Purpose of the Network

The Professional Development Network is one of three HR networks who work collaboratively to provide HR support services to college staff, but each have a distinct area of focus.

The network meets several times a year and run annual events either separately or in conjunction with the other HR networks. It also has an MS Teams site and Jiscmail group. The network also provides a mechanism for capturing sector responses and feedback on new developments and changes affecting the sector.

Focus of the Network

  • work in partnership to identify, source and resource a variety of CPD activities tailored specifically to address key strategic learning needs and the wider CPD needs of college lecturers, support staff and management.
  • provide collaborative opportunities and support the sharing and showcasing of best practice
  • identify opportunities for sector collaboration and/or joint procurement of training and services for workforce development
  • formulate responses to new developments, policies and practices and communicate these to relevant groups.

Who should attend?

This network is aimed at learning and development, professional and organisational development staff with responsibility for staff development and training.

External Partners

It provides colleagues with opportunities to meet and discuss relevant issues, get regular updates from key partners such as GTCS and others, about key sector developments and to compare practices and approaches.

CDN Lead

Sandra-Jane Grier