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Tuesday 26 September

15:55
Voice and Presentation (One-to-One) [Full] 15:55 - 16:55 PPD, Fawcett Room


Would you like to learn exercises that will reduce vocal strain, improve vocal range, variety, clarity and pronunciation to gain and hold the attention of an audience?

Would you like to make a positive initial impact and keep control of difficult situations?

In this individualised and confidential one-hour session you will determine the objectives and work on exercises to address your specific interests.

Wednesday 27 September

12:30
Pathways in Higher Education Practice (PHEP): Core Seminar (1 of 3) Not bookable 12:30 - 17:00 University Centre, Hicks/Meade Rooms


PHEP is Cambridge's professional development programme for probationer University lecturers and new College teaching officers. With contributions from academic and key administrative staff from the collegiate University, the seminar provides a platform for orientation and exploration of the opportunities, cultures and conventions of the University of Cambridge.

The seminar is a core feature of PHEP and all probationer University lecturers are expected to participate over the whole of the seminar.

You are strongly recommended to attend the Seminar within the first two years of your appointment

Bookings are strictly limited and must close two weeks before the commencement date of the seminar

Thursday 28 September

09:00
Pathways in Higher Education Practice (PHEP): Core Seminar (2 of 3) Not bookable 09:00 - 17:00 University Centre, Hicks/Meade Rooms


PHEP is Cambridge's professional development programme for probationer University lecturers and new College teaching officers. With contributions from academic and key administrative staff from the collegiate University, the seminar provides a platform for orientation and exploration of the opportunities, cultures and conventions of the University of Cambridge.

The seminar is a core feature of PHEP and all probationer University lecturers are expected to participate over the whole of the seminar.

You are strongly recommended to attend the Seminar within the first two years of your appointment

Bookings are strictly limited and must close two weeks before the commencement date of the seminar

16:00
Direction of Studies: Support for New Appointees [Full] 16:00 - 18:30 Corpus Christi, New Combination Room


As a Director of Studies you provide essential academic guidance and support to students on an individual basis. Develop your ability to undertake this role more effectively and efficiently with this course. Through group work and discussions, the course will focus on sharing good practice, key responsibilities, and where to find additional sources of help.

Friday 29 September

09:00
Pathways in Higher Education Practice (PHEP): Core Seminar (3 of 3) Not bookable 09:00 - 15:00 University Centre, Hicks/Meade Rooms


PHEP is Cambridge's professional development programme for probationer University lecturers and new College teaching officers. With contributions from academic and key administrative staff from the collegiate University, the seminar provides a platform for orientation and exploration of the opportunities, cultures and conventions of the University of Cambridge.

The seminar is a core feature of PHEP and all probationer University lecturers are expected to participate over the whole of the seminar.

You are strongly recommended to attend the Seminar within the first two years of your appointment

Bookings are strictly limited and must close two weeks before the commencement date of the seminar

Voice Projection: An Introduction [Full] 09:00 - 13:00 PPD, Revans Room


If you occasionally suffer from vocal strain or wish to discover your true vocal range and power then this course is for you. We will work together to improve your vocal projection using vocal techniques practised by actors by using various physical and vocal exercises in a relaxed atmosphere. Be prepared to relax, kick off your shoes and lie on the floor.

13:45
Voice and Presentation (One-to-One) [Full] 13:45 - 14:45 PPD, Fawcett Room


Would you like to learn exercises that will reduce vocal strain, improve vocal range, variety, clarity and pronunciation to gain and hold the attention of an audience?

Would you like to make a positive initial impact and keep control of difficult situations?

In this individualised and confidential one-hour session you will determine the objectives and work on exercises to address your specific interests.

14:50
Voice and Presentation (One-to-One) [Full] 14:50 - 15:50 PPD, Fawcett Room


Would you like to learn exercises that will reduce vocal strain, improve vocal range, variety, clarity and pronunciation to gain and hold the attention of an audience?

Would you like to make a positive initial impact and keep control of difficult situations?

In this individualised and confidential one-hour session you will determine the objectives and work on exercises to address your specific interests.

15:55
Voice and Presentation (One-to-One) [Full] 15:55 - 16:55 PPD, Fawcett Room


Would you like to learn exercises that will reduce vocal strain, improve vocal range, variety, clarity and pronunciation to gain and hold the attention of an audience?

Would you like to make a positive initial impact and keep control of difficult situations?

In this individualised and confidential one-hour session you will determine the objectives and work on exercises to address your specific interests.

Monday 2 October

09:30
Leadership Essentials [Full] 09:30 - 16:00 Greenwich House, Edmonton Room


Leadership Essentials is a key programme suitable for all managers, which aims to help them refresh and build their skills and experience in managing others. As well as clarifying key responsibilities, it focuses on critical areas that managers can find more difficult, such as giving and receiving feedback effectively and handling challenging conversations. It incorporates tutor input, opportunities for discussion, reflection and sharing of good practice with other managers.

