Managing People

Managing people is the ability to align the right work with the right people, delegating tasks according to people's strengths and interests, ensuring people have the skills and reasonable resources to get things done. This will support the creation of a strong team where individuals are treated fairly and consistently and share accountability.

Managing people includes providing regular and meaningful feedback that supports individuals to be successful. Managers should effectively support performance challenges and actively support individuals progressing their careers and achieving their potential.

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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.

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 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.

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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