Below you will find an A-Z of the full programme catalogue for 2020/21 Academic Year.

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Please note that we will be sharing participant names and email addresses with our external facilitators upon enrolment. This is to allow our partners to share Zoom meeting links and pre-course work as required.

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Who should attend? This course is aimed at Faculty.

Description: Faculty face unique challenges –the number of stakeholders they deal with, the challenge of influencing faculty dynamics, encouraging collegiality among faculty members who are both in collaboration and in competition with one another, ensuring that individual areas of focus are in alignment with college priorities, pushing for outputs from those already hard-pressed, doing more with less budget, and so on.  Adaptive leadership is an approach that comfortably lends itself to UCD’s academic environment.

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the most effective leadership approach to use
  • Invest in the adaptive leadership core principles
  • Work more creatively and collaboratively with others
  • Apply adaptive leadership problem-solving approaches – both individually and when working with others
  • Work with team members to achieve and commitment to ways forward

Course notes: One week in advance of the course, participants will receive a pre-course email inviting them to:

  1. Reflect on their leadership challenges and complete a short pre-course questionnaire which is shared with the trainer.
  2. Reflect on their leadership experience, capability, opportunity and challenge
  3. Read the course notes (optional)

 

Scheduling Notes: This is a 3.5 hour workshop with 2 x 10 minute breaks

Places: 16 

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.

This development programme is specifically for Assistant Professors appointed since June 2018.

For further information, see the dedicated Newly Appointed Assistant Professors Development Programme page.

Aurora is a leadership development training programme aimed at women and those who identify as a woman. It aims to encourage those in academic and professional roles to think of themselves as leaders; to develop leadership skills and to help institutions like UCD optimise the leadership potential of women and those who identify as a woman.

Aurora originated through the Leadership Foundation in the UK, in response to Professor Louise Morley’s (2012) stimulus paper called ‘Women in Higher Education Leadership’ Absences and Aspirations’

The programme is now delivered by Advance HE and it provides, in an interactive online learning environment, core and adaptive leadership skills and knowledge over six stand-alone days. These sessions are delivered online over a five month period.

The Aurora programme comprises of a combination of development days; self-directed learning from on-line resources; cross-institutional action learning sets and in-house mentoring. Training is delivered in an online format with attendance of between 80-100 participants.

Participants

The programme was established in 2013 and has run in a number of venues in the UK and Ireland, including London; Manchester; Bristol and Glasgow and Dublin. UCD has supported over 121 women to participate in the programme since 2015,  demonstrating the University's commitment to leadership development and gender equality.

Mentors

Aurora requires that the University puts systems in place to help support and develop participants on their Aurora experience. This includes having mentors in place to work with participants; having an overall UCD Aurora Champion and also support and liaison through the People and Organisation Development, UCD HR.  Although the development days are run over 5 months, the mentoring arrangement continues throughout a calendar year to help participants maximise the benefit of the programme.

Prof Joe Carthy is the overall Aurora Programme Champion and Fiona McGuinness, People and Organisation Development Specialist is your contact in HR.  Should you have any queries in relation to Aurora in UCD, please contact peopledevelopment@ucd.ie.

Making an application for 2020-21

Please note the application window for the 2020-21 intake has now closed. 

 

For more information about Aurora, you can visit the AdvanceHE website.

If you have questions relating to other leadership or management development please discuss this with your Line Manager or Head of School/Unit at your annual P4G conversaiton.

 

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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 workshop is for all staff who would like to improve their ability and confidence in business writing. This workshop will help you perfect your written communication. 

Description: Business writing is a core competency for all roles in UCD. 

You will practice tools and techniques that enhance your emails, letters and reports.

Topics include how to:

·         Succinctly pinpoint the purpose of the correspondence 

·         Apply a three stage approach to written communication

·         Identify and apply effective phrasing to all written communication

·         Organise, structure and evaluate your correspondence

We will also focus on how to:

·         Write for your reader(s)

·         Use plain English

·         Punctuate correctly

·         Use bullet points effectively

·         Eliminate unnecessary negative language

·         Communicate positively and clearly

Course notes:

You will be asked to review and reflect on some of your own written correspondence and have it at hand during the workshop. 

Scheduling notes: This is a half-day workshop. It is highly interactive with activities and group exercises. 

Places: 20 

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 faculty staff members.

Description:

The aim of this half-day event is to improve the effectiveness of all written communication. During this 3 hour session you will be introduced to a number of ideas and practical skills to help you present clear, good quality written documentation.

