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This session is for staff in HR related roles and will provide an overview of different types of Academic Leave and how and in what circumstances they should be applied.

ACP : Academic Career Pathways Open Forum new Thu 2 Jul 2020   09:00 CANCELLED

Hosted by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Institutional and International Relations, Professor Eilis Ferran, this session will provide an overview of the University's Academic Career Pathways (ACP) procedure, highlight the main changes to the process, provide an overview of the ACP CV Scheme and address some of the common misconceptions surrounding promotions.

We particularly encourage women and staff identifying as Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) to attend as they are currently under-represented at senior academic levels.

Joining instructions will be provided on your booking confirmation email.

Apprenticeships: Supporting New and Existing Staff new Thu 12 Mar 2020   11:00 CANCELLED

This session will provide an update on apprenticeships within the University.

It aims to help HR colleagues across Schools and departments to understand the role that they can play in utilising this resource to support the development of staff and embed apprenticeships into the fabric of the University’s recruitment and workforce strategies.

This could include succession planning, and individual personal development and aspirations.

Athena SWAN: Attainment Gaps new Thu 23 Jan 2020   12:00 Finished

This session is for departments wishing to identify and address student gender and BAME attainment gaps. Gina Warren, E&D, and Dr Ruth Walker, Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning, will discuss how to approach this work, and will explore methodologies to investigate attainment gaps.

Athena SWAN: Recruitment and Induction new Thu 13 Jun 2019   12:30 Finished

This session will give an overview of recruitment best practice and how to attract a more diverse range of applicants.

We will look at how to write an advert, further information documents, shortlisting and interview processes.

There will be discussion around best practice in inclusive induction and probation processes.

Athena SWAN Smart Action Planning new Tue 12 Nov 2019   11:00 Finished

This session will help departments develop appropriate actions for the issues identified from the self-assessment process and to make action plans SMART and effective tools for achieving gender equity.

Athena SWAN: SMART Action Planning new Tue 19 Mar 2019   12:00 Finished

This workshop will help Departments to develop appropriate actions for the issues identified in the self-assessment process, and to make action plans SMART and effective tools for achieving gender balance.

Athena SWAN: Smart Action Planning new Mon 20 Jan 2020   11:30 Finished

This session will help departments develop appropriate actions for the issues identified from the self-assessment process and to make action plans SMART and effective tools for achieving gender equity.

Athena SWAN Support Session new Tue 4 Dec 2018   09:30 Finished

To support our departments working towards Bronze and Silver Athena SWAN awards, this session will provide in-depth help with the different aspects of applying.

E&D team members will cover data collection, analysis and presentation and action planning including examples of best practice across the University and troubleshooting common problems.

Athena SWAN Support Session new Thu 1 Nov 2018   11:30 Finished

To support our departments working towards Bronze and Silver Athena SWAN awards, this session will provide in-depth help with the different aspects of applying.

E&D team members will cover data collection, analysis and presentation and action planning including examples of best practice across the University and troubleshooting common problems.

Athena SWAN Support Session new Thu 7 Nov 2019   11:00 Finished

Supporting departments working towards Athena SWAN awards, this in-depth session will help with the different aspects of applying including data collection, analysis and action planning.

E&D team members will help troubleshoot common problems and will share examples of best practice across the University.

BAME Staff Network Meeting new Tue 28 Jul 2020   10:00 Finished

This virtual event will be an opportunity to meet the new Chairs of the BAME Staff Network Professor Franklin Aigbirhio and Dr Rabia Dada-Oughton.

It will also serve as a space to discuss the aims, purpose, and structure of the Network, as well as key priorities and initiatives the Network should take forward.

Zoom joining instructions will be available on your booking confirmation email

BAME Staff Network: Monthly Coffee Morning new Fri 12 Jun 2020   11:00 Finished

Janet Ramdeo and I would like to invite you to join us in discussing a text, article or book that has had impact on you in terms of your identity (with regard to race or intersectionality). You're welcome to join even if you do not have any text in mind.

Joining instructions will be shared on your booking confirmation email.

Beach Visualisation Exercise new Fri 26 Jun 2020   15:00 Finished

Many of us are suffering from anxiety at the moment, which is not surprising given the impact on our lives from the Covid-19 pandemic.

This session offers you the opportunity to kick off your shoes, sit back and relax.

You will enjoy a 20 minute beach visualisation designed to take you on a mini-break that will leave you relaxed and refreshed. There will also be some information about the Staff Counselling Centre.

Joining instructions will be provided on your booking confirmation email.

Building Wellbeing with LEGO® new Fri 26 Jun 2020   15:30 Finished

In this 90 min workshop you will explore what wellbeing means to you and how you could enhance yours. This online workshop will use the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitation method to help explore complex topics.

Building with LEGO® bricks and using LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitation will make sure that you and the others in the group contribute equally and understand each other. It will stimulate your thinking, communication and problem solving skills, and create an environment with insight, confidence and commitment. Your possibilities for learning are enormous.

Please note that this workshop only has a small capacity and sign up will close on 12 June so that a LEGO® brick kit can be sent to you in the post. If you get a place in the workshop, you will be asked to complete an online form for your postal address.

To get the most from the session, the group will work together using the basic principles of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®:


  1. Question – an issue and a suitable open question is identified

  2. Build – you make LEGO® brick models to answer the question from your own perspective

  3. Share – you all explain your model using it as a metaphor to answer the question

  4. Reflect – the group checks everyone’s understanding, and makes sense of the knowledge that has been unlocked.

You will find the approach useful because:


  • We all have a unique perspective

  • Our brain works better in three dimensions

  • Playing in three dimensions lets us see more perspectives and have more ideas

  • Story-making and metaphors help you communicate more clearly.

