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Professional Development Network Annual Event

09 Sep 2014

A chance to work together to address workplace issues

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

The next event is on Tuesday 28 October (9.30am to 2pm) at the Harwood Room, Manchester Meeting Place (previously Staff House).

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.


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
Current network members arrive (tea/coffee available)
Introduction to Mindfulness (Mary Walsh from the University Counselling Service)
To book a place visit: