human resources - learning and development


Welcome to the University of Kent Learning and Development web pages.

The Learning and Development team aims to provide a wide range of learning and development opportunities for all members of staff.

We are committed to working with our partners across the University and externally to provide a wide range of development opportunities for staff.

For information on specific development initiatives and programmes, ranging from induction to pre-retirements courses, please explore our Learning and Development Events Information page.

Current available development opportunities can be found on the Learning and Development Events Calendar 2015-2016.

We encourage you to make use of the web pages to find out more about the opportunities available and use the online Booking Form.

L & D News

Learning and Development are running a suite of Mentoring workshops as follows:

Introduction to Mentoring Workshop – Tuesday 2 February 2016

These workshops are an opportunity for staff interested either, in becoming a voluntary mentor to fellow colleagues or who are potentially looking for someone to mentor them, to come along and learn more about mentoring; how it is supported within the University, its values and basic principles. The workshop is at introductory level and will provide an overview of mentoring and what things need to be considered when looking to get involved in mentoring for the first time.

Mentoring Skills Workshop – Thursday 11 February 2016

This workshop is aimed at people who have attended the Introduction to Mentoring Workshop and who are looking to become involved in or have limited experience of mentoring and would like the opportunity to understand and practise some of the key skills they would use in a mentoring relationship. The workshop is highly interactive with group discussion and 1:1 practise activities.

Probation Mentor Workshop – Thursday 18 February 2016

This workshop is designed for managers who are responsible for allocating Probation Mentors and those members ofstaff who are being asked to act as a Probation Mentor and will involve interactive group discussion and activities. This workshop is not suitable for staff currently being mentored under the Probation Scheme for staff in Grades 1-10. This workshop does not cover Academic Probation requirements.

The workshop will aim to;

  • Review the objectives of the Probation Mentor relationship
  • Outline who sets the objectives and expectations of the role
  • Review how Probation Mentors might be chosen and why
  • Discuss what benefits the role of probation mentor has to the manager, the mentor and the mentee
  • Detail further support available to mentors

If you are interested in attending any of these workshops please visit the Learning and Development Events Calendar 2015-2016 for session times and locations and to make a booking. For further details please contact the Learning and Development Team at





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Last Updated: 08/01/2016