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Development and Alumni Relations - Staff Learning & Development course timetable

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March 2024

Thu 21
Development and Alumni Relations: How to Run a Project (and Succeed!) in 10 steps new Finished 09:30 - 16:30 Development and Alumni Relations: Great Ouse

This one-day course is an introduction to managing projects and sets out a series of 10 logical steps and presents them in a practical way.

The course is based on established project management principles which can be applied across industry and although it is not focused on individual organisational methods the training will seek to apply the learning to the specific environments that the delegates work in.

Everyone will be provided with a ‘soft’ copy of Provek’s ‘How to Run a Project (and Succeed!) in 10 steps’ book which includes a number of practical scenarios and examples of key project documentation.

The course will include the following:

  • Identifying projects in a world of business-as-usual.
  • Creating a life cycle structure for a project.
  • Laying solid foundations for a project (business case and requirements).
  • Planning a project.
  • Getting buy-in for a project.
  • Allocating work effectively to a team.
  • Monitoring and controlling a project.
  • Managing unplanned events (risks, issues and changes).
Tue 26
Development & Alumni Relations: Community at Cambridge (Joint Induction) new Finished 09:30 - 11:30 Trinity Hall, Wyng Gardens

The joint induction aims to provide a broad introduction and overview to all development and alumni relations staff, providing information about the ins and outs of Collegiate Cambridge, as it relates to our area of work. It is also an opportunity for you to network with other new members of staff across the collegiate community.

The session comprises:

  • A welcome and introduction from senior members of the University and Colleges
  • An overview of development and alumni relations functions, roles and responsibilities, with an opportunity to ask questions
  • An opportunity to network with colleagues across Collegiate Cambridge
Development and Alumni Relations: Buddies at DAR new Finished 10:00 - 11:00 Development and Alumni Relations: Great Ouse

Want to become Buddy but not sure what is means? worried about having no experience? Worry no more!

In this informal workshop learn about our buddy programme, how to be a great buddy, how to communicate effectively, what to do in difficult scenarios, and a few other top tips!

You can ask any questions and raise any concerns you have about becoming a buddy during the session.

Development and Alumni Relations: Buddies at DAR new Finished 13:00 - 14:00 Development and Alumni Relations: Great Ouse

Want to become Buddy but not sure what is means? worried about having no experience? Worry no more!

In this informal workshop learn about our buddy programme, how to be a great buddy, how to communicate effectively, what to do in difficult scenarios, and a few other top tips!

You can ask any questions and raise any concerns you have about becoming a buddy during the session.

April 2024

Mon 8
Development and Alumni Relations: Major Gift Officer Learning Series new (2 of 4) Not bookable 09:00 - 17:00 Sidney Sussex College, Sidney Street

An intensive programme providing skills based training on capabilities and strategies for major gift fundraising within the University and Colleges.

The programme consists of four sessions over a five month period;

  • Session 1 - Donor-Centred Philanthropy
  • Session 2 - Optimising the In-Person Meeting
  • Sessions 3 & 4 - Driving Meaningful Commitment
Tue 9

This virtual session will cover the following:

  • How we use OneDrive, SharePoint and Microsoft Teams when managing documents at Development & Alumni Relations
  • An overview of using OneDrive, SharePoint & Microsoft Teams
  • Provide guidance and best practices on how to find, share & manage documents
  • Provide guidance and best practices on syncing, using Team Chat, shortcuts and downloading

Many areas of the document management strategy will be covered in the training. However, you may wish to familiarise yourself with the Document management strategy for SharePoint and OneDrive.

We will use MS Teams for the training session. Please use this MS Teams link for the session.

Wed 10

This virtual session will cover the following:

  • How we use OneDrive, SharePoint and Microsoft Teams when managing documents at Development & Alumni Relations
  • An overview of using OneDrive, SharePoint & Microsoft Teams
  • Provide guidance and best practices on how to find, share & manage documents
  • Provide guidance and best practices on syncing, using Team Chat, shortcuts and downloading

Many areas of the document management strategy will be covered in the training. However, you may wish to familiarise yourself with the Document management strategy for SharePoint and OneDrive.

