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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.

On track: Research data conversations

Date
25/10/2018 (14:15-16:00)
Location:
Davison Building Events Space
Description
Gain knowledge of the principles of research data management, learn some practical tips for managing research data, hear about new systems being implemented in the College
Monday 29th October 2018

Leading and Developing Teams

Date
29/10/2018 (09:30-16:30)
Location:
Gowar and Wedderburn Common Room
Description
Through a mixture of discussion, feedback, group exercises and skills practice, this one day workshop will equip you with the skills and behaviours to develop and lead a high performing team.
Tuesday 30th October 2018

On track: Introduction to research impact

Date
30/10/2018 (12:30-14:00)
Location:
FE139 (Founders East)
Description
Research impact now features in most funding calls, in university promotion structures and in public attitudes to research. This session will give you a good grounding in the topic, covering: what research impact is, types of stakeholders, tips and tools for planning impact activities, a brief overview of research impact in funding applications and the REF, and support available at Royal Holloway.Research impact now features in most funding calls, in university promotion structures and in public attitudes to research
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
Tuesday 6th November 2018

On Track: Pathways to Impact in Grant Applications Workshop

Date
06/11/2018 (12:30-14:00)
Location:
FE139 (Founders East)
Description
The likely impact of research is increasingly taken into account by funders when selecting amongst multiple high quality research applications. This session will equip you with knowledge of what funders require, how to write excellent impact plans, and examples of what "good" looks like. We will look at research council requirements, tips for planning impact and writing strong Pathways to Impact.
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.

On track: AHRC TECHNE – making the most of the selection process

Date
07/11/2018 (12:00-14:00)
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
Thursday 8th November 2018

Emotional intelligence

Date
08/11/2018 (09:30-12:30)
Location:
FE139 (Founders East)
Description
Emotional intelligence underpins people's capability to build, maintain and develop relationships with others. It is an essential element of modern management and leadership but is also important for anyone in any role which involves building relationships with others, whether that is students, other professionals across the College, or externally.This programme explains emotional intelligence in everyday terms and includes understanding your own levels and styles.
Friday 9th November 2018

Conducting Difficult Conversations

Date
09/11/2018 (09:30-16:30)
Location:
FE139 (Founders East)
Description
Through a mixture of discussion, feedback, group exercises and skills practice, this one day workshop will equip you with the skills and behaviours to take a positive and sensitive approach to conducting difficult conversations, enabling your to handle them clearly, professionally and assertively.
Tuesday 13th November 2018

Cultural awareness workshop

Date
13/11/2018 (09:30-12:30)
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.

On track: NCCPE Training on Public Engagement and Partnerships

Date
14/11/2018 (09:30-17:00)
Location:
Gowar and Wedderburn Common Room
Description
NCCPE is an international authority in inspiring and supporting universities to engage with the public and build partnerships outside academia, and we are delighted to have them run training at Royal Holloway. This day will comprise two half-day sessions, with researchers welcome to attend either or both. All colleagues interested in research impact and public engagement are welcome to attend. Lunch will be offered at 1pm.

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.
Tuesday 20th November 2018

On track: Pure: how to use it and make the most of it.

Date
20/11/2018 (12:30-14:00)
Location:
Founder's Large Board Room
Description
Pure is the college's research information system used both internally and by external audiences. There are many great ways in which you can employ it to share and showcase your work. This session will introduce you to PURE and its features - including tips on managing your College personal profile. We will cover: adding research outputs and making them Open Access, adding projects and activities as well as creating CVs, and tips on managing your personal profile.
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

On track: Grant set up: what happens once you got the money?

Date
27/11/2018 (12:30-14:00)
Location:
Founder's Large Board Room
Description
So your grant application was successful - fantastic! Now to receive the money in practice, we need to go through grant set up - all the processes involved in complying with funder and institutional requirements for releasing funds. The session will give you an overview of grant set up, covering ethics, data management, contracting and budgeting.

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.
Wednesday 28th November 2018

On track: AHRC Grant writing workshop

Date
28/11/2018 (13:00-16:00)
Location:
Gowar & Wedderburn Common Room
Description
This workshop aims to invite experienced researchers to share their personal insight and experience of how to write a successful grant application. You will need to come prepared to talk about a research project that you intend to write a grant application for and have familiarised yourself about possible funders like AHRC.
Tuesday 4th December 2018

On Track: Networking Skills for Researchers and Academics

Date
04/12/2018 (09:30-12:30)
Location:
Gowar and Wedderburn Common Room
Description
Gain knowledge of the principles of research data management, learn some practical tips for managing research data, hear about new systems being implemented in the College

On track: Research and commercialisation

Date
04/12/2018 (12:30-14:00)
Location:
FE139 (Founders East)
Description
An introductory session on commercialising research outputs, covering key processes in this area at Royal Holloway, some tips, and frequently asked questions on generating income from research, including:Consultancy workContracted research workCollaborative research contractsIntellectual Property, including patents and licencing.
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 17th December 2018

Conducting 1-2-1s

Date
17/12/2018 (09:30-12:30)
Location:
Gowar and Wedderburn Common Room
Description
This workshop will provide skills to allow delegates to perform effective 1:1 meetings.
Thursday 17th January 2019

On track: Peer Review - processes and good practices: Social Sciences

Date
17/01/2019 (13:30-16:30)
Location:
FE139 (Founders East)
Description
The workshop explores what peer review is, how we learn to do it, what its advantages and disadvantages are and what the principles of good peer review are. The workshop will deal with writing, receiving and responding to reviews of journal papers, conference abstracts and grant proposals. It may involve writing a short review of a paper or conference abstract.
Tuesday 22nd January 2019

On track: Writing practices and publishing in international journals: Social Sciences

Date
22/01/2019 (14:30-16:30)
Location:
FE139 (Founders East)
Description
This workshop encourages staff to explore when and where they feel most comfortable writing academic pieces and how to maximise the time slots they actually have available for this, as contrasted with their ideal writing conditions. Staff then go on to consider what is involved in choosing which international journals to publish in (topic coverage, editorial board members, impact factors, journal hierarchies) and the kinds of things those journals might want to publish.
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.
Tuesday 5th February 2019

On track: Mentoring skills for Researchers

Date
05/02/2019 (09:30-12:30)
Location:
Kingswood Blue Room
Description
Mentoring is a positive and proven approach for helping others to develop themselves within the context of their career goals and ambitions. It provides support and encouragement in the achievement of their aims and aspirations. The aim of this half day workshop is to equip more senior researchers with the skills and confidence to provide effective mentoring to their more junior or less experienced colleagues.
Tuesday 12th February 2019

On Track: Introduction to using social media for professional promotion

Date
12/02/2019 (10:00-11:30)
Location:
FE139 (Founders East)
Description
This session aims to give an overview of the main social media channels available and help you decide which would be suitable to promote your professional profile and how best to go about it
Thursday 7th March 2019

On track: Core session for probationary academic staff

Date
07/03/2019 (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
Monday 20th May 2019

On track: Core session for probationary academic staff

Date
20/05/2019 (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
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