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Durham University

Organisation Development

Organisation Development

Valuing the Contribution of Colleagues during the Covid-19 Pandemic

The Vice Chancellor has recorded a message to celebrate the achievements of members of the University community during the Covid-19 pandemic and highlighted how these activities underpin the University Values. To access the video message click here. A presentation to pay tribute to and acknowledge the responses of many Departments to the Covid-19 pandemic can be accessed here.

Support for Individuals working differently

Organisation Development have produced Wellbeing and Working Differently advice for colleagues which can be viewed here.

Organisation Development provides professional development services to staff at Durham University. In September 2018 the University Executive Committee endorsed the proposal for all PSS staff to be supported to undertake 21 hours of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) pro rata and to engage with the Realising Your Potential Approach. In addition to training acitivites offered by Organisation Development also consider a range of on-the-job CPD including:

  • learning from literature - journals, on-line learning, policies, personal self-reflection via Personal Development workbooks
  • learning from colleagues - shadowing, mentoring/coaching, ADR, Communities of Practice
  • learning from students/customers/external stakeholders - surveys, feedback, networks, professional bodies, conferences.

You can find out more about individual training programmes by viewing the relevant links below. [Note: if looking for digital skills development, PGR Development or Academic Staff Development, these have now moved to the Durham Centre for Academic Development (DCAD).

For a practical overview and insight into the work of the HR Organisation Development (OD) team and the full range of development opportunities they provide why not visit 'The OD Roadshow' pages. Our 2019 Roadshows were held for members of staff to come along to find out more about new leadership programmes and personal development opportunities with a Q & A session. We will hold our Roadshows annually - look out for 2020 events on the Training Course Booking System.

Support for Individuals

For information on booking courses, please see our booking page.

Support for Teams

Support for Managers

Contact Details

Organisation Development,
Durham University,
Rowan House,
Upper Mountjoy,
Durham, DH1 3LE,
United Kingdom

Job Family Core Skills Training and Development

Personal Development Workbooks

Realising Your Potential Approach