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Information for general staff

The University of Otago general staff professional development programme gives staff the opportunity to learn new skills and develop their careers. There are a range of training, mentoring and development options, as well as awards specifically for general staff.

Performance & Development Review

The Performance & Development Review (PDR) process is used to review job performance and set goals for future training and development.

Find out more about the Performance & Development Review

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HR Training Programme

HR professional development

The HR professional development programme covers a wide range of topics, including professional, self-management and supervisory skills.

Find out more about the HR training programme

Health & Safety training

The Health & Safety team offer a comprehensive health and safety training programme.

Find out more about Health & Safety training

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Mentoring Programme

The Career Development and Mentoring Programme provides an opportunity for staff to reflect on their professional development and career direction.

Find out more about the mentoring programme

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Awards

General staff award

The purpose of the General Staff Award for Exceptional Performance is to recognise and reward members of the general staff who have made an outstanding contribution to the University of Otago.

Find out about the General Staff award

Pride of Workmanship award

This annual award gives the University an opportunity to give public recognition to staff who are doing an outstanding job, and to further develop our relationship with our local community.

Find out about the Pride of Workmanship award

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General Staff Conference

The General Staff Conference is held every two years in the St David Lecture Theatre complex on the Dunedin campus, and was held in 2016. The conference is open to all general staff at the University of Otago.

Keep up to date with the information about the General Staff Conference

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Study assistance

The professional development of our staff is important to us here at the University, and study assistance may be available to you. Study assistance may be a fees subsidy, and/or time to attend classes for staff who wish to study both internally and externally. Distance learning is a further option for staff who may wish to study around their work commitments.

Find out more about study assistance

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General staff professional development video

The below video outlines the professional development options available to General staff.

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