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Professional development opportunities: Developing Effective Teaching (DEfT) workshops

As part of UC’s strategic focus on professional development in teaching, Academic Development, E-Learning Support and the Student Support units will be starting a series of short (90 minute) workshops from February aimed at teaching staff.

These workshops will cover commonly encountered teaching issues and dovetail with existing professional development offerings through HR Learning & Development. Topics include, among others, engaging students in class, authentic assessment, online design and content development and writing learning outcomes.

An initial list of the new workshops can be found here, and you can register your interest for a workshop date and time. More workshops on different topics will be added over the course of 2020.

For queries, contact Erik Brogt (Academic Development) or Nick Ford (E-Learning Support)

 

Mindfulness Course for Children

Does your child struggle with anxiety or stress? Would you like to support them to learn skills to enhance their wellbeing?

  • The Psychology Centre is offering Pause Breathe Smile (PBS), a group for children (aged 8-11 years) who struggle with stress and anxiety to develop skills of mindfulness.  PBS is an evidence-based program, developed by the Mental Health Foundation, found to improve focus and attention, enhance self-awareness and reduce stress.
  • The group will run from 4 – 5pm, starting Wednesday 23 October for 8 weeks at the Psychology Centre, University of Canterbury. It requires both child and parent/caregiver to attend and learn together.  The total cost of the program is $200.
  • For more information, please email justine.brougham@canterbury.ac.nz

View the following YouTube clip to hear children explain PBS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awo8jUxIm0c

Further information about the research and benefits of PBS can be found here: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED1707/S00094/pause-breathe-smile-mindfulness-training-will-help.htm

Advanced Data Analysis Workshop

The UC Statistical Consulting Unit is offering a two-day data analysis workshop over 4-5 September from 10am to 3pm (location: TBA).
The workshop extends concepts covered in our Introductory Data Analysis Workshop to include mixed-effects models (useful for repeated measures), and generalised linear models (GLMs, useful for analysing counts and binary responses).
This two-day workshop consists of seminars and computer labs using the statistical software R. The workshop is open to staff and students.
All participants are expected to have good working knowledge of linear models, and a basic understanding of using the statistical software R.
For an introduction to data analysis with R, we highly recommend attending our Introductory Data Analysis Workshop in the next semester before participating in the advanced workshop.

Registration:

Putting the Development Back into Training & Development

NZATD Canterbury Branch invites you to their Event on
Thursday 22 August 2019:

“Putting the Development Back into T&D” – Practical Tips and a smattering of success stories.

Session Overview :  
Diane Edwards arrived at the Ports of Auckland back in 2011 at a time when leadership was in crisis.  She “inherited” staff who had been considered low potential and set about changing the leadership and therefore the culture of the Ports. Eight years on, all of her direct reports from that era have not only moved into the high potential category but have all gone on to be General Managers in their own right, leading high performing teams.

Event Plan

Date:     Thursday 22 August 2019

Time:      5.30 – 6.00 pm : Registration, Networking
6.00 – 7.00 pm : Presentation
  
Venue:    Ilam Homestead (formerly University Staff Club) , 87 Ilam Road, Christchurch 

Investment:
Members & Affiliates – $5.00 – (HRINZ, AITD, NSANZ, TechCommNZ, ICFA, IABC, NZOQ, CDANZ, DEANZ)

Non-Members – $10.00

To Register:  Registration Link