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Information for professional staff

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.

Find out more about the Performance & Development Review

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HR Training Programme

HR Professional Development

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

Find out more about the HR training programme

Health & Safety training

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

Find out more about Health & Safety training

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Mentoring Programme

The Career Development and Mentoring Programme provides an opportunity for staff to reflect on their professional development and career direction.

Find out more about the mentoring programme

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Professional Staff Awards

The purpose of the Professional Staff Award for Exceptional Performance is to recognise and reward members of the professional staff who have made an outstanding contribution to the University of Otago.

Find out about the Professional Staff award

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Health and Safety Staff Awards

Any individual or team who has contributed to making the University of Otago a safer place to work, live or study is eligible for the awards.

Find out about the Health and Safety Staff award

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Professional Staff Conference

The Professional Staff Conference committee has commenced planning for our next event, planned for 29-30 August 2019.

The University of Otago will be celebrating 150 years in 2019, so the conference will be designed to commemorate our history as professional staff.

Keep up to date with the information about the Professional Staff Conference

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Study assistance

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.

Find out more about study assistance

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