All kaimahi are required to complete Health & Safety Warrant of Fitness online training annually. Existing staff can complete a refresher quiz, while new staff are required to work through a set of lessons. Short modules on De-escalation and Fraud Prevention are now annual training requirements too - access these modules through this link.
Developing your capabilities is ongoing and involves actively planning how you will strengthen and build your skills and expertise for your current role and future career aspirations. Plan now how you will make the best use of your PD time and funding. Professional Development learning comes in a wide variety of opportunities such as online modules and courses, reading, networking, peer support and coaching, and attending OP workshops and seminars.
LinkedIn Learning has a wealth of 'how to' tutorials and podcasts for leadership, soft skills, wellbeing, and technology tools. It is available for all OP kaimahi and ākonga. Staff can access it from the OP Tools tab on Tūhono, click the LinkedIn Learning tile. You will automatically be signed into LinkedIn Learning using your OP credentials.
Find out all you need to know about planning your Professional Development at OP here.
Check each event below for more details and enrolment.
* please check with your formal leader to be able to use your PD funding to engage with these.
Tertiary Teaching and Learning
Hui Tūhoto 2023
Join this OP community to kōrero about learning and teaching practice.
Weekly online forum
Teaching Excellence Symposium
29-30 June 2023
Online and onsite at Otago Polytechnic
Ako Aotearoa Professional Learning*
Short online courses and workshops that provide knowledge and skills to develop Māori and Pacific cultural capability, address racism, develop literacy and numeracy skills, provide support for online learners, learn about bullying and de-escalation skills, and explore mentoring and leadership.
Topics coming up in March and April include a series of one-hour neurodiversity workshops, and sessions covering equity, mentoring, co-operative group learning, and applying Maori cultural capability.
Visit our Ako Aotearoa professional learning page for more information and to register for specific events*.
Te Ao Māori
Te Reo Māori for the Workplace
March Series starts 15 March
Introduction to Te Tiriti o Waitangi Workshop (2 day workshop)
Workshops available throughout the year
Next workshop: 29-30 March
Tikanga Māori in the Organisation
June Series starts 6 June
These short courses contribute to completing the Certificate in Bicultural Competency.
Performance Review Training for Leaders
Thursday 27 April, 2-4pm
Adjust your settings for 2023
Introduction to project management
Coaching: the leadership style that gets results!
Transforming the way you lead: Embraced integrated approaches to mental health
Build collegial universities
Change Management 101
Diversity & Inclusion
Diversity Works NZ*
Using Design Thinking for Workplace Inclusion
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Management Essentials
Understanding Unconcious Bias
Diversity Session: Imposter Syndrome - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Wednesday 29 March, 2-3pm, Online, Free for Members
How to use Microsoft Teams
Step by step guides on how to get the best from Teams
Safety & Wellbeing
Tuesday 28 March
Managing Safety Hīkio Outcomes
Tuesday 14 March
Thursday 16 March
Thursday 25 May
Evacuation (eVac) Chair Training
Thursday 14 September
Fire Warden/Building Warden Training
Online training course
Harassment and Bullying Prevention Training for Staff
Online training course
Professional and Personal Skills
- National Webinar: My Journey - Hannah Gibbons, Administrative Professional Award Winner 2023
Free online - Thursday 9 March
- H2H Consulting - What's happening out there? A Recruitment Market Update
Free online - Wednesday 22 March
- Managing Mental Illness at Work (virtual half-day) - 28 April
Topics include leadership, project management, communication, presentation skills
* Please get approval from your formal leader to use your PD funding for external events.
Online self-directed modules & tutorials
Free self-paced courses from LinkedIn Learning
Professional development is an essential element of performance and improvement at Otago Polytechnic. My
Learning on Tuhono brings together many of the PD opportunities offered at OP. These opportunities can assist
you to keep up to date with education and professional requirements, enhance your skills to be effective in
your role and ensure you have the capabilities to achieve your individual and team performance priorities.
More information about Professional development at OP
List of past PD events posts
Brought to you by People and Culture; 9 March 2023
Published on 9 Mar 2023
Orderdate: 9 Mar 2023
Expiry: 9 Mar 2025