Content will include how to:

Produce a clear Writing Plan
Overcome the 3 common flaws in business writing:
Grammar Gaffs, Crazy Words & Daft Logic

Develop Clear Structure & Format
Produce clear, persuasive arguments
Make written documents attractive to your readers

Upon completion of this course your business writing will be:

R: Readable
E: Engaging
P: Purpose (with)
O: Order (have)
R: Right (be)
T: Trim

Course Notes:

To gain the maximum benefit from the course each learner will be asked to work on their own writing material throughout the workshop, improving their personal skills by using their everyday workplace documentation.

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.

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

Description: This 2 hour course will guide participants in what you should do before, during and after your interview to maximise your chance of success and help you to become more confident in your own capabilities.

Scheduling Notes: 2 hour workshop

Places: 16

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: This 2 hour course will guide participants on the Do's and Don'ts of putting together an effective CV and cover letter.  It will assist in gaining an understanding of what Hiring Managers are looking for and how to present your skills and experience in an impactful way. The course will also provide advice and guidance to participants on how to look for roles based on your skillset and career goals.

Scheduling Notes: 2 hour workshop

Places: 16

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: This half-day course has been designed to encourage creative thinking to generate innovative solutions when staff come across obstacles and challenges within their role.

During the course, we will look at the entire problem solving process and the key tools and techniques that can be used to generate solutions. The course content includes information on how to define the problem, clarify outcomes, identify and explore alternative ideas using brainstorming techniques. 

This is a highly practical course and scenario based exercises and group discussions will be used throughout to allow learners to gain a better understanding of how personal effectiveness principles apply in practice.

Topics covered: 

  • Core principles and benefits of creative thinking
  • Clarifying the problem – Tools for determining the root cause - 5 Whys; Fishbone Diagrams;
  • Generating solutions - Introduction to brainstorming and useful tools & techniques
  • Evaluating and implementing solutions

 

Course Notes: To gain the maximum benefit from the course each learner will be asked to complete a pre-course survey where they outline a specific problem they/their team have encountered in the last 6 months, detail how they handled the problem and on reflection did the chosen solution work.

This will help learners to set the context for the course and allow them to focus on areas they need to improve.

Scheduling Notes:  3.5-hours - including 15-minute break. 

Places: 20

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.

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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.

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

Description: This half-day Stakeholder Management course is designed to enable staff to effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders, through key written and verbal communication channels.

The course has a focus on adapting the message to suit different stakeholder groups and their varying requirements.

Finally, the course highlights the importance of stakeholder engagement and looks at how professional communications are a key element to this.

Course Notes: To gain the maximum benefit from the course each learner will be asked to complete a draft Stakeholder Map, listing all of their stakeholders and how they should be prioritised.

At the end of the course each learner will receive a Communications Plan template to guide them through their own Stakeholder analysis where they will identify, prioritise and consider channels for communication for each.

Scheduling Notes:  3.5-hours 

Places: 20

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 workshop is for all staff who need support with a change they are experiencing. 

Description:

This interactive and experiential workshop will provide guidance on how to effectively manage negatively perceived changes you are experiencing in your work and/or personal life.

Topics include:

  • Raising awareness of how I typically respond to change.
  • Managing my own mindset and emotions appropriately in challenging times.
  • Relating my current experience to Elizabeth Kubler Ross’s Theory of Change
  • Helping me understand others’ potential barriers to change.
  • Raising my own level of control and confidence with change.
  • Realising how my resistance to change may impact on others.
  • Recognising how a ‘Growth Mindset’ can help offset stress.

Course notes: Before the workshop, you will be asked to watch a ten minute video and reflect on some questions relevant to a personal and/or work change that you are experiencing or would like to make.

Scheduling notes: This is a half-day workshop. It is highly interactive with activities and group exercises.

Places: 20

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 capacity to be a leader. Understand the difference between managers and leaders; identify potential areas where you can lead; recognize your strengths and how you can apply them to leadership.

At the end of the workshop you will have a clear understanding of leadership and how it applies to you in your work and life, and have identified how you will take more initiative to lead.

Course Notes: To gain the maximum benefit and subsequent impact from the course each learner will be asked to undertake some light pre  course work.

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.

Who should attend? This course is aimed at People Leaders / Project Leads who wish to enhance the customer / student experience.

