June 7, 2018, by Liz Cass
Providing professional development to Lund University staff
The University of Nottingham welcomed 14 staff members from Lund University in Sweden for a one-week bespoke professional development programme. The programme, designed by the Continued Professional Development (CPD) Services team along with the Centre for English Language Education and the Office of Global Engagement, helped staff from Lund University to understand common challenges to effective communication in the workplace.
As part of the programme, the group spent nearly 90 hours shadowing Nottingham colleagues to improve their language skills. The process allowed Lund University staff to reflect and discuss the working differences and similarities between the two universities. The training programme also offered an opportunity for Lund staff to network and compare best practices in the higher education sector. It also further strengthens the existing co-operation across faculties and departments in research, teaching and professional services.
Jason Feehily from CPD Services, said: ‘’We were delighted to welcome Professional Service colleagues from our strategic partner, Lund University. We designed a programme to meet the needs and expectations of our colleagues and, more importantly, we were able to exchange our experiences and develop exceptionally good relations.’’
Sara Engblom from Lund University also added, ‘’A perfect combination of language course and job shadowing. The language part was built to prepare us for our job shadowing sessions. It was all very relevant and rewarding.”