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Virtual Cambridge: What’s on?

Posted on Sep 23, 2020 by Verity Butler

We give our top 10 picks of autumn’s virtual event space

Arguably, one positive to take from the current global crisis is the growing availability of virtual events – particularly in the hub of tech and business within Cambridge. These may be events you wouldn’t necessarily have made the effort to attend – or even known were happening – if they were taking place in their normal setting. Here are Catalyst’s top picks for autumn’s upcoming virtual events.

1. Transition to leadership: a Cambridge Network course

Leadership is a complicated role, and opportunities to develop your skill set and tailor your leadership approach correctly for your team should never go amiss. This course is particularly significant if you are making the step-up into a leadership role and want to get some knowledge under your belt before you make that transition. Promotion makes us managers – often with no management experience or training. We sink or swim, and our people sink or swim with us.

This programme comprises of four virtual sessions combined with comprehensive pre- and post-exercises/activities structured and designed to optimise learning methods (job-related experiences, interactions with others and formal models and theory).

23 September: 2-4pm
24 September: 2-4pm
30 September: 2-4pm
1 October: 2-4pm

Plus a one-to-one coaching session on 28 September, time to be agreed between trainer and attendee.

The course costs £630 for members and £945 for non-members and commences on 23 September. Book your place here.

2. Emergenetics Certification Programme

The Emergenetics Certification Programme is run by the Moller Centre and equips attendees with the knowledge, skills and tools to use Emergenetics and maximise the potential of people – improving communication, driving performance and enabling long-lasting behavioural change.

Emergenetics Certification is designed for those looking to make an impact on the way individuals, teams and organisations communicate and collaborate.

It is ideal for HR and learning professionals who are interested in thinking differently about how they approach people development, as well as those looking to add new tools and knowledge to their skill sets.

The programme will begin on 1 October. Find out more here.

3. Advanced social media training: a Cambridge Network course

Social media has come to the forefront in the business world, an ever-evolving marketing, brand and advertising tool that is now crucial to any successful venture. Due to its constant growth and change, it’s difficult to keep up or even know where to begin with it.

This Cambridge Network advanced social media course is about being strategic – using social media advertising, dealing with negativity, setting goals and running campaigns. You have the basics, now it’s time to really make your social media activity as effective as it can be.

Through hands-on activities and group discussion, you’ll develop expert social media skills that support your business goals. This course is for those who are looking to develop advanced skills and have a good knowledge of their organisation’s social media activity.

The member cost for the course is £150. Click here to register.

4. Create business video content with your smartphone – online training

Many people forget that we all walk around with an essential business tool in our pockets – our phones. Cambridge TV Training is hosting this practical training webinar for people who want to learn how to make better videos with your smartphone.

This webinar is heavily practical and hosted through Zoom. It will use video capture, digital presentations, screen capture and test equipment live while teaching you how to make the most of your smartphone. You’ll get course material PDFs and shopping links to the equipment we’ve decided on together. By the end, you’ll have filmed with your smartphone – perhaps a demo or a finished video.

The training takes place from 7 October. Click here to book now.

5. Creating a Productive Diversity Paradigm for your company

Trainer and coach for international professionals, teams, expats and global nomads, Eva Tarabichi discusses ways to create a productive diversity paradigm for your business.

Diversity and Inclusion paradigms define how this important topic is addressed within an organisation: What kind of training is given, what kind of hiring decisions are made, what procedures are in place to ensure fairness and equality? What if the very paradigm that your company is operating on is created with good intentions but actually results in the exact opposite: enforcing minority stereotypes and the marginalised position of minorities within the organisation?

The online event takes place on 13 October. Click here to sign up.

6. Employment law update – free webinar

Howes Percival’s employment update webinars are presented in a jargon-free way, with plenty of opportunities to ask questions. Aside from looking at key tribunal decisions in its quick-fire case law quiz, it is reviewing recent changes in legislation that will have practical implications for employers and HR professionals.

The webinar will take place on 20 October, click here to reserve your place.

7. Introduction to mentoring and coaching

A Linked In Workplace Learning Report (2017) identified that mentoring and coaching skills are the most sought-after skills for leaders and managers. This is because effectively developing knowledge and skills (coaching) and nurturing individuals with support and career development (mentoring) is critical to the success and growth of a business.

Accentuate’s 3.5-hour webinar costs £90 per person and helps you develop the skills required to be a better mentor and coach.

The webinar takes place on 20 October, sign up here.

8. The eight most common misadventures entrepreneurs make

Entrepreneurs and authors of Misadventures in Entrepreneuring, Gayle Mann and Lucy-Rose Walker are joining the Rising Network for this online masterclass covering the most common misadventures entrepreneurs go on and how to overcome them to achieve the life and business you would like to lead.

Gayle and Lucy-Rose have spent the last seven years working with over 4,000 entrepreneurs, while at the same time taking their own entrepreneurial journey to grow Entrepreneurial Spark, the world’s largest fully funded entrepreneurial accelerator focused on developing the mindset of the entrepreneur.

The class takes place on 20 October, sign up here.

9. The human genome: the gift that keeps on giving

Do you recognise history is being made when you are part of making it? Join Dr Jane Loveland, annotation project leader, EMBL-EBI, Dr Kerstin Howe, senior scientific manager of the Sanger Institute, and Dr Simon G Gregory, professor of neurology at Duke University School of Medicine in conversation with scientist and science communicator Dr Chris Gunter reflecting on their contributions to the landmark Human Genome Project, the incredible impact it has had on science, medicine and society and how we apply this knowledge today.

The event takes place on 29 October, sign up here.

10. Cleantech Venture Week 2020

Building on a 14-year record of successful Cleantech Venture Days in London and Helsinki, we are once again teaming up to bring this world-class pitching and investment event to you, this time in a new digital format. Participating in this event will give you access to the innovative cleantech SMEs, fund managers, investors, corporate financiers, innovation scouts and professional service firms you need to meet.

Read our full update about the event here.

Sign up here.

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