Description: Just about everyone has a customer – maybe it’s your students, maybe it’s another team in UCD or external stakeholders. If you are looking to enhance the customer experience then this programme will help you apply a framework for delivering an exceptional customer experience, create the right culture and manage, motivate and inspire people who are responsible for the delivery to live the values and behaviours necessary for success.

Course Notes: To gain the maximum benefit and subsequent impact from the course each learner will be asked to undertake some light pre and post course work.

Scheduling Notes:  2 x 2.5-hour workshop a week apart and 1 short follow up session two months later. Note: When booking, please be sure to also diary the date for the short follow up session, to be held on 14 April 2021 from 9:30 – 10:30.

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.

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Who should attend? This workshop is aimed at Faculty intending on applying for promotion in the near future.

Description: These workshops provide advice on the process to potential candidates who are considering applying for promotion. The session includes guidance on understanding the faculty promotions process, the Development Framework for Faculty and the online application process. Faculty who are considering applying for promotion are encouraged to attend a workshop in advance of submitting their application.

Candidates for promotion may apply for promotion through the following pathways:

Lecturer/Assistant Professor →   Associate Professor

Associate Professor              →   Professor

Professor                            →    Full Professor

Course Notes: Faculty attending this workshop are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the Faculty Promotions Policy, Development Framework for Faculty and other associated documents available on the Promotions website

Scheduling Notes: 2 hour workshop

Places: 40

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.

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

Description: This half-day course will give learners the skills they need to communicate professionally both with internal and external customers and enhance customer relationships through excellent customer service.

During the course, learners will analyse the essential ingredients of presenting a professional image i.e. Attitude and Behaviour.

The course also covers how to best use their communication skills over the telephone, face to face and by email, how to understand their customers better, manage customer expectations and to make the most of each interaction with the customer.

This is a highly practical course and scenario based exercises and group discussions will be used throughout to allow learners to gain a better understanding of how personal effectiveness principles apply in practice.

Course Notes: To gain the maximum benefit from the course each learner will be asked to complete a Customer Service Quiz to assess how good their current customer service skills are.  This will help learners to set the context for the course and allow them to focus on areas they need to improve on.

Scheduling Notes: 3.5-hours 

Places: 20

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.

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Who should attend? This training is only for UCD employees who are, or are likely to be, members of an interview panel. The first part of this course focuses on those who manage and administer the Resourcing Process in UCD. The second part of this course is to assist Hiring Managers to recruit the correct candidates for the role

Description: The first part of this course will assist managers to write a Job Description, use UCD Infohub and provide an introduction to Job Families.  The second part of this course will provide guidance on planning the interview and the structure a formal interview should take, how to deal effectively with difficult situations and how to provide constructive feedback.

Scheduling Notes: 3.5-hour workshop - including 15-minute refreshment break (tea/coffee)

Places: 16

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.

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Aimed at:  Heads of School and Organisational Units, and Senior Managers reporting to the UMT.

Objectives:
The Leadership & People Management Programme has been designed specifically for members of our University Management Team (UMT) and Senior Leaders & Managers in the University to give them an opportunity to look at their individual leadership styles. The programme aims to assist them in supporting and enhancing good people management practices and building a strong performance and feedback culture.

Content:
The programme consists of attendance at four development half days and a number of coaching set sessions. There are also optional Elective modules 20/21 available for participants to choose from.

This programme aims to refresh and enhance our leadership and people management thinking and capability and create the environment and culture that enables people to thrive.

Booking:

If you have any queries relating to this programme, please contact peopledevelopment@ucd.ie or call +353 1 716 4919.
To book on to this programme, please visit the dedicated booking centre. Please note only eligible Staff will have access to this page.

Facilitators:

Claire Barraclough

Katarina Zajacova

Lee Williams

 

 

 

Who is this for: People Managers

Description: Managers often under pressure to complete their own workload, struggle to lead others through the challenges of the ‘do more with less’ culture of the recent times combined with the challenges of remote/hybrid working.  This programme introduces the skillset to manage teams effectively through change, creating a culture, from the top down, where team members are engaged, resilient and equipped to create an environment for effective transformation in whatever format they face.

