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Staff Development Award 2013 


The winner of the 2013 award is the University of Essex. Their submission focused on a twelve-month change programme which sought to provide a modern, centralised approach to both staff and student development to raise digital literacy across the institution.

The entry from the University of Salford was Highly Commended. Salford’s submission centred on their ‘Elevate’ staff development programme to transform engagementwith and support for learning technologies across the University.

The themes for theAward were:

    Innovative Approaches to Developing Staff
    Lean Times: Spotlight on Staff Skills Development
    Staff Development Strategies in a Recession
    Contract and Relationship Management and Benchmarking
    Making the best of the Staffing Resource in Service Delivery
    Role of Staff Development in Rationalisation of Service Portfolios
    Developing Staff: Synergies between Centralised and Distributed Units
    Best practices associated with use of SFIA.

The award aims to focus on exploiting staff development opportunities provided within the everyday life of an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) team in member institutions.The focus is on “people benefits” associated with staff development and not specifically upon the successful completion of a particular piece of work.


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