Category Archives: Learning & Development

Using Email Read Receipts

This is one of those things that you may be doing without realising what a nuisance it can be for those receiving your emails.

I’m talking about using “Request a Delivery Receipt” and “Request a Read Receipt” by default – ie, using them for every message you send.

This becomes a real nuisance for your recipient because they have to acknowledge , or “approve”, the receipt for every email of yours that they read (and they can choose not to send the receipt). So it becomes especially tiresome if they have a back-and-forth email exchange with you.

Of course, you may need to use this feature from time to time, but try to avoid using it as the default.

You can find them when you create a new email message, on the Options Ribbon:

Don’t be a nuisance – leave these switched off by Default.

For great time-saving tips, look up:
Being more efficient with your technology
Archive of Tech Tips
Technology Information for Staff website

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2019 Vice Chancellor’s General Staff Development Awards – Applications Open

The 2019 Vice-Chancellor’s General Staff Development Awards & the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Awards are now open for applications.

For full details, and the application forms, please refer to the VC General Staff Development Awards page under the Learning and Development intranet, or Health, Safety and Wellbeing Awards page on the Health and Safety Intranet.

Applications close 4 pm, Wednesday 17 July 2019.

For any further queries, please email learningdevelopment@canterbury.ac.nz

Introductory Data Analysis Workshop Using R

The Statistical Consulting Unit is having another run of its popular `Data Analysis Using R´ workshops.

The workshops are free and directed primarily at postgraduate students and members of staff, who need to improve their data analytic skills.

The next Introductory Data Analysis Workshop will take place on Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 July between 10am – 3pm, and will cover fundamental statistical concepts, such as sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, p-values and confidence intervals, as well as introduce linear regression and analysis of variance (ANOVA). No prior knowledge of R is required.

To register or for further information, please write to Daniel Gerhard at daniel.gerhard@canterbury.ac.nz.

Looking for something on the Intranet?

If you are looking for something on the Intranet, here’s a great reminder:

Searching on the Intranet


For great time-saving tips, look up:
Being more efficient with your technology
Archive of Tech Tips
Technology Information for Staff website

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Building Meaningful Resilience at Work

Attend this 1.5 hour session on designing a more holistic approach to building resilience at work.

Date: Thursday 20 June 2019
Time: 5.30pm – 6.00pm registrations, and 6.00pm – 7.00pm Presentation
Venue: Ilam Homestead, in the upstairs meeting room
Cost: $5.00 entry fee
Organisers: New Zealand Association for Training and Development

During this workshop, Building Meaningful Resilience at Work, Kathryn Jackson will share her accidental journey into the world of resilience at work, explore how to create a more tailored approach for your business and hopefully convince you to consider a universal approach for your training solutions in this area.

Expect to leave with:

    • A better understanding of what wellbeing and resilience at work is
    • Some tools and resources that you can use immediately
    • Ideas for how you might design a more holistic approach to building resilience at work.

Click here to register for the event.