role of the PA and the interaction with the people they support.  Delegates will develop their own approaches, skills and techniques to organisation and planning.  Reviewing their personal approach and understanding alternatives is a foundation.  Developing frameworks that can adjust to the requirements of the different roles they may support will be covered.

Learning Outcomes

  • Organisation and planning of self and others
  • Administration
  • Diary Management
  • Prioritisation
  • Action planning

 


Aims/Aimed at

This flexible range of learning courses is designed for staff in clerical and administrative support roles and will be offered 2-3 times each year.  Discuss your learning priorities, and agree with your line manager, the most appropriate sessions to support you in your role and to meet your development needs.




Booking Information

 

Register for this course via iTrent Self-Service


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Administrative Skills, Communication Skills
Staff Categories: Clerical and Library Assistants
Keywords: pa skills organising planning diary management prioritising action planning Advanced Administrative

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Advanced Administrative PA Skills PA Skills 2, Effective Writing and Meeting Support

Event Description

 

Dates:

To be confirmed.

Time:

To be confirmed.

 

Designed for:

Clerical and Administrative support staff

Content:

The second workshop focuses on the written and meeting support the PA (‘personal assistant’) offers.  The PA supports the written communication of others by securing the accuracy, brevity and clarity of meetings and written communication.  Often, this communication can be on topics outside the PA’s own expertise, requiring skills, efficiencies and best-practice approaches.

Duration: half day

Overview

This workshop (2 of 2) develops the PA’s ability to support effective meetings and provide high quality written output in other forms.  It sets the core principles of coordinating effective and efficient meetings.  It builds the delegates confidence in compilation of professional reports/documents and to support clear communication within their remit.

Learning Outcomes

Report Compilation

Meeting coordination

Copy Editing

Preparation and briefing of others

Action planning

 


Aims/Aimed at

This flexible range of learning courses is designed for staff in clerical and administrative support roles and will be offered 2-3 times each year.  Discuss your learning priorities, and agree with your line manager, the most appropriate sessions to support you in your role and to meet your development needs.




Booking Information

 

Register for this course via iTrent Self-Service


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Administrative Skills, Communication Skills
Staff Categories: Clerical and Library Assistants
Keywords: pa skills effective writing meeting support report compilation meeting coordination copy editing preparation briefing action planning Advanced Administrative

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Advanced Administrative Skills - Communicate with Confidence

Event Description

 

Dates:

To be confirmed.

Time:

To be confirmed.

 

Designed for:

Clerical and Administrative support staff

Content:

Advanced communication for administrative roles such as contributing in meetings and presentations can be challenging for some people.  Making your contributions as effective as they can be, making your voice, ideas and viewpoint heard can feel difficult to achieve.  These communication methods rely on advanced skills to get the right balance and achieve your desired outcomes. 

 

Duration: half day

Overview

This workshop aims to enhance participants’ commitment, confidence and competence to contributing effectively to meetings.  It looks at what happens when people don’t contribute and over contribute.  It supports individuals to understand the value they can bring to the situation and develops their skills to do so.

Learning Outcomes

Good practice and tips on:

  • Preparing your contributions
  • Making your opinion heard and valued
  • Taking a strategic / operational / personal view
  • Coping with challenging situations
  • Overcoming nerves
  • Action planning

 

 


Aims/Aimed at

This flexible range of learning courses is designed for staff in clerical and administrative support roles and will be offered 2-3 times each year.  Discuss your learning priorities, and agree with your line manager, the most appropriate sessions to support you in your role and to meet your development needs.




Booking Information

 

Register for this course via iTrent Self-Service


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Administrative Skills, Communication Skills
Staff Categories: Clerical and Library Assistants
Keywords: communicate confidence preparing contribute opinion heard valued strategic operational personal views coping challenging overcoming nerves action planning Advanced Administrative

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Advanced Administrative Skills - Delivering Effective Feedback

Event Description

 

Date:

To be confirmed.

Time:

To be confirmed.

 

Designed for:

Clerical and Administrative support staff

Content:

Delivering effective feedback can be daunting and often put off or avoided.  Self-awareness is an elusive commodity.  Without feedback, two options prevail: self-doubt or assumption of effectiveness. Effective feedback supports others by affirming and building confidence in some cases and paths for improvement in others.

Duration: half day

Overview

This workshop highlights the risks and benefits of feedback and supports delegates to minimize the risks while maximizing the benefits.  It builds their confidence to prepare, deliver and evaluate their feedback and develop best practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • Core rules and expectations
  • Understanding the human responses
  • Praise
  • Constructive criticism
  • Steps to take
  • Action planning

Aims/Aimed at

This flexible range of learning courses is designed for staff in clerical and administrative support roles and will be offered 2-3 times each year.  Discuss your learning priorities, and agree with your line manager, the most appropriate sessions to support you in your role and to meet your development needs.




Booking Information

 

Register for this course via iTrent Self-Service


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Administrative Skills, Communication Skills
Staff Categories: Clerical and Library Assistants
Keywords: Core rules expectations Understanding Praise Constructive Action planning Advanced Administrative

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Advanced Administrative Skills - Developing Others

Event Description

 

Date:

To be confirmed.

Time:

To be confirmed.

 

Designed for:

Clerical and Administrative support staff

Content:

Today’s fast-paced environment demands a ‘continuous improvement’ ethos in almost everything we do.  Developing ourselves and others to keep abreast of changing demands makes for a vibrant and rewarding environment.  Supporting development in colleagues for whom you have responsibility, or sharing your experience with others, at the right pace and in the right way is important to meet current and future professional requirements.

 

Duration: half day

Overview

This workshop supports those who have responsibility to develop others.  It helps delegates; review their own approach to learning and development; consider how people develop differently; supports their ability to adapt their approach and to develop others.  Delegates develop their own skills as they support the development of others.

Learning Outcomes

 

  • Understanding change, development, growth and challenges
  • Developing trust
  • Motivation
  • Securing trust and commitment
  • Action planning

 


Aims/Aimed at

This flexible range of learning courses is designed for staff in clerical and administrative support roles and will be offered 2-3 times each year.  Discuss your learning priorities, and agree with your line manager, the most appropriate sessions to support you in your role and to meet your development needs.




Booking Information

 

Register for this course via iTrent Self-Service


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Administrative Skills, Communication Skills
Staff Categories: Clerical and Library Assistants
Keywords: developing others understanding developing trust motivation securing commitment action planning Advanced Administrative

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Advanced Administrative Skills - Supervision Skills

Event Description

 

Dates:

To be confirmed.

Time:

To be confirmed.

 

Designed for:

Clerical and Administrative support staff

Content:

Committed and professional employees doing the right things contributes to departmental and organisational success.  Even with the most efficient and conscientious administrative staff, organisations depend on line managers and supervisors with responsibility for others to prioritise and support work flow.

Duration: half day

Overview

This workshop secures delegates’ ability to supervise others’ work, approach and development.  It provides an overview of the core competencies required for effective supervision in administrative roles.  Delegates will consider their remit and develop a consistent approach to clear supervision.

Learning Outcomes

  • Allocating or prioritising work
  • Considering skills and knowledge of others
  • Agreeing or setting objectives
  • Developing others / supporting others to achieve
  • Delegation
  • Action planning

 

 

 


Aims/Aimed at

This flexible range of learning courses is designed for staff in clerical and administrative support roles and will be offered 2-3 times each year.  Discuss your learning priorities, and agree with your line manager, the most appropriate sessions to support you in your role and to meet your development needs.




Booking Information

 

Register for this course via iTrent Self-Service


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Administrative Skills, Communication Skills
Staff Categories: Clerical and Library Assistants
Keywords: supervision skills prioritising considering setting objectives delegation action planning Advanced Administrative

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

AHSS Research Staff Appreciation Event

Event Description

 

 

2019/20 Date:

To be confirmed.

 

Overview:

Across UK universities about a quarter of full-time academic staff are researchers on fixed-term contracts.  Universities depend on the research expertise and experience of these staff to carry out a vast range of tasks involved in research projects, but we perhaps do not pause often enough to thank them for their contribution. 

On September 19 we want to do just that by inviting all of our researchers in the AHSS Faculty to join us for lunch. Similar events are being held at the same time by the other two Faculties in the University.

The event will be hosted by Tony Gallagher, Acting Research Dean for the Faculty. We have asked Alister Miskimmon, Head of the School of History, Anthropology, Politics and Philosophy (HAPP), and Danielle Blaylock, lecturer in the School of Psychology, and until recently a researcher working in the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work (SSESW) to say a few words of appreciation on the role and contribution of our researchers.  We would also like to take some time to discuss the potential organisation of an AHSS Research Staff Society and career development support activities.

And you will get lunch!

Please register for this event via iTrent Self-Service

 

Timetable

Content Speaker
Introduction Professor Tony Gallagher, Acting Dean of Research
Appreciating Research Staff Professor Alister Miskimmon, Head of School HAPP
Research careers: transitioning from research to academic roles Dr Danielle Blaylock, Lecturer in Applied Social Psychology    
What's the postdoc society done for researchers? MHLS Postdoc Society representative
Discussion on development of a society and other actions to support researchers     
Lunch  

Booking Information

 

Register via iTrent Self-Service


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Effective Researcher Programme, Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: AHSS, Research, Appreciation, Event, Development, Career,

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

An introduction to cultural awareness and sensitivity

Event Description

 

2019/20 Dates:

To be confirmed.

 

Time:

To be confirmed.

 

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

 


Aims/Aimed at

 

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


Booking Information

 

Register for this course via iTrent Self-Service


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, Culture,

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Bullying and Harassment Training

Event Description

 

The Diversity and Inclusion Unit is pleased to announce a number of equality and diversity training sessions for QUB staff will take place throughout 2019 on Bullying and Harassment, Transgender Awareness, and Sexual Orientation Awareness.

Bullying and harassment training sessions for QUB staff will take place in the University on the following dates:

  • 22 August 2019, 12.30-14:00 (Senate Room, Lanyon Building)
  • 24 October 2019, 12.30 - 14.00 (Senate Room, Lnyon Building)

The sessions will cover the following topics: • QUB Core Values, Policies and procedures • Inappropriate workplace behaviour

  • Bullying v Harassment
  • Legal framework and examples of harassment (sexual; gender inc transgender; race; religion; disability; age; sexual orientation; pregnancy; etc)
  • Victimisation
  • Consequences of bullying/harassment in the workplace
  • Liabilities – organisational; personal and 3rd party
  • Responsibilities of staff and managers
  • Support available

We anticipate high demand for places, so you are encouraged to register asap to avoid disappointment, so you are encouraged to register asap to avoid disappointment. A sandwich lunch will be available for attendees.

Please contact eqdiv@qub.ac.uk if you have any dietary requirements.


Booking Information

Please register via iTrent


New Course: No
Course Type(s): Communication Skills, Equality and Diversity
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Bullying, Harrassment,

Course Contact Details

Name: Diversity and Inclusion Unit
Telephone: 1046
Email: eqdiv@qub.ac.uk

Learning for All - Business Writing

Event Description

 

Dates:

To be confirmed.

Time:

To be confirmed.

 

This programme is designed to help anyone who needs to write business letters, short reports, memos, emails etc. in a more effective an impactful way.

Overview:

The course aims to help you clearly communicate through the written word. At the end of the course you will understand the need to write Accurately, Briefly and Clearly. You will be clear on the different structures used in writing. You will be aware of the need for Plain English and be practised in its use. You will learn to use language more effectively - for the reader to be able to quickly read and understand the message. You will understand some tools for editing.

Learning Outcomes:

Understand the need for Accuracy, Brevity and Clarity

Understand the importance of a clear understanding of the aim of the piece of writing.

Awareness of how to tailor your writing to suit your audience

Action planning for application in the workplace.


Booking Information

Register via iTrent Self-Service


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Administrative Skills, Communication Skills, Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Business, Writing, Communication, Learning for All

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Cognitive behavioural coaching for high performers

Event Description

 

2019/20 Date:

To be confirmed

 

Overview:

Thirty years of the best research in psychology has shown that it is possible to change habits and behaviours that can get in the way of us achieving our full potential.  It is possible to change the beliefs that underpin our behaviours and consequently our successes.  Despite there being an incontrovertible evidence base for how to improve our thinking and therefore our behaviours, the skills required to do this are not readily available to those wanting to maximise their performance.  And this is certainly not available to those who work in universities.  This unique workshop will bring you the latest research and practice in cognitive behavioural coaching (CBC) and show you have to apply it to your everyday life.

This workshop is an excellent one to do if you have already attended other Hugh Kearns courses, although it will still be useful for those who are attending for the first time. Hugh has recently delivered this session at Berkley and Harvard Universities.

In this workshop you will:

  • Find out what CBC is
  • Understand the fundamental thinking errors that reduce our performance
  • Discover how we can use CBC to improve our performance
  • Develop the skills you need to use it for yourself
  • Explore other things that CBC is good for – confidence, resilience, work/life balance, good mental health and more!

