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Durham University

Human Resources & Organisational Development

Managing People Change

In terms of People Change and continuous Improvement, we recognise that supporting you as a manager is key, and we want to make sure you are best placed to support your team.

It is important to acknowledge that for some in your team the People Change may present an opportunity, while for others it could be more challenging.

The following information, development opportunities and tools have been designed to ensure that you can confidently provide the differing support your team may need. This will ensure that together you can face the restructuring process, and that you can provide a positive reboarding experience that truly delivers People Change.

What is Reboarding?

The focus and benefits realised in taking time and effort to successfully ‘onboard’ new members of your team, through induction and probation development, is widely accepted. The concept of ‘reboarding’, following a significant restructure or People Change, can help to re-establish connections, support the embedding process and significantly increase the successful outcomes for your team through a structured discussion approach.

Leading Resilient Teams

Leadership/Manager Essentials programmes

- Reboarding half day session

Reboarding 90 mins session

Book your place on the training course booking system here

Support Tools

Establishing Communities of Practice

Team Development: Make a request for OD support here

Establishing Communities of Practice CoP

Access CoP support tool here

Team Development

Make a request for OD support here

Job families Core Skills: Continuous Improvement

Access via DUO

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'Select' Job Families Core Skills (January 2020)

'Select' Core Skills: Continuous Improvement

Durham University E-library (bookboon)

Many titles available examples include:


Positive Change

University Values

INNOVATIVE: From creative teaching practices and cutting edge research to new ways of working, innovation is at the heart of what we do

CHALLENGE: Always curious, we challenge ourselves and each other to answer the big questions and create a positive impact in the world

ENABLING: We create the opportunities, support and freedom for everyone at Durham to become the best they can be now, and for the future

RESPONSBILE: We take our duties as a centre of learning, neighbour and employer seriously, embracing all of our different communities and celebrating the differences that make us stronger together.