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PDD Training - Module 1 Introduction to Performance Development Discussions Jan 25, 2021 from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM Online - Teams ,
This module provides an overview of the Performance Development Discussion (PDD) process, the purpose and principles of PDDs, the appraiser's role, using Form A effectively and the importance of interim meetings throughout the PDD cycle. This session should be completed by all managers/appraisers.
How To Spot a Predatory Publisher Jan 26, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Online ,
Predatory publishers are a growing phenomenon in the world of academic publishing. This session will demonstrate how predatory publishers perpetuate bad research as well as exploiting the Open Access publishing model.
Customer Service Training Jan 27, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Online via Microsoft Teams,
A two-hour online taught workshop that covers the fundamental elements of excellent customer service. Attendees have an opportunity to discuss their own example scenarios and explore ways of handling issues that may arise with an experienced trainer.
Recruitment and Selection Refresher Training (online taught) Jan 28, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Microsoft Teams,
This course will provide refresher training when recruiting staff, the legalities and best practice surrounding recruitment and the processes used at the University of Leicester. Please note that this course is intended for members of staff that have significant experience of recruiting staff previously. There is an alternative full-day course available for those that are new to the recruitment process and require training in selection and interview processes.
Assertiveness Jan 28, 2021 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM Online ,
This workshop looks at how people interact in a range of research contexts and workplaces. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their behaviour in these environments and learn some assertiveness tools and techniques.
PDD Training - Module 2 Preparing for Performance Development Discussions Jan 29, 2021 from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM Online - MS Teams ,
This session covers the preparation required ahead of a PDD session with your appraisee, including Form A and other documentation, planning ahead for future priorities, efficient administration of the process and ensuring you have everything you need to have a meaningful conversation. This session is recommended for managers/appraisers.
Building and Understanding your Transferable Skills Feb 02, 2021 from 02:00 AM to 04:00 PM Online ,
The phrase “Transferable Skills” is often used and misused. This workshop provides participants with the opportunity to develop their understanding of the skills required by employers in a range of employment sectors, both academic and non-academic. During the course of the workshop participants will have the opportunity to develop their appreciation of the transferable skills gained whilst doing research, as a PhD and/or a paid researcher.
Endnote Feb 02, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Online ,
This session allows you to use EndNote to start creating a database of references which can then be stored, searched and used in conjunction with Word to input citations as you write. Please note EndNote is only available on University owned computers.
PDD Training - Module 3 Setting Effective Priorities (Objectives) Feb 02, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM Online - MS Teams ,
This session aims to demystify objective setting, focusing on setting SMART objectives and supporting appraisees to do this with confidence, to ensure meaningful priorities are set for the year ahead. The session will also cover constructive ways to check in on progress of these agreed pieces of work. This is an optional session for all managers/appraisers.
PDD Training - Module 1 Introduction to Performance Development Discussions Feb 02, 2021 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM Online - Teams ,
This module provides an overview of the Performance Development Discussion (PDD) process, the purpose and principles of PDDs, the appraiser's role, using Form A effectively and the importance of interim meetings throughout the PDD cycle. This session should be completed by all managers/appraisers.
PDD Training - Module 4 The Performance Development Discussion Feb 03, 2021 from 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM Online - MS Teams ,
This session focuses on the PDD meeting itself and how appraisers can lead an effective, meaningful conversation, using coaching techniques. This will include techniques for giving feedback and dealing with potentially challenging aspects of performance appraisal. This is an optional session for all managers/appraisers.
The Coaching Leader - online taught workshop Feb 04, 2021 from 09:30 AM to 11:30 AM Online via Microsoft Teams,
3 short online taught sessions split between two days. The sessions will provide an overview of coaching and provide techniques which managers can use to develop their coaching leadership style.
Working Effectively in Teams Feb 04, 2021 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM Online ,
In workplace contexts there is much made of teamwork and leadership. This webinar looks at some key questions around teams.
PDD Training - Module 2 Preparing for Performance Development Discussions from Feb 04, 2021 02:00 PM to Mar 04, 2021 03:00 PM Online - MS Teams ,
This session covers the preparation required ahead of a PDD session with your appraisee, including Form A and other documentation, planning ahead for future priorities, efficient administration of the process and ensuring you have everything you need to have a meaningful conversation. This session is recommended for managers/appraisers.
Primary Science Coordinators Network Meeting from Feb 04, 2021 04:00 PM to May 05, 2021 06:00 PM Education CPD+, Leicester,
Education CPD+ is offering Primary Science Coordinators a valuable opportunity to attend a series of network meetings across the 2020/21 academic year.
Refworks Feb 05, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Online ,
This session allows you to use RefWorks to start creating a database of references which can then be stored, searched and used in conjunction with Word to input citations as you write.
Search Strategies for Systematic Reviews in Life Sciences Feb 09, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Online ,
A systematic review is a specific type of research methodology, and includes a literature review that attempts to find all published and unpublished material on a research question. This requires an extensive and reproducible search strategy. Systematic review methodology is most commonly used in the areas of Medicine, Health & Psychology. The examples and databases demonstrated in this session will primarily be within health sciences.
Coping With Stress Feb 09, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Online ,
This workshop looks at the sources of stress faced by researchers and explores ways of coping with them. You will be introduced to some tools and techniques that you can use to prevent stress, mediate its impact, and overcome its effects.
Good Practice in Research Data and Records Management Feb 10, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Online ,
This session will provide guidance on how to collect, manage, store, and publish and share research data, ensuring compliance.
Systematic Searching for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Feb 11, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Online ,
This session looks at some of the more advanced search options and strategies that can be used when searching literature databases. This session would be useful for anyone writing a review article for a journal, or who has to provide a literature review as part of a funding application.

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