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Development and Alumni Relations - Staff Learning & Development course timetable

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March 2023

Thu 30
Development & Alumni Relations: Community at Cambridge (Joint Induction) new [Places] 09:30 - 12:00 St Edmund's College, Garden Room

The joint induction aims to provide a broad introduction and overview to all development and alumni relations staff, providing information about the ins and outs of Collegiate Cambridge, as it relates to our area of work. It is also an opportunity for you to network with other new members of staff across the collegiate community.

The session comprises:

  • A welcome and introduction from senior members of the University and Colleges
  • An overview of development and alumni relations functions, roles and responsibilities, with an opportunity to ask questions
  • An opportunity to network with colleagues across Collegiate Cambridge

April 2023

Wed 12
Development & Alumni Relations: Adobe InDesign - Beginners new [Places] 09:30 - 12:30 Development and Alumni Relations: Virtual

How do those reports and documents get such a professional look? Everything just looks so good...

This InDesign course will allow you to do just that. By using paragraph and character styles, installing new fonts, arranging the layout of the page you can create professional looking documents and create them fast. You will also learn how to check your document for errors.

Getting Started with Adobe InDesign

  • Identify Components of the InDesign Interface
  • Customise the InDesign Interface
  • Apply the Navigation Controls and Set Preferences

Designing a Document Using InDesign

  • Establish Project Requirements
  • Apply Design Principles
  • Create a New Document
  • Add Text to a Document
  • Add Graphics to a Document

Use InDesign to Customise a Document

  • Format Characters and Paragraphs
  • Apply Colours, Swatches, and Gradients
  • Create and Apply Styles

Working with Page Elements in InDesign

  • Arrange and Align Objects
  • Apply Layers
  • Transform and Manipulate Objects
  • Thread Text Frames
  • Edit Text
Wed 19
Development & Alumni Relations: Mastering Microsoft Excel (Further use) new [Places] 10:00 - 11:30 Development and Alumni Relations: Virtual

Microsoft Excel has lots of underutilised features that can help to save time and improve productivity. The primary objective of this workshop is to show you how to use these features and to demonstrate their effectiveness, challenging you to do things differently.

We will cover:

  • Working with Formulas and Functions
  • Save time and apply Formulas and Functions to your everyday tasks
  • Search for a value in one place and insert it in another using lookup functions
  • Avoid the 'pitfalls' of relative cell references
  • Test certain conditions and return one of two entries
  • Work with named cells to work faster and smarter with your formulas
  • Managing large workbooks
  • Trace and audit formulas in a worksheet
  • Create a simple dashboard
  • Produce summary reports from different worksheets
  • Merge data from multiple users by linking workbooks

The course includes access to a month's free support on any of the topics covered.

Thu 20
Development & Alumni Relations: Communicate with Impact new [Places] 09:30 - 12:30 Development and Alumni Relations: Great Ouse

Successfully managing upwards depends on your confidence, diplomacy and influencing skills.

This workshop will empower you to handle tricky situations with your manager or colleagues:

  • Benefits of ‘managing up’, what’s in it for you and them?
  • Agreeing priorities and setting realistic expectations and boundaries
  • Influencing when you don’t have authority
  • Getting clarity on delegated work and appreciating the difficulties colleagues may be facing
  • Challenging decisions in a way that is solutions-focussed and enables an open two-way discussion

You will also learn how to adapt to different personal styles in order to build an effective working relationship and understand how different drivers and motivators may affect someone else’s thinking, (why do they do that?).

Tue 25
Development & Alumni Relations: Effective Feedback (For Managers) new (1 of 2) [Places] 09:30 - 12:30 Development and Alumni Relations: Virtual

Many people find delivering constructive feedback to be a challenge, frequently declining opportunities to do so, whether from a desire to spare the person’s feelings, avoid an uncomfortable conversation, preserve their image of themselves as ‘nice,’ or save time.

This effective feedback workshop aims to give you a full range of approaches, skills and techniques to help you manage the different feedback situations you face and to give you different frameworks for having constructive conversations.