Hugh Kearns lectures and researches at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia and is recognised internationally as a public speaker, educator and researcher.  He regularly lectures at universities across the world and is currently on a lecture tour of the UK and the US which included lectures at Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Berkeley and Stanford.

His areas of expertise include self-management, positive psychology, work-life balance, learning and creativity.  He draws on over twenty five years of experience as a leading training and development professional within the corporate, financial, education and health sectors in Ireland, Scotland, North America, New Zealand and Australia.  He has coached individuals, teams and executives in a wide range of organisations in the public and private sectors.


Booking Information

 

Register for this course via iTrent Self-Service


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: Cognitive, Behavioural, Coaching, Performance, Performers, Performing,

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Learning for All - Communicating Effectively

Event Description

 

Date:

To be confirmed.

Time:

To be confirmed.

 

With the ever increasing need to collaborate and have open and honest conversations in the workplace, the need to communicate effectively is a core skill for all employees.  Developing awareness of our own abilities with this skill allows us to hone and produce more effective communications.  This workshop aims to enhance understanding of your preferred communication style and how you can communicate with more impact.

Overview

You will explore the benefits of effective workplace communications and develop awareness of your own communication style.  Equipped with this understanding you will explore how to identify others’ styles.  You will have the opportunity to undertake a self-assessment to understand your communication style and how to best use this knowledge.  You will also explore the concept of Emotional Intelligence and the power of assertiveness in effective communications.

Learning Outcomes

  • Introduction to the importance of professional communications
  • Develop an understanding of what is meant by effective communications
  • Build your communications toolkit
  • Understand the importance of Emotional Intelligence and its central role in communications
  • Complete a self-assessment of your communications preference and develop awareness of how others communicate
  • Develop your understanding of how you add impact to your style of communication.
  • Learn and apply a technique for assertive communications.
  • Action planning for application in the workplace.

Aims/Aimed at

All Staff


Booking Information

Register via iTrent Self-Service


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Administrative Skills, Communication Skills, Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Communicating, Communication, Effective, Effectively, Awareness, Assertiveness, Assertive, Learning for All

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Learning for All - Conflict in the Workplace

Event Description

 

Date:

To be confirmed.

Time:

To be confirmed.

 

Being able to diffuse and manage conflict is the responsibility of all employees, not just managers. This session will explore how and why conflict arises in the workplace and impactful strategies to manage conflict. This workshop will provide you with understanding and tools to deal with these situations.

Overview: This session will build your skills and confidence in being prepared to deal with conflict in the workplace should this arise. The session explores the nature of conflict in organisations, the reasons for conflict and how you can apply strategies for understanding conflict and resolving it. Note: This session does not focus on formal processes for resolving conflict in Queen’s which may include raising grievances or accessing mediation, but aims to develop personal skills which can be applied in practice

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explore what conflict is and how it can escalate
  • Understand how and why conflict arises
  • Introduce strategies to understand and overcome conflict
  • Action planning for application in the workplace
  • Signposting to related sources of guidance or information in Queen’s.

Booking Information

Register via iTrent Self-Service


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Communication Skills
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Conflict, Workplace, Resolve, Resolving, Mediation, Learning for All

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Copyright and your e-thesis

Event Description

Training and Support - Open Access - LibGuides at Queen's University Belfast

Content:

  • University requirement for e-thesis
  • Understanding what copyright is
  • What researchers need to consider when writing a thesis

 

 


Booking Information

Training and Support - Open Access - LibGuides at Queen's University Belfast

To register, login to iTrent via Queen's Online and search for 'Copyright and your e-thesis'

You can also email openaccess@qub.ac.uk and we will be happy to book you a place

 

 

Staff places can be booked on this course for the following dates:

 

Tuesday 29th October 2019: 11:00-13:00, IT Auditorium, The McClay Library

 


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Library Training for Academic and Research Staff, Research and Enterprise Skills, Teaching and/or Supporting Student Learning
Staff Categories: Academic, Research

Course Contact Details

Name: Open Access Team
Telephone: 028 9097 6274
Email: openaccess@qub.ac.uk

Learning for All - Collaborative Teams

Event Description

 

Date:

To be confirmed.

 

Time:

To be confirmed.

 

Creating excellent teams and delivering effective teamwork can be challenging.  Our work environments, operating in fast paced and ever changing contexts, may be perceived as encouraging individuals to work on personal goals.  Individual planning and review of performance can also lead to a personal focus on achievements.  This workshop will encourage you to look beyond an individual focus on achievement in the workplace and examine how highly collaborative teams can drive new insights into work problems, offer support and achieve more when performing effectively.

Overview

You will develop a deeper understanding of the benefits of team working, alongside an appreciation of the deliberate efforts required to develop effective teams.  You will consider the common characteristics of an effective team member and the barriers encountered by teams when trying to work in a successfully cohesive manner.  You will have the opportunity to reflect on the strengths you bring to the teams you work in and identify areas for personal development, sources of support and actions plans to address the same.


Aims/Aimed at

All Staff


Booking Information

Register via iTrent Self-Service


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Administrative Skills, Communication Skills, Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Collaborative, Collaboration, Teams, Creating, Learning for All

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Creating infographics and visual content

Event Description

“People expect the world to be so much more visual than it’s ever been before.” 
David Marcus, Facebook’s Head of Messenger

In this workshop we will practice using Piktochart, Canva and Sway, free tools which allow us to create professional, visually appealing social media posts, infographics, newsletters and more.

Covid-19 restrictions

Due to Covid-19 restrictions face-to-face training will not be offered at this time.  This course will take the following format:

  • A demo of Piktochart, Canva and Sway will be held on 19 November, 10.00 - 11.00.  Book via iTrent
  • Course participants can access the instructional handouts here 

Booking Information

Book via QOL/iTrent


Booking URL: http://www.qol.qub.ac.uk/
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Presentation - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff

Course Contact Details

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

Creating the Seven Secrets of Highly Successful Research Students (for supervisors)

Event Description

 

Date:

29 January 2020

Time:

14:00 - 17:00

 

Overview:

You know what your research higher degree (RHD) student should be doing, but it just doesn’t seem to be happening.  Despite your best efforts to set up good habits for your student, it does not work.  Why is this, and what can you do to make completing a RHD easier for your students and for you?  Students attending the seven secrets workshop have consistently reported a marked improvement in their progress towards completing their RHD.  Now they have asked us to please tell their supervisors the same things!

This course gives you practical strategies to deal with common problems such as: supervisor/student relations; dealing with writer’s block; attitude (or lack thereof!) in relation to the RHD – it’s not a Nobel prize; getting your student to seek help when they are stuck; the student who never has enough time; treating the RHD like a job; keeping on going when the going gets tough. Who is it for?  Supervisors of research students at any point in their candidature.


Aims/Aimed at

 This course is aimed at supervisors of research students


Booking Information

 Register for this course via iTrent Self-Service


New Course: No
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: Research, PhD, Supervisor, Supervisors, Successful,

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5350/5381
Email: training@qub.ac.uk

Learning for All - Creativity and Innovation

Event Description

 

Dates:

To be confirmed.

Time:

To be confirmed.

 

In an ever changing environment it is essential to be able to apply creativity and innovation to problems to effect real change and move away from ‘this is how we have always done it.’ This interactive session will encourage participants to think differently to produce novel ideas and solutions and apply models and techniques to support creativity and innovation.

Overview:

This session will encourage delegates to understand problem solving as a process and will introduce tools and techniques that result in creative and innovation solutions. It is an interactive session where delegates will get hands on experience of applying these new tools and techniques.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand and explore the problem solving process
  • Understanding problem analysis
  • Develop analytical and creative thinking skills
  • Action planning for application in the workplace.

Booking Information

Register via iTrent Self-Service


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Administrative Skills, Communication Skills, Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Creativity, Innovation, Innovate, Creative, Learning for All

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Developing and Submitting an EPSRC First Grant Scheme Proposal

Event Description

The course will cover the development of an EPSRC First Grant proposal, specific aspects include (i) the Case for Support (ii) Pathways to Impact (iii) National Importance (iv) Budget Considerations (v) Using Je-S and submission (vi) Tackling Reviewers’ Comments. A Recent EPSRC First Grant awardee will share their experience of preparing a proposal and participate in the end of session Q&A.

Wednesday 19 October 2016 - 10.00 - 12.00pm

Wednesday 15 February 2017 - 10.00 - 12.00pm


Aims/Aimed at

Early Career Researchers including Post-Doctoral Researchers in the EPS Faculty


Booking Information

www.qub.ac.uk/qol


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: First Grant, EPSRC

Course Contact Details

Name: Research Development
Telephone: +442890973116
Email: researchdevelopment@qub.ac.uk

Developing and Submitting an EPSRC First Grant Scheme Proposal

Event Description

Specifically the course will cover the development of an EPSRC First Grant proposal, and covers all aspects of the preparation and submission process and developing a Host Organisation Statement. Colleagues from the Research Finance Office will provide advice on the accurate costing of a bid and give an introduction to the Joint Electronic Submission system (JeS) and the mechanics of completing the necessary fields and submitting a bid. A recent EPSRC First Grant awardee will share his/her experience of preparing a bid.

Wed 9 March 2016 - 10.00-12.30


Aims/Aimed at

EPSRC First Grant Applicants


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): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: EPSRC First Grant

Course Contact Details

Name: Research Development
Telephone: +442890973116
Email: researchdevelopment@qub.ac.uk

Learning for All - Developing Influence

Event Description

 

Dates:

To be confirmed.

Time:

To be confirmed.

 

The ability to influence through personal impact and develop effective influencing skills are essential in today’s workplace. Whether encouraging consideration of alternative approach, a proposition to add long term value or challenging the status quo, the ability to achieve more through credibility and trust-based relationships is key. In this workshop you will consider the competencies and skills to develop strategies for influencing effectively at different levels.

Overview: This workshop introduces a number of models to understand our influence and how to develop and harness it. Strong influence comes from trusting relationships and the workshop will explore Covey’s 13 Behaviours of Trust. Delegates will gain experience in developing their personal strategies to develop their personal influence.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand what is meant by Influence
  • Introduce the Influence and Concern Model
  • Coveys 13 Behaviours of Trust and how these help develop influence
  • Understand different strategies to adopt in different situations of influence
  • Action planning for application in the workplace.

Booking Information

Register via iTrent Self-Service


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Communication Skills, Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Influence, Developing, Development, Influential, Learning for All

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Learning for All - Developing Potential through Mentoring

Event Description

 

Date:

To be confirmed.

Time:

To be confirmed.

 

Mentoring is a critical skill and is a huge benefit for the development of an organisation and its employees. In a world driven by the need for innovation, creative thinking and accountability, mentoring can have a positive impact on both the mentor and mentee. This workshop seeks to provide a deeper understanding of how mentoring can be implemented and used effectively.

Overview: During this workshop you will get clarity around what it really means to mentor and when this can be used to its full advantage. In this action focussed fun session you will practice the core skills to be an effective mentor.

Note: This session does not focus on any specific mentoring scheme or arrangements which may be in place in Queen’s, but aims to develop mentoring skills which can then be applied in practice.

Learning Outcomes:

  • What is mentoring and why is it valuable.
  • Assess yourself as a mentor
  • A structure for mentoring, what does good mentoring look like?
  • Core skills of great mentoring relationships
  • Action planning for application in the workplace.

Booking Information

Register via iTrent Self-Service


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Administrative Skills, Communication Skills, Leadership, Management and Supervisory, Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Potential, Mentoring, Developing, Development, Learning for All

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Developing your Research Career

Event Description

 

Four-part Programme

Workshop 1. Developing your Research Career
04 June 2020 (09:00 - 13:30)

Workshop 2. Career Management
19 June 2020
- Part 1: Developing your CV for Researchers (09:15 - 12:00)
- Part 2: Preparing for Interviews for Researchers (13:00 - 15:45)

Individual Career Consultation
7, 8, or 9 July 2020 (1.5 hours)


*Please note that participants on this programme should register for Workshop 1 - Developing Your Research Career only.
Once registered, a place will automatically be reserved for both parts of Workshop 2, and for the Individual Career Consultations.

**Both parts of Workshop 2 - Career Management are also available to Research staff as stand-alone courses, and can be registered for seperately as follows: Developing Your CV for Researchers and Preparing for Interviews for Researchers.

 

Overview

Have you thought about your career lately? Would you like some time to review and design the next steps in your career?

In order to provide Queen’s research staff with time and space to focus on their career development a programme of activity will be available over the next few months.

This programme will enable you to develop a deeper understanding of the potential for career planning.  This four-part programme aims to support researchers in looking at their interests and abilities, their career objectives and to develop career management strategies that work for them.  The programme includes a personally tailored career consultation in early September.


Aims/Aimed at

The course aims to assist you to:

 Review your research career

  • Identify your career objectives
  • Consider your career options
  • Identify your transferable skills
  • Establish how work fits into the rest of your life
  • Develop your CV
  • Prepare for Interviews
  • Be supported in your career decision making

 


Booking Information

Register for this course via iTrent Self Service.


