LMA and Professional Development

Professional Development is responsible for the delivery of professional development/training services and support to the University in the following areas:

Continuing Professional Development

For staff: Short courses and qualifications are designed to help you develop the behaviours and skills identified in the University Competency Framework. Development of these behaviours will support you in delivering your objectives, but will also be critical in your career development and progression.

For Postgraduates: Short courses for postgraduates deliver opportunities to develop the skills and attributes identified in the Researcher Development Framework especially in the domains of personal effectiveness and engagement, influence and impact.

See further information on central short course categories.

Our HR team is here to support you and can provide specific advice and guidance.


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LMA and Professional Development Teams


Leadership and Management Development

The Leadership & Management team are developing a range of leadership and management provision, and launched the University of Nottingham Leadership & Management Academy in Autumn 2016.  For more information or to get involved, contact Carol Steed, Leadership & Management Director.

For further information see the Leadership & Management Development web pages.

Learning and Teaching

Learning and teaching development and support is provided in the following ways:

  • Nottingham Recognition Scheme – an opportunity for experienced staff to gain recognition for their teaching and supporting learning through the University's scheme accredited by the Higher Education Academy.
  • Short course programme – opportunities to explore different approaches to teaching and learning
  • Evaluate(SET/SEM) – the unit processes and analyses all SET and SEM scores
  • Peer Observation College – a University scheme to provide independent teaching observation

For further information see the Learning & Teaching web pages.

Equality and Diversity

The unit provides training in a range of equality and diversity issues, policies and procedures:

  • Equality & Diversity training
  • Equality & Diversity events
  • Support of Equality & Diversity Staff Networks and Dignity Advisers
  • Equality & Diversity strategy and policies

For further information see the Equality & Diversity web pages.

Welcome and Induction

The Unit supports the welcome of new staff and their ongoing induction through events and induction advice and procedures.

For further information see the Induction web pages.


The Unit runs the University Apprenticeship Scheme and supports the recruitment and training of this group.

For further information see the Apprenticeship Programme web pages.

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