Courses and resources

Managing Performance & Absence



Leadership and Management.


Management Know-How.

About this course:

A practical, interactive workshop (primarily using case studies and discussion).

Designed to assist managers with managing performance, absence and disciplinary issues with their staff using University procedures.

Learning outcomes:

As a result of attending this course, you will be able to:.

- Know the relevant University procedures that guide you in managing performance and absence.

- Access the right support when needed.

- Understand your responsibilities and boundaries when it comes to managing employee performance and absence.

- Plan your approach for dealing with a range of performance / absence management scenarios.

Who should attend this course:

This course has been designed for all staff groups, both academic and professional staff.

This short workshop is designed for employees who have responsibility for managing employee performance and absence.

It is suitable for those who are either new to managing people / new to managing people within the University of Exeter, or those who have been managing people for some time but would like a refresher.


University of Exeter HR Advisors.

What previous participants have said about the course:

"Really helpful".

"I am much clearer about what I should be doing and about taking responsibility, rather than leaving it all to HR!".

"The presenters are real experts and have a lovely way of nudging you in the right direction".

Before the course:

We will send you some resources which we would like you to have understood before the workshop.

You will be asked to think about the way performance and absence is currently managed in the workplace, as well as any specific examples of performance/absence management issues that you are currently dealing with.

Training Provider:

This course is administered by People Development; please contact for more details.

This course occurs on the following dates
24/04/2018 Streatham: Building One, Constantine Leventis Teaching Room 09:30 12:30 Free Claire Condick
Kirsty Golden
16/05/2018 Streatham: Old Library Training Room 3 (Professional Development Suite) 09:30 12:30 Free Ruth Baker
Richard Daniels
23/05/2018 Penryn: PL Seminar 4 10:00 13:00 Free Claire Condick
Kirsty Golden
05/06/2018 Streatham: Building One, Kolade 13:30 16:30 Free Jane Slaven
Julie Hargreaves

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