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Durham University

Organisation Development

Continuing Personal 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.

Development Opportunities

Details on the support available for identifying and addressing personal career development needs can be found below.

This year all of the workshops and leadership programmes on the Open Course Training Programme for 2020/21 will be delivered online. A wide range of development opportunities for all staff are being offiered including: online workshops, leadership programmes, eLearning resources and webinars.

The development opportunities have been organised into the following areas.