The UoB Manager Induction Programme
The UoB Manager Induction programme aims to equip all new professional services managers with the skills and knowledge they need to manage their staff confidently, effectively and with self-awareness.
About the programme
The UoB Manager Induction programme is open to Professional Services managers who are new to the University context or staff at any grade who are taking on either line management or supervising responsibilities for the first time.
This self-directed management programme has a 'build your own' approach, consisting of two mandatory modules for new managers, and a number of flexible supporting workshops. New managers are asked, in discussion with their own manager, to take a proactive approach to their development and to select and participate in all relevant modules to help them to excel in their new management role.
Line Managing @UoB
The following modules are mandatory for anyone taking on formal line management responsibilities. Staff can attend the sessions in any order and at a time that suits them.
Line Managing @UoB: Introduction to the University context (1 day)
Mandatory module for all new line managers at UoB. This full-day workshop focuses on the role of the manager in the strategic and operational context of the University. It also includes a practical session from an HR colleague on all the ‘need to know’ information for UoB managers.
Line Managing @UoB: Staff review & development conversations (3 hours)
Mandatory module for all new line managers at UoB. This 3-hour workshop aims to support managers in conducting 1-1 conversations and annual Staff Review and Development conversations.
Those new to supervising other people's work, but who aren't formally line managing staff, may attend the foundation module 'Supervising @UoB'.
Supervising @UoB (1 day)
Open to staff new to supervising tasks (but who are not line managing) or to existing supervisors in need of a skills refresher. This foundation module focuses on the skills of effective supervision such as overseeing, directing and delegating tasks, and providing feedback.
These workshops support the core induction modules and focus on specific practical skills required by managers to perform their role effectively. New and existing managers are expected to undertake any modules applicable to their remit and/or their personal development needs.
Strategies for Managing Performance (1 day)
This training, delivered by HR, is for both professional services and academic staff who have responsibility for managing the performance of other staff. In this one day workshop, we look at how to create conditions for best performance, frameworks and best practice for use in real-life situations, and practical tools for managing high performers and poor performers.
Successful Recruitment & Selection (0.5 days)
Delivered by our internal Resourcing team, this session will give you the necessary knowledge and confidence to manage all stages of a recruitment campaign for the University both legally and practically, and greatly improve the likelihood of you recruiting the right person for your team.
Managing Change (1 day)
Delivered by our internal Change experts, this interactive workshop will help line managers to better support their staff, and themselves, through the UoB change landscape. It will enable managers to understand both their own and their team's reactions to change, and their role in leading a team through times of transition.
Finance @UoB: An introduction for managers
The University of Bristol is a large and complex organisation and the way its finances work may be unfamiliar to some, especially those newly in role or new to the University. This course, delivered by members of our internal Finance Team, aims to give an overview of financial services at the University.
MyERP - Introduction for Line Managers
This course covers the reporting options and processes in MyERP which support line management. It mixes theory and hands-on practice and covers topics including staffing information and reports, line management processes and approval tasks conducted in MyERP and a high level overview of the sickness recording process.
The Inclusive Manager – Building diversity and promoting inclusion
Facilitated by our internal EDI experts, this session aims to help managers identify actions that they can take to progress Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the University, in the context of their role.
Find out more about what the University needs from its managers