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: Research, Publishing, CV, Interview, Career

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Learning
Telephone: 1983
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Diagrams Made Easy with Microsoft Publisher, Word and PowerPoint

Event Description

Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule. Course can be offered for your unit/area if there are 6 or more delegates

Many people aren’t aware that they already have Microsoft Publisher as one of the standard Office applications. It can be used to create professional looking brochures, cards, flyers, etc. As well as the range of templates provided, documents can be created from scratch, by inserting text boxes and images.
Although some useful drawing features in Word and PowerPoint have been moved to Publisher, other features remain, such as SmartArt, built-in text boxes and ClipArt editing. This course covers using the best of all three packages and includes tips on professional printing.


Pre-requisites

Experience of using other Microsoft applications with ribbon and tabs (Word, etc.)  An understaning of Word Processing would be very useful.


Booking Information

To book a place on a training course, log onto Queen's Online (www.qub.ac.uk/qol), then select 'Training Courses' from the list on the left of the page and follow the link for 'iTrent Self Service'.


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Specialist - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: DTP, Desktop Publishing, PR, publishing, publisher, Leaflet, Brochures, page layout and design

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training and Assessment Unit
Telephone: 9097 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Learning for All - Difficult Conversations

Event Description

 

Date:

To be confirmed.

Time:

To be confirmed.

 

Having the courage to have effective, difficult conversations is the key to achieving a successful outcome from those situations. These conversations can vary greatly from personal to performance issues, however the approach and models covered in this workshop to support the formulation of conversations can be used in all scenarios. The workshop will examine why preparation is key to having successful courageous conversations and provide you with tools and practice to hone these skills.

Overview

This session will build your skills and confidence in having difficult conversations and equip you with tools, models and techniques to master them. There will be time to practice these skills in a scenario-based session.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand why we respond to these conversations like we do
  • Introduce tools and models to support you to effectively prepare for and participate in conversations you deem difficult.
  • Practice preparation and conversational skills and receive feedback to help you refine these skills.
  • Explore what conflict is and how it can escalate
  • Introduce strategies to understand and overcome conflict
  • Action planning for application in the workplace.

Booking Information

Register via iTrent Self-Service


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Administrative Skills, Communication Skills, Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Conversations, Difficult, Effective, Effectively, Communication, Learning for All

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Diversity and Inclusion - Training on Stress and Emotional Resilience

Event Description

 

Dates/Times:

Part 1

8 April 2019 12.45 - 2.00 pm

Part 2

15 April 2019 12.45 - 2.00 pm

Designed for:

All staff

Content:

Explore what is meant by stress, anxiety, worry, emotional wellbeing and resilience. Consider own stress management and emotional resilience traits.


Aims/Aimed at

Begin to identify and develop strategies and techniques to manage stress and promote emotional resilience and wellbeing.


Booking Information

 

Register for this course via iTrent Self-Service


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Equality and Diversity
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: manage stress emotional resilience

Course Contact Details

Name: Diversity and Inclusion
Telephone: 1976
Email: eqdiv@qub.ac.uk

Learning for All - Effective Projects

Event Description

 

Dates:

To be confirmed

Time:

To be confirmed

 

Projects are a common element of every organisation however the success of projects relies on the ability of projects teams to be able to work together to deliver projects effectively. This workshop will explore how projects develop, how they are controlled and monitored and also how project teams identify risks and plan to minimise the impact should the risks arise.

Overview:

Projects can range from simple projects to highly complex. The crucial skills to deliver an effective project remain consistent no matter the level of complexity. This course will explore areas such as initiating a project, understanding why projects fail, project lifecycle and project teams collaborating during projects, including managing risk, the importance of your stakeholders and communication.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To understand what makes a ‘project’
  • Have a better understanding of how projects are managed
  • Understand why projects fail and how to prevent failure
  • Explore the project lifecycle
  • Understand how to initiate a project and the tools required for project teams to collaborate effectively during a project.
  • Action planning for application in the workplace.

Booking Information

Register via iTrent Self-Service


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Effective, Projects, Learning for All

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Engineering & Physical Sciences: Securing Your Independent Fellowship

Event Description

 

2019/20 Date & Time:

To be confirmed.

 

Designed for:

Research staff

 

Content:

Do you wish to know more about applying for a research fellowship?

This event will provide an overview of what EPS-related research fellowship schemes will be open for applications over the next few months, covering the physical and social sciences and engineering. You will hear about a successful fellowship holder’s experience of applying for and completing a fellowship.

We will also take the opportunity to discuss support within the Faculty for research staff professional and career development, with a view to the establishment of the Research Staff Society to enhance support for researchers across the Faculty. 

  • Introduction - Professor Su Taylor, EPS Dean of Research
  • Research Fellowships: what is available? - Ruairi Laing, Research Development Office
  • Experience of applying for and undertaking a research fellowship - Dr Gemma Catney, School of NBE
  • Support for research staff: professional and career development – research staff views.

This session is suitable for all research staff and principal investigators across the Faculty.


Aims/Aimed at

 

Know more about applying for a research fellowship.


Booking Information

 

Register for this course via iTrent Self-Service


New Course: No
Course Type(s): Communication Skills, Effective Researcher Programme
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Engineering Physical Sciences Securing Independent Fellowship Research Grant

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Facebook for Beginners

Event Description

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.

Covid-19 restrictions

Due to Covid-19 restrictions face-to-face training will not be offered at this time.  This course will take the following format:

  • A demo of the Facebook features will be held on 12 October, 10.00 - 11.00
  • Course participants can access the course handout here  

Pre-requisites

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

Fellowship Opportunities for Researchers in the Engineering and Physical Science Disciplines

Event Description

The workshop will cover opportunities from the RCUK, The Royal Society and Leverhulme Trust. The emphasis will be on the EPSRC scheme and The Royal Academy of Engineering, particularly the Research Fellowship scheme aimed at Post-Doc and PhD Early Career Researchers. The workshop will cover application procedures and tips on writing a competitive Case for Support. Current holders of fellowships will participate in the end of session Q&A.

Wednesday 16 November 2016 - 10.00 - 12.00pm

Wednesday 29 March 2017 - 10.00 - 12.00pm


Aims/Aimed at

Researchers at all career stages including Post-Doctoral Researchers in the EPS Faculty


Booking Information

www.qub.ac.uk/qol


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

Course Contact Details

Name: Research Development
Telephone: +442890973116
Email: researchdevelopment@qub.ac.uk

Fellowship Opportunities for Researchers in the Engineering and Physical Science Disciplines

Event Description

The course will cover opportunities for Fellowships from a broad range of funders (RAEng, Royal Society, Leverhulme Trust etc) but with a focus on the EPSRC. We will cover proposal writing, Letters of Support costing and use of the fellowship for career development. Successful fellowship holders will also share their experience of preparing a Fellowship application. A cohort of applicants will be created who will be mentored during the proposal development and will meet regularly to create a collegiate environment of mutual support. Successful fellowship awardees will participate to offer advice.

Aims/Aimed at

Academic researchers in the Engineering and Physical Science disciplines at all career stages; Post-docs are particularly encouraged to participate.

Booking Information

iTrent
Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: Fellowship Engineering

Course Contact Details

Name: Alan Thursfield
Telephone: 02890975319
Email: a.thursfield@qub.ac.uk

First Aid Courses

Event Description

 

First Aid Courses are arranged by the University Safety Service.  There are two levels of First Aid training.

 

1. First Aid at work Certificate

This qualification requires 3 days training and concludes with a practical examination. The training can be delivered over 3 consecutive days during a week or 1 day per week over a 3 week period.

 

2. Emergency First Aid at Work (Appointed Persons)

This is basic First Aid training to allow an individual to give assistance to a qualified First Aider in an emergency situation. This training is delivered over 1 day.

 

Refresher Training

Both levels of First Aid training require refresher training every 3 years: 

  • First Aid at work: 2 days refresher training
  • Emergency First Aid at Work (Appointed Persons): 1 day refresher training

 


Booking Information

 

For further information and bookings please contact Catherine O'Neill, Safety Service, Ext. 4613


New Course: No
Course Type(s): Health and Safety
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: First Aid

Course Contact Details

Name: University Safety Service
Telephone: 4613
Email: safety@qub.ac.uk

How to plan your social media strategy and create engaging content

Event Description

Do you manage a social media account but want to do it in a more strategic way? Then this training session is for you. Queen’s Social Media Manager will help you understand your target audience, create content that will attract them and discover ways to save you time in your already busy day.

Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule


Booking Information


Booking URL: www.qol.qub.ac.uk
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Social Media - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Social Media Strategy, Managing Social Media Channels, Creative Social Media Conent

Course Contact Details

Name: Patrick Brannigan
Telephone: 6185
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Intellectual Property and Research

Event Description

 

2019/20 Date & Time:

To be confirmed.

 

Designed for:

Research staff

 

This workshop will increase researchers’ Intellectual Property (IP) knowledge and help facilitate relationships within institutions to support the management and development of IP.

 

Content:

Participants will learn about the importance of Intellectual Property (IP) in research, as well as key elements of IP such as:

  • Copyrights
  • Patents
  • Design
  • Trademarks
  • Commercialisation of IP within research projects
  • Role of the Technology Transfer Office (TTO) and their support of research projects

The workshop provides information on IP at Queen’s.  Developed by Vitae and the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), the workshop is delivered by Dr Kevin Byron .  It will include a case study from Queen’s.

The workshop is open to doctoral and early career researchers.

"The IPO is delighted to be working with Vitae to deliver the IP for Research workshops. Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and collaboration present different pathways to realise impact, and they also present different challenges. The IPO is committed to supporting institutions to make informed decisions about using their IP and to helping researchers to be confident about how IP relates to their research. These workshops explain how to navigate the IP environment, highlight the potential opportunities to maximise the impact of research." Pippa Hall, Director of Innovation and Chief Economist, IPO


Aims/Aimed at

 

This workshop will increase researchers’ Intellectual Property (IP) knowledge and help facilitate relationships within institutions to support the management and development of IP.


Booking Information

 

Register for this course via Vitae Booking Form


New Course: No
Course Type(s): Communication Skills, Effective Researcher Programme, Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Intellectual Property Copyrights Patents Design Trademarks Commercialisation Research Projects

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Introduction to Chinese Language and Culture

Event Description

 

2019/20 Dates:

To be confirmed.

 

Time:

To be confirmed.

 

Content

• Queen’s and China

• Basic Chinese history and geography

• Essential Chinese Cultural Concepts:

      o Good and bad numbers

      o What’s in a name and job title?

      o Understanding the Chinese logic in expressing time and space

• Basic Chinese for Phatic Communication:

      o Pronunciation

      o Greetings

      o Expressing appreciation

      o Addressing a person

      o Making acquaintance

      o Receiving and welcoming visitors

      o Ordering food and drink

      o Proposing a toast

      o Saying goodbye and farewells

• Chinese business culture and protocol:

      o Chinese Cultural Awareness Quiz

(Content subject to changes upon request)


Aims/Aimed at

This course is aimed at anyone with an interest in learning about the Chinese Language and culture.


Booking Information

 

Register for this course via iTrent Self-Service


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Communication Skills, Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: China, Chinese, Language, Culture,

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Introduction to Grant Writing - AHSS members

Event Description

The course will cover: - How to find funding - An overview of the main funders (AHRC, ESRC, Leverhulme and British Academy) including success rates and review processes - Insights from a panel reviewer - Writing specific aspects of an RCUK proposal (Keywords, objectives, summary, Case for Support, Justification of Resources, PI response, Pathways to Impact) - Exercises involving reviewing a Case for Support and two Pathways to Impact

13 April 2016 - 9.30-12.30

21 April 2016 - 9.30-12.30


Aims/Aimed at

Researchers in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences disciplines who have limited experience in writing applications for external research funding or who require a skills refresh.


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: Grant Writing AHSS researchers

Course Contact Details

Name: Research Development
Telephone: 02890973116
Email: researchdevelopment@qub.ac.uk

Introduction to Grant Writing - EPS

Event Description

Specifically the course will cover an introduction to the grant application process, the writing of the proposal components (Case for Support, Pathways to Impact, work programme management (Gantt and PERT charts), data management plan, Justification of Resources). Colleagues from the Research Finance Office will provide guidance on the preparation of the financial aspects for different sponsors.

Wed 17 Feb 2016 - 10.00-12.00


Aims/Aimed at

Early Career Researchers in the Engineering and Physical Science Disciplines


Booking Information

Register for a course via Queen's Online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: Introduction Grant EPS

Course Contact Details

Name: Research Development
Telephone: +442890973116
Email: researchdevelopment@qub.ac.uk

Introduction to NVivo

Event Description

Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

Designed for: All academic and research staff involved in the collection and analysis of qualitative data.

This is a 1-day course (on the day, delegates can arrange for a subsequent 30 minute consultation re their own data - this is usually the next morning or the day after that).

