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Durham University

Organisation Development

Staff Development

The University recognises the contribution its employees make to its success. It also recognises that to maintain a committed and competent workforce, it needs to ensure that there is adequate training and development provided for all.

The Organisation Development team has an important role to play in ensuring that members of the staff community are:

  • properly trained in the skills they need to carry out their present jobs at a standard acceptable to the University and its customers;
  • provided with the skills they need for changes in the way jobs are carried out;
  • encouraged to develop their skills and talents to enable them to progress within the University and reach their full potential.

The University is committed to making the most effective use of the talents, skills and abilities of its workforce and to helping all employees maximise the contribution they can make.

Opportunities for training will be based on an assessment of employees' development needs, irrespective of their sex, age, marital status, disability, race, colour, ethnic or national origin or sexual orientation.

The Organisation Development team is also responsible for equality and diversity training within the University. For more information, please see the dedicated page here.

Professional Qualifications funded by the Apprenticeship Levy

Funding may be available from the Apprenticeship Levy for recognised apprenticeship programmes appropriate to job roles, future job roles or career development opportunities. To apply for funding the Apprenticeship Levy form must be completed and authorised by Head of Department/College/Section. Once submitted applications are considered by the Apprenticeship Co-ordination Panel and applicants notified in due course whether applications have been successful in receiving funding.

Further information on the Apprenticeship Levy can be found here.

Personal Development

Visit the Personal Development web page for information on developing personal career goals and focusing on individual growth within the University.

Personal Development Workbooks

Personal Development Workbooks have been designed for Professional Services Staff to identify and improve the skills and behaviours required to effectively carry out the responsibilitites at each grade within each of the Job Family groups.

Job Family Core Skills Training and Development

Look at the Job Family Core Skills for information on available training and development resources in the form of workshops and e-learning. These resources have been consolidated under the nine Core Skills.

Realising Your Potential Approach Training and Development

Look at Realising Your Potential Approach for information on the training and development opportunities mapped to the Approach.

Personal Development