Lancaster Professional Programme
AudienceThe new 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.
PurposeThe 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 University's new, non-accredited development awards offer the opportunity for you to signal your commitment to professional development through the following: 3 events = Lancaster Bronze development award, 6 events = Lancaster Silver development award, 9 events = Lancaster Gold development award.
'Events' can take any form of development such as:• Participation in the development events within the Lancaster Professional Programme of other OED development events • Participation in internal or external events that enable professional networking opportunities • Volunteering or job shadowing • Mentoring others • Other professional development agreed as part of PDR 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 seperate journal for each development event/activity. You might like to share this with your mentor/critical friend. ii) Write a short statement (approx 200 words) 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.
Drop in sessions for further information about the awards will be available in the new year, dates tbc:
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 management information
Other development considerations
- Mentoring workshops
- Pansophix - On-line Development Guides
- IT training
- Professional Bodies
- Postgraduate Qualifications available through CETAD
- If you are a supervisor or team leader, as your next step, you might like to consider applying for the 'First-line Supervisors and New to Line Managment Programme.
- The AUA (Association of University Administrators) has an abundance of information, development and career considerations.
To find out more information please email the OED team direct.