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We are delighted to be launching a FREE Virtual CPD Summer School programme.

The Summer School is running from 22-26 June, and is a week of 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, with themes as diverse as understanding the challenges of dementia communication, Lean practice and why it’s so important, and the ‘new’ work-life balance.

Many of the sessions have been created in the context of Covid-19 and how this can affect the way we work and continue our professional development during these uncertain times.

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

Bookings for the Virtual CPD Summer School are free, but you will need to register to attend.

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Session Time Summary
CONSULTING WITH PATIENTS REMOTELY: TELEPHONE CONSULTATION AND TRIAGE

Lloyd Hambridge, HEIW, with Dr Rowan Yemm, School of Pharmacy

TBC

This is a pre-recorded session by Lloyd Hambridge, abridged and adjusted to make it relevant to COVID-specific challenges. This session will be of particular interest to pharmacists and other healthcare workers who may be having to adapt their usual patient-facing roles.

It is a good introduction to the Clinical Pharmacy  (Msc/PgDip/PgCert) and Pharmacist Independent Prescribing programmes, where this session is featured.

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Monday 22 June

Session Time Summary
LEANING INTO THE CRISIS

Sarah Lethbridge, Director of Executive Education, Cardiff Business School

10:00 – 12:00 Join Sarah Lethbridge, Director of Executive Education and External Relations for a 2-hour webinar exploring why a lean/ continuous improvement approach might be helpful in coping with the current pandemic. This session touches on some of the concepts covered in the Lean Six Sigma programme.

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COMMON COPYWRITING MISTAKES (AND HOW TO AVOID THEM)

Rowan Dent, CPD Trainer

12:00 – 13:00 A session looking at common copywriting mistakes (grammar, editing) and providing practical tips on how to improve your copywriting. This is suitable for any level of experience but aimed more at people with less confidence in writing. This session is a great introduction to our Copywriting short course.

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SUSTAINABLE MEGA BUILDINGS

Dr Eshrar Latif, Welsh School of Architecture

13:00 – 14:00 This webinar will discuss how tall buildings could be made low energy and sustainable. This session will be especially suitable for building environment professionals such as architects, building service engineers and planners.

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UNDERSTANDING THE CHALLENGES OF DEMENTIA COMMUNICATION

Alison Wray, School of English, Communication and Philosophy

14:00 – 15:00 In this session, Alison will play her animated film about the mechanisms of communication between people with dementia and their families, carers and others, and then lead a discussion about the themes and issues raised within it.

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JOURNALISM BY NUMBERS: USING COMPUTERS AND DATA TO FIND NEWS AND TELL STORIES

Aidan O’Donnell, School of Journalism, Media and Culture

15:00 – 16:00 SESSION FULLY BOOKED

This workshop will give an overview of how journalists use computers, data and new technology to do their job. Please note that this session is limited to 8 spaces (allocated on a first come, first served basis) and is best suited to those who would like to engage in an active discussion.

Tuesday 23 June

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PALLIATIVE AND END OF LIFE CARE – SIGNPOSTS TO EFFECTIVE DELIVERY

Fiona Rawlinson, School of Medicine

10:00 – 11:00

This webinar will cover a range of health care issues in the current situation of a pandemic and explore how slightly different health and social care arrangements can enable optimal care.

The session will also cover the Cardiff 6 point toolkit and its role in effective communication, particularly during the pandemic. Fiona will also review key skills needed to deliver palliative and end of life care.

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THE ‘NEW’ WORK-LIFE BALANCE: WELLBEING, EFFECTIVENESS & RESILIENCE IN DIVERSE WAYS OF WORKING IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

Teena Clouston, School of Healthcare

11:00 – 12:00

This session will provide you with practical tools and techniques (for personal, management and team use) to help you develop effective working practice and work-life balance.

Teena will also help you to reflect on how to manage stress, anxiety and work-life balance, to develop resilience and wellbeing for self and others.

