COVID-19: Professional Development Programme Delivery

Please note that the Professional Development Programme will be delivered remotely for the remainder of the 2019/20 academic session. Wherever possible, we will be sticking to previously timetabled courses, however, please check programme/individual course pages for up-to-date information. Courses being delivered remotely will be clearly signposted on the website and should be booked in the usual way, using the online form.

It should be noted that not all courses on the programme are suitable for remote delivery, please contact the Graduate School if a course you are interested in is not currently available.


 

Understanding Yourself and Others

Enhancing Wellbeing for Master’s (No Remote Teaching at Present)

Tutor: Dr Paul Seldon
Course Level: Level 1

Wellbeing is a state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy. Doing a Masters has the potential to affect your sense of Wellbeing as it is represents an intensive period of study requiring both study and research in a competitive environment. This workshop will examine responses to stressful events, consider personality type and benefits of stress management. A variety of stress management techniques will be considered and additional support and information sources identified.

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Assess the value of short and long term stress management on your Wellbeing
  • Recognise stress and the indicators of stress
  • Examine your coping strategies to identify good practice and support
  • Implement your stress management plan to improve your Wellbeing

Dates

  • There are no further sessions of this course taking place this academic year.

Leadership Skills (Webinar)

Tutor: Dr Helal Ahmed
Course Level: Level 1

In order to be successful in inspiring and directing others you need to have good leadership skills. However, a great leader must also have the ability to help people develop their own abilities. In this workshop you will learn how leaders are expected to adapt to their situation by monitoring their team and supporting them in the ideal manner through the use of good interpersonal skills.

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Analyse and evaluate different styles of leadership and the attributes of what makes a good leader
  • Analyse scenarios in applying the situational leadership theory
  • Employ good interpersonal skills and confidence when supporting and managing others
  • Create a leadership action plan

Dates

  • There are no further sessions of this course taking place this academic year

Interpersonal Skills

Tutor: Dr Helal Ahmed
Course Level: Level 1

When working with other people you need to be able to communicate your ideas clearly, take responsibility, assert needs and support one another.  In this course you will learn how to communicate clearly with others, employ confirming behaviour and analyse difficult student-tutor scenarios.

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify key interpersonal skills and attributes that are required to work well with others
  • Employ active listening and communication skills
  • Employ confirming behaviour when working with others
  • Analyse and assess student-tutor scenarios that require specific modes of action

Dates

  • There are no further sessions of this course taking place this academic year

Negotiation Skills (Webinar)

Tutor: Dr Helal Ahmed
Course Level: Level 1

This workshop introduces you to a range of approaches when negotiating or influencing others.  The focus will be on using a balanced negotiation strategy with a look at the stages of the negotiation process and the use of different influencing styles and principles.

On completion of this course you will be able to

  • Recognise the different strategies and stages of negotiation
  • Identify signs of conflict and how you manage those in a negotiation
  • Practise negotiating by employing appropriate strategy and communication
  • Identify and employ the different styles and principles of influencing others

Dates

  • There are no further sessions of this course taking place this academic year