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Jul

26

Thursday

Develop@City - Staff development and wellbeing day

9.30am

Staff

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

  • Professional development sessions
  • Wellbeing workshops and activities
  • An interactive marketplace where you can network with colleagues

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

Timetable

Marketplace Stalls


Prebookable Sessions:

Coaching (Fully Booked - please click to see your timeslot)

Massage (Fully Booked - please click to see your timeslot) please note drop in sessions will be available in ELG15 throughout the day

Tai Chi - 10am (Fully Booked - see timetable for alternative sessions at this time)

Tai Chi - 11am (Fully Booked - see timetable for alternative sessions at this time)

Walking Tour 12pm - Modernism and Finsbury

Walking Tour 2pm - Clerkenwell and Industry

Gamelan


Session descriptions:

Wellbeing

Eat well

There is growing evidence that “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 impact 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, avoid the ‘snack attack’.

Session leader: Theresa Millman

Before training in Nutrition Theresa worked in corporate finance for many years. After graduating in nutrition, she soon realised that optimal health was more than just what we eat. “The individual should be seen and supported as a whole”. Theresa decided to obtain qualifications to help her clients in every aspect of good health: Thoughts, Movement and Nutrition. Theresa then gained qualifications in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and as a CHEK Functional Exercise Coach. Her work sees her helping a range of clients from all ages, with a variety of health requirements from chronic digestive disorders to stress, hormonal health and fatigue, as well as sporting goals and weight loss.

From stress to resilience

What are the ingredients to feeling resilience and energised for your work, as opposed to stressed? In this workshop we will help you find ways to build your energy and resilience and feel motivated to take some action.

Session leader: Mike Roarty

Mike Roarty is a very experienced leadership coach, team coach and trainer. Mike 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. 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. Mike, along with Kathy Toogood, is the co-author of The Strengths-Focused Guide to Leadership published by FT Publishing in 2014.

Managing pressure

Resilience is one of the key skills that enable us to manage the everyday challenges of work and personal life. When people feel dis-empowered and out of balance they are unable to think clearly or communicate effectively. This session is designed to give delegates knowledge and strategies to manage stress and continue to operate effectively in today’s fast changing world.

The session will help you identify the signals and symptoms of stress and how it impacts health, relationships and performance. You will explore the traits of resilient people and provide some tools to help you bounce back. You will explore thinking and behaviour change techniques and learn to apply the TCP technique and the 3 A’s model. The session will help you create some tools for your personal stress tool kit to help you develop a positive mental attitude in the midst of change and challenge and provide a springboard for bouncing back.

Session leader: Gillian Burns

Gillian provides training programmes 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.   Gillian has two young children and lives with her partner in Langstone, Hampshire.

Myth busting mental health

In this workshop we will be discussing some of the myths around mental health and wellbeing. We will talk about the difference between having a mental health condition and experiencing poor mental wellbeing. We will cover some of the signs and symptoms of changes in our mental health, as well as strategies and techniques that can help us cope and manage.

Session leader: Rachel Fahy

Rachel Fahy is a Mental Health Advisor within the Student Counselling and Mental Health Service at City. She studied Psychology and Information Technology in her undergraduate with an emphasis on Mindfulness. Afterwards she completed her Msc in Psychology (BPS accredited). Rachel’s role at City involves mentoring students to help them cope and manage with their studies and mental health, advising departments on appropriate reasonable adjustments and delivering mental health awareness training to staff.

Reflection session

Join our Chaplaincy Coordinator, Ian Worsfold for a guided meditation session in the mindfulness style.  Pick up some techniques that you can use at any time and in any setting, enabling you to relax and focus on the here and now. Commitment to a particular faith tradition is not essential to take part.

Tai Chi (pre-bookable)

You might have seen people in the park in what looks like a graceful solo dance, slowly moving their hands and swaying. They were probably practising tai chi an ancient Chinese moving meditation practice that use breathing exercises and repetitive, slow movements. Tai chi is a martial arts form of qigong but there are roughly 7,000 other forms. Qigong is part of Chinese medicine, has existed in some form for thousands of years and is still hugely popular in China. But is it really exercise?

