UCL Core Behaviours Framework

These guidance notes are designed to help you use the UCL Core Behaviours Framework in reviewing and planning your professional development activities. You should read them alongside the UCL Core Behaviours Framework document, which contains full details of each behaviour, and the accompanying Overview document.

How can using the UCL Core Behaviours benefit me?

 

 

How can using the UCL Core Behaviours benefit me?

UCL’s Core Behaviours Framework provides you with a tool designed to help you:

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How can I develop my understanding of the UCL Core Behaviours?

You should familiarise yourself with the UCL Core Behaviours Framework by reading through the Framework, the accompanying Overview document and this Guidance note. This will help you develop your understanding of what is meant by each behaviour, how you might identify those you most want to develop and how you can go about doing so.

You can also discuss the Framework with your colleagues and line manager and consider how using it might benefit your individual and team activities.

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How do the UCL Core Behaviours link to the Appraisal process?

All professorial and other Grade 10 staff must consider how they have used the UCL Core Behaviours when completing the appraisal process.

Staff with line management responsibilities and who do not hold a Grade 10 position should also consider the UCL Core Behaviours when completing their appraisal. Doing so will help you develop your line management skills and will help embed good practice across the university.

All other staff should use the Framework when creating their Professional Development Plan (PDP).

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How many UCL Core Behaviours should I develop at any one time?

There is no right answer here – it’s as many as you feel comfortable with developing at any one time. It’s also likely that if you are developing in one area then you are developing in others as well.

As a rule of thumb it’s probably best to focus on no more than two or three Core Behaviours at the same time. This is because to do so you may identify one or more development actions per behaviour, such that focusing on more than three may overload you with development activities. It is, however, at your discretion.

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Practically, how can I use the UCL Core Behaviours to help me identify and plan my development activities?

To help you identify and plan development activities suitable for your current role, you should do the following:

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What should I avoid doing when using the UCL Core Behaviours?

The Framework is designed to provide you with a development tool. It is not a comprehensive listing of all possible ways that you could express a particular Core Behaviour. You should therefore:

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How can I identify suitable development opportunities to help me develop my behaviours?

You should discuss those UCL Core Behaviours you want to develop with your line manager, including how doing so will help you develop yourself to meet the demands of your current role and also help you progress your career plans.

Details of available and centrally-provided UCL development activities can be found on UCL’s HR OD webpage. You should also consider any other development opportunities available to you, including those which you can access outside of the university. This is especially important when thinking about your future career plans as UCL’s resources are limited and you want to explore various approaches to obtaining the development that will help your further your career.

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Where can I gain further information?

If you have any questions about the UCL Core Behaviours or how to use them you should refer in the first instance to your line manager and to the Overview document

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