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Thursday 16th August 2018

Unconscious bias

Date
16/08/2018 (09:30-12:30)
Location:
IN244 Boardroom
Description
An interactive half day workshop that provides a non-judgemental approach aimed at exploring how unconscious bias operates in the workplace

Performance Development Review training

Date
16/08/2018 (13:30-16:30)
Location:
Founder's Large Boardroom
Description
This course is applicable for both academic and professional service staff. It will focus on the skills, knowledge and attributes needed to conduct an effective Development. Prior to attending, participants should undertake the online Moodle course "Performance Development Review" which explains the process.
Wednesday 22nd August 2018

Unconscious bias

Date
22/08/2018 (09:30-12:30)
Location:
Gowar and Wedderburn Common Room
Description
An interactive half day workshop that provides a non-judgemental approach aimed at exploring how unconscious bias operates in the workplace
Wednesday 5th September 2018

Performance Development Review training

Date
05/09/2018 (13:30-16:30)
Location:
FE139 (Founders East)
Description
This course is applicable for both academic and professional service staff. It will focus on the skills, knowledge and attributes needed to conduct an effective Development. Prior to attending, participants should undertake the online Moodle course "Performance Development Review" which explains the process.
Thursday 6th September 2018

Mentoring skills workshop

Date
06/09/2018 (09:30-12:30)
Location:
Kingswood Blue Room
Description
Mentoring is a positive and proven approach for helping others to explore specific issues, goals and ambitions and support them to achieve their aims. The aim of this half day workshop is to equip individuals with the skills and confidence to provide effective mentoring to colleagues; it is a prerequisite for those wishing to be a part of the College's internal mentoring pool.
Monday 10th September 2018

Staff induction

Date
10/09/2018 (10:00-14:00)
Location:
Picture Gallery
Description
All new staff to the College are invited to attend this half-day induction event, where you will learn about the College and its history, hear from senior staff on the future plans, find out what facilities are available, and meet other new starters.
Tuesday 11th September 2018

Planning ahead for retirement

Date
11/09/2018 (09:30-16:30)
Location:
Huntersdale Boardroom
Description
The 'r' word has been a hot topic since the disappearance of the traditional retirement age. The decision is yours whether sooner or later the 'p' word, planning, is equally important.
Thursday 20th September 2018

Performance Development Review training

Date
20/09/2018 (09:30-12:30)
Location:
INTER-243
Description
This course is applicable for both academic and professional service staff. It will focus on the skills, knowledge and attributes needed to conduct an effective Development. Prior to attending, participants should undertake the online Moodle course "Performance Development Review" which explains the process.
Wednesday 26th September 2018

Mentoring and cultural awareness workshop

Date
26/09/2018 (09:30-12:30)
Location:
Huntersdale Boardroom
Description
This workshop explores the impact of cultural differences in mentoring relationships
Tuesday 2nd October 2018

Recruitment and selection workshop

Date
02/10/2018 (09:30-12:30)
Location:
Kingswood Blue Room
Description
This workshop covers the first stage of the recruitment process from identifying a vacancy up to the shortlisting stage. Through a series of group exercises and group discussion the workshop will include preparing an advert, the purpose of a job description and person specification and what they should contain. There will also be an opportunity to obtain up to date information on employment legislation in the areas of discrimination, equality and immigration. Participants will be encouraged to share best practice and discuss difficulties they have experienced with previous recruitment. The trainer will also discuss the colleges Recruitment and Selection best practices and procedures.
Wednesday 3rd October 2018

Introduction to project management workshop (two day workshop)

Date
03 (09:30) - 04/10/2018 (16:30)
Location:
Kingswood Blue Room
Description
Many of us are project managers but just don't know it yet. We plan holidays, major life events and increasingly our work in the office is becoming more 'project' driven. However, deep down we know that we could achieve more by being just a bit more structured in our approach to work. This course is designed to help individuals maximize their personal impact in the workplace by exposing them to the most accessible and valuable parts of the project management tool kit.
Thursday 4th October 2018

Introduction to project management workshop (two day workshop)

Date
03 (09:30) - 04/10/2018 (16:30)
Location:
Kingswood Blue Room
Description
Many of us are project managers but just don't know it yet. We plan holidays, major life events and increasingly our work in the office is becoming more 'project' driven. However, deep down we know that we could achieve more by being just a bit more structured in our approach to work. This course is designed to help individuals maximize their personal impact in the workplace by exposing them to the most accessible and valuable parts of the project management tool kit.

Academic probation advisers workshop

Date
04/10/2018 (14:00-16:00)
Location:
Founder's FE139
Description
This workshop will cover best practice for academic probation advisers and introduce the College guidance on probation supervision, including teaching and learning via the Education Development team. It will also include the sharing of best practice from current advisers.
Monday 8th October 2018

Enabling women in the promotions process (three of three)

Date
08/10/2018 (09:30-12:00)
Location:
FE139 (Founders East)
Description
A three part modular course that gives women who are Senior Lecturers and Readers assistance in the application process for promotion. It is designed to help them present their credentials in the optimum way.
Tuesday 9th October 2018

Customer service training: Communicating with students

Date
09/10/2018 (09:30-16:30)
Location:
Kingswood Blue Room
Description
Understanding the context and behaviours to provide an exemplary, consistent, seamless experience for our students.
Thursday 11th October 2018

Staff induction

Date
11/10/2018 (10:00-14:00)
Location:
Picture Gallery
Description
All new staff to the College are invited to attend this half-day induction event, where you will learn about the College and its history, hear from senior staff on the future plans, find out what facilities are available, and meet other new starters.
Tuesday 16th October 2018

