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Manager training

Management staff are a key part of creating a healthy and safe working environment at the University of Otago. Human Resources and Health & Safety offer courses to support managers in their Health and Safety responsibilities.

Supervisory skills course

Supervisory Skills is a ten session programme designed to provide managers with information on the key tasks, skills and techniques required to be an effective leader. This programme includes a session on manager's Health and Safety responsibilities.

Find out more about the Supervisory Skills course

Working Well Together

This is a series of workshops designed to foster a supportive working environment within the University. The workshops can be tailored to your team requirements for employee, supervisory and managerial staff as required.

Safety, Respect and Dignity at work

This workshop will help your team develop strategies to promote a culture of respect and dignity at work. The focus will be to foster positive interpersonal relationships within the work community.

Find out more about Safety, Respect and Dignity at Work

Mental health in the workplace

One in five adults in NZ will develop a mental health illness in their lifetime (Mental health Foundation of New Zealand - 2002).

This workshop looks at ways to promote a safe working environment accepting that there may be members of staff experiencing mental health issues during the course of employment.

Find out more about Working Well Together: Mental health in the workplace

Coping at work

This workshop will explore personal and organisational stress and distress. Recognition of stressors and discussion on practical solutions will be the focus.

Find out more about Working Well Together: Coping at Work

Health & Safety training programme

The Health & Safety team offer a range of training courses, including First Aid, Fire Warden training and DHSO training modules and days.

Find out more about the Health & Safety training programme