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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 2013-2014.

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

New Induction Resources

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.





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Last Updated: 09/05/2014