Human Resources

Online Development Toolkit

Quick online resources for leadership, management and personal development

Logo of the University's Online Development Toolkit with University crest, the official University header and the toolkit's name


The online development toolkit gives you access to a variety of resources to support you. All employees have access to the toolkit - so if you’re looking to prepare for your annual review, approach a challenging conversation or to take part in some CPD this is the place to look.

Through the online development toolkit you have access to a range of resources including eLearning, articles, how to guides, short videos, audio and infographics.  There is a brief description available of each resource along with an estimate of how long it will take you to read, watch or listen to.

The homepage is easy to navigate with resources divided into:

  • Leadership & Strategy (resources for leaders, aspiring leaders and those who are keen to develop their strategic thinking)
  • Managing People and Teams (resources for managers, team leaders and supervisors and those wanting to develop their managerial skills)
  • Personal Skills & Development (resources for everyone looking to develop their skills and experience)
  • Services, Projects & Operations (resources on topics such as project management and customer service).

If you’re looking for something in particular such as problem solving, tips for how to run a team meeting or how to bounce back when something goes wrong you can use the search function at the top of each page.


The Online Development Toolkit puts you in control of the information that you need, when you need it.  You can choose the resources that are useful for you. You can download or bookmark resources to access time and time again as well as sharing links with your colleagues and team members.

There are a wide range of practical resources – activities to complete, templates to use and scenarios to practice. They are designed to empower and develop you and your team.

Accessing the Toolkit

The toolkit requires EASE authentication. Log in using your normal EASE details and this will take you to the toolkit where you will have access to all the resources.

Access the Online Development Toolkit

About the provider

Set up over ten years ago, GoodPractice originally provided an online ‘Knowledge Bank’ for HR managers and trainers. GoodPractice then used their expertise to develop online learning solutions for leaders and managers. Today, the company provides support to over one million leaders, managers and employees throughout the UK and beyond.

If you are using these resources, you must always be mindful that adherence to the University's policies is essential and that the University's policies, guidelines and procedures should be considered in the first instance. In using this site, any personal data provided by you will be used to enhance your use of the service.


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