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Collect, organise and share information using OneNote Nov 18, 2019 from 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM
This course will show you to the potential of OneNote to collect and organise different types of information. OneNote is flexible. It can be used to organise meeting notes, to plan personal or team activities and to help you collect notes linked to websites and documents as you research them. Some teams are starting to use it collaboratively to collect and share resources and information with their team. During the course you will find out how to create and organise a notebook, add a variety of content, use tags to categorise information and how to search across one or more notebooks.
Part 2: Practical Skills for Managing Performance, Conduct and Conflict at Work (Practical workshop) Nov 18, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
This two part course is aimed at any member of staff who has team management responsibility (unless it has been identified and agreed as part of PDD development that it would be beneficial for you to attend this course). The course gives an overview of the University’s Ordinances, Policies and Procedures and your role and responsibilities and those of HR, as well as providing an opportunity for you to explore and practice practical approaches and techniques when managing conduct, conflict and performance issues that may arise with your staff. The course will look at both informal options for resolving issues, as well as the need to escalate to formal processes using relevant University Ordinances. Delegates are required to complete Part 1 on Blackboard, before attending Part 2, a practical workshop which will give you the opportunity to develop and practice key skills in a supportive learning environment. Part 2 of the course (the practical workshop) is available in two versions, one aimed at Academic and Research staff, the other aimed at Professional services and Corporate services staff. We invite you to attend the course version that you believe most accurately describes the type of work you and your team are involved in.
Health and Wellbeing (Maximising Attendance) Nov 19, 2019 from 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Purpose of the workshop To provide you with practical advice, share good practice and an opportunity to develop and practice skills in managing sickness absences, having challenging conversations with staff and discuss and explore with fellow delegates different approaches to resolve work situations where there are health issues.
Risk Assessment Training Nov 19, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
A training workshop facilitated by Safety Services Office. This course consists of two elements, the 'Principles' aspect of the workshop reviews the requirements for risk assessments and risk assessment procedures, and the 'Practice' aspect covers examples of risk assessments and assessment strategy.
Disability Confidence training for managers Nov 19, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
This interactive workshop helps to increase disability awareness and confidence, so that managers will be better placed to support disabled colleagues and future applicants. The training will instigate conversations around disability, providing a greater understanding of Disability Equality and disability Rights and building confidence for managers. This training is part of the University’s wider commitment to increasing disability awareness and equality.
Analyse your data with Excel Pivot Tables Nov 19, 2019 from 01:30 PM to 04:00 PM
This course will introduce you to the advantages of using Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts in Excel. Pivot Tables are useful for summarising large amounts of data and viewing it in different ways.
CLEAPSS: Keep it Safe! Health & Safety in Practical Science for New Teachers Nov 20, 2019 from 09:30 AM to 03:30 PM Education CPD+, Leicester,
For NQT's
Genetic Modification: Regulations and Risk Assessment Nov 20, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
A training workshop facilitated by Safety Services Office, intended for staff who are new to genetic modification (GM) work.
SAP: Smarter Purchasing - Buying and Approving Orders Nov 21, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The course provides an explanation of the Smarter Purchasing Ordering & Approval system. The aim of the demonstration and ‘hands-on’ practice session for the individual is to give them confidence to use the system.
Research Data Management looking after your research material Nov 22, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
This course is for researchers and research support staff who want to learn more about developing good data management practices, data management planning, data sharing and curation practices throughout the research lifecycle. Delegates will learn An understanding of the definition of research data and the different types of research data outputs. Increased awareness of complying with both funders and publishers expectations around data sharing. Organising and documenting data during your research activity. How to share (where feasible) your research data outputs after the end of a project or research activity
Manual Handling Training Nov 25, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
This is a short course for University staff which includes practical exercises and group participation. The course provides practical knowledge of the principles of safer handling, enabling staff to move objects safely, avoid injury and be able to carry out basic manual handling risk assessments.
