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Could you use a resetting of your resilience?

I think you’ll agree that this year has tested all of our resilience. In times such as this, it’s so important to take care of ourselves.

The Growing Personal Resilience programme was developed to provide people with the practical tools to manage life more effectively, and to not turn pressure into stress. The programme is aimed at developing people’s personal strengths, helping them to become more resilient and to gain more control over their personal and professional lives.

Growing Personal Resilience programme will run on Thursday 5th and Wednesday 18 November from 12.30pm to 4.30pm.

Go to the Development tab in UCPeople to register, or access via our Learning and Development site.

Workshops to build diversity and inclusion

We have two more workshops arranged for 2020 to enhance and build your awareness around diversity and inclusion.

Rainbow Awareness
Friday 18 September & Friday 16 October, 9am – 11.30am each day
This workshop is aimed at staff that have limited knowledge of gender diversity or how it applies to them in their role at UC.  In these workshops we will explore gender diversity in Aotearoa.

Building Cultural Literacy
Tuesday 15 September, 9.00am – 2.30pm 
Building Cultural Literacy to Enhance Engagement, Understand Complexity and Build Connection: Strategies for Working with Students from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds.

Enrol via the Professional Development tile on UCPeople, or find out more information via the Learning and Development intranet.

Not to be missed! Workshops for Heads and Managers

Three courses not to miss:

Financial Skills – a must for new heads and managers at UC. Thursday 15 October, 9am – 1pm
Feedback from the last workshop:
“Exceeded my expectations. Hands on examples great. Well explained good balance between overview and detail. Feel much more confident only after a few hours.”

Mental Health and Wellbeing Awareness for Heads and Managers
Thursday 22 October, 9am – 1pm
Top of mind for most staff at the moment is psychological safety and the need to keep and stay well. Do you know what to do if a staff member is not feeling at their greatest?

Negotiation Skills – will be a key skill for near future activities
Tuesday 20 October, 9am – 4.30pm
Feedback from the last workshop:
“I found the course to be excellent and one of the best I have attended at UC. The presenter is very quick to interpret and understand the different positions participants come from and tailors aspects of the course and interactions to each person.”

Enrol via the Professional Development tile on UCPeople, or find out more information via the Learning and Development intranet.

LinkedIn Learning is almost here!

Have you heard about LinkedIn Learning? It is a super exciting learning platform that enables you to pick what you want to learn when you want to learn it.

Short videos  and longer more in depth courses provide you with on time learning that is interesting and useful.

We will be opening access for all staff in the coming weeks.
Keep your eyes peeled.


To find out more, and to keep up to date with progress, please visit the Learning and Development intranet page.

LinkedIn Learning access is on its way

Do you need to upskill in a hurry? Are you a curious person with an appetite for learning? Haven’t got time for a face to face course? LinkedIn Learning might be the solution you are looking for.

LinkedIn Learning access is On its way to UC.

LinkedIn Learning is an award-winning industry leader in online training and learning, with a digital library of over 16,000 courses covering a wide range of technical, business, software and creative topics.

We are working on providing you with access and plan to have this all in place in a month’s time.

Keep your eyes peeled for more information as we get closer to launching LinkedIn Learn for staff.

Don’t forget about our face to face workshops which are a key component of professional development and we urge you to utilise these. Find more information on the Learning and Development website.