On-line resources


These guides cover a broad range of Professional Development areas including: Delegating, Effective Change, Goal Setting, Interview Success, Managing People and many more on-line resources Online

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Full listing of all OED professional development workshops and resources


Aimed at Academic HoDs, senior managers and others in senior roles across the University. This interactive development resource has been designed by Academic managers, for Academic managers and uses a range of interactive tools to help you get up to speed with the role. It gives case studies, dramatised situations and reflective activities to help you to develop your leadership and management skills. This resources has a limited licence accessed through moodle, if you wish to access it please email the OED team who will be happy to help.

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Mentoring can support your learning and development throughout your career. It is as important at the start of a career, as it is when you take on new challenges and roles, and many senior leaders rely on executive mentors to help them think through their strategic decisions. Its benefits include improving your understanding of the working environment, skills development, increased motivation and boosting confidence. These pages offer advice on all aspects of mentoring and include details of the new University mentor match scheme to help you find a mentor from across the University.

Action Learning

Unlike most traditional forms of management training and education, action learning is not based on solutions that are delivered but rather on the re-examination of problems and their resolution. An essential part of this process is taking action and learning from the outcomes of the action. This is the basis of the technique that is currently being widely used. More information here.

Job shadowing

Currently there are no formal job shadowing schemes at Lancaster, however this is something that can be arranged at a local level as part of PDR development outcomes.

To find out more information on any of the above, please email the OED team direct.

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