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Academic professional development

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.

Learning and Development

Learning and Development offer a comprehensive range of training and development programmes and learning options for staff, including managing people, professional skills and personal skills.

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Academic Leadership Development Programme

The Academic Leadership Development Programme offers a range of leadership and management workshops, activities and resources that are available to:

  1. current and prospective academic leaders in roles such as Head of Department / School / Programme, Director of Centre, and Associate Dean; and
  2. academic staff managing staff or holding roles such as Course Convenor / Chair of Committee.

In addition, some activities in the programme are jointly offered with Learning and Development and are open to all academic and professional staff.

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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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Te Tiriti Responsiveness

Learning and Development offer introductory workshops on Māori language, and Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the University’s Māori Strategic Framework.

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Health and Safety training

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

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Systems Training

Our Systems Training team are specialists within the Learning and Development team who focus on the oversight, advice and support of training in information systems and software that University staff use to undertake their work.

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Financial Training

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

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Related Information

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Key Contacts

Learning and Development

Tel +64 3 479 4101
Email hrtraining@otago.ac.nz