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Staff Development

Staff Development

This site has been designed to give you core information on all staff development activities available for all SOAS staff, whether new starters, post-probationers, mid-career, academic, research, teaching or administrative staff.

Within these pages we provide information on:

  • Courses and workshops available in-house and externally
  • Resources and materials you can access for personal development
  • Key information for new starters
  • Information on the role and remit of the Staff Development Section
  • Health and Safety networks
  • Staff Development Review

Whatever your role or length of employment at the School, we are sure you'll find these pages useful to support you in your role and to enhance your career prospects within the School.

New Initiatives

As part of an on-going process to improve and enhance the services Staff Development provides to SOAS staff, we are implementing a number of new initiatives to aid the personal and professional development of every staff member at SOAS.

  • Personal Development Days: As part of the current HR Strategy all staff to spend at least two days of personal or professional development per year to enhance their effectiveness in their current role and for career development.
  • Online Training History: You can now download a complete record of all the training courses you have attended as currently held by the School's Staff Development Department. It will allow you to download this record of your training onto your PC in the form of an Excel spreadsheet
  • Website for New and International Staff: Staff Development have created a comprehensive website for New Staff which also contains lots of useful information for International Staff

Service Level Agreement

This Staff Development Service Level Agreement (pdf; 66kb) supports the HR Strategy Objectives and Action Plan 2010/11 in setting out clearly the responsibilities for Staff Development and the responsibilities of those who use the School’s Staff Development services together with the monitoring arrangements to ensure the services are delivered effectively and to time, wherever possible. If you have any comments about our service use the Compliments, Comments & Concerns Comments, Compliments & Concerns (msword; 145kb) to let us know what you think.

The trial of the Staff Development SLA will run from June 2010 through to Christmas 2010. Staff Development will then prepare an assessment report of the usefulness or otherwise of the SLA after having consulted with those staff who will have used any of the Staff Development services during that period. That assessment report will go to Executive Board sometime around February 2011 for a decision as to whether to proceed with the use of SLA or otherwise.

The Team

Serena Yeo (Staff Development Manager) sy3@soas.ac.uk Tel: 4128

Fon Browndy (Staff Development Officer) mb80@soas.ac.uk Tel:4123

Shahara Begum (Staff Development Assistant) sb58@soas.ac.uk Tel:4131

Location: College Buildings, Room 472

We hope you find this site useful and welcome feedback or suggestions for improvement.

Best wishes for your future success.

Serena Yeo
Staff Development Manager