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Thu 16 Mar 2023 – Wed 14 Feb

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March 2023

Thu 16
Development & Alumni Relations: Psychological Safety (For Non-Managers) new Finished 10:00 - 12:00 Development and Alumni Relations: Virtual

Psychological Safety – we have heard the term, but what does it mean on a practical level?

In this focused workshop we will bring the term to life – exploring what it means, and most importantly, sharing practical ideas of how we can each promote a culture where we each feel safe to be ourselves, safe to fully contribute and feel valued. We will focus on two key areas – Psychological Safety (feeling safe to put oneself at risk) and Psychological Standing (feeling entitled to speak up and to act).

Pearn Kandola has worked with organisations for nearly 40 years to promote inclusive and high performance cultures. In addition to working with Higher Education, they draw on their experience of working across a range of sectors in the UK and internationally.

Thu 30
Development & Alumni Relations: Community at Cambridge (Joint Induction) new Finished 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 Finished 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 Finished 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 Finished 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) Finished 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) Finished 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) Finished 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) Finished 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) Finished 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) Finished 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

July 2023

Thu 6
Development & Alumni Relations: Community at Cambridge (Joint Induction) new CANCELLED 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

October 2023

Tue 10
Negotiation Skills new Finished 09:00 - 17:00 West Hub Rooms

This programme explores the techniques and behaviours used by skilled negotiators and the importance of developing a sound negotiation strategy, which takes full account of the context in which the negotiation takes place.

Objectives By the end of this session you will know how to:

  • Find ways to reach win-win agreements
  • Review the key principles of negotiation
  • Control the negotiation process
  • Identify the characteristics of the successful negotiator
  • Identify strengths and development areas with your current negotiation skills
Tue 17
Negotiation Skills new (1 of 2) CANCELLED 14:00 - 17:00 Development and Alumni Relations: Virtual

This programme explores the techniques and behaviours used by skilled negotiators and the importance of developing a sound negotiation strategy, which takes full account of the context in which the negotiation takes place.

Objectives By the end of this session you will know how to:

  • Find ways to reach win-win agreements
  • Review the key principles of negotiation
  • Control the negotiation process
  • Identify the characteristics of the successful negotiator
  • Identify strengths and development areas with your current negotiation skills
Wed 18
Recruitment and Selection Skills (for managers) new Finished 12:30 - 16:30 Development and Alumni Relations: Great Ouse

This course prepares you to effectively carry out the recruitment and selection process taking you through the stages of producing a person specification, short listing effectively against selection criteria, designing questions, structuring and conducting interviews, and making the final decision. University policies and procedures will also be covered.

Thu 19
Negotiation Skills new (2 of 2) CANCELLED 14:00 - 17:00 Development and Alumni Relations: Virtual

This programme explores the techniques and behaviours used by skilled negotiators and the importance of developing a sound negotiation strategy, which takes full account of the context in which the negotiation takes place.

Objectives By the end of this session you will know how to:

  • Find ways to reach win-win agreements
  • Review the key principles of negotiation
  • Control the negotiation process
  • Identify the characteristics of the successful negotiator
  • Identify strengths and development areas with your current negotiation skills
Tue 24
Negotiation Skills new POSTPONED 09:00 - 17:00 West Hub Rooms

This programme explores the techniques and behaviours used by skilled negotiators and the importance of developing a sound negotiation strategy, which takes full account of the context in which the negotiation takes place.

Objectives By the end of this session you will know how to:

  • Find ways to reach win-win agreements
  • Review the key principles of negotiation
  • Control the negotiation process
  • Identify the characteristics of the successful negotiator
  • Identify strengths and development areas with your current negotiation skills

November 2023

Wed 1
Recruitment and Selection Skills (for managers) new Finished 12:30 - 16:30 Development and Alumni Relations: Great Ouse

This course prepares you to effectively carry out the recruitment and selection process taking you through the stages of producing a person specification, short listing effectively against selection criteria, designing questions, structuring and conducting interviews, and making the final decision. University policies and procedures will also be covered.

Tue 21
Development & Alumni Relations: Community at Cambridge (Joint Induction) new Finished 09:30 - 11:30 Trinity Hall, Wyng Gardens

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
Tue 28
Negotiation Skills new Finished 09:00 - 17:00 West Hub Rooms

This programme explores the techniques and behaviours used by skilled negotiators and the importance of developing a sound negotiation strategy, which takes full account of the context in which the negotiation takes place.

Objectives By the end of this session you will know how to:

  • Find ways to reach win-win agreements
  • Review the key principles of negotiation
  • Control the negotiation process
  • Identify the characteristics of the successful negotiator
  • Identify strengths and development areas with your current negotiation skills

January 2024

Wed 24
Development and Alumni Relations: Lunch and Learn - AI in Advancement: What is going on at CUDAR? new Finished 12:00 - 13:00 Development and Alumni Relations: Great Ouse

Come along to our lunchtime session for an explainer and an introduction to AI tools that could be useful to you. We will present some examples of using them in our work in communications and service delivery, and talk about why we all need to follow simple guidelines to maximise the benefits and minimise possible harms. There will be time for discussion so if you are already experimenting or using any AI tools then please bring and share an update of your experiences.

Development and Alumni Relations: Major Gift Officer Learning Series, Participant Manager Training new Finished 13:30 - 14:30 Development and Alumni Relations: Virtual

A short, intensive workshop exploring the role of the manager in supporting participants through the Major Gift Officer Learning Series. The half day workshop will cover;

  • Coaching fundamentals.
  • Key tools and concepts that will be used within the Major Gift Officer Learning Series and how managers can use them to help their teams apply what has been learnt.
  • Strategies for coaching teams to higher levels of performance.
Development and Alumni Relations: Coaching Workshop for Development Managers new Finished 15:00 - 17:00 Development and Alumni Relations: Virtual

Participants review coaching tools introduced in the Major Gift Officer Learning Series:

  • Donor Development Chart
  • Priority Grid
  • Personality Profiles
  • Nine Navigation Points for Strategy
  • Process for Locating Philanthropic Passion

Participants plan how they will lead by example to best equip their teams to apply each tool habitually.

Participants step through each of the nine Navigation Points and experienced managers discuss how they have embedded these concepts in their work—what has worked well, and what they would like advice on improving.

Participants discuss their common challenges in coaching team members to greatest advantage and brainstorm how to address these challenges.

Participants create an action plan to commit to supporting their team members regularly, strategically, and intentionally before, during, and after the series.

February 2024

Wed 7

The session will help us all reflect and prepare for the next iteration of our Gallup Q12 survey.

We would explore the role of line managers on the satisfaction and motivation levels their team members, in addition to the office-wide initiatives that we have in place. What is the responsibility of Leadership Team, of Senior Management Group, and of individual managers to help employees feel engaged, satisfied and motivated, and ultimately to positively impact retention.

Wed 14
Development and Alumni Relations: Major Gift Officer Learning Series new (1 of 4) Not bookable 09:00 - 17:00 Clare College, Elton Bowring Room

An intensive programme providing skills based training on capabilities and strategies for major gift fundraising within the University and Colleges.

The programme consists of four sessions over a five month period;

  • Session 1 - Donor-Centred Philanthropy
  • Session 2 - Optimising the In-Person Meeting
  • Sessions 3 & 4 - Driving Meaningful Commitment