Kia ora colleagues
A desire to co-create Organisational Values for UC came through strongly in the focus groups and other feedback mechanisms in the Strategy development process.
Two alternative times providing an opportunity for you to participate in this co-creation are available next month:
- Friday 02 October 10.30 to 12 noon OR
- Friday 09 October 1.30 to 3pm.
The sessions will include a short introduction to Organisational Values and the context and benefits of Values to an organisation and its staff. We’ll then take you through an exercise to identify concepts that are important to us as an organisation. Your conclusions will be added to those from other staff workshops as part of the process to identify 3 or 4 core UC Values and the behaviours that are the Values translated into day-to-day actions.
If you wish to participate in either of these sessions please email me by 29 September. Indicate which date and time suits you and I will then send you an invitation with details. If you are unable to make these options but are interested in further sessions, let me know.
Please pass on this information to your colleagues. Thank you.
Kia pai tō koutou rā .
People and Culture
In June Professor Ekant Veer was seconded into a role in the Vice-Chancellor’s Office to start working on the ‘Knowledge Commons’. In this video Ekant and Dr Susannah Stevens give a quick update on what they’ve been doing and how the knowledge commons can be used as one way to achieve the institutional strategic goal of being an ‘Engaged University’. Please do contact Ekant on firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to know more or help with sharing some of your stories of impact in the community.
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.
UC’s membership with the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) provides access to these grants. Grants open on 20 August and I anticipate more information will be available on ACU’s website then. Please promote this opportunity. Thank you.
“For more than 30 years, the ACU has worked to further gender equality and women’s empowerment – such as championing women in leadership and combating sexual violence on campus – in partnership with our members. We’re delighted to announce that 10 ACU Gender Grants, up to the maximum value of GBP 1,000 each, will soon be available to ACU members who are working to promote gender equity and equality in their institutions. Now entering its fourth year, the Gender Grants help members to meet the costs of a diverse range of projects, workshops, and events in areas such as supporting women in science and research; mainstreaming gender equity into the curriculum and developing anti-sexual harassment initiatives. The next round of applications will open on 20 August 2020.”
Karen Mather, People and Culture