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AUA CPD Framework resources archive 2009-2013

This mini-site is the archive of case studies and resources developed between 2009 and 2014 across the sector, which is being made available to help you get the best from the accumulated wisdom of many of the organisations who have worked with the AUA’s CPD Framework.

All of the case studies, tools and resources available on this site were developed from the First Edition of the CPD Framework. There is a wealth of easily searchable information to show how the CPD Framework can be embedded into organisational strategy, used by individuals, or as part of a team project.

Although the most recent of these projects is from 2014, they still offers very sound, practical advice about how you can get the best from the AUA’s CPD Framework, whatever your role within Higher Education. The focus is on practical solutions and helpful tools to use, rather than on theories and models.


AUA is in the forefront of professional development in higher education administration and management. We are delighted to present the continuing professional development framework to the sector, as the culmination of a highly collaborative two year project jointly funded by AUA, HEFCE (Leadership, Governance and Management funding), LFHE and HEA.

This website contains all you need to know about the AUA CPD Framework and how it can be used by individuals, teams and organisations. In addition to tools and templates, downloadable ‘how to’ guides, and suggested activities, there is also a repository of case studies and resources from institutions who piloted the Framework for the sector, as well as examples of how institutions across the United Kingdom have used the CPD Framework in their own professional development efforts.


The CPD framework is centered around nine key behavioural groups within the professional behaviours framework.

Click here to read more about each behaviour, including examples of behaviours that may indicate a need for further development, and how each behaviour relates to the individual, others, and to the organisation.



Below are some of the institutions that have benefited from the AUA CPD Framework. Click on a logo to read a case study for that institution. View more participating institutions on our complete list of case studies.