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Workshop and short course programme

Workshops and short courses are available throughout the year on a wide range of research-related and professional development topics. These include:

This short session will look at how to identify the optimum learning style for individuals and how to evaluate the effectiveness of coaching. To find out more and book a place on it, click here.
This session will help delegates to understand the process of effective delegation and its role in empowering staff. Delegates will look at barriers and support mechanisms as well as techniques to monitor the outcomes. To find out more and book a place on it, click here.
Communicating effectively is an essential skill in today’s complex working environments. This half-day course is for anyone who wants to review their skills and techniques and provides ideas for effective interactions with others. To find out more and book a place on it, click here.
Using popular motivational theory, delegates will understand what motivates people at work and the differences in individual motivation. To book a place on this course, click here.
This half-day course will explore the nature of mentoring and the skills required to be an effective mentor. To find out more and book a place on this cours, click here.
This one day course will consider the role of the supervisor, the nature of the relationship between the supervisor and the student, and how to support the student to make good progress. To find out more and book a place on this course, click here.
This half day course is designed to provide staff with a clear approach to running effective meetings in order to ensure that they achieve the objectives. Further information, click here.
This course is a practical, creative and fun small group working session which will introduce managers to the art of incorporating creativity and a story telling narrative into the strategic management process. Further information, click here.
This programme will examine the key equality and diversity issues for line managers both in terms of legal responsibilities and good practice. To find out more and book a place on it, click here.
The purpose of this programme is to enable staff who are responsible for the work of others to review, away from the pressures of their every-day working environment, the process of management and leadership and to take the opportunity to assess the usefulness and application of some ideas and techniques to their own situation. The Award is a 8 credit qualification to be completed within 7 months involving 33 hours guided learning.
 Further information
The purpose of this programme is to enable staff who are responsible for the work of others to review, away from the pressures of their every-day working environment, the process of management and leadership and to take the opportunity to assess the usefulness and application of some ideas and techniques to their own situation. Further information
This half day workshop will consider how stress affects us, how we can begin to recognise it, and how we can learn to manage it. Recognising and responding to stress in those we manage will also be considered. To find out more and book a place on it, click here.

If you wish to attend other courses, visit the online course directory and booking system and reserve your place or to add your name to a waiting list. We regularly schedule courses from the waiting lists, and you will be automatically notified when a place is available to you.  

There are no costs for these courses, for either you or your department. All we ask is that if you sign up, you turn up; there are significant costs associated with providing the courses - particularly when we use external consultants - so it is important to fill every place. If you find that you are unable to attend a course after all, please use the on-line booking system to cancel your place.

Please direct any enquiries you have, including any issues with the on-line booking system, to Staff Development