Organisational Development

Workshops and courses

Our workshops, courses and development resources can help you grow personally and professionally.

Autumn 2020

During the autumn term, OD are offering a number of online workshops for staff.  View and book a place on our webinars on our autumn term calendar.


Online courses are a time-efficient and convenient way to learn about a range of subjects. We have a range of e-learning programmes available to all staff which you can access all year round. Please visit our staff online learning page for details.

Is there a charge for attending?

All of our courses and online programmes are free to Sussex staff. 

Late cancellation

Late cancellations that leave seats empty have considerable cost implications for the University and remove opportunity for other staff members who might wish to attend. Given this, a late cancellation fee of £50 will be charged to your school or division if you cancel your booking within three days of the course start date.

Exceptions may be made for illness, evidenced by your line manager or doctor’s note, or a family emergency. We are happy for you to substitute your place as long as you notify us before the course commences. 

Planning your development

Visit our planning your development pages to learn more about mentoring at the University of Sussex and the other ways that we support professional development, including

  • appraisals processes
  • AUA staff development
  • job shadowing
  • staff apprenticeships
  • staff induction

Contact us

Organisational Development
Human Resources
T 01273 606755 ext 4806

Online OD Workshops

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Book a place on our upcoming online sessions for staff

Click on the session title for more details and to book through Eventbrite. Or you can download a PDF of all our Autumn 2020 online courses.

Managers' Induction

Wednesday 23 September, 10:30-12:00

Community of Practice (for staff mentors)

Wednesday 30 September, 11:00-12:30

Lets have a mental health conversation (for all staff)

Wednesday 7 October, 10:30-12:00

Lets have a mental health conversation (for managers only)

Wednesday 7 October,13:00-14:30

Managers' Lunch & Learn

Thursday 8 October, 12:30-13:00

Understanding your Strengths

Tuesday 13 October, 10:00-11:30

Giving Feedback - how to lead an effective conversation

Wednesday 18 November, 10:00-12:00

Managers' Induction

Thursday 19 November, 10:00-11:30

Effective Mentoring skills for Mentors

Thursday 19 November, 13:30-15:00

Managers' Lunch & Learn

Wednesday 25 November, 12:30-13:00

7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Thursday 26 November, 10:30-12:00

Coaching Skills for Managers

Thursday 26 November, 13:30-15:00

Minute Taking

Tuesday 8 December, 10:00-11:30


LinkedIn Learning for Staff

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All staff have access to LinkedIn Learning, which offers an array of e-learning programmes for personal and professional development. You can log in via the ITS LinkedIn webpage.

Remote working and wellbeing during Covid-19.

Please click here to navigate to our page about remote working and wellbeing during Covid-19.

New Wellbeing e-learning for staff

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All staff can now enrol upon the new online Wellbeing modules for staff - a comprehensive package covering a range of topics on mental wellbeing.

Just login to LearnUpon and go to Catalogue. There are five modules:

1. Mental health in the workplace

2. Mental wellbeing and resilience

3. Supporting others

4. The law and wellbeing conversations

5. Managing your own self-care and wellbeing

These interactive modules offer information and various tools to support both employees and staff managers.

For help with LearnUpon, please see our online learning page.