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Professional Development Network: Peer support for work-based issues

02 Aug 2011

Invitation to annual event on Tuesday 11 October (9.30am to 2pm) at Chancellors Conference Centre.

Professional Development Network

Did you know that the University offers staff an opportunity to work together on work-based issues 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 fourth 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 11 October from 9.30am until 2pm at Chancellors Conference Centre (lunch is provided).


  • 9.15am - Tea/coffee
  • 9.30-10.30am - 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
  • 10.30am - Existing members arrive (tea and coffee available)
  • 10.45am - Keynote speaker Building Personal Resilience in Challenging Times
  • 1-2pm - Lunch and networking

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

If you have any questions about the network or the event, please contact: