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Access peer support in dealing with work-based issues

09 Aug 2014

Come along to the Professional Development Network Annual Event on Tuesday, 28 October (9.30am to 2pm) at the Harwood Room, Manchester Meeting Place (previously Staff House)

Professional Development Network

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

Open to all colleagues at the University, this peer support network consists of a number of small groups who meet regularly to discuss issues and agree actions.

This method of peer support and learning (Action Learning) gives colleagues 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 any actions taken
The network is in its seventh year and is co-ordinated by the Staff Training and Development Unit.


9.30am    Tea/Coffee

Introduction and welcome to new members who will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about Action Learning
  • Practice some of the skills involved
  • Hear more about the network

11.15am   Current network members arrive (tea/coffee available)

11.30am   Introduction to Mindfulness (Mary Walsh from the University Counselling Service)

1pm         Lunch


Please book your place via: 

Further information

If you have any further questions or need help with booking, please email: