Organisational Development and Professional Learning (OD&PL)

We work in partnership with colleagues across our University to provide a wide range of  services.

Learn about OD&PL

University Mentoring Scheme

Apply to be a mentor and/or mentee in the University-Wide Mentoring Scheme, matching takes place twice a year in November and May.

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Applications are open to be part of the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) at the University of Leeds, which starts in February 2022.

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Training and Events

The University offers many great opportunities for training, developing personal interests and physical exercise, as well as our extensive libraries and galleries.

Training and events

Our Development and Learning Provision

OD&PL provides flexible services that are timely, effective, relevant, accessible and support the University's strategic imperatives. We are committed to developing the skills and confidence that enable staff and postgraduate researchers to contribute effectively to the success of our University. OD&PL provides a range of services in the following areas. Please visit the links below which will take you to the respective OD&PL websites.

Personal and career development opportunities and support for all staff.
All Staff Webpages
Digital development and digital literacy for learning and working in the University.
Digital Practice Website
Leadership development opportunities, resources, and information.
Leadership Webpages
Management development, support, and resources.
Management Webpages
Promoting a postive and inclusive research culture to produce research excellence.
Researcher Support Website
Developing, sharing, recognising and rewarding effective practice.
Student Education Website

Quick Links

Information and guidance for new staff joining our University, including links to upcoming welcome events, and the University induction checklist.
Visit New Staff Page
Students and staff at Leeds have free access to all LinkedIn Learning courses to develop their skills and support personal and career development.
Visit our LinkedIn Learning page
This guidance helps colleagues to understand belonging at Leeds and how we can contribute to this crucial aspect of our student's time at Leeds.
Visit Belonging at Leeds pages

Our Latest News

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New and existing managers can now book on to OD&PL’s Management Essentials programme. Sessions cover a variety of topics designed...


Discovering your Leadership is a new Leadership Development Programme, launching for the 2021/22 academic year.


National Inclusion Week (27 September – 3 October 2021) is created by Inclusive Employers and the week aims to raise awareness of inclusion in the workplace.


Bookings are open for the 7th annual Researcher Education and Development Scholarship (REDS) online conference, hosted by the University of...


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