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Widening Opportunities for Staff Development


5:30 pm

Event Type

cpd25 Seminar – Widening opportunities for staff development
19 April 2.30-5.30
LSE Old Building, Houghton Street, Room A698

Facilitator: Judy Barnett, Independent Consultant
Refreshments: Tea, coffee, water, orange juice and biscuits provided

Audience: aimed at supervisors and managers in academic libraries who are looking for new ways to develop their staff

Brief: Staff development isn’t just courses and conferences. Aimed at supervisors and managers who want to offer their staff something a bit different. If staff don’t like going on courses find something they do like!

2.30 Introductions and overview of the afternoon

2.40 Your responsibilities as a developer of your staff
– small group work
– plenary

2.55 Learning styles and their implications for development
– overview of learning style theory
– questionnaire to identify your preference
– implications for the development of your staff

3.30 Creative approaches to staff development
– exploration of options, drawing on the group’s experience
– obstacles to overcome

3.45 TEA

4.00 The Manager as Coach
– identifying the key skills
– practice in 2’s

4. 45 Getting engagement
– small group discussion on how to take forward
– final plenary

5.30 Close

Profile – Judy Barnett

Judy Barnett has been committed to supporting the learning and development of others throughout her working life. She began her career as a teacher of English and Drama in an Essex comprehensive for 2 years, where she began to appreciate that variety in approaches to teaching and learning was the key to success. Her 10 years spent teaching English as a Foreign Language, both in London and overseas, enabled her to broaden her range of approaches, and to better understand the complexities and challenges of cross-cultural communication.

She then moved from a people development role in local government to setting up the training and development function at a new university. In 2002 she took over as manager of the Staff Development Unit at a research-intensive London university, where she has been responsible for provision of a wide range of leadership and people development initiatives for academic, administrative and research staff.

Her internal and external consultancy work throughout this time have focused on leadership development, team-building and one-to-one support through coaching, mentoring and action-learning set facilitation.

She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD) and a registered practitioner of the Myers Briggs Types Indicator. She gained the ILM level 5 Diploma in Executive Coaching and Leadership Mentoring in 2005.

Booking Information:
Cost is £45 for CPD25 members and £65 for other institutions, including refreshments.

Please note that there are limited places available for this event. Cancellations less than one week before the event will be charged a 50% cancellation fee. In the event of a ‘no-show’ on the day, the full fee will be charged.

Please book online at, or contact Dave Puplett:

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