We will use MS Teams for the training session. The trainer will send a link for you to access the session nearer the time.

Tue 16
Development & Alumni Relations: Podcast Group - How to Coach Yourself new [Places] 12:00 - 13:00 Development and Alumni Relations: River Cam

Welcome to our Podcast Group Series!

Each session we will focus on a different episode from a number of different podcast providers, exploring topics to advance our own personal and professional development. Before the session you will listen to the identified podcast and reflect upon individually, in your own time. We will then come together as group for a facilitated discussion and activities to explore the topic in more detail with colleagues and reflect as a group.

For this session we will be looking at: How to Coach Yourself

This episode provided by Squiggly Careers Amazing If podcasts, looks at some of the tools professional coaches use and how we might apply them to ourselves and aid our own development.

https://www.amazingif.com/listen/how-to-coach-yourself/

Please also take a look at the Pod Sheet provided with the episode as we will refer to this in our session.

Wed 17

This virtual session will cover the following:

  • How we use OneDrive, SharePoint and Microsoft Teams when managing documents at Development & Alumni Relations
  • An overview of using OneDrive, SharePoint & Microsoft Teams
  • Provide guidance and best practices on how to find, share & manage documents
  • Provide guidance and best practices on syncing, using Team Chat, shortcuts and downloading

Many areas of the document management strategy will be covered in the training. However, you may wish to familiarise yourself with the Document management strategy for SharePoint and OneDrive.

We will use MS Teams for the training session. The trainer will send a link for you to access the session nearer the time.

Tue 23

This virtual session will cover the following:

  • How we use OneDrive, SharePoint and Microsoft Teams when managing documents at Development & Alumni Relations
  • An overview of using OneDrive, SharePoint & Microsoft Teams
  • Provide guidance and best practices on how to find, share & manage documents
  • Provide guidance and best practices on syncing, using Team Chat, shortcuts and downloading

Many areas of the document management strategy will be covered in the training. However, you may wish to familiarise yourself with the Document management strategy for SharePoint and OneDrive.

We will use MS Teams for the training session. The trainer will send a link for you to access the session nearer the time.

Wed 24

This classroom session will cover the following:

  • How we use OneDrive, SharePoint and Microsoft Teams when managing documents at Development & Alumni Relations
  • An overview of using OneDrive, SharePoint & Microsoft Teams
  • Provide guidance and best practices on how to find, share & manage documents
  • Provide guidance and best practices on syncing, using Team Chat, shortcuts and downloading

Many areas of the document management strategy will be covered in the training. However, you may wish to familiarise yourself with the Document management strategy for SharePoint and OneDrive.

May 2024

Tue 7

This classroom session will cover the following:

  • How we use OneDrive, SharePoint and Microsoft Teams when managing documents at Development & Alumni Relations
  • An overview of using OneDrive, SharePoint & Microsoft Teams
  • Provide guidance and best practices on how to find, share & manage documents
  • Provide guidance and best practices on syncing, using Team Chat, shortcuts and downloading

Many areas of the document management strategy will be covered in the training. However, you may wish to familiarise yourself with the Document management strategy for SharePoint and OneDrive.

Tue 14

This classroom session will cover the following:

  • How we use OneDrive, SharePoint and Microsoft Teams when managing documents at Development & Alumni Relations
  • An overview of using OneDrive, SharePoint & Microsoft Teams
  • Provide guidance and best practices on how to find, share & manage documents
  • Provide guidance and best practices on syncing, using Team Chat, shortcuts and downloading

Many areas of the document management strategy will be covered in the training. However, you may wish to familiarise yourself with the Document management strategy for SharePoint and OneDrive.

Wed 15
Development & Alumni Relations: Effective Email Writing new [Full] 09:30 - 17:00 Development and Alumni Relations: Great Ouse

Email is a problem that is hiding in plain sight. We all use email every day. Yet, too often, email fails to be the effective communication tool it deserves to be.

