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.
Aurora Programme 2016/17 Application Process NOW OPEN!
The University of Kent is proud to announce its continuing participation in the Aurora programme, a Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (LFHE) sector-wide development programme for women in higher education. The programme is sponsored at Kent by our Vice Chancellor Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow and Professor Yvonne Sherwood (Professor of Religious Studies) has now formally taken over the role of Aurora Champion from Professor Ruth Blakeley (Professor in International Relations) who has provided excellent support and guidance for the programme in the role for the last 3 years.
After the last 3 year’s successful involvement with the programme, we will again be supporting a further Kent cohort in 2016/17. Female staff in academic (up to Senior Lecturer level), postgraduate research and professional services (grades 7-9) roles are now invited to apply by completing the relevant academic & research or professional services application form.
The next Kent Enterprise and Impact Network Meeting (KEIN) is on Tuesday 28th June 2016, 12:15pm - 2pm
KEIN, a network jointly created by Kent Innovation & Enterprise (KIE) and Learning and Development (L&D), brings together academics, researchers, technicians and other members of staff interested in collaboration, innovation and enterprise activities, maximising the impact of their work, and tapping into alternative sources of funding. The event comprises of a networking lunch, followed by two short presentations with Q+A, and then an informal discussion.
You can find more information about the event and how to reserve a place here.
Reflect, Plan & Develop (RPD) Workshops now available!
We are pleased to offer workshop dates for Reflect, Plan & Develop (RPD), the university framework for shaping discussions about work priorities and development of staff. Dates are available for both reviewers (aimed at managers new to the university or those undertaking the role of reviewer for the first time) and for reviewees (aimed at staff who have never undergone the RPD process at Kent or would like to gain more understanding of the process). To book a place visit the Learning and Development Calendar.
Training is available at both Canterbury and Medway campuses and you may attend at either location. Additional courses may be added at either campus depending on demand and if you have a group of at least 12 participants, we can arrange to deliver a course in your school or department. For more information regarding this option please email email@example.com
Recruitment & Selection Training
We have scheduled in some more Recruitment & Selection Training workshops to take place over the next year. The workshops are designed to support recruiting managers by providing the tools and skills to recruit staff with confidence whilst adhering to legislation. If you are interested in booking a place on a workshop at either the Canterbury Campus (July 2016, September 2016, January 2017, March 2017, May 2017) or the Medway Campus (November 2016), please visit the Learning and Development Calendar.
Planning For Retirement Workshop
We will be running a Planning For Retirement Workshop on Thursday 30th June 2016. This workshop is aimed at any staff member who is looking to plan for their retirement. To see full workshop details and request to book a place, please visit the Learning and Development Calendar.