UCLan Burnley weekly seminar series – June

Considering the importance of your CPD, you may wish to attend one of our free webinar sessions:

Session One: Monday 8 June 11.30am-12.00pm

Work from Home

30 mins – with Q&A follow up

Led by Matthew Briggs

Session Two: Monday 15th June – 11.30am-12.00pm

Cyber Security Essentials

30 mins – with Q&A

Led by Martin Rothwell

Session Three: Monday 22nd June – 11.30-12.00pm

Operations Strategies in Unusual Times

30 mins – with Q&A

Led by Simon Pollard

Session Four: Monday 29th June – 11.30am-12pm

Marketing Communications

30 mins – with Q&A

Led by Paula Reynier

This webinar series is aimed at businesses and employees who are working from home and need to adjust to a new way of working, or managing a business and would like support on how to make changes during uncertain times

These 30-minute sessions have been developed by the UCLan Burnley degree apprenticeship course leaders, specialists in degree apprenticeships. Our course teams are committed to providing good quality programmes in the areas of senior leadership, management, marketing and digital technology solutions.

The team aim to support businesses and employees to become more resilient and agile during these challenging times. This webinar series will provide an opportunity to learn from each other.

Book your free place on one or more of these sessions through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/uclan-burnley-campus-june-weekly-seminar-series-hosted-on-msteams-tickets-105160223058

 

Emotionally navigating the ‘New Normal’ – 9 June, UCLan

Organised by UCLan’s UpSkilling Lancashire project, the Emotionally navigating the ‘New Normal’ workshop has been designed to help employees in managing their emotions in preparing to return to the workplace after lockdown. It will explore how returning employees can adopt practical plans and approaches to navigate these uncertain times through resilience, and self and social awareness, which are important aspects of our emotional intelligence.

Facilitated in association with Goster Ltd, the session will be delivered by trainer Katy Mason with the content including:

  • Resilience: Bouncing back and rebuilding for a return to work, which may be phased. Personal resilience in the face of difficult economic and workplace scenarios. Rebuilding amidst short-deadline planning, where time and project management is under more pressured environments.
  • Emotional Intelligence – Self Awareness: Emotionally preparing for changing roles and workloads upon return to busy workplaces after isolation.
  • Emotional Intelligence – Social Awareness & Relationship Management: Restoring and maintaining confidence and a healthy company culture. Supporting others in the team.

Event date: Tuesday 9 June 2020, 10.30am – 11.30am

Event location: Virtual format

 

Making the most of useful Office 365 Apps: Planner – 11 June, UCLan

This event has been organised by the Leading Lancashire programme. Microsoft 365 Planner can be used for personal and teamwork planning, allowing you and your team to create plans, organise and assign tasks to different users and to check updates on progress. This one-hour live webinar is one of a suite of 4 explaining how to get the most from the following Office 365 apps:

  • Planner
  • OneDrive
  • OneNote
  • Forms

Who this training is for:

Useful to anyone wanting to learn more about Microsoft Office 365 apps, this 1-hour webinar would be particularly beneficial for those participating in the Project Management Programme.

How the programme will be delivered:

This webinar will be delivered by an experienced and qualified facilitator with extensive experience of Office 365.

Additional Joining Instructions:

The Microsoft Planner app is free to anyone who has an Office 365 business subscription

To book your free place on this online programme please register through the Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/making-the-most-of-useful-office-365-apps-planner-tickets-104636504602

Event date: Thursday 11 June 2020, 9.30am – 10.30am

Event location: Virtual format

 

Making the most of useful Office 365 Apps: OneNote – 11 June, UCLan

This event has been organised by the Leading Lancashire programme. OneNote is an Office 365 program designed for information gathering and multi-user collaboration. Similar to a ring binder with tabs, it enables you to include to-do lists, text, pictures, drawings, links, videos, scanned documents and more in one place. If you have a tablet device with a stylus, you can even add handwritten write notes and drawings directly in. This one-hour live webinar is one of a suite of four explaining how to get the most from the following Office 365 apps:

  • Planner
  • OneDrive
  • OneNote
  • Forms

Who this training is for:

Useful to anyone wanting to learn more about Microsoft Office 365 apps, this 1-hour webinar would be particularly beneficial for those participating in the Project Management Programme.

