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7 Characteristics of Resilient People: Bitesize Self-taught Booking not required

7 Characteristics of Resilient People: Bitesize

PPD bitesize resources are short and high impact; including videos, quick tips guides and interactive bitesize modules. Develop your skills and knowledge quickly, easily, when you need. They complement face to face events and more in-depth online modules.

Apprenticeship Awards 2021 Wed 23 Jun 2021   14:00 [Places]

The Apprenticeship Awards celebrate the success of those who have achieved their apprenticeships, recognising those apprentices who have made a real difference to their workplace and used an apprenticeship to boost their career. It will also recognise the individuals who champion and promote apprenticeships in their school/department and across the University.

Apprenticeship Awards in 2021 will be made for the following categories:

• Apprentice of the Year – Intermediate Level 2

• Apprentice of the Year – Advanced Level 3

• Apprentice of the Year – Higher or Degree Level 4 to Level 7

• Apprenticeship Champion

Apprenticeship Network Meeting Wed 19 May 2021   10:00   [More dates...] [Places]

A network meeting for university staff interested in establishing an apprenticeship under the Apprenticeship Levy to share questions, experiences and advice.

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Approaches to Learning: Bitesize Self-taught Booking not required

Approaches to Learning: Bitesize

PPD bitesize resources are short and high impact; including videos, quick tips guides and interactive bitesize modules. Develop your skills and knowledge quickly, easily, when you need. They complement face to face events and more in-depth online modules.

Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship Webinar Tue 8 Jun 2021   12:30 [Places]

A webinar providing information on the level 4 Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship (duration 13months) presented by Glen Suttie of Provek, who are Project Management Training specialists and will deliver this apprenticeship.

Aimed at developing the skills required to run successful projects. This programme consists of 6 modules, each of which have a 1x day workshop training included. You will also sit the Association for Project Management (APM) Project Management Qualification (PMQ) exam and will be externally assessed to achieve the Level 4 Associate Project Manager apprenticeship standard.

The purpose of the webinar will be to provide you with an overview of the programme, and give you the opportunity to ask any questions.

A link to the webinar will be sent with the joining instruction when your booking is confirmed.

Better Decision Making: Bitesize Self-taught Booking not required

Better Decision Making: Bitesize

PPD bitesize resources are short and high impact; including videos, quick tips guides and interactive bitesize modules. Develop your skills and knowledge quickly, easily, when you need. They complement face to face events and more in-depth online modules.

Change Curve: Bitesize Self-taught Booking not required

Change Curve: Bitesize

PPD bitesize resources are short and high impact; including videos, quick tips guides and interactive bitesize modules. Develop your skills and knowledge quickly, easily, when you need. They complement face to face events and more in-depth online modules.

Change the Culture (for all Staff) new Mon 7 Jun 2021   11:00   [More dates...] [Places]

For everyone to flourish at Cambridge, we need to ensure that our educational and work environments are high functioning, diverse, tolerant and respectful. The occurrence of bullying, harassment or sexual misconduct within an institution, even at a low-level, not only harms individuals, it can create an unwelcoming environment that undermines the entire ethos and values of an institution. In line with the new Mutual Respect Policy and Code of Behaviour, this short live session covers the practical knowledge and behaviours that help us to build and maintain effective working relationships and create a more supportive and productive environment.

This session also focuses on what you can do if you, or a colleague, has been affected by negative behaviour and where you can get support, including the new confidential online reporting system Report+Support. Unwanted behaviour, including bullying and harassment, can affect individuals, colleagues, friends and families. It’s time to Change the Culture and shape Cambridge for everyone. Please see Change the Culture training page for further details of resources.

If you have professional responsibility for others, in a research and/or professional service area, please see Change the Culture (for Leaders and Managers) for skills in tackling difficult situations and maintaining a productive and positive environment for your group or team.

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Tue 29 Jun 2021 11:00 [Places]
Change the Culture (for Leaders and Managers) new Thu 10 Jun 2021   11:00   [More dates...] [Places]

Please note that this session builds on the content in Change the Culture (for all staff) and includes prerequisite action – see below.

For everyone to flourish at Cambridge, we need to ensure that our educational and work environments are high functioning, diverse, tolerant and respectful. The occurrence of bullying, harassment or sexual misconduct within an institution, even at a low-level, not only harms individuals, it can create an unwelcoming environment that undermines the entire ethos and values of an institution.

We all know from our own experience, the critical role that leaders and managers play in ensuring a productive, tolerant and respectful working environment. In line with the new Mutual Respect Policy and Code of Behaviour, this short live session focuses on what group and team leaders can do to prevent and manage conflict, have conversations about inappropriate behaviour and find ways to rebuild and sustain good working relationships.

It includes how to respond to a complaint of inappropriate behaviour and what support is available for you and others, including the new confidential online reporting system Report+Support.

Unwanted behaviour, including bullying and harassment, can affect individuals, colleagues, friends and families. It’s it time to Change the Culture and shape Cambridge for everyone. Please see Change the Culture training page for further details of resources.

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Tue 6 Jul 2021 11:00 [Places]
Coaching - GROW Model: Bitesize Self-taught Booking not required

Coaching - GROW Model: Bitesize

PPD bitesize resources are short and high impact; including videos, quick tips guides and interactive bitesize modules. Develop your skills and knowledge quickly, easily, when you need. They complement face to face events and more in-depth online modules.