In this intensive, practical session, we’ll show you how to produce effective communications. You will leave the session to:

  • easily build a logical structure into emails and letters
  • write clearer responses that result in fewer escalations
  • get your message across, whatever you’re writing
  • match your tone and level of language precisely to each reader

and much more!

The workshop includes a pre-course individual writing analysis to help identify areas for improvement.

Tue 21

This classroom session will cover the following:

  • How we use OneDrive, SharePoint and Microsoft Teams when managing documents at Development & Alumni Relations
  • An overview of using OneDrive, SharePoint & Microsoft Teams
  • Provide guidance and best practices on how to find, share & manage documents
  • Provide guidance and best practices on syncing, using Team Chat, shortcuts and downloading

Many areas of the document management strategy will be covered in the training. However, you may wish to familiarise yourself with the Document management strategy for SharePoint and OneDrive.

Wed 29

This classroom session will cover the following:

  • How we use OneDrive, SharePoint and Microsoft Teams when managing documents at Development & Alumni Relations
  • An overview of using OneDrive, SharePoint & Microsoft Teams
  • Provide guidance and best practices on how to find, share & manage documents
  • Provide guidance and best practices on syncing, using Team Chat, shortcuts and downloading

Many areas of the document management strategy will be covered in the training. However, you may wish to familiarise yourself with the Document management strategy for SharePoint and OneDrive.

June 2024

Tue 4
Development and Alumni Relations: Major Gift Officer Learning Series new (3 of 4) Not bookable 09:00 - 17:00 Homerton College

An intensive programme providing skills based training on capabilities and strategies for major gift fundraising within the University and Colleges.

The programme consists of four sessions over a five month period;

  • Session 1 - Donor-Centred Philanthropy
  • Session 2 - Optimising the In-Person Meeting
  • Sessions 3 & 4 - Driving Meaningful Commitment
Wed 5
Development and Alumni Relations: Major Gift Officer Learning Series new (4 of 4) Not bookable 10:00 - 16:00 Homerton College

An intensive programme providing skills based training on capabilities and strategies for major gift fundraising within the University and Colleges.

The programme consists of four sessions over a five month period;

  • Session 1 - Donor-Centred Philanthropy
  • Session 2 - Optimising the In-Person Meeting
  • Sessions 3 & 4 - Driving Meaningful Commitment

This virtual session will cover the following:

  • How we use OneDrive, SharePoint and Microsoft Teams when managing documents at Development & Alumni Relations
  • An overview of using OneDrive, SharePoint & Microsoft Teams
  • Provide guidance and best practices on how to find, share & manage documents
  • Provide guidance and best practices on syncing, using Team Chat, shortcuts and downloading

Many areas of the document management strategy will be covered in the training. However, you may wish to familiarise yourself with the Document management strategy for SharePoint and OneDrive.

We will use MS Teams for the training session. The trainer will send a link for you to access the session nearer the time.

Mon 10
Development & Alumni Relations: Effective Email Writing new [Places] 09:30 - 17:00 Development and Alumni Relations: Great Ouse

Email is a problem that is hiding in plain sight. We all use email every day. Yet, too often, email fails to be the effective communication tool it deserves to be.

In this intensive, practical session, we’ll show you how to produce effective communications. You will leave the session to:

  • easily build a logical structure into emails and letters
  • write clearer responses that result in fewer escalations
  • get your message across, whatever you’re writing
  • match your tone and level of language precisely to each reader

and much more!

The workshop includes a pre-course individual writing analysis to help identify areas for improvement.

Wed 19
Development & Alumni Relations: Effective Email Writing new [Places] 09:30 - 17:00 Development and Alumni Relations: Great Ouse

Email is a problem that is hiding in plain sight. We all use email every day. Yet, too often, email fails to be the effective communication tool it deserves to be.

In this intensive, practical session, we’ll show you how to produce effective communications. You will leave the session to:

  • easily build a logical structure into emails and letters
  • write clearer responses that result in fewer escalations
  • get your message across, whatever you’re writing
  • match your tone and level of language precisely to each reader

and much more!

The workshop includes a pre-course individual writing analysis to help identify areas for improvement.