Continuing Professional Development
Continuing professional development (CPD) is integral to a successful career and impactful research.
The University of Sheffield has shown commitment to supporting the development of research staff by investing in the Think Ahead framework; a range of opportunities, information and guidance to support their personal and professional development.
We believe that there are opportunities for development everywhere.
Your development will occur through a myriad of experiences, such as; career discussions, mentoring, workshops, online learning, debate with colleagues and work shadowing. All of these and more can enable you to improve what you do and the way you do it.
Identifying your CPD needs can happen as a planned process or instinctively as a response to currents gaps in skills or knowledge. Proactive planning is often the more calm and manageable approach. Please visit our 'Professional Development Planning' page for tools and processes that can assist you.
Development opportunities at the University of Sheffield are not limited to the Think Ahead framework. There are a whole host of other opportunities, in a wide range of formats, to support your research or your wider career ambitions. Here are a few of the options available to you:
Regardless of your role we think that there are a set of skills all of us need to develop our talent and pursue the extraordinary. To help facilitate your learning and develop your skills in these areas, at a time and in a way that suits you, on these webpages you will find a range of resources, including learning events, videos, online resources and books.
Sheffield Leader is a development opportunity for University staff who lead, or who have the potential to lead. Recognising that leadership is found across the institution and in many guises, the Sheffield Leader Community encourages all leaders across the University to develop a supportive and encouraging network.