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Jul

27

Thursday

Develop@City - Staff Development and wellbeing day

9.30am

Staff

Develop your skills and network with City colleagues at our fun, interactive staff development day for all City staff.

  • Personal development masterclasses
  • Well-being workshops
  • Hands-on creative activities
  • Community-building social sessions
  • Market place with interactive stalls

View the full programme and plan your day.

**Please note photography and videography will be taking please at the event. If you do not wish to be filmed or photographed please make yourself known to the photographer and film crew.**

Following the success of last years Develop@City day the Organisational Development Team will be hosting the event again on Thursday 27th July.

Attend the whole day or drop in for individual sessions, well-being stalls and the market place and end the day with a food and drinks receptions at 4pm.

The event will take place throughout University and Drysdale buildings with the Pavilion hosting the market place, catering and registration.

Some sessions are only available if booked in advance:

Session descriptions:

Wellbeing

The science of happiness

In recent years psychologists have been studying what makes us happy and what doesn’t. Whilst these things might seem obvious, there have been some surprising results; for instance, spending time at work is cited as more likely to create a positive mood than time at home! So what else has science revealed and how can you benefit from this both personally and professionally? This masterclass covers the benefits of ‘five in a day’, why positive feedback can have negative results and how getting excited can be better than relaxing.

Kate Atkin is an inspirational speaker, training consultant and coach. With nearly 20 years of experience as a trainer and facilitator, Kate has worked with many clients on business, management and communication issues. A highly skilled listener, her style is both supportive and challenging. In 2015 she completed an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology which has brought insights into well-being, meaning and positivity that she is incorporating into her work. Kate is continuing with her research, currently focussing on courage, confidence and the imposter phenomenon. Kate is author of The Presentation Workout, The Confident Manager and co-author of The Business of Professional Speaking, and author of two tips booklets, The Confidence Factor and The Networking Factor.

Mindfulness

We are all working in an increasingly fast paced and stressful environment with already anxious and stressed students. It is more important than ever that we develop skills to contain our emotions to remain calmer and more clearheaded as well as enhance general wellbeing.

The session will examine what mindfulness is and how can it help us in our busy lives. We will experience some mindful meditation practice and suggested techniques for incorporating mindfulness into our busy daily lives.

Alan Gelfer is an International Student Adviser with an interest in self- hypnosis and meditation and attended a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course over 8 weeks at Cityin 2013.

Wellbeing at work

A workshop with CitySport on how you can manage your cognitive, physical and emotional wellbeing within the workplace and will include:

  • A story of the present day brain and how it’s not helping you
  • Stretch at your desk to alleviate tension in the shoulders, upper/lower back and hips.

Sleep well

How much sleep is enough? What is normal sleep? Why do we sleep? Many of us are plagued with bad sleep, we wake early in the morning and cannot get back to sleep, we toss and turn at night and cannot get off to sleep, we wake unrefreshed and push ourselves through the week, catching up on sleep at weekends, thus sabotaging any hope we had of finding a routine!

This session will explore sleep stages and rhythms, dispel common sleeping myths, consider sleep problems and talk about solutions to some of the common problems to help you gain a good night’s sleep every night.

Gillian provides training programmes, consultancy and coaching for individuals and companies to improve health and quality of life.  Her background covers nursing, midwifery, health visiting, including experience working in the Australian outback with the Flying Doctor Service and 12 years with BUPA.

Gillian has a masters degree in exercise and health sciences, is a qualified master practitioner in neuro-linguistic programming, time line therapy® and in creating healthy environments. She has management qualifications and is a licensed instructor with Tony Buzan for training in Mind Mapping® and speed reading techniques.

Alongside training courses and conference presentations, Gillian also teaches Pilates exercise.  She writes for various magazines and journals and is the author of The Energy & Well-Being and The NLP Pocketbook, published by Management Pocketbooks and Motivation for Dummies published by John Wiley & Sons.

You are what you eat

There is growing evidence of ‘You are what you eat’ and that nutrition has an impact on energy, performance levels and health. This nutrition workshop looks at some of the problems of low energy levels and the effect this has on performance and wellbeing. Uncover some of the pitfalls of common everyday eating, discover how you can boost your immunity, eat for energy and avoid the ‘snack attack’.

