Lancaster Professional Programme
Who is it for?The Lancaster Professional Programme is open to all members of administrative, technical and manual staff of the University, but is particularly relevant to those within grades 1-6.
AimThe programme aims to enhance the fundamental skills of professional life at Lancaster and provide opportunities to interact with colleagues from across the professional services community. The Professional Programme consists of a series of half-day workshops that can be attended on a stand-alone basis or as a whole programme (see below for details). These can also be combined with other forms of professional development.
Development AwardsThe programme offers the opportunity for you to work towards a Bronze, Silver and Gold non-accredited development award. The awards offer the opportunity for you to signal your commitment to your professional development and to receive institutional recognition for your work.
'Development Events' can take any form of development, such as:
• Participation in the development events within the Lancaster Professional Programme or other OED development events• Participation in internal or external events that enable professional networking opportunities e.g. conferences, external courses, professional qualifications etc. • Volunteering or job shadowing • Mentoring • Other professional development agreed as part of PDR
When you have successfully completed all three award levels you will be offered a one to one coaching session to establish your development from this point.To be eligible for the above awards, you will need to: i) Complete the reflective journal to record the events undertaken and the learning you gained from each of them. Use a separate journal for each development event/activity. You might like to share this with your mentor/critical friend.
Please refer to Planning your Personal and Professional development for help with writing your refelctive statements.ii) Write a short statement (no more than one side A4) that describes the overall benefit/impact that the events listed in your log have had on your role. This statement should then be signed and endorsed by your line manager, before sending it to OED at any point in the year.
Induction and tutorialIf you are interested in working towards an award in the Professional Programme. We are shortly holding short workshops throughout the year to explain what is required and to support you in writing a reflective statement.
This mandatory workshop will introduce you to the scheme, explore the learning cycle and help you to develop your own professional development plan. Advice and guidance will also be given to help you complete your reflective journal or writing the short statement of impact.
- 26/10/2017 09.30-11.30
- 30/01/2017 14:30-16:30
- 25/04/2017 13:00-15:00
- 17/07/2017 13:00-15:00 Additional support can be found at the dedicated Moodle site.
To find out more or to book a place, please email OED and tell us which date you would like.
The Lancaster Professional Programme Workshops
- Refreshing your approach to professional and career development
- Organising successful events
- Working with others
- Readiness for change
- Delivering excellent service
- Enhancing personal effectiveness
- Accessing and using student related data
Other development considerations
- Mentoring workshops
- Digital Skills Development
- Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
- Stepping into Management
- The AUA (Association of University Administrators) has an abundance of information, development and career considerations.
For more information, please email OED