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C@N-DO is the name of our staff development scheme. It stands for Changemaking at Northampton – Development Opportunities and comprises a comprehensive suite of workshops that are designed to meet different academic staff needs.

So whether you are new to teaching in Higher Education, new to Northampton and wanting to find out more about practices and policies here, or looking to develop the new skills for Active Blended Learning or to help you with your role as a Programme Leader , PT or Personal Academic Tutor, one thing is sure – there will be a C@N-DO workshop for you.

All our workshops are designed to meet particular development needs, answer your questions and help you address the challenges you face in your work. You are invited to choose those most suited to your interests and needs.  Why not have a look at the full list of workshops (UoN users only) to find the workshops you would like to do?  You can then click on the link of the workshop to find out more.

You can also go straight to the links on the left-hand menu to explore the workshops on offer and find those that meet your needs.

All our workshops align with the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and learning support in Higher Education, and are organised around the Areas of Activity:

This alignment will also help you find a workshop linked to particular areas for development.

If you do not find a workshop to suit your needs, please contact
Shirley Bennett or Ming Nie, who may be able to offer a suggestion.

Workshops for Staff New to Teaching in Higher Education

The general principle underlying C@N-DO is that we have an Inclusive Scheme, and that most workshops are open to all staff, whether new to teaching or experienced.  Higher Education does not stand still and ongoing engagement in professional development is important for all of us.  However, some C@N-DO workshops will be especially valuable to staff who are new to teaching in HE. You might like to attend all of these, or to choose those from Areas of Activity most relevant to your current role.

We would suggest the following workshops:

Staff who are hoping to gain Associate Fellow of the HEA should participant in those for A5, and for two other Areas of Activity, according to their role.