Informal Staff Development Lawrie Phipps
Introduction <ul><li>What do we mean by ‘informal staff development’? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is ‘informal’ important? </li>...
What do we mean by ‘informal staff development’? <ul><li>Water Cooler Moments </li></ul><ul><li>The “water cooler moment” ...
What are your ‘Water Cooler Moments’? <ul><li>Discuss and list situations in your current role that allow you to interact ...
Feedback <ul><li>First give me 1 situation per group </li></ul><ul><li>Working from this list which would be the most effe...
Why is informal important? <ul><li>How many people have their own office? </li></ul><ul><li>How often do Academic Staff or...
Formalising the Informal <ul><li>The water cooler conversation is just a conversation until: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You ref...
Informal Online <ul><li>The rules are the same </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes we exchange e-mail addresses after conversation...
But what can I talk about? <ul><li>Shout out, things that you, as a staff/educational developer can discuss when presented...
Sources of Information for Conversation <ul><li>Funding , websites from JISC, funding councils etc are always interesting ...
Final Tasks <ul><li>Reflect, Review, Respond </li></ul><ul><li>Over the next 24 hours at this event talk to someone about ...
Thanks for listening and participating  Further details from Lawrie Phipps [email_address]
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Informal Staff development

  1. 1. Informal Staff Development Lawrie Phipps
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>What do we mean by ‘informal staff development’? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is ‘informal’ important? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we ‘formalise’ it both for parties? </li></ul>
  3. 3. What do we mean by ‘informal staff development’? <ul><li>Water Cooler Moments </li></ul><ul><li>The “water cooler moment” is a good example of where informal staff development can occur. It is a recognised phenomena that staff somehow manage to show up at the same times during the workday. This informal gathering is often colloquially described as meeting &quot;around the water cooler.” </li></ul>
  4. 4. What are your ‘Water Cooler Moments’? <ul><li>Discuss and list situations in your current role that allow you to interact with your ‘stakeholders’, for example, academic staff or academic support staff that you work with. </li></ul><ul><li>Take 15 minutes and list at least 5 situations and prioritise them in terms of opportunity to discuss an ‘issue’ in staff development. </li></ul><ul><li>For example, it may be inappropriate to discuss issues when you bump into someone on the way to a meeting. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Feedback <ul><li>First give me 1 situation per group </li></ul><ul><li>Working from this list which would be the most effective situations? Votes for each? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why is informal important? <ul><li>How many people have their own office? </li></ul><ul><li>How often do Academic Staff or Academic Support Staff just drop by to see you? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Formalising the Informal <ul><li>The water cooler conversation is just a conversation until: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You reflect on the conversation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Act on your reflection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow up with the other person </li></ul></ul><ul><li>This may seem like common sense, but can anyone think of an “oh yeah, we said we would do that” moment, such as writing a paper or a bid? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Informal Online <ul><li>The rules are the same </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes we exchange e-mail addresses after conversations, how often do we follow-up? </li></ul><ul><li>Other opportunities include reading colleagues blog postings, if you see a ‘development’ opportunity post a comment, suggest a discussion, reflect, act and follow-up </li></ul>
  9. 9. But what can I talk about? <ul><li>Shout out, things that you, as a staff/educational developer can discuss when presented with a water cooler opportunity </li></ul>
  10. 10. Sources of Information for Conversation <ul><li>Funding , websites from JISC, funding councils etc are always interesting topics </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Developments as a source of interesting articles for enhancing academic practice (other educational magazines and journals are available) </li></ul><ul><li>News Sites , HEA, JISC, BBC all carry educational news </li></ul><ul><li>Times Higher </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional homepage </li></ul><ul><li>New resources or ideas, the Centres for excellence in teaching and learning have a vast array materials that can be deployed, as do the HEA subject centres and JISC </li></ul><ul><li>Technology educational technology is a massive resource and can be a great help, become familiar with one thing per month and discuss it </li></ul><ul><li>This session (DB) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Final Tasks <ul><li>Reflect, Review, Respond </li></ul><ul><li>Over the next 24 hours at this event talk to someone about ‘development’ reflect, act and follow-up </li></ul><ul><li>Over the next month do the same to at least three people in your own institution </li></ul><ul><li>These things are habit forming </li></ul>
  12. 12. Thanks for listening and participating Further details from Lawrie Phipps [email_address]

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