The management curriculum offers a coherent focus in delivering on the Workforce Strategy 'to develop a talented workforce fit for the future' and is for anyone who manages people, teams or delivery, from any job family and at any level.
The curriculum offers a modular, blended learning approach, utilising face to face delivery, digital learning, curated resources, facilitated peer learning and signposting to 1 to 1 support (e.g. coaching, mentoring) to provide a bite-sized learning and training which can be tailored to individual needs.
Our online courses use blended learning to make the most of your time, focusing the live sessions on interaction, knowledge sharing and practice, and ensuring you have plenty of opportunities to embed learning on the job. Please note that you will need to complete all accompanying work and come to the session prepared and ready to engage with your colleagues.
Review and complete the training you are obliged to do, relevant to your role.
Access training and guidance on the University's Staff Development Performance Review (SDPR) process.
The annual Aurora programme is also available and aims to enable more women to develop the leadership side of their careers. You will need to meet the criteria and apply via the selection process.
The Development Toolkit is an online learning and development resource for all staff with:
ten Management 101 e-learning modules (20-60 minutes each)
over 2,000 resources such as top tips, key guides and self-assessments on a range of topics including leadership, personal skills and well-being
Coaching and mentoring
Review information on the coaching and mentoring services via the web pages below:
- The University of Bath coaching service for staff
- Getting or offering mentoring support (Education and Research job family)
- Strengthscope® profiling tool
Learning and development services across the University
You can review other development opportunities available across the university on the Staff learning and development webpage, such as training and support to help you get started in a new role, use University systems, and stay safe at work.
- Centre for Learning and Teaching to help you develop in your research, teaching and career, including teach-enhanced learning
- Safety, Health and Employee Wellbeing for Health & Safety training, professional health and wellbeing advice, fire safety and first aid training
- IT training to support you to use software applications such as Excel and University systems such as Agresso
Other external learning and development opportunities
Please note that these are external opportunities and all course costs would need to be funded by your department. You will be eligible for member rates where indicated.
Higher Education and Technicians Development (HEaTED) provide various specialist courses for technical staff. (eligible for member rates).
Advanced HE offers a range of programmes and events for existing and future leaders of higher education (eligible for member rates).
The Advanced HE Essentials of budgeting e-learning programme is also available free of charge (registration is required and can be found by clicking on the ‘Info Sheet’ link at the bottom of the webpage) and aims to develop your knowledge and confidence in planning, monitoring and reviewing budgets.
The British Universities Finance Directors Group (BUFDG) have a variety of finance-related events in their E Learning section, which are available free of charge (registration required) to University staff members including Introduction to HE finance elearning module which aims to give you an overview of finance in HE, including funding, areas of spending and reporting.
The Association of University Administrators (AUA) organises a programme of seminars, workshops and conferences for administration and management staff in higher education.