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CPD Spring Online School

18 February 2021

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We are delighted to be launching a FREE CPD Online Spring School programme.

Following the huge success of our Virtual Summer School in June 2020, we're excited to bring you our Spring event. This programme is running for two weeks from 12-23 April and is packed with free webinars, Twitter Q&A takeovers and other CPD content from across the University.

We have over 20 sessions and activities available for you to book. There's a 2-day Executive Education special, with 5 live sessions from academics who teach on programmes such as The Cardiff LBA and Executive MBA. We have a range of medical and healthcare sessions, covering topics such as Women's Health, skin health, and palliative care. There are also sessions on areas as diverse as project management, mental health in British Muslim communities, and architecture.

Read on for the full programme of events - and remember, it's all free to attend!

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Week 1: 12-16 April

SessionDay/TimeSummary
LEADERSHIP IN A BILINGUAL CONTEXT

Dr Dylan Foster-Evans, School of Welsh
MONDAY 10:00 - 10:50

This webinar is aimed primarily at non-Welsh speakers who have leadership roles in a bilingual context. We’ll look at key cultural factors that shape a bilingual workplace and workforce, basic ways of setting positive examples as leaders, and how to create an inclusive and welcoming culture for Welsh-speaking employees.

Please note that this session will take place in English.

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INTRODUCTION TO STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY FOR EXPLORATION AND MINING

Professor Tom Blenkinsop, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences

MONDAY
14:00 - 14:30

This 30-minute session will provide an overview of the main structural controls on the formation of ore bodies in the Earth’s crust. We’re anticipating a fairly informal question and answer session that will suit professionals working in the mining and exploration industries, and those who may be interested in Tom’s Structural Geology for Exploration and Mining online course.

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ETHICS IN AI

Luis Espinosa-Anke, School of Computer Science and Informatics

TUESDAY
10:30 - 11:30

This webinar will help you understand the main ethical considerations around dealing with data (collection, processing, building predictive models), with a specific focus on bias in artificial intelligence.

This session will be particularly interesting for any business that deals with data, either generated and owned by them or user-generated.

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‘PLEASE LISTEN - I WILL DO THIS ONLY ONCE' - PLANNING FOR PALLIATIVE AND END OF LIFE CARE

Dr Fiona Rawlinson, School of Medicine

TUESDAY
14:00 - 15:00

This webinar aims to raise awareness of the practicalities of palliative care planning, to offer top tips for managing significant conversations about palliative and end of life care issues and to support health and social care professionals working with patients and families.

This session will be especially suitable for those delivering palliative or end of life care.

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MAINTAINING AND PROMOTING SKIN HEALTH

Samantha Holloway, School of Medicine

WEDNESDAY 10:30 - 11:15

This webinar will discuss changes in the skin as we age, promote strategies to maintain healthy skin and suggest ways in which individuals can be encouraged to self-care for their skin.

This session will be particularly interesting for those from health and social care sectors.

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CHANGING THE IDENTITY OF THE RADIOGRAPHER: BECOMING AN ADVANCED PRACTITIONER - BARRIERS, EXPECTATION, AND INCENTIVES

Dr Jonathan McConnell, School of Radiography

WEDNESDAY 12:00 - 13:00

This webinar will explore the role of a consultant radiographer.

The session will be of particular interest to radiographers, students and other healthcare professionals.

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PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT IN UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Sarah Hatch and Dr Jim Fitzgibbon, School of Medicine
WEDNESDAY
14:00 - 15:00

This session aims to highlight the role of members of the public in University research and teaching including what public involvement is and why it is important. We’ll also share case studies that highlight PI in research and teaching.

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PREPARING TO PUBLISH (A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW)

Mari Ann Hilliar and Delyth Morris, Subject Librarians for Medicine, School of Medicine
THURSDAY
12:00 - 13:00

This webinar will explain how to prepare to publish a systematic review, including documenting an SR protocol. It will also provide useful, practical tips on where and how to publish. This session is particularly aimed at early career researchers and any researcher preparing to publish a SR, although it will also be beneficial for researchers preparing to publish other research works.

