Navigating your career in HE

The Clayton Hotel, Birmingham

Tuesday 8 October 2019

09:30 to 16:30

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Tuesday, 8 October 2019 | 09:30 to 16:30 | The Clayton Hotel, Birmingham

Members: £120+VAT | Non members: £220+VAT

The details

In higher education today there are so many career options and opportunities that navigating your personal professional route can be a challenge.

Whether you are considering your options at a career crossroads, know where you want to take your career but don’t know how to get there or maybe you haven’t decided on or discovered your route; this development day will help you take control of your career direction.

You’ll learn ways to plan and consider the steps to take to identify and maximise the opportunities for professional development around you.  Together we shall explore a number of tools and resources you can use to support your career progression and manage it successfully.

You will be introduced to the AUA’s Continuing Professional Development Framework, identifying how you can use it to support your professional growth. You’ll leave the day with an action plan, lots of practical resources and a clearer direction for your own professional development.

Who is this for?

This is a practical workshop aimed at those looking to focus or refocus on their career, to identify career ambitions and learn how to maximise opportunities for professional development and progression.

What the day will cover
  • Understanding the role and context of Professional Services in HE
  • Developing effective professional behaviours: introducing the AUA CPD Framework
  • Career planning and development: tools, models and ideas
  • Continuous personal and professional development, what does it mean?
  • Taking stock
  • Reviewing your current approaches and goals for the future
  • Action planning
Learning outcomes
  • Develop a greater understanding of the AUA’s CPD Framework and its relevance to your own area of work and institution
  • Reflect on your current approaches to your development and career development
  • Practice applying a variety of tools and techniques to plan your professional growth


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This CPD event really connected the AUA CPD Framework to the reality of career, professional and personal development. Truly informative and adaptive approaches which have equipped me with a great set of tools to use at junctures of significant personal development or career considerations.

This session was so useful and gave me lots of handy tips on self-assessment and how to concentrate on my areas for improvement.