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Development Opportunities in the Period November - December 2017

All courses in this section are listed under development category headings accompanied by a short description and the course event date and time option for the period above. 

 

Jump to development categories: 

Academic Development

Enhancing Learning through Technology

Health and Safety

IT Skills

Mandatory Training

Leadership and Management

Professional and Personal Development

Research and Research Supervision

 

 

 

 

Academic Development

 

WhatWhen 

Briefing session for prospective panel members of Periodic Review, Validation and Collaborative Provision events at De Montfort University

By the end of this briefing session, it is anticipated that the participants will understand the characteristics and nature of periodic review, validation and collaborative provision events, understand the role of all members of the respective panels and the operational elements of the processes, be clear about the remit and outcomes and be aware that they can observe/shadow in preparation for panel membership. 

 

Book your place via staffdev@dmu.ac.uk

13 December, 10.30am - 12pm

Briefing session for prospective Chairs of Periodic Review, Validation or Collaborative Provision events at De Montfort University (attendance by invitation)

The Chair of a periodic review, validation or collaborative provision event is an important role. This session provides prospective chairs an opportunity to consider the underpinning principles of the processes, the practical and operational aspects, hints and tips from experienced chairs and secretaries, as well as time to consider a range of scenarios which have been informed by experience and highly rated by earlier participants. By the end of the briefing session, it is anticipated that the participants will understand the characteristics and nature of all three processes, the role of Chair and other panel members, understand the operational elements of the processes, be clear about the remit and outcomes and feel equipped to be a chair in the next academic session. 


Book your place via staffdev@dmu.ac.uk

29 November, 10am - 12pm
Coaching Skills for Personal Tutors 

An increasing number of universities are recognising the value of providing coaching training for Personal Tutors. Incorporating coaching skills into tutoring practice can enhance tutor-student interactions and greatly facilitate the personal and professional of students.

 

The session, delivered by DMU Student Coach Mark Evans, will identify how coaching can be relevant to the role of Personal Tutor, it will help to develop an understanding of coaching and some of its models and techniques. Key elements of a coaching session will be identified. There will be an opportunity to practise key coaching skills through working on a personal or professional goal of your own. Participants will also get to hear from Senior Lecturer Dr Nicola Ward about how coaching has shaped her personal tutoring practice.

 

Book your place via staffdev@dmu.ac.uk

23 November
9.30am - 12.30pm 
DMU Resource Lists (Talis Aspire) for Academics

DMU Resource Lists is a system which facilitates the creation of dynamic module resource lists including content from a wide range of media. 

 

This system can provide easy access to resources in a variety of formats forming part of the university’s commitment to University Design for Learning (UDL). All module lists need to be on the system by the start of the 2017/18 academic year. This session, aimed at module leaders, will provide training on how to use the system.

 

This session will be useful if you are new to DMU Resource Lists or if you have started putting your lists on but would like a refresher.

 

Please note session prerequisites: 

    • If you haven’t had an introduction to the system, please watch the 7 minutes video that provides an overview of the system. It is also available from the online guide (on the right hand side of the page)
    • It would also be helpful if you came to the session with a reading/resource list you are currently working on.

 

Click the link for the date/time of the session you wish to attend to make your booking.

10 November, 10.30am - 12pm

 

12 December, 10.30am - 12pm

Drop in Session: Staff Involved in the Preparation of Programme Appraisal and Enhancement

Drop in sessions are being held to support colleagues who are completing the PAE.  Please feel free to call in if you have specific queries about the PAE template.

 

Contact Louise Salmon from the Department of Academic Quality, for further information and to express an interest in attending a drop in session.

Demand led
Effective Approaches to Learning and Teaching

The Effective Approaches to Learning and Teaching workshop is an opportunity for all staff that support learning at the University to participate in developing greater understanding of the types of teaching approaches that can be used to more effectively support student learning. The workshop provides an opportunity to consider how Universal Design for Learning may assist you to support learning and to discuss issues that are of interest.

 

This interactive workshop is based on exploring the interrelationship between learning and teaching, and is based on flexible approaches and strategies that are known to effectively engage learners, help them to actively construct their knowledge, and enable them to demonstrate their understanding. It is hoped that the workshop provides a challenging and motivating opportunity to develop UDL practise, whilst at the same time allow the pooling of a range of participant experiences to develop a collaborative approach to best practice in learning and teaching at DMU.