Career Development

Date
16/10/2018 (13:30-16:30)
Location:
Kingswood Blue Room
Description
This workshop will help you decide what you want from your career, however you define it, and what you need to do to achieve your goals. It will not deal with promotion or advancement in any specific professional or academic discipline. The focus is on the skills and attributes associated with building, managing and enjoying a successful working life.
Wednesday 17th October 2018

Disability awareness workshop

Date
17/10/2018 (13:30-16:30)
Location:
Huntersdale Boardroom
Description
A half day workshop for all staff to understand more about disability and how to feel more confident when engaging with disabled students and colleagues.
Monday 22nd October 2018

On track: Core session for probationary academic staff

Date
22/10/2018 (09:30-15:00)
Location:
Gowar and Wedderburn Common Room
Description
This introductory session is aimed at newly appointed academic staff on probation who undertake research at the College. Following a welcome by the Vice Principal Research, staff will learn about:RHUL's research strengths and centres of excellence to facilitate effective networking and collaborative linksAcademic career development at RHULPriorities for RCUK and other major fundersSupport available at RHUL for research and enterprise activities
Wednesday 24th October 2018

Communicating and Engaging with people

Date
24/10/2018 (09:30-16:30)
Location:
Huntersdale Boardroom
Description
This course is for anyone who wants to provide compelling feedback upwards.
Thursday 25th October 2018

Time management workshop

Date
25/10/2018 (09:30-12:30)
Location:
FE139 (Founders East)
Description
Time management training has moved on. It's had to in response to the rapid and unabated evolution of the workplace. As the technology has become smarter, the office space more open and organisational complexity moved up a notch; the challenge to manage our time effectively has intensified. Time management is a different take on 'time management.' It helps the participant tackle head on the two main causes of poor time management, prioritisation and procrastination. This course provides the participant with the tools, methodologies and mindset that will help them quickly get control back, so they can achieve more.
Wednesday 31st October 2018

Customer service training: The Student as a Customer

Date
31/10/2018 (09:30-12:30)
Location:
Founder's Large Board Room
Description
Understanding how to put the student at the centre of what you do
Wednesday 7th November 2018

Interview skills workshop

Date
07/11/2018 (09:30-12:30)
Location:
Kingswood Blue Room
Description
The Interview Skills workshop is aimed at individuals who have attended the Recruitment & Selection workshop. The purpose of this workshop is to help Line Managers conduct effective interviews.
Tuesday 13th November 2018

Cultural awareness workshop

Date
13/11/2018 (13:30-16:30)
Location:
FE139, Founders Building
Description
This half day workshop focuses on improving and providing participants with an understanding of cultural awareness. It is useful for both academics and support staff working with international students to develop more effective cross-cultural communication methods. It targets areas of work across the University whereby staff can be more empowered to implement tools and working across cultures in a more inclusive way.
Wednesday 14th November 2018

Speaking the truth to power

Date
14/11/2018 (09:30-12:30)
Location:
Huntersdale Boardoom
Description
This course is for anyone who wants to provide compelling feedback upwards.

Networking

Date
14/11/2018 (13:30-16:30)
Location:
Kingswood Blue Room
Description
If you are put off networking because you believe it is all about elevator pitches and shameless self-promotion then you may want to take this opportunity to view it differently. This short (90 minute) session is one of three new workshops focusing on skills key to getting the most from your career.
Thursday 15th November 2018

Staff induction

Date
15/11/2018 (10:00-14:00)
Location:
Picture Gallery
Description
All new staff to the College are invited to attend this half-day induction event, where you will learn about the College and its history, hear from senior staff on the future plans, find out what facilities are available, and meet other new starters.
Wednesday 21st November 2018

Notes and minute taking

Date
21/11/2018 (09:30-16:30)
Location:
Huntersdale Boardroom
Description
The aim of this programme is to build knowledge, skill and confidence to enable you to take and write notes of meetings which achieve their purpose.
Monday 26th November 2018

Task switching and optimising productivity in the workplace

Date
26/11/2018 (13:30-16:30)
Location:
Founder's Large Boardroom
Description
The reality of our open-office, push notification world, makes focusing one single task easier said than done. When we tackle multiple tasks, our brain might give us the illusion of multi-tasking, but more often than not we are merely task switching. This is where we switch between tasks performed in same time frame, rather than doing tasks at exactly the same time. Unless managed effectively, task switching can be detrimental to productivity. In this course, attendees will learn how to use task switching effectively to improve personal productivity.
Tuesday 27th November 2018

CV writing and interview skills

Date
27/11/2018 (13:30-16:30)
Location:
Gowar and Wedderburn Common Room
Description
Whether or not you are currently applying for an external or internal position, this short (90 minute) workshop will help you stand the best chance of success. Review the layout and content of your CV to ensure it demonstrates your relevant skills and experience. Understand how to prepare for and create the right impression at interview.
Thursday 6th December 2018

Bullying and harassment awareness

Date
06/12/2018 (09:30-12:30)
Location:
Huntersdale Boardroom
Description
This workshop is aimed at those who manage others and may be faced with or anxious about the emergence of inappropriate behaviour in the workplace. The workshop will assist in both identifying and preventing bullying or harassment within a team or office environment.
Thursday 13th December 2018

Business writing skills

Date
13/12/2018 (09:30-16:30)
Location:
Huntersdale Boardroom
Description
The one-day workshop will develop your ability to write professional letters, emails and brief reports at work with confidence.
Monday 28th January 2019

Academic probation advisers workshop

Date
28/01/2019 (10:00-12:00)
Location:
Founder's FE139
Description
This workshop will cover best practice for academic probation advisers and introduce the College guidance on probation supervision, including teaching and learning via the Education Development team. It will also include the sharing of best practice from current advisers.
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