Before attending, please take some time to review the short films of other University colleagues talking about their role as a manager, Leadership Essentials: Management Responsibilities

Tuesday 3 October

09:30
Level 3 Award (ILM) in Leadership and Management charged (2 of 7) Not bookable 09:30 - 16:30 Greenwich House, Edmonton Room


This programme offers an introduction to management skills and is externally accredited by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM). It is highly participative and there is a strong emphasis on applying new learning to your work situation for the benefit of your team and your department

The course is primarily aimed at those who currently have management responsibilities for others (including managers, team leaders or supervisors) or equivalent responsibilities (e.g. for managing services, projects, resources). All participants must have the opportunity to meet the assessment requirements which are specified by the ILM – please see further details below

Please note that there is currently a waiting list for this programme. If you are interested in attending please complete the application form at the link below and send a signed paper copy to PPD. Your application will be considered and your name will be added to the waiting list if you are eligible. When a place becomes available we will contact you to confirm your place

Level 3 Award in First Line Management Application Form - your application to attend the programme will not be considered until we have received a copy of this application document.

16:00
Supervising Undergraduates: An Introduction [Full] 16:00 - 18:30 University Centre, Cormack Room


What do supervisions contribute to student learning at Cambridge? This session will provide an interactive introduction to supervising, including aims and objectives of supervisions, different approaches to supervisions, the roles and responsibilities of the supervisor and ways of dealing with common problems. Given the breadth of supervisions, this course is not subject specific.

Wednesday 4 October

09:00
External - Cambridge Enterprise Ltd: Consultancy 101 Not bookable 09:00 - 13:30 University Centre, Cormack Room

Are you considering becoming a consultant? Perhaps you are already consulting, but want to learn more about how to work more effectively, get the best price for your skills or simplify admin work?

Consultants use expertise gained from University research in order to provide services to external organisations. Any University researcher can undertake consultancy work, but it can be challenging to manage and administrate alongside University teaching and research commitments.

Cambridge Enterprise is delighted to offer this free workshop in how to effectively manage consultancy projects, sharing expertise on best practice, tips on making life easier and trouble-shooting for some of the key issues faced by consultants.

This is an ideal opportunity to develop your skills, providing a refresher for academics already acting as consultants or an introduction for those considering consultancy in the near future.

Members of the Cambridge Enterprise Consultancy Services team will also cover how they can help to provide support throughout the process and explain the benefits of using their services.

The workshop will include:

  • Benefits and impact of undertaking consultancy work
  • Experience sharing and a Q&A panel with academics experienced in consultancy
  • Issues surrounding confidentiality, intellectual property and liability
  • How Cambridge Enterprise can help you undertake consultancy more effectively

This workshop is designed for all levels of experience, whether you are already acting as a consultant or are considering doing so.

We welcome applications from anyone who is currently employed by the University

*BOOK YOUR PLACE VIA EVENTBRITE BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK*

Thursday 5 October

09:15
Communication Skills Introduction: "Are you receiving me?" [Full] 09:15 - 15:45 Greenwich House, Edmonton Room


Increase your confidence and skills in one-to-one communication with this highly participative course. Effective communication starts in your head and it isn’t just about the words you say. Your tone of voice, facial expression and body language all communicate a message. This course will help you get your message across more clearly. You will also have the opportunity to practise communication skills on a one-to-one basis.

Tuesday 10 October

09:15
Managing and Developing Effective Teams [Full] 09:15 - 16:45 Greenwich House, Edmonton Room


A team that works well is an exciting and creative place to be.

This course will enable you to identify the important ingredients for a successful team and to reflect on your own team management skills. It will also look at different team-working styles and examine the need to balance the requirements of the task, the team and the individual.

Wednesday 11 October

14:00
Stress Management Tools new [Full] 14:00 - 16:00 Greenwich House, Edmonton Room


CBT looks at how we think about a situation and how this affects the way we act. In turn our actions can affect how we think and feel…

But why wait until you feel you need it?

This workshop will give you the ‘tools’ to recognise the Stress triggers in your life, and to be able to deal with them more effectively. This will enable you to be healthier, both physically and emotionally.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), is a science based talking psychotherapy. It is researched, evidenced and proven to help treat a wide range of emotional and physical health conditions in adults, young people and children.

Thursday 12 October

09:15
Assertiveness in Management [Full] 09:15 - 16:45 Greenwich House, Edmonton Room


As a manager, handling relationships is one of your key skills. An ability to think, speak and act assertively in these relationships will enhance your reputation and success. If you want to motivate staff, earn their loyalty and enable them to achieve the best possible results, then this course is for you. It will also deal with the challenges of managing your own manager assertively.

13:00
Immigration and Recruitment: Helping You Get it Right [Full] 13:00 - 15:00 Greenwich House, Jaffna Room


This course is recommended for those responsible for the recruitment and selection of staff, particularly if you are new to the University but also for existing staff seeking a refresher.

With the introduction of the Points-based immigration system and with immigration legislation becoming ever stricter, the UK now operates one of the world’s most complex immigration systems.

The aim of this course is to help those involved with recruitment and selection to navigate the rules which regulate the recruitment of individuals who are subject to immigration control, whilst ensuring full compliance. It will outline the key requirements in advertising, selection, pre-employment checks and the responsibilities throughout employment that the University is legally bound to observe.