Content

  • Understanding the managers role in modelling and supporting team resilience, engagement and performance
  • Exploring the different stages of change and the targeted strategies for success
  • Skills for Identifying colleagues under pressure
  • Understanding the role of resilience in making change successful.
  •  Examining the role of effective communication strategies during Volatility Uncertainty Complexity and Ambiguity associated with change 
  • Analysing the Human Performance Curve and evaluate the overall position of the team on the curve
  • Developing awareness of team dynamics during period of change/uncertainty and the impact on physical emotional and cognitive states
  • Designing short medium and long term strategies  for effective change and transformation.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Create a mindset for embracing change within self and team members
  • Identify and manage symptoms of pressure and stress in the team around change
  • Motivate team members to embrace Volatility Uncertainty Complexity and Ambiguity (VUCA)
  • Provide clear communication strategies around change
  • Practice authentic behaviour for developing trust within the team
  • Build teams that are resilient in the face of challenge
  • Create higher performance teams: Utilising trust and team engagement under pressure
  • Promote Resilient Thinking within their teams: Develop the underpinnings of creative, innovative and solution focused thinking.
  • Manage negativity in a constructive manner
  • Manage the essentials of feedback
  • Deliver an implementation strategy that is adaptive and aligns with the strategy vision of the University.

Course Notes: To gain the maximum benefit and subsequent impact from the course each learner will be asked to undertake some light pre and post course work.

Booking:

For details of upcoming events or to book your place, please visit the People Development booking centre.

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 overall objective of this programme is to draw on the best resource of course participants, their ability to think clearly and with confidence in all situations involving decision making.

Participants will:

  • Understand the real issues facing themselves and others
  •  Be clear about the outcome they want to achieve
  • Achieve stakeholder commitment
  • In short, they will know how to get their decisions across with integrity, innovation and ensuring full collaboration.

Upon completion of the course, participants will know how to:

  • Have clear Focus
  • Ask the Right Questions
  • Develop Productive Thinking
  • Change Negative Thinking into Positive Action
  • Communicate ideas in a way that makes sense to others

Course Notes: To gain the maximum benefit from the course each learner will be asked to bring their own current problems/decisions they can work on  throughout the workshop, improving their personal skills by using their everyday workplace documentation.

Places: 20

 

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Who should attend:  This course aimed at all staff members

Description: The programme delivers the skillset to manage pressure effectively, creating a culture where remote employees are engaged, resilient and equipped for challenge in remote working leading to increased agility and adaptability.  Recent challenges requiring almost instant transition to remote working has created a need for managers/leaders to expand their skills base to manage teams remotely and the future challenges of remote working.

Participants will learn:

  • The challenges of different types of remote working
  • The essential skills for building a remote performance culture
  • Maintain engagement motivation and performance in remote settings.
  • Building a “Self-Awareness” culture in team members
  • High value communication for working remotely
  • Trust and the benefits of a “trust dividend” in remote working
  • The core traits of sustainable remote working
  • The essential role of resilience in successful remote working
  • Building a plan for self and the team
  • Successful strategies for maintaining a plan

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Understand and identify sources of personal & professional pressure in remote teams
  • Identify management skills for facilitating  team performance during remote working
  • Psychosocial factors for managing remote teams
  • Understand the relationship between pressure performance and resilience and the impact of remoteness
  • Understand the competencies for reducing the impact of remote team working
  • Understand the skills for  managing pressure and performance including work/home boundaries and transitions
  • Adapting  strategies for exceptional performance “Winning Gold”
  • Recognise and support team members who are under extreme pressure remotely
  • Understand how to communicate/feedback effectively remotely
  • Implement strategies for improving engagement and reducing pressure within self and colleagues
  • Practice Resilient Leadership and what might that look like
  • Develop empathy trust and collaborative behaviours in the team
  • Manage personal boundaries/transitions between work and home – finding the ‘off switch’
  • Improve performance, creativity and self-management under pressure without impacting on personal health, well-being and vitality.

Course Notes: To gain the maximum benefit and subsequent impact from the course each learner will be asked to undertake some light pre and post course work.

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.

This one day course is aimed at all employees within 15 to 20 years of retirement age.

It will identify the financial and well-being issues that could be addressed at this stage to support a healthy and  financially secure retirement.

 

Booking

This course will take place in early 2021.  Please watch for a date in the People Development booking centre.

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

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Online Orientation Series

To support you at this time, an online Orientation Programme comprising of two 1-hour webinar sessions is now available for new or recently joined employees. The programme provides information on the UCD strategy, structure and some key services which will help to settle you into working life in UCD.  For more information on what is covered at the sessions please see the programme for the recent series in February 2021 - Online Orientation Series Programme  and scroll down to the end of this page to book.

