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 – Friday 27 November 2015 or Tuesday 2 February 2016
These workshops are an opportunity for all members of staff who are interested either in becoming a mentor or mentee to come along and learn more about mentoring; how it is supported within the University, its values and basic principles. The workshop is aimed at members of staff engaging in (or looking to engage in) a mentorship with other members of staff in a voluntary capacity or acting as a Probation Mentor under the Staff in Grades 1-10 (non-academic) Probation Process.
Mentoring Skills Workshop – Monday 23 November 2015 or 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 – Monday 30 November 2015 or Thursday 18 February 2016
This workshop is aimed at managers who are responsible for allocating Probation Mentors and those members of staff who are being asked to act as a Probation Mentor and will involve group discussion and activities.
The workshop will cover;
- what the role of Probation Mentor involves
- who sets the objectives and expectations of the role
- how Probation Mentors might be chosen and why
- what benefits the role of probation mentor has to the manager, the mentor and the mentee
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.