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Welcome to the University of Kent Learning and Development web pages. The Learning and Development Office aims to provide a wide range of learning and development opportunities for all categories of staff.
We are committed to working in partnership with other University of Kent departments and with external agencies to ensure that all staff are provided with the appropriate development to meet their individual needs and which are consistent with the University’s strategic plans.
If you are looking for information from induction to pre-retirement courses please explore our website. We will regularly post up to date information on internal and external initiatives to help you plan your own development, or the development of staff for whom you have management responsibilities.
We would like the website to be used to disseminate and promote good practice so please let us hear of any examples or case studies from your area which we could post onto the site
We encourage you to make use of the opportunities available and to use the online booking service.
A new learning network for participants in the University’s ‘Developing Management Skills’ Programme was launched this month. The DMS Learning Network aims to provide:
- continued management learning for professional service staff
- a forum for dialogue around learning and improvement between peers and functions across the University.
- elective development opportunities for University staff in co-design, programme management, facilitation and delivery.
- peer support and complementary learning to support other networks and initiatives at Kent
The format of network sessions is driven by the participants with support from Learning & Development and departmental managers, using formal and informal approaches. This month’s network meeting at Keynes College included workshop inputs from Dr Jim Groombridge (SAC), Dr Simon Black (HR), Kalliopi Glezakou (SPSSR), Catherine Butler(EDA) and Zoe Wood (EDA). A timetabled network event will be arranged twice per year, however DMS participants are also encouraged to meet informally at times to suit their own commitments and availability throughout the year. The next timetabled event is on 9th September in Darwin College.
The next cohort on the Developing Management Skills programme have their opening workshop on 21st March 2014.