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BUSINESS WRITING SKILLS – IN A NUTSHELL

Simon Newsam, CPD Trainer

12:00 – 13:00 This session will provide tips on how to write clearly so that your audience understands the messages you are trying to convey. You’ll have the chance to do simple exercises; Simon will oversee these and also provide additional advice. This session is a great introduction to our Business Writing Skills short course.

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ETHICS IN AI

Luis Espinosa-Anke, School of Computer Science and Informatics

13:00 – 14:00 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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CPD – CHANGING YOUR MINDSET & MAXIMISING OPPORTUNITIES DURING THE COVID PANDEMIC

Deb Hearle and Sarah Lawson, School of Healthcare

14:00 – 15:00 This session is designed to encourage you to think differently about how to engage in CPD during COVID-19. The webinar will examine the nature of CPD engagement and provide an overview of the TRAMm Model of CPD. This framework is designed for a healthcare context, but the session will be of benefit to anyone who is required to complete CPD as part of their role.

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PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT OF SKIN INJURIES RELATED TO THE USE OF PPE

Samantha Holloway, School of Medicine

15:00 – 16:00

This pre-recorded session provides an overview of the current national and international guidelines on the prevention and management of skin injuries related to PPE. The webinar also discusses the dermatological considerations related to skin injuries and PPE usage.

Twitter takeover!

The pre-recorded webinar will be supported by a live Twitter takeover to answer your questions.

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Wednesday 24 June

Session Time Summary
THE EFFECT OF COVID-19 ON RADIOGRAPHY REPORTING SERVICES

School of Radiography

10:00 – 11:00 This is a chance to gain a deeper understanding of how the current epidemic has affected radiography reporting. Including a look at CT and Plain Film Chest reporting, currently used as primary investigations for COVID-19 patients. This session will be of particular interest to radiographers, radiography students, prospective radiography students and other healthcare professionals.

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HOW TO MAKE YOUR ONLINE LEARNING STICK

Manjula Bray, CPD Trainer

11:00 – 12:00 This interactive webinar is designed to share brain-friendly tips to engage your online audience.

Manjula will work through practical tips to help you ensure your online learning is as productive as face to face training.

This session is a great introduction to our Train the Trainer short course.

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HOW TO WRITE ONLINE CONTENT THAT SELLS

Simon Newsam, CPD Trainer

12:00 – 13:00 This interactive session will provide tips on how to write online content that sells. You’ll have the chance to do simple exercises; Simon will oversee these and also provide additional advice. This session is a great introduction to our  Writing for the Web short course.

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ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN OF BUILDINGS – VENTILATION AND AIR QUALITY

Dr Vicki Stevenson, Welsh School of Architecture

13:00 – 14:00 This webinar will Introduce the importance of ventilation and the key factors in designing natural ventilation. This session will be particularly relevant for built environment professionals such as  architects, engineers and consultants.

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HEALTHY EATING FOR RESILIENCE

Justine Bold, Programme Director of CPD, Centre for  Medical Education, School of Medicine

14:00 – 15:00 Twitter takeover!

This session will provide information and practical tips on a healthy balanced diet and how this can support health and wellbeing at this difficult time. Topics include healthy eating for resilience and immunity. The session will be pre-recorded and Justine will then host a Twitter Q&A to answer your questions.

This session is suitable for anyone but could be particularly useful for key workers.

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Thursday 25 June

Session Time Summary
PHARMABEES

Elizabeth Roche, Pharmabees Project

10:00 – 11:00 Elizabeth Roche from the University’s Pharmabees project is hosting this overview of Pharmabees as well as the Cardiff Rewilding project.

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MINERALS FOR THE GREEN ECONOMY

Professor Tom Blenkinsop from School of Earth and Ocean Sciences

11:00 – 12:00 This webinar explores which resources are needed for the green economy and how we can mine responsibly. We expect this session to be very popular, so please book your virtual place early! The webinar will be of particular interest to professionals working in the mining and exploration industries.

