Career development: Building awareness, overcoming barriers and creating opportunities (non-academic staff)
Team Professional Development
This workshop is designed to provide dedicated time and a supportive space to reflect on your career journey and explore where you want to take it next and how you can work towards this. We are particularly keen to support colleagues who have faced additional barriers to career progression and hold protected characteristics that are currently underrepresented at senior levels in the university. To support this aim we will initially promote these to our staff networks, before opening them up more widely to non-academic staff*.
You will hear career stories from colleagues who will share their own journeys, challenges and successes and provide some takeaway tips and inspiration that may help you shape your own. There will opportunities to reflect on some of your strengths and how you can use these towards achieving your career goals. We will also guide you through the university’s range of career development resources and support available to you.
These sessions are being offered in addition to continuing institutional work to identify and remove structural barriers to progression.
Aim of the session:
The aim of this session is to support individual empowerment to help shape your own career path and provide inspiration and practical tools to support you.
Understand the different stages in career planning
Begin to build self-awareness around your own strengths
Learn about different career paths and the opportunities that can support career success
Know how to identify or create opportunities to help with your own career progression
Knowledge of the resources on the Staff Career Development Hub and how to access these