Magdalena is a nutrition and diet educator and speaker with a special interest in the optimum nutrition and lifestyle approaches to mental health, stress and longevity.  She has over 12 years’ experience working as a Lecturer in diet, nutrition, health and business related subjects. Currently, she is a programme leader for a college offering Diploma and BSc courses in Nutritional Therapy and a leading tutor in Diet and Nutrition in the National Residential College for Women.  Magdalena completed MSc in Personalised Nutrition with distinction, MSc in Commodity Science and is also an NLP practitioner.

Is your posture important

The sedentary nature of our jobs means that to improve posture and avoid injury we need to be aware of our sitting habits and encourage ways to undertake simple exercise and movement through the day. This workshop will focus on the importance of good posture in preventing the onset of pain at work, the importance of good posture, correct standing and seated posture and how to improve, strengthen and protect your posture from work routines and stress.

Greg qualified as a physiotherapist in South Africa in 1994 and has been working in London since 2003. He is a great believer in education in the prevention of injuries.  Greg has spent most of his clinical time in London treating the effects of City based work lifestyles. These injuries are mainly neck and back issues, related to long hours, sitting, in high stress environments. As a result of seeing the nature of these injuries Greg moved to a more consulting type role involved with office ergonomics, chronic pain management and education. Sport has been a large part of Greg’s personal and professional life. He deals with many endurance sport athletes with a keen interest in triathlon and running related injuries. Personally, he has completed the Comrades marathon and an Ironman triathlon.

Pilates class (advanced bookings only)

Pilates emphasises your body’s core — the abdomen, obliques, lower back, inner and outer thigh, bottom, and so on. For this reason, Pilates develops much of what exercisers need — strength, flexibility, muscular endurance, coordination, balance, and good posture — with a much lower chance of injury than with other forms of exercise. The discipline emphasises correct form instead of going for the burn. You will need to wear comfortable clothing that you can move in.

Ruth is a STOTT Pilates teacher with a background in sport and exercise science and dance. She has worked in the health and wellbeing industry for over ten years providing health coaching and nutrition and fitness advice to a range of clients – from individuals, to magazines, a corporate audience, schools, athletes, footballers and fitness centres. Her passion for all things healthy is evident in every aspect of her life, and she is often found in the kitchen experimenting with healthy recipes, pounding the pavements training for her latest marathon, or blogging on her nutrition and fitness site.

Manage your energy, not your time

Managing energy, not time is the X Factor behind peak performance, personal renewal and overall wellbeing as every action, no matter the size, either adds or robs fuel from your energy gas tank. We are all reservoirs of energy. Everything we do—from interacting with colleagues and making important decisions to spending time with our family requires energy. It is time to rethink how we manage energy and not just our time.

Anne Fogarty has 10 years’ experience as a Training Consultant in the UK and Ireland working with a range of public and private sector organisations. Anne recently spent two years as Management Trainer with the BBC where she led the design, delivery and evaluation of ‘Leadership Essentials’, an award nominated strategic six-day leadership programme for new BBC managers. She also spent six years in Microsoft’s European Operations centre of which four were spent at middle management level.

First aid for parents

Ever felt concerned you might not be able to deal with an emergency if your young child choked, badly injured themselves or even stopped breathing? Spend an hour with St John’s Ambulance to learn some basic lifesaving skills that could just make the crucial difference if your child has an accident at home. Focussing on children, this session will cover resuscitation, choking, serious bleeding and how to deal with unconsciousness. It does not replace a proper first aid course but might just give you enough knowledge to make a real difference in an emergency.

Session delivered by St John's ambulance volunteers.

Development

Coaching taster sessions

Do you have a work challenge you would like some help thinking through? Perhaps you are planning a project, event or presentation and are not sure where to start? Or you could be thinking about how to focus on your objectives and keep yourself on track? This 30 minute 1:1 session, delivered by one of our City Internal Coaches will be a taster of what you can expect from coaching.

