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Organisation Development (OD) Partners:

Patrick Buckley (Professional Support) ext 4601

Mark Dolphin (Schools and RKE) ext 4028 

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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. 

OD Goes Green in 2018

Please note that OD have made a commitment to be more environmentally friendly in 2018. 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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Our areas of work 

We also offer the following bespoke services:

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


Staff development policy 

You can access the Staff Professional Development Request here.

Organisational Development Courses 2018

Organisational Development Courses 2017-18
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Other learning & development opportunities

Provide leadership in: learning and teaching innovation; technology enhanced learning; the development of flexible and work-based curriculum delivery; and encourage pedagogical research

Development opportunities for research students 

IT Services provides IT training on most MS Office applications for staff and research students.