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Staff Development Centre


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Prof. D.K.D.D. Jayasena
Director (SDC)

Staff Development Centre of the Uva Wellassa University (SDC-UWU) was established in March 2008 under the senate and Dr. S.C. Jayamanne was the founder Director of the centre. Dr. P.E. Kaliyadasa was appointed as the Director/SDC since December 2015.
SDC-UWU is responsible for delivering of comprehensive staff development programs for all UWU employees including academic, administrative, technical, and other supportive staff to ensure that all employees are well aware about institutional arrangement and management practices for smooth functioning of the system. Thus, the centre aims to conduct and nurture activities that would promote the capacity building of UWU staff members by giving especial emphasis towards “Three Pillars of Services” namely academic activities, research, and co-operate social responsibilities.

SDC-UWU belongs to type II and is conducting the Certificate Course on Teaching in Higher Education (CTHE) accredited by the University Grants Commission (UGC) on 17th June 2010 (UGC/IUA/STD/01/10). CTHE is the induction training program offers by SDC-UWU for all new academic recruits which covers ten modules as implemented by HETC training manual (No: CPD/Academic/04) to build up confidence and professional development skills as a university teacher with up-to-date techniques and methodologies covering in different areas. We utilize our internal qualified expertise as well as expertise from outside universities/institutes in a systematic way to conduct our induction programme. We have successfully offered five Certificate Courses in Teaching in Higher Education since 2008 and 6th programme is now in progress. Through this personal and professional development support and advices to academics, SDC-UWU ensures their capabilities in delivering efficient, effective, and innovative teaching, counselling and support services to our students.

SDC/UWU organizes and conducts regular Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programmes essential to make aware all academic and non-academic staff members on rules and regulations, administrative and financial management procedures, by-laws, ordinances, pertinent acts, confirmation and promotion procedures, code of practices and work ethics. Further, as an entrepreneurial university, SDC-UWU focuses on developing entrepreneurial skills of our staff members in collaboration with different industries to upgrade staff on current needs of the industry by relating it to all degree programmes offered by UWU.

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Programs Conducted by SDC in 2017-2012

Progress on Trainings and Workshops -2018

Counselling and Mentoring

The workshop was conducted with the objective of making aware staff members of UWU to impart the knowledge, skills and attitudes to improve personality, interpersonal relationships and emotional intelligence so that professionalism of UWU teachers is achieved and enhanced.

Date Conducted: 02.06.18
Resource Person: Dr. (Mrs) S. Jayakody, Faculty of Livestock, Fisheries &
Nutrition, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, Makandura
Target Group: Academic Staff members
No of Participants: 28

Laboratory Training Programme - Service Camp

A fourteen-day training programme was conducted with the objective to improve skills and knowledge in operation, maintenance and repairing of instruments available in laboratories of Uva Wellassa University.

Date Conducted: 22.10.18 – 18.12.2018
Target Group: Non Academic Staff (Technical Officers and lab Attendants)Members
No of Participants: 46

Organizational Structure and Administrative Procedures

A Two-day workshop was conducted with the objective to provide basic knowledge, skills and attitudes in taking the responsibilities of administration and management to achieve an effective and efficient work environment at UWU.
Date Conducted: 08.11.18 - 09.11.18
Resource Person: Dr. J.L Ratnasekera, Vice Chancellor, Uva Wellassa University and
Mr. M.F. Hibathul Careem, Registrar, Uva Wellassa University
Target Group: Administrative Staff Members
No of Participants: 18

Fire Safety Programme

The workshop was conducted with the objective to provide key strategies in maintaining a safe workplace by reducing risk of fires/ fire hazards and respond quickly and efficiently if a fire breaks out at work place.
Date Conducted 19.12.18
Target Group: Non-Academic Staff (Technical Officers and lab Attendants)Members
No of Participants: 46

Management Procedures

This workshop was conducted with the objective to provide basic office management procedures to render efficient service and make aware how to cