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Wed 15 May – Tue 28 May

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Wednesday 15 May

09:15
Introduction to Lean in HE: Making Improvements in the Workplace (in person) Finished 09:15 - 16:30 Greenwich House, Heidelberg Room

The course is designed to give participants an overview of the history and principles of the Lean methodology, and an explanation of some of the basic tools used to make improvements to processes. This session will provide some basic tools that can be used immediately to facilitate a continuous improvement way of working

This course is accredited with the LCS (Lean Competency System), a certificate will be provided on completion of a short assessment.

Details regarding LCS can be found here - https://www.leancompetency.org/

10:00
Learning at Work Week - Career Crafting Finished 10:00 - 11:00 N/A - MS Teams

An interactive and thought provoking session about exploring ways to shape your job into the career you love.

A notebook and a pen are required. Be prepared to participate, reflect and note things down.

11:00

One of the most important parts of a manager’s role is to support the development of others. This sounds like it should be easy but it can be trickier than it sounds. Come along and listen to some experienced managers discussing how they motivate and develop their teams.

12:00

Imagine your manager has asked you to achieve a certain goal by a particular time, with or without a budget, and you'll need to involve multiple groups of people. Where do you start and how do you create a project framework to set yourself up for success?

What are the key elements for a successful project?

Join us for the basics of how to organise a simple project- a chance to hear advice and guidance from experienced project managers and ask your questions

Look forward to seeing you there!

12:30
Learning at Work Week - Magic Squares: How to Crochet a Granny Square Finished 12:30 - 13:30 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

A practical session where you will learn to crochet a Granny Square. Once you know the humble Granny Square you can make numerous projects - more than just blankets!

If you have a crochet hook and yarn please bring it with you on the day, if not materials will be provided. No previous experience or knowledge necessary.

14:30
Learning at Work Week - Self Coaching Finished 14:30 - 15:30 CPMO: MS Teams

Self-coaching for personal and professional growth empowers participants with vital skills and tools to proactively navigate their development journey with purpose and effectiveness.

Thursday 16 May

10:00
Learning at Work Week - The Power of Failure Finished 10:00 - 10:45 CPMO: MS Teams

Looking at how to turn failure into a positive rather than a negative. Discover the genuine benefits of failure. Guidance and techniques to show how to identify failure early and understand it.

11:00
Learning at Work Week - Building your Career Confidence Finished 11:00 - 12:00 N/A - online webinar

Confidence is one the skills that helps us to overcome the challenges and constraints that come our way as part of a squiggly career. Increasing our confidence gives us the belief to make the most of opportunities and be curious and ambitious about where our careers can take us.

Join bestselling author and podcaster Sarah Ellis from Amazing If in this career programme as we discuss how you can cage your confidence gremlins (the limiting beliefs that hold us back).

12:30

An interactive session to signpost some of the many training and development options open to you and some options to consider reflecting on your career and progress.

A Q+A session will be held at the end for any specific queries.

Learning at Work Week - Magic Squares: How to Crochet a Granny Square Finished 12:30 - 13:30 Greenwich House, Jaffna Room

A practical session where you will learn to crochet a Granny Square. Once you know the humble Granny Square you can make numerous projects - more than just blankets!

If you have a crochet hook and yarn please bring it with you on the day, if not materials will be provided. No previous experience or knowledge necessary.

14:00

The panel discussion on 'Developing Your Emotional Intelligence' offers participants invaluable insights and practical strategies from a diverse array of leaders, cultivating essential skills in self-awareness, empathy, and effective communication crucial for both personal and professional advancement.

14:30
Learning at Work Week - Magic Squares: How to Crochet a Granny Square Finished 14:30 - 15:30 Greenwich House, Jaffna Room

A practical session where you will learn to crochet a Granny Square. Once you know the humble Granny Square you can make numerous projects - more than just blankets!

If you have a crochet hook and yarn please bring it with you on the day, if not materials will be provided. No previous experience or knowledge necessary.

15:00
Learning at Work Week - The Muslim prayer - A private conversation with God Finished 15:00 - 16:00 Greenwich House, Cairo Room

Find out about a day in a Muslim's life and how the prayer is not only a pivotol part but a lot more than that!

Friday 17 May

09:00
Drop In Session - Continuous Improvement Finished 09:00 - 10:00 CPMO: MS Teams

A series of 30 minute drop-in sessions to talk with one of the Continuous Improvement team. We offer expert, impartial advice relating all things process improvement and want to support our colleagues on their own continuous improvement journeys.

Please note, these sessions are informal, 1-2-1 meetings where colleagues can ask for advice and guidance from the team. These are not workshops or taught sessions.

The team will be available 9-10 and 4-5 every Tuesday and Friday - each hour can be split into two sessions of 30 minutes depending on demand.

11:00
Learning at Work Week - SuperSTAR Interview Skills Finished 11:00 - 12:00 N/A - MS Teams

An interactive session exploring ways in which you can prepare yourself for interviews, considering both the practical and the mental preparation to help you achieve the best possible interview you could have.

