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A curated collection of recommended courses by Researcher Development as part of the University of Cambridge's subscription to LinkedIn Learning.

The collection can be accessed here.

Presentation Skills Toolkit: Online Self-taught Booking not required

You've got interesting research to share, but is anyone listening?!

Presenting your research is an essential skills for a researcher, be it with your peers, at a major conference, or even to a room full of schoolchildren. This online toolkit covers a whole range of performance and presentation techniques for you to work through and incorporate into your presentations, in your own time. From crafting a story to handling the dreaded Q&A, there’s guaranteed to be something there to help you improve your presentations.

If you particularly struggle with the performance aspects of giving a presentation and don't feel comfortable talking in front of others, then you may also like to attend the Better Presentations workshop.


Outcomes:

  • Understand how to create a compelling presentation
  • Know some practical tips for giving an engaging performance
  • Understand how to continue improving with each presentation


How to Access the Course

In order to enrol for the Presentation Skills Toolkit, you will need an enrolment key.


Please use the appropriate key for your School.

Life Sciences: PSLS-pst20
Physical Sciences and Technology: SPST-pst20
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: AHSS-pst20

You can access the course and enrol at the following link: https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=129841



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Development & Alumni Relations: Recharge Communication new Thu 27 Feb 2020   11:00 Finished

This course is about recharging your communication. It will cover:

  • Determine what effective communication means. Where do we start?
  • How to strengthen the relationships most important to us; work & home
  • Defusing difficult conversations; How to respond to difficult behaviour
  • The power of Active Listening to understand and communicate meaning more effectively

Successfully managing upwards depends on your confidence, diplomacy and influencing skills.

This workshop will empower you to handle tricky situations with your manager or colleagues:

  • Benefits of ‘managing up’, what’s in it for you and them?
  • Agreeing priorities and setting realistic expectations and boundaries
  • Influencing when you don’t have authority
  • Getting clarity on delegated work and appreciating the difficulties colleagues may be facing
  • Challenging decisions in a way that is solutions-focussed and enables an open two-way discussion

You will also learn how to adapt to different personal styles in order to build an effective working relationships and understand how different drivers and motivators may affect someone else’s thinking, (why do they do that?).



Related courses provided by PPD Personal and Professional Development




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.


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.

Demonstrating Mutual Respect new Mon 16 Nov 2020   11:30 [Places]


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 live session will explore these questions and consider the skills and knowledge each of us can use and embed in our everyday interactions with others.

Feedback Model: Bitesize Self-taught Booking not required

Feedback Model: Bitesize

PPD bitesize online 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 courses and more in-depth online modules.

Feedback Tips: Bitesize Self-taught Booking not required

Feedback Tips: Bitesize

PPD bitesize online 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 courses 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 online 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 courses and more in-depth online modules.

A LinkedIn Learning course on Communication and Effective Emails, curated by PPD.

This is provided by the University of Cambridge subscription to LinkedIn Learning.

Please note that your training record on LinkedIn Learning will not currently be available via your training record within the University Training Booking System (UTBS).

A LinkedIn Learning course on Leadership and Management – Feedback Skills, curated by PPD.

This is provided by the University of Cambridge subscription to LinkedIn Learning.

Please note that your training record on LinkedIn Learning will not currently be available via your training record within the University Training Booking System (UTBS).

LinkedIn Learning: Negotiating and Influencing new Self-taught Booking not required

A LinkedIn Learning course on Negotiating and Influencing, curated by PPD.

This is provided by the University of Cambridge subscription to LinkedIn Learning.

Please note that your training record on LinkedIn Learning will not currently be available via your training record within the University Training Booking System (UTBS).

Manage a Challenging Conversation: Bitesize Self-taught Booking not required

Manage a Challenging Conversation: Bitesize

PPD bitesize online 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 courses and more in-depth online modules.


For many people having challenging conversations can be difficult and feel uncomfortable; however the ability to be able to talk about sensitive and emotive issues is an integral part of effective line management and can be critical to managing performance, promoting attendance and improving team dynamics.

This course will give you some practical steps to help you handle these conversations better and, where possible, get the right outcome for you, the individual and the University.

Negotiation - An Overview: Bitesize Self-taught Booking not required

Negotiation - An Overview: Bitesize

PPD bitesize online 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 courses and more in-depth online modules.

Communicating clearly and being engaging can be challenging in any work environment. Doing so remotely can be even more difficult. This session will provide you with constructive feedback and tips to refine your speaking style, increase your personal impact, make ‘screen time’ feel more ‘face-to-face’ and address any concerns you may have about your communication skills. Coaching will “zoom in” on the areas you need to focus on, from how you come across onscreen to how to shape and deliver an interesting and effective presentation. Get ‘ready for your close-up’ and feel confident the next time you press “Join Meeting”!

You may find it useful to have completed the Presentation Skills online learning module before attending the session.

It is possible to use this booking page to book one follow-up session for additional support. The course trainer will advise when this may be helpful. Please only book one session at a time.

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Presentation Skills: Online Course Self-taught Bookable


Do you dread speaking in public or giving presentations? Or are you looking to build on your current skills and experience to make your planning and delivery more effective? This course aims to develop your skills, knowledge and confidence in both formal and informal presentation situations e.g. meetings, training sessions and conferences.

This online course provides an opportunity to explore key areas in both preparation and delivery of presentations.

Question Types: Bitesize Self-taught Booking not required

Question Types: Bitesize

PPD bitesize online 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 courses and more in-depth online modules.

Questioning Technique: Bitesize Self-taught Booking not required

Questioning Technique: Bitesize

PPD bitesize online 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 courses and more in-depth online modules.

When Communication Goes Wrong: Bitesize Self-taught Booking not required

When Communication Goes Wrong: Bitesize

PPD bitesize online 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 courses and more in-depth online modules.