Learning and development days

Practical, relevant and transferable skills and knowledge to help you thrive in your role and adapt to the changing landscape of higher education.

Learning and development days

A glance at our current learning and development offering.  Follow the links to find out more or register your interest.

Introduction to HE:  #Intro2HE is an essential piece of kit for all higher education professionals.  We take a brief look back at the historical development of the sector before looking at more recent changes and the current influences which are set to transform higher education.  If you’re new to the sector you’ll gain a thorough introduction to HE and as current HE professional you’ll deepen your knowledge and understanding allowing you to move your career forward. Find out more…


Once more with impact: Career progression in HE can involve quite a bit of public speaking, and not everyone is comfortable in front of an audience. This practical workshop will teach you how to thrive outside of your comfort zone and become a more confident presenter. Register my interest


Achieving results, doing more with less: The reality for many of us in our professional roles is that we are being asked to achieve more with less. Whether that be more in terms of quantity or height of ambition within less time and with fewer resources, the demand on our ability to consistently meet objectives can seem never ending.  This development day will teach you how to find holistic workable solutions to the issues you face in your professional services role and maximise your use of the available resources. Find out more…


Delivering excellent high quality services: Develop your appreciation of service management concepts and theory, and an understanding of how these may be used in practice. Register my interest


Developing your people: An engaging, participatory and challenging workshop that offers you as a new or experienced manager the opportunity to assess, reflect upon, and focus your approach to staff development.  Exploring various management and development techniques you will discover ways to support and engage your staff in continuous personal and professional growth and leave the workshop with practical and transferable techniques and a personal action plan for empowering your staff to reach their full potential. Find out more…


Managing change: This interactive workshop will teach you how to lead your team(s) through times of change.  You will gain an understanding of the reasons for change within the sector and insight into the theory and practice of change management. Considering different approaches to facilitating positive engagement with the change process will enable you to assist the transition of behaviour and help you manage the personal reactions and task based actions that optimise the transition of change.Find out more…


Professional effectiveness: What does professionalism mean to you? This interactive workshop integrates theory and practical exercises to explore the concepts that underpin the AUA’s values and professional behaviours such as personnel leadership, self awareness, resilience and adding value.  You will be able to take a step back and consider what professional identity and effectiveness means to you in your professional services role and identify aspects of your professional practice you wish to develop further, celebrate, consolidate or replace. Find out more…


CPD tools for HE professionals: This day introduces you to the AUA Continuing Professional Development Framework and provides tools and techniques to manage your future professional career development.  It focuses on the professional behaviours that enable you to work effectively with others and in teams, and those required to deliver quality service.  If you want to get ahead in your HE career this learning and development day will give you the tools to do it. Find our more…


Can’t attend on the dates provided, or want to organise and in-house training event? Contact us at events@aua.ac.uk or by telephone at 0161 275 2063.