Courageous conversations

Have you ever delayed holding a ‘difficult’ conversation? This masterclass explores how to hold those conversations you may be putting off. You will identify why these conversations are sometimes avoided and the benefits of addressing situations in a timely manner. You’ll leave with some key steps to enable you to hold courageous conversations and have crafted an outline for one you need to have in the future. Come with your own example of one you’ve been putting off!

Kate Atkin is an inspirational speaker, training consultant and coach. With nearly 20 years’ experience as a trainer and facilitator, Kate has worked with many clients on business, management and communication issues. A highly skilled listener, her style is both supportive and challenging. In 2015 she completed an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology which has brought insights into well-being, meaning and positivity that she is incorporating into her work. Kate is continuing with her research, currently focussing on courage, confidence and the imposter phenomenon. Kate is author of The Presentation Workout, The Confident Manager and co-author of The Business of Professional Speaking, and author of two tips booklets, The Confidence Factor and The Networking Factor.

Presenting change

People often feel threatened by change in the workplace. This masterclass helps participants to get their change message across effectively and to follow it through to the implementation phase. This interactive session introduces participants to the key steps to bring about effective change in the workplace and elements of language to enable them to get their message across.

Kate Atkin is an inspirational speaker, training consultant and coach. With nearly 20 years of experience as a trainer and facilitator, Kate has worked with many clients on business, management and communication issues. A highly skilled listener, her style is both supportive and challenging. In 2015 she completed an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology which has brought insights into well-being, meaning and positivity that she is incorporating into her work. Kate is continuing with her research, currently focussing on courage, confidence and the imposter phenomenon. Kate is author of The Presentation Workout, The Confident Manager and co-author of The Business of Professional Speaking, and author of two tips booklets, The Confidence Factor and The Networking Factor.

Positive leadership

Have you ever been turned off by someone’s positive attitude? What does research have to say on the subject of positive leadership and how does it differ from simply being positive? These questions and more will be discussed during a facilitated masterclass. Kate will take you through some researched and practical steps to becoming a more positive leader and discuss the impact that will have on your team.

Kate Atkin is an inspirational speaker, training consultant and coach. With nearly 20 years of experience as a trainer and facilitator, Kate has worked with many clients on business, management and communication issues. A highly skilled listener, her style is both supportive and challenging. In 2015 she completed an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology which has brought insights into well-being, meaning and positivity that she is incorporating into her work. Kate is continuing with her research, currently focussing on courage, confidence and the imposter phenomenon. Kate is author of The Presentation Workout, The Confident Manager and co-author of The Business of Professional Speaking, and author of two tips booklets, The Confidence Factor and The Networking Factor.

Personal tutoring

Discuss some of the research undertaken when the personal tutoring policy was reviewed and revised and outline the key elements of the new policy. There will then be time for questions and discussion.

Professor Pam Parker is the Deputy Director of LEaD and heads up the Academic Team. Pam was previously a nurse and taught in the School of Health Science for 16 years prior to coming the centre nearly nine years ago. Pam oversees the MA Academic Practice programme, the RISES programme and the PhD Professional Education programme and is keen to support staff in their development as well as supporting students. Pam has undertaken a range of institutional projects and one of these was around personal tutoring.

Find a wider audience for your research with The Conversation

The Conversation is a news analysis and opinion website where academics, with support from professional journalists, write short pieces for a non-specialist audience, using their expertise to better inform the public on the issues of the day. The Conversation is partnered with more than 70 universities, including City, and its free-to-read Creative Commons-licensed content is republished by mainstream media outlets from The Guardian and Daily Mail to Quartz and Business Insider, reaching a worldwide audience of more than 10million a month. This session will introduce The Conversation and ways to approach writing for the public.

Michael Parker, Membership Editor, The Conversation

Active listening

Learn how to use active listening techniques, which are a valuable listening skill, to make a conscious effort to understand what people are really saying.

David Glyn is a Group Analytic Psychotherapist – and has been working with students as Student Counsellor at City for 15 years.