It’s a low impact, gentle form of exercise that’s probably one of the best researched in the world. It conditions the spine, legs and feet, building strength, making the muscles longer and stronger. Last year, the New Scientist reported that tai chi and qigong change the body at the genetic level, turning off inflammation genes. One review in the American Journal of Health Promotion said there is good evidence for nine main benefits, including bone density, physical function, preventing falls, quality of life, psychological benefits and immune function. The gentle fluid movements promote the flow of lymphatic system, the primary system of immunity. Other reviews suggest it can reduce depressive symptoms, stress and anxiety.

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.

Session leader: Lynsey Parkins

Lyndsey Parkins is the Leisure Supervisor (Fitness) at CitySport.

Development

Academic Game of Life

The Publishing Trap is a new boardgame aimed at early career researchers, PhD students and academic staff and this session is a chance to meet one of the creators of the game. It's been subtitled the 'academic game of life' and up to 16 players working in teams take on the character of one of four academics as they progress through their academic career. Meet Mary the space scientist, Brian the microbiologist, Simon the Jane Austen scholar and Misha the Criminologist. In this taster session you will play the first half of the game through to Junior Lecturer round. Your character needs to make choices as they progress in their academic career about how they wish to share their research, including the copyright and licensing choices they need to make. The game’s currency rewards the characters in the form of knowledge, impact and money and your choices are assessed in the game's impact assessment exercise. Will Mary make it to NASA? Will Simon get his slot on BBC 4's new series on the life of Jane Austen? Find out at the taster sessions the Academic Team in LEaD are running as part of Develop@City! If you would like to find out more about the game information is available at: https://copyrightliteracy.org/resources/the-publishing-trap/

Session leader: Jane Secker

Jane Secker is Senior Lecturer in Educational Development at City, University of London where she teaches on the MA in Academic Practice. Before this, Jane was Copyright and Digital Literacy Advisor at LSE for over 15 years where she advised staff about copyright issues and the online environment. She is co-author of Copyright and E-learning: a guide for practitioners published by Facet in 2016 and has developed a number of educational resources, including the Publishing Trap with Chris Morrison, who is the Copyright Officer at the University of Kent. Together they run the website copyrightliteracy.org to raise awareness of the importance of copyright education.

Active Bystander: Challenging unacceptable behaviours

This interactive session includes:

  • Techniques to overcome the fear of intervening
  • How to tackle ‘micro-inequities’
  • Persuasive words, phrases, facial expressions and body language to maximise assertiveness in challenging situations.

Session leader: Scott Solder

Scott co-designed and facilitates Active Bystander training. He is an executive coach, trainer and facilitator, specialising in advanced communication, performance and problem solving. As well as large commercial companies, his client portfolio includes/has included 10 Downing Street, The Cabinet Office, The City of London Corporation, Imperial College, News UK - and the BBC. Scott also designs and delivers training workshops in challenging inappropriate behaviours, leadership, presentation & public speaking, time management, delegation, influencing and media skills. He is co-author of ’You Need This Book To Get What You Want’ (Simon & Schuster) - a globally published guide to problem solving and persuasive communication - and is a former Editor and Executive Producer in BBC News & Current Affairs.

All change! Turning change from a stressor into an opportunity

Are you experiencing changes at work that have stressed or demotivated you? Would you like to feel you have more control of how change impacts you? This workshop will introduce you to a solution focused and strength focused way of thinking about change. N.B. This workshop will work best for attendees who are currently experiencing a period of change at work that they are finding challenging. Or, for people who are likely to be in the near future.

Session leader: Mike Roarty

Mike Roarty is a very experienced leadership coach, team coach and trainer. Mike 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. 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. Mike, along with Kathy Toogood, is the co-author of The Strengths-Focused Guide to Leadership published by FT Publishing in 2014.

Assertiveness

What is assertiveness, and how does it differ from being passive or aggressive?  During this masterclass Kate Atkin will take you through the four elements of assertiveness to help you get your message across.  Come with your own scenario as there will be an opportunity to discuss your own scenarios in small groups.

Session leader: Kate Atkin

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.

