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Our professional development programme provides staff with the opportunity to acquire the skills they need to develop their full potential. The programme also encourages staff to learn new skills to meet the ever-changing needs of the University environment.

HR Professional Development

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

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Academic Leadership Development Programme

The Academic Leadership Development Programme is designed for prospective and current Heads of Department, Directors of Centre, and Associate Deans.

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Higher Education Development Centre (HEDC)

The Higher Education Development Centre works in partnership with the staff and students of the University to promote, support and enhance the ideals, knowledge and values of higher education.

The HEDC provides a wide range of opportunities for the professional development of academic staff. This includes support, such as one-on-one consultancies to improve aspects of teaching, as well as more formal staff development workshops and postgraduate courses on tertiary teaching.

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Treaty of Waitangi education programme

The HEDC and Human Resources jointly offer a Treaty of Waitangi education programme. This includes introductory workshops on Māori language, Māori culture and the Treaty of Waitangi.

View all HEDC workshops and courses
View Human Resources Māori language courses

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Health & Safety training

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

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IT Training

The ITS Division offers a comprehensive range of computer courses available to all staff.

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Financial Services training

The Financial Services Division training programme aims to support and improve financial management. Their courses enable academic and general staff members to make more effective use of the University's financial systems.

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Academic staff professional development video

The below video outlines some of the professional development options available to Academic Staff.