Registration form and joining instructions will be provided on your booking confirmation email

Career Conversations new Tue 29 Jan 2019   12:00 Finished

Join us for another WSN event profiling the careers and progression of Cambridge women.

Dr Litsa Biggs (Secretary to the Faculty of Clinical Medicine) and Caroline Newman (HR Business Manager for Clinical School) will describe their career pathways and the opportunities and challenges they have faced along the way.

Caring4Elders Workshops new Thu 30 Jan 2020   12:15 Finished

An Elderly Person in your life! An opportunity for individuals to explore positive approaches to preparing for and responding to the unexpected changes & challenges that occur as they include the increasing needs of an elderly person into your lifestyle. This includes those elderly people who are independent as well as those with specific needs.

Workshops to help you prepare participants for the future and respond to current challenges through informal networking and input from our experienced facilitators. The materials are delivered over 3 x 1-hour sessions:

  • Prepared to Care
  • Difficult Conversations
  • Problem Solving

All participants receive a pack with key information to improve their links to the elderly person.

Focus on you and your wellbeing Caring4Elders participants confirm the value of time to reflect on their approach to incorporating the practical and emotional changes that occur as an elderly person becomes less independent. Participants have all asked for more time to continue the network at the end of the workshops which have been offered in the East of England since 2017

12:00 Venue open

12:15 Workshop commences

13:15 Workshop finish

13:15 - 14:00 Time for informal questions and discussion

PARTICIPANTS MUST BE AVAILABLE TO ATTEND ALL THREE SESSIONS

Caring4Elders Workshops new Mon 29 Apr 2019   12:00 Finished

An Elderly Person in your life! An opportunity for individuals to explore positive approaches to preparing for and responding to the unexpected changes & challenges that occur as they include the increasing needs of an elderly person into your lifestyle. This includes those elderly people who are independent as well as those with specific needs.

Workshops to help you prepare Participants prepare for the future and respond to current challenges through informal networking and input from our experienced facilitators. The materials are delivered over 3 x 1-hour sessions:

  • Prepared to Care
  • Difficult Conversations
  • Problem Solving

All participants receive a pack with key information to improve their links to the elderly person.

Focus on you and your wellbeing Caring4Elders participants confirm the value of time to reflect on their approach to incorporating the practical and emotional changes that occur as an elderly person becomes less independent. Participants have all asked for more time to continue the network at the end of the workshops which have been offered in the East of England since 2017

12:00 Venue open

12:15 Workshop commence

13:15 Workshop finish

13:15 - 14:00 Time for informal questions and discussion

PARTICIPANTS MUST BE AVAILABLE TO ATTEND ALL THREE SESSIONS

Changing Mindset new Tue 16 Oct 2018   12:00 Finished

Based on the book Learn to Love Stress by Sara Hansen, this session will allow you to identify your mindset and use it to overcome stress, make personal changes, and improve your life at work and home.

Clarity about Caring : The Final Fifteen Framework new Thu 25 Jun 2020   10:00 Finished

A Webinar to introduce you to the technical and practical side of living life to the full aged 70 and beyond.

  • Increase your knowledge and gain information to ensure family members and friends who are older than you are able to live their final fifteen years to the full?
  • This presentation will provide you with insight into the common themes that can be prepared for and supported by working together with the elderly person in your life.

The presenter: Beverly Jones is a former senior executive and leadership coach who has been providing workshops for Caring4Elders since 2012. Her enthusiastic, down to earth approach has proved helpful to all participants. She is an engaging presenter, passionate about the need to incorporate the final fifteen as a life stage into our plans.

You will receive information, links and ideas about how to ensure that this stage of life works for everyone. You are never too young to prepare for this stage of life.

www.caring4eldersuk.org.uk

Joining instructions will be provided on your booking confirmation email.

Connecting With Calmness In These Uncertain Times new Thu 21 May 2020   14:00 Finished

Join Lucy Highton from White Lotus Meditation for a 30 minute Zoom session.

Combining gentle breath work, mindful techniques and guided meditation you'll be led into your own space of inner calm and stability.

A welcome pause for busy, anxious minds.

Details on how to join this session will be on your booking confirmation email.

Join us in this conversation with Dr Arathi Sriprakash to hear about experiences, successes and challenges related to career progression and being racialised as BAME, and find out about strategies and suggestions to address the challenges at individual and institutional levels.

Joining instructions will be shared on your booking confirmation email.

Conversations on Career Progression and Race new Tue 18 Feb 2020   12:00 Finished

Janet Ramdeo (Senior Teaching Associate at the Faculty of Education ) and Hawa Sydique (Research and Communications Manager - UCCRI) will talk about their career experience and trajectory in Higher Education and beyond, the challenges faced and strategies of dealing with them.

It will be an opportunity to discuss ideas that might help others in the same situation, and talk about ways of addressing institutional obstacles.

Venue: Milstein Room, University Library

Conversations on Career Progression and Race new Wed 7 Nov 2018   12:00 Finished

Our speakers Kusam Leal, Deputy School Secretary in the School of Physical Sciences, and Ricardo Rocha, early career conservation scientist, will talk about their career experience in academia and beyond, the challenges faced and strategies of dealing with them.

It will be an opportunity to discuss ideas and suggestions that might help others in the same situation.

CUL : Implicit Bias new Mon 29 Apr 2019   10:00 Finished

Details entered after training. Attendees also listed on Moodle

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