 

The session will:

    • Consider the link between the way in which individual learners learn and the implications this has for teaching
    • Explore flexible ways to make learning more active / interactive 
    • Reflect upon the need to assess learner progress / understanding in flexible ways

 

Book your place via staffdev@dmu.ac.uk

6 November
10am - 12pm

*CANCELLED*

 

20 November
2pm - 4pm

 

5 December
10am - 12pm

*CANCELLED*

Effective Learning and Teaching at DMU

Are you new to teaching in Higher Education and looking to develop your skills? Effective Learning and Teaching is a three-day course encompassing key DMU strategic initiatives which will enable you to add an essential DMU flavour to your teaching.

 

The course is split into three learning units, with one unit delivered per day. Each unit has a practical focus, enabling participants to quickly develop core teaching skills that they can use straight away.

 

Topics covered include:

    • Lesson planning
    • Small and large group teaching
    • Presentation skills
    • Assessment and feedback techniques

 

This course is aligned with the Higher Education Academy’s United Kingdom Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) and will help you take your first steps towards becoming an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. It’s also a prerequisite for anyone wishing to gain entry to DMU’s new Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGCLTHE) and is considered essential for anyone that is new to teaching in Higher Education. 

 

Book your place via staffdev@dmu.ac.uk

22, 23 & 24 November
9.30am - 4.30pm on all days

*FULL*

 

 

6, 7 & 8 December
9.30am - 4.30pm on all days

Helping Students in Distress

This is an interactive session which examines student distress and staff roles and responses in a dynamic, active way designed to maximise direct usefulness to participants.  The session aims to increase participants’ self confidence in handling students in distress. 

 

Register your interest for forthcoming sessions via staffdev@dmu.ac.uk

19 January, 9.30am - 12.30pm

 

 

 

Enhancing Learning Through Technology

 

 WhatWhen 

Advanced Editing in DMU Replay

This is session will demonstrate the DMU Replay (Panopto) Editor at a deeper level to refine and augment the recording to enhance the student experience.

 

For example, using the DMU Replay Editor in specific ways can produce smaller pre-sessional materials based on previous recordings in order to provide a multi modal approach to support the Universal Design for Learning principles.

 

The session will cover:

    • Logging in to the DMU Replay dashboard to locate the recording;
    • An overview of the Editor screen;
    • Adding, removing and editing Events;
    • How the recorder set up affects the Editor;
    • Removing streams;
    • Hints and tips with the timeline; and
    • The student view.

 

Participants must have attended a Multimedia Enhancement – DMU Replay overview session prior to attending this session.

 

Click the respective link for the date/time of the session you wish to attend to make your booking.

7 November, 2pm - 3.30pm

 

28 November, 2pm - 3.30pm

 

7 December, 10am - 11.30am

Basic Editing in DMU Replay

This show and tell session will focus on the functions that are available in the new DMU Replay Basic Editor – these include:

    • Adding a quiz to a recording;
    • Adding captions to a recording; and
    • Using the new Focus tool when multiple video streams have been recorded.

 

The session will also cover making cuts (topping and tailing and removing sections from within the recording) and how to Publish changes that have been made in the Basic Editor.

 

It is recommended that participants attend either a DMU Replay overview session or a UDL with DMU Replay in practice session prior to booking on to this session.

 

Click the respective link for the date/time of the session you wish to attend to make your booking.

7 November, 10am - 11am

 

21 November, 2pm - 3pm

 

12 December, 2pm - 3pm

Beginners Guide to Turnitin

Turnitin is a plagiarism detection tool that has been integrated into Blackboard. Turnitin helps academic staff to detect matches in students' written assignments to external sources on the internet. This hands-on session will look at how Turnitin is set up in a Blackboard module and understanding both the staff and student view of using the tool.

 

This session will cover how to set up the Turnitin assignment in Blackboard, setting date/time restrictions in Turnitin, understanding the report ‘options’, interpreting an originality report, accessing the assignment inbox after all submissions have been returned and the student view.

 

Click the respective link for the date/time of the session you wish to attend to make your booking.

14 December, 10am - 12pm
DMU Replay Overview

This one hour overview provides a high level introduction to the use of DMU Replay to enable practices that may support innovative pedagogies and multi modal approaches that can link to a Universal Design for Learning approach.

 

The session does not talk in any detail about any of the more sophisticated functions of Panopto – it is the starting point for those who wish to gain a basic understanding of the software. It is recommended that colleagues attend this session before booking on to any of the other Multimedia Enhancement sessions.

 

This session will begin with a short introduction that talks about why we may consider making use of multimedia technology in the curriculum and points to relevant information and guidance around Intellectual Property and Copyright. Participants will then see a demonstration of the Panopto software that will focus on the production of a classroom recording and how to make the recording available via Blackboard.

 

Click the respective link for the date/time of the session you wish to attend to make your booking.