The UCD Orientation Programme

Please note this programme will not be held for the moment due to the Covid-19 restrictions.

The UCD Orientation Programme for New Employees is a half day programme offered to all employees who have recently joined UCD.  

It provides participants with information on payroll, benefits, strategy, organisational structure and services across the University. An important element of the programme is the opportunity it provides to meet with fellow colleagues from across the University for future support and collaboration. 

Booking

For details of upcoming events or to book your place, please visit the People Development booking centre.

Presentations:

UCD Orientation Agenda Feb 2021

UCD in Context Feb 2021

Induction Probation P4G Feb 2021

UCD Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Feb 2021

UCD Culture & Engagement Feb 2021 

UCD Estate Services & SIRC

UCD Library

UCD Research

UCD IT Services

UCD HR Feb 2021

UCD Registry Feb 2021

UCD Bursar's Office

UCD Education & Academic Affairs Feb 2021

Healthy UCD

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

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This one hour lunchtime seminar is aimed at all employees who have commenced work in UCD within the last few months and who are members of the Single Public Service Scheme.

All new entrants to pensionable public service employment on or after 1 January 2013 are, in general, members of the Single Scheme.

Booking

For details of upcoming events or to book your place, please visit the People Development booking centre.

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

 Additional Resources:

This one hour lunchtime seminar is aimed at employees who are in the pre existing UCD Pension Schemes having joined the Public Sector pre 1st January 2013.  It will provide an overview of the two options available for those interested in voluntarily augmenting their UCD Pension Benefits: Additional Voluntary Contributions and Notional Service Purchase. Please note the Notional Service Option is only available to employees who have a potential of 9 years service in UCD and who joined the Public Sector pre 1st January 2013.

Booking For details of upcoming events or to book your place, please visit the People Development booking centre.

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

Aimed at: 
The course is aimed at those who are People Managers and Project Leaders.

Objectives:

This online programme will explore key principles which underpin managing and influencing people. It will include a profiling instrument aimed at raising self-awareness of our own style and how this impacts how we engage with others; exposure to and development of key coaching skills and effective use of these, as well as many opportunities for networking with and learning from UCD colleagues across the University.

Content:
The programme entails a number of different online elements the first of which will be a two day core module entitled Positive Influence - getting the best from myself and others. 

Optional Modules:

Managing Challenging Interactions

Building Successful Teams

Leadership Skills

Booking:

If you have any queries relating to this programme, please contact peopledevelopment@ucd.ie or call +353 1 716 4919.
To book on to this programme, please visit the dedicated booking centre. Please note only eligible Staff will have access to this page.

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

Description: The aim of this half-day event is for participants to explore some of the behaviours associated with personal effectiveness and how they can implement these behaviours for improved effectiveness. The course will look at the area of initiative, ways to become more proactive, make decisions and develop a solution focus.

Participants will create an action plan for personal effectiveness during the session.

Course Notes:

List what elements of your own personal effectiveness you would like to strengthen as a result of this course,

List a couple of instances where you have recently taken the initiative and your experience in doing so.

Scheduling Notes: 3.5 hour 

Places: 16

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 suitable for all employees

Description: The aim of this workshop is to give participants the tools and approaches to make significant changes to how they work.  The first workshop will focus on personal habits and skills and the second workshop will help participants to interact and work with others more effectively.

At the end of the workshops, participants will:

  • Have much greater insight into their work patterns and how they have been framed.
  • Have identified and made plans to shift the focus of their work so that they minimize time spent on maintenance and delivery and maximize time spent on strategic tasks
  • Be more skilled in anticipating how long tasks really take
  • Be able to identify the key success factors for their main outputs, ensuring that they make good and timely decisions around how to focus their resources
  • Be adept at negotiating around deadlines
  • Be able to say “no” where appropriate

Course notes: A journal will be sent to all participants in advance of the workshop, inviting them to collect information which will help them to make the most of the workshop.

Scheduling Notes: This workshop takes place over two mornings, one week apart.  Each workshop last 3.5 hours.

Places: 20

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 academic and professional staff.

Description: Participants will develop skills to plan, prioritise and manage their time effectively.

By the end of the programme participants will have identified their key priorities – linked to their own values and UCD’s objectives, and identified time wasters and stealers and put in place strategies to deal with these. Participants will learn how to put in place a practical time management system that suits their own way of working and can be used on paper or electronically.

Course Notes: To gain the maximum benefit and subsequent impact from the course each learner will be asked to undertake some light pre and post course work.

Scheduling Notes:  

This course is scheduled as 2 x 2.5-hour workshops run a week apart plus 1 hour Action Learning Set (ALC) 2 months later.  The course is run twice a year - once in November 2020 and the next in March 2021

Note: When booking, please be sure to also diary the date for the 1 hour (09.30-10.30) ALC session to be held on 13 January 2021 (for November dates) and 5 May 2021 (for the March dates of this course).

Places: 20

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 workshop is for all staff who run meetings, deliver lectures or make presentations. 

Description: Delivering a presentation, whether face-face or virtually, is daunting for many of us. This workshop is hands-on with lots of practice and feedback. The overall aim of the workshop is to help you be more competent and confident in your unique way of presenting. This workshop comprises of two half-day workshops, Workshop 1 and 2.

Workshop 1: Design for Success

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Pinpoint the precise purpose of your presentation
  • Design a comprehensive and succinct presentation
  • Maximise the effectiveness of your unique presentation style 
  • Positively invite and encourage questions
  • Manage your audience
  • Finish your presentation comfortably on time. 

Workshop 2: Deliver with Confidence and Conviction

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Master your Zoom delivery
  • Develop a confident mindset and use your nerves to drive success
  • Get your point across clearly and succinctly
  • Create effective visual aids
  • Enable others participate effectively on Zoom.

Course notes: To prepare for the workshop, you will be asked to prepare to deliver a simple presentation at the workshop.   

Scheduling notes: The workshop is divided into workshops 1 and 2 and all participants attend both.

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 involved in projects.

Description: The aim of this full day event is to give participants the necessary skills to understand what project management is.  It is based on the Project management modules from the Diploma in Advanced Management Practice which is run in the Smurfit Business School.

The fundamentals of Project Management will be presented to the group: lifecycle, project management continuum: (traditional- agile), setting project objectives, scoping a project, scheduling projects, project control, overview of project management tools and understanding the triple constraints of project management.

At the end of the workshop the participants will be able to understand different aspects of project management and have a toolbox at their disposal to use in solving project challenges.

Course Notes: To gain the maximum benefit from the course each learner will be asked to consider an upcoming project or one they have been involved in previously that they can use as a point of reference.

Scheduling Notes:  Full day workshop - including 2 x 30-minute breaks and an hour for lunch

Places: 16

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.

This QQI (formerly FETAC) Project Management Certificate course (Level 6) is a 4-day course* and has been designed to give participants a solid introduction to the skills that are required to work effectively in managing and overseeing projects in the workplace.

The course focuses on exploring the fundamental principles of successful project management and incorporates a number of easy to apply, effective tools and techniques that will allow participants to become more confident and competent in managing a project. All core Project Management skills are covered including planning, managing and closing projects, risk management, resource and scope planning, quality control and leadership techniques.

The course is highly interactive and utilises real life insights and practical everyday workplace examples. It is aimed at new, recently appointed, or those who are intending to become project managers.

This 4-day course contributes to the learning and education hours you need to apply to sit the Project Management Institute (PMI) CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management) certification exam. PMI Certification is globally recognised as a gold standard in PM industry certification.

Please note there is a sizeable amount of work in this course which will take significant time and effort with participants required to undertake pre and post course work and complete and submit two comprehensive assignments. As a result, this course should only be undertaken by those in roles where these learnings can be applied to projects immediately or in the near future. In addition, all participants must be available to attend all four days.

*At present this course will be delivered in an online format. If there is an option to have a face to face session in 2021, we will consider this. However, if any attendees still wish to attend online then this will be accommodated for.

Application Process

If you are interested in taking part in this course, please complete the Expressions of Interest Form signed by your Head of School/ Unit and return to peopledevelopment@ucd.ie by 12pm Friday 8th January 2021.

Evaluation of applications will be based on the content of the personal statement, the relevance of the course to the applicant’s role, the alignment with P4G objectives and management approval.

 

 

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To comply with the various health advisories, UCD Staff are currently working remotely. In order to support you during this time, we have published a bespoke guide which provides a one-stop-shop guide to newly drafted materials and tips including adjusting to the ‘new normal’, your home working space and maintaining your wellbeing.

This workshop is for all staff who wish to know more about research ethics and submitting for ethical review. 

Criteria for full ethical review and low risk review (exemptions) will be explained with a view to demonstrating the benefits of engaging with the research ethics process in UCD.

Booking

For details of upcoming events or to book your place, please visit the People Development booking centre.

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

This workshop provides clear guidelines on research ethics and integrity for academic staff and is designed to assist in speeding up the review process. 

Issues regarding ethical dilemmas, participant recruitment, data protection and confidentiality will be explored as well as more practical issues such as insurance and Garda Vetting. 

Booking

For details of upcoming events or to book your place, please visit the People Development booking centre.

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

Who should attend? All Faculty 

Description: This programme is designed to deliver the knowledge, skills, and behaviours required for academics to build resilience and manage pressure during an intense period of change/progress whilst reducing the impact of working remotely.

Content: The training will be facilitative in nature and delivered in a high energy engaging format designed especially for academics managing the increasing challenges of COVID times. 

Learning Outcomes - In this training participants will:

  • Understand and identify sources of personal & professional pressure
  • Identify individual skills for facilitating greater resilience in personal and professional challenge
  • Understand the relationship between pressure performance and resilience
  • Understand the competencies for reducing the impact of remote/hybrid working in an academic environment.
  • Understand the skills for managing pressure and performance including work/home boundaries and transitions
  • Understand how to communicate/feedback effectively in remote hybrid academia
  • Implement strategies for improving engagement and reducing pressure within self and students
  • Reduce “Cognitive load” and develop a realistic positive mental attitude
  • Critically analyse their own patterns of behaviour and introduce fast effective techniques proven to improve performance from a cognitive emotional perspective
  • Integrate the pillars of Resilience into their remote/hybrid working lives
  • Improve performance, creativity, and self-management under pressure without impacting on personal health, well-being, and vitality
  • Develop an effective plan for improved self -care in the short, medium and long term

Course notes: This workshop requires pre-course work.

Scheduling notes: This is a 3-hour workshop.

Places: 20

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 staff members whose role involves any form of communication with students 

Description: The aim of this workshop is to equip staff with the knowledge and practical skills to identify and effectively respond to Distressed and/ or at Risk Students.  This will facilitate early intervention and increase the likelihood of students being linked with support services which is crucial to their mental health. 

Scheduling Notes: The course which is divided into two parts - Responding to Distressed Students and Responding to At Risk Students is delivered over 1 full day when delivered in a classroom setting and over two half day workshops when delivered using the online platform Zoom. This bespoke training presentation designed for 3rd Level Institutions includes audio- visual scenarios, group and experiential work.

Course Notes: Participants will be sent case scenarios via email ahead of the course which will be used for the group work segment of the training. 

Places: 24

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.

This two hour seminar will provide a brief overview of the social welfare system in Ireland, with reference to retirement, which will help participants to realise their own entitlements.

It will explain the different classes of PRSI, the relevant entitlements and how to access your record.

Booking

For details of upcoming events or to book your place, please visit the People Development booking centre.

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

This programme is an essential preparation for retirement.

It deals with the nature of the changes that will occur on retirement, particularly with reference to money, health, time and relationships.

Participants will receive accurate, reliable and up-to-date information on which to base better decisions for the years ahead.

Booking

This course will take place early in the new year. Please watch for a date in the People Development booking centre.

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

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Who should attend? This course is aimed at senior staff members – Project Managers and People Leaders

Description: The aim of this one-day programme (delivered over 2 x half days) is to help participants develop the skills they need to ensure strategic success by successfully managing key stakeholders.

Senior staff are expected to deliver on high-level Strategic Goals by gaining buy-in from key stakeholders both internally and externally. In doing so they need to be aware that they must protect and enhance UCD’s reputation - employing a mix of skills that will include:

•             Clarifying how high-level strategic goals translate into specific and measurable deliverables

•             Identify critical key stakeholders – internal and external

•             Understand how to balance the power of stakeholders with their level of interest

•             Understand themselves, and their stakeholders, more fully

•             Devise long term plans to ensure you keep on track

•             Managing people who manage stakeholders

•             Key skills to negotiate and influence these stakeholders

•             Know how to plan their communications with stakeholders

By the end of this programme participants will leave with a clear plan of action including a working Stakeholder Management Plan

Course Notes: To gain the maximum benefit from the course each learner will be asked to undertake some light pre and post course work. 

Scheduling Notes:  Two x 3.5-hour workshop - including coffee breaks

Booking:

For details of upcoming events or to book your place, please visit the People Development booking centre.

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

 

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