"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." Dr. Seuss
Love to Learn is your Learning and Development Toolkit, you can take control of your learning and design a programme suited to your needs. Under each topic you will find a variety of different resources designed to suit all Learning styles, keep checking back as we are updating our resources all the time. Everything is free to take part in and download but please check with your line manager before signing up to any classroom based sessions.
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Here are just a selection of the books the people team have available to borrow:
The Big Book of Team Building Games, Newstrom, Scannell (1998) - Icebreakers, Trust building activities, Team spirit exercises and other fun things to do.
Quick Team-Building Activities for Busy Managers, B. Miller (2004) - 50 fun, practical exercises to choose from, and you don't need any special facilities, expensive products or previous training experience.
Team Building, B. Rothwell (2009) - This book provides guidance on how to ensure that team building works well and, as a result, will help you enjoy greater managerial satisfaction.
100 greatest ideas for effective leadership and management, J. Adair (2002) - John Adair is an internationally recognised writer, teacher and management consultant here he offers straightforward, practical advice on best practice.
Manging Activities, M. Armstrong (1999) - Managerial work is by nature complex and fragmented, this book recognises this, breaking down and explaining what managers do when they plan; organise; co-ordinate; delegate; implement; monitor and evaluate.
Neuro linguistic programming, M. Shapiro (2007) - Find out how to motivate your team, reduce stress levels and increase productivity.
The Surprising truth about Motivation - Video - 11 mins
Join Dan Pink as he explains his theory of motivation that might just surprise you, in this video you will learn why a traditional method of carrot and stick might not be the best practice and what else organisations are using to motivate employees.
"We are all different, which is great because we are all unique. Without diversity life would be very boring." Catherine Pulsifer
There is a rich tapestry of people, beliefs, cultures and inspiration in Leeds and we are very fortunate to be in the heart of it all. Equality and Inclusivity should be celebrated and enjoyed by everyone, often we are scared of saying or doing the 'wrong thing' so we do nothing at all. We want LUU to be a place where all our members feel valued so we have provided some tools for you to learn that the only thing to be scared of is doing nothing at all.
Recommended for - everyone
Below are resources on - Unconscious Bias, Language and Communication, Disability, Trans awareness and Religion.
Equality and Diversity - Online Course 1.5 hours
Join ACAS on this online course to learn about Equality and Diversity in the workplace. This is a great starting point for anyone wanting to learn about the subject of Equality and Diversity and an absolute must for new managers.
Managing Unconscious Bias at Facebook - Video - 1 hour
Join Facebook as they explore how unconscious bias effects all of us at work and listen as they explain how to recognise our own bias and reduce their negative effect in the workplace.
Are you biased against that co-worker you don't like? - Read Me - 2 mins
Read a quick article from Harvard Business review exploring the issue of Unconscious Bias at work in the workplace.
Unconscious Bias Workshop - Classroom Session - 3 Hours
Do you recruit people in LUU? If so then it is essential that you attend an unconscious bias classroom session to help you to understand the negative impact unconscious bias can have on an organisation particularly when it comes to recruitment. Attendees will go away with an understanding of how unconscious bias features in recruitment, steps to reduce the negative impact and their own action plan to take forward.
There are no current sessions booked in, but express your interest to Rachel Winfield (email@example.com) and be the first to know about an upcoming course.
Test your Unconcious Bias - IAT Website - 20 mins
Implicit Association tests (IAT) can be useful in identifying some of your unconcious bias, there are several bias that you can test for including Gender, Sexuality, Weight, Skin-tone, Race, Age and Countries. It is a good idea to plan some time to reflect on your results after you take the free test.
Global English - Classroom Session - 1.5 hours
Global English is all about communicating across barriers in an international environment. Establishing strong connections with students is part of our strategic plan at LUU, so we need to be communicating clearly with our students from all over the world. This interactive training is for staff who work with students and others who have a first language other than English.