9 November, 10am - 11am

 

23 November, 2pm - 3pm

 

12 December, 10am - 11am 

DMU Replay – Equitable Alternatives

There may be occasions when recording a staff-led session is not appropriate or practical. This hands on session covers the equitable alternatives to recording staff led activity using the DMU Replay software provided in teaching spaces. The session will demonstrate how the DMU Replay system can ingest and share more traditional video files that may have been recorded using faculty loaned equipment or colleagues own equipment in order to meet the DMU Replay policy requirements. Participants will try this for themselves and also explore the potential to enhance their teaching practise by using one of the suggested approaches or an equitable alternative of their own. 

 

Click the respective link for the date/time of the session you wish to attend to make your booking.

9 November, 2pm - 3.30pm

 

30 November, 10am - 11.30am

 

14 December, 2pm - 3.30pm

DMU Replay – Recording at your Desk

This session is designed to provide insight into how to use DMU Replay to create multimedia based content away from the classroom. For example, the software can be used to produce short tutorial videos or student feedback videos.

 

The session will demonstrate the creation of a resource that includes multiple visual streams.

 

This session can be run anywhere providing there is a computer per participant that has the Panopto recorder software installed with a microphone each.

 

The session will cover:

    • Creating a Folder and Building a session with specific permissions;
    • How to open and set up DMU Replay (the Panopto software) on first use;
    • Deciding what to record;
    • How to record the various streams;
    • Recording the video; and the student view.

 

Click the respective link for the date/time of the session you wish to attend to make your booking.

16 November, 2pm - 3.30pm 

Electronic Feedback using Turnitin Feedback Studio

GradeMark is an online mark-up tool available through Turnitins Feedback Studio. GradeMark allows staff members to leave comments, grade and feedback which can be location specific on the student submission. This interactive session will demonstrate how staff can use GradeMark and explore potential benefits and issues. Participants should have a basic understanding of using Turnitin.

30 November, 2pm - 3.30pm

Get to know Blackboard Collaborate - real-time virtual classroom

This session will provide an opportunity for staff new to Collaborate to practice setting up and using the Collaborate virtual classroom.  This session will give staff the skills and understanding necessary to deliver their first Collaborate teaching session. 

 

Click the respective link for the date/time of the session you wish to attend to make your booking.

21 November, 10am - 11.30am

 

7 December, 2pm - 3.30pm

Introduction to Blackboard Virtual Learning Environment

This one hour session is aimed at those who are new to DMU or need a refresher on the core technology Blackboard. Blackboard supports online content creation, assessment, collaboration and communication. This session will give you an overview of all these features.

 

Click the respective link for the date/time of the session you wish to attend to make your booking.

14 November, 10am - 11am

Introduction to DMU Commons

The DMU Commons is a blogging platform and web space that is available to all staff and students at DMU. Commons users can setup, develop and maintain their own blog or web space which they can use for any purpose relating to their work - be that scholarly, research, areas of interest, projects, personal profiles/portfolios, special interest groups, and many others. See http://our.dmu.ac.uk.

 

This session will include an introduction to the DMU Commons, examples of its use and a hands on activity exploring how to configure a Commons site, add content and create a navigation structure.

 

Click the respective link for the date/time of the session you wish to attend to make your booking.

28 November, 10am - 11.30am
Turnitin ‘Feedback Studio’ Overview

This one hour session will demonstrate Turnitin’s new Feedback Studio. The Feedback Studio provides a new ‘layered’ view to the existing Originality Report and GradeMark features of Turnitin. Feedback Studio combines these existing ‘Turnitin Classic’ features into a consolidated toolbar accessible when you view a student paper. All the original tools that were previously available to check originality to provide feedback on student work are still available. The student view has also been updated to reflect this new interface.

 

Feedback Studio has been developed to provide a clearer, simpler interface to check originality and engage in online marking. It is important to note that Turnitin is still accessed and set up in exactly the same way. The assignment inbox and how you access student submissions has not changed.  This session will provide you with an opportunity for an overview of the Feedback Studio.

 

Click the respective link for the date/time of the session you wish to attend to make your booking.

14 November, 2pm - 3pm

Using Rubrics in Turnitin/GradeMark to assist in Marking and Feedback

This one hour session will provide an overview on how you can make use of rubrics and grading forms which can be used to evaluate student work based on defined criteria and scales and assist with both marking and providing annotated feedback using GradeMark (available when you use Turnitin) for student submitted assignment. Grading forms can be used to provide free form feedback and scores to evaluate student work based on defined criteria.

 

Click the respective link for the date/time of the session you wish to attend to make your booking.

16 November, 10am - 11am

 

5 December, 2pm - 3pm

Using Voting Technology in Class

Using technology to interact with students in class can offer both instant formative feedback to the tutor; and help to motivate students to get involved, whilst providing a level playing field where all student voices are heard. This demonstration will cover the pedagogic benefits of engaging with students using different voting technologies in class and a demonstration of TurningPoint and Participoll.

