An overview of possible CPD activities

As a member of UM teaching staff with a UTQ and a teaching load of more than 10% (equivalent to 160 hours per year for a full-time appointment), you are encouraged to reflect upon your development wishes and needs, so that you can plan your CPD.  To help you develop new knowledge and skills relating to your teaching, your faculty as well as various other UM departments, including EDLAB, offer a range of activities that may be relevant for you.

EDLAB activities will be listed on this page as they become available as well as on Facebook or LinkedIn. These are continually being updated, so please check back regularly.  New activities will also be communicated via your faculty CPD coordinators.  Activities and support for teaching staff available from other UM departments are also listed below.

In addition to taking part in formal training activities, you may want to develop your own activities with colleagues, or undertake CPD in a more informal manner.  This is fine so long as it suits your development plan and is approved by your manager or faculty CPD coordinator.  Your CPD should also be relevant to the teaching competences outlined in this document. Note that standard duties (staff meetings or compulsory training as part of a regular teaching role) are not considered as CPD.

Upcoming activities

Please note that the funding for EDLAB’s CPD activities only covers UM teaching staff with a UTQ and a teaching load of more than 160 hours per year.  This is because teaching staff who have not yet completed their UTQ have the opportunity to develop by following this trajectory first within your faculties.  All UM staff (those with teaching as well as non-teaching positions) are also able to follow courses offered by the UM Staff Career Centre.  For more information about Continuing Professional Development and who it’s for, see

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CPD Interactive Lectures: Giftedness at UM - Shining a light on bright students | 21 & 28 November 2022

Among students as well as among teachers confusion exist about giftedness. There is no clear definition, and although gifted students mention the same problems as their peer students, an extra layer of complexity is added which can influence their personal well-being and academic performance in a negative way. Understanding of these layers by themselves and by the people in their environment like tutors/teachers/mentors, will support gifted students to develop and use their talents and learn them how to thrive in (academic) life.
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CPD Workshop: Intercultural PhD Supervision | 2 December 2022

This one-day workshop is designed to exchange approaches, tools and good practices in doctoral supervision of international PhD students. It is aimed at promotors and co-promotors and includes topics like awareness of supervision challenges; diversity sensitive communication; reflections on and approaches to PhD supervision.
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CPD Module: Teaching for Global Citizenship: Unleash your potential | December 2022 to February 2023

Teaching for Global Citizenship: Unleash your potential, invites participants to become acquainted with Global Citizenship Education (GCEd), while we explore what drives us as teachers. Next, participants will search for ways to inject GCEd in personally relevant teaching activities and/or the formal curriculum. Best ideas will be awarded with 40 teaching hours to implement your plan. This module has three sessions and a study load of 8 or 16 hours.
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CPD Workshop: Design Thinking and Creativity in Education | 6 December 2022 09.00-13.00

This workshop will provide an introduction to the topic of design thinking and creative problem solving. You will have the opportunity to experience design thinking and creative problem solving techniques yourself while working in small groups and we’ll then go on to consider how these techniques can be applied in your own education. This interactive workshop will be offered on location at EDLAB.
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Read to succeed: Continuing Professional Development Book Club

EDLAB recently started a book group as part of our CPD offering. We will start off by reading “Education in the Open Society – Karl Popper and Schooling” by Richard Bailey and discussing the relevance of this book for our (CCCS) educational philosophy. This activity is open to all UM teaching staff who are eligible for CPD.
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EDLAB Teach-Meets

The EDLAB Teach-Meets bring together teaching staff from all UM faculties to discuss issues and innovative approaches in the classroom. In an informal setting you can listen to some short speeches, discuss with your peers or even pick up the microphone yourself.
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EDconsult: Request an Educational Consultation from EDLAB!

Do you struggle with the revision of your course book? Would you like to rethink your assessment practices but you don’t know where to start? Do you need input for better student guidance or advice on tutoring? EDLAB delivers individual consultations for UM teaching staff who want to improve their education, need some inspiration or are looking for a different perspective. Together with an EDLAB staff member you’ll reflect on your practice, receive feedback and get advice on how to move forward.
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Open Call: Your educational expertise wanted!

Are you experienced in teaching at UM and are you always trying out new things in the classroom? Do you have experience designing education, coordinating courses and coaching students and fellow teachers? If so it may be good to know that we often look for knowledgeable teaching staff to share their insights with others during CPD activities.
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Online CPD resources


EDLAB's Webinars and Knowledge Clips

Here you can find our recordings of our webinars as well as our our CPD knowledge clips on online teaching.
EDLAB's online resources
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UM resources to support blended PBL and E-learning

To support your online and blended learning activities the UM Library has set up this page with information as well as tips & tricks to support you.
Tools for teaching staff
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Canvas Support Portal

Would you like to get more out of UM’s digital education and assessment tools? Then you can access various manuals, video’s, tips and tricks on the use of Canvas via the “Canvas Support Portal” offered by the University Library.
Visit the Canvas Support Portal

Making information literacy part of academic skills development

Information is everywhere around us: from (digital) books and articles to social media notifications and videos. Students need the skills to navigate through such an information jungle. That’s why the University Library together with EDLAB, have created a framework to support you in developing your students’ information literacy skills during your courses. Check out out the resources available here.
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Online Coaching Modules - UM Career Services and UM Psychologists

UM Career Services and UM Psychologists have designed and developed several online modules to support staff members in their coaching and/or supervising role such as mentors, coaches and tutors. These modules contain theory and coaching models. However, above all they contain many practical tips, tools and exercises to develop your most essential coaching skills and competences. The modules can be found in Canvas and are accessible to all UM employees via self-enroll.
Enroll in Coaching Modules

Other sources of UM training and support

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The UM Diversity & Inclusivity Office

UM’s D&I Office are working on a number of new activities to help our staff to foster an inclusive and effective learning environment in which everyone feels welcome and valued.
Support from the UM D&I Office

The University Library

The University Library offers a wealth of skills training and advice on blended learning, tools to enhance activated learning and support for Canvas. You can also find more support for digital assessment including TestVision.
Support from the UM Library

UM Career Services & UM Psychologists

Our UM Career Services & UM Psychologists offer online modules and face-to-face training for UM teaching staff, helping you to be a better coach to your students, be better able to advise your students in their employability or well-being options, and to be able to identify when students may need additional support.
UM Career Services & UM Psychologists
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Active Bystander Training

Do you want to contribute to a socially safe work and study environment and feel more confident in addressing inappropriate behaviour when witnessing it? Then register now for the “Active Bystander Training” organized by the UM Staff Career Centre, FEM and MYA.
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Video Support

The UM support portal for video in education and research by the UM Library! Check out the website for more information on how to create videos, didactics, formats, tools and best practices. There is also more information on copyright and how you can contact the team for support.
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The Language Centre

The UM Language Centre offers training for staff on delivering effective English-Medium Instruction (EMI). This focuses on how you can communicate more effectively with students from diverse backgrounds. This training gives teachers the chance to share experiences, discuss good practices and learn better communication strategies that are relevant for the UM’s international classroom.
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Digital Exams: Ask-Me-Anything Sessions | Various dates

The AMA sessions are aimed at experienced users of TestVision, but anyone is welcome to join! Do you have specific or advanced questions on digital assessment and TestVision? Or did you take the workshop and have further questions? Then join the digital exams experts at the University Library via Zoom at an upcoming session.
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Contact us!

If you’d like to share your experiences, questions, ideas or suggestions regarding CPD with us then please feel free to contact us directly via: