Staff Development Workshops

Appraiser skills

A practical session which is a pre-requisite for members of staff who appraise others. The session aims are to develop an understanding of the nature of appraisal, its objectives and links with other university processes. We will also explore the skills and techniques that help to make the process effective, and become familiar with the University’s appraisal scheme and procedures and prepare for an appraisal meeting.

  • 16-05-2018 09:00 – 12:00 Room: WB023

Becoming a Mentor

Mentoring has been recognised as an important activity that helps to support people who are new to the University, moving into a new role or returning from a period of absence. Participants; All members of staff who have an interest in supporting and developing others Learning outcomes; This workshop will explain the mentor role, the process of mentoring, and consider some of the skills required. Prior experience required; Some experience of working in the University. Preparation before the session;None required, although the policy on mentoring is available on the HR webpages. Future opportunities; Mentors might wish to develop their skills into becoming an internal coach. The skills for mentoring are applicable to many other activities that colleagues undertake. Session facilitator; The session will be facilitated by Gill Slater, Head of OD. Gill has been a mentor to people in different roles and helped to develop the overall scheme here and in other organisations.

  • 22-05-2018 14:00 – 16:00 Room: WB023
  • 26-06-2018 10:00 – 12:00 Room: WB023

 

Courses Leaders Skills Gym Difficult Conversations and how to approach them

Jill Bowman is an experienced trainer who is passionate about developing staff and providing them with the tools to approach challenging conversations with confidence. This Skills Gym is aimed at developing the core skills of Course Leaders in relation to difficult conversations. Not only is the range of topics included in this very large and varied, the issues surrounding the reason why the situation has occurred can be very emotional at a variety of levels. When considering difficult issues there can be a multitude of factors that the individuals can brings to the conversation. This half day session will introducing the use of a strategy based on the ACTION model to give a framework to any difficult conversation. The session will look to develop the verbal and nonverbal skills required to know how to talk assertively and appropriately, bearing in mind the sensitivities that a difficult conversation meeting can bring. A major focus of the session is based on the aim of the meeting, as this is often where individuals go wrong. This Skills Gym will provide practical and engaging demonstrations of the different skills that would be employed by all staff in addressing challenging issues. The skills gym will also explore more complex matters that Courses Leaders may have to address and find uncomfortable, including two written case study scenarios.

  • 13-06-2018 09:30 – 12:45 Room: WB023

Information Security Awareness Training

IT workshops are designed to provide you with the opportunity to understand and comply with current IT security best practice and identify access appropriate support. The one hour sessions will help to: Improve your understanding of Information Security Find out about the wide range of IT services and support available to you Discover what tools are available to help you work more securely

  • 21-05-2018 11:00 – 12:00  Room: WB023
  • 04-06-2018 11:00 – 12:00  Room: WB023
  • 11-06-2018 11:00 – 12:00  Room: WB023
  • 18-06-2018 11:00 – 12:00  Room: WB023
  • 25-06-2018 11:00 – 12:00  Room: WB023
  • 02-07-2018 11:00 – 12:00 Room: WB023
  • 09-07-2018 11:00 – 12:00  Room: WB023

Making the most of your Appraisal (Appraisee)

It is recommended that all members of staff attend a briefing to prepare for their review meeting. This practical session will help you to get the best results from your appraisal. You will develop a clear understanding of the nature of appraisal, its objectives and the part that it can play in personal development planning as well as becoming familiar with the University’s appraisal Scheme. If you prefer, a session can be tailored for specific teams. Contact Rachael Stephens to arrange a date and time to suit you.

  • 16-05-2018 13:00 – 15:30 Room: WB023

Minute-Taking & Servicing Meetings

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

  • 07-06-2018 09:30 – 16:30 Room: WB023

Skills Gym Difficult Conversations and how to approach them

Jill Bowman is an experienced trainer who is passionate about developing staff and providing them with the tools to approach challenging conversations with confidence. This Skills Gym is aimed at developing the core skills of all staff in relation to difficult conversations. Not only is the range of topics included in this very large and varied, the issues surrounding the reason why the situation has occurred can be very emotional at a variety of levels. When considering difficult issues there can be a multitude of factors that the individuals can brings to the conversation. This half day session will introducing the use of a strategy based on the ACTION model to give a framework to any difficult conversation. The session will look to develop the verbal and nonverbal skills required to know how to talk assertively and appropriately, bearing in mind the sensitivities that a difficult conversation meeting can bring. A major focus of the session is based on the aim of the meeting, as this is often where individuals go wrong. This Skills Gym will provide practical and engaging demonstrations of the different skills that would be employed by all staff in addressing challenging issues. The skills gym will also explore more complex matters that staff may have to address and find uncomfortable. The course will include two written case study scenarios.

  • 27-06-2018 09:30 – 12:45 Room: WB023

If you’re interested in the above workshop you can now book a space through the workshop bookings system or by contacting the HR Training Team (training@worc.ac.uk).

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