Objectives

  • Understand the fundamental elements of effective feedback
  • Learn how to deliver day to day feedback (positive and constructive)
  • Be able to receive feedback well
  • Know how to create a culture of feedback culture
  • Be able to manage personal bias
  • Develop specific feedback habits
Fri 28
Development & Alumni Relations: Effective Feedback (For Managers) new (2 of 2) [Places] 09:30 - 12:30 Development and Alumni Relations: Virtual

Many people find delivering constructive feedback to be a challenge, frequently declining opportunities to do so, whether from a desire to spare the person’s feelings, avoid an uncomfortable conversation, preserve their image of themselves as ‘nice,’ or save time.

This effective feedback workshop aims to give you a full range of approaches, skills and techniques to help you manage the different feedback situations you face and to give you different frameworks for having constructive conversations.

Objectives

  • Understand the fundamental elements of effective feedback
  • Learn how to deliver day to day feedback (positive and constructive)
  • Be able to receive feedback well
  • Know how to create a culture of feedback culture
  • Be able to manage personal bias
  • Develop specific feedback habits

May 2023

Tue 2
Development & Alumni Relations: Effective Feedback (For Managers) new (1 of 2) [Places] 13:30 - 16:30 Development and Alumni Relations: Virtual

Many people find delivering constructive feedback to be a challenge, frequently declining opportunities to do so, whether from a desire to spare the person’s feelings, avoid an uncomfortable conversation, preserve their image of themselves as ‘nice,’ or save time.

This effective feedback workshop aims to give you a full range of approaches, skills and techniques to help you manage the different feedback situations you face and to give you different frameworks for having constructive conversations.

Objectives

  • Understand the fundamental elements of effective feedback
  • Learn how to deliver day to day feedback (positive and constructive)
  • Be able to receive feedback well
  • Know how to create a culture of feedback culture
  • Be able to manage personal bias
  • Develop specific feedback habits
Thu 4
Development & Alumni Relations: Effective Feedback (For Managers) new (2 of 2) [Places] 13:30 - 16:30 Development and Alumni Relations: Virtual

Many people find delivering constructive feedback to be a challenge, frequently declining opportunities to do so, whether from a desire to spare the person’s feelings, avoid an uncomfortable conversation, preserve their image of themselves as ‘nice,’ or save time.

This effective feedback workshop aims to give you a full range of approaches, skills and techniques to help you manage the different feedback situations you face and to give you different frameworks for having constructive conversations.

Objectives

  • Understand the fundamental elements of effective feedback
  • Learn how to deliver day to day feedback (positive and constructive)
  • Be able to receive feedback well
  • Know how to create a culture of feedback culture
  • Be able to manage personal bias
  • Develop specific feedback habits
Tue 16
Development & Alumni Relations: Effective Feedback (For Managers) new (1 of 2) [Places] 09:30 - 12:30 Development and Alumni Relations: Virtual

Many people find delivering constructive feedback to be a challenge, frequently declining opportunities to do so, whether from a desire to spare the person’s feelings, avoid an uncomfortable conversation, preserve their image of themselves as ‘nice,’ or save time.

This effective feedback workshop aims to give you a full range of approaches, skills and techniques to help you manage the different feedback situations you face and to give you different frameworks for having constructive conversations.

Objectives

  • Understand the fundamental elements of effective feedback
  • Learn how to deliver day to day feedback (positive and constructive)
  • Be able to receive feedback well
  • Know how to create a culture of feedback culture
  • Be able to manage personal bias
  • Develop specific feedback habits
Thu 18
Development & Alumni Relations: Effective Feedback (For Managers) new (2 of 2) [Places] 09:30 - 12:30 Development and Alumni Relations: Virtual

Many people find delivering constructive feedback to be a challenge, frequently declining opportunities to do so, whether from a desire to spare the person’s feelings, avoid an uncomfortable conversation, preserve their image of themselves as ‘nice,’ or save time.

This effective feedback workshop aims to give you a full range of approaches, skills and techniques to help you manage the different feedback situations you face and to give you different frameworks for having constructive conversations.

Objectives

  • Understand the fundamental elements of effective feedback
  • Learn how to deliver day to day feedback (positive and constructive)
  • Be able to receive feedback well
  • Know how to create a culture of feedback culture
  • Be able to manage personal bias
  • Develop specific feedback habits