Training and Development courses

Please find below a list of all upcoming Training and Development courses taking place in the academic year 2015/ 2016. You can now book yourself onto these courses through the online workshop booking system, along with a variety of dates to choose from. Please beware certain courses do fill fast so book now to avoid disappointment.

Appraisee Skills

This practical session will help you to get the best results from your appraisal. You will develop a clear understanding of the nature of appraisal, its objectives and the part that it can play in personal development planning as well as becoming familiarised with the University’s appraisal Scheme.

Appraiser Skills

A practical session which is compulsory for staff with responsibilities for appraising other members of staff. The session aims are to develop an understanding of the nature of appraisal, its objectives and links with other university processes. We will also explore the skills and techniques that help to make the process effective, and become familiar with the University’s appraisal scheme and procedures and prepare for an appraisal meeting.

Mentoring Skills

The university recommends that all staff, academic, support, full and part-time, be assigned a mentor when they start employment with UW to sit alongside our probation processes. This two hour session is for managers of mentors and staff who wish to become mentors themselves.

Mentoring Skills Refresher

This session is aimed at staff who have already attended a Mentoring Skills session but who would welcome the opportunity to get together with other trained mentors to refresh their skills and swap knowledge gained as a mentor.

Induction Briefings

This lunch time briefing is designed to provide you with an update on the changes that have been taking place around Induction over the past few months. It will outline what support and generic information is available for your new starter through Staff Induction on Blackboard, while outlining what responsibilities are expected of you.

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