Course Aim: This practical workshop is targeted towards beginners wishing to use NVivo 11 for windows. This course is designed to show delegates how to use NVivo 11 basics to set-up a project in NVivo and work with their data. It will then move beyond the basics to assist students in attaching demographic data on to interview data in order to ask questions of their coded material. Delegates, on the day, can arrange with the tutors to attend a 30-minute 1-to-1 session to answer any specific queries on their 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 which contains many different types of data (word documents, audio, video files, images, datasets, web content, PDFs)
  • Import, create and work with different types of data
  • Create and manage nodes to store data about their codes
  • Code word documents and other types of data
  • Work with memos and links
  • Use simple text and food frequency queries to find frequently occurring words or concepts in their data
  • Run reports and extracts for printing or export

Tutors: Dr Michelle Spence, Queen’s University Belfast, Dr Lynsey Hollywood, Ulster 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: 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 Open Access, Pure and Queen’s Research Portal

Event Description

This session is for all postgraduate students who want to gain an understanding of open access publishing and how it can have a positive impact on their research. It will also introduce students to the Pure research information system, demonstrate how students can manage and maintain their research profile and showcase their research on Queen’s institutional repository (Research Portal). Content: • Introduction to open access • What to consider when publishing • Pure and the Research Portal

 

This course will be run on:

Tues 5th Februaray 2019: 11:00-12:00. Location: Gillespie Room, McClay Library.


Booking Information

To book, please log on to iTrent and search for Introduction to Open Access, Pure and Queen’s Research Portal


New Course: No
Course Type(s): Library Training for Academic and Research Staff
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Open Access, Pure, Queen's Research Portal

Course Contact Details

Name: Open Access Team
Telephone: 028 9097 6263
Email: openaccess@qub.ac.uk

Introduction to Prezi

Event Description

No plans to host further instances of this course in semester 1.

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 Project Management and the Use of Associated Templates

Event Description

This course is aimed at staff who wish to become familiar with the basics of project management. It looks at the principles of project management together with the template documentation available for use in each stage of a project. 


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:
Keywords: Project Brief, Business Case, Project Initiation Document, Project Status report, Risk Register, Project Lifecycle

Course Contact Details

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

Introduction to Visio 2013

Event Description

Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

The course can be offered for your unit/area if there are 6 or more delegates. Materials at http://go.qub.ac.uk/itdocs

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

Library Services for Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS) Researchers

Event Description

The session gives an overview of the resources and services the library provides for EPS researchers.   

Content:

  • Identifying the most appropriate databases for your research topic
  • Obtaining articles and books via Inter-Library Loan
  • Using other university libraries (SCONUL Access)
  • Finding theses
  • Using advanced search techniques and setting up alerts
  • Managing references and bibliographies
  • Open Access

This course is designed for staff and research students from the following schools:

  • Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
  • Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Mathematics and Physics
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Natural and Built Environment
  • Psychology

This course will run on:

Thursday 13th Oct 2016, 10 am to 11 am, Training Room 2, the McClay Library

Friday 24th Feb 2017,  10 am to 11 am, Training Room 2, the McClay Library


Booking Information

To register for a session, login to Queen's Online and click ‘Training Courses’ from the ‘Other’ section.


Booking URL: https://home.qol.qub.ac.uk
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Library Training for Academic and Research Staff
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Library, Engineering, Physical Sciences, Research

Course Contact Details

Name: Megan Corrigan
Telephone: 028 9097 6348
Email: scieng@qub.ac.uk

LinkedIn for Beginners

Event Description

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.

Covid-19 restrictions

Due to Covid-19 restrictions face-to-face training will not be offered at this time.  This course will take the following format:

  • A demo of LinkedIn will be held on 15 October, 2.30 - 3.30.  Book via iTrent
  • Course participants can access the course handout here 

Pre-requisites

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

Project Management in a Research Environment

Event Description

 

Date:

21 May 2020

 

Time:

9.30 am - 1.00 pm

 

This workshop will develop participants’ knowledge and application of project management techniques for the management of research projects.  The use of project management techniques will be illustrated and we will discuss how these can be applied to research projects.  This knowledge can be used in the planning of a research project and during the post-award implementation of the project. 

You will have an opportunity to consider how you can use these techniques to plan and implement your current and future projects.  Experienced academic research project managers will also discuss their experience and suggest some of the does and don’ts of managing research projects.  We will highlight some of the post award finance processes but will not cover these in detail during this session.

 

Designed for early career academic staff, experienced research staff and project managers working in a research environment.

 


Aims/Aimed at

Content:

  • What is required in managing a research project? 
  • Overview of project management techniques and language
  • Application of project management techniques to a research grant: what are common challenges?

 

 


Booking Information

To register for this training course, log onto iTrent


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Effective Researcher Programme
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: Research, Grant, Techniques, Management, Managing, Project,

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Maximising Your Research Profile

Event Description

This session is for all postgraduate students who are interested in getting their research noticed online. It will introduce students to the concept and potential benefits of open access research, provide advice on establishing a strong online profile and how to build networks and develop collaborative opportunities. Content: • Making your research accessible via Open Access Publishing • Getting you and your research noticed online using Queen’s Research Portal, Twitter and Blogs • Measuring your research impact using Bibliometrics & Altmetrics

 

This course will be run on:

 

Tues 12th March 2019: 11:00-12:30. Location: Gillespie Room, McClay Library.

 


Booking Information

Please log onto iTrent and look for Training courses under 'Other'. You can search for the course using 'Maximising Your Research Profile'.


New Course: No
Course Type(s): Library Training for Academic and Research Staff
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Open Access, Research, Altmetrics, Bibliometrics, Social Media

Course Contact Details

Name: Open Access Team
Telephone: 028 9097 6263
Email: openaccess@qub.ac.uk

Mediasite EXPRESS Training

Event Description

Mediasite is a rich media platform managed and supported by Information Services. It gives University staff the ability to create, manage and distribute video content, presentations and rich media for use on the web.

Mediasite will become the main video tool for lectures and educational content. Fundamental knowledge of this service is essential for use in the VLE (Canvas) that Queen’s has been rolling out since Semester 1 2018/9, as video supported content grows within the University.

Acting as a single source, you can auto publish this content to multiple platforms at once (including Youtube ) yet manage your content centrally / locally from your Queen’s University account.

Whether you need to create content from scratch or share existing material, Mediasite can help.

This course will demonstrate a wide range of Mediasite features including:

• Collaborative online space to create and manage your media
• Editing, publishing and sharing your content
• Managing permissions with your class or external parties
• Adding links and chapters, Including polls or quizzes in your video content
• Tagging your content (for search)
• Online editor
• The use of captioning (subtitling your content)

Mediasite offers this functionality with absolutely no prior knowledge of video editing required.

Attendees should have basic IT skills and be familiar with the windows / Mac environment.


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, Academic, Academic Related
Keywords: Create Video Content, Distributive video content, Multi-platform delivery, Video publishing

Course Contact Details

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

Mood Matters for All Staff

Event Description

 

Dates:

5 September 2019

16 October 2019

28 November 2019

 

Time:

9.30 am - 1.00 pm

 

Overview:

The Mood Matters programme, delivered by Aware NI, deals with unhelpful thinking, stress and low mood in a fun and interactive way and includes the following:

• Focuses on breaking down stigmas around mental health;

• Discussion looks at triggers for stress, signs and symptoms and how to manage;

• Group will learn the signs and symptoms of Anxiety and Depression and appropriate treatments for these;

• Teaches self-care techniques which promote resilience and a healthy mind;

• Aims to help adults learn about depression and recognise the role of self-help strategies in improving mood;

• Uses CBT concepts to highlight the link between thinking, behaviour and feelings;

• Signposting towards sources of support and help for themselves and others.


Aims/Aimed at

 

Aims to help adults learn about depression and recognise the role of self-help strategies in improving mood.


Booking Information

 

Register via iTrent


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Mood, Stress, Mind, Behaviour, Wellbeing

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Mood Matters for Managers and Supervisors

Event Description

 

Dates:

19 September 2019

21 November 2019

 

Time:

9.30 am - 1.00 pm

 

Overview:

The AWARE Mood Matters Workplace Programme for Managers and Supervisors, delivered by Aware NI, is a fully interactive Programme which allows the participants to engage in activities that will greatly improve their awareness of mental health in the workplace.

The course also has reflective practice built in to help people reflect on the learning and how it will have an impact their interactions with others at work and how their personal style can have an impact on how they manage others.


Booking Information

 

Register via iTrent


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Leadership, Management and Supervisory, Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Mood, Awareness, Manage, Behaviour, Wellbeing

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Nature Masterclasses Workshop

Event Description

 

To give you a more detailed overview to the uses and benefits of these materials, an information session has been organised.  Details are as follows:

 

Date: 26 September 2019

Time: 12:00 - 14:00

 

Agenda:

  • Introduction
  • Overview of the learning package
  • How can you integrate these resources into your research project?

 

Logo of Nature Masterclass - Paul

 

Nature Masterclasses

Learn how to get published in top journals

Queen's has access to the Nature Masterclasses online course in Scientific Writing and Publishing. 

The course is taught by editors from the Nature journals, contains 15 modules, and covers the entire scientific publishing process - from writing a paper to publication.

Access is available to Queen's students of all levels, postdoctoral fellows, faculty staff and administrators.  Note that the course focuses on natural sciences.

Start your access:

To start using the course, make sure you are using Queen's internet or Wifi, or access it remotely and sign up on the Nature Masterclasses website: https://masterclasses.nature.com/users/sign_up

Once signed up you will have immediate access to the course.

https://masterclasses.nature.com/courses/28

 


Booking Information

 

Register for this workshop via iTrent Self-Service


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Effective Researcher Programme
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Nature, Planning, Writing,

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Office 365 - an overview

Event Description

The University offers Microsoft’s Office 365 to staff and students.
Office 365 offers a range of apps to enable easy access to files, and facilitate collaborative working. In this session, there will be an overview of how you might use the applications (apps available include OneDrive. OneNote. Teams. Forms, Sway, Planner as well as Word. PowerPoint and Excel). The session is very interactive. Login in via https://office365.qub.ac.uk/ 

OneDrive

Personal storage space with the option to share files or folders.

You can access your files like another drive on your device. The files are stored in the Microsoft Cloud.

OneNote

OneNote is a digital notebook that provides a single place for all of your notes and information (and you can create notebooks to share with other colleagues). OneNote saves as you type.

Teams

Teams facilitates chat-based working with colleagues and includes file sharing and other tools that help teams work collaboratively.

Forms

Forms are easy to create – surveys for people, inside and outside Queen’s. Forms produce charts and an Excel file stores all the responses.

Sway

Sway is a web-based way of putting across ideas, through text, imagery and animations. These can be used to persuade or inform

Planner

Planner is a way of allocating and scheduling tasks. And can be associated with Teams

Word, PowerPoint and Excel

These are available as a subset of the Office 2016 equivalents and they can be used via a browser on any device connected to the Internet (whether or not you have Office 365 on the device).


Booking Information


Booking URL: http://www.qol.qub.ac.uk/
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Essential
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Office 365, OneNote, OneDrive, Sway, Planner, Forms, Teams, Collaborative working, Collaboration

Course Contact Details

Name:
Telephone: 02890976189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Open Access Policy for REF 2021

Course Image

Event Description

Open Access is now a requirement for REF eligibility. ’The Open Access Policy for REF 2021 applies to journal articles and conference papers accepted for publication from 1st April 2016 onwards. During this session we will demonstrate what you need to do in order to comply with the policy to ensure that your work is eligible for the REF. 

This course will be run on:

 

  Wednesday 27th May 2020: 2.00 pm - 2.30 Gillespie Room, The McClay Library.


Booking Information

To register for a session, login to Queen's Online and click ‘Training Courses’ from the ‘Other’ section.


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: Open Access, REF, HEFCE, Green, Gold, Hybrid

Course Contact Details

Name: Stephen Gorman
Telephone: 028 9097 6263
Email: openaccess@qub.ac.uk

Preparing a MRC Research grant application

Event Description

This workshop will cover preparation of the various components of a MRC Research Grant application. The workshop will include presentations from a Queen’s academic who was, until recently, an MRC review board member, who will provide an insight into the review process, and from a successful Queen’s MRC New Investigator Research Grant holder. Staff from the Research Development team will share best practice on preparation of the; Summary, Case for Support, Pathways to Impact, Data Management Plan and Justification of Resources. Staff from the Research Finance Office will cover use of pFACT and preparation of grant budget.

Thurs 3 March - 9.15 - 12.15


Aims/Aimed at

Academic Staff who plan to submit an MRC Research Grant Application


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): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: MRC grant application

Course Contact Details

Name: Research Development
Telephone: 02890973116
Email: researchdevelopment@qub.ac.uk

Learning for All - Presenting with Impact

Event Description

 

Dates:

To be confirmed.

Time:

To be confirmed.

 

For many of us, the key to finding the confidence to present with impact comes from being well prepared and practiced. This workshop will develop your ability to present with impact, clarity and confidence, which are all essential to communicating and creating impact.

