Best Practice in People Management at UCL
Professional Development Programme

Participants: This course is for you if you are grade 6-8 with leadership or management responsibility, or if you anticipate taking on management responsibility within the coming year.

Pre-requisites: None

This session will take a very practical approach to managing and developing people by applying UCL policies and procedures. We will discuss how you as a manager can avoid the common pitfalls associated with dealing with people management and development issues and staying within the law.

Anticipated learning outcomes:
In order to manage performance effectively at UCL you will gain a fuller understanding of how to apply HR policies and procedures, including:

  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Induction and Probation
  • Grievances
  • Disciplinary
  • Sickness Absence
  • Contact Termination
  • Redeployment
  • Manages self and others in accordance with UCL policies and contributes to policy development as appropriate
  • Recruits and manages individuals effectively to create a high performing team
  • Demonstrates a commitment to (and promotes) equality and diversity ensuring UCL is an inclusive environment in which individuals are respected and unacceptable behaviours challenged

Pre-course reading / activity:
Participants are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the following policies:

Related resources:
Desktop Learning topics:

Fiona Daffern, Head of Employment Policy Development, UCL About the facilitator...
Robert Carey, Senior HR Consultant, UCL About the facilitator...

Meet the facilitators

Click the arrow in the middle of the screen above to view video clip of facilitators Fiona Daffern and Bob Carey.

Date, time and venue: Half day workshop

22 May 2014 0930 - 1300 Room 335 Rockefeller Building
13 June 2014 0930 - 1300 Room 333 Rockefeller Building


  • Free for  all staff on the UCL payroll 
  • £80 for  UCL Affiliated / Higher Education Institutions / Charities 
  • £200 for External Applicants

How to book: Booking Form

OD Course Contact: Zara Chaudhry