Continuing Professional Development

The University of Oxford can continue to help you develop, even once your degree days are over.

We are introducing a new range of opportunities for continuing professional development, drawing upon the University's expertise and experience in this area, for all business and employment sectors. These opportunities are usually offered a discounted rate - please see below for details.

In addition, a number of alumni-run businesses offer careers-related coaching and professional development opportunities.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Centre

Avanté

Silver Lining Coaching

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Centre

The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Centre is an innovative and progressive unit within Oxford University Department for Continuing Education. The CPD Centre offers the highest quality of courses whilst providing the flexibility of part-time learning together with world-class postgraduate education and professional development.

The CPD Centre offers a variety of workshops, seminars, short courses, certificates, diplomas and masters degrees as well as online courses across a wide range of disciplines. The portfolios are consistently updated to provide the best skills training courses for professionals and academics in the UK and abroad.

Oxford Alumni are entitled to a 10% discount on short courses and a selection of stand-alone modules offered by the Continuing Professional Development Centre. For more information about the courses available, please visit www.conted.ox.ac.uk/alumni.

Avanté

Avanté helps businesses and organisations to explain and promote themselves for free, either through the media or by public speaking. It is a communications, not a public relations company, run by people who have been, or still are, at the top of their media profession. Clients include the NHS Executive, Shell, Kodak, Bank of New York, FIFA, the Construction Federation, and many more.

George Dearsley (Oriel, 1968) is offering Alumni Card-holders a 15% discount on all Avanté Media courses, for both individuals and companies of Alumni Card-holders. 

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Silver Lining Coaching

Sunny Kotecha, St Anne's, 1999
Silver Lining Coaching provides communications training and coaching to a variety of corporate and community clients. Their unique strength is the ability to focus on what can be done rather than what can't.

Many organisations and courses aim to 'fix' people whilst encouraging an emphasis on weaknesses. At Silver Lining they apply scientific research that shows that using a positive focus leads to much better - and sustainable - results.
They have a wide range of experience, with clients ranging from Microsoft and AMEX to local government and student charities.

As an Oxford Alumni Card-holder, you are entitled to a 25% discount on standard coaching sessions, a 20% discount on personalised one-to-one coaching and a complimentary bespoke consultation on the production of a valid Alumni Card.