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Personal Development

Personal Development webinars

Plus Icon Developing a growth mindset

During challenging times it can be tricky to maintain feelings of positivity and the growth mindset that allows all of us to tackle challenging issues with creativity and vigour. This webinar will allow participants to explore how to develop that growth mindset which enables real learning and to achieve the results they need. The webinar will explore:  
 
• What a Growth mindset really is

• Understanding the implications of holding either a fixed or growth mindset

• Knowing more about the power of ‘yet’ and the key ingredients to growth

• Why a Growth mindset matters right now

• How to change your thinking to develop a Growth mindset

Future session dates TBC

Session duration: 90 minutes

To book a place, please email POD and provide the name and date of the session you would like to attend. Please note places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, however further sessions will be hosted if sessions become full.


Plus Icon Emotional Intelligence

It is important to understand our emotional intelligence to help develop our ability to connect with others and adapt.  This online session will provide you with the techniques and strategies to understand what Emotional Intelligence is and how you can develop personal strategies along with providing the tools and techniques to help you to develop empathy and establish interpersonal relationships. 

Future session dates TBC

Session duration: 60 minutes


Plus Icon How to be personally effective

Some people have always enjoyed working remotely, for others it would never be their choice. However, in the current situation many of us have been forced to do so.  Whilst some are finding working from home more effective than they expected, it does come with its challenges and often needs us to make adjustments to the manner in which we would normally choose to work in an office situation.  This session will provide some food for thought and practical ideas on:
 
• Recognising the pros and cons of working from home and what’s different about this kind of working in the current situation

• How to ensure you are both productive and effective

• Practical time management techniques– what transfers from the office and what doesn’t?

• Devising and sticking to suitable routines that work for everyone

• Managing your energy to still achieve some work/life balance

• Knowing and managing your personal working preferences

Session date: 3rd August 2020, 10:30am-12:00pm

Session duration: 90 minutes

To book a place, please use this Eventbrite booking link and complete the short registration process.

Please note places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, however further sessions will be hosted if sessions become full. 


Plus Icon Introduction to Microsoft Teams Session 1

 
Session 1: Working with Teams and Channels

Session date: 6th August 2020, 10:00am-11.30am

Course Requirements: You should be confident using a mouse and keyboard, saving and retrieving documents, and navigating Windows. You do not need to have used Teams before.

What you will learn: 

Working with Teams:

• What is Teams and how is it different to how you work now?

• A tour of the Teams interface

• Setting up your Team

• Adding and removing members

• Joining a Team

• How to structure your Team (Channels)

• Adding Channels

Communicating with others:

• Posts (Conversations)

• Chat

•Edit and Delete messages

• @mentions

• Sending emails to a channel

• Saving posts

• Controlling notifications

Session duration:90 minutes

To book a place, please email POD and provide the name and date of the session you would like to attend. Please note places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, however further sessions will be hosted if sessions become full. 


Plus Icon Introduction to Microsoft Teams Session 2

Session 2: Files, Meetings and More

Session date: 18th August 2020, 10:00am-11:30am

Course requirements: You should be familiar with basic navigation in Teams and using Posts (Conversations) to communicate (these elements are covered in the first session).

What you will learn:
Working with Files:

• Files – adding documents

• Sharing and co-authoring

• The Wiki tab

Meetings and Calls:

• Calendar

•Scheduling a meeting in Teams

• Running a meeting

• Meet Now

• Meeting Notes

• Calls

Optional, if there's time:

• Using Teams on Tablets and Mobile phones

• Connectors
 
Session duration: 90 minutes

To book a place, please email POD and provide the name and date of the session you would like to attend. Please note places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, however further sessions will be hosted if sessions become full. 


Plus Icon Managing Your Self Talk

In this interactive session, we will explore the idea of “Self Talk”, the voice in our head that speaks to us all the time. We’ll look at how it can have an enormously positive effect on your thought process and your life, and how it can, if unchecked, cause you worry, anxiety and fear. Join this online meeting to learn how to manage the voice in your head and maintain a realistic and positive outlook during challenging times.

