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Personal and Professional Development

 

Jessie works with colleagues in Learning and Development and with University institutions to provide activities that support the development of employees' skills, attitudes and knowledge, particularly in the areas of management and leadership development. This includes development and delivery of a range of programmes for managers and others, both as part of the PPD programme of courses and bespoke support in departments. She also supports the development of flexible online and blended learning opportunities for employees.

Her role contributes to achieving the University's institutional objectives by supporting established, new and aspiring managers to provide a stimulating and rewarding environment to work in. Employees who are motivated and well managed are likely to perform better and to stay in their role longer, helping institutions to attract and retain the best staff. Jessie works closely with individuals to enhance their skills and knowledge in communication, individual and team management. This includes understanding that Staff Review and Development is an essential tool in motivating and developing staff across all grades and disciplines, allowing opportunities for staff to grow in their role and beyond in the University.