Be prepared to participate in breakout rooms.

14:00
Learning at Work Week - Managing Challenging Conversations Finished 14:00 - 15:30 CPMO: MS Teams

Many of us struggle with having potentially difficult conversations whether because of the fear of ‘getting it wrong’ or not knowing how to approach a situation objectively and with care. This sometimes results in issues not being addressed, which in turn can be detrimental to the individual, the team and, ultimately, the organisation. This practical 90-minute session aims to provide the structure, tools and tips to improve their skills to manage challenging conversations.

Be prepared to participate in Breakout Rooms.

16:00
Drop In Session - Continuous Improvement Finished 16:00 - 17:00 CPMO: MS Teams

A series of 30 minute drop-in sessions to talk with one of the Continuous Improvement team. We offer expert, impartial advice relating all things process improvement and want to support our colleagues on their own continuous improvement journeys.

Please note, these sessions are informal, 1-2-1 meetings where colleagues can ask for advice and guidance from the team. These are not workshops or taught sessions.

The team will be available 9-10 and 4-5 every Tuesday and Friday - each hour can be split into two sessions of 30 minutes depending on demand.

Tuesday 21 May

09:00
Drop In Session - Continuous Improvement Finished 09:00 - 10:00 CPMO: MS Teams

A series of 30 minute drop-in sessions to talk with one of the Continuous Improvement team. We offer expert, impartial advice relating all things process improvement and want to support our colleagues on their own continuous improvement journeys.

Please note, these sessions are informal, 1-2-1 meetings where colleagues can ask for advice and guidance from the team. These are not workshops or taught sessions.

The team will be available 9-10 and 4-5 every Tuesday and Friday - each hour can be split into two sessions of 30 minutes depending on demand.

14:00
Leadership and Management Community of Practice Launch Event Finished 14:00 - 16:00 Postdoc Centre @ Eddington, Multi Function Space

We believe in the people at the heart of what we do, and we believe in the importance of leadership and management. The CoP will aim to champion best practice, build on communal expertise, and provide support across the diversity of our staff. We will work alongside the change programmes, supporting those with leadership and management roles in making the most of those programmes, and helping the University to continue to thrive. The Community of Practice will run events, encourage ongoing conversation amongst peers and provide feedback / requests to central teams, advocating for change in a constructive way. To launch the Community of Practice, we are excited to be hosting our first event at The Postdoc Academy, Eddington on Tuesday 21st May. Join us to celebrate the new CoP, meet colleagues & learn more!

16:00
Drop In Session - Continuous Improvement Finished 16:00 - 17:00 CPMO: MS Teams

A series of 30 minute drop-in sessions to talk with one of the Continuous Improvement team. We offer expert, impartial advice relating all things process improvement and want to support our colleagues on their own continuous improvement journeys.

Please note, these sessions are informal, 1-2-1 meetings where colleagues can ask for advice and guidance from the team. These are not workshops or taught sessions.

The team will be available 9-10 and 4-5 every Tuesday and Friday - each hour can be split into two sessions of 30 minutes depending on demand.

Wednesday 22 May

10:00

A Community of Practice (CoP) is a group of people who share a common passion, set of problems, or interest in a topic and who come together to fulfil both individual and group goals. 

CoPs bring colleagues together in order to:

  • Create support networks
  • Learn and grow their skills
  • Share knowledge and join up related work
  • Share common approaches
  • Collaborate and innovate, and create better practices for everyone.

Come along to this session to find out more about how CoPs are being established and embedded at Cambridge, and the ways in which they could help you and those who you work with to achieve your objectives. There will be the opportunity to ask questions, share ideas for potential new CoPs and learn more about this exciting new area of development in the University.

Thursday 23 May

12:00
The Squiggly Careers - Podcast Group new [Places] 12:00 - 13:00 CPMO: MS Teams

You've heard of a book group, but how about one for podcasts? In these sessions we will focus on a different episode from the wonderful Squiggly Careers Amazing If podcasts, which includes over 300 episodes on career based topics ranging from coaching and confidence, to strength and values.

Before each session you will be sent a link to a podcast episode to listen to and reflect upon. During the session you will be led through a selection of tasks/exercises recommended in the episode Pod Sheet. You will have the opportunity to work on these individually and then reflect back as a group.

Session 8: How to cage your confidence gremlins

In this episode podcast hosts talk about common gremlins that can mean we stall or get stuck in our careers and some of the ‘foods’ (people, past, and places) that grow our gremlins. They share 3 ideas for how you can cage your gremlins so you can explore your potential and possibilities in a squiggly career.

Friday 24 May

09:00
Drop In Session - Continuous Improvement [Places] 09:00 - 10:00 CPMO: MS Teams

A series of 30 minute drop-in sessions to talk with one of the Continuous Improvement team. We offer expert, impartial advice relating all things process improvement and want to support our colleagues on their own continuous improvement journeys.

