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Organisational Awareness

Page updated 24 August 2022

Organisational Awareness is the ability to demonstrate an understanding of UCD in its entirety. This also includes governance structures and regulations at various levels withn the University and with a broad understanding of the Higher Education landscape in which UCD operates.

Who should attend? 
This two-hour 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

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. 

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

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 a 15-minute break.

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. 

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

Online Orientation Series

To support you at this time, an online Orientation Programme comprising a 2.5 hour webinar session 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 most recent series - Online Orientation Series Programme - May 2022.

A copy of the presentations and other resources, including the UCD Values, can be found here on Linkedin.  

Booking

Please note that the next Orientation Programme Event will take place in September 2022.  Please book your place on our People Development Booking centre under HR - New Staff Orientation 

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

This one hour 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.

Note: Prior to booking please confirm that you are not a member of the Single Public Service Pension Scheme.  You can check this on your online pensions record through ESS

Booking
Dates for this course will be advertised soon. 
For details of upcoming events or to book your place, please visit the HR Pensions & Retirement booking centre

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

This one hour 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.  In general, members of the Single Scheme are new entrants to public service on or after 1 January 2013.

Prior to booking please confirm that you are a member of the Single Public Service Pension Scheme.  You can check this on your online pensions record through ESS.

Booking
Dates for this course will be advertised soon. 
For details of upcoming events or to book your place, please visit the  HR Pensions & Retirement booking centre.

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

 Additional Resources:

This two day programme (two days one week apart) 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.

Note: The Retirement Planning Programme is specifically for those employees who are less than 3 years from retirement age (approx.) 

Booking

Please book your place via 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 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. 

Provider: UCD Student Counselling Service

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. 

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

UCD People & Organisation Development

Roebuck Offices, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 4919 | E: peopledevelopment@ucd.ie