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About OD&PL

About Us

OD&PL is part of the People & Culture Directorate at the University of Leeds.

We support staff and postgraduate researchers in their personal and professional development and provide organisational development across the University.

We are committed to developing the skills and confidence to enable colleagues to achieve their personal and professional goals and contribute effectively to the success of the University to achieve our strategic ambitions.

Our provision covers the following four areas and includes support for staff and postgraduate research students through workshops, short courses, longer and credit-bearing programmes, networks, coaching, mentoring, communities and online resources.

The above links take you to our respective OD&PL websites for each area of our provision.

Our team and how we work

We are a multi-disciplinary and multi-professional team with a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds. You can find out more about each of our colleagues on our profiles page.

We work with a range of internal providers, so we can deliver high-quality services across a broad portfolio. Full details of all our internal partners are available on our partners page. We also work with a small number of external providers to commission and deliver some of our programmes and bespoke work.

The following principles inform our work as a team:

  1. The services that we offer are aligned with the University’s strategic priorities and values.
  2. We aim to deliver our services in a flexible, accessible and inclusive way including a blend of online and face-to-face provision.
  3. We seek to co-design and collaborate with our stakeholders and partners where appropriate.
  4. We take an outcomes-based approach and evaluate our service provision to ensure that it is making a positive difference.
  5. We actively engage with our own continuous professional development and bring in innovation and best practice from other institutions and sectors.

Stay connected with OD&PL

If you have any questions, please contact us at: