15 July 2005 - 17 July 2005
Location: Ashorne Hill Conference Centre, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

This three day course is designed for those who have a professional role as educational and academic developers in higher education. This includes HE in FE. It is aimed at those with less than three years experience in this role. Participants may include staff in educational development units, those who have a role in the Higher Education Academy Subject Centres or those responsible for co-ordinating teaching and learning developments in their department or faculty.

The course will be designed around workshop activities and participants will focus on their own work, concentrating on developing the skills and conceptual framework necessary to plan, run and evaluate educational development activities to meet the needs of higher education institutions.

Sessions will be both practice based and grounded in research on learning and teaching. Presenters include Ranald Macdonald FSEDA (Sheffield Hallam University) David Baume FSEDA (Independent Consultant) and Andrew Castley FSEDA (University of Warwick). The workshop element will involve example case studies, role play and collaborative problem solving supported by a range of materials. The course will include an opportunity for small group work and tutorial time with an experienced developer to support action planning. A draft programme will be available from the SEDA website in due course.

The fee for the three day event is £575 per delegate (to include two nights accommodation and all meals and refreshments) – details of non-residential rates can be obtained from the SEDA Office.

For information on the SEDA Summer Retreat, click here

For information on the SEDA Fellowship Support event, click here


Day 1


Who are staff and educational developers?

10:30 – 11:00

Registration and Refreshments

11:00 – 11:15

Welcome and Introductions

Helen King AFSEDA

(Assistant Director: Subject Centre for Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences)


Lawrie Phipps

(Senior Adviser: TechDis)

11:15 – 13:00

Variety in Educational Development: Setting the Context

Ranald MacDonald FSEDA

(Head of Academic Development:

Sheffield Hallam University)

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:00

Staff and Educational Developers working in the wider HE community

Helen King and Lawrie Phipps



15:15 – 16:45

Collaborative Approaches to Staff and Educational Development

Sh â n Wareing FSEDA

(Director: Educational Development Centre, Royal Holloway

University of



17:00 – 18:00

Yoga for Cats: the importance of ‘down time’

Ranald MacDonald

18:00 – 19:00


19:00 – 20:00

Networking and wine reception





Day 2


What we do and how we do it

09:00 – 09:15

Summary of Day & Introduction to Day 2

Helen King

09:15 – 10:45

Planning Development Activities

David Baume FSEDA

(Independent Consultant)

10:45 – 11:15


11:15 – 12:45

Running Interactive Activities for Groups

Phil Race

(Higher Education Consultant)

12:45 – 13:45


13:45– 15:15

Working with individuals & institutions


15:15 – 15:45


15:45 – 17:15


Working outside your Comfort Zone

Dealing with difficult situations / individuals

Feel the fear and do it anyway!


Sally Brown FSEDA

(Independent Consultant)


17:15 – 19:00

Mentoring (optional)

19:00 – 20:00






Day 3


How are we getting on?

09:00 – 09:15

Summary of Day 2 & Introduction to Day 3

Helen King & Lawrie Phipps

09:15 – 10:45

Evaluating our work as staff & educational developers

Glynis Cousin FSEDA

(Senior Adviser: Higher



10:45 – 11:00


11:00 – 12:30

Developing the Developers

Helen King

12:30 – 13:00

Final Plenary

Helen King & Lawrie Phipps


13:00 – 14:00



14:00 – 16:30

Seda Fellowship Support Event

Andrew Castley FSEDA

(Academic Development Adviser: Centre for Academic Practice, University of


This afternoon workshop is an open event for anyone interested in doing the SEDA Associate or full Fellowship. Summer School participants are very welcome to attend if they wish to do so but it is not a compulsory part of the programme.