How the programme will be delivered:

This webinar will be delivered by an experienced and qualified facilitator with extensive experience of Office 365.

Additional Joining Information:

Microsoft One-Note is a free app

To book your free place on this online programme please register through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/making-the-most-of-useful-office-365-apps-onenote-tickets-104638675094

Event date: Thursday 11 June 2020, 11am – 12pm

Event Location: Virtual format

 

Making the most of useful Office 365 Apps: OneDrive – 15 June, UCLan

This event has been organised by the Leading Lancashire programme. OneDrive is an online storage platform, provided free to anyone with a Microsoft account. The program synchronises your data across computers, phones, and/or tablets that are set up using the same Microsoft account, meaning you can access your files from any device and share your folders and files with others. This one-hour live webinar is one of a suite of four explaining how to get the most from the following Office 365 apps:

  • Planner
  • OneDrive
  • OneNote
  • Forms

Who this training is for:

Useful to anyone wanting to learn more about Microsoft Office 365 apps, this one-hour webinar would be particularly beneficial for those participating in the Project Management Programme.

How the programme will be delivered:

This webinar will be delivered by an experienced and qualified facilitator with extensive experience of Office 365.

Additional Joining Instructions:

Microsoft OneDrive is available for free to all the owners of a Microsoft account.

To book your free place on this online programme please register through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/making-the-most-of-useful-office-365-apps-onedrive-tickets-104639375188

Event date: Monday 15 June 2020, 9.30am – 10.30am

Event location: Virtual format

 

Making the most of useful Office 365 Apps: Forms – 15 June, UCLan

This event has been organised by the Leading Lancashire programme. Microsoft Forms lets you easily create surveys, quizzes, and polls, allowing you to see the results as they’re submitted in real-time. It includes built-in analytics to help you evaluate responses, and export results to Excel for further analysis. This one-hour live webinar is one of a suite of four explaining how to get the most from the following Office 365 apps:

  • Planner
  • OneDrive
  • OneNote
  • Forms

Who this training is for:

Useful to anyone wanting to learn more about Microsoft Office 365 apps, this 1-hour webinar would be particularly beneficial for those participating in the Project Management Programme.

How the programme will be delivered:

This webinar will be delivered by an experienced and qualified facilitator with extensive experience of Office 365.

Additional Joining Instructions:

Microsoft Forms is free to anyone with an Office 365 business subscription.

To book your free place on this online programme please register through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/making-the-most-of-useful-office-365-apps-forms-tickets-104639846598

Event date: Monday 15 June 2020, 11am – 12pm

Event location: Virtual format

 

Stepping into your personal power during Covid-19 – 16 June, UCLan

Organised by UCLan’s UpSkilling Lancashire project and delivered by Mick Stott from ‘Win In Minds’.

You will learn how best to move forward out of the impact from Covid-19. This workshop will show you how to harness your own personal attributes giving you some practical tools and tips for taking control of those aspects that will help you meet the challenges of the future.

The workshop will help you understand what sometimes gets in the way when you want to step into something different, or just get the most from what you already do. Also, show you what to do to break through the barriers and how to apply a positive focus whilst the pressure is on.

Why would you want personal power:

Learn the philosophy and practical application of personal power and the positive impact you can have on your own results.

What is personal power:

Understand the influence of personal flexibility and how it can change your focus to achieve your outcomes or goals.

What if you do or don’t:

If you always do what you have always done you will only get what you always got, so do something different to get more of what you want.

Book your free place through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/stepping-into-your-personal-power-during-covid-19-tickets-107673271654

Event date: Tuesday 16 June 2020, 10am – 11am

Event location: Virtual format

 

Leading for success in stressful times: Personal leadership through MBTI – 16 & 17 June, UCLan

In the current climate most of us are now working remotely and this unexpected change brings with it stress and uncertainty.

Do you want to enhance your capability to lead successfully through these difficult times? Do you want to increase awareness of your impact on others?

Self-awareness is a fundamental element to good leadership. This course provides an opportunity to improve your career potential through an understanding of your personality type, based on the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), a psychometric instrument widely used in organisations globally to improve leadership performance. Understanding your type may help you manage the current situation a little better, personally and professionally. Our MBTI profile reveals how we see and interact with the world, giving insight into our motivation and the motivation of others. This provides a strong foundation for personal growth and development, underpinning enhanced personal effectiveness. The MBTI framework raises awareness of peoples differing behaviour in a number of common workplace challenges such as conflict; resilience; teamwork; communication; decision making; influencing; emotional intelligence; career development; managing others; change and leadership.

