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Personal and Professional Development

 

The following programmes have been designed to help you develop key skills and knowledge to be effective in your role, and to offer the opportunity to network with others in similar roles from across the University. 

  • The Administrator Development Programme (ADP) and Strategic Development Programme (SDP) are designed for those in administrative roles.
  • The Inclusive Leadership Programme (ILP) is designed to support academic, research and professional service leaders and managers.
  • For those staff who are in the target group for more than one of these programmes, the table below is to help compare the programmes and identify one that is priority for development for the next year.

PPD also offers a wide range of training and learning courses and resources.

Mutlti-day programmes:

  Inclusive Leadership Programme Administrator Development Programme Strategic Development Programme
Key themes
  • Key responsibilities at each key stage of the employment cycle
  • How bias can impact decision-making and affect relationships
  • The context and influence of personal leadership and communication styles
  • Individual project assignment
  • Input from and discussion with senior University leaders and administrators about current strategic issues for the University and the HE sector
  • Workshops on leadership, presentations skills and managing meetings
  • Group project assignment
  • Exploring leadership styles in relation to leading self and others
  • Strategic planning in the administrative context
  • Strategic engagement and leading change programmes
  • Individual project assignment
  • Inclusive leadership
Duration

Full programme - all staff groups:

3.5 days over 4 months

Condensed programme - research group leaders:

4 x half days over 4 months

7 days, October - May

5 days, February - June

Plus 4 x 1 hour seminars

Involvement in a mentoring programme

Target group

Academic, research and professional service leaders and managers

(approx. grade 8 -11)

Also see Leadership Essentials

Generalist and specialist administrators

(grade 7 - 9)

Senior generalist and specialist administrators

(grade 8 - 10)

Application process

Department, School, Institution to prioritise applications before places are offered

 

Department, School, Institution to prioritise applications before places are offered

 

Nomination by School Secretary, Registrary, Head of Division and Head of Institution

Application timeframe Initial phase Easter term 2021

Easter term 

Applications for the 2021 programme are now closed.

Michaelmas term 2021
Places available

For both the full and condensed programmes:

16 places

1 programme of each per term

25 places - approx. 3 per School plus UAS and Non-School Institutions 

1 programme per year

18 places

1 programme per year

Format Scheduled sessions and self-directed learning Scheduled sessions and self-directed learning Scheduled sessions and self-directed learning
More info University Training Booking System page

Administrator Development Programme flyer