Developing Yourself and Others

To book onto our open courses please login to the HR Self Service Portal.  Select the Learning and Development option from the menu on the left hand side and search for your chosen course by category or course name.  On booking a course your line manager will be prompted to approve (or reject) your request.

Detailed process notes can be found on the HR webpages, HR Systems Training Guides.

Digital Tools for Collaboration and Sharing

Description:

Do you find the current options for file storage confusing? This bitesize course is designed to help you navigate the world of Cloud storage so that you have a better understanding of storage locations like Sharepoint, OneDrive and Teams, and how they interact with each other. The course is informal and you will have plenty of opportunities to ask experts questions about your own file storage concerns. The course will help you make informed choices about where/how you store and share your documents.

Please note that this course involves pre-course reading and/or work which you should be able to complete in around 15-20 minutes.

Target Audience:

Anyone who already uses ICT and digital tools at a fairly basic level and would like to broaden their knowledge and enhance their understanding of how to store, share and collaborate on documents safely and effectively.

During the workshop, there will be an opportunity to explore the following: 

  • The main features of Sharepoint, OneDrive and Teams and the interrelationship between all three
  • Where we should be storing our own and our team documents
  • How and where to share and collaborate on documents
  • Safety and security of cloud storage options

To view dates, times and to book a place or add your name to the waiting list for this workshop please login to the HR Self Service Portal

How to be an Effective Mentor

Description:

Mentoring can be an effective way to develop a range of skills and enhance knowledge by connecting, sharing and broadening perspectives between staff with experience and those who are looking for development. This workshop is an introduction to mentoring for mentors and provides an opportunity to explore the roles and responsibilities as well as practice the skills necessary for effective mentoring.

Please note that this course involves pre-course reading and/or work which you should be able to complete in around 30-60 minutes.

Target Audience:

As effective mentoring happens when people are mentored by someone other than their line manager, this course is aimed solely at colleagues who are mentoring others i.e. not their direct reports.  The workshop will offer an opportunity to explore the roles and responsibilities, and to practice the skills necessary, for effective mentoring. As a note, this workshop explores mentoring in general and is not specifically designed for ECDP, further information regarding mentoring within ECDP can be found at: Mentoring

During the preparation work for the workshop, and the workshop itself, there will be an opportunity to:

  • define what mentoring is and how it can contribute to development
  • understand how to establish and build a productive mentoring partnership and the roles and responsibilities of both the mentor and mentee
  • understand how to set up mentoring for success and the key factors to consider
  • understand how to structure a mentoring session
  • be aware of mentoring pitfalls, adopt tools for overcoming obstacles to successful mentoring arising from personal, team and organisational issues
  • practice the skills of effective mentoring
  • adopt reflective practices and develop an action plan for mentoring

To view dates, times and to book a place or add your name to the waiting list for this workshop please login to the HR Self Service Portal