Confidence Matters

This masterclass explores the factors that make somebody feel confident. It is founded on the premise that confidence isn’t about arrogance.  In it Kate Atkin teaches tips, tools and techniques that have been shown to be effective in helping people access confidence when they most need to.

Session leader: Kate Atkin

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.

Coping with and communicating change

With change being such a constant thing in our lives both professionally and personally, why is it sometimes so hard to cope with? This masterclass examines responses to change, and how you can support others during periods of change, as well as providing you with some useful language patterns for communicating change effectively.

Session leader: Kate Atkin

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.

Dealing with resistance

How should we react when people disagree with our ideas or get emotional?  During this learning bite you will explore and practice a simple 4 - step process for dealing with resistance and challenge including how to use empathy to diffuse emotional reactions.

Session leader: Anne Fogarty

Anne Fogarty has 16 years of experience as a Training Consultant in the UK and Ireland working with a range of public and private sector organizations.   On moving to London in 2006, Anne spent 2 years as Management Trainer with the BBC where she led the design, delivery and evaluation of “Leadership Essentials”, an award nominated strategic 6-day leadership programme for new BBC managers. She also spent 6 years in Microsoft’s European Operations centre of which 4 were spent at middle management level.

Different strokes for different folks

Do you ever feel like you are speaking a different language to someone else?  Maybe you simply have different personalities!  This short session explores different personality preferences, helps you identify your own preferences and what you can do to communicate more effectively with others.

Session leader: Anne Fogarty

Anne Fogarty has 16 years of experience as a Training Consultant in the UK and Ireland working with a range of public and private sector organizations.   On moving to London in 2006, Anne spent 2 years as Management Trainer with the BBC where she led the design, delivery and evaluation of “Leadership Essentials”, an award nominated strategic 6-day leadership programme for new BBC managers. She also spent 6 years in Microsoft’s European Operations centre of which 4 were spent at middle management level.

Effective Emails

How to write clear and effective emails that get the results you want – fast.   Although email is a valuable tool, it creates some challenges for writers. Miscommunication can easily occur when people have different expectations about the messages that they send and receive. Email is used for many different purposes, including contacting friends, communicating with colleagues, clients and stakeholders, requesting information etc. Depending on your purposes, the messages you send will differ in their formality, intended audience, and desired outcomes. So—how do you know when sending an email is the most effective way of accomplishing your communication goals? When is a brief message ok, and when it is more appropriate to send a longer, more formal email? How should you decide what style of writing is appropriate for each task? This session covers everything you need to know about how to transform your use of email and should help you save time, improve clarity of communication and increase your productivity.

Session leaders: Chloe Milano and Simon Watts

Chloe Milano, Organisational Development Manager

Simon Watts, Head of Communications And Events

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.

Session leader:

Michael Parker, Membership Editor, The Conversation

"If only you would listen to me!!.."

How can we get buy-in from colleagues through focusing on them, not ourselves? This session will give you top tips for getting people to listen to you and work with you.

Session leader: Anne Fogarty

Anne Fogarty has 16 years of experience as a Training Consultant in the UK and Ireland working with a range of public and private sector organizations.   On moving to London in 2006, Anne spent 2 years as Management Trainer with the BBC where she led the design, delivery and evaluation of “Leadership Essentials”, an award nominated strategic 6-day leadership programme for new BBC managers. She also spent 6 years in Microsoft’s European Operations centre of which 4 were spent at middle management level.

Impact and Influence

This masterclass encourages participants to reflect on the impact they make and how to tweak their behaviour to ensure they make the impact they want to.  Kate then explains three key steps that will help you improve your influencing skills and tips and techniques to influence others.

Session leader: Kate Atkin

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.

Intro to coaching and mentoring

Have you heard about coaching and mentoring but aren’t sure about what they are and whether you should take advantage of them? This workshop will give you a quick and clear introduction to what exactly we mean by coaching and by mentoring, and how they are similar and different from one another.

Playing to your strengths

Would you like to enhance your performance, motivation and fulfilment at work by playing to your strengths?   This workshop will introduce you to some of the many benefits of focusing on strengths and adopting a strengths focus in your work. The payoffs include greater energy in your work, increased confidence and even better results.