Register your interest by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn a new Language - Rosetta Stone
All staff at Leeds University and Leeds University Union can learn a new language using Rosetta stone and it's free! What's it to be? German, Hindi, Japanese, Swahili?
Login and sign up on the VLE through this link.
Developing Cultural Intelligence for Leadership - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) 4 weeks
Delivered by Common Purpose, this free MOOC is delivered in 4 weekly instalments. You will be E-mailed new course content each week that you can do at any time you like. Cultural Intelligence (CQ) is the ability to cross divides – whether country, generation, gender, sector or background – and the thrive in multiple cultures. Developing your CQ will enable you to work with people who are different from you, and lead effectively in LUU or give you the skills for the future.
Intercultural Communication - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) - 5 weeks
Delivered by Shanghai International Studies University, this free MOOC (Massive open online course) will take you 5 weeks to complete. You will be E-mailed new course content each week that you can do at any time you like. Learn to appreciate, adjust to and work or study in different cultures with this free online intercultural communication course.
British Sign Language - Website Resource
The British Sign Language (BSL) website has an online dictionary where you can learn how to sign words or letters, check it out here. We also have a sign language society who meet weekly and whom all staff can join to learn a new skill, find out more information here.
Disability and a Goodlife: Working with Disability - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) - 6 weeks
What does it mean to work with a disability in a way that enables a goodlife for ourselves and others? What are some of the big issues facing societies, govrtnments and disabled people? You will engage with different approaches to disability by examining the concepts of inclusion, access and support. At the end of the course you will be challenged to consider how you will work with disability to enable a good life for all.
Blogs and Vlogs by Gem Turner
Gem was the Equality and Diversity Officer at LUU from 2014 - 2016 read her witty blog on Style and Disability or watch her super sassy you tube channel as she talks about Fashion and Disability here.
Transgender - Ted Talks - 4 - 21 mins
A collection of TED talks (and more) on the topic of Transgender. Great to learn some new things, challenge your existing ideas and open up to some great ideas that are worth spreading.
Trans awareness course - Classroom Session - 3 hours
The session is useful if you want to develop more confidence about working with trans colleagues, members and customers. It will give the opportunity for discussion and questions around key topics.
Pronouns on Badges - Staff Briefing 5 mins
LUU has introduced the option of staff having pronouns printed on their badges, this briefing will help you to understand this and why we have done this and why it is important to many of our colleagues.
Muslims in Britain: Changes and Challenges - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) - 4 weeks
Islam is the second largest religion in the world today and yet general knowledge of Muslims and their faith can be poor. Develop your understanding of Muslims and their faith through an exploration of communities in Britain.
Religion or belief in the workplace - Online Course 1.5 hours
Join ACAS on this online course to learn about Religion or Belief in the workplace. This is a great starting point for anyone wanting to learn about the subject of Religion or belief and an absolute must for new managers.
Learn about Religions - Briefings 5 mins
These staff briefings from the university give an overview of the following religions:
Atheism, Agnosticism and Theisms, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, Jainism, Paganism, Shintoism.
Faith Calendar - PDF Download
Why not download this faith calendar and have it on display in your office!
“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” - Ronald Reagan
Performance Coaching, A. McLeod (2003) - A book that draws together the best of all the existing coaching models and builds on them.
Strengths Finder 2.0, T.Rath (2007) - Help your team discover their strengths and do what they do best everyday.
Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us, D. Pink - Forget everything you think you know about motivating people, Pink is here to tell you the incredibly simple secret to motivating our people.
The Servant J. Hunter (2012) - This book explains some simple ideas that will strengthen the bonds of respect, responsibility and caring for the people around us.
Performance Management Pocketbook - P.Jones - A pocket full of tips, tools and techniques that will enable individuals, teams and organisations to excel.