Overview:

Whether in a meeting or in a more formal presenting situation, the ability to engage your audience, communicate your message and present yourself is a skill that can always be developed. This workshop will provide an opportunity to review your true impact and build on your current skills. You will also get the chance to design and deliver presentations on the day with feedback from your fellow colleagues and facilitator.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Review your current presentation style, challenges and strengths
  • Have a better understanding of the importance of structuring information with your audience in mind
  • Explore a number of influencing structures for different presentation objectives
  • Using visual aids effectively
  • Consciously create the impact you want while remaining authentic
  • Use body language and tone of voice to maximise effect
  • Optimise and refine your skills in the room
  • Action planning for application in the workplace

Booking Information

Register via iTrent Self-Service


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Communication Skills, Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Presenting, Presentation, Impact, Learning for All

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Quality Papers: 10 steps to getting published in your target journal

Event Description

 

2019/20 Date & Time:

To be confirmed.

 

You enjoy research, but writing papers is either scary or just takes too long. You are under pressure to 'get published' in high ranking journals. Pressing commitments mean, however, that you haven't got patches of undisturbed hours in your diary.  If you are a scientist, you work with co-authors who need coordinating.  If in arts and humanities, you tend to be more isolated.

 

Quality Papers provides a process that can help you write with greater speed and confidence, at the same time as increasing your chance of getting published in your target journal. The workshop gives strategies for getting the best from your co-authors and streamlining thinking, writing and editing.

 

This six-hour workshop enables participants to:

  • build a strategy for deciding which journal to target,
  • identify that journal’s requirements and paper structures,
  • write a message that sums up their findings / ideas,
  • use their message and the journals structure to decide what needs to go into the paper,
  • write quickly, and
  • edit with confidence, and create a clear and simple covering letter / note.

 


Aims/Aimed at

 

 Participants should come on this workshop if they are:

  • a postgraduate student about to write their first paper,
  • a postdoctoral researcher trying to turn their thesis into papers,
  • an experienced researcher wanting to increase their efficiency when writing papers, or
  • a team leader who needs to write quickly, and wants to avoid being the team’s rate-limiting step.

 

Participant comments

“The course exceeded my expectations. It was very clear, informative and useful. The best course I have ever been on - many thanks.”

Lecturer , University of Reading

 

“Following the training, I was able to sit down, put fingers to the keyboard and write the report. The draft met with approval and required little amendment. Many thanks!”

Special Registrar in Public Health Medicine


Booking Information

 

Regsiter for this course via iTrent Self Service

 


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: Research, Publishing

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Learning
Telephone: 1983
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Refresher Selection Interview Training

Event Description

 

Dates for 2020/21:

To be confirmed.

Time:

To be confirmed.

 

Content:

Staff should attend this course if they have completed the mandatory Selection Interviewing training course.  It has been designed to provide an update on our Appointments Procedure and Guidance Notes to support. 

Additionally, the course will cover:

  • Equality legislation and Codes of Practise
  • Shortlisting and interviewing, duties and responsibilities of the dedicated recruitment team
  • Social media and candidate experience

 


Booking Information

 

Register for this training course via iTrent


New Course: No
Course Type(s): Administrative Skills, Communication Skills, Human Resources/Personnel Events, Leadership, Management and Supervisory, Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Refresher, Refresh, Selection, Interview, Recruitment, Interviewing,

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

RefWorks for the Engineering and Physical Sciences Faculty

Event Description

RefWorks is a reference 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.

Content:

  • Creating an account
  • Importing references from engineering and physical sciences databases
  • Inputting references manually
  • Creating folders and organizing references
  • Deleting duplicate records
  • Producing a bibliography in a Microsoft Word document

 

Aimed at researchers from the following schools:

  • Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
  • Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Mathematics and Physics
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Natural and Built Environment
  • Psychology

This course will run on:

Friday 9th March 2018, 10 am to 12 pm, Auditorium McClay Library


Booking Information

To register for a session, login to Queen's Online and click ‘Training Courses’ from the ‘Other’ section.


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: Research, Engineering, Physical Sciences, Computer Science, Psychology

Course Contact Details

Name: Science and Engineering Team, McClay Library
Telephone: 028 9097 6348
Email: scieng@qub.ac.uk

Learning for All - Responding to Change

Event Description

 

Date:

To be confirmed.

Time:

To be confirmed.

 

Change is not only inevitable, it is now expected and essential to enable organisations to rise to challenges and realise potential for both the organisation and its staff. The impact of change affects individuals differently and how each of us respond to one change will differ. To equip you to better understand how and why you respond to change as you do, this workshop will explain the need for change, the stages of change we as individuals experience and explore how you develop your own resilience to change.

Overview

You will develop an understanding of the need for change and why individuals respond as they do it. You will deepen your awareness of your individual response to different types of change and explore the concept of resilience in strengthening positive responses to change.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the rationale and business drivers for change
  • Introduction to the stages of change exploring how delegates have experienced those stages in the past.
  • Create a deeper understanding of how and why we respond to change as we do.
  • Consider how our resilience impacts our responses to change
  • Build and develop resilience strategies.
  • Action planning for application in the workplace.

Aims/Aimed at

All Staff


Booking Information

Please register via iTrent Self-Service


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Administrative Skills, Communication Skills, Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Change, Response, Responding, Resilience, Learning for All

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Scopus - A Closer Look

Event Description

Scopus is the world’s largest bibliographic and citation database. This course is open to postgraduate students and staff from all faculties who wish to develop their knowledge of the content, features and functionality of Scopus.
Content:
 
    Accessing and searching Scopus
    Managing search results
    Registering with Scopus and setting up alerts
    Finding impact measures (incl. SNIPs) and comparing journal impact

This course will run on:

Friday 27th November 2020: 10:00-11.30 am. This course will be delivered by Teams. Number of places for staff (all faculties): 5

 


Booking Information

To register for a session, login to Queen's Online and click ‘Training Courses’ from the ‘Other’ section.


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: Library, Research, Engineering, Physical Sciences, REF

Course Contact Details

Name: Engineering and Physical Sciences Enquiry Desk
Telephone: 028 9097 6348
Email: scieng@qub.ac.uk

Sexual Orientation Awareness

Event Description

 

Two training sessions for QUB staff on sexual orientation awareness will take place on the following dates:

  • 14th March 2019, 12.30-2.00 pm (Senate Room, Lanyon Building)
  • 11th April 2019, 12.30-2pm (Main Site Tower, Room 0G/009)

The sessions will be delivered by HERE NI and will cover the following topics:

  • Sexual Orientation Awareness
  • Clarity on appropriate language and words
  • Different Types of Attraction
  • Homophobia and Heterosexism
  • Health and Well Being Issues
  • Obstacles to Accessing Services and Support
  • Lesbian Motherhood – Same Sex Families

We anticipate high demand for places, so you are encouraged to register asap to avoid disappointment. A sandwich lunch will be available for attendees.

Please contact eqdiv@qub.ac.uk if you have any dietary requirements.


Booking Information

Register via iTrent


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Communication Skills, Equality and Diversity
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Sexuality, Sexual, Orientation, Awareness, Equality, Diversity

Course Contact Details

Name: Diversity and Inclusion Unit
Telephone: 1046
Email: eqdiv@qub.ac.uk

Tables and Templates in Word

Event Description

Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

This practical course will introduce you to using tables and saving documents as Word templates.  As well as looking at existing templates in Word, you will create your own templates.  The course also covers creating tables and includes merging and splitting cells, adding, removing, showing and hiding borders.  


Booking Information


Booking URL: http://www.qol.qub.ac.uk/
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Word Processing - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Word Processing, Tables, Table Creation, Templates, Working with templates

Course Contact Details

Name: Patrick Brannigan
Telephone: 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

The Collaborative Researcher (2 day course)

Event Description

 

2019/20 Date & Time:

To be confirmed.

 

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 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.

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

Please register via iTrent Self-Service


New Course: No
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: Collaborative, Research, Researcher, Skills, Project

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

The Engaging Researcher

Event Description

 

2019/20 Date & Time: 

To be confirmed.

 

Overview:

Do you want to learn more about undertaking public engagement in your research?

This event will provide researchers with the resources to develop their knowledge and plan for public engagement activity.  You will have time to consider how researchers can work in partnership with a wide range of audiences and develop public engagement activities around your research.  Find out about research funders expectations for public engagement and impact activity.

During the session you will hear from Queen’s researchers about their experience of public engagement and the impact this has had on research.  There will also be a number of practical exercises for you to complete around your research and public engagement.

Content:

  • Research Impact and the role of Public Engagement
  • Overview of Public Engagement
  • What do you think Public Engagement is?
  • Case studies – Queen’s Researchers
  • REF 2014 case studies
  • Writing your 50 words research statement or tweet
  • lunch and review of research statements

The National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement provides a wide range of guidance and advice on their website


Booking Information

 

Register via iTrent Self-Service

PhD students should register via QSIS


New Course: No
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: Engaging, Research, Researcher,

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Transgender Awareness

Event Description

 

3 training sessions on Transgender Equality Awareness for QUB staff will take place in the University on the following dates:

  • 15 February 2019, 12.30-2pm (Main Site Tower, 0G/010)
  • 16 May, 12.30-2pm (Newark Room, Lanyon Building)
  • 24 September 2019, 12.30-2pm (Main Site Tower, 0G/010)

These sessions follow on successful training sessions delivered to staff in 2018, feedback for which was overwhelmingly positive. The sessions will be delivered by Transgender NI, an organisation focused on supporting the human rights of transgender people in Northern Ireland. The sessions will cover the following topics:

  • Language & terminology: getting it right
  • Cultural competency: names, pronouns and gender
  • The law & regulatory framework
  • Barriers to trans, non-binary and questioning young people's experience in University
  • Good practice for making education inclusive 
  • Specific practical guidance and advice for making your workplace better
  • Looking to the future for trans issues

We anticipate high demand for places, so you are encouraged to register asap to avoid disappointment. A sandwich lunch will be available for attendees.

Please contact eqdiv@qub.ac.uk if you have any dietary requirements.


Booking Information

Please register via iTrent


New Course: No
Course Type(s): Communication Skills, Equality and Diversity
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Transgender, Awareness, Aware, Equality,

Course Contact Details

Name: Diversity and Inclusion Unit
Telephone: 1046
Email: eqdiv@qub.ac.uk

Turbocharge your Writing

Event Description

 

Date

29 January 2020

Time

09:30 - 12:30

 

Content:

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 this course via iTrent Self-Service


Booking URL: http:www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: Research, Writing, Turbocharge, Turbocharging

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Twitter for Beginners

Event Description

Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

The course can be offered for your unit/area if there are 6 or more delegates. Materials at http://go.qub.ac.uk/itdocs

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. You will learn how to analyse your Tweets.

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

Unconscious Bias

Event Description

 

e-learning Course for Staff: Unconscious Bias

An e-learning course for staff was launched on 13 March 2017 to support equality, diversity and inclusion in Queen’s. 

The topic of this course is Unconscious Bias, which is an important concept for all staff to be aware of in our work roles and interactions with colleagues and students. 

Queen’s has a range of policies, procedures and other support in place to ensure equality for staff and to encourage a diverse and inclusive environment.  There has been an excellent completion rate for the core Diversity e-learning module for staff for some years.

This additional course will complement core knowledge about Diversity and extend staff knowledge and awareness about Unconscious Bias and how this could impact everyone at Queen’s – from interviews to appraisals to decision making and in everyday conversations. 

Developed in partnership with Skill Boosters and with input from Pearn Kandola (Inclusive Learning experts), it uses videos and a range of relevant learning scenarios.  This topic has been covered in a workshop for the Senior Management Group and was delivered for Senate in Spring 2017.  This mandatory course comprises two modules, each taking approximately 20 -30 minutes and requires the completion of an assessment at the end.  Upon successful completion, each member of staff will have their training record automatically updated. 

All staff are required to undertake this e-learning module as soon as possible and it can be accessed via Queen’s Online

  • Services/Other/Online Courses
  • General Courses (including mandatory courses for staff)


Early completion is encouraged and co-operation of all staff is appreciated.

 

Unconscious Bias explained:

We have inherent views and cultural influences that can potentially lead to implicit or unconscious bias in our interactions with others.  It is helpful to understand how this could potentially affect the actions or decisions we make without us even realising it.

Most people wish to ensure that everyone is treated fairly; most people also recognise that generally, we all want to do the right thing and that we all accept fundamental equality principles, but there are times when our unconscious mind can affect our decisions or actions.

Bias can occur in all aspects of our interactions with others, particularly when working in a fast-paced or pressurised environment or if we become complacent and do not challenge eachother or ourselves.

 

The e learning will help to:

• Understand that we are all ‘hard-wired’ at times in our interactions with other people;

• Develop practical methods to address Unconscious Bias, such as avoiding making quick judgements or slowing a process down to ensure bias is not influencing our choices;

• Understand situations where Unconscious Bias can have an impact such as decision-making, communicating with others, recruitment, development and in leadership, management or supervisory roles.


