Staff Development Workshops

Skills Gym – Absence Management

This Skills Gym is aimed at leaders and line managers developing core skills around difficult conversations. This forms part of a wider programme designed to develop the skills and knowledge required to successfully perform as leaders and managers. This half day session will support the University policy on sickness absence while helping line managers to continue to develop the essential skills of: difficult conversations, fact finding, directive counselling, assertion/transactional analysis skills. This Skills Gym will provide practical and engaging demonstrations (through the use of Actors) of the different skills that would be employed by line managers in addressing sickness absence and related issues. The skills gym will also explore more complex issues that managers are uncomfortable addressing, where they feel legislation is more ambiguous, include managing a sickness issue with an individual who has a protected characteristic.

  • 25-05-2017 09:00 – 12:00 ā€“ JLG008
  • 25-05-2017 13.15 ā€“ 16.15 ā€“ JLG008

Media Training

Media Training workshops are aimed at those members of staff who are likely to be engaged in media interviews through their academic expertise or research. It is designed to give you more confidence in dealing with the media with useful tips and guidance in handling interviews as well as a chance to practice in a safe environment. Participants will be required to take part in mock interviews and engage in discussion about what makes a good or bad interview. The workshop is delivered by the University Senior Press Officer and experienced journalist, Sally Jones.

  • 03-05-2017 09:00 – 13:00 – CC008

Minute-Taking & Servicing Meetings

Work effectively with your chair, construct an agenda, take notes of committee/meeting discussions and produce quality minutes.

  • 16-05-2017 09:30 – 16:30 – EEG169

Project Management Training

Brief overview of project management techniques and methodologies

  • 28-06-2017 10:00 – 11:00 – WB137

Managing Performance

This workshop looks at how you as a manager can create an environment where staff can excel. It covers developing a performance culture, performance management and delivering a wider performance.

  • 11-04-2017 10:00 – 13:00 EEG021

For a full list of the current staff development courses and to book onto any of the above please go to the staff development pages.

Please contact Rachael Stephens, Training Administrator on 01905 54 2290 or email for any queries you have.

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