Development Meetings - Classroom Session 2 hours
We are running some training sessions on development and feedback skills, this is suitable for those who are new leaders and never held development meetings before, they are particularly suitable for any student supervisors who will be holding development meetings. The session covers the reasons that development meetings are essential to staff and why we use them in LUU. It will help you to develop skills in active listening, objective setting and coaching staff. The session will also cover the processes and paperwork that we use in LUU.
Managing as a coach - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) 3 Weeks
Delivered by the University of California, this free MOOC (Massive open online course) will take you 3 weeks to complete. You will be E-mailed new course content each week that you can do at any time you like. In this course you will learn what coaching is and how to differentiate between it and all of the other myriad roles managers are expected to perform - managing, mentoring, leading and training.
Managing People: Engaging your Workforce - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) 10 Weeks
You will learn how to get the most out of people in the workplace and look at how to energise and focus teams. Delivered by the University of Reading this MOOC is delivered in 10 weekly instalments that you can complete at your own pace. You will be E-mailed new course content each week and be part of a global learner group who you can share ideas with in online discussion boards and forums. New dates are being announced soon. Register your interest for the next course here.
Mentoring Skills - Classroom session - 3 hours
We are creating a mentor library at LUU so as many of our people have the opportunity to benefit from having a mentor so we need to train up as many mentors as possible! Becoming a mentor can enrich your life on a personal and professional level.
Coaching our People - Classroom session - 2.5 hours
Been having trouble motivating you team? Is communication a struggle? Then developing coaching skills might be the answer. At LUU we are committed to developing our people, so we need to ensure that our managers have good quality coaching skills to bring out the best in our people. Coaching is an essential skills to have as a manager, we use it every day at work and it is a great tool to use to help develop our people. This session will explore how you can use the GROW model of coaching and develop your skills in delivering feedback, both positive and negative.
Sometimes staff are not performing or their are difficulties in the relationship and managing that requires a whole different set of skills, come and speak to the People team if you are having problems and use the resources below to help you develop your skills.
Challenging conversations and how to manage them - Webpage - 5 mins/1 hour
ACAS have put together some excellent guidance, videos and ideas on manging challenging conversations. This resource is extremely helpful for anyone who manages staff, even if there are no problems in your team this resource could help ensure it stays that way!
Dealing with Poor Performance - Read Me 10 mins
Read this article from Mindtools to give you some things to think about if you have a member of staff who isn't performing, this might help you see the issues from a new angle.
A Useful Guide to Dealing with Difficult Behaviour - Read Me 2 hours
This useful guide is designed to help you develop strategies for dealing with a range of behaviour types that you might come across in the workplace. Filled with a range of reading and reflective activity this is a great learning tool for newer managers or anyone wanting to brush up their skills.
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin
Get started with Online Learning - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) 4 weeks
Delivered by The Open University, this free MOOC (Massive open online course) will take you 4 weeks to complete. You will be E-mailed new course content each week that you can do at any time you like. Discover what online learning is and what it can offer you, discover the skills required for online study and evaluate your own study skillset.
Learning Skills A Collection of Articles - Website 2-10 mins each
Have a browse through the range of articles Mindtools has collated on Learning, this is useful for your own personal learning and development as well as for those of you who are encourgaing others around you to learn and develop.
Train the Trainer
Do you deliver training in LUU? Effective training is about more than standing up and telling people what you know about a subject, effective training takes into account how people learn and the most effective way to share knowledge and ideas. You will learn to design deliver and evaluate your training and learners.
"If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur." - Red Adair
To attend this training you must have been an assessor at 3 LUU assessment centres or more.
All great assessment centres have one thing in common... Great facilitators. Facilitators have the most important role in an assessment centre, they are the person who sets the tone for the day, makes the biggest impression on the interviewees and allows the assessors to complete their marking without distraction. Being a facilitator requires planning skills, communication skills, organisation skills and an understanding of LUU's Culture and Values.
In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated.