Booking Information

 

Queen's Online


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Equality and Diversity
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Unconscious, Bias

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Web of Science: A Closer Look

Event Description

The Web of Science is an important multidisciplinary database of research literature that combines citation indexes for academic journal articles in Science, Social Science and Arts and Humanities disciplines. It also includes conference proceedings indexes. This course is recommended for researchers who wish to develop their knowledge of the content and functionality of the Web of Science database. Course participants will learn how to:

• access and search the Web of Science

• manage search results

• register with Web of Science and set up alerts

• view citation reports, find an h-index, and find a journal’s impact factor

 

This course will run on: 

Friday 23rd November 2018, 10:00-11.30 am. McClay Library, Auditorium. Number of places for staff (all faculties): 5

Friday 10th May 2018, 10:00-11:30 am. Location: McClay Library, Training Room 2. Number of places for staff (all faculties): 3

 


Booking Information

To register for a session, login to Queen's Online and click ‘Training Courses’ from the ‘Other’ section.


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Library Training for Academic and Research Staff
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Library, Research, Engineering, Physical Sciences, REF

Course Contact Details

Name: Engineering and Physical Sciences Enquiry Desk
Telephone: 028 9097 6348
Email: scieng@qub.ac.uk

Learning for All - Work Smarter

Event Description

 

Date:

To be confirmed.

Time:

To be confirmed.

 

As the demands of working life get busier we are increasingly seeking ways to get the most out from our days. Developing focus, applying tools and techniques and challenging our mind-set can help up improve our effectiveness and help reduce the stress of a busy working life. This workshop will help you understand and apply appropriate time management approaches and techniques to get the most from your time.

Overview

You will develop a toolkit for time management and apply key skills to your current working style and practice, to improve your current productivity and personal effectiveness. You will consider what personal effectiveness means for you, your mind-set around focus and prioritising and the importance of planning and structure.  You will have the opportunity to reflect on your own strengths and development areas with regard to making the best use of your time and you will be able to identify what barriers exist to getting through your list.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Assess your key role priorities in line with time spent delivering these
  • Consider your effectiveness and efficiency, are you prioritising the critical tasks?
  • Does your mind-set and self-talk help or hinder our approach to being busy?
  • Apply a practical time management tool to your current workload so that you can prioritise tasks by urgency and importance
  • Tools for planning and scheduling
  • Understanding your personal time wasters and identify approaches to minimising these
  • Managing email effectively
  • Dealing with distractions including interruptions and procrastination
  • Action planning for application in the workplace.

Aims/Aimed at

This course is aimed at All Staff


Booking Information

Register via iTrent Self-Service


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Administrative Skills, Communication Skills, Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Working, Working, Smarter, Style, Practice, Productivity, Effectiveness, Learning for All

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Working with SharePoint (for Site Administrators)

Event Description

Staff: Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

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.

COVID 19 Restrictions

Due to Covid-19 restrictions face-to-face training can no longer be offered at this time. The course will take the following format:

  •  A 1 hour on-line training session via MS Teams
  •  Post-session: Course participants will be provided with access to a SharePoint 2013 practice site accompanied with practical exercises to complete asynchronously.  In addition, access to a SharePoint 2013 user guide and useful information is available
  •  A follow-up online clinic to address any queries/questions

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:
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Working with SharePoint (for Site Contributors)

Event Description

Staff: Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

This course is aimed at SharePoint Site Contributors (Members). SharePoint Contributors are nominated staff who help to maintain a SharePoint site by adding announcements, uploading documents, adding events, assigning tasks etc. This course will focus on how to use and navigate the SharePoint interface and to make the most efficient use of Document Libraries (to save, edit, share and track documentation), Calendars (to create and share events) and Announcement Lists (to add and manage announcements and links to useful documentation). This course may also be beneficial to SharePoint Owners who need to refresh and/or improve knowledge of SharePoint 2013 functionality.

COVID 19 Restrictions

Due to Covid-19 restrictions face-to-face training can no longer be offered at this time. The course will take the following format:

  •  A 1 hour on-line training session via MS Teams
  •  Post-session: Course participants will be provided with access to a SharePoint 2013 practice site accompanied with practical exercises to complete asynchronously. In addition, access to a SharePoint 2013 user guide and useful information is available
  •  A follow-up online clinic to address any queries/questions

Aims/Aimed at

The course is aimed at nominated staff who contribute (or listed Site Owners) to a School/Directorate SharePoint site or sub-site.


Pre-requisites

It is anticipated that all SharePoint Site Contributors/Owners 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:
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Writing for Popular Audiences

Event Description

 

2019/20 Date & Time

To be confirmed.

 

Overview:

This workshop deals with issues around communicating your research to wider, non-academic or non-specialist audiences.  The workshop involves practical writing tasks focused on writing texts such as blogs, press-releases, newspaper articles, and website articles.  Participants will see how the audience and structure of news and online media can affect how research comes across. 

Advice on how to build a publication profile around popular writing which supports academic research is also covered.  By the end of the workshop, participants will have tools to write a popular piece and know how to go about disseminating that work effectively.

 

Audience: Researchers, experienced or novice, staff or postgraduate, who are publishing research and wish to improve their skills at writing for popular audiences.

 

Mode of delivery: This is a workshop style event, requiring participants to work individually and in small groups, as well as to occasionally contribute to whole group discussions.  Workshops are interactive and based on experiential and reflective learning models.  The content is evidence based, drawing on linguistics, sociology and education research on research writing.  All activities are practical and directly relevant to writing a research paper. 

 

Resources: Participants will be provided with interactive materials and a comprehensive workbook; participants should bring a laptop.


Booking Information


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Effective Researcher Programme
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: Writing, Popular, Audiences

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Writing for Publication

Event Description

Dates/Times:

29 September 2020, 09:30 - 16:30
18 November 2020, 09:30 - 16:30

Overview: 

Based on practical activities the workshop aims to providing structure, advice and motivation through writing a paper for publication.  The workshop series takes an intensive but intellectually supportive approach, drawing on research into academic writing, evidenced in the education, sociology and linguistic literature.  In addition, participants will learn more about the process of research writing. Depending on what participants wish to focus on the workshop will cover:

 

  • Targeting a journal
  • Planning and editing techniques
  • 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

 

Audience: Researchers, experienced or novice, who have or will soon have research they wish to write-up for scholarly publication or data collection. The workshop can either be cross-disciplinary or have a STEM, Arts and Humanities or Social Sciences focus.

 

Mode of delivery: Online sessions - Virtual classroom (VLE) with Professional Writing Academy

This is a workshop style event, requiring participants to work individually and in small groups, as well as to occasionally contribute to whole group discussions. The workshop is interactive and based on experiential and reflective learning models. The content is evidence based, drawing on linguistics, sociology and education research in to research writing. All activities are practical and directly relevant to writing a research paper.

 


Booking Information

 

Register for this course via iTrent Self-Service


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Effective Researcher Programme
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: Writing, Publication, Journal, Process

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Writing for Publication: Researcher Writing Retreat

Event Description

 

Date:

1 December 2020

Time:

9.30am-4.30pm

 

Overview

Finding time to write up your research can be difficult.  This event has been organised to provide researchers with an opportunity to spend time focusing on an important piece of writing, whether it is a journal article, book chapter or research proposal. 

The aim of this event is to write, and write a lot... No procrastination, no distractions, no excuses.  You should have a publication you are working on or you are ready to start writing up: a research paper, a book chapter, an important research grant proposal.  It's up to you.

Morning: Arrive and set up Introductions and disconnecting – We will do the usual meet and great, introducing ourselves and say what we are working on.  Daniel, the facilitator, will set the context for the day: to write.  As such, we are going to disconnect from the wifi world and concentrate only on writing today.  There will be regular breaks and lunch which will be provided. 

In the morning, Dan will demonstrate the Pomodoro technique, a time based writing technique used by many productive writers.

Other than that the point of the day is to give you space and time away from the campus to truly focus on one thing: your paper/chapter/proposal.  It is as simple as that.  No distractions other than those you bring yourself.  So turn off your phone and any of the many reasons you may have at hand not to write. 

 

Facilitator Dr Daniel Soule is an experienced research writing facilitator and will be available with advice and suggestions should you want any. For example, Daniel can advise on the writing process, editing, structuring and editorial tips and tricks.

 

Resources: Participants should bring a laptop, and any research papers or data which will enable you to write your researcher paper/chapter/proposal.

 


Booking Information

 

Register for this workshop via iTrent Self-Service


New Course: No
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: Writing, Publication, Writing, Retreat

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Developing your CV for Researchers

Event Description

 

*Please note: if you have already registered for the Developing Your Research Career programme, you have automatically been reserved a place on this course, and there is no need to register for it seperately.

Date:
19 June 2020

Time:
9:15 - 12:00

Overview:
This course is for those engaged in full time research (including postdoctoral researchers and early career academics) who are: 

  • Applying for new roles as part of established career plans
  • Developing a non-academic or academic CV
  • Building a digital career profile

Aims/Aimed at

The course aims to:

 Identify the audience for your CV and its multiple purposes

  • Understand the anatomy and format of a CV.
  • Articulate your experience in the strongest terms and incorporate best practice.
  • Create a consistent message across CV, LinkedIn and other profiles.

 


Booking Information

Register for this course via iTrent Self Service

 


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: Research, Publishing, CV

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Learning
Telephone: 1983
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Preparing for Interviews for Researchers

Event Description

 

*Please note: if you have already registered for the Developing Your Research Career programme, you have automatically been reserved a place on this course, and there is no need to register for it seperately.

Date:
19 June 2020

Time:
13:00 - 15:45

Overview:
This course is for those engaged in full time research (including postdoctoral researchers and early career academics) who are: 

  • Making upcoming career change
  • Concerned about interview performance
  • Needing a strategy for interviews

Aims/Aimed at

The course aims to:

 Identify the purpose of interview for both hiring manager and candidate.

  • Predict types and content of questions.
  • Develop answers to the most common interview questions, and compelling "STAR" stories.
  • Rehearse answers in the session and develop rehearsal strategies for afterwards. 

 


Booking Information

Register for this course via iTrent Self Service

 


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: Research, Publishing, Interviews

Course Contact Details

Name: Staff Learning
Telephone: 5381 / 1983
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Getting Your First Article Published

Event Description

Training and Support - Open Access - LibGuides at Queen's University Belfast

This training course is aimed at Postgraduate Research students, but also early career researchers and staff.

It will include information on publishing your first article, where to publish, using metrics to assist with publication decisions, the peer-review process, Open Access options for publishing, copyright as it relates to your publication, as well as the use of pre-prints.

It will provide a relevant overview of the publication process and aims to make publishing your research less daunting.

 


Booking Information

To book a place on this course, please log onto your iTrent account (via Queen's Online) and search for 'Getting Your First Article Published'.

Or you can contact the Open Access Team openaccess@qub.ac.uk and we will be happy to book a place for you. 

 

This course will be run on:

 

Tuesday 29th October 2019 - 11.00-13:00: IT Auditorium, The McClay Library

Monday 17th February 2020 - 15:00-17:00: Room 02/018, Peter Froggatt Centre 

Wednesday 29th April 2020 - 14:00-16:00: IT Auditorium, The McClay ibrary


New Course: No
Course Type(s): Library Training for Academic and Research Staff, Personal and Career Development, Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Academic, Academic Related
Keywords: Publishing Open Access

Course Contact Details

Name: Open Access Team
Telephone: 028 9097 6274
Email: openaccess@qub.ac.uk

Copyright for supervisors

Event Description

Copyright for supervisors - LibCal - Queen's University Belfast

Are you a PGR supervisor? Confused about copyright? This is designated, condensed training for those who supervise Postgraduate Research (PGR) students who wish to gain an understanding of copyright and how it applies to your student's e-thesis. Note that all PGR students have to now upload an electronic version of their thesis to Pure upon submission. This has significant implications for copyright.

This course will make supervisors aware of Queen's requirements for e-thesis submissions and the copyright implications for this

The training will include:

  • Defining copyright
  • Outlining the university's requirement for e-thesis
  • Explaining the concept of fair dealing
  • Outlining the process of seeking permission for copyright

If you are a supervisor of a PGR student, it is recommended you attend.

Please login using iTrent to register for this event

 

 

 


Booking Information

To book a place on this couse, please log into iTrent (via Queen's Online) and search for 'Copyright and E-thesis (for supervisors)'.

Or you can email the OA Team openaccess@qub.ac.uk and we will be happy to book a place for you.

 

This course will run (via Teams) on:

Wednesday 2nd December 2020: 13:00-13:45 

 

 


New Course: No
Course Type(s): Library Training for Academic and Research Staff, Personal and Career Development, Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Academic, Academic Related

Course Contact Details

Name: Open Access Team
Telephone: 028 9097 6274
Email: openaccess@qub.ac.uk

Developing Resilience: for those Working in a Research Environment

Event Description

 

Date:

29 October 2020

Time:

09:30 - 13:00

 

Overview

Resilience is how you ‘bounce back’ from a difficult situation. The outcome will contribute to you being more consistently productive by better maintenance of your wellbeing through difficult times in your research career.