 

Click the respective link for the date/time of the session you wish to attend to make your booking.

5 December, 10am - 11.30am

 

 

 

Health and Safety

 

What  When
Display Screen Assessors

This is a comprehensive session on the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations, designed for those with responsibility for conducting assessments of computer workstations. The session is also suitable for members of staff who work at home on behalf of DMU, to enable them to assess their own workstation. The session includes an overview of the regulations, posture and ergonomic design of the workstation, conducting a DSE assessment, equipment available to improve the workstation (mouse, chairs, posture support, workrave etc).

 

Book your place via HStraining@dmu.ac.uk

22 November, 10am - 12pm
Evac–Chair Training

Training in the use of PARAID Evac+Chairs. The course includes an introduction to fire safety, theory and practical use of the evac chair, which is a taught technique and does not require a show of strength.

 

Book your place via HStraining@dmu.ac.uk

16 November, 2pm - 3.30pm
Evacuation Controller and Fire Warden

This session will cover the duties of the Evacuation Controller and Fire Wardens in the event of a fire and includes basic fire prevention, chemistry of combustion, understanding fire extinguishers, DMU procedures and taking control in an emergency situation.

 

Book your place via HStraining@dmu.ac.uk

 

23 November, 9.30am - 12.30pm

 

19 December, 1.30pm - 4.30pm

First Aid Annual Update (‘Refresher’)

Employers are legally required to ensure their first aiders are competent and maintain their skills throughout the three years in which their certificates are valid.  This three–hour refresher course provides first aiders with an opportunity to practise and update their skills as a qualified first aider, at any time while their first aid certificate is valid.  The HSE strongly recommends that you attend a refresher session once every year during this three year period.

 

Book your place via HStraining@dmu.ac.uk

5 December, 9.30am - 12.30pm
First Aid at Work (3 day qualification or 2 day requalification)

Full first aider training, provided by an external provider, First on Scene, in locations in the North and South of Leicester. Attendance at a 2 day re–qualification course is required every 3 years.  

 

Book your place via HStraining@dmu.ac.uk

Click here for further information on forthcoming dates
First Aid at Work (Emergency)

This is the minimum First Aid qualification recommended for all staff with first aid responsibility.  It includes managing an Incident, summoning an ambulance and basic first aid.

 

Book your place via HStraining@dmu.ac.uk

21 November, 9.30am - 4.30pm
Manual Handling

This session is designed for staff who carry out manual handling in their normal activity.  By the end of the session candidates will know the definition of manual handling, common manual handling injuries and their causes, manual handling risk assessments, control measures, practical lifting exercises.

 

Book your place via HStraining@dmu.ac.uk

 

29 November, 2pm - 3.30pm

 

12 December, 10am - 11.30am

Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment is simply an evaluation of the risks associated with a task, area or piece of equipment.  This course will explain the reasons for conducting a risk assessment and break it down simply into the HSE's recommended 5 steps and includes an overview of the legal requirement to conduct risk assessments, understanding hazards and risks, the 5 steps to risk assessment and completing the DMU risk assessment. 

 

Book your place via HStraining@dmu.ac.uk

 

30 November, 1.30pm - 4pm

 

15 December, 10am - 12.30pm

 

 

 

IT Skills

 

What When 

Academic Staff Workload Planner

Training for academic staff who will be responsible for entering staff loading data.

 

Contact IT Skills to express an interest in attending a session.

Demand led

Introduction to Microsoft Project

Training for staff who want to learn how  Microsoft Project can be used to schedule and manage a project

 

Contact IT Skills to express an interest in attending a session.

 Demand led

Online Store

Training for staff responsible for creating and managing products on the online store.

 

Contact IT Skills to express an interest in attending a session.

Demand led

SharePoint for Committee sites

Training for staff responsible for creating and editing content on DMU Committees site.

 

Contact IT Skills to express an interest in attending a session.

Demand led

SharePoint for Team Sites

Training for staff responsible for creating and editing content on DMU Team sites.

 

Contact IT Skills to express an interest in attending a session.

Demand led

SharePoint for the Intranet

Training for staff responsible for creating and editing content on DMU Intranet pages.

 

Contact IT Skills to express an interest in attending a session.

Demand led

 

 

 

Mandatory Training

 

What When 

Constructive Conversations

Effective communication is a crucial part of every manager and leader’s role.  Managing performance improvements, establishing role clarity, allocating work, and providing feedback are just a few examples of conversations managers and leaders are required to have with staff.