Friday 13 October

09:00
Voice and Pronunciation for Non-native English Speakers [Full] 09:00 - 13:00 PPD, Revans Room


Is English not your first language?

Would you like to incorporate Standard English pronunciation into your everyday speech?

This course will look at the differences and similarities between your natural accent and that of Standard English. It will help to maintain positive aspects of your natural accent whilst enabling you to be easily understood by native English speakers.

13:45
Voice and Presentation (One-to-One) [Full] 13:45 - 14:45 PPD, Fawcett Room


Would you like to learn exercises that will reduce vocal strain, improve vocal range, variety, clarity and pronunciation to gain and hold the attention of an audience?

Would you like to make a positive initial impact and keep control of difficult situations?

In this individualised and confidential one-hour session you will determine the objectives and work on exercises to address your specific interests.

14:50
Voice and Presentation (One-to-One) [Full] 14:50 - 15:50 PPD, Fawcett Room


Would you like to learn exercises that will reduce vocal strain, improve vocal range, variety, clarity and pronunciation to gain and hold the attention of an audience?

Would you like to make a positive initial impact and keep control of difficult situations?

In this individualised and confidential one-hour session you will determine the objectives and work on exercises to address your specific interests.

15:55
Voice and Presentation (One-to-One) [Full] 15:55 - 16:55 PPD, Fawcett Room


Would you like to learn exercises that will reduce vocal strain, improve vocal range, variety, clarity and pronunciation to gain and hold the attention of an audience?

Would you like to make a positive initial impact and keep control of difficult situations?

In this individualised and confidential one-hour session you will determine the objectives and work on exercises to address your specific interests.

Monday 16 October

09:00
Dignity at Work: Preventing and Managing Bullying and Harassment Complaints [Full] 09:00 - 12:30 Greenwich House, Edmonton Room


In the workplace there will be occasions when people feel that they have been bullied, harassed or subjected to inappropriate behaviour.

This is a practical and important interactive session for line managers which is designed to provide clarity, guidance and direction for managers in preventing and dealing with Dignity at Work complaints. It will explain the legal framework, and will clarify policy options, and highlight practical measures to prevent and tackle inappropriate behaviour.

09:30
Voice and Presentation (One-to-One) [Full] 09:30 - 10:30 PPD, Fawcett Room


Would you like to learn exercises that will reduce vocal strain, improve vocal range, variety, clarity and pronunciation to gain and hold the attention of an audience?

Would you like to make a positive initial impact and keep control of difficult situations?

In this individualised and confidential one-hour session you will determine the objectives and work on exercises to address your specific interests.

10:35
Voice and Presentation (One-to-One) [Full] 10:35 - 11:35 PPD, Fawcett Room


Would you like to learn exercises that will reduce vocal strain, improve vocal range, variety, clarity and pronunciation to gain and hold the attention of an audience?

Would you like to make a positive initial impact and keep control of difficult situations?

In this individualised and confidential one-hour session you will determine the objectives and work on exercises to address your specific interests.

11:40
Voice and Presentation (One-to-One) [Full] 11:40 - 12:40 PPD, Fawcett Room


Would you like to learn exercises that will reduce vocal strain, improve vocal range, variety, clarity and pronunciation to gain and hold the attention of an audience?

Would you like to make a positive initial impact and keep control of difficult situations?

In this individualised and confidential one-hour session you will determine the objectives and work on exercises to address your specific interests.

13:45
Voice and Presentation (One-to-One) [Full] 13:45 - 14:45 PPD, Fawcett Room


Would you like to learn exercises that will reduce vocal strain, improve vocal range, variety, clarity and pronunciation to gain and hold the attention of an audience?

Would you like to make a positive initial impact and keep control of difficult situations?

In this individualised and confidential one-hour session you will determine the objectives and work on exercises to address your specific interests.

14:50
Voice and Presentation (One-to-One) [Full] 14:50 - 15:50 PPD, Fawcett Room


Would you like to learn exercises that will reduce vocal strain, improve vocal range, variety, clarity and pronunciation to gain and hold the attention of an audience?

Would you like to make a positive initial impact and keep control of difficult situations?

In this individualised and confidential one-hour session you will determine the objectives and work on exercises to address your specific interests.

15:55
Voice and Presentation (One-to-One) [Full] 15:55 - 16:55 PPD, Fawcett Room


Would you like to learn exercises that will reduce vocal strain, improve vocal range, variety, clarity and pronunciation to gain and hold the attention of an audience?

Would you like to make a positive initial impact and keep control of difficult situations?

In this individualised and confidential one-hour session you will determine the objectives and work on exercises to address your specific interests.

16:00
Supervising Undergraduates: An Introduction [Full] 16:00 - 18:30 University Centre, Hicks Room


What do supervisions contribute to student learning at Cambridge? This session will provide an interactive introduction to supervising, including aims and objectives of supervisions, different approaches to supervisions, the roles and responsibilities of the supervisor and ways of dealing with common problems. Given the breadth of supervisions, this course is not subject specific.