Technicians’ Festival 2021 - Workshops

Assertiveness for technicians

Delivered by HEaTED, this session will equip participants with practical tools and techniques to help increase their assertiveness in the technical services and support environment. 

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Interview skills for technicians

This online workshop will provide an opportunity to prepare for an interview, refresh your knowledge and to practice and obtain feedback.

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Workshops 2

Career Moves for technicians

The workshop will provide an overview of the Career Moves framework, which supports staff to think about and reflect on their careers. Participants will explore the Career Moves guide and the six different career moves that Imperial staff tend to take. 

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Mentoring briefing for technicians

This session seeks to de-mystify mentoring! Participants will build an understanding of what mentoring is (and isn’t) and how mentoring can support technical career development. 

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Other development options

Technicians are entitled to attend any of the suites of programmes run by the Learning and Development Centre. These are divided into three core themes: Core Skills Development, Safety and Management and Leadership development

Other development options

IPD - Professional Development

The Core Skills Development provision offers support for staff to develop the key skills, knowledge and attitudes expected for effective performance across all roles within the College and to integrate continuous learning and development as a vital component of working life at Imperial.

Safety training

Technical staff can attend a variety of safety training courses, which are provided by the College and are mostly free of charge.

Our internal provision covers First Aid, Laboratory Safety and Occupational Health and Safety, among many other areas – please see the full list of safety courses.

Level 3 Certificate - Leadership

For new and aspiring technical managers:
Funded by the apprenticeship levy, this course will allow you to develop the core knowledge and practical skills to manage, motivate and inspire others. The 13-month programme will involve monthly workshops, group coaching, 1:1 skills coaching and work-based application of learning. You will join a cohort of new and aspiring managers working towards a Level 3 Certificate in Leadership and Supervision accredited by the Chartered Management Institute, an internationally recognised qualification.


The Imperial Leadership and Management Development Programme supports and develops Imperial leaders and managers from their initial steps into management through to senior roles. The intent is to create a cohort of managers that others want to work with and who are focused on both results and people.