 

In order to ensure that these conversations are carried out when they should and in an effective way, this workshop explores this with the aim of creating “constructive conversations” - those that can have a positive impact on performance, productivity and motivation.  We will explore and practice a number of skills and techniques that will prove useful in a range of work settings.

 

This full day workshop takes the techniques from the previous half day and also gives participants the opportunity to focus on more ‘worrying’ conversations in more depth, with additional opportunities to develop skills and practice.

 

Mandatory for line managers and appraisers.

 

Book your place via staffdev@dmu.ac.uk

21 November

9.30am - 4pm

 

14 December
9.30am - 4pm

*CANCELLED*

 

Data Protection Act (DPA) Awareness

The session aims to examine what is meant by personal information and when it is appropriate to process it. It discusses the rights of data subjects and the principles that underpin the Act, and invites delegates to think about how and why personal information is processed in their own area of work. The workshop aims to raise awareness about how personal information is handled and ensure better compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 within the University.

 

Mandatory for all staff.

 

Book your place via staffdev@dmu.ac.uk

28 November

2pm - 3pm

*FULL*

 

13 December
10am - 11am

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Workshop for Senior Managers

As of May 2018, the Data Protection Act will be replaced by the General Data Protection Regulation. This two hour GDPR workshop comprises an extensive briefing on the Regulations and its implications for the university, and two exercises designed to begin the process of identifying the university’s records of processing and carry out a Personal Data Audit Questionnaire.

 

This work will form the basis of ongoing consultation and collaboration in the new year to ensure that the university meets its requirements under GDPR.

 

Mandatory for senior managers.

 

Book your place via staffdev@dmu.ac.uk

16 November, 2pm - 4pm

 

30 November, 11am - 1pm

 

4 December, 10am - 12pm

 

5 December, 2pm - 4pm

 

14 December, 9am - 11am

 

18 December, 10am - 12pm

Introduction to HEA Recognition

This is the essential first step if you are seeking HE Academy recognition of your teaching expertise.  It provides an opportunity for you to explore the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) and the potential benefits of engagement with it for your practice.  This session is now available online and once you have viewed this, you can book onto a Making Your Claim session which must be attended 3 weeks after viewing this introduction. 

 

Mandatory for all academic staff.

Available online

via Blackboard

Making Your Claim for HEA Recognition

This is the second step if you are seeking HE Academy recognition of your teaching expertise.  This session will involve using your teaching practice as a basis for reflection and engagement with the UKPSF.  It is essential that you have viewed the Define Introduction online at least 3 weeks prior to this one.

 

Mandatory for all academic staff.

 

Book your place via staffdev@dmu.ac.uk

13 November

2pm - 3pm

 

21 November
2pm - 3pm

 

30 November
2pm - 3pm

 

 4 December

10am - 11am

Managing Attendance

This session aims to ensure that line managers understand the Attendance Management Policy and are adequately supported to deal with attendance effectively.  All managers with direct reports and responsibility for managing attendance must attend this training. 


Mandatory for line managers and appraisers.

 

Book your place via staffdev@dmu.ac.uk

29 November

10am - 12pm

 

12 December
10am - 12pm

Personal Tutoring: Efficient and Effective Student Support

Supporting DMU students through their University experience is an exciting but challenging experience within any academic’s career.  It can often be an opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of individual students but occasionally it can also be difficult and time–consuming. Whether you are a Personal Tutor, a module leader, teaching staff or from DMU support services a well–implemented student support framework can make that difference.  By planning the personal and professional development of your students in many instances you can help them anticipate issues rather than you acting as their problem solver or crisis manager.

 

DMU undergraduate and postgraduate students are a diverse population that require academic, personal and developmental support. Our agenda to widen participation access has brought students with a greater range of support needs through to DMU. Providing efficient and effective student support can do much to enhance the student experience, helping to improve retention, progression and completion. This workshop will provide a supportive environment where new and existing Personal Tutors, module leaders, teaching staff and support services can explore key issues influencing the delivery of student support best practice. 

 

Mandatory for all academic staff.

 

Book your place via staffdev@dmu.ac.uk

14 November

2pm - 4pm

*CANCELLED*

 

27 November
10am - 12pm

 

13 December
2pm - 4pm

Recruitment and Selection (Standard Course)

Understand your role as a selection panel member in the DMU recruitment and selection process and obtain practical experience of panel interviewing.  Attendance on this course is mandatory for those responsible for making selection and appointment decisions (this includes being part of an interview panel).  Before attending this training, it is also mandatory for an approved training session or e–learning module on equality and diversity to be completed.

 

Mandatory for all recruiting managers and panel members.