Presentation skills for the terrified

Do you experience anxiety around being asked to present at meetings or events and find that your nerves seem to get the better of you in planning and delivering presentations?  This workshop will show you how you can build your confidence in simple steps. In this workshop you will:

  • Learn how to manage any nervousness and fear of failure
  • Understand your audience and tailor your presentation accordingly
  • Understand the importance of effective planning and preparation
  • Understand how body language and vocal variety can affect the presentation and practise what works well
  • Get a little bit of non-threatening safe practice in pairs/threes to build your confidence

Mike Roarty is a very experienced leadership coach, team coach and trainer. He regularly works in leadership development programmes in the private public and voluntary sectors, and has worked with a number of universities. A focus on building strengths is at the heart of everything that Mike does.

He designs and runs a variety of workshops around communication, presenting, and personal effectiveness. With their company being an approved ILM Centreto deliver the ILM Level 5 Certificate in Coaching & Mentoring, they train and supervise coaches and mentors to gain their qualification.

Transforming your meetings with the Thinking Environment®

Do your meetings tend to go on longer than you would like them to? Would you like to make them more involving of everyone in the room, not just the usual few who tend to dominate? Would you like your attendees to find them really useful and enjoyable?

This workshop will show you how simple but powerful principles and tools transform your meetings.

In this workshop you will:

  • Understand some key components of Nancy Kline’s Thinking Environment® and how these impact the quality and effectiveness of meetings
  • Learn and practise a few simple tools of the Thinking Environment®
  • Understand how to use agenda items based on questions

Mike Roarty is a very experienced leadership coach, team coach and trainer. He regularly works in leadership development programmes in the private public and voluntary sectors, and has worked with a number of universities. A focus on building strengths is at the heart of everything that Mike does.

He designs and runs a variety of workshops around communication, presenting, and personal effectiveness. With their company being an approved ILM Centreto deliver the ILM Level 5 Certificate in Coaching & Mentoring, they train and supervise coaches and mentors to gain their qualification.

Planning events at City: tips, tools and triumphs

Join our Academic Events Manager for a tried and tested event planning road map to plan and manage successful events at City. With advice on processes, requirements, tips, tricks and checklists, make your City event the triumph it can be.

Louise Gordon heads up the Academic Events Team at City which oversees event management and support for public lectures, panels and research conferences. Louise has been at City for almost 12 years, working with all the schools, departments and research centres and has overseen the running of hundreds of events and conferences. Louise has a background in music, concert and event management.

The power of questions

Have you ever experienced the positive impact of being asked questions by someone who is curious and truly interested in your answers? What would it be like to create a working environment that is much more based on asking questions and much less on ‘telling’?

This workshop will show you how you can ask great questions that will help you get even better outcomes from your conversations, for you and for others. You will also see how the art of asking questions with curiosity and interest can enhance your working relationships and improve communication.

In this workshop you will:

  • Think about the importance of asking great questions
  • Learn about the art of ‘Humble Enquiry’
  • Practise using some ‘powerful’ questions to help someone explore their own thinking
  • Have some useful tools and tips to take away and apply in your conversations
Kathy is an experienced leadership coach, facilitator and trainer, who has worked for many years in the private, public and voluntary sectors.  Kathy is co-director of Strengths Focused Leadership, an organisation which provides a variety of services in leadership development, facilitation and organisational development and is also an approved ILM centre for the ILM Level 5 Certificate in Coaching & Mentoring.

Kathy has worked with the University to train internal coaches and mentors and has also run coaching workshops for line managers and assertiveness workshops.

Kathy, along with Mike Roarty, is the co-author of The Strengths-Focused Guide to Leadership published by FT Publishing in 2014, and, as you can imagine, a focus on building strengths is at the heart of everything we do.

Be assertive

Do you ever say ‘yes’ when you mean to say ‘no’?  Do you ever wish you could express your needs more openly and calmly in challenging situations?

This workshop will clarify what we mean by assertiveness and explore what stops you being more assertive. It will give you some tools, tips and new strategies for helping you express want you want with confidence in those more tricky conversations.

In this workshop you will:

  • Clarify what we mean by assertiveness and how it differs from being aggressive or passive
  • Remind yourself of what assertive behaviour looks and sounds like
  • Explore what might be stopping you being more assertive and create some more empowering beliefs
  • Learn a simple structure for stating your needs and wants with assertion
  • Take away some useful tips and phrases for having assertive conversations.