Session date: 26th August 2020, 09:30am-10:30am

Session duration: 60 minutes

To book a place, please use this Eventbrite booking link and complete the short registration process.

Please note places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, however further sessions will be hosted if sessions become full.

Plus Icon Personalising your approach to boost performance and wellbeing

A session encouraging people to explore evidence-based ideas to actively take control of how they are working and to shape their tasks and activities in ways that boost wellbeing, growth (personal & professional) and performance during disruption and uncertain circumstances. 

The session will cover:  practical and evidence-based ideas and exercises to enable you / your team to gain a greater sense of control of your current working circumstances; an introduction to the concept of job crafting and how this personalised approach can be used to foster meaning and motivation, identify sources for growth and development, find clarity and purpose and make the most of your strengths, passions and interests. The session will end by providing guidance and encouragement to set small and impactful job crafting goals.

Session date: 14th August 2020, 10:00am-11:15am

Session duration: 75 minutes

To book a place, please use this Eventbrite booking link and complete the short registration process.

Please note places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, however further sessions will be hosted if sessions become full. 


Plus Icon Quiet Space for Mindfulness

Whether you're already familiar with Mindfulness, or you'd like to know more, this 60 minute webinar is a chance to look at how it can help during these challenging times.  We'll talk about different aspects of Mindfulness, share Mindfulness tips and ideas and try a couple of practices. So, grab a drink, make yourself comfortable and allow yourself some dedicated "me" time!

Session date: Tuesday 4th August 2020, 2:30pm-3:30pm

Session duration 60 minutes

Email POD to book a place

How can you fulfil your potential, get the most out of your daily interactions and ensure that your career is on track? During our sessions you can take time out to explore how you can make the most of your personal style, skills and experiences to make the right development path for you.

Useful Tools

Below are some quick, free tools we think you might find interesting and may help develop self awareness.
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Future Leaders

Our Future Leaders Programmes is a series of sessions aimed at colleagues with both the potential and ambition to take their first step into a management role.

The programme consists of 4 half-day sessions run across the year, focused on developing leadership knowledge and skills.

Find out more about our Future Leaders Programme on our Leadership Programmes webpage.


Useful Links

IT Skills Right Arrow

A range of IT support available to increase your confidence when using the Microsoft Office 365 suite or to help you with a particular IT related task or challenge.

Project Management Right Arrow

If you are involved in Project Management as part of your role, these Project Management webpages contain a set of resources and guidance to support the delivery of your projects. This can help you to define what a project is, have an awareness of the project lifecycle, terminology and roles within a project and understand the importance of stakeholder communication, identifying and managing risks and controlling changes when required.

Return to Work (RTW) Mentoring Right Arrow

Peer support scheme to help new parents transition back into the workplace following a period of maternity, adoption or shared parental leave.

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PDR

An effective PDR is a way of ensuring that colleagues' performance is linked to our University’s strategic objections, as well as giving them a clear purpose, with related goals for the year ahead.

Take a look at our Performance and Development Review webpage for advice and guidance on how to make the most out of PDR conversations.



Essential Training

People Development Online is our university’s online training system, which offers a variety of modules to assist you in your role.

In addition to the training library of available courses, all colleagues are automatically enrolled onto a number of essential courses -

  • Data Protection
  • Equality and Diversity
  • H&S Essentials Information
  • Security Awareness
  • Prevent Duty Awareness

Other courses, such as DSE Training and Assessment and Countering Fraud and Anti-Bribery, may be required, dependent on your role and an individual needs assessment. More information on essential training can be found in our Training Matrix.

Our institutional completion rates for compliance related training are reviewed regularly via our Audit Committee, which oversees the processes in place to protect the University’s information and the use of its funds, and colleagues in Health and Safety. It is therefore important that colleagues complete the training they are automatically enrolled on as soon as possible.


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