 

Book your place via staffdev@dmu.ac.uk

14 November

10am - 3pm

 

11 December
10am - 3pm

 

UDL and DMU Replay in Practice

This is a two hour session offering tips and practical advice for delivering UDL in your teaching, delivered by the Academic Development Team and staff from the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology (CELT).  The latter will demonstrate DMU Replay – our new system for lecture capture – and offer tips and ideas for using technology to enhance current teaching practice.

 

Essential prerequisite: The Introduction to UDL must have been engaged with before attending this session.  This is available online via Blackboard – click the link for the UDL Blackboard Community under MyCommunities.

 

Please Note: This course replaces ‘UDL in Practice’ and ‘UDL Workshop’ sessions.  Anyone who has attended these is exempt from attending this. 

 

Mandatory for all academic staff.

 

Book your place via staffdev@dmu.ac.uk

13 November

10am - 12pm

 

21 November
10am - 12pm

*CANCELLED*

 

30 November
10am - 12pm

*CANCELLED*

 

1 December
2pm - 4pm

*CANCELLED*

 

4 December, 2pm - 4pm

*CANCELLED*

 

12 December
2pm - 4pm

 

 

 

Leadership and Management

 

What When 

Coaching Fundamentals

How can coaching skills help you as a manager?

How does coaching align with other leadership styles?

How can you structure conversations so that the individual you are talking to takes responsibility for their goals?

 

You’ll be pleased to know you’ll get the answer to these questions and more on the coaching fundamentals workshop. During the session you’ll have the opportunity to review the extent to which you currently use coaching skills and how to hone these further. you will explore what coaching looks like and sounds like when you’re a manager, the type of questions to ask and give you time to put in it context for your team.

 

Book your place via staffdev@dmu.ac.uk

28 November

9.30am - 4.30pm

 

15 December
9.30am - 4.30pm

Conducting Effective Appraisals

This session is designed to increase understanding of the purpose of appraisals; the role of appraisals within the Performance Management cycle and increase knowledge and skills to undertake effective appraisals. It will also cover effective objective setting (SMART) and provide guidance on how to use SMART to set effective objectives.  You will have an opportunity during the session to practice writing SMART objectives.

 

Book your place via staffdev@dmu.ac.uk

23 November

1.30pm - 4.30pm

 

13 December
9.30am - 12.30pm

*CANCELLED*

Getting the most from your team

This newly introduced course has been developed to support management and leadership capability at DMU.  Attendance at the course will enable delegates to:

    • Clarify what makes a successful team
    • Understand various team work models and their practical application
    • Consider own and colleagues preferred team roles
    • Build and motivate a dynamic team
    • Reflect on own experiences and requirements to put theory into practice

 

Book your place via staffdev@dmu.ac.uk

5 December
9.30am - 3.30pm

*FULL*

Influencing and Negotiating

This newly introduced course has been developed to support management and leadership capability at DMU.  Attendance at the course will enable delegates to:

    • Deploy greater confidence and competence when negotiating at all levels
    • Evaluate and apply influencing and negotiation models
    • Reflect on and plan for clear outcomes to achieve desired results
    • Consider, avoid and overcome potential setbacks
    • Evaluate their negotiating ‘opposition’s motives
    • Confirm the importance of trust in influencing and negotiation 

 

Book your place via staffdev@dmu.ac.uk

6 December
9.30am - 3.30pm

*FULL*

Managing Collaborative Provision – a workshop on refreshed guidance by the Department of Academic Quality (DAQ)

If you frequently work with collaborative partners you will be very familiar with the DAQ Guide to Managing Collaborative Provision.  DAQ have recently undergone an exercise of updating this guidance and accompanying forms as part of a continual review exercise to ensure our processes remain relevant as circumstances and practices evolve. Whilst some changes are small scale modifications, others are a revamp of internal procedures.  

 

The Guide is divided into seven sections with the biggest changes pertinent to Section 1 and Section 2.  Colleagues are invited to attend a briefing so that the key features of the changes and new processes can be explained in detail with any queries clarified. The sections are:

 

    • Section 1: Approval of new collaborative partnerships and programmes
    • Section 2: Monitoring collaborative provision
    • Section 3: Making changes to collaborative provision
    • Section 4: Collaborative review
    • Section 5: Closure of collaborative provision
    • Section 6: Forms
    • Section 7: Roles and Responsibilities in the management of collaborative provision 

 

To register your interest please contact Uzma Ali in the Department of Academic Quality and provide an indication of which section of the guide would be of most interest to you.