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ADOPTING A 'LEARNING ARCHITECT' MINDSET IN TRAINING DESIGN

Manjula Bray, CPD Trainer
THURSDAY
14:00 - 15:00
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AN INTRODUCTION TO PASSIVE COOLING
Vicki Stevenson, Welsh School of Architecture
FRIDAY
10:30 - 11:15

This 45-minute webinar will provide an introduction to passive cooling strategies, which can be used to reduce carbon emissions from mechanical services. The session will be of particular interest to professionals in the built environment such as architects, building management, environmental construction and urban planning.

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AN INTRODUCTION TO WEB APPLICATION SECURITY
Dr Yulia Cherdantseva, School of Computer Science and Informatics
FRIDAY
14:00 - 15:00

This session will introduce participants to the key concepts of cyber security and discuss the importance of security in web applications. The webinar will provide an overview of security vulnerabilities in web application and how to choose and implement appropriate security counter-measures including conducting web application penetration testing.

You may also be interested in the Executive Education session from David Jones in Week 2 - Organisational and Governance Issues Around Cyber Security.

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Week 2: 19-23 April

SessionTimeSummary

ON MARKETING ANALYTICS - HOW TO TELL MEANINGFUL STORIES WITH MARKETING DATA

Dr Prabirendra Chatterjee, Cardiff Business School

MONDAY
10:30 - 11:30

This webinar will help marketing and other business professionals to find logical and concrete insights from real life business data. The focus of this session will be on data visualisation, analysis of quantitative & qualitative data (eg sentiment analysis using product reviews) and strategic implementation of the resulting insights.

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ORGANISATIONAL AND GOVERNANCE ISSUES AROUND CYBER SECURITY

David Jones

MONDAY
12:00 - 13:00
Cyber security can be a sprawling and sometimes bewildering world and this session will start by categorising all things cyber into either technology (the domain of experts) or risk (pretty much a management / Board issue), trying to see how cyber is viewed by non-specialists who have the responsibility when things go wrong.

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HUMOUR AT WORK

Dr Rebecca Scott, Cardiff Business School

MONDAY
14:00 - 15:00

This webinar will introduce the concept of ‘levity’, illustrating how when we refuse to take ourselves so seriously we relieve ourselves of the stress standing in the way of serious work, create more meaningful connections with our colleagues and open our minds to more innovative solutions.

Humour at work has wide appeal to all industries, however this session will be particularly interesting for management consultants, graduates, and those at an early career stage.

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EFFECTIVE COLLABORATION

Dr Jane Lynch, Reader in Procurement, Cardiff Business School

TUESDAY
10:30 - 11:30

Everyone seems to be 'collaborating' these days, but do you often feel disappointed when business partners let you down? Or you may feel frustrated by internal departmental tensions. If either or both scenarios resonate with you, join us for this short interactive session on effective collaborative working.

This session will be particularly interesting for those in retail, public, energy or service sectors.

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LEADERSHIP WITH POLITICAL AWARENESS

Dr Catherine Farrell, Cardiff Business School

TUESDAY 12:00 - 13:00

Leadership with political awareness is an increasingly important skill for managers whether in the public, private, voluntary or other sectors. There is a need for leaders and managers to be able to work effectively with a wide range of stakeholders including other government, consumer groups as well as liaising with political parties, the media and other outside interests. This webinar focuses on the development of key political awareness issues and skills.

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LEAN 4.0: LEAN IN THE ERA OF INDUSTRY 4.0

Professor Maneesh Kumar, Professor of Service Operations, Cardiff Business School

TUESDAY 14:00 - 15:00

This webinar will provide an overview of how organisations need to combine their operational excellence initiatives with their planned digital transformation program to optimise the benefit from an integrated approach.

This session will be particularly interesting for those in the manufacturing, service and public sectors and third sector organisations.

