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Professional Development Network: annual event

16 Sep 2013

Find out about this peer support network on Tuesday, 1 October (9.30am - 2pm) at Chancellors Conference Centre (lunch provided).

Professional Development Network

Did you know that the University offers staff an opportunity to address work-based issues with colleagues through the ‘Professional Development Network’?

Open to all staff at the University, this peer support network consists of a number of small groups who meet regularly to discuss issues and agree appropriate actions with which to address them.

This method of peer support and learning gives individuals the opportunity to:

  • Focus on real work-based issues;
  • Reflect with peers and find workable solutions together;
  • Try out new approaches and methods;
  • Report back on the impact of actions taken.

The network is in its sixth year and is co-ordinated by the Staff Training and Development Unit.

If you are interested in joining or hearing more about the network you are invited to our annual ‘Professional Development Network’ event on Tuesday, 1 October from 9.30am until 2pm at Chancellors Conference Centre (lunch is provided).


9.15am Tea/coffee
9.30am Introduction and welcome to new members

Delegates will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about  Action Learning;
  • Practice some of the skills involved;
  • Hear more about the Professional Development Network.
10.45am Existing members arrive (tea/coffee available)

Keynote Speaker - Dave Algeo (stress(ed) guru)

Stress CPR

Colleagues will leave this session with:

  • An understanding of stress, its nature, causes & effects
  • The ability to recognise the signs of stress in oneself & others
  • An understanding of Maladaptive (negative) Coping strategies
  • The ability to apply ‘Stress CPR’ in time of ‘Stress Emergency’
  • A ‘Stress CPR’ toolkit for longer term stress management
  • Access to additional Stress(ed) Guru information resources, tools and learning material
1-2pm  Lunch and networking


If you would like to reserve a place at this event, please book online at:

The link will take you to the course content page where you will be able to click the ‘Apply’ button and add yourself to the attendance list.