Demand led
Successfully implementing change 

This newly introduced course has been developed to support management and leadership capability at DMU.  Attendance at the course will enable delegates to:

    • Understand and apply theoretical change models
    • Appreciate the importance of communication when implementing or experiencing change
    • Understand the human response to change
    • Plan for change

 

Book your place via staffdev@dmu.ac.uk

 8 December
9.30am - 3.30pm

*FULL*

 

 

 

Professional and Personal Development

 

 WhatWhen 
Briefing session for servicing officers and administrative support for Periodic Review, Validation and Collaborative Provision events at De Montfort University

An appropriate level of support is vital for the success of periodic review, validation and collaborative provision events.  Faculty administrators are required to provide servicing support for validation events and administrative support for periodic review and staff within the Academic Partnerships Unit for collaborative provision events. This session is practical and involves sharing of experiences, top tips and good practice. By the end of the briefing session it is anticipated that the participants will have an understanding of the processes, understand the role of faculty admin support for periodic review, understand the role of servicing officer for validation and collaborative provision events and the importance of the reporting process.  

 

Contact Louise Salmon for further information and to express an interest in attending one of these sessions.

Demand led

Collaborative Link Tutor (CLT) Briefing

Collaborative Link Tutors have an invaluable role in the development of a successful relationship with our partner institutions and the ongoing management of the DMU Awards delivered with them to assure the quality of provision and the enhancement of the student experience.  Given the different models of collaborative provision activity and the diversity of partner institutions we work with, both in the UK and overseas, it is recognised that the CLT role will vary according to the nature of provision. 

 

Aimed at both newly appointed link tutors as well as existing tutors who benefit from an update, this workshop will provide details of the collaborative portfolio and aims to provide comprehensive guidance on the CLT role and key areas of responsibility.

 

Briefings at other times can arranged to suit needs.

 

To register your interest please contact staffdev@dmu.ac.uk

Demand led

Collaborative Provision: understanding ‘Annual Quality Monitoring’ (AQM) requirements

Partners are expected to adhere to a set of minimum Quality Assurance requirements in relation to the management of collaborative provision - these are identified in the Annual Calendar of Quality Monitoring activities for Collaborative Provision at DMU and include:

    • Responding to external examiners reports
    • Completing an annual programme monitoring exercise leading to programme enhancement plans
    • Seeking, reporting on and acting on student feedback
    • Reviewing programme compositions, teaching staff CVs and Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
    • Regularly updating student handbooks 
    • Conducting regular public information checks

 

Section 2 of the DAQ Guide to Managing Collaborative Provision outlines these mandatory requirements, and this workshop aims to support colleagues with any aspects of the above that they need further guidance on.  This session will be of relevance to all colleagues who frequently work with collaborative partners including Programme Leaders, Link Tutors, Programme Administrators, Faculty Collaborative Coordinators, Faculty Heads of Quality, the Academic Partnerships Unit, as well as colleagues at partner institutions themselves. For remote partners a skype briefing can be arranged.  This session will be delivered by the Department of Academic Quality.

 

To register your interest please contact staffdev@dmu.ac.uk

Demand led

Collaborative Provision, Guidance and Support

This collaborative provision focussed practical session will be of relevance to all colleagues who frequently work with collaborative partners including Programme Leaders, Link Tutors, Programme Administrators, Faculty Collaborative Coordinators, Faculty Heads of Quality, the Academic Partnerships Unit, as well as colleagues at partner institutions themselves. For remote partners a skype briefing can be arranged.

 

The focus will be on managing collaborative provision (process, guidance, ‘how to’ and ‘where to find’ advice) and understanding Annual Quality Monitoring’ (AQM) requirements.

 

Book your place via staffdev@dmu.ac.uk

14 November, 2pm - 4pm

 

17 November, 2pm - 4pm

 

21 November, 2pm - 4pm

 

11 December, 9.30am - 11.30am

 

MyAppraisal Support Workshops

A combined session for those who wish to discuss
aspects of the MyAppraisal process or require additional support in navigating
the on-line form and for those who need support with setting SMART objectives.

 

Book your place via staffdev@dmu.ac.uk

9 November

2pm - 3pm

 

14 December
11am - 12pm

*CANCELLED*

Welcome Event for New Staff

This short and informal session aims to formally welcome new staff to DMU.  The session includes a question and answer session with the Vice-Chancellor or another member of DMU’s Executive Board.

 

Book your place via staffdev@dmu.ac.uk

15 November
10am - 12.30pm

 

13 December
10am - 12.30pm

 

 

 

 

Researcher and Research Supervisor Development

 

What When 

Certificate in Research Supervision – Session 1

Members of staff who act as supervisors for research degree students are required to complete the university's Certificate in Research Supervision course. This comprises three half-day sessions with session 1 providing an Introduction to the supervisory role/skills development. Experienced supervisors new to DMU welcome, but may be exempt from attending. 