Outcomes for participants:

  • increasing your own self-awareness
  • gain an understanding of the impact your leadership style may have on others with different preferred ways of working
  • appreciate how different personality preferences cope with stress and uncertainty

How the Programme will be delivered:

Once you have registered onto the programme we will send you a link to complete the MBTI Questionnaire, and advise of the next steps, one of which will be a 1:1 consultation with a qualified MBTI Practitioner.

Book your free place through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leading-for-success-in-stressful-times-personal-leadership-through-mbti-tickets-104654719082

Please note the dates given above are available but if an alternative date is more suitable we can arrange this with you.

Event date: Tuesday 16 June & Wednesday 17 June 2020, 11am onwards

Event location: Virtual format

 

Leading for Success: Conducting online meetings using Microsoft Teams – 29 June

With so many of us currently working from home, the Leading Lancashire Team recognise that keeping in touch with colleagues and clients is a new challenge.

Forming part of our online Leadership Development Programme, this 90-minute practical webinar will guide you through how to get the most from the Microsoft Teams application in order to improve communication and collaboration and will cover:

  • What is Microsoft Teams
  • How to communicate with internal users via chat and calls (if you have Teams already in your organisation)
  • How to use the Calendar and Meet Now facility to arrange Teams Meetings internal and external users
  • How to join a Teams Meeting
  • How to add meeting notes
  • How to record a Teams Meeting

Who is this programme for:

This event is ideal for anyone wanting to use the meeting functionality within Microsoft Teams, regardless of whether they currently have a Microsoft Office 365 account.

How the Programme will be delivered:

This webinar will be delivered by an experienced and qualified facilitator with extensive experience of online platforms.

Additional Joining Instructions:

Teams Online is available free of charge to download if you do not have an Office 365 account. For those with Office 365 accounts, you can use a different email address to access Teams, otherwise you’ll be directed to your account billing page in order to add it to your subscription.

To book your free place on this online programme please register through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leading-for-success-conducting-on-line-meetings-using-microsoft-teams-tickets-104641547686

Event date: Monday 29 June 2020, 10am – 11.30am

Event location: Virtual format

 

Centre for SME Development business twilight – 18 June, UCLan

Social Value in Business: Before, During and After COVID19

COVID19 will require businesses to adapt to new working conditions. Procurement of contracts continues throughout this challenging time, and new legislation means that Public Sector procurement will be weighted for ‘Social Value’.

Julian Manley, Social Innovation Manager at the Centre for SME Development and Claire Louise Chapman from The Shared Value Business will explain how SMEs can respond to Social Impact tender requirements effectively and appropriately, and will also discuss newly created TOMs COVID19 Indicators (national social impact measures). The presentations and discussions will provide both practical advice and a framework around the social values promoted by the Preston Model, making Preston an ideal place to develop businesses post-COVID19.

Members One Minute Pitch

We invite Centre for SME Development members to introduce yourselves and your business to attendees – you have 60 seconds!

If you are not already a member of the Centre for SME Development, please join here.

We hope that you are able to attend. If you have any queries, please contact the Centre at sme@uclan.ac.uk

Please book your free place through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/centre-for-sme-development-business-twilight-registration-107115581588

Event date: Thursday 18 June 2020, 4pm – 5.10pm

Event location: Virtual format

 

Centre for SME Development members knowledge exchange meeting – 24 June, UCLan

We welcome members of the Centre for SME Development to join the Centre Team, our Business Advisors and other SME members to discuss and work together through issues you are facing now, during the Coronavirus pandemic. You can seek support from peers and find out what other SMEs are doing.

This meeting will take place via Microsoft Teams. A meeting link will be forwarded to you upon successful registration for the event (you do not need to download Microsoft Teams to join).

If you are not already a member of the Centre for SME Development, please join here.

We hope that you are able to attend. If you have any queries, please contact the Centre at sme@uclan.ac.uk.

Please book your free place through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/members-knowledge-exchange-meeting-24th-june-2020-registration-107112654834

Event date: Wednesday 24 June 2020, 10am – 11am

Event location: Virtual format