As a professional social media network, LinkedIn is a great way of talking about your skills to employers. By Building your professional profile on Linkedin as fully as possible, potential employers can easily see who you are and what you have to offer. Find out more about how to use it by reading our article.
How to succeed at: Writing Applications - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) 3 weeks
Delivered by the University of Sheffield, this free MOOC (Massive open online course) will take you 3 weeks to complete. You will be E-mailed new course content each week that you can do at any time you like. This course will help you write successful applications, whether you are applying for jobs or planning to do further study at university. The course will help you to identify and understand skills you have gained through work experience, volunteering and studying. Top Tips on how to write CV’s, cover letters and application forms are shared and the course will help you to examine your digital footprint and develop a professional profile online.
How to succeed at: Interviews - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) 3 weeks
Delivered by the University of Sheffield, this free MOOC (Massive open online course) will take you 3 weeks to complete. You will be E-mailed new course content each week that you can do at any time you like. This course will give you the knowledge to research your organisation that will prepare you for that ultimate question “Why do you want to work for us?”. The course covers everything from what to wear, common interview questions, what you should be asking them and how to ace telephone interviews and tests.
How to Succeed in the Global Workplace - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) 4 weeks
If you are at the start of your career or returning from a break this MOOC will answer common questions around employment, skills you need to develop and what will be expected of you in the workplace. The MOOC includes loads of videos from employers of small, medium and global organisations explaining what they expect from employees.
Net that job: How to write a CV online - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) 3 weeks
Find out how to write a CV online that will help you stand out and net your dream job, with this free onlne CV writing course.
Counterintuitive Career advice - TED Talks Between 6-21mins
These talks go beyond the basics, offering insightful advice on how to think about our working lives.
Starting Work - Online Course 1.5 hours
Starting work for the first time can be daunting but being prepared can really help you settle in quicker and feel less worried. This course helps you to understand holidays, working hours and your rights as a worker. Please note that this is not specific to LUU as a workplace so please come and speak to a member of the people team with any specific enquiries you have about your role.
Looking for something a bit different to the traditional graduate job?
The Enterprise Shed: Making Ideas Happen - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) 4 weeks
Everyone is a thinker and a doer. Everyone is entrepreneurial. Turn your ideas into action with this free online course. Explore the entrepreneurial mindsets consider where ideas come from and take steps to switch on your creativity, enabling you to create, develop and share your ideas.
Talks for when you want to start a business - TED Talks Between 6-17 mins
Ever dreamed of starting your own business? These talks can help you get your idea off the ground.
Starting a Business Series - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) 2 weeks each
Leeds University have developed a range of online courses that would be really beneficial to anyone thinking of starting their own business. You can take the whole series one after another or you can just pick up an individual course to learn a specific skill.
Vision and Opportunity 2 weeks
People and Networks 2 weeks
Customers and competitiors 2 weeks
Business Processes 2 weeks
Managing Finances 2 weeks
Funding your Business 2 weeks
“You are what you do, not what you say you'll do.” C.G. Jung
Service - Books
Human Sigma, Fleming, Asplund (2007) - This book is a powerful tool for improving your company's performance and creating high-value engagements with your customers.
Fish! Lundin, Paul, Christensen (2000) - Imagine a workplace where everyone chooses to bring energy, passion, and a positive attitude to the job everyday. Welcome to Fish!
Fish! Tales, Lundin, Christensen, Paul, Strand (2002) - Learn how people from four real-life businesses boosted morale and improved results by implementing those same principles.
Fish! For Life, Lundin, Christensen, Paul (2004) - Apply the Fish! philosophy to lifes daily challeges in the home, such as stress, weight control, personal finance and so much more.
Introducing The Voluntary Sector - Online Course 8 weeks
The course will guide you through some of the distinctive features and values of the voluntary sector, how organisations are funded and involve volunteers and other ‘stakeholders’ in their work. It will also provide you with knowledge and skills you can apply to your own work or volunteering as well as your everyday life.
