It’s good to take the time to reflect on your achievements and aspirations in your personal and professional development.
Planning for the year ahead and setting goals can often spark ideas on refreshing your knowledge or learning new skills.
What helps you grow? It might be meeting new people with shared values, trying something new or doing things differently. For others it may be the satisfaction drawn from seeing others flourish from their own determination and hard work supported by effective teaching or guidance.
Why not join in the conversation and share with others what helps you grow. #growinHE
What helps you grow?
Join in the conversation.
Share what helps you grow.
Focusing on the mental health and well-being of yourself and others is important in enabling both personal and professional growth. Plus having the right mix of skills, knowledge and personal attributes can be key to career progression and success in many roles.
Our Innovation in Teaching Practice workshop series is just one way we can provide practical support and guidance on improving your teaching practices.
Personal development planning and coaching can also be effective ways of facilitating professional and personal development and promoting individual growth and improved performance. Whether you are part of a team or leading others we have open and in-house programmes suitable for HE professionals at any career stage.
Support to aid personal and professional growth can take many forms including our immediate family and friends and wider networks of peers and mentors. Platforms such as Advance HE Connect can be very beneficial in helping identify individuals with shared values and objectives and a great way to bring people together to create the opportunity for change.
Teamwork is often a crucial part of growth. Teamwork enables people to cooperate with others, use their individual skills collaboratively, provide constructive feedback on others and think critically about themselves. Through our programmes, conferences and events we provide opportunities to bring people together to create new teams and for you to develop your impact within teams and the skills to lead teams and organisational change.
New experiences help us learn, change, mature and ultimately grow as people. We grow through new experiences by stepping outside of our comfort zone, expanding our knowledge and developing an understanding of new areas. Why not try something new? For example, submit a proposal and present at one of our upcoming conferences and events. Find out more about our open call for papers.
As social beings, we are influenced by the people around us. Many people will have an impact on us throughout our lives and will affect our growth in different ways. Growth can be affected by people who inspire us, people we communicate and share with and new people we meet. Bringing people together creates the opportunity for change and impact. Sharing ideas and practice can enhance understanding and support personal and professional development.