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Team Leadership

How do you create an engaging work environment for others, where everyone understands the value of their contribution and expectations of the role? On these pages you will find webinars and resources to help you learn new skills, techniques and behaviours to help face the challenges of leadership. Our webinars allow you to network alongside colleagues also experiencing the challenges and joys of leading others, building learning opportunities through shared experiences.


Team Leadership webinars

Plus Icon Confident Conversations

It may feel as if the dynamics of many of our conversations have shifted over the last year as we’ve grappled with the technologies around virtual meetings, missed face-to-face discussions with our colleagues and suffered from screen fatigue. In this 90-minute webinar, we’ll revisit the foundations of all good conversations and explore how they can be applied to both virtual and face-to-face discussions.  We’ll identify the barriers which can hold us back from having successful conversations and explore ways of overcoming these.  There will also be chance to consider strategies for building and maintaining rapport; giving feedback positively; and effectively preparing for a significant conversation. 

Session duration: 90 minutes 

Upcoming session dates:

18th May 2021, 14.00 pm - 15.30 pm

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.  If the webinar is full please email POD to register your interest.

Plus Icon Inclusive Leadership

In this interactive webinar we will explore Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and the importance of creating a community where all people feel a sense of belonging.  We will talk about inclusion and the role we can play, as leaders, to act intentionally to create an inclusive culture.  Finally, we will explore the challenges and opportunities this presents and identify some of the competencies we need to develop to become real agents for change. Following this webinar, you will be invited to complete the "Inclusive Leadership" online module, on People Development Online.

Session duration: 60 minutes 

Upcoming session dates:

25th June 2021, 10.00am - 11.00am

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.  If the webinar is full please email POD to register your interest.

Plus Icon Management Matters: Handling Conflict with Confidence

This webinar is suitable for any team leaders or managers who wish to feel more confident to handle conflict situations assertively and compassionately. The objectives for the webinar are:

To explore the importance of mindset in handling conflict effectively
To understand the options for handling conflict, including different styles and approaches
To provide some practical conflict handling hints and tips which you can try out immediately

This session is typically accessed by colleagues new to management, but is also available to experienced managers seeking to refresh their people management knowledge and skills.

Session duration: 120 minutes 

Upcoming session dates:

10th June 2021, 13.30 pm - 15.30 pm

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.  If the webinar is full please email POD to register your interest.

Plus Icon Management Matters HR Data and Reports

This session will assist managers with how to use LBU’s HR systems and HR reports to assist with day to day management activities.

 

This session is typically accessed by colleagues new to management, but is also available to experienced managers seeking to refresh their people management knowledge and skills.

 

Testimonial: As a result of the session, Nehal confirmed that they will 'explore and utilise some of the tools/ reports that can be generated'.

 

Session duration: 60 minutes 

Upcoming session dates:

17th June 2021, 10.00 am - 11.00 am

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.  If the webinar is full please email POD to register your interest.

Plus Icon Management Matters: New to Managing Virtually

Stepping up into a management role is one of the most exciting times in your career…and it can also be one of the most daunting! With recent changes to workplace culture and the shift to managing virtual teams or dispersed teams, even the most experienced manager may feel like they are learning a whole new lot of skills. This session will give you some confidence in developing yourself as a manager and we’ll share with you 5 key skills that will build your managerial strength. We’ll also signpost you to some of the resources at LBU that are at your fingertips and will support you in your journey as somebody new to managing within LBU.

This session is typically accessed by colleagues new to management, but is also available to experienced managers seeking to refresh their people management knowledge and skills.

Session duration: 60 minutes

Upcoming session date:

24th June 2021, 10.00 am - 11.00 am

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.  If the webinar is full please email POD to register your interest.

Plus Icon Supporting Colleagues with Caring Responsibilities

In this interactive 90-minute workshop, facilitated by Carers Leeds, we will clarify what is meant by ‘caring responsibilities’ and explore the issues and challenges working carers face. We’ll consider the benefits of effectively supporting colleagues with caring responsibilities and discuss various tips to help find a flexible and individual approach. This will also be a chance for us to discuss any learning from the pandemic, with these challenging times requiring new, flexible ways of supporting employees with caring responsibilities. We’ll also signpost the range of resources and additional support available.

Session duration: 90 minutes

Upcoming session dates:

12th May 2021, 14.00 pm - 15.30 pm

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.  If the webinar is full please email 
POD to register your interest.


Plus Icon Supporting Your Team's Wellbeing

We’re all aware of the importance of wellbeing, but how does this relate to your role as a manager? With uncertainty about what the ‘new normal’ will look like, this is a good opportunity to focus on the potential impact of the changes which lie ahead on your team's wellbeing. This 60-minute webinar will give you the chance to clarify expectations and responsibilities, as well as exploring the benefits of keeping your team’s wellbeing at the centre of daily interactions. We’ll consider tips for starting wellbeing conversations with your team and individuals; signpost resources and additional support; and provide suggestions to help you check in on your own wellbeing levels. 

Session duration: 60 minutes

Upcoming session date:

20th May 2021, 10.00 am - 11.00 am 

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.  If the webinar is full please email POD to register your interest.