Managing Volunteers - Books
Volunteering and Society in the 21st century, Rochester, Ellis, Paine, Howlett (2012) - An overview of the concepts and theories which explain the nature of volunteering.
Trust Fundraising, A. Clay (2011) - This book aims to help provide the expertise to enable more of the right applications to reach the right trusts, at the right time, for the right sums, and for the right projects.
Capital Campaigns, T. Hayden (2006) - Capital campaigns require precisely defined, tightly structured fundraising strategies that can radically improve the fundraisers chances of success.
Fundraising Management Analysis, Planning and Practice, Sargeant, Joy (2010) - Much more than a how to guide, the book critically examines the key issues in fundraising policy, planning and implementation.
“A budget tells us what we can't afford, but it doesn't keep us from buying it.” - William Feather
Understanding your tax code - Website 5 mins
Tax doesn't have to be taxing! This simple guide explains just what all those numbers and letters mean.
The Importance of Money in Business - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) 4 weeks
You will be E-mailed new course content each week that you can do at any time you like. By the end of the course you will be able to demonstrate your commercial awareness to employers, have confidence in dealing with financial matters, appreciate the impact of cash flow on a business and understand the strategies used for growing a business.
Numeracy skills - Time Varies
If those days of studying math, percentages, fractions and decimals all seem like a distant blur then you might benefit from brushing up your Numeracy skills. There are a range of great websites you can use to help, just try them out until you find the right one for you.
Go Learn for Free
Skills you Need Website
Numeracy Skills for Employability and the Workplace - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) 3 weeks
This course will help you improve or revise your knowledge of mathematics. You will gain the numeracy skills needed to succeed in both employers’ numeracy tests and the workplace. It is designed to build your confidence. In addition to refreshing your understanding of specific numeracy skills (such as percentages, ratios, averages and currency conversions), you will develop essential skills for interpreting numerical data and understanding statistics
A Useful Guide to Listening - Read Me 40 mins
Listening is such an important skill and one that people sometimes forget is really important for great communication.
Communication - Ted Talks Between 7 and 21 mins
Borrow some Headphones from the People Team Library and have a look at some amazing inspirational Ted talks on the subject of communication. Some reccomendations would be:
The power of social media - Ted Talks Between 5-18 mins
Social media is an undeniable force in todays world. These talks highlights its impact - from big history defining moments to the silliness we have come to expect.
Learning Online: Managing your Identity - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) 2 weeks
Reflect on how you want to present yourself online and take positive steps towards these goals.
Introduction to Public Speaking - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) 5 weeks
You'll learn how organize talks clearly, write them memorably, and deliver them confidently. By the end of the course, you should be able to significantly reduce your fear of public speaking, use rehearsal techniques to develop a strong, vibrant speaking voice, and perform speeches with dynamic movement and gestures.
A Useful guide to Public Speaking - Read Me 2 hours
As the name suggests this is a useful tool to help you think about public speaking, with room for you to record your own reflections this has the feel of a workbook rather than a guide alone.
A Useful Guide to Mentoring PDF
The GROW Model - Online resources 5 mins
The GROW model is a commonly used technique used in coaching rather than mentoring, but sometimes a mentor needs to do a bit of coaching too.
Be a Mentor in LUU or Be a Mentee in LUU
We are looking for enthusiastic staff to act as mentors to other LUU staff, we would train you in the skills of mentoring and then assign you to someone looking for a mentor. We would also love to hear from you if you think you would benefit from some mentoring. E-mail email@example.com to find out more.
Conflict resolution Skills - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) 3 weeks
You will be E-mailed new course content each week that you can do at any time you like. Resolving a conflict in a positive manner is a skill that can be developed and practiced, learn how to use listening skills, verbal and non verbal communication.
