Courses

a summary of my workshops - all on one page

 

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For those who like to get down to brass tacks, here is a listing of the workshop information. These are examples taken from the more detailed training pages and presented all in one place. If there's something you like the look of, or if you need something more specific, drop me a line - I develop bespoke and unique programmes to meet people's specific requirements.

 

Click on the section titles to see example workshops for each or you can scroll down (links may not work on all mobile devices)

resilience and confidence

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Photo licensed by Chris Combes under Creative Commons

Resilience - how to get back in the saddle - a 1/2, 1 or 2d workshop to develop awareness of helpful patterns and practice overcoming real obstacles

Developing confidence and assertiveness - a 1/2 or 1d workshop - assembling a road map for personal confidence and confident communication

Developing resilience in others - a 90 minute briefing for managers, leaders and supervisors

Personal effectiveness  - a 1/2 d session examining nerves, anxiety and stress management

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Leadership

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Image by Chris Combes, Creative Commons License

Personal leadership - a 1d event on leadership style, direction and effectiveness

Leading change - 1d working with models and experiences of change and working through it positively with others

Leader as coach - a 1/2 or 1d workshop introducing coaching and mentoring skills in the context of leadership

Leading others - a 1, 2 or 3d workshop looking at ways to engage, motivate, communicate and work with others

Standing out from the crowd - a 3d workshop involving personal leadership, leading others and collaboration as well as action learning

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Mindfulness

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LadyDragonfly licensed this under Creative Commons

Mindfulness - an introduction - a 1/2 or 1d workshop introducing a number of different mindfulness-based practices

Notice, notice, notice - a 1 or 2 hour taster session bringing in elements of mindfulness, spontaneity and play

Personal effectiveness - a 1/2d event looking at anxiety, nerves, relaxation and rethinking unhelpful habits

Developing confidence - a 1/2d session bringing mindfulness to difficult situations

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Collaboration

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Image licensed under Creative Commons but no author is given

Collaborating successfully with others - a 1-day workshop on perspectives, culture, trust and challenges to collaboration

Bridging the divide - a fast paced workshop to develop the skills of teamwork, negotiation, collaboration & communication

Creativity in collaboration - a 90 minutes taster or full day session on working constructively and creatively and impact

Influence & negotiation - how to get out of your own way - a 1/2 or 1d event on achieving mutually satisfactory outcomes

Communicating clearly and confidently - a 1/2 or 1d workshop

Conflict resolution and having difficult conversations - introducing a number of simple and powerful methods for seeing different perspectives and creatively addressing conflict

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training coaches and mentors

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Photo licensed under Creative Commons by Nick Webley

Coaching, mentoring and supervision - integrating these approaches into management and supervision over a 2 day interactive workshop

Mentoring skills for managers - 2 days of practical application of coaching and mentoring skills with a period of fieldwork and practice between

Leader as coach - a 1/2-day sample or 1-day introduction, to the use of core coaching competencies in a leadership role

Developing resilience in others - a highly dynamic 90 minute introduction to five big ideas from coaching and mentoring that can greatly enhance the relationship of manager and supervisor with the people around them

Action learning & group coaching - I train facilitators of action learning and coaching groups, and facilitate them myself

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Researcher Development

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Photo Michael D Beckwith, Creative Commons

How to do a doctorate - a 1 hr lecture and 1 or 2d experiential workshop covering all aspects of orienting researchers to a successful doctoral experience

Completing with confidence - finishing your doctorate on time - a 1 d workshop looking at the completion and viva process and overcoming challenges to completion

Developing resilience in postgraduate researchers - a fast-paced 90 minutes introduction to ideas from coaching and mentoring that enhance the supervisory relationship

Deciphering the doctorate - a 1/2 day session to review and learn from the experience of pursuing the doctorate and to set in place plans for the time ahead

Vitae programmes - regular director, facilitator and tutor for Effective Researcher (for PGRs and Research Staff), Broadening Horizons, Making Your Mark (research impact), Leadership in Action, GRAD schools

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Personal effectiveness

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Beverley Goodwin, photo Licensed under Creative Commons

