Staff development can take the form of on-the-job training and development e.g. mentoring, coaching of new skills, delegation of new tasks, involvement of a staff member in new activities or new fora etc. This development is typically done by the Supervisor or another member of staff and does not require time away from work.
Staff development can also take the form off-the-job training such a training courses or development programmes that take place away from the person’s immediate work area. In deciding to support a staff member’s request for off-the-job training, the Supervisor has to consider the time implications of the person attending and how this will impact the staff member’s own work commitments as well as that of the entire team/department.
For more information on this please read the University Training Policy.