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Professional development and learning new ways of working are important to us at UIS. We’re dedicating time in our working week to focus on creative ways of thinking and problem solving, as part of the national Learning at Work Week campaign from 16 to 20 May

What is Learning at Work?

Learning at Work is an initiative where companies encourage colleagues to take time during their working day to take part in learning and development activities.

It's a chance to connect with colleagues, to hear and share ideas, gain a different perspective on the way you work and learn something new.

The theme: 'Creative Problem Solving'

The theme was decided following a poll from UIS internal colleagues. We'll be hearing from a wide range of experts on the topic from the University representatives and external companies who will share their experience to help you to develop a way of thinking creatively and working effectively. 

Learning at Work Week programme

Monday 16 May, 11am to 12:15pm 
The inside-out of creativity: how to be an effective problem solver

Speakers
Bill Nicoll Senior Lecturer at Engineering in Design & Technology Education.
Ian Hosking Senior Reaserch Associate at Engineering and Senior User Reseracher at UIS.

Tuesday 17 May, 10am to 11:30am
A practitioners' view on creative problem solving
Speaker
Dr David Hall, Cheif Executive Officer and founder of The Ideas Centre Ltd.

Wednesday 18 May 11am to 12 midday
The outside-in of creativity: building creative organizations 
Speakers
Bill Nicoll Senior Lecturer at Engineering in Design & Technology Education.
Ian Hosking Senior Research Associate at Engineering and Senior User Reseracher at UIS.

Thursday 19 May, 10am to 11am
Fewer, faster, bolder: the creative use of meetings 
Speaker 
Carrie Goucher, Founder of Onefish Twofish Ltd.

Friday 20 May, 10am to 11:45 am 
Panel discussion – making it happen
Panelists:

Ian Leslie, Director of UIS, Dave Hall, CEO, The Ideas Centre Ltd, Linda Spinks, Process improvement Manager- ourcambridge, and Carrie Goucher, Founder of Onefish Twofish Ltd.

Moderator: Will Russell Enterprise Service Manager, UIS

How to get involved 

Our programme of daily talks and discussions are open to all University members. Join us and start thinking creatively to enhance your work and problem-solving skills.

Read more information about each talk and book your place using the University Training Booking System.

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