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Opportunities for Development

Active Bystander Training
  • The training will provide the skills to challenge unacceptable behaviour including those that have become normalised
  • The session will include group discussion and interactivity and each delegate will receive an PDF ‘Active Bystander’ toolkit booklet, which contains the main techniques covered in the session.
  • All sessions will run from 14.00-15.30 the 28th April , 19th May and the 23rd June and places can be booked via Staff Connect

Please note that the session is called Bystander Training within Staff Connect – for ease, please keep all search criteria boxes in Staff Connect blank, and this will bring up all training

Cultural Fluency Course available

  • This course sets out to develop your cultural fluency and adaptability when working in a multicultural team or society. It will help you become familiar with the concept of intercultural communication and cultural fluency; and will allow you to develop and improve your skills related to this field.

Please register for the course following the link:

Deadline for registration is 30th April 2021


Eligibility Checking Training sessions available

  • This sessions aims to provide information on why we ask for eligibility, employer obligations and the correct process to verify and copy eligibility documentation

Sessions are available on the 29th April and 1st September, and places can be booked via Staff Connect


Inclusive Employers Webinars May/June

Free staff Webinars: As part of our membership with Inclusive Employers we are provided with 5 free spaces on each of the Webinars that they deliver. There are currently 8 available – they will be allocated on a first come first served basis – if you are interested in attending any of the following webinars – email

Deaf awareness May 6th, 9-10am
Managing Stress and Worry May 11th, 12-1pm
Eliminating unconscious bias – taking the science to the next level May 19th 9-10am
Tackling racism – what we have learnt in the year since George
Floyd’s death
May 25th, 12-1pm
Support before, during and after a career break June 1st, 9-10am
Managing change inclusively June 17th 12-1pm
Neurodiversity in the workplace June 22nd 9-10am
Staff Network Leads Best Practice June 29th, 9-10am

Training Webinars available for Staff (bookable via Staff Connect)

In partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University, facilitated by Planned Future:

  • Pre-Retirement Financial planning: Wednesday 5th May 2021, 10am-1pm
  • Mid-Career Financial planning: Wednesday 5th May 2021, 2pm-4pm

New Staff Training Module

Equality Impact Analysis Module: The T&OD team are pleased to announce the launch of our new Equality Impact Analysis (EIA) training module. This module is for staff who are required to conduct an EIA. It introduces equality analysis principles and how to prepare and carry out an effective EIA.

The module is available via Staff Training Moodle.


Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

Mental Health training for Line Managers:Session available via Staff Connect, running Monday 10th May, 10am-1pm

Crucial Conversations

This could be the programme for you if you have ever wanted to:

  • Better understand what makes a conversation ‘crucial’
  • Identify the conversations that you’re not holding (or not holding well)
  • Stay in productive dialogue when you’re angry, scared or hurt
  • Speak persuasively, not abrasively
  • Be able to talk to almost anyone about almost anything
  • Turn your crucial conversations into action and results

James Redmond, Director of Operations, Division of Natural Sciences provided the following feedback:

“Crucial Conversations was by far the best training I have ever done with the University and I fully recommend it”

Who is eligible?

The programme was initially made available to line managers and leaders – we’re now delighted to welcome other members of staff who, as part of their role, communicate across a team or more broadly across the University.

Dates available 

We have two programmes available (please note that you’ll need to attend all five to complete the programme

June Programme (all sessions 2pm-4pm):

•             Session 1: 15th June

•             Session 2: 17th June

•             Session 3: 22nd June

•             Session 4: 24th June

•             Session 5: 29th June

July/August Programme (all sessions 10am-noon)

•             Session 1: 20th July

•             Session 2: 22nd July

•             Session 3: 27th July

•             Session 4: 29th July

•             Session 5: 3rd August

Registration is Via Staff Connect. For any queries, please contact Talent & Organisational Development:
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