Kathy is an experienced leadership coach, facilitator and trainer, who has worked for many years in the private, public and voluntary sectors.  Kathy is co-director of Strengths Focused Leadership, an organisation which provides a variety of services in leadership development, facilitation and organisational development and is also an approved ILM centre for the ILM Level 5 Certificate in Coaching & Mentoring.

Kathy has worked with the University to train internal coaches and mentors and has also run coaching workshops for line managers and Assertiveness workshops. Kathy, along with Mike Roarty, is the co-author of The Strengths-Focused Guide to Leadership published by FT Publishing in 2014, and, as you can imagine, a focus on building strengths is at the heart of everything we do.

Be confident

Did you know that ‘confidence is a ‘con’ trick?  Come and have some fun finding out how to be a more confident you. Learn tips and tricks from Tamara Grigulis, Associate with Centre4Learning, someone who has been learning all through her own life and work how to be confident.

Tamara has a passion for supporting people and a gift for enabling them to achieve excellence. Her sound knowledge base comes from practical experience working as an operational manager and human resources consultant.  This is backed up with academic achievements, such as a Masters in Management Studies, an advanced Diploma in Intercultural Management and a Professional Coaching qualification. Tamara is now a highly experienced and qualified trainer and coach with a solid client-base, who regularly seek her support for their people development needs.

Be resilient

Resilience is one of the key skills that enable us to manage the everyday challenges of work and personal life. Come and explore what you may need to do differently to be more resilient and take back control and influence your life and work.

Tamara has a passion for supporting people and a gift for enabling them to achieve excellence. Her sound knowledge base comes from practical experience working as an operational manager and human resources consultant. This is backed up with academic achievements, such as a Masters in Management Studies, an advanced Diploma in Intercultural Management and a Professional Coaching qualification. Tamara is now a highly experienced and qualified trainer and coach with a solid client-base, who regularly seek her support for their people development needs.

Influencing and persuading

Learn about the six principles of influencing and persuading and how they can be used based on Robert Cialdini’s 'Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion'. You will discuss the rules, consider examples of how they are used and then apply them in a practical exercise – go on persuade me!

Neil has 17 years’ experience as a training consultant and 15 years in operational management roles. Neil’s early career as a general manager in the private sector working with multicultural workforces gave him valuable experience in dealing with a wide range of operational and people challenges. During this time Neil developed his leadership and management skills and learnt creative tools and techniques focused on bringing about sustainable change. Since then Neil has worked as a consultant at the Industrial Society/Work Foundation, he was responsible for designing and delivering a wide range of learning interventions to a broad range of clients, focusing on leadership, management development, performance management and project management. While at the Industrial Society Neil was part of the team which researched and developed their Liberating Leadership model and 360profiling tool.

Personal branding

We are in the most networked and connected world we've ever known.  And yet with so many of us, online and offline, how do we stand out, make ourselves known for all the right reasons and ensure we get the best opportunities? We start by understanding the power in networks and how to leverage them. We then understand how we can present ourselves as part of that network. And finally, we understand what the network wants from us and what we can give to it. Join Perry Timms, a self-confessed obsessive about a better networked future of work, to find out how you can build your abilities in this developing seventh sense - defining brand you and your part in the networks of the future.

Described by CIPD CEO Peter Cheese as “The HR Futurist” Perry’s energy, passion and insight around new forms of people and organisation development and the future of work are his trademarks. Perry runs his own enterprise – PTHR – aiming to transform learning and work one conversation at a time. Perry is CPD accredited and a TEDx speaker on HR, technology and the future of work. Perry has delivered keynote speeches across the world with over 40 events in 2016 to over 5,000 HR and workplace professionals. A tenacious reader; enthused networker and voracious learner, Perry describes himself as a lifeaholic determined to change the world of work; one conversation at a time.

Working as self-organised teams

What if there was another way to work other than the famed pyramidal hierarchy? Another way to exercise power and decisions that are not vested or stuck in the higher echelons? Self-organised, self-managed teams are that alternative. Where we're connected with each other for the strength this gives us in adaptability, versatility and belonging.  In many ways, this COULD provide us with the perfect model for a post-digital transformation world of work. Join Perry Timms who has spent the last seven years researching and working with self-managed organisations and people who lead and work in self-organised teams to find out more.

