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LinkedIn Learning 

Oh, where to begin?

Tuesday 22 September 2020: Email to SDF community:

We are going to shortly embark on piloting the use of Linkedin Learning. So looking at the potential of 17,000 titles it’s a bit daunting and as a potential curator role, we would like to steer staff to the good titles.  Like Goldilocks in the house of the 3 bears, there are some that are not the right fit, or too America orientated, or too private sector orientated etc,  “and some that might be just right”.   

The response: Grateful thanks to the great and generous response from colleagues from across the SDF.     I have collated the response into sage advice, recommendations for courses to preview and a finally a couple of screenshots of collated collections.

 Ian Whiting

Oxford Brookes

The Change Game    

The Change Game is an MSDP collective community resource.               

The resource can be reserved in advance via notification to the Chair for a duration period of 2 weeks.

The Game has been reserved for the following weeks (below) 2020

  •  05 March  to 20 March Aston University (Beth Lloyd) 
  •  Paused during Covid-19 campus closures 

 

Ian Whiting

MSDP Chair

Good practice guide to Action Learning SetsThis Resource comes courtesy of colleagues in the NWE group.    The guide provides advice and guidance and downloadable resources for anyone wanting to set up and run an action learning programme.Ian Whiting

MSDP Chair

National Training Services Framework
HEI procurement units have regional consortiums to improve their buying power.
A quick investigation identified that the Midlands Universities Purchasing Consortium (MUPC) folded in 2004 (see link).  The Midland Universities then joined either the North East or Southern Consortiums
MSDP member of the NEUPC are  Birmingham, Derby, Leicester, Lincoln, Loughborough, Nottingham Trent,
MSDP members of the SUPC are Warwick, Wolverhampton, UEA, Oxford Brookes, Nottingham, Northampton,  Newman, De Montfort, Cranfield, Coventry, Birmingham City, Aston,
The NEUPC have initiated on behalf of all the regional consortiums a National Training Services Framework (see the following links)
What does this mean for MSDP: We can avail ourselves of the services of these training providers (especially their standard offer) and should get these at preferential rates (less than publicly quoted).
We don’t need to go through the same tender requirements (but it would always be wise to check).
We are not restricted in any way to these suppliers (especially as we have many local suppliers who would not wish to go on a national supplier register).
SDF JiscmailJISCMail
Members wishing to sign up to the SDF discussion group should register with www.jiscmail.ac.uk
Ian Whiting

MSDP Chair

LFHE Knowledge Bank Toolkit                                  https://www.lfhe.ac.uk/en/member/knowledge-bank/index.cfm

The Knowledge Bank toolkit is packed with resources you can use to boost performance at work, just when your staff need it. If you are an HR or staff development professional in an LF member institution and you are already registered for MyLF, then you can access the knowledge bank. Instructions are provided at the bottom of the link page if you do not have your own MyLF sign in.

Ian Whiting

MSDP Chair

Participative Process Review

Tool Kit

PPR Tool Kit

http://www.brookes.ac.uk/OCSLD/Research/Participative-Process-Review/

An overview summary of how the PPR concept originated, its rationale and the fundamentals needed for them to work can be found in this article published in the Staff Development Forum Digest.

Ian Whiting

OCSLD

Oxford Brookes University

Change support for Managers Change Diagram

a “Manager’s personal change checklist”.

OCSLD has initiated a Managers personal change checklist and we extend this to the SDF community under a Creative Commons (Attribution, noncommercial, share alike) licence. This is part of our support for managers undertaking change which can be found at www.brookes.ac.uk/OCSLD/Your-development/Leadership-and-management/Change-support.

Ian Whiting

OCSLD

Oxford Brookes University