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.
HR Training Programme
HR professional development
The HR professional development programme covers a wide range of topics, including professional, self-management and supervisory skills.
Health & Safety training
The Health & Safety team offer a comprehensive health and safety training programme.
The Career Development and Mentoring Programme provides an opportunity for staff to reflect on their professional development and career direction.
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.
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.
Professional Staff Conference
The Professional Staff Conference committee has commenced planning for our next event, planned for 29-30 August 2019.
The University of Otago will be celebrating 150 years in 2019, so the conference will be designed to commemorate our history as professional staff.
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.
General staff professional development video
The below video outlines the professional development options available to General staff.