Part 2: Practical Skills for Managing Performance, Conduct and Conflict at Work (Practical workshop) Nov 25, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
This two part course is aimed at any member of staff who has team management responsibility (unless it has been identified and agreed as part of PDD development that it would be beneficial for you to attend this course). The course gives an overview of the University’s Ordinances, Policies and Procedures and your role and responsibilities and those of HR, as well as providing an opportunity for you to explore and practice practical approaches and techniques when managing conduct, conflict and performance issues that may arise with your staff. The course will look at both informal options for resolving issues, as well as the need to escalate to formal processes using relevant University Ordinances. Delegates are required to complete Part 1 on Blackboard, before attending Part 2, a practical workshop which will give you the opportunity to develop and practice key skills in a supportive learning environment. Part 2 of the course (the practical workshop) is available in two versions, one aimed at Academic and Research staff, the other aimed at Professional services and Corporate services staff. We invite you to attend the course version that you believe most accurately describes the type of work you and your team are involved in.
Introduction to Version Control Nov 26, 2019 from 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM
This course will introduce users to a version-control system called ‘Git’. If you have ever overwritten valuable work or wanted to collaborate with other researchers more effectively (no more emailing code snippets around!), then version control is for you. Version control allows users to track changes in their work over time, keep track of new versions, and collaborate effectively with other users on the same documents at the same time. This applies both to code and to other documents such as written documents. Users will learn how to use Git on a local desktop computer, and then how to use the most popular Git hosting website, GitHub. This is an introductory course, suitable for all users.
Student Lifecycle Systems Overview from Nov 26, 2019 02:00 PM to Nov 26, 2021 04:00 PM
This short session will give you a brief introduction to the different Student Lifecycle Systems and how they are used to store, administer and manage aspects of the student lifecycle from admission to graduation. SITS is the main database at the centre of all the systems and has a web interface known as MyStudentRecord. SITS also links to other systems such as CMIS (Timetabling), Blackboard VLE and Business Objects. As well as familiarising you with these systems and the terminology used you will also learn about new systems that have been recently implemented into the student lifecycle. This is a high level overview of the Student Lifecycle Systems, it is not a hands-on PC session.
Departmental Safety Officers Training - Core Nov 27, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
The course is intended to equip Departmental Safety Officers (DSOs) with information that will help them to assist with the organisation of health and safety within their departments and to advise colleagues. This is for both newly appointed, and existing DSOs, who have not previously attended.
Building Personal and Professional Resilience Nov 27, 2019 from 01:30 PM to 05:00 PM
Doing research on a daily basis is very energy consuming, but doing research that constantly returns 'no results' or 'confusing data' is even more strenuous. This workshop will discuss practical ways to deal with such challenges and soft skills that can help you keep the flame of your scientific curiosity burning bright through such hardship. In addition, participants will have an opportunity to develop mental resilience strategies to enable them to maintain motivation in the face of such experiences.
Recruitment and Selection Training (Refresher) Nov 28, 2019 from 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM
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.
Understanding Financial Statements Nov 28, 2019 from 09:30 AM to 12:00 PM
A course aimed at new SAP users and staff who have received no formal training on SAP. The aim of the course is to gain confidence using SAP and to know how to run reports to check departmental expenditure against budget or cash (e.g. MIF) account balances.
Building Personal and Professional Resilience Dec 02, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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. Delegates will learn to: Set-up the EndNote software. Practice importing references as PDFs, from a bibliographic database and from the library catalogue. Create a bibliography in Word, using the ‘Cite As You Write’ toolbar. Create an independent bibliography from within EndNote.
Technicians Network Meetings from Dec 03, 2019 09:30 AM to Mar 04, 2020 03:30 PM Education CPD+, Leicester,
Science technicians are invited to attend a series of network meetings, which will provide CPD updates, information sharing and network opportunities. Each meeting will take a different theme, incorporating the needs and suggestions of the group.

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