Time and self management - a one day workshop that brings in aspects of focus and direction, psychology, motivation, time allocation and task management

Overcoming procrastination - a half- or 1-day programme that looks at the causes and methods for procrastination and that brings in tools for positively engaging with the situations, tasks and responsibilities that people put off time and again

Stress management - a half or full day on building awareness and choice around the difficult situations people face - introducing mindfulness, psychology and practical steps to take

Motivation and you - a 1/2 or 1- day exploration of what motivates and how to build on that awareness - bringing in values, push and pull and a number of tools proven to enhance people's connection and drive towards their goals

Managing a research project - a 1/2, 1- or 2- day programme looking at fundamental tools in project management, the challenges people face and working with stakeholders and collaborators

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creative thinking

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BrickSet license this photo under Creative Commons

Developing practical creativity - a 1-day workshop that introduces a scheme of managing the entire creative process from ideas to delivery, bringing in the required attitudes and methods for each

Problem solving - 5 useful ways to widen your options - a 1-day workshop that explores five straightforward pieces of advice for creative and pragmatic thinking in a highly hands-on, experiential style

Real creativity - a practical approach to problem solving - this 2-day programme has been quite transformational for many participants, widening their view of challenges and providing an environment and tools for thinking differently and creating new options

Improvisation - creativity, play and producing results - a 1/2-, 1- or 2-day experience of the mindset, skills and tools that allow us to generate quite remarkable feats of creativity and collaboration in a spontaneous, supportive and collaborative way; enhancing the ability to respond to ever-changing situations, the unexpected and to enjoy and embrace ambiguity and change as a creative opportunity rather than something to be feared

Creativity in collaboration - a 90 minutes taster or full day session on working constructively, creatively and with awareness of our impact

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International and cross-cultural programmes

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Photo by Tom Page, Licensed under Creative Commons

Strange new world - 90 minutes of reflection, interaction and discussion on the nature of culture shock and how to adapt

My way or your way? - A 1/2 day exploration of culture, rules and navigating different norms and expectations

Negotiating an international agreement - a 1d workshop on culture, communication, influence and negotiation

International doctoral schools - bringing together the different aspects of learning in a 5 day residential format for candidates from different European universities

Collaborating and communicating across disciplines - a workshop for those involved in communicating and setting up multi-disciplinary projects

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MBTI and Type

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Type and teams - I often use the MBTI tool as a means of investigating people's different preferences and so to design an ever more effective way of working among colleagues. These days bring in practical elements of type and teams, communication, change, leadership and problem solving.

Type for researchers - introducing the theory and practical implications of type to small or large groups ranging from 12 to 80 people. In this workshop, people work through the different elements of the model and self assess, working with colleagues on activities specifically geared to the research environment

Type and leadership - either as a stand alone event or woven through my leadership programmes, the assessment sheds light on how people like to lead and be lead. Different aspects of preference, possible blind spots and impact on others are all brought to life through experiential activities, reflection and pragmatic discussion

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careers

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Photo found under a Creative Commons search (anonymous author)

Breaking the career rules - dropping what holds you back

A values-based career - what's really important to you?

Starting your own enterprise and self employment

Interview and CV workshops

Broadening Horizons - a 2-day workshop on widening career options

Where to now? A four-day programme over several months from identifying your career path to securing a position

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enterprise and sustainable development

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An introduction to sustainability - a 1hr taster combining activities and and the major concepts behind sustainability

Business beyond the bottom line - a collaborative project between three universities, this highly interactive workshop takes participants through the core ideas of social and values-based enterprise, visits actual enterprises and has groups devise their own projects and develop them into viable activities that are scrutinised by experts in the field

Bridging the divide - a fast-paced 3hr or 1d workshop with sustainability, collaboration and commercial awareness running throughout the highly interactive process

Sustainability in practice - a 1 or 2-day programme that makes sustainability practical - exploring the motivation, core concepts, challenges and opportunities

Being enterprising - innovation and initiative- a highly interactive, programme that develops enterprising attitudes, skills and practices as well as devising business ideas, so participants can set their sights firmly on the future they want

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