At work and at home, it’s all too easy to speak and act without thinking – and then regret it afterwards. Acting on instinct can lead us to behave aggressively or passively. Both of these are generally unhelpful for our own reputation and for our relationships with others.

Communicating Assertively will show you how to avoid both extremes and instead to use assertive behaviour to build constructive and respectful working relationships.

This online course will help you understand the assertive mindset and highlight what assertiveness looks and sounds like.

View a short trailer for the online course.

If you would prefer to complete the blended programme, which provides an opportunity to put your assertive skills into practice in a face to face workshop, as well as completing the online module, please visit the booking page for the blended programme.


"It all boils down to communication", how many times have we heard that phrase? This interactive online module is packed full of useful tips and practical examples to help you get your point across more clearly, ask the right questions and listen better to what others have to say.

The course introduces you to the key concepts of communication skills through a variety of media, offering those new to this topic a solid grounding in the essentials, as well as a great refresher for more experienced communicators.

If you’re short of time and just need the basics, or you want to explore things in a bit more detail, the versatile structure of this course offers you the flexibility to learn in the way that best fits with your schedule.

View a short trailer for the course.

Communicating clearly and being engaging can be challenging in any work environment. Doing so remotely can be even more difficult. Whether you’re teaching, leading meetings or preparing for an interview, this session will provide you with constructive feedback and tips to refine your speaking style, get your points across, and increase your personal impact. Coaching will “zoom in” on the areas you need to focus on, address any concerns you may have about your communication skills, and help you shape and deliver your message with clarity and confidence.

Participants may also find it useful to complete the Presentation Skills online module

Please only book one session. This booking page may be used to book a follow-up session for additional support, through mutual agreement with the trainer.

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Increase your confidence and skills in one-to-one communication with this highly participative course. Effective communication starts in your head and it isn’t just about the words you say. Your tone of voice, facial expression and body language all communicate a message. This course will help you get your message across more clearly. You will also have the opportunity to practise communication skills on a one-to-one basis.


This online course offers a short introduction to data protection concepts, explains why they are important to the University, and signposts to further guidance materials. As nearly all University staff are likely to collect and handle personal information about living identifiable individuals in one way or another, it’s important to have a basic understanding of the main issues.

All staff using personal data in some way in their role are encouraged to complete this online course once every two years, but the precise expectations about who should complete it (and how often) in different areas of the University should be set by Heads of Department (and equivalents).

The content of this course reflects the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation as well as related data protection law.

Demonstrating Mutual Respect: Webinar new Self-taught Booking not required


What does demonstrating mutual respect mean to you? How do you know when it’s happening? Who do you know who does it well, and what is that they are actually doing? With guests Dr Miriam Lynn, Head of E&D, and Professor Nita Forouhi, this short webinar will explore these questions and consider the skills and knowledge each of us can use and embed in our everyday interactions with others.

Access the recording of the demonstrating mutual respect webinar.

Effective Meetings: Bitesize Self-taught Booking not required

Effective Meetings: Bitesize

PPD bitesize resources are short and high impact; including videos, quick tips guides and interactive bitesize modules. Develop your skills and knowledge quickly, easily, when you need. They complement face to face events and more in-depth online modules.


The Staff Review and Development (SRD) process provides the opportunity for supervisors, managers and academics to engage in constructive discussion with their staff or academic colleagues about current and future work and their personal and career development.

This online course, including visual, audio and filmed material, will focus on an overview of the process, practical advice and useful reminders of good practice to help you to make the most of SRD. You will need a PC, Mac or tablet device.

Please make a booking to receive instructions about how to access the online course.

View a short trailer for the online course.

Email Management: Online Course Self-taught Bookable


This short online guide for all staff provides hints, tricks and tips to help you manage your Inbox.

Exercise - Get Creative: Bitesize Self-taught Booking not required

Exercise - Get Creative: Bitesize

PPD bitesize resources are short and high impact; including videos, quick tips guides and interactive bitesize modules. Develop your skills and knowledge quickly, easily, when you need. They complement face to face events and more in-depth online modules.

Feedback Model: Bitesize Self-taught Booking not required

Feedback Model: Bitesize

PPD bitesize resources are short and high impact; including videos, quick tips guides and interactive bitesize modules. Develop your skills and knowledge quickly, easily, when you need. They complement face to face events and more in-depth online modules.

Feedback Tips: Bitesize Self-taught Booking not required

Feedback Tips: Bitesize

PPD bitesize resources are short and high impact; including videos, quick tips guides and interactive bitesize modules. Develop your skills and knowledge quickly, easily, when you need. They complement face to face events and more in-depth online modules.

GANTT Charts: Bitesize Self-taught Booking not required

GANTT Charts: Bitesize

PPD bitesize resources are short and high impact; including videos, quick tips guides and interactive bitesize modules. Develop your skills and knowledge quickly, easily, when you need. They complement face to face events and more in-depth online modules.


Giving effective feedback to your team members is one of the key responsibilities of anyone who supervises or manages others. It improves performance, boosts morale and can help people to do their job to the best of their ability.

This course is full of key tips to help you give feedback that is supportive, constructive and helpful and incorporates instructional film resources to help you apply what you have learned. It also focuses on how to avoid common mistakes when giving feedback to others and how to receive feedback well.

High Performance Influencing Model: Bitesize Self-taught Booking not required

High Performance Influencing Model: Bitesize

PPD bitesize resources are short and high impact; including videos, quick tips guides and interactive bitesize modules. Develop your skills and knowledge quickly, easily, when you need. They complement face to face events and more in-depth online modules.

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