Learning Outcomes

  • Time to reflect on your current levels of well-being using the five ‘Resilience in Research’ themes
  • Explore mechanisms to manage in today’s dynamic research environment
  • Develop a plan to take one small realistic step to improve your resilience

Booking Information

Register via iTrent Self-Service


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Personal and Career Development, Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: Development, Developing, Resilience, Research, Wellbeing

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Communication Skills for Researchers

Event Description

 

Date/Time:

9 October 2019

13.30 - 16.30

 

Designed for:

Research Staff

 

Content:

Whether you need to communicate with potential or current collaborators or have a challenging conversation with your PI, foundation communication skills and insights will positively impact your effectiveness as a communicator.

 

This half day workshop will introduce you to the psychology of successful communication and explore how to apply those skills in situations frequently experienced by researchers.

 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Skills to ensure your ideas are heard
  • Managing difficult conversations
  • Listening and questioning skills

Booking Information

 

Register for this course via iTrent Self-Service


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Communication Skills, Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Communication Skills, Researchers,

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Excel Get & Transform

Event Description

"Power Query and Power Pivot aka Get and Transform are the best thing to happen to Excel in 20 years”.  Bill Jelen, Excel MVP

How long would it take you to combine data from 15 workbooks into a single data set?  A few minutes, an hour?  If you’re using Get & Transform (previously known as Power Query), you could combine the data from all the workbooks in a few clicks.  With Get & Transform, you can add data from almost any source e.g. files, folders, databases, web pages, organise and transform it and incorporate it in your reports.

Covid-19 restrictions

Due to Covid-19 restrictions face-to-face training will not be offered at this time.  This course will take the following format:

  • A demo of the Get and Transform features will be held on 9 December, 10.00 - 11.00.  Book via iTrent
  • Course participants access workbook and associated files here 
  • Additional topic specific resources (see link below) can be accessed as required
  • An online clinic to address any queries/problems will be running on 16 December, 10.00 - 11.00.  If you wish to attend this clinic please email s.mcmorrow@qub.ac.uk

Additional Resources

This collection of resources can be accessed via LinkedIn Learning, an online learning resource for staff.  New users will need to sign up here.

https://www.linkedin.com/learning-login/share?forceAccount=true&redirect=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.linkedin.com%2Flearning%2Fcollections%2F6707269743558086656%3Ftrk%3Dshare_collection_url&account=2063844


Pre-requisites

As this is an advanced course previous attendance at Introduction to PivotTables or a working knowledge of creating pivot tables 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: Power Query Power Pivot Get and Transform Excel

Course Contact Details

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

QuestionMark for Computer Assisted Assessment or Surveys

Event Description

Staff: Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

Designed for: Staff interested in using Computer Assisted Assessment (CAA) or doing survey work

During this practical session, participants will have the opportunity to create a range of question types, add them to an assessment and schedule the assessment for themselves. Scheduling for a group of students will also be covered. Questions will be provided, although participants are encouraged to bring along their own module material on which they can base their questions. Use of reports and exporting data, from assessments will also be examined.

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

 


Booking Information

Book via Queen's Online (iTrent)


Booking URL: http://www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Specialist - Continuing Professional Development, Teaching and/or Supporting Student Learning
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Assessment, Online Assessment, Computer Based Assessment, Formative Assessment, Summative Assessment, Secure testing, Quizzes, Surveys

Course Contact Details

Name: IT Training Unit
Telephone: 028 9097 6189
Email: itcourses@qub.ac.uk

Personal Development Review (PDR) Skills for Reviewers

Event Description

 

Dates/Times: 

28 September 2020, 09:30 - 13:00
28 October 2020, 09:30 - 13:00
26 November 2020, 09:30 - 13:00 

Content:

A short, practical workshop for staff of all categories who have the role of PDR Reviewer and wish to develop effective skills.  This event is designed to achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • Focus the thinking of participants on the purpose of PDR, the expectations of PDR conversations and benefits for both Reviewer and Reviewee
  • Emphasise that meaningful, positive and ongoing conversations are the key to a successful PDR approach
  • Develop practical skills to take part in PDR conversations as a Reviewer
  • Develop confidence and practical skills to participate in effective PDR conversations with Reviewees
  • To adopt a coaching style for these conversations

Please note:

  • These workshops are designed to develop skills for PDR conversations
  • Reviewers and Reviewees are encouraged to read the PDR policy, guidance and FAQs before attending the course
  • Participants should seek further advice from their line manager if there are specific issues relating to PDR or Academic Progression as these may not be addressed during these skills sessions
  • http://go.qub.ac.uk/PDRinfo
  • PDR Skills Development workshops are facilitated by an external learning partner organisation: ThinkPeople Consulting;
  • Participants will be provided with additional resources during these sessions.

Additional Information PDF: Dates: PDR Skills - sessions for Reviewers

Aims/Aimed at

A short, practical workshop for staff of all categories who have the role of PDR Reviewer.


Booking Information

 Register for this course via iTrent Self-Service


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Human Resources/Personnel Events
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: PDR, Personal development review, review, reviewer, appraisal, appraiser

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381 / 1983
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Personal Development Review (PDR) Skills for Reviewees

Event Description

 

Dates/Times: 

15 October 2020, 09:30 - 13:00
11 November 2020, 09:30 - 13:00
08 December 2020, 09:30 - 13:00

Content

A short, practical workshop for staff of all categories who wish to develop skills to support their PDR.  This event is designed to achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • Focus the thinking of participants on the purpose of PDR, the expectations of PDR conversations and the benefits for both Reviewer and Reviewee
  • Emphasise that meaningful, positive and ongoing conversations are the key to a successful PDR approach
  • Develop practical skills to prepare for PDR conversations as a Reviewee
  • Develop confidence and practical skills to participate in PDR conversations to agree priorities and plan for personal and career development.

Please note:

  • These workshops are designed to develop skills for PDR conversations
  • Reviewers and Reviewees are encouraged to read the PDR policy, guidance and FAQs before attending the course
  • Participants should seek further advice from their line manager if there are specific issues relating to PDR or Academic Progression as these may not be addressed during these skills sessions
  • http://go.qub.ac.uk/PDRinfo
  • PDR Skills Development workshops are facilitated by an external learning partner organisation: ThinkPeople Consulting;
  • Participants will be provided with additional resources during these sessions.

 


Additional Information PDF: Dates: PDR Skills - sessions for Reviewees

Aims/Aimed at

A short, practical workshop for staff of all categories who wish to develop skills to support their PDR.


Booking Information

 Register for this course via iTrent Self-Service


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Human Resources/Personnel Events
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: PDR, Personal development review, review, reviewer, appraisal, appraiser

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381 / 1983
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Open Access - The Future of Academic Publishing

Event Description

Content: 

 

  • An overview of open access and its benefits
  • Plan S and the Wellcome Trust's OA policy requirments
  • What to consider when publishing
  • The support and guidance available to Queen's researchers

 

This event will take place in the IT Auditorium in the McClay Library.

It will be run on:

 

Tues 12th Feb 2020: 11:00-12:00

Wed 8th Feb 2020: 11:00-12:00


Booking Information

Please log in using iTrent to register for this event, and search for 'Open Access - The future of academic Publishing'.

 

Alternatively, you can email openaccess@qub.ac.uk for more information and we will be happy to book you a place on yoour behalf. 

 

This course will be run on:

 

 


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Library Training for Academic and Research Staff, Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Open Access Publishing Policy requirements Research

Course Contact Details

Name: Open Access Team
Telephone: 02890976274
Email: openaccess@qub.ac.uk

Learning for All - Planning my Career Development

Event Description

 

Dates:

To be confirmed.

Time:

To be confirmed.


Overview:

This session aims to support staff to engage in pro-active career planning.  Participants will gain resources to assess ‘where are you now?’, consider how their career might develop, and begin the steps towards structuring a plan to support their career development.

Learning Outcomes:
• Understanding why we should engage in proactive, self-driven career planning and development
• How to begin planning your career journey
• Assess where you are now through the use of self-reflection and supporting tools and techniques
• Consider how your career might progress
• Develop a plan with clarity and understanding of how to reach your aspirations. 
• Action planning, receive tips and additional sources of information.


Booking Information

Register via iTrent Self-Service


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Learning for All, Career Development, Career Planning

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Learning for All - Interview Skills for Interviewees

Event Description

 

Dates/Times:

To be confirmed.


Overview:
This session aims to support staff who may need to prepare as an interviewee.  In order to support career development and progression, some staff may need to better understand what might be expected at an interview and how to prepare to perform well as an interviewee.  Please note: this is a general skills development event with an external facilitator.  Participants will not receive individual advice for specific posts in Queen’s or elsewhere.

Learning Outcomes:
• Understanding different interview approaches that might be used during interviews
• What are interviewers looking for?
• How to maximise your preparation
• Anticipating questions and structuring answers
• Skills and tips for creating impact with your answers
• Dealing with nerves
• Increased skills through practice
• Action planning, receive tips and additional sources of information.


Booking Information

Register via iTrent Self-Service


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Learning for All, Interview Skills, Interview Effectiveness, Career Development, Career Planning

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Communicating the Impact of your Research

Event Description

 

Date

28 January 2020

Time

14:30 - 17:00

 

Content:

This workshop will help you develop a strategy for communicating your research. It will look at the classic academic forms of communication – publishing articles/books and presenting at conferences and how to use these effectively. The workshop will also look at how to communicate the impact of your research to a non-academic audience. This will include the traditional media, new media and community engagement activities. At the end of the workshop you will draw up your own communication strategy.

The topics covered will include:

  1. Traditional academic outputs
    - papers
    - books
  2. Being a productive writer
    - tips and strategies for effective writing
  3. Conferences
    - making good use of conferences
    - presenting with confidence
  4. Non-academic communication
    - the range of options
    - newspapers, radio, TV
    - professional journals
    - new media, blogs, twitter, ResearchGate
    - community engagement activities
  5. Your communication strategy.

 


Booking Information

 Register for this course via iTrent Self-Service


Booking URL: http:www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Research
Keywords: Research, Writing, Impact, Communication, Strategy, Publishing, Presenting, media

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Diversity & Inclusion - Staff Carers Information Session

Event Description

Do you combine work with caring for family or friends who have a disability, illness or who need support?

If so you are not alone.  The most recent research by Carers UK shows that 1 in 7 of all employees are juggling work with caring.

At Queen’s 1 in 4 respondents to our 2018 Institutional staff survey identified themselves as being a Carer.

To help support you, the Diversity and Inclusion Unit in conjunction with Carers NI are hosting an Information Session for Staff Carers on Friday 24th January between 10.00 and 12.00 in the Old Staff Common Room.


Aims/Aimed at

 The session will cover:-

 General rights and entitlements for carers as well as your rights in the workplace;

  • Policies and Support available in Queen’s and;
  • External supports available

 


Booking Information

Places are limited.  Register via iTrent


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Equality and Diversity
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Carers, caring, Diversity and Inclusion,

Course Contact Details

Name: Diversity and Inclusion
Telephone: 1976
Email: eqdiv@qub.ac.uk

Using Microsoft Teams (Office 365)

Event Description

Microsoft Teams is the communication and teamwork hub of Office 365.  With Microsoft Teams you can bring together a team, securely share and collaborate on files and communicate via private chats, group conversations and online meetings.  Microsoft Teams integrates with your other Office 365 apps such as OneNote, Planner, Word, Powerpoint etc so you can work with any of these apps without having to leave the Teams window.  This course will give participants hands-on experience in using the functions of the Microsoft Teams applications.

 

Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

  • Desktop / Mobile Apps
  • RECORDing
  • The Teams Interface
  • Creating a team: Owners, Members, Guests / add or by invitation
  • Channels / Posts / Files / Adding Apps / SharePoint Online and compared to OneDrive
  • Chat compared with Posts
  • Meetings
  • Screen sharing (desktop or a particular ap on your device)
  • Other training resources

Additional Information URL: Access the Queen's Office 365 Training site

Aims/Aimed at

Staff who want to get the most out of Microsoft Teams


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: Microsoft Teams, Communications, Chat, Meetings, Collaborative working, Channels, File Sharing, Posts, Meetings.365 applications

Course Contact Details

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

Diversity & Inclusion - New: Sexual Orientation Awareness Training

Event Description

 

Date: Wednesday 25 March 2020         

Time: 14:30 – 16:30     

Venue: Main Site Tower, OG/009

 

Date: Tuesday 12 May 2020                     

Time: 14:30 – 16:30     

Venue: Main Site Tower, OG/009


Aims/Aimed at

 

The sessions will be delivered by HERE NI and will cover the following topics:

- Sexual Orientation Awareness

- Clarity on appropriate language and words

- Different Types of Attraction

- Homophobia and Heterosexism

- Health and Well Being Issues

- Obstacles to Accessing Services and Support

- Lesbian Motherhood – Same Sex Families

- Relevant legislation


Pre-requisites

 


Booking Information

Please register via iTrent


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Equality and Diversity
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: LGBT, Diversity and Inclusion,

Course Contact Details

Name: Diversity and Inclusion
Telephone: 1976
Email: eqdiv@qub.ac.uk

Diversity & Inclusion - Transgender Awareness Training

Event Description

 

Date: 9 March 2020

Time: 12.30 – 2.00

Venue: Lanyon Building / OG/054 

 

Date: 11 May 2020

Time: 12.30 – 2.00

Venue: Lanyon Building / Old Staff Common Room

 

The training session in May will take place during LGBT Awareness Week.


