Building Relationships

Building relationships is the ability to identify and initiate effective working relationships within your own area and beyond.This competency is focused on developing and maintaining relationships in a way that encourages cooperation and collaboration in others while fostering partnerships to achieve results.

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Who should attend? All staff who wish to enhance their working relationships, and would like to possess the confidence and skills to collaborate and engage more effectively.

Description: The aim of this half day immersive workshop is to support participants to build collegiate, authentic relationships based on mutual trust, respect, openness and integrity. 

Through this learning experience participants will:

  • Appreciate the value in investing time and energy in enhancing their relationships and networks of support
  • Seek out and reflect upon their current workplace reputation, consider how congruent that is with their desired ‘brand’ and if it makes it easier or more challenging to foster effective workplace partnerships
  • Consider what is holding them back in expanding their resourcefulness and effectiveness by leveraging relationships and collaborating more consciously
  • Explore skills that underpin effective relationship management such as self-awareness, building trust, listening to understand, assertiveness and empathy
  • Devise and activate a plan for enhancing a relationship they would like to improve. 

Course Notes: To gain the maximum benefit from the course each learner will be asked to undertake the following pre-course work:

  1. Solicit feedback from up to 5 different sources regarding your reputation or workplace ‘brand’ in the area of building and maintaining relationships
  2. Prepare a 3-minute communication entitled “The Brand Called Me”
  3. Consider what would be different if you had enhanced skills in building relationships.

Scheduling Notes:  This 3 hour workshop will have 2 short 10 minute breaks.

Places: 12

Booking:

For details of upcoming events or to book your place on available courses, please visit the HR - Professional Development booking centre  If your chosen course is fully booked or no longer available, you can access the UCD LinkedIn learning portal via your UCD Connect login where you will find a range of eLearning courses. The 2021/22 training course catalogue will be launched and available to book from the start of the next Academic Year

If you have any further queries on this programme, please contact peopledevelopment@ucd.ie or call ext 4919.

Who should attend? This course is aimed at all staff members.

Description: The aim of this half-day interactive workshop is to build confidence in your ability to communicate clearly at all levels and learn the key components of giving effective feedback. This course will cover a range of communication tips and strategies to empower you to communicate assertively and effectively in the workplace.

At the end of the workshop participants will be able to recognise different communication styles, implement assertiveness skills to deal respectfully with challenging situations, understand what to take from feedback received (even when delivery is less than ideal) and effectively give feedback.

Course Notes: Each participant will be asked to prepare at least one example from work or life where they would like support to communicate more effectively. 

Scheduling Notes: This is a 3.25hr workshop including a 15 minute break. Morning Workshops run from 09.30-12.45 (coffee break at approx. 11am). Afternoon workshops run from 13.30-16.45 (coffee break at approx 3pm).

Places: 18

Booking:

For details of upcoming events or to book your place on available courses, please visit the HR - Professional Development booking centre  If your chosen course is fully booked or no longer available, you can access the UCD LinkedIn learning portal via your UCD Connect login where you will find a range of eLearning courses. The 2021/22 training course catalogue will be launched and available to book from the start of the next Academic Year

If you have any further queries on this programme, please contact peopledevelopment@ucd.ie or call ext 4919.

Learning path: Improve your Teamwork Skills

Collection: Building Relationships

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