Members recommendations

Here is a list of trainers and potential course topics which have been recommended by members.


Potential course topics

1. Technical
  • Costs / sinking funds for building maintenance
  • Clarifications on fire regs and governance post Grenfell
  • Alternative to BREEAM, sustainable construction tailored to universities 
  • AutoCAD drawing and file management (CAD manager)
  • Repair to historic buildings training
  • Information management (records)
2. Well - being/ personal/ soft skills
  • Compliance managing stress/ mindful/ mental health (tailored to HE)
  • Self- belief and confidence 
  • Softer skills training, people-oriented training and development
3. Financial and legal
  • NEC v JCT contract management training 
  • Basic property law
4. Management Development 
  • Training in- difficult conversations
  • Conflict management
  • Presentation skills
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Empowering and motivating 
  • Influencing skills for directors using soft power
  • Incident management training 
  • Collaborative decision making
  • Client specific roles
  • Responsibilities, resources and structures in capital projects from inception to completion
5. Strategic 
  • High level strategic thinking for directors of estates
  • Estates strategy development 
  • Strategic thinking for managers 
  • Compliance and decision making
  • Sector specific training on strategic estate matters
  • How to raise profile of property asset management within the institutions business plans
  • JISC thinking into what a digital campus could look like 
  • How to navigate through university committee’s governance 
  • How to engender a safety culture in a large organisation 
  • How to engage with board of governors 
  • Managing impact of adverse change on workforce 
6. Leadership
  • Follow up course to 21st century leadership course 
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