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The aim of the RDM Learning and Development (L&D) programme is to provide opportunities for RDM staff and students to take advantage of courses that will enhance their professional development. It has been developed by the RDM Career Development Committee in consultation with the Oxford Learning Institute. The programme will offer a number of courses delivered by the Oxford Learning Institute, and some bespoke events delivered by external specialists and RDM staff. Please direct any queries to the Career Development Committee (cdc@rdm.ox.ac.uk).

Giving and Receiving Feedback

Bill Dunn, Oxford Learning Institute

Learning and Development Programme

Tuesday, 22 January 2019, 9.30am to 12pm

This workshop enables individuals to practise the necessary skills to give and receive feedback in a clear, positive and constructive manner. This workshop forms part of the ‘Working Relationships' and 'Communications' strand of the RDM Learning and Development Programme. Places are limited to 25.

Becoming a PDR Facilitator

Sharon Neale, Oxford Learning Institute

Learning and Development Programme

Friday, 08 February 2019, 9.30am to 11.30am

Learn how to deliver short workshops for reviewees on how to prepare for and make the most of you PDR. Volunteers will be supported to run short workshops for reviewees across RDM. This workshop forms part of both the ‘Working Relationships' and 'Career Development' strands of the RDM Learning and Development Programme. Places are limited to 25.

Coaching Skills for Managers

Bill Dunn, Oxford Learning Institute

Learning and Development Programme

Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 9.30am to 11am

This workshop will introduce participants to the role and benefits of coaching, and when and how coaching skills can be used to support effective line management practice.

Research Group Leadership: Leading a Productive Research Group

Bill Dunn, Oxford Learning Institute

Learning and Development Programme

Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 9am to 5pm

This workshop looks at what makes a research group productive and the role of the research group leader in influencing these factors to get the most from their researchers.

Managing Research Staff: An Introduction for Postdocs

Bill Dunn, Oxford Learning Institute

Learning and Development Programme

Thursday, 09 May 2019, 9am to 5pm

This workshop seeks to explore what it means to manage others, what makes a research group productive and what the role of the manager is at each stage of a researcher’s contract or career.

Coaching Skills for Managers

Sharon Neale, Oxford Learning Institute

Learning and Development Programme

Wednesday, 05 June 2019, 9.30am to 11am

This workshop will introduce participants to the role and benefits of coaching, and when and how coaching skills can be used to support effective line management practice.

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RDM Learning and Development Programme 2019

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