Plus Icon The Coaching Space Coaching Through Uncertainty

One of the greatest gifts you can give others is to provide a safe space for them to do their very best thinking, a space to share their challenges and reach for solutions. This has never been important than now as we all continue to work through uncertainty. One way we can provide some certainty is by applying a few coaching principles in our work conversations and create ‘the coaching space’.  In doing so, you can help colleagues gain new perspectives and take action; giving them back control and enabling them to achieve balance in their working lives.

This session is suitable for managers, project managers and leaders of teams who want to adopt a coaching approach to supporting staff and enabling performance in the current environment.

Through taking part in this session you will be able to:

• Identify the best conditions to coach and develop others

• Demonstrate listening and empathy to create a safe space for thinking

Develop a range of appreciative and insightful questions to bring out the best in people

The session will introduce techniques and allow time for discussion and to practice your listening and questioning skills with colleagues who want people to be the best they can be.

Session duration: 90 minutes 

Upcoming session dates:

9th June 2021, 10.00 am - 11.30 am

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.  If the webinar is full please email POD to register your interest.

Our new Learning Resources webpage contains links and references to many useful books, videos, podcasts and TED Talks, covering a wide range of topics, including leadership skills.

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Management Matters

Management Matters is a series of short webinar sessions on a range of management topics and challenges. 

These sessions are designed to support operational line management, for colleagues new to management and also experienced managers seeking to refresh their people management knowledge and skills. They are an accessible way of gaining insight into key skills and discussing shared experiences.

Find out more on our Management Matters webpage, which also contains some key information, resources and links for managers.



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One to One coaching support based upon asking questions and challenging perceptions, allowing colleagues space to reflect and consider different ways of moving forward to achieve a specified goal. 
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Peer support scheme to help managers develop their leadership capabilities through structured conversations with a more experienced colleague. 

Leadership Masterclasses

We run a range of Masterclasses tailored to different management groups. 

The masterclasses provide examples of good practice and networking opportunities to share new ideas, challenge thinking and learn from each other's experiences.  

More information on our various events can be viewed on our Leadership Masterclasses webpage.


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Tailored Development

Why not benefit from our professional expertise by inviting us in to create a tailored development plan for your team/area?

We can help you identify the strengths, challenges and opportunities for your team and then work with you to support your continued improvement on your development journey.

Find out more on our Tailored Development webpage.



Leading Change

Supporting our colleagues through major change is an important aspect of our work. We recognise that whilst change may present exciting opportunities it can also bring great challenges and stress. Our Change at Leeds Beckett webpage has been designed to provide practical advice, resources and other support, whether you’re experiencing or managing change.

Working closely with the HR Business Partners, the typical forms of support we can offer include:-

  • Leadership Team support through the change process
  • Surveys to gather colleagues concerns and aspirations
  • Facilitated discussions around key themes
  • Advising people how to access appropriate development opportunities
  • Provision of tailored change workshops
  • 1:1 career conversations for colleagues
  • Coaching and mentoring for leaders and managers

People Development Online

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

Essential Modules for All Colleagues

All new starters are automatically set up on the training system and enrolled onto the following essential modules -

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

Completion of these essential modules, plus any others that have been deemed essential based on job role/individual needs assessment, should be encouraged and regular updates will be sent via module owners and Deans/Directors. More information on essential training can be found in our Training Matrix.

Modules for Managers

In addition to our Management Matters webinars, we have several Management Matters Online modules available via People Development Online to support you with processes you may be involved with as a manager -

  • Managing Stress
  • Finance
  • Disciplinary
  • Grievance
  • Recruitment and Selection Refresher (every 3 years)

All the modules can be accessed at any time via the systems training library and completed at your own pace.
We also have 2 new modules that sit outside of the People Development Online system, which can be accessed via the below links - 

  • PDR Online Module - 'A Coaching Approach to PDRs' – an e-learning tool for reviewers to download to consider the key components of a successful PDR. You'll explore why PDRs can be so valuable in the current context and get tips on communication techniques, giving great feedback and setting meaningful objectives, even when done remotely.
  • Improving Performance - Our Managing Performance e-learning module helps you to navigate performance improvement conversations with confidence, focusing on positive outcomes for all.

Training Library Modules

A number of online modules have recently been added to the People Development Online system, including a range of engaging Wellbeing modules-

  • Self Care and Wellbeing
  • Supporting Others with their Wellbeing
  • Leading Others in Times of Change
  • Mental Health Awareness

and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion modules - 

  • Advancing BAME Inclusion
  • Inclusive Leadership
  • Micro Behaviours
  • Neurodiversity

These are all available via the system's Training Library for you to self-enrol on and complete at your own pace.

For any queries, please contact POD@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.


Performance and Development Review (PDR)

Getting the best out of ourselves and our colleagues is key to the University’s success. Now, more than ever perhaps, is the time to be having meaningful conversations with individuals in your team about what their focus should be, the timescales that you are working to and to ask what support they need.  The PDR cycle in 2020 runs from July 2020 to 31 January 2021. 

For advice and guidance on how to make the most out of PDR conversations, visit our PDR webpage.


People and OD Team

POD@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

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