Types of Conflict - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) 4 weeks
Conflict is everywhere and it is impossible to avoid conflicting viewpoints. However, not all conflict is bad, nor is it inherently negative. How conflict is handled makes all the difference. It is through proper identification and understanding of conflict that allows for effective resolutions, some of which may yield positive outcomes.
Conflict management - Books
“What man is happy? He who has a healthy body, a resourceful mind, and a docile nature” – Thales of Miletus
Mental wellbeing is a state in which we are able to realise our own potential, cope with the normal stresses of life and work productively and fruitfully. In promoting mental wellbeing we can increase our resilience to cope with life’s difficulties and be able to enjoy life as we should.
Recommended for – Everyone
Personal Development - Books
Here are just a selection of the books the people team have available to borrow:
The Happiness Advantage, S. Achor (2010) - Maybe the key to happiness does not lie on the other side of success, maybe it is actually the other way around?
How to win friends and influence people, D. Carnegie (1981) - Turn around your relationships and improve your dealings with all of the people in your life.
The Happiness Hypothesis, J. Haidt (2006) - How to find meaning in your life, Haidt combines wisdom and science to share his happiness hypothesis.
Stumbling on Happiness, D. Gilbert (2006) - What would make you happy? You might think you know, but youre probably wrong.
Happiness - Ted Talks
Some reccomendations would be:
Online Support - PDF of Website Links - Time varies
It is hard to know what websites and online support can actually be useful when you are searching for help. Leeds University Staff Counselling and Psychological Support Centre have compiled a list of reccomended places to start looking.
Help @ Leeds - Website - Time Varies
Leeds University and LUU Student advice centre have developed a webpage filled with information designed to help the students of Leeds with their concerns, worries and problems. With information on Housing, Money, safety, academic concerns and even computing advice this is a great place to find some out of hours support. Have a look here.
How to cope with Student life - Website Resource 30 mins
Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing mental health problems. If you are worried about how having a mental Health problem as a student or have a friend who you are worried about this website can give you suggested ways of coping and links for support.
A life of Happiness and Fulfillment - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) 6 weeks
You will be E-mailed new course content each week that you can do at any time you like. Drawing from fields of psychology, neuroscience and behavioural decision theory this course offers a tested and practical recipe for leading a life of happiness and fulfillment. By the end of the course you will not have only gained a deeper understanding of the science of happiness but you may also be significantly happier.
Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) 6 weeks
Delivered by Monash University, this free MOOC (Massive open online course) will take you 6 weeks to complete. You will be E-mailed new course content each week that you can do at any time you like. Learn mindfulness techniques that will reduce stress and improve performance.
Mindfulness - Ted Talks 10 mins - 20 mins
A collection of Ted talks on Mindfulness.
Mental Health Awareness for Employers - Online Course 1.5 hours
The definition of mental ill health varies, it covers a wide spectrum from the worries and grief we all experience as part of everyday life, through coping with stress in the workplace, to serious psychological conditions. It is important to look after our mental and emotional wellbeing in order for us to cope with normal stresses of life and to work productively. Find out more about mental health, how to manage staff experiencing difficulties and support them to remain in work.
Mental Health in the Workplace - Online Resource 15mins - 1 hour
Mental health problems cost employers in the UK £30 billion a year through lost production, recruitment and absence - so why aren't we doing more about it? The answer is straightforward. Despite the fact that it is very common - one in four of us will suffer mental health problems during our lives - we find it very difficult to talk about. Read ACAS guidance on how you can recognise the symptoms of Ill Mental Health and creaded an advisory booklet to help promote posistve mental health at work
Mind A-Z of Mental Health - Website - Time Varies
If you have questions about Mental health, be it your own, a team members or a friends, then the Mind's A-Z is a great place to start. In each topic you will learn about common signs and syptoms, treatments available and most areas have blogs or videos made by people who have experienced the topic subject so you get a personal understanding.
Mental Health - Ted Talks 5 mins - 30 mins
A huge collection of Ted talks on Mental Health.