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COMMUNITY ONCOLOGY UPDATE

Dr Fiona Rawlinson, School of Medicine
WEDNESDAY
10:30 - 11:30

This session will explore the latest issues, challenges and key topics in Community Oncology, and is designed to provide support for healthcare professionals working in the field.

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ADAPTING DIABETES EDUCATION FOR SERVICES IN A POST-PANDEMIC ERA
Dr Neera Agarwal, Deputy Course Director MSc & PGDip Diabetes, School of Medicine
WEDNESDAY
12:30 - 13:30

This webinar will introduce the variety of diabetes postgraduate educational opportunities available at Cardiff University for healthcare professionals across all disciplines working in the diabetes field.

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PALLIATIVE CARE AND FEEDING TUBE WITHDRAWAL FROM PATIENTS WITH PROLONGED DISORDERS OF CONSCIOUSNESS

Professor Jenny Kitzinger, Coma & Disorders of Consciousness Research Centre, School of Journalism, Media and Culture

WEDNESDAY
14:00 - 15:00

This webinar will introduce the core issues around caring for patients with prolonged disorders of consciousness following feeding tube withdrawal.

This session will be especially suitable for those delivering palliative or end of life care.

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DELIVERING CHANGE THROUGH PROJECTS

Richard Rose, CPD Trainer
THURSDAY
10:30 - 12:30

This session will look at project management, exploring how it can be used to create transformational change in organisations. Richard will also explore how important and effective agile project management approaches have been for businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic. This session will be particularly useful for anyone thinking about completing a project management qualification or professional development course.

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THINKING ABOUT TEACHING

Emmajane Milton, Dr Alex Morgan and Heather Pennington, School of Social Sciences
THURSDAY
13:00 - 14:00

This webinar will provide an insight into the challenges and rewards of becoming a teacher. It will also explore key ideas about what makes a good teacher and / or effective learning environments. This session will be particularly useful for anyone with responsibility for teaching and leading learning of others, as well as people considering moving into teaching.

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TWITTER TAKEOVER
WOMEN'S HEALTH Q&A

Justine Bold, School of Medicine

THURSDAY
14:00 - 15:00
Justine will take over the CPD Twitter account for an hour to answer your questions on women's health - in particular, queries relating to her sessions (see below for details) on lifestyle medicine and self-care for menopause & perimenopause, and painful periods & premenstrual syndrome (PMS).

You can submit your questions anonymously in advance (sign up to receive the two recordings and we'll send you a survey), or join Justine between 2 and 3pm on Thursday 22 April.

Register for Women's Health sessions

Pre-recorded sessions

Sign up to these sessions in the same way, and we'll send you the recordings at the beginning of the programme. Justine Bold will be hosting a Twitter Takeover Q&A on the two women's health sessions and you can submit questions to us in advance if you sign up.

SessionSummary
WOMEN'S HEALTH: LIFESTYLE MEDICINE AND SELF-CARE FOR MENOPAUSE AND PERIMENOPAUSE

Justine Bold, School of Medicine

This pre-recorded session will explore lifestyle medicine and self-care techniques in the management of perimenopause and menopause, to provide healthcare professionals, medics and women with more options for management.

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WOMEN'S HEALTH: LIFESTYLE MEDICINE AND SELF-CARE FOR PAINFUL PERIODS AND PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME (PMS)

Justine Bold, School of Medicine

This pre-recorded session will explore lifestyle medicine and self-care techniques in the management of period pain and PMS to provide medics, healthcare professionals and women with more options in the management of these conditions.

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MENTAL HEALTH IN BRITISH MUSLIM COMMUNITIES

Dr Asim Yusuf

With Professor Sophie Gilliat-Ray, Islam-UK Centre, School of History, Archaeology and Religion

This pre-recorded session will explore issues of mental health from an Islamic perspective.  It will be of interest to anyone who works in the field of mental health with BAME/Muslim communities, such as counsellors, doctors, mental health nurses and imams.

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Full programme of events

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