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July 2018
Hello SDF community!

Trust you continue enjoying the wonderful weather. This month, the SDF News pad is delighted to share with you great updates from the Learning and Development community across Higher Education.

Created by its members, for the benefits of its members, we invite you to engage with what is going on in the Learning and Development community - so why not dive into what the News Pad brings and see what it has to offer.

Founded in 2004, the SDF is a network that represents and works with staff and organisational developers in Higher Education (HE) to enhance the efficiency, effectiveness and organisational performance of the sector and its workforce.. 

We are sponsored by AdvanceHE, a not-for-profit organisation created from the merger of the Equality Challenge Unit, the Higher Education Academy and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education in March 2018. 
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#SDF2018 Super-vision and Sea Change
Thursday 29 and Friday 30 November
Conference programme
When was the last time that you had the time and space to stand back and take a good look at your purpose, department, or the way in which you perform your role?  It was very likely some time ago that you gave yourself this luxury.   We invite you join us on the south coast to take a breath of fresh air and to stand back and develop some super-vision on your own practice.  Come and join us to explore how we can create a ‘sea change’ in our own practice so that we can support others to effect change in theirs.
Go to the Conference Programme
My SDF story with Clive Betts

My SDF story

'My SDF story' aims to facilitate learning from each other within a large professional community, by sharing the stories of its members.This time, Clive Betts from University of Exeter shares his personal and professional story with us.

Go to Clive's SDF story
Professional Support Career Pathways Conference - Resources available

Resources available with thanks to Conference Organisers: Samantha White, OD Programme Advisor, London South Bank University; Sophie Sowerby, Training Manager, CAROD, Durham University; Albina Shashyna, Organisational Learning Consultant, London School of Economics and Political Science

Go to the Career Pathways Conference Resources
Where is your heart?

Where is your heart?
By Louise Clifton, Invisible Grail

To act with compassion requires a degree of courage – one must go beyond the technical, the imperative, the rules of organisations and beyond past practice – to invent new practices that have within them empathy and love and a readiness to connect to others (Frost, 1999)

Go to Louise's blog
Advance HE launches new programme portfolio

Advance HE launches new programme portfolio
Advance HE’s portfolio of programmes and events for 2018/19 are now available for booking and to celebrate they are offering an Early Bird discount of 15% on selected programmes.

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Advance HE insights: Onwards & Upwards

Advance HE insights: Onwards & Upwards
This Onwards and Upwards study, gathers and considers the views and progression of women in higher education who have participated in the Leadership Foundation’s Aurora leadership programme. 

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