This page summarises the offer from the Workforce Development team only.
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.
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
Review the key principles, theory and online resources for our cancelled face to face courses
Due to the COVID-19 crisis and ongoing restrictiions, all Workforce Development face to face courses have been cancelled for the remainder of the 2019/20 academic year.
However, you can still use the individual course webpages below to access:
- course-specific pre-work (where applicable), covering the key topic principles
- suggested online learning and information for each course
Effective meetings (All staff)
Coaching Conversations (Managers/Supervisors)
Nuts and bolts of managing people (Managers/Supervisors)
Recruitment and selection for panel members (Interview Chair/panel)
SDPR Conducting an effective review (Managers/Supervisors)
SDPR Getting the most out of your review (All staff)
SDPR for Education and Research staff (Specific roles)
Finance for non-finance managers (Managers/Supervisors)
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.
- The Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (LFHE) offers a range of programmes and events for existing and future leaders of higher education (eligible for member rates).
The LFHE Essentials of budgeting e-learning programme is also available free of charge (registration required) and aims to develop your knowledge and confidence in planning, monitoring and reviewing budgets.
- The British Universities Finance Directors Group (bfdg) arrange a variety of finance-related events (eligible for member rates).
The bfdg Introduction to HE finance elearning module is also available free of charge (registration required) and aims to give you a generic 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.