The University of Otago professional 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 professional staff.
Performance & Development Review
The Performance & Development Review (PDR) process is used to review job performance and set goals for future training and development.
Learning and Development
The Learning and 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 Mentoring Programme provides an opportunity for staff to reflect on their professional development and career direction.
Professional Staff Awards
The purpose of the Awards for Exceptional Performance by Professional Staff is to recognise and reward members of the professional staff who have made an outstanding contribution to the University of Otago.
Professional Staff Conference
The 2022 Professional Staff Conference is planned for 31 August and 1 September 2022.
The theme this year is Te Herenga Tangata: Connected.
We are currently calling for ideas for presentations and content that will connect staff to each other, to the work we do, and the impact we have.
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.