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We need your help to get UC staff 20% off memberships at CCC Pools/Fitness Centres!

  • Do you have a current membership to CCC pools/fitness centres?
  • Do they know you are UC staff?

Once we have 10 UC staff signed up, we all get 20% off our memberships! All you need to do is email Lou Murray (CCC Rec & Sport Membership Administrator) with your CCC membership number so they can flag you as UC staff. There are already 8 of us, so we just need 2 more people to get the discount. If you are considering becoming a member…read on!

With a multi-membership you can use the pools (including the Swimsmart adult lessons), the fitness centres and the group fitness classes at any of the four CCC Recreation & Sport Centres (Jellie Park, Graham Condon, Pioneer and Taiora QEII). You also receive a free personal programme, which includes a tailored plan to meet your goals, and a free follow-up appointment every 12 weeks.

I am also a member of UC RecCentre and LOVE IT, but find it’s great having a CCC membership as well, because I can use their spas/sauna rooms, pools, and saves money when I want to take the kids swimming during the school holidays. It’s a good option in the weekends because I have a CCC centre close to home. They have flexible payment options too.

Lou has already offered to provide staff some free passes, so you can try before you buy. They are exhibiting at The Fitness Expo on Saturday 6 October at Horncastle Arena where they will have giveaways.

Click here for info about membership options and prices.

 

 

Free careers seminar for parents of teens

Guiding teenagers through the various career and study options available to them in the modern world can be a challenge, but UC’s Careers team can help.

Its free Parents as Career Educators seminars are on in August, where UC Career Consultants will talk with parents and caregivers of secondary school aged students (Years 9-13) about how to support their rangatahi in making informed decisions about their futures. 

The seminars will cover:

  • The world of work: looking forward
  • How to make informed career decisions now and in the future
  • How parents can assist
  • Career development resources 

This seminar will be held in the Engineering Core on UC’s Ōtautahi Christchurch campus at 7pm on Thursday 9 August and repeated on 16 and 23 August – so choose the one date that suits you best. 

UC staff and their friends are welcome to attend. Register online via the events website.

Want tickets to the Crusader’s Semis match this weekend?

The  Crusaders are playing the Hurricanes this Saturday at AMI Stadium, and the UC Events team have got 5 x double passes up for grabs.

But be quick as it’s first in, first served – the passes will awarded to the first 5 people to email events@canterbury,ac.nz.

Ticket collection will be 3.30pm Friday 27 July – winners will be emailed with further details.

2018 VC General staff awards close Friday 27 July

Applications for the VC Awards close this Friday, so if you are attending or presenting at a conference, undertaking specialised training, or even taking part in a staff exchange, then get in quick.


The VC Awards are a chance to be recognised for your interest and upcoming participation in professional development that is exceptional and will benefit you, your team, your department and UC.

For more details and the application criteria for the Awards, please visit the Learning and Development webpage here or apply here.


If you have any questions or comments on this or other professional development opportunities, we would love to hear from you.

Please email learningdevelopment@canterbury.ac.nz.

 

Does your Coaching = Outcomes?

Register now for the Coaching Conversations Programme

Dates
Wednesday 25 July, 9.00am – 4.30pm with a follow up on Wednesday 29 August 9.00 – 11.00am

About
Coaching is a constructive way to inspire and motivate, boost
performance, assist staff to deal with issues and challenges, and
support people to meet their performance and team goals.

The Coaching Conversations Programme covers:

  • Enhancing your communication/interaction skills
  • Giving quality feedback and acknowledging people
  • Working with people to identify solutions to the issues they face
  • Coaching people who are performing well, how to keep them on track, how to motivate them and how to stretch them, and
    coaching where people need to lift their performance
  • Practical tools for a range of coaching conversations – long-term coaching, coaching ‘in the moment’, one-off opportunities.

Not quite what you are looking for?
Follow the link here to view what courses, workshops and programmes are available via the learning and development website, or email learningdevelopment@canterbury.ac.nz.