Session leader: Kathy Toogood

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.

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

Session leader: Mike Roarty

Mike Roarty is a very experienced leadership coach, team coach and trainer. Mike 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. 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. Mike, along with Kathy Toogood, is the co-author of The Strengths-Focused Guide to Leadership published by FT Publishing in 2014.

Success: What lies behind the mask?

Have you ever felt phoney, or like a fraud, as if you don’t belong? Yes?  You could be experiencing the imposter syndrome (more correctly a phenomenon). This masterclass uncovers the misconception that everyone else except you is capable and confident. We will discuss what the imposter phenomenon is, how you can spot it in yourselves or other people, and provide tips for overcoming it.

Session leader: Kate Atkin

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.

Taster Coaching Sessions

Do you have a work challenge you would like help thinking through? This 25 minute 1:1 session, delivered by one of our City Internal Coaches will be a taster of what you can expect from coaching. Pre-booking is essential.

Coaches: Coaches that are trained as part of the City internal coaching network.

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

Session leader: Kathy Toogood

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.

"What is important to me?" Clarifying what you are looking for in the next steps of your career journey

If you were asked where you would like to go next in your career would you say “I’m not sure”? Is it difficult to know where to start on that question? This workshop will introduce you to importance of clarifying your values in relation to your work and career, and so give you a clearer idea of where to go next.

Session leader: Mike Roarty

Mike Roarty is a very experienced leadership coach, team coach and trainer. Mike 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. 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. Mike, along with Kathy Toogood, is the co-author of The Strengths-Focused Guide to Leadership published by FT Publishing in 2014.

Creativity

Gamelan

City is home to several large percussion orchestras from Bali and Java called gamelan. These comprise gongs, drums and metallophones which produce rich and mesmerizing sounds. The instruments are beautifully carved and painted, with flowers and dragons. Participants will learn to play a traditional piece of Indonesian gamelan music in a group. Playing gamelan is a rewarding musical and social activity which can inspire self-confidence, improve co-ordination and develop listening skills. It is fun and accessible, and no experience is necessary.

Trainer: Malcolm

Malcolm is a gamelan tutor at Southbank Centre, but also for Good Vibrations and has many years experience playing and teaching gamelan.

Getting Started in Reflective Journaling: A Practical Workshop'

One of the main methods for addressing the problems of complexity and ambiguity in leadership is reflective journaling. There are very few opportunities to learn how to get started.  This acclaimed workshop is based on Cass Business School research and development of journaling. You will get guidance and hands-on use of journaling methods, plus a route map of how to continue to journal after the end of the workshop.

Session leader: Clive Holtham

Clive Holtham is Professor of Information Management at Cass Business School, and is closely involved in the current Arts Council England “Boosting Resilience” education programme for senior executives in arts organisations.

How to boost your brilliance

As the market value of creative thinking increases, promoting innovation is desirable and important. We all have the potential to improve, if we recognise our strengths (and work on our weaknesses) we can capitalise on them. Creativity is a skill as vital for scientists or mathematicians as it is for artists and writers … unlikely mixtures promote the synthesis and development of new ideas.

The taster workshop will concentrate on the group dynamic, emphasising that creativity is contagious. People often play different roles in the creative process. A key factor is personality: some characteristics seem to close off the expression of new ideas, others stimulate them.  In this one hour taster session, skills that facilitate creative output; urge them to step out of their comfort zone; get the mind into the right state to receive those moments of insight we all crave are encouraged.

There is a segment on what happens neurologically to the brain during creativity, to those areas involved in self-monitoring, inhibition and the sense of self: this helps people access the necessary mental state to be creative.  It is interesting (but not surprising) that eccentric people have unconventional modes of thinking.  During moments of insight, cognitive filters relax momentarily and allow ideas that are on the brain’s back burner to leap forward into conscious awareness.  So, daydream!  Very important! Exercises move small groups to solve problems, generate ideas.

