SDF Developing Excellent Practice Awards 2016

The SDF National Executive Committee are delighted to announce that entry for the 2016 Developing Excellent Practice Award is now OPEN  The award is open to individuals and/or teams who have launched an initiative or project, during 2015/16, that has made a significant and positive impact to the [...]

SDF Conference – Future Fit? : 9th – 10th November 2016

SDF Conference -Future Fit? Dates : Wednesday 9th November – Thursday 10th November 2016 Venue: Mercure Sheffield St Paul’s Hotel & Spa, Sheffield S1 2JE This year’s SDF conference will explore the question; Are we as staff/organisation development practitioners and providers fit for the future? To [...]

SDF November 2015 Conference ‘Scanning the Horizon; Preparing for the Future.’

  SDF Conference – ‘Scanning the Horizon; Preparing for the Future. Dates : 12-13 November 2015 Venue: Marriott City Centre Bristol The theme of our SDF Conference in Bristol on Thursday 12th and 13th November 2015 was ‘Scanning the Horizon; Preparing for the Future.’ What will Higher Education [...]

SDF Event: Writing Retreat for HEA Fellowship

  Date: Wednesday 8 October 2014 Venue: Higher Education Academy Time: 09.30 to 16.00 Have you thought about becoming a Higher Education Academy (HEA) Fellow, or do you simply want to understand more about it and the UK Professional Standards Framework and how it relates to your role as a Staff [...]

SDF Survey 2014

The 2014 SDF Survey focused on seeking the views of the Staff Development Community on the services SDF provides. Overall the results of the survey are very pleasing and testimony to the hard work and commitment from those associated with SDF. Highlights include; the conferences and events and the [...]

Call for SDF Digest Contributions

Following the successful online publication of the first issue of the SDF Digest I am now inviting you to submit a contribution for Issue 2. You can view Issue1  which also tells you about our approach to the Digest and how we like to work with contributors. The next issue will be ready for the [...]

The SDF Digest is Now Available

The first edition of the SDF Digest is now available – this is our new practitioner journal which we hope will showcase the many great staff development practices within our sector and recognise the work that colleagues contribute to their institutions. (more…)

The SDF is on Twitter @SDFACUK

Those of you were able to attend this year’s spring conference in York will remember the conversations about Twitter and how useful it is for Staff Developers. You may know that the SDF has a Twitter feed (@SDFACUK) and we are keen to help other staff developers engage with Twitter. (more…)

Performance Ratings and Online Systems

Minutes are now available from the meetings held recently to discuss Staff Performance Review and Rating Systems – for more information please contact View meeting minutes – University of Bristol, 21st August 2013 View meeting minutes – Lancaster University, 20th August [...]

International Leadership and Development Programme 2013

In partnership with the British Council LJMU hosted a group of Principals from Bangladesh Universities for a week-long study skills visit, the theme centred on ‘Strengthening Leadership Capacity in Higher Education’. Over the past year some of our senior managers have engaged in remote mentoring [...]
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