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									                                       HWU Development Offering 2010
Throughout the University, development is provided by:
         Organisational Development (staff, leaders, researchers, knowledge exchange). Contact

         HR (people policies and procedures). Contact
         Academic Enhancement (learning and teaching, flexible learning, employability). Contact
         UICS (IT training, MS Office, ECDL). Contact
         Health & Safety Risk Office (health & safety related training). Contact
         Equality and Diversity. Adviser (E&D awareness). Contact

The purpose of this document is to create a quick reference guide as to what development is available /
planned throughout 2010. It is hoped that this document will prove helpful in PDR review meetings and
will also give useful links and contact details for further information.
If you have a development need which isn’t listed in the document, please get in touch with the relevant
provider to discuss further. Please note development can be in the form of workshops, seminar,
coaching, action learning sets or on-the-job training.
Organisational Development Programme:
The programme is run by the Organisational Development team, part of POD (people and
organisational development). Some courses are designed and delivered by the in-house HR or OD
team, others delivered by external deliverers. The programme is available, free of charge to any Heriot-
Watt staff members. Please discuss your participation with your line manager to ensure the
development is suitable for you and fits with your PDR before enrolling on a course.
Professional training / development                       Leadership and Management Development

         Generic Induction for all new staff                      Introduction to Team Leading (3 day ILM
          (includes PDR Reviewee training) –                        Level 2 accredited programme)
          mandatory for all new staff
         Recruitment & Selection of staff                         Leadership and management skills (4
                                                                    day ILM Level 3 accredited programme)
         Time Management                                          PDR Reviewer training
         Presentation Skills                                      Personal Impact Leadership programme
         Customer care                                            Managing a Team and Performance
         Committee Servicing / Minute taking                      Leading and building a team
         Chairing a committee                                     Coaching for results
         Project Management                                       Leading through change
         Managing and implementing change                         Bite-sized sessions including: Absence,
                                                                    grievance, disciplinary, capability,
         Assertiveness / interpersonal skills
         Financial planning and managing a
         Career planning
         Planning for retirement
Contact us
To find out when our current courses are available and how to book, contact us:
Website: and select ‘staff development’
Phone the OD team: Julie Dickson (8430), Fiona McMahon (8170) or Sharon McGhee (8151)

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Open Programme - Research:

        Getting grant funding:

        Approaches and Strategy; Sources and HWU Process; How research proposals are judged: Tricks
         of the Trade

        Supervising Projects and Dissertations

        Doctoral Supervisor Briefing

        Leadership in a Research Environment

        Strategic Career Management for Research Staff

        Individual Career Consultations

        Engaging the Public in your Research

        Writing Research for Publication

        Project Management in the Real World

        Writing Proposals for Research Grants

        Interview Skills for Research Staff

        First Steps in Knowledge Exchange

        Recruiting Research Staff
For further information please visit
   Please contact for further information.

   Heriot-Watt University: Development 2010                                                             2
   Academic Enhancement Team – Semester 2 2009-10 Events
Open Programme - Learning and Teaching:

        HOW TO acquire and use meaningful student feedback

        LUNCHTIME: How to create Impact through Public Engagement with Research

        HOW TO balance educational effectiveness with resource efficiency: Formative Assessment

        HOW TO do dissertation supervision differently

        LUNCHTIME: (Flexible Learning)

        HOW TO support your students to become reflective learners (online logs and skills recording)

        CONFERENCE: Linking Learning, Teaching, Research and Innovation for the 21st Century

        LUNCHTIME: Research-Teaching links: facilitating an interaction which helps undergraduates learn
         what research is like, and postgraduates to communicate their work at a basic level.

        LUNCHTIME: (Science and Enterprise)

        Open programme – Learning and Teaching
For further information please visit
   We can also offer events tailored specifically for your team or School. If you would like to discuss
   bespoke training options please contact us on

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IT Training

The taught courses will help you realise the potential of your software.
Courses vary in length from ½ a day to 2 days. Check the course duration/ dates and times carefully as
some courses may be spread over more than one day.
Choose your application and follow the link to see full details of each course.

         Acrobat professional                                   Office 2007 Transition
         Audacity                                               Access
         Dreamweaver                                            Excel
         Endnote                                                Outlook
         IT for beginners                                       PowerPoint
         Key board proficiency                                  Project
         Mind Genius                                            Publisher
         Visio                                                  Word
         Vision (VLE)
         Windows

In the Office applications, the courses are offered at Level 1, 2 and 3 to cater for beginner to advanced
level users.
If the course you require has no scheduled dates please contact us – we will try to arrange something to
Topic specific tutorials
These are usually 1 – 1½ hours in duration. Examples of tutorials are: -
Excel                           Word                                     Outlook

Pivot Tables                          Styles                                Managing Meetings
Database functions                    Mail Merge                            Organising your mailbox
Charts                                Tables
Names Ranges                          Captions and Cross References

PowerPoint                            Acrobat                               Office 2007

Animations                            Create and customise pdfs             SmartArt

Drop-in sessions
Usually 1 session per week – where staff can come and get 121 help with a problem, or work on
something in the quiet of the IT Training room.
Certification options
We are an approved ECDL Testing centre and offer on-site certification opportunities at =equalskills,
ECDL and Advanced ECDL (Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Presentation Graphics and Databases)
We also welcome enquiries from individuals or teams for customised training to meet local needs.
Please feel free to contact with your enquiries.
Full details of IT Training opportunities can be found at

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Equality and Diversity:

Online provision covers: can we include the link here?

         Diversity in the Workplace
         Diversity in Learning and Teaching
         Equality Impact Assessment Training

In addition Diverse Possibilities Workshops offer face to face training with collaboration partners from
Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh College of Art and Queen Margaret University.

Other training, seminars and workshops may also be available

You can find further info at or contact Sharan Virdee at or
call 3980

Health & Safety

A range of Health and safety workshops are available, for further information please contact the team

Craig Pender email or call on 3935
Jeanette Reid email or call on 4009

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