Session leader: Marcelle Bernstein

Marcelle Bernstein is an internationally bestselling novelist, non-fiction writer and journalist who finds each discipline nourishes the others. She relishes the extraordinary experiences of her worklife, from being helicoptered onto a North Sea oilrig to standing on picket lines with Mexican farmworkers facing vicious attacks from the Teamsters’ Union in California’s Coachella Valley. She writes freelance pieces for many newspapers and magazines, including the Washington Post and the Daily Telegraph. Her Observer Magazine interviews in the 1960s featured iconic figures: Dusty Springfield, Elisabeth Frink, Odette, Liza Minnelli, the Pythons. Writers she has interviewed include Jean Rhys, Agatha Christie, Paul Gallico, Roald Dahl. For her documentary book Nuns, she lived in a Carmelite convent, went into French prisons, Spanish circuses, Harlem and the Chicago housing projects. Many novels followed: Sadie won an Arts Council first novel award; Body & Soul became a major television series with Kristin Scott Thomas, winning a Silver Bear; Sacred & Profane was filmed with Gérard Depardieu as Pacte du Silence. Her books are translated into 23 languages. She has been a Hawthornden Fellow; appears on radio and television; teaches creative writing and media and runs workshops on Fact-based Storytelling at City University London. Current projects are two novels — one charting an abusive Orthodox Jewish marriage, the other on Marc Chagall’s lover — and a personal recollection of Jean Rhys. She is married to investigative journalist and novelist Eric Clark.

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 and get logged onto the Learning at City blog.

Session leader: Dan Sansome

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.

Mind mapping

Unlock the power of your mind with a Mind Map ~ the ultimate thinking tool used to stimulate you to think, learn and communicate more effectively and efficiently. The technique of Mind Mapping was created by Tony Buzan and is one of the most widely used thinking tools around the world. It is often called the ‘Swiss army knife for the brain’, because it is a multi-purpose thinking tool, and is already used by more than 250 million people worldwide.

What is a Mind Map? A Mind Map® is a visual thinking tool which maps out your thoughts and ideas in a brain-friendly way using the technique of radiant thinking. It combines colour, imagery, visual-spatial skills and imagination to trigger your brain to think more creatively, learn faster, remember more and communicate better. During this workshop you will learn: What Mind Mapping is What Mind Maps are good for How to work effectively with Mind Maps

Session leader: Gillian Burns

Gillian provides training programmes 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.   Gillian has two young children and lives with her partner in Langstone, Hampshire.

The art of perception

Join us for a fun and exciting hour of drawing with a spin. Ever wondered what it would be like to be a criminal profiler, compiling together eye witness accounts of criminal descriptions to create an image to aid police investigations? This is exactly the type of game you’ll be playing in groups and pairs, trying to recreate another person’s description. This game is just one that highlights how our perceptions differ from one another; that we all see and perceive the world differently. It helps to bring awareness to individual differences within work environments.  Usually this activity results in some hilarious drawings, a lot of laughter and some insight into people’s differences. Absolutely no previous experience of drawing needed, individuals, pairs and groups very much welcomed, bring an attitude of curiosity and fun with you.

Session leader: Deborah Cottrell and Carl Hoare

Carl is an award winning, world exhibited artist who specialises in portraiture and Deborah is a qualified art Psychotherapist with a background in mental health and wellness centres. Deborah also take a great interest in mindfulness and coaching.

Community

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. 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.

Session leader: Mark Brace

Mark Brace joined City in July 2007 and has been the Planning, Performance and Risk Manager within the Strategic Planning and Performance Unit for more than four years. Before that he was a Senior Business Analyst and Project Manager within IT for 6 years. He is passionate about encouraging everyone at City to make the most of the tools available to us and especially Excel. He believes that improving data quality and the efficiency of processes using Excel can really improve the flow of good information around City and so help us towards our goals.

City Staff Choir taster session

Singing can improve health and happiness as well as being great fun! Join us for an exciting and lively staff choir taster session. No previous singing experience is required.

Session leaders: Rebecca Dent and Louise Gordon

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.

Discover the City Carrot Runners

Discover the health benefits of running and the free running club available to you at City and join an introductory run for around 20 minutes.  The Carrot runners meet regularly throughout the week and have sessions catering to all running levels from beginner to advanced. The run will start from the Northampton Square main entrance at 11:20am.

