As a University that is committed to creating an environment of lifelong learning, the University recognises the need to invest in relevant development opportunities that provide employees with the skills, knowledge and competencies they need to learn and develop in their career and role. The University has an ambitious strategic plan and a commitment to, and investment in, the personal and professional development of employees is integral to the delivery of that plan.
The OD team is committed to providing all employees with learning and development opportunities that support their professional and personal development. Working in partnership with line managers, the OD team will make sure where practically and reasonably possible learning and development needs and aspirations are met. However learning is an active process. The OD team believe that the responsibility for learning is a shared responsibility, with the member of staff being active and taking ownership of their own development. Therefore there are a number of staff learning responsibilities that have been outlined below.
OD events and programmes are free of charge to University of Stirling staff. Booking a place on an event is perceived as your agreement to attend that event in its entirety. If you find you are unable to attend the event, it is expected that you will cancel your booking at the earliest possible time (giving a minimum of fourteen days notice unless exceptional circumstances occur).
Bookings are granted on the basis that you:
Should you need to cancel a booking, please inform a member of the OD team as soon as possible. Please refer to the Non-Attendance and Late Cancellations Guidance for further information which can be accessed by clicking here. As a member of staff who attends OD events, or a line manager who supports their staff to attend OD events, please ensure you are familiar with this guidance.
It is a requirement that event participants sign the Attendance Record. If you do not complete the register your attendance status will be set to non-attendance.
Following the event you will receive an email asking for you to complete an online feedback form. This feedback is essential to enable us to tailor events and completion of this is valuable to shape future events.
Photographs may be taken occasionally during events. These photos may be used on the OD website and or for publicity materials. If for any reason you are uncomfortable with having your photograph taken and/or with the photographs being used for marketing purposes, please contact the OD team who will inform the facilitator when you arrive at the event.