Work Life Balance - Ted Talks 12 mins - 19 mins
A collection of Ted Talks on work life balance.
The Wheel of Life - Mindtools Website 30 mins
Help find balance in your life by using Mindtools wheel of life to het a 'helicopter view' of your life.
Ten Tips for a better work-life balance - The Guardian 20 mins
Struggling with a work-life balance? Challenge yourself to trying at least two of these this week.
A Useful Guide to Work-Life Balance - Read Me 2 hours
This workbook style guide helps you to identify what is out of balance for you and make the changes needed to live a less stressful life with much more energy and wellbeing.
Work Life Balance - Article 10 mins
The Mental Helath Foundation talks about how you can identify the signs of an unhealthy work-life balalnce and take some practical steps to help you.
Get out Get Active - Website Time Varies
From orienteering to rowing, cycling to canoeing, the University of Leeds have teamed up with Sport England to provide a range of outdoor activities that we can all experience and enjoy. No equipment or experience is necessary, just come and have fun!
NHS Live Well - Website 2 mins - 2 hours
With information on over 100 topics related to healthy living the NHS Live Well site is a great place for anyone to check out if they are concerned with their Physical or Mental Wellbeing.
Change For Life - Website Time Varies
Be food smart with Change for Life, great for anyone who has kids and wants to change the whole families diet and lifestyle.
Nutrition and Wellbeing - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) 4 weeks
Confused about all the complicated messages we get about food today, who can blame you we get told so many conflicting bits of information when it comes to the food we eat. Learn the scientific basis of human nutrition to help you make informed choices about your own diet and wellbeing.
Here are just a selection of the books the people team have available to borrow
Emotional Intelligence: In a week, J. Dann (2001) - Break down emotional intelligence and learn the essential skills in a week.
Emotional Intelligence, J. Dann (2008) - Learn about EI and how it can help you as a leader and to achieve a good work/life balance.
How to be Brilliant, M. Heppell (2004) - Make the critical step from good to brilliant in 90 days.
Sidetracked, F. Gino (2013) - Identify the influences that divert you from your original plan so you can stick to your decisions and objectives.
Achieve! Personal Effectiveness in the not-for-profic sector, M. Butcher (2004) - Achieve your goals while enhancing your quality of life.
Network your way to success, J. Timperley (2002) - Effective networking is such a great skill to have but so few of us are truely effective networkers. Learn how with this book.
Change Management, Harvard Business review, (2011) - 10 Harvard business review articles combined into a book of some of the most definative thoughts on Change management. ?
Influencing People - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) 4 weeks
You will be E-mailed new course content each week that you can do at any time you like. This course will improve your ability to influence people in situations where you cannot use formal authority, you will be able to distiguish between influence and manipulation and learn how to protect yourself from the unwanted influence of others.
Business Fundamentals: Effective Networking - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) 4 Weeks
You will be E-mailed new course content each week that you can do at any time you like. Networking is a fundamental skill which will help you take control of your career, you will craft and recieve feedback on an elevator pitch, learn how to analyse the value of your connections and cover stratagies for keeping in touch with your connections.
Delivered by University of California, this free MOOC (Massive open online course) will take you 4 weeks to complete. You will be E-mailed new course content each week that you can do at any time you like. By the end of the course you will be able to use the tools and techniques you have learnt to set yourself goals, prioritise effectively and schedule time which will help you enhance your productivity.
Time Management - Books
Meetings - Rice, Pemberton (2011) - Running effective meetings is a skill and a challenge to both the chair and meeting participants, this book contains helpful hints and tips.
The One minute manager, Blanchard, Johnson (2004) - Find out how to get big results in very little time
The One minute manager meets the Monkey - Blanchard, Oncken, Burrows (2004) - How to save time to do what you want and need to do.
Learn to write code - Code Academy - Time Varies
Sign up to a free course on Code academy and interactively learn to code, not sure if it is for you? There are loads of testimonials on the site telling you how users like yourself have used the site to learn new skills no matter what their starting ability.
Take an Online course about online stuff - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
Want to learn more about Social media? Analytics of data? The limits and potential of our children using data? The anthropology of social media? There are loads of opportunities when you look on Future learn. You sign up for a free account and you take free courses at your own pace from recognised UK universities and colleges.
Hotdesking at LUU? - PDF Guide 5 mins
If you need to use another desk at LUU due to building works or just because you want somewhere quieter to work then you can find a load of useful hints and tips on our Hotdesking one page guide.
IT and Digital - Ted Talks 5mins - 25 mins
Borrow some Headphones from the People Team Library and have a look at some amazing inspirational Ted talks on the subject of IT and Digital.
Problem Solving with Excel - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) 4 weeks
This course explores Excel as a tool for solving business problems. In this course you will learn the basic functions of excel through guided demonstration. Each week you will build on your excel skills and be provided an opportunity to practice what you’ve learned.
Setting up Rules on Outlook - Download this PDF (5mins)
By setting up a list of rules on your outlook you can organise your inbox automatically without having to deal with a long list of e-mails you manually file.
Information Security - E-Learning 1.5 hours
Information security is essential to everyone in LUU, we all handle, store and process data on a daily basis so we need to ensure that we are doing it safely and in line with our people and members rights. Everyone at LUU should do this short online course provided by the University, follow the web link to find details of how to access the course: Click here.
Data Protection Workshop - Classroom Session 1.5 hours
Essential for all LUU staff who have access to personal or sensitive data, this should form part of your induction to LUU but could also be used as a handy refresher.This workshop has been created to share knowledge of data protection and to begin the journey towards a culture of best practice in relation to data protection.
LUU Data Protection Policy - Read this PDF 15 mins
Have you read LUU's Data protection policy? This is key information for all of LUU's processesors and cotains details of how long we need to keep data for.
Information Commisioners Office - Website - Varies
Interested in learning more about Data Protection, then the ICO website id the place for you, with loads of information, resources and facts about Data Protection in the UK.
In so many areas of our lives, we use project management without even realizing we are. Whether it’s brushing your teeth or building a skyscraper, we all use project management every day. Initiating, planning, executing, monitoring/controlling and closing out every project requires some knowledge and expertise of what you are doing and will be more likely to get completed with a trained project manager. Project managers get things done. Hope is not a strategy. Project management provides a framework to help accomplish goals. Every project is different, but all share their beginnings in an idea what can be and a potential for a good outcome if that idea is guided into reality.
Fundamentals of Project planning and management - Massive Open Online Course 4 weeks
Delivered by University of Virginia, this free MOOC (Massive open online course) will take you 4 weeks to complete. You will be E-mailed new course content each week that you can do at any time you like. By the end of the course you will understand the responsibilities of leadership in project management and learn how to apply this knowledge in the project management environment. This course looks at the steps of project management from defining the project through to closing the project.
Business Fundamentals: Project Management - Massive Open Online Course 4 weeks
Delivered by The Open University, this free MOOC (Massive open online course) will take you 4 weeks to complete. You will be E-mailed new course content each week that you can do at any time you like. This course introduces you to the essential skills and processes which support successful project management in a way that allows you to apply them in your own context.
Management and Leadership: Leading a Team - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) 4 weeks
Delivered by the Open University this course is all about what is core to leading and managing in organisations. The key areas that this course will cover incudes finding out about stakeholders, exploring creating a business plan and what makes the best practice when it comes to recruitment. You will also learn what makes a good induction process and how you can motivate your team and your organisation.
Management and Leadership: Growing as a Manager - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) 4 weeks
Delivered by the Open University this course is designed for new or aspiring managers. The course will enable you to define the concepts of management and leadership, evaluate different management and learning styles and recognise the need for and importance of data as evidence in decision making.