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.
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.
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.