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About Us:

Organisational Development is a planned, systematic approach to improving organisational effectiveness and health – one that aligns strategy, people and processes.

The Organisational Development (OD) service supports the University to achieve its strategic aims by enabling our people to give their best and deliver exceptional performance. 

We do this by working collaboratively with leaders, managers and staff to: 

  • Enhance performance of staff members, teams and departments
  • Develop people and leadership capability, confidence and experience
  • Foster a sense of pride and belonging with Aston University employees
  • Create a collaborative, positive, sustainable and inclusive working environment

As well as offering a range of learning and development programmes and coaching support, OD Partners provide tailored development to leaders, managers and their teams, to improve performance and engagement across the University. 

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What do we offer?

We also offer the following bespoke services:

  • Diagnostic profiling (individual 360, team profiles and Myers Briggs) – this service is fee based 
  • Away day design and facilitation for teams and departments 
  • Consultancy to managers and Heads of Departments/Schools

Book your training

You can book training via the  Staff Portal

Course Cancellation Policy

You can access the Course Cancellation Policy here

Organisational Development Policy

You can access the Organisational Development Policy here

Staff Professional Development Request

You can acess the request form here

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We are currently updating the schedule for the next academic year - watch this space!

Other learning & development opportunities

  • Level 2 Qualifications 
    The Skills Network and Aston University are currently working together to offer Learners access to Level 2 qualifications via distance learning. All qualifications are fully funded (Please note funding is currently unavailable in the West Midlands region until the new academic year).

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  • Centre for Learning Innovation & Professional Practice (CLIPP) 
    Provide leadership in: learning and teaching innovation; technology enhanced learning; the development of flexible and work-based curriculum delivery; and encourage pedagogical research


OD Goes Green 

OD have made a commitment to be more environmentally friendly. We have therefore made the following changes:
  • If you attend a course, please bring a reusable mug for refreshments as we no longer use disposable paper cups
  • We use teaspoons rather than wooden stirrers for our drinks
  • We have a food waste bin for teabags and waste food
  • We ensure all equipment is turned off when not in use
  • We are reducing the amount of printing we do as a department 
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Have a question? Get in touch.

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Organisation Development (OD) Partners:

Tracey Roberts (EAS & ABS) ext 3534
Mark Dolphin (LSS, LHS, AMS, CLIPPS, RKE) ext 4028 
Rebecca Kent (Professional Services) ext 4601