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Mental Health Awareness for Heads and Managers

As Heads and Managers you are responsible for the wellbeing of your staff members, and we’re assisting you with the tools to do so through the upcoming Mental Health and Wellbeing Awareness for Heads and Managers course. 

Taking place on Thursday 7 March between 9am – 1pm, this interactive workshop aims to provide participants with fundamental skills to understand and support others who maybe experiencing mental distress and/or mental illness.

Register through your Professional Development tile in UC People, or click here for more information  on the course and Learning Outcomes.


Looking for further Professional Development? The 2019 Learning and Development and Health and Safety workshops are now available.

Email Learning and Development for any queries.

Te Reo Māori for the Workplace – Enrol now!

Te Reo Māori for the Workplace course dates are now confirmed for 2019.

First dates for 2019 are:

There are 6 pairs of modules for the year, get in quick as places fill fast. Further information on the course and how to enrol can be found on our Learning and Development site.


Not quite what you are after?
Look up the Learning and Development intranet, or
email learningdevelopment@canterbury.ac.nz with any queries.

New Workshop: Delegating and Influencing to achieve results

Register for the Delegating and Influencing workshop
on Tuesday 20 November, 9am – 4.30pm.

Delegation is a critical skill for leaders in today’s environment.
Fewer resources, changing motivations, and complex business goals are just a few of the challenges leaders face.

Influencing is another crucial element to successful leaders and teams – whether it’s an innovative breakthrough, a simple process improvement or a change in ‘the way things are done around here’, making it happen requires a strategy.

In this programme, participants learn the skills they need to address these challenges, gain the commitment of team members, develop individual skills and abilities, and enhance the overall capability and capacity of their teams and, ultimately, UC.

Don’t miss out, this course is too good to miss, and this is your last chance to register for at least another 6 months!


Is this course not quite what you are looking for? To see what other programmes are available, visit the Learning and Development website for more information.

 

Vice-Chancellor & Health, Safety and Wellbeing Award Winners 2018

2018 Vice-Chancellor General Staff Development Awards

Alongside Paul O’Flaherty, Executive Director HR | Kaihautū Matua Pūmanawa Tangata, Dr Rod Carr, Vice-Chancellor | Tumu Whakarae  presented awards to the following recipients at the ceremony on 30 August 2018:

  • Rebecca Hurrell
  • Rebecca Warr and Pamela Glover
  • Naomi Wilde
  • Catherine Woods
  • Jace Carson (who was unable to attend)

Held annually, the awards are a chance for our General Staff to be recognised and rewarded for seeking out exceptional professional development opportunities, such as: visits to other higher educational institutions, staff exchanges, specialised training, conferences and more.

Health, Safety & Wellbeing Awards 2018

Dr Rod Carr, Vice-Chancellor | Tumu Whakarae, presented alongside Steve Hunter, Health and Safety Manager, awards to the following recipients at the awards on 30 August 2018:

  • Mary Watson
  • Library H&S Group (Mushtak Dawood accepted on behalf)
  • Michael Sandridge
  • Charmaine Atherfold, Julie Stafford and Dave MacPherson

The Awards are designed to reward and encourage staff members to initiate innovative Health & Safety practices within their Department/Unit/College.

Congratulations to all of our winners 

Calling all early career Academics

Planning Your Career Advancement is a 2-day workshop for Early Career Academics that’s interactive and reflective and is designed to give you time and space to identify your career goals, give context to your position in UC and provide information on support services available to you.

The workshop runs over two days, from 9am – 4.30pm Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 September, 2018, with a networking event from 5-6pm on Wednesday evening.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to attend.
Only one course is run per year!

To find out more about the course and instructions on how
to register, visit the  intranet site here.


Visit our intranet site here if you are interested in what other
Professional Development Opportunities Learning and Development has available?

or email learningdevelopment@canterbury.ac.nz.