People and Organisational Development Policy
Imperial College London recognises that its ability to meet its strategic objectives depends upon highly motivated and high-achieving staff. It is, therefore, policy to:
- Enable individuals to acquire knowledge and skills to fulfil current responsibilities more effectively.
- Assist individuals in developing skills and gaining qualifications that contribute to achieving agreed personal and career development goals.
- Support the development of teams and effective teamwork skills.
- Facilitate the effective integration of organisational change at faculty, department, division, or section level.
The College is committed to providing learning and development for all staff irrespective of their number of working hours or type of contract and views this as a tripartite responsibility with individuals, their managers and POD all having a part to play in identifying development needs and supplying optimal responses.
On average, development activities are likely to require five days a year, but this can vary enormously depending on experience, rate of change of job requirements, ambition etc.
Unless otherwise indicated, most workshops are run on the South Kensington campus. If sufficient people can attend, we will run workshops on other sites. Please contact us to arrange it.
Tuition fee remission scheme for staff
Staff who register for a part-time postgraduate degree at Imperial may be eligible for a reduction in their tuition fee through the tuition fee remission scheme.
This includes part-time MBA programmes at Imperial College Business School.
Full details and exceptions to the general rules may be found on the College website.
Travel associated with training
This should be claimed as a normal expense from your department after reference to the latest edition of the College’s Expenses Policy.
Booking a place on College programmes
Follow the links you will find at the bottom of the web page of the course you are interested in. College Employees should use ‘Fast Track booking via My Training’; all others can use ‘Request Booking via Training Centre’, which will take you to the correct form, which should be completed and returned electronically.
The booking form asks for your manager’s authorisation. This is to confirm that release from work and (if relevant) payment has been agreed upon. If this isn’t relevant, this form section can be left blank.
The People and Organisation Development will typically confirm that you have been booked onto a course by automated email and then send further details 1-2 weeks before the date of the course. These emails come from the sender: Imperial Training [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Please note: When making a booking for a course that lasts for multiple days, you should ensure that you are free for the entire duration of the course. Admission will not be granted to those who have missed part of the course, and a cancellation fee will be incurred.
Cancellations should be notified to the appropriate centre as soon as possible so that the place can be offered to those on the waiting list.
Please see our full cancellation policy on our Terms and Conditions page.
Catering for training programmes
It is not general policy to provide meals on non-residential training programmes.
However, some programmes require teams to work collaboratively over a meal break to maximise available time. In such circumstances, lunch will be provided, and course delegates will be expected to remain to participate in the team activity.