 

Book your place via staffdev@dmu.ac.uk

6 November

1.30pm - 4.30pm

 

6 December
9.30am - 12.30pm

Certificate in Research Supervision – Session 2

Members of staff who act as supervisors for research degree students are required to complete the university's Certificate in Research Supervision course. This comprises three half-day sessions with session 2 covering important aspects of the regulations, procedures and related matters. 

 

Book your place via staffdev@dmu.ac.uk

20 November, 1pm - 4pm

 

6 December, 1pm - 4pm

Certificate in Research Supervision – Session 3

Members of staff who act as supervisors for research degree students are required to complete the university's Certificate in Research Supervision course. This comprises three half-day sessions with session 3 focusing on transfer, writing up, examinations, the viva (including video) and monitoring.

 

Book your place via staffdev@dmu.ac.uk

27 November, 9.30am - 12.30pm

*CANCELLED*

 

11 December, 9.30am - 12.30pm

 

Certificate in Research Supervision (CRS) Update

The focus is on recent initiatives to improve retention and successful completion. There will also be an opportunity to share good practice with colleagues across DMU.  Colleagues are invited to bring along any specific current cases of research supervision that they would like to discuss. 

 

Book your place via staffdev@dmu.ac.uk

13 November
8am - 9.30am

 

13 November
1pm - 2.30pm

*FULL*

 

13 November
5pm - 6.30pm

 

12 December, 10am - 11.30am

Early Career Research Networking Lunch

The Early Career Research Network is intended to provide a framework for support, networking, and collaborations. We aim to provide opportunities and a supportive space for ECRs across the university to meet up, both virtually and at events, and share their experiences.  All Early Career Researchers are invited to come along to meet each other, find out more about what is going on in research at DMU and to build relationships with other researchers and related staff.

 

Sessions are centered round a theme, often with an external speaker from the area. A light lunch will be provided.

 

This ECR event is a networking lunch with speakers Jenny Coombs and Alan Cope from Library and Learning Services.Increasing your academic research impact.  This session will discuss ways to increase your research impact by looking at tools to promote your research more widely and the part that citations and altmetrics play in analysing academic impact.

 

The workshop will also debate how citation data can be used responsibly to provide an overview of how your research is being used and to help identify networks of researchers in your subject area.

 

This session is particularly aimed at those researchers who consider themselves to be in the early stages of their career.

 

Book your place via research@dmu.ac.uk

29 November, 12pm - 2pm

Recording and sharing your research outputs (Open Access and DORA)

Are you a new research staff member?  Or new to DMU? Do you want a refresher on how to make sure your research outputs meet the REF Open Access requirements? Have you got new funding, and want to know how to meet your funder’s Open Access requirements? Do you just want to know how to use DMU’s Institutional Repository (DORA)?

 

The first half of the sessions will cover: Introduction to Open Access; Open Access requirements for REF 2021; Funder Open Access requirements. The second half of the sessions will cover: How to record your outputs on DORA.

 

Let us know which day you want to attend, and whether you want to come for the whole session, the first half only, or the second half only. If you are coming for the first half, please indicate if there is a particular funder you are interested in.

 

Book your place via research@dmu.ac.uk

7 November, 2pm - 3.30pm

 

9 November, 10am - 11.30am

Research Drop-in

Come along with your questions or queries about Research at DMU.  Maybe you want to find out more about potential funding opportunities or have questions around funding applications, policy and good practice. We are also available to give more information on Quality Assurance, RPR forms, Impact and Open Access.

 

Book your place via research@dmu.ac.uk

7 November, 10.30am - 12.30pm

 

5 December, 10.30am - 12.30pm

Research Fellowships – An Introduction

This is an introduction to Research Fellowships.  You'll have an opportunity to hear from a previous Fellowship recipient who will share his knowledge of the application process and give practical advice based on his experience. 

 

The session will cover:

    • Timing and funding landscape
    • Understanding funder types and motivations
    • Developing and presenting a suitable C.V
    • Developing you research question and general writing tips

 

Book your place via research@dmu.ac.uk

8 November, 1pm - 2.30pm

Research Professional - How to Access External Funding Opportunities

Research Professional is an online database of research funding opportunities and a source of international research policy and practice news.This interactive training session will show you how to use Research Professional with step by step guidance on how to set up your own criteria for receiving relevant funding opportunities and news by email.

 

Delivered by Lukasz Slusarski from Research Professional.

 

DMU has an annual subscription to Researchprofessional.com to enable all DMU research staff to access this online tool for free. 

 

Book your place via research@dmu.ac.uk

22 November, 10am - 11.30am

 

22 November, 12.30pm - 2pm

 

 

 
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