Looking after you - personal wellbeing for managers

Use the all staff resources on this website to improve your own wellbeing.​​

​Here are two articles from the Harvard Business Review outlining why managers need self-care and giving tips on how to fit it into your busy workday:

To connect with other line managers, please join the Teams channel specifically for managers run by the POD department. To join, click on this link. ​

​For other opportunities to connect with different staff groups from across the University, please visit the Wellbeing Programme social growth pages.

The University offers multiple personal and professional development opportunities for it’s employees. Some are listed ​on the HR Support pages.

The People and Organisational Development Unit (POD) have developed the following resources to develop line managers throughout the University: ​

  • ​The Managers’ Toolkit provides short topic guides for managers.​
  • The Leadership framework shares the skills and behaviours that many colleagues across Oxford say are of value here and has been developed with input from across the University.​
  • The Confident Manager Course is a  blended learning development programme for People Managers whatever their role, tailored to reflect experience and specific needs – to equip them as managers within a hybrid working environment, enhance their team’s experience and offer dedicated time for personal development. The programme is built around a series of masterclasses and social learning spaces supplemented by POD resources and others reflecting the latest thinking in management practice. ​
  • The totality of POD courses available around Leadership and Management are listed here.

​For further opportunities, please visit the Wellbeing Programme personal development pages.

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Frances Parkes – Wellbeing Programme Manager