Described by CIPD CEO Peter Cheese as “The HR Futurist” Perry’s energy, passion and insight around new forms of people and organisation development and the future of work are his trademarks. Perry runs his own enterprise – PTHR – aiming to transform learning & work one conversation at a time. Perry is CPD accredited and a TEDx speaker on HR, technology and the future of work. Perry has delivered keynote speeches across the world with over 40 events in 2016 to over 5,000 HR and workplace professionals. A tenacious reader; enthused networker and voracious learner, Perry describes himself as a lifeaholic determined to change the world of work; one conversation at a time.

Creativity

Introduction to Office 365

In this fast paced introduction, you will learn about a range of tools that can revolutionise the way you work. Have all of your documents wherever you are, collaborate with staff online in real time, and connect with the whole University in seconds...plus a whole lot more.

Anna Frimpong is a Business Systems Trainer who holds a degree in Business Information Systems. She joined City in December of 2013 from Apple and has previously held roles at City as a Junior Service Desk Analyst and Senior Service Desk Analyst. As a Business Systems Trainer, Anna is involved in designing and delivering training for City staff on our business systems including Office 365, SITS, SAP and Squiz Matrix (CMS). She has also received numerous WOW award nominations and won a WOW award.

SharePoint

Also, known as 'Team Sites', SharePoint is taking the University by storm, allowing staff to collaborate and share information in a secure, online environment.  In this session you will find out why so many people are using SharePoint and how you could use it to make your daily work easier.

Joanna Pentecost is our Business Systems Training Manager. She works to design and deliver engaging and effective training for City staff on a wide range of IT Systems, including Office 365, Form Assembly, E:Vision and E-Store. Having been at City for 17 years in a range of different roles, Jo brings a breadth of experience to her training.  She uses this experience to not only train staff how to use a system, but also to help them understand why to use a system, enabling her trainees to explore day to day issues and processes and how our systems can help.

Skype at work?! - Why and how

It's installed on your PC, and we want you to use it, but why bother? By the end of this session, you will be wondering why you still use a telephone, and be dashing back to your desk with your new headset (given to all attendees) to give your new found skills a go.

Joanna Pentecost is our Business Systems Training Manager. She works to design and deliver engaging and effective training for City staff on a wide range of IT Systems, including Office 365, Form Assembly, E:Vision and E-Store. Having been at City for 17 years in a range of different roles, Jo brings a breadth of experience to her training. She uses this experience to not only train staff how to use a system, but also to help them understand why to use a system, enabling her trainees to explore day to day issues and processes and how our systems can help.

City Excel Forum

In this interactive session you'll have the opportunity to try your hand at some Excel functions you've not previously come across or have heard of but not actually used. VLOOKUP is one of the easiest but most powerful functions we'll practice. But we will try out some other simple formulae, shortcuts and tips like the Quick Access Toolbar which are real timesavers. Come along to sample lots of different Excel tricks and techniques and improve your productivity.

It'll also be an opportunity to ask questions about any tricky Excel problems you have.

Mark Brace joined City in July 2007 and has been the Planning, Performance and Risk Manager within the Strategic Planning and Performance Unit for nearly four years. Before that he was a Senior Business Analyst and Project Manager within IT for six years.

Creative thinking

Learn how to use at least two useful creative thinking tools and have some fun at the same time. This workshop looks at just how creative you are and explore the concept of word association and how it can be used to stimulate creative thinking and creative problem solving.  You will look at how these tools can be used to make recommendations and solve a work related problem.

Neil has 17 years’ experience as a training consultant and 15 years in operational management roles. Neil’s early career as a general manager in the private sector working with multicultural workforces gave him valuable experience in dealing with a wide range of operational and people challenges. During this time Neil developed his leadership and management skills and learnt creative tools and techniques focused on bringing about sustainable change. Since then Neil has worked as a consultant at the Industrial Society/Work Foundation, he was responsible for designing and delivering a wide range of learning interventions to a broad range of clients, focusing on leadership, management development, performance management and project management. While at the Industrial society Neil was part of the team which researched and developed their Liberating Leadership model and 360profiling tool.

