Professional Development Sessions 2: 14.15 – 15.15

Developing through Mentoring or Being Mentored: ALDinHE’s new Mentoring Scheme and Certified Mentor Recognition

Mentoring WG


ALDinHE is launching its new mentoring scheme and mentorship recognition to acknowledge, promote and recognise the importance of mentoring for LD as a field that does not offer an official route into the profession. This PD session will introduce the mentoring scheme, explain how to get involved, what support mentors and mentees can receive from ALDinHE and what benefits both sides can get from mentoring or being mentored. If you’re new to LD or keen to develop more experience in a specific area with the help of a mentor, the mentoring scheme will offer you a brilliant framework to broaden your expertise. If you’re an experienced Learning Developer or have specific expertise you could share, find out how you could become recognised as a Certified Mentor (CeM) in LD by ALDinHE.

Location: Portland Building 1.51

Higher recognition for Learning Developers – NTF and PFHEA discussion session

Carina Buckley (Treasurer) and Debbie Holley


Although it might sometimes seem as though PFHEA and NTF are high level and strategic forms of recognition for those working in high level and strategic positions, this is not necessarily the case, and both have been achieved by an ever-increasing number of learning developers. Join us in this session if either of these is something you’ve been mulling over or a goal you’ve set yourself, and we will outline what’s involved in writing an application, share with you the kinds of evidence we used in our own applications, explore how you can meet the requirements, and hopefully answer your questions about how you might proceed. Aim high!

Location: Portland Building 1.67

Co-creating LearnHigher: Demystifying and shaping what we do

Helena Beeson, Jennie Dettmer, Lee Fallin, Laura Key and Sumeetra Ramakrishnan

(LearnHigher Working Group)


Following a summary of the past year and a demonstration of the submission process, the audience will have the opportunity to reflect on LH and help shape its future. We would like to hear about how LH has informed your teaching and learning. This is a chance for the community to share experiences of using and submitting resources, and consider ways to increase impact on professional development and practice. The session will then culminate in an open forum to discuss future directions, enabling the community to shape how LH moves forward in 23-24 and beyond.

Location: Portland Building 1.66

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