Library games hour

Library Games Hour will be packed full of innovative games and activities designed to stimulate a dynamic learning experience. If Lego, Snakes & Ladders or Cards isn’t your thing, visit our pop-up clinic for a free Library Makeover courtesy of our expert information stylists.

Session leaders: Library Staff

Monika Koziel (Information Assistant, Law) Verena Price (Subject Librarian, SMCSE) Stephen Penton (Copyright Librarian)

Networking for people who don’t like networking  

Does the thought of ‘working the room’ fill you with dread? Is networking something you want to shift from a scary ordeal to an enjoyable and rewarding activity? This workshop will introduce you to the ‘why’, ‘what’, and ‘how’ of networking. You’ll leave with a few simple and workable approaches that can make a big difference.

Office 365

In this interactive session you will be introduced to Office 365 and the different tools it holds. You will be given the opportunity to explore their different uses and discuss how they can be used to support further collaboration with your colleagues and students as well as save you time and increase your productivity. We’ll look at a number of different areas of Office 365 some you have heard of and others you may not:

  • Collaborating on the same WORD document at the same time
  • Storing knowledge within the same department using SHAREPOINT
  • Seeing information relevant to you and those you work with DELVE
  • Sharing what’s on your screen with others through SKYPE FOR BUSINESS

Session leaders: Shona Ellis and David Tam, Business Systems Trainers, have been at City for six months now. Between them they have over 15 years’ experience in training and development having worked in a wide variety of sectors. They would be happy to discuss any training and support requirements you might have, whether it’s a bespoke training session for your team or simply some advice. Get in touch. You can contact us by:

  • Coming to have a chat to one of us at the IT Training stall
  • Emailing ittraining@city.ac.uk
  • Calling us on +44 (0)20 7040 4904

Walking tour: Modernism in Finsbury (advanced-bookings only)

Finsbury, covering todays Clerkenwell and Moorfields, was a radical Local Authority in its 66 years of existence from 1899. It wanted to give the highest living standards to its poor working class residents. Berthold Lubetkin, the Bolshevik Modernist architect who "brought modern architecture to England". and his practice, Tecton were commissioned to help realise that objective and designed a number of iconic modernist buildings in the area.  Understand and admire how Lubetkin's dictum "Nothing is too good for ordinary people" was realised in form and function in the Finsbury Health Centre. See how his ideas lived on through his colleagues and employees up in public and housing projects to the 1960s.

Session leader: Jiff Bayliss

Jiff Bayliss has been a Clerkenwell and Islington qualified Guide for 6 years. He guides in Islington, Camden, Westminster and north of the City of London. He has also been commisioned outside London and has led tours of the WWI battlefields in Flanders and Somme. As well as describing the attributes of different localities, he also undertakes themed walks on subjects as varied as death management in the 2nd. Millennium, Arsenal’s time in Islington and the home front in WWI. He has undertaken a number of lunchtime walks for City, UoL over the last three years and this year is offering walks on Modernist Finsbury and Industrialisation of Clerkenwell. Enjoy!

Walking tour: Clerkenwell and Industry walking tour (advanced-bookings only)

Clerkenwell has been a hive of industrial activity since 1600. This walk will explore the industries and commerce that developed here from one of the countries earliest industrial sites at the New River Head to the small but growing manufacturers and producers that took advantage of the natural resources, the closeness to the City and Pool of London and the available skilled and unskilled labour. Hear about the social and political impact of these developments and how a certain educational institution derives its founding on all this activity.’

Session leader: Jiff Bayliss

Jiff Bayliss has been a Clerkenwell and Islington qualified Guide for 6 years. He guides in Islington, Camden, Westminster and north of the City of London. He has also been commisioned outside London and has led tours of the WWI battlefields in Flanders and Somme. As well as describing the attributes of different localities, he also undertakes themed walks on subjects as varied as death management in the 2nd. Millennium, Arsenal’s time in Islington and the home front in WWI. He has undertaken a number of lunchtime walks for City, UoL over the last three years and this year is offering walks on Modernist Finsbury and Industrialisation of Clerkenwell. Enjoy!

Session leader: Kathy Toogood

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.

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9.30am - 5.00pmThursday 26th July 2018

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

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