Imagination gym

This session will focus on learning by walking about in a physical sense. Its underlying purpose is to help people to come to terms with and possibly reinvent the fast-changing world of VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity). The session encourages people to perceive and notice the everyday world with different viewpoints than they use every day. It will make your mind work in an unfamiliar way, come up with original and imaginative ideas through conversations that present the ideas persuasively. By systematically practicing curiosity and imagination, the session will mentally stretch your mind in the same way a machine will stretch your body in a gym.

Following six years as a Director of Finance and IT, Clive moved to Cass Business School in 1988. His research is into the strategic exploitation of information systems, knowledge management and management learning. He has managed a number of large applied research projects including a major research project for the Institute of Directors, examining the IT needs of executives and as research director of the European Union's 1.6million euro study PRISM (Measurement and Reporting of Intangibles). Clive has been an adviser to the European Parliament on e-learning, and was named as one of the UK's top three "e-tutors of the year" by the Times Higher Education Supplement in 2001. As part of the conceptualisation of the new building for Cass, he extensively researched the nature of space for knowledge work. He was appointed as the inaugural Director of the Cass Business School Learning Laboratory in 2002. In 2003 he was awarded a UK National Teaching Fellowship as one of the 20 leading university teachers in the UK. He was co-founder and a board member of the innovative informal learning network knowhownonprofit.org. He is author of a large number of publications, and lectures, broadcasts and consults in the UK and internationally. He was a founding member of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, the City of London's 100th livery company.

Introduction to blogging

In this session you will learn about the basics of blogging. You will get started on a blog post sharing your experiences of the Develop@City event. Finally, you will get logged onto the Learning at City blog.

Dan Sansome is an Academic Learning Support Tutor in the Learning Success team and an advocate of blogging at City to help share ideas and experiences.

Community

Effective networking

This masterclass focuses on the personal skills that are important to making the most of networking opportunities, whether within an organisation, with customers or suppliers or in conventional networking scenarios such as conferences or exhibitions. I take the view that effective networking comes from building relationships and I focus on key tips and techniques to develop these in a networking situation. During the masterclass we look at what to say after ‘hello’, how to break into a conversation and how to move on.

Kate Atkin is an inspirational speaker, training consultant and coach. With nearly 20 years of experience as a trainer and facilitator, Kate has worked with many clients on business, management and communication issues. A highly skilled listener, her style is both supportive and challenging. In 2015 she completed an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology which has brought insights into well-being, meaning and positivity that she is incorporating into her work. Kate is continuing with her research, currently focussing on courage, confidence and the imposter phenomenon. Kate is author of The Presentation Workout, The Confident Manager and co-author of The Business of Professional Speaking, and author of two tips booklets, The Confidence Factor and The Networking Factor.

City staff choir – Taster session

With plans to set up a weekly City staff choir, you’re invited to join us for this one-off taster session. No previous experience needed and you don’t need to read music. This will be a short, fun session of wonderful warm ups and acappella acoustics! It’s also been scientifically proven that singing in choirs is good for your health, and of course a fun way to interact with colleagues.

Rebecca Dent and Louise Gordon both work in Marketing and Communications. Rebecca studied music and specialised in vocal performance. She has sung in a range of different choirs, and is now part of the London Symphony Chorus, performing regularly at the Barbican Centre. Louise has a degree in Music and has also sung with many choirs over the years. She ran the Jazz choir at UEA and has worked with youth choir summer schools.

Walking tours

Join a local expert for a guided tour around the neighbourhood and discover the local history and culture.

Rob Smith is a Clerkenwell and Islington guide and has been leading walking tours with Footprints of London since 2011. His special interests include London’s Industrial history, and Nineteenth century London History.

The two walks he will do are:

The Spa Fields Riot of 1816 – In 1816 the area around City University was the scene of a huge political demonstration demanding electoral reform. This 50 minute walk looks at how the demonstration turned into an attempt to start a revolution in Britain.

Elizabethan Clerkenwell – Though the buildings have largely disappeared, this 50 minute walk looks at how the street names around City University refer to people, places and events from Tudor London.

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9.30am - 5.00pmThursday 27th July 2017

City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

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