Eastern Region Forum for Staff and Educational Developers
Group Representative Profiles – Jill Lees/ Sue Pandey
In the Eastern Region, the roles of Chair of the group and representative on the SDF Council are currently spilt. Jill Lees is the Chair of the Eastern Region Forum for Staff and Educational Developers (ERF) – a Regional CPD group where people are members in their own right rather than representing a University, so there can be several members from any of the Universities in the region. It works on an informal sharing basis, using action learning techniques when appropriate. Sue Pandey and Jill are sharing representing this group on the SDF Council.
Jill is HR Manager for Development at the University of Hertfordshire where she has worked for almost 8 years. Prior to joining HE she worked in the retail industry in both operational management and staff development roles. Jill and her team are responsible for management development and personal development for over 2300 members of staff. She is particularly interested in Coaching and Mentoring and is MBTI and TMSD accredited. Jill enjoys attending the ERF meetings and meeting new contacts.
Sue is Head of Learning & Development at the University of Cambridge, and her responsibilities include developing personal, professional, management and career development activities for University staff. Sue is currently involved in a Career Pathways project; developing management and leadership programmes; and establishing on-line learning options for staff. She has been at the University for 13 years.