Please note, these sessions are informal, 1-2-1 meetings where colleagues can ask for advice and guidance from the team. These are not workshops or taught sessions.

The team will be available 9-10 and 4-5 every Tuesday and Friday - each hour can be split into two sessions of 30 minutes depending on demand.

16:00
Drop In Session - Continuous Improvement [Places] 16:00 - 17:00 CPMO: MS Teams

A series of 30 minute drop-in sessions to talk with one of the Continuous Improvement team. We offer expert, impartial advice relating all things process improvement and want to support our colleagues on their own continuous improvement journeys.

Please note, these sessions are informal, 1-2-1 meetings where colleagues can ask for advice and guidance from the team. These are not workshops or taught sessions.

The team will be available 9-10 and 4-5 every Tuesday and Friday - each hour can be split into two sessions of 30 minutes depending on demand.

Tuesday 28 May

09:00
Drop In Session - Continuous Improvement [Places] 09:00 - 10:00 CPMO: MS Teams

A series of 30 minute drop-in sessions to talk with one of the Continuous Improvement team. We offer expert, impartial advice relating all things process improvement and want to support our colleagues on their own continuous improvement journeys.

Please note, these sessions are informal, 1-2-1 meetings where colleagues can ask for advice and guidance from the team. These are not workshops or taught sessions.

The team will be available 9-10 and 4-5 every Tuesday and Friday - each hour can be split into two sessions of 30 minutes depending on demand.

09:15
TECHNICIANS: Introduction to Lean in HE: Making Improvements in the Workplace (in person) [Places] 09:15 - 16:30 Greenwich House, Heidelberg/Granada (Combined) Room

The course is designed to give participants an overview of the history and principles of the Lean methodology, and an explanation of some of the basic tools used to make improvements to processes. This session will provide some basic tools that can be used immediately to facilitate a continuous improvement way of working

This course is accredited with the LCS (Lean Competency System), a certificate will be provided on completion of a short assessment.

Details regarding LCS can be found here - https://www.leancompetency.org/

10:00
Lean Escape Room new [Places] 10:00 - 11:00 Greenwich House, Auckland Room

Are you interested in Lean thinking? Maybe you fancy a refresher? If you can you remember your Wastes and your 5 Whys (or even if you can't!), come and put your skills to the test with the Lean Escape Room!

Taking place in Greenwich House initially, there will be several opportunities over two days to pit your wits against clues and Lean puzzles.

This is a hands-on challenge in under an hour for your team or workmates (up to 5 per room), this Lean Escape Room has been developed using ideas from our LeanHE friends from The University of Tromso.

11:15
Lean Escape Room new [Places] 11:15 - 12:15 Greenwich House, Auckland Room

Are you interested in Lean thinking? Maybe you fancy a refresher? If you can you remember your Wastes and your 5 Whys (or even if you can't!), come and put your skills to the test with the Lean Escape Room!

Taking place in Greenwich House initially, there will be several opportunities over two days to pit your wits against clues and Lean puzzles.

This is a hands-on challenge in under an hour for your team or workmates (up to 5 per room), this Lean Escape Room has been developed using ideas from our LeanHE friends from The University of Tromso.

13:00
Lean Escape Room new [Places] 13:00 - 14:00 Greenwich House, Auckland Room

Are you interested in Lean thinking? Maybe you fancy a refresher? If you can you remember your Wastes and your 5 Whys (or even if you can't!), come and put your skills to the test with the Lean Escape Room!

Taking place in Greenwich House initially, there will be several opportunities over two days to pit your wits against clues and Lean puzzles.

This is a hands-on challenge in under an hour for your team or workmates (up to 5 per room), this Lean Escape Room has been developed using ideas from our LeanHE friends from The University of Tromso.

14:15
Lean Escape Room new [Full] 14:15 - 15:15 Greenwich House, Auckland Room

Are you interested in Lean thinking? Maybe you fancy a refresher? If you can you remember your Wastes and your 5 Whys (or even if you can't!), come and put your skills to the test with the Lean Escape Room!

Taking place in Greenwich House initially, there will be several opportunities over two days to pit your wits against clues and Lean puzzles.

This is a hands-on challenge in under an hour for your team or workmates (up to 5 per room), this Lean Escape Room has been developed using ideas from our LeanHE friends from The University of Tromso.

16:00
Lean Escape Room new [Places] 16:00 - 17:00 Greenwich House, Auckland Room

Are you interested in Lean thinking? Maybe you fancy a refresher? If you can you remember your Wastes and your 5 Whys (or even if you can't!), come and put your skills to the test with the Lean Escape Room!

Taking place in Greenwich House initially, there will be several opportunities over two days to pit your wits against clues and Lean puzzles.

This is a hands-on challenge in under an hour for your team or workmates (up to 5 per room), this Lean Escape Room has been developed using ideas from our LeanHE friends from The University of Tromso.