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Organisational Development support for new staff

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of development and support does Organisational Development offer?

The department offers a range of face-to-face courses, longer programmes, online courses and video resources (as brief, individual learning activities). Visit Learning Activities to review courses and resources available to all staff. For activities to support specific teaching or research focused development, click on the tabs at the top of this website for Academic Development and Research Active Staff respectively.

We also support broader development opportunities such as:

What opportunities exist for my leadership development at Warwick?

A comprehensive range of development opportunities from one day workshops to longer periods of learning are available. Visit the Leadership and Management page for more details.

What can I personally do to help to embed my learning?
  • Before any development opportunity take time to think about what you are hoping to learn, including any specific questions you may have and examples relevant to your work context/specific needs
  • Ensure you make notes/ask questions during any development sessions
  • At the end of a session, note how you plan to apply the learning
  • Back in your workplace, discuss your learning and progress with your line manager
  • Make a note in your diary to review your progress and ask for feedback from your line manager
As a line manager, how can I support my staff to engage with ongoing development opportunities?
As a manager, how can I help colleagues to embed their learning?
  • Before attending/completing a development activity, discuss with the colleague what they are hoping to get from it
  • After the activity, take time to discuss how the sessions went and how they intend to progress/use what they have learned
  • Set time in the diary to discuss feedback and progress further
  • Ask colleagues to share learning with other colleagues