Leading People

Leading people is the ability to influence others in a positive way and mentor, motivate and guide others towards the achievement of goals.

A leader can align and build effective teams both within School/Unit/College and across UCD and works effectively with senior management and with the University's academic and business communities.

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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

 

 

 

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 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.

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.

 

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.

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

 

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.

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