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Training courses: Sign up to Introduction to IP, Influencing Skills and Building Confidence October 2020

The TALENT project team is pleased to offer a new online course on Intellectual Property and a third round of two online courses, Influencing Skills and Building Confidence. Spaces are available separately for each as they are standalone courses, but please do note that you will need to attend both part 1 and 2 of Influencing Skills and Building Confidence. All courses will be delivered in an interactive way online.

An Introduction to Intellectual Property for Technical Staff at Universities

This session will introduce the subject of intellectual property and how it might impact the work of technical staff in Universities.

Topics covered include:

  • Why / when should I be bothered with IP?
  • What is IP? - types of IP and their relevance
  • Typical IP scenarios in Universities (e.g. industrial collaborations, licensing, spinouts)
  • How universities typically manage IP - including IP ownership and sharing in revenues
  • Discussion: How does it impact you as technical staff

 

Wednedsay 14 October 2020 - 1400 - 1530

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INFLUENCING SKILLS

Whatever your role in the university, influencing will be key to achieving results.  For technicians, this includes both formal and informal contacts with fellow staff members and others inside and beyond the institution.  This course uses recognised frameworks based on research and practice to take you through effective influencing and negotiating approaches.  It also looks at different contexts and how to tailor your approach to the situation in front of you.   

By the end of the workshop you will be able to: 

  • understand and use a range of influencing and negotiating strategies 
  • identify how you can use influencing, negotiating and persuading skills in your work 
  • use effective influencing strategies in a variety of situations including ‘influencing upwards’ 

The session is highly interactive and participative with the opportunity to work through live examples to explore the key concepts and approaches introduced. 

22 October 2020 Part 1: 1000 - 1230

23 October 2020 Part 2: 1000 - 1230

Please note this course is now full. If you would like to add your name to a waiting list in the event of cancellations, please contact us.

BUILDING CONFIDENCE

Most of us feel more confident in some areas of our work than others.  Technicians may feel that their confidence is challenged in some situations and may want to build confidence to achieve more.  This course uses recognised frameworks based on research and practice to help you build confidence and act more assertively at work.  It also looks at different contexts and how to tailor your approach to the situation in front of you.   

By the end of the workshop you will be able to: 

  • understand the sources of personal confidence and how to address areas where you feel less confident
  • have more confidence in communicating effectively
  • understand how to act assertively in challenging situations
  • act with confidence in a variety of situations

The session is highly interactive and participative with the opportunity to work through live examples to explore the key concepts and approaches introduced. 

29 October 2020 Part 1: 1000 - 1230

30 October 2020 Part 2: 1000 - 1230

Please note this course is now full. If you would like to add your name to a waiting list in the event of cancellations, please contact us.