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Professional Development

Leadership and management support

The University recognises the key role all staff play in successfully delivering our vision and strategy.  We offer a range of virtual workshops to support your development.

Due to the latest advice from the Government regarding COVID-19 and social distancing, we are offering all our management training sessions virtually online until further notice.  Personal development sessions are now available for all staff. See below for more information.

The Line Manager Development Programme

Launched in October 2020, we are pleased to introduce our Line Manager Development Programme. Tailored to our University Community, the suite of 4 modules will enable participants to enhance their knowledge and skills using a range of engaging and interactive online and virtual learning solutions. Throughout the programme, participants will have the opportunity to engage with peers, share experiences and build their networks.

Please click here for further details and information on how you can enrol on the programme.  

Leadership & Management Development Workshops

The Leadership and Management Development team facilitate several virtual training workshops for line managers, including; 

Please scroll down for information on online resources, including eLearning modules.

Personal Development

We are now offering several virtual training workshops for all staff. To find out what support we are offering online, please visit Our Online Modules The virtual personal development sessions are designed to:

  These virtual Bitesize workshops include:

eLearning Modules

There are a range of eLearning modules available to support all staff with their personal development.  To start an eLearning module, click on any of the links below and log onto Blackboard: 

Additional Workshops and Resources

University Welcome eLearning - For more info, click here

Support for Pre-Retirement Planning

If you are considering retirement or flexible retirement within the next 12 - 18 months, the online pre-retirement planning course may be of interest to you. This course will help you to consolidate your thinking and provide you with the opportunity to consider all aspects of your retirement, or partial retirement, in a structured way. Whether this is about lifestyle planning, financial considerations, or how to avoid some of the common pitfalls so you can make the most of your retirement, there is something to suit. If you haven't already decided exactly when to retire, the course will help you weigh up the possibilities and decide what is right for you.

Before applying for access to this online course, you will need to have:
• carefully read the attached Retirement Planning Online Specification pdf
• had a good look at the LaterLife Pre-Retirement Courses web page and;
• considered how this support will benefit you

To register your interest, please email Leadership and Management Development

Workshop calendarWorkshops FAQ

Professional development resources available for all staff.

For help with how to access all of the various online learning available for University of Southampton Staff, watch this handy video

Your development Toolkit

Your development toolkit

Find a wealth of material including video, audio, checklists, top tips, how-to guides, best practice, theory and lots more.

Creative Managers pocketbook

Management pocketbooks

Online pocketbooks cover a wide range of management skills and competencies that help you get up to speed on a subject in a remarkably short space of time.

Scott Bradbury resources

Scott Bradbury resources

The University has licenced several management development learning resources in the areas of performance, feedback, coaching and implementing change.

Induction portal

Induction portal

Induction Managers have a responsibility to welcome newly appointed members of staff and provide them with a robust and relevant local induction, which meets their specific needs.



The Leadership and Management Development team facilitate several training workshops for line managers.


If you have any further questions or you need more information, please get in touch via email.

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