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ASK A COPYWRITER ANYTHING: TWITTER TAKEOVER

Rowan Dent, CPD Trainer

12:00 – 13:00 Twitter takeover!
Rowan Dent of Equinox will take over our Twitter feed to answer common copywriting queries (e.g. layout, grammar, tips for social) and provide practical, friendly support. This session is a great introduction to our Copywriting short course.Register
A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO BUILDING PERFORMANCE – BRINGING TOGETHER TECHNOLOGY AND PEOPLE

Panel of experts, Welsh School of Architecture

13:00 – 14:00 This is an exciting opportunity to attend a Q&A panel with experts from the Welsh School of Architecture. The panel will discuss building performance from a socio-technical perspective, based on ongoing research and teaching at the Welsh School of Architecture. Insights will also be shared in response to the lessons learnt from COVID-19.

The panel members are: Dr Hiral Patel, Lecturer in Advanced Building Performance Evaluation, Professor Chris Tweed, Head of School, Dr Simon Lannon, Research Fellow and Emmanouil Perisoglou, Research Associate.

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MACHINE LEARNING: WHAT IT IS AND WHY IT’S USEFUL

Dr Matthias Treder, School of Computer Science and Informatics

14:00 – 15:00 This webinar is a useful introduction to machine learning, a branch of artificial intelligence, and is suitable for a general audience.

This session will be of particular interest to attendees from companies or institutions that work with any kind of data, and wish to explore whether AI/machine learning is useful to them.

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Friday 26 June

Session Time Summary
GOOGLE ANALYTICS SURGERY: TWITTER TAKEOVER

Jess Spate, CPD Trainer

10:00 – 11:00 Twitter takeover!
Google Analytics expert Jess Spate will take over our twitter feed for an hour, answering your questions and dispensing advice. This session is a great introduction to our Google Analytics short course.Register
AN INTRODUCTION TO SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS

Mala Mann, SURE

11:00 – 12:00
This webinar will introduce you to systematic review methodology and is a very useful bite-sized introduction to our CPD course, run by Mala Mann of SURE. The session will be of particular interest to:
  • Researchers (especially in health and social care)
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Postgraduate healthcare researchers
  • Policy makers
  • Librarians and information professionals

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LEADING PEOPLE THROUGH CHANGE

Richard Rose, CPD Trainer

12:00 – 13:00 This webinar is a basic introduction to leading change in organisations, particularly relevant during the pandemic as it’s caused seizmic changes in organisations across the globe. This is a bite-sized introduction to our short course, Leading People Through Change.

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HOW ARE VACCINES DEVELOPED?

Dr Meike Heurich-Sevcenco and Dr Mark Gumbleton, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

13:00 – 14:00

This session consists of a pre-recorded video with voice-over, followed by a live Q&A session via Zoom.

The session aims to contextualise how vaccines exploit the body’s immune system, and describe the basic types of vaccines developed.

Dr Meike Heurich-Sevcenco and Dr Mark Gumbleton will look at examples of how vaccines have delivered protection to individuals and the wider population. They will also provide an overview of challenges that micro-organisms present for vaccine development and effectiveness.

This session will be of particular interest to professionals working in nursing, clinical research, pharmaceutical, public health or biological sciences.

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FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY AND RADIOGRAPHY

School of Radiography

14:00 – 15:00 This session will help you gain a deeper insight into how radiography aids in forensic cases from the perspective of a forensic anthropologist. It also aims to help you understand the importance of radiography in determining the cause of death or identification of the deceased. This session will be of particular interest to radiographers, radiography students, prospective radiography students and other healthcare professionals.

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If you have any questions or queries, or if you would like to discuss a CPD programme for your organisation, please feel free to contact our friendly team:

Continuing Professional Development Unit

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/news/view/2394994-virtual-cpd-summer-school

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