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Code: SGC/21/0671 Project Management Principles (South Glos Staff Only)

The session delivers an overview of project management and introduces key principles and tools that support successful projects. Learners will also understand the importance of milestones, monitoring project performance and risk management.

Please note there is a charge of £80 to attend this course.

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1 16 September 2021 09:30 - 15:00 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/21/0476 Adopting an Agile Mind-set (self study course)

In order to meet the aims of the council many teams are now being asked to work in different ways. This change of focus is referred to as agile working and we are tackling many projects with a focus on output over process, speeding up change and delivering on our commitments with much quicker timescales. The benefits are enhanced value for money for our residents and evolving services that meet our community’s needs. This often requires us to work in very different ways than we are used to and this online course is intended to provide you with an overview of what is required in adopting the council’s new ways of working.

This course will give you an opportunity to explore what agile working is and the differences in approaching tasks in this way, the factors that need to be in place to ensure new ways of working work for you, the organisation and our residents and some tools to support these approaches. It will also give you some practical examples of successful projects based on an agile approach and the lessons that have been learnt from this.


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1 31 January 2022 09:00 - 09:30 Online Learning Map

Code: SGC/21/0484 Work life balance when working from home (self-study course)

Work life balance is a phrase originally used at a time when an increasing number of employees were part of the paid workforce, whilst also taking on the majority of the work in the family home. Now the term is used to describe the proportion of time and energy we dedicate to work life and home life. It is linked to our wellbeing and mental health.

This comprehensive course covers what is work life balance and tips to improve your wellbeing through re-balancing work life and demands at home. It considers what work/life balance is, the impact of imbalance in raising stress levels, setting boundaries, delegation, ways to enhance your wellbeing and steps you can take in work to find the balance.

If this course raises any issues for you it would be helpful to discuss please book a wellbeing coaching session, via the website and one of our coaches will give you an opportunity to explore creating greater balance in your life.

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1 31 January 2022 09:00 - 09:30 Online Learning Map

Code: SGC/21/0628 Adopting an Agile Mind-set (self study course)

In order to meet the aims of the council many teams are now being asked to work in different ways. This change of focus is referred to as agile working and we are tackling many projects with a focus on output over process, speeding up change and delivering on our commitments with much quicker timescales. The benefits are enhanced value for money for our residents and evolving services that meet our community’s needs. This often requires us to work in very different ways than we are used to and this online course is intended to provide you with an overview of what is required in adopting the council’s new ways of working.

This course will give you an opportunity to explore what agile working is and the differences in approaching tasks in this way, the factors that need to be in place to ensure new ways of working work for you, the organisation and our residents and some tools to support these approaches. It will also give you some practical examples of successful projects based on an agile approach and the lessons that have been learnt from this.


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1 TBA 09:00 - 09:30 Online Learning Map

Code: SGC/21/0478 Creative Thinking and Decision Making (self-study course)

This interactive online learning introduces a variety of creative solution generation and decision-making techniques. You will develop the skills necessary to analyse a problem, generate creative solutions, and decide which solution most closely matches their needs. You will find out about problem solving styles and be able reflect on the typical approach you take and compare it with other styles. You'll gain knowledge about how defining the problem can be key and different tools you can use to do this, different creative approaches you can apply to the issues to generate solutions and alternative ideas and then evaluation processes so you reach decisions that achieve the outcomes you want.

This course is aimed at any internal staff who want to develop practical skills and approaches to problem solving, creative idea generation, and decision making tools where the solutions are not always obvious.


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1 TBA 09:00 - 09:30 Online Learning Map

Code: SGC/20/1637 Taking Control of your Career (self-study course)

TThis thought-provoking course is aimed at helping you to gain an insight into your career development options. We hope these opportunities enable you to fulfil your potential, whether that’s in your current role - building skills and expertise to support your journey to become an outstanding performer, or by considering other career options such as lateral development or promotion.

Taking control of your career is designed as a standalone, self-study package. This course has an accompanying interactive workbook to complete to get the most of the session.

This is a self-study course and you can undertake this course at any time. It can be useful if you have some of your own examples of CVs or past applications that you can work through as you go through this course to provide you with an insight into your approach to your career so far.

You may also find it useful to do with other people that you work with so you can discuss it together. If you wish to do this we recommend putting aside three hours and setting up a MS Teams meeting so you can use the chat function to record important points, questions you have, tips you can share and record any changes you want to make.


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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 TBA 09:00 - 09:30 Online Learning Map

Code: SGC/21/0630 Work life balance when working from home (self-study course)

Work life balance is a phrase originally used at a time when an increasing number of employees were part of the paid workforce, whilst also taking on the majority of the work in the family home. Now the term is used to describe the proportion of time and energy we dedicate to work life and home life. It is linked to our wellbeing and mental health.

This comprehensive course covers what is work life balance and tips to improve your wellbeing through re-balancing work life and demands at home. It considers what work/life balance is, the impact of imbalance in raising stress levels, setting boundaries, delegation, ways to enhance your wellbeing and steps you can take in work to find the balance.

If this course raises any issues for you it would be helpful to discuss please book a wellbeing coaching session, via the website and one of our coaches will give you an opportunity to explore creating greater balance in your life.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 TBA 09:00 - 09:30 Online Learning Map