LDF Priorities and Enhancements 2019-20


LDF Alignment with LJMU Strategic Plan 2017-22: Environment and Enablers Mapping Matrix 2019-20

Launch of LJMU's ILM Level 7 Coaching Supervision Programme 

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The LDF is launching an ILM Level 7 Coaching Supervision Programme in February 2020. This programme will enable coaches to achieve a level 7 coaching supervision qualification. The programme cost is heavily discounted for LJMU staff members.

Full programme information including dates will be available soon via the programme information page.

Staff Development Delivery Forum (SDDF)

LJMU Staff Development Delivery Agents Map

The SDDF comprises all LJMU staff development delivery agents, to provide a more joined up approach to LJMU’s provision of staff development for our staff community. The delivery agents work collaboratively as a network to share and develop innovative and pioneering practice, to ensure LJMU staff development equips and enables all staff to achieve the strategic goals of the Strategic Plan 2017-2022.

LJMU Staff Development Delivery Agents Map 2019-20

For further information about the development provision and activities of the different LJMU Delivery Agents, please see page two of the LJMU Staff Development Delivery Agents Map.

Staff Delivery Agent Contact Details:

LDF www.ljmu.ac.uk/staff/ldf
HR www.ljmu.ac.uk/staff/pod
Teaching and Learning Academy www.ljmu.ac.uk/microsites/teaching-and-learning-academy 
Research and Innovation Services     https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/ris 
Doctoral Academy https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/the-doctoral-academy 
Library Services www.ljmu.ac.uk/microsites/library
IT Services https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/ithelp
Health and Safety
www.ljmu.ac.uk/staff/hsu
Faculty TEL staff and technicians www.ljmu.ac.uk/microsites/teaching-and-learning-academy 
Finance https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/Staff/Finance 
CBCI EBSSystemsTeam@ljmu.ac.uk 
Student Advice and Wellbeing https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/discover/student-support
AUA Advocates www.ljmu.ac.uk/staff/ldf/aua/ljmu-aua-network 

LJMU Apprenticeship Levy Update

For information regarding LJMU Apprenticeship Levy please see the LJMU Apprenticeship Levy Update March 2019.

For LJMU managers and staff who are interested in utilising the Levy to pay for apprenticeship training for their new and existing staff, please see the the LJMU Staff Development Funding page.

External Recognition for Excellence

Delivering Customer Service Excellence
The University has achieved the Customer Service Excellence (CSE) Standard with a total of 40 compliance plus ratings across all Faculties and Divisions.   LJMU is the first university in Liverpool and the North West of England to achieve the CSE external benchmark.

Meriel Box, Head of LJMU’s Leadership and Development Foundation commented:
"This is a tremendous achievement for our University and credit goes to the Leadership and Development Associates and the dedication and hard work of Faculty and Divisional cross team groups, who collectively achieved the Standard two months ahead of schedule. 
The team spirit shown by staff working together to achieve the CSE Standard is a great example of our ‘One University' ethos and the consistency of best practice across departments. CSE continuous improvement action plans will be put in place to build on the achievement of compliance plus ratings".

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Universities Human Resources Excellence
The Leadership and Development Foundation has also been recognised in the 2018 UHR Awards for Excellence in Business Effectiveness and Organisational Performance; for impact on  organisational development through attainment of the AUA Mark of Excellence, the CSE Standard and the creation of Leadership and Development Foundation Associates.

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AUA Mark of Excellence 

LJMU received the full institutional recognition for the AUA’s Mark of Excellence award.  Lead by the LDF team’s hard work and commitment over a two year period.  The AUA’s Mark of Excellence is awarded to HEIs ‘that demonstrate their commitment to working with the AUA professional values and can evidence how they have embedded the AUA CPD Framework into their professional staff development provision. “This is a great achievement and testament to our ‘One University’ philosophy, which was central to the application.” Says Gary Graham, Deputy Chief Executive, Organisational Enhancement.  John Ryan MBE, conducted the onsite assessment and his report featured eight commendations for good practice.

Amanda Oliver, Chair, AUA Mark of Excellence Assessment Panel says “LJMU’s application was very strong.  It provided a breadth of evidence to demonstrate the University’s commitment to developint its staff, and in particular in embedding the AUA CPD framework into processes which support this.  LJMU introduced a number of initiatives in preparation for submitting their application which are innovative and demonstrate excellent practice across the sector.”

Meriel Box, Head of Leadership and Development Foundation, commented:
“We are proud to be the vanguard as the firt post-92 university to achieve the full award.  We are raising the professionalism of staff through engagement with the AUA professional body and the CPD framework.  We explicitly mapped our LJMU Values to the AUA professional behaviours to embed these in our high performance culture.”

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Launch of new LJMU AUA Accreditation Programme for 2019-20 

In partnership with the AUA, based on the success of the AUA CPD Programme pilot, LJMU is launching a new two-day programme in October – AUA Accreditation Programme – designed to support staff with gaining accreditation with the AUA at Accredited Member level (AMAUA) and enhancing their CPD within the nine AUA Professional Behaviours.

It is an interactive and practical development programme aimed at Professional Services, Academic and Research staff, who perform professional services roles (administration, management and technical). There is no application process for this programme but line manager support is required.

For programme information, available dates and bookings, please visit https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/staff/ldf/development-opportunities/ljmu-aua-accreditation-programme.

Leadership and Management Development

Line Manager Training Programme

This collection of workshops is delivered by our HR Business partners and is mandatory for all LJMU line managers. For programme and booking information please see the Staff Development Calendar

Mental Health Training for Managers

This is a mental health awareness course designed to give staff a wider understanding of the issues that relate to staff and student mental health. The types available: Mental Health First Aid Lite - an introductory half-day course and Mental Health First Aid Higher Education - a more detailed course aiming to give staff a deeper understanding of the issues and practical skills that can be used every day.  New for academic year 2019/20 is Mental Health First Aid for Managers.

Targeted development for Research Staff

  • Research Team Leaders development facilitated by Advance HE
  • Further enhance the ACTivator series of Researcher Development opportunities

  • Enhance skills in communicating research via media training and support for research ‘pitching’
  • Disseminate findings of the TRANSPEER transnational researcher development programme 
  • Offer a series of Researcher Retreats, supporting specific priorities e.g. REF outputs, publishing, funding, Women aspiring to be Profs/Readers