Aims/Aimed at

 

Aim:

The session will be delivered by Transgender NI, an organisation focused on supporting the human rights of transgender people in Northern Ireland. The sessions will cover the following topics:

Language & terminology: getting it right

Cultural competency: names, pronouns and gender

The law & regulatory framework

Barriers to trans, non-binary and questioning young people's experience in University

Good practice for making education inclusive

Specific practical guidance and advice for making your workplace better

Looking to the future for trans issues

 

 

 


Pre-requisites

 A sandwich lunch will be available for attendees. Please contact eqdiv@qub.ac.uk if you have any dietary requirements.


Booking Information

Places are limited. Please register via iTrent by searching for Transgender Awareness.


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Equality and Diversity
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: LGBT, Diversity and Inclusion,

Course Contact Details

Name: Diversity and Inclusion
Telephone: 1976
Email: eqdiv@qub.ac.uk

Learning for All - Navigating Challenging Times

Event Description

 

Dates:

TBC

 

Time:

11am - 12.30pm

 

Overview:  

Delegates will explore the science and theory to understand not only why we respond like we do but how we can harness structure and control to support ourselves and each other through these challenging times. 

There has never been a more a fitting time to explore how we navigate through challenging times.  We all need to be resilient and adaptable in ways many of us have never needed to be to date.   

To support us all through these challenging times it is important to understand how and why we respond like we do and how we can best support ourselves and others successfully by harnessing structure and control. 

 

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Understanding what we mean by a VUCA environment, how would we have described this in late 2019 compared to 2020?   
  • Explore and understand Covey’s circle of concern, influence and control to support how we most effectively channel our energy. 
  • Understand our responses through explanation of the Change Curve, SCARF model and neuroscience. 
  • The importance of plans and structure to support mental, physical and emotional wellness.  
  • Action planning with tips for application participants will be encouraged to make personal commitments within their own context 

 

 


Aims/Aimed at

 

Any member of staff working remotely.

 

Participants will receive a concise ‘workbook document’ and some pre-work in advance of the session.  This will enable the small group to prepare, engage and actively participate in the short development session. 

This event will be delivered via a remote meeting platform, therefore participants will require a PC/Laptop or appropriate device to connect remotely via a link and access to a camera, microphone for audio and video collaboration. 


Booking Information

 Register for this course via iTrent Self-Service by searching for 'Learning for All - Navigating Challenging Times'.

 

 


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Communication Skills, Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Working remotely, challenging times,

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Learning for All - Communicating in a Remote Working Environment

Event Description

 

Dates/Times

21 September 2020, 09:30 - 11:00
03 November 2020, 14:30 - 16:00

Overview:  

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.   

How to best make use of the tools we have to support and maintain our working culture and engagement and make the most of the current working environment.      

 

For many of us working from home is a new experience.  With all new experiences comes a period of settling and finding your ‘new normal’.   

Communications become even more important and if we are all honest, much more challenging than before.  

This short learning session helps to explore some tips and techniques to support effective communications when working remotely.  

 

Learning Outcomes 

  • Identification of barriers to communication, in general and per channel and how to overcome these.  (Face to face, emails, instant messaging, use of online workflows etc.) 
  • How to present yourself and engage people while communicating remotely 
  • How to maintain good relationships in a remote team 
  • Action planning with tips for application. 

 


Aims/Aimed at

 

Any member of staff working remotely.

 

Participants will receive a concise ‘workbook document’ and some pre-work in advance of the session.  This will enable the small group to prepare, engage and actively participate in the short development session. 

This event will be delivered via a remote meeting platform, therefore participants will require a PC/Laptop or appropriate device to connect remotely via a link and access to a camera, microphone for audio and video collaboration. 


Booking Information

 Register for this course via iTrent Self-Service by searching for 'Learning for All - Communicating in a Remote Working Environment.

 

 


Booking URL: www.qub.ac.uk/qol
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Communication Skills, Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Working remotely, communicating, communication skills

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Learning for All - Effective Remote Mentoring

Event Description

 

Dates/Times:

08 October 2020, 09:30 - 13:00
17 November 2020, 09:30 - 13:00

Overview:

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.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the difference between mentoring and coaching, and the benefits of mentoring.
  • Roles, responsibilities and confidentiality.
  • Mentoring Tools & Techniques, explore facilitative versus directive  
  • Mentoring and how to encourage reflection.
  • Questions and feedback.
  • Your readiness to be a mentor.
  • Action planning for application in the workplace.

Booking Information

Register via iTrent Self-Service


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Communication Skills, Leadership, Management and Supervisory, Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Learning for All, Mentoring, Effective Mentoring

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Learning for All - Team Collaboration While Remote Working

Event Description

 

Dates/Times:

30 September 2020, 09:30 - 11:15
10 November 2020, 14:30 - 16:15

Overview:

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.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explore what makes a team and how that translates into our remote ways of working
  • Assess the strengths and challenges facing your team in the remote environment and ways to overcome these
  • The importance of communication, engagement and a feeling of being connected
  • Exploring and embracing how to be collaborative and innovative when working remotely
  • Action planning for application in the workplace

 

 


Booking Information

Register via iTrent Self-Service


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Communication Skills, Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Communication, Learning for All, Team Collaboration, Remote Working

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Learning for All - Working Smarter - Manage Your Time While Remote Working

Event Description

 

Dates/Times:

29 October 2020, 09:30 - 11:30
08 December 2020, 14:30 - 16:30

Overview:

You will develop a toolkit for personal and professional time management and apply key skills to your current working style and practice, to improve your current productivity and personal effectiveness whilst working in this remote environment.   You will have the opportunity to reflect on your own strengths and development areas with regard to making the best use of your time and you will be able to identify what barriers and challenge you might face can be overcome.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explore the impact of remote working has on our time, our expectations, our commitments both personally and professionally.
  • Assess your role (professionally and personally) and your key commitments and expectations.
  • Analysing and agreeing your priorities in line with expectations from others (teams, managers and family).
  • Explore and understand the challenges and barriers that exist and how to overcome these.
  • Implement structure and boundaries.
  • Understanding your personal time wasters and identify approaches to minimising these.
  • Action planning for application in the workplace.

Booking Information

Register via iTrent Self-Service


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Communication Skills, Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Communication, Learning for All, Working Smarter, Manage Your Time, Remote Working

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Managing and Motivating People and Teams Remotely

Event Description

 

Date:

19 October 2020, 09:30 - 13:00
01 December 2020, 09:30 - 13:00

Overview

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.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explore the impact of remote working on our role as an individual and manager.
  • Reflect the importance of managing yourself & managing your team.
  • Defining the ways of working and expectations for your team.
  • The importance of clear communications.
  • Understand motivation and how to motivate others.
  • Building confidence from sharing and learning from others.
  • Action planning for application in the workplace.

Aims/Aimed at

Managers and Supervisors


Booking Information

Please register via iTrent Self-Service


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Communication Skills, Leadership, Management and Supervisory, Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Learning for All, Managing and Motivating People, Remotely, Teams

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Promoting Yourself and Your Research

Event Description

 

Date:

16 June 2020

 

Time:

10.00am - 12.00pm

 

Designed for:

Academic and research staff

 

Content:

A lot of hard work and time goes into conducting research. And then more time and work goes into publishing the results. And yet sadly many papers are never read and many findings are never translated into practice.
It's tempting to think that if you are clever and work hard then people will notice and shower you with rewards. Tempting but probably not true. As well as being clever and working hard you also need to be able to promote yourself and your research.

In this workshop you will learn strategies for:

• Developing a communication strategy
• Pitching your message to the your audience
• How to make it accessible without dumbing down
• Dealing with media and using new media
• Developing your one minute pitch
• Asking for what you want
• Using convincing language
• Self promotion
• Networking, mentoring and collaborating
• Putting yourself in the spotlight
• Dealing with the discomfort of it all.

 

The facilitator, Hugh Kearns, is recognised internationally as a public speaker, educator and researcher. He regularly lectures at universities across the world and has recently returned from lecture tours of the UK and the US which included lectures at Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Berkeley and Stanford. His areas of expertise include self-management, positive psychology, work-life balance, learning and creativity. He draws on over twenty five years of experience as a leading training and development professional within the corporate, financial, education and health sectors in Ireland, Scotland, North America, New Zealand and Australia. He has coached individuals, teams and executives in a wide range of organisations in the public and private sectors.

 

This session will be delivered via Microsoft Teams


Booking Information

 

Register for this course via iTrent Self-Service


New Course: No
Course Type(s): Research and Enterprise Skills
Staff Categories: Academic, Research
Keywords: Research, Promoting Your Research, Promoting Yourself

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Learning for All - Delivering Engaging Learning Sessions Remotely

Event Description

 

Dates/Times:

12 October 2020, 09:30 - 12:30
25 November 2020, 09:30 - 12:30

Overview

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.

Participants will develop their understanding and skills required for designing, communicating and delivering learning sessions remotely using Teams (or similar tools). Participants will have the opportunity to assess their current practice by delivering a short presentation and receiving immediate peer to peer feedback. Finally, participants will gain practical tips and share best practice on presenting remotely from both the facilitator and colleagues attending the session.

Learning Outcomes

  • How to present yourself and engage people while communicating remotely.
  • Remote learning sessions design principles using the 70:20:10 model.
  • Fundamentals on communication skills in a remote environment and Identification of possible barriers to communication and how to overcome these.
  • How to maintain participants’ attention and engagement.
  • Tips and suggestions on how to adapt personal facilitation style when using the video conference tool of choice (Teams).
  • Action planning with tips for application - participants will be encouraged to make personal commitments within their own context.

Booking Information

Please register via iTrent Self-Service


New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Communication Skills, Leadership, Management and Supervisory, Personal and Career Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Learning for All, Engaging Remote Learning, Working Remotely, Teams, Communicating

Course Contact Details

Name: Organisational Development
Telephone: 5381
Email: stafflearning@qub.ac.uk

Introduction to Power Automate (Office 365)

Event Description

Power Automate is a service that helps you build workflows that automate time-consuming business tasks across applications and services.  Power Automate can be used to synchronize files, get notifications, collect data, and more. Power Automate is one of the Office 365 suite of apps.

Course objectives: 

  • Understand what Power Automates is and how it works 
  • Build flows from existing templates 
  • Build flows from scratch 
  • Understand how to work with triggers, actions and conditions 

Course dates are in this 1-page PDF - new dates are added throughout the year - http://go.qub.ac.uk/trainingschedule

The course can be offered for your unit/area if there are 6 or more delegates. Materials at http://go.qub.ac.uk/itdocs


Aims/Aimed at

Course objectives: 

  • Understand what Power Automates is and how it works 
  • Build flows from existing templates 
  • Build flows from scratch 
  • Understand how to work with triggers, actions and conditions 

Pre-requisites

Be comfortable with exchanging data between applications.


Booking Information


Booking URL: http://www.qol.qub.ac.uk
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Specialist - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: Power Automate, Workflows, Triggers, Actions and conditions Efficent Processes, Working between applications, Office 365, Forms. Excel, Office 365

Course Contact Details

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

Introduction to Power BI

Event Description

Power BI is Microsoft’s business intelligence (BI) solution for visualising and sharing data.  Power BI enables you to quickly develop interactive reports and dashboards and share impactful visualisations with others.

Course objectives:

  • What is Power BI?
  • Power BI Desktop
  • Power BI service
  • Importing Files
  • Creating interactive visualisations
  • Reports and Dashboards
  • Row-Level Security
  • Sharing reports and dashboards

 


Booking Information

Book via iTrent (QOL)


Booking URL: http://www.qol.qub.ac.uk/
New Course: Yes
Course Type(s): Specialist - Continuing Professional Development
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: business intelligence, develop interactive reports, dashboards, impactful visualisations, interactive visualisations,

Course Contact Details

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

OneNote - how to use

Event Description

OneNote (Office 365 app) is your digital notebook for capturing and organising everything across your devices. Jot down your ideas, keep track of classroom and meeting notes, clip from the web or make a to-do list, as well as draw and sketch
your ideas. Everyone with an Office 365 subscription has a default OneNote notebook stored in the 365 Cloud. OneNote is a vital tool for managing your work, collating any research for academic or administration purposes.


Aims/Aimed at

In this course you will learn
  • how to create a notebook, structure it, share it
  • about how to use it in the different ways listed above
  • to create notebooks for a team or class

Booking Information

Queen's Online - Then under Services choose Other then Training Courses (then log into iTrent)


Booking URL: http://www.qol.qub.ac.uk/
New Course: No
Course Type(s): Essential
Staff Categories: All Staff
Keywords: OneNote, 365, Office 365. Electronic jotter, Note taking, Colating material, Embed files, emebd video, use stylus, handwriting recognition, Insert Internet material

Course Contact Details

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