Developing our new managers

  • OCSLD offers a range of training courses to enable new managers - whether you are new to Brookes or you have been recently promoted - to be fully effective as quickly as possible. These courses will teach you essential management skills and introduce our key HR processes. They support our commitment to create a supportive coaching culture at Brookes. All these courses are run as open courses or they can be requested as for a group of faculty or directorate staff.

    • Personal Development and Review (PDR) for Reviewers. This one day course is mandatory for all new managers. It examines the Brookes PDR process and will enable you to understand and carry out your responsibilities for PDRs - using a coaching style of management. 

    • Recruitment and Selection. This programme, which is mandatory for all new managers, comprises a short online Moodle course followed by an intensive one day training course. It covers the Brookes recruitment and  selection process, employment legislation and equal opportunities, and enables you to learn interview skills. On successful completion of the course, you will be able to take part in recruiting and selecting staff.

    • Introduction to Leadership and Management. This two day course explores the management and leadership role and gives practical strategies for carrying out the key tasks and building the management relationship.

    • Managing Attendance. This one day course helps you to manage sickness absences more effectively and explains when and how to involve HR and Occupational Health.