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 2016-2017.

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

Leadership Forum - The Only Constant is Change

On Tuesday 27 June 2017 the University will be hosting a Leadership Forum event focusing on the themes of change and resilience during change. The event is open to managers at all levels across the University.

Arrival and registration (10.00 -10.30) – Refreshments available

Welcome and Introduction (10.30 - 10.45)
Martin Atkinson, Assistant Director - Employee Relations & Business Partnering


Key note speaker  (10.45 – 11.45)
Kenton Lewis – “Embracing Change, encouraging buy-in”

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Workshop 1 (11.50-12.50)

Kenton Lewis

“Resilienceduring change: helping yourself, helping your staff”

This workshop is repeated in the afternoon

Workshop 2 (11.50-12.50)

Ali Whelan, Learning & Organisational Development

“On the precipice – staying on the right side of stress.”

Networking Lunch (12.50 -14.00)

Workshop 3  (14.00-15.00)

Kenton Lewis 
“Resilienceduring change: helping yourself, helping your staff”.

This workshop is a repeat of the morning session

Workshop 4 (14.00 – 15.00)

Cindy Vallance (LFHE)
“Moving beyond the change curve: increasing influence when change is the only constant”.

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Mini Workshop  (15:05 – 15.45)

Jena Dady, Learning & Organisational Development, “Mentoring to support change”

Mini Workshop (15:05 – 15.45)

Dr Louise Naylor, Unit for the Enhancement of Learning & Teaching

‘Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) – Challenges & Opportunities’

Mini Workshop (15:05 – 15.45)

Dr Scott Wildman,
Centre for Higher & Degree Apprenticeships

Overview of higher and degree apprenticeship s and the University’s provision.

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15.45 – 16.00 Closing session
16.00 – 16.45 Networking

If you are interested in attending this event, please book via the Learning and Development website: Please find full details of the event.

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

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.







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Last Updated: 19/06/2017