Professional and Personal Development Opportunities

Published on 13 July 2020

OPD are pleased to release some resources aimed at maintaining your wellbeing and resilience over the coming months.

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Following on from the Covid-19 Staff Check-in Survey – June 2020 communication from Pamela Milne on Thursday 9th July, OPD are pleased to release some resources aimed at maintaining your wellbeing and resilience over the coming months. We would also like to draw your attention to ongoing opportunities available to you for your professional and personal development.

We are also offering some webinars from some of our trusted facilitators between now and when our programme launches. These webinars will be bookable via Eventbrite, but will not be registered on your training transcripts. There are limited spaces, so please book early if they are of interest to you. We will monitor their popularity and hopefully schedule more as necessary.

We hope you are all keeping safe and well.

Free online resources

Working From Home Resources available OPD web pages – a blend of supportive articles, learning videos and external websites for managers and staff.

Marshall’s have created a free e-learning suite on Mental Health, Wellbeing, Resilience and Supporting Others on the LearnUpon website - please log in with your University of Dundee credentials, or if you haven’t previously registered, this link will detail how to log in, register, and set your own password.

You will receive training from your line manager, devised by the Business Recovery Team about the practical and safety aspects of returning to the workplace, when the time comes. In the meantime, Habit Action are a great company that focus on creating excellent workspaces. They have a brilliant, free webinar series about returning to the workplace. You can register (with your University of Dundee credentials) to access them on their webpages. They also have more resources available.

Please don’t forget that OPD host a suite of free, self-directed learning opportunities for your various professional and personal development aims; you can access these on our Self Directed Learning webpage

Summer webinars

Webinars in July

Webinars in August and September

Other support and opportunities currently available

The 14th cycle of the cross-institutional Teaching Research and Academic Mentoring scheme is now available for new participants who are employed as researchers and/or teaching academics . You can find out more and sign up on our webpages, including help for remote mentoring.

If you would like to suggest topics that are not currently provided via these webinars or self-directed learning options, please feel free to leave a comment for consideration. The password is Training

You can contact the relevant member of the OPD team at any stage if you wish to discuss and receive consultation on your developmental needs or those of your team.