Workshops/Professional development

HEDC provides a range of professional development programmes for academic staff to learn about research and teaching and other key aspects of academic practice.

Professional Development Programme workshops

We organise a series of relevant workshops, seminars and courses throughout the year. See the teaching workshops page page to find out more. If you have any suggestions for future events, please contact Associate Professor Tony Harland.

Professional development for women

At Otago there is a range of activities that cater for the needs of women, whether general and academic staff.  The Women’s Professional Development Programme is run jointly between Human Resources (main contact is Suzy Keene) and HEDC.

The key activities include:

  • Mentoring Programmes – there are separate programmes for female general and academic staff.
  • Peer learning groups for female general staff – contact Suzy Keene, Human Resources.
  • Workshop/Seminar programme – this covers aspects of interest to both general and academic staff.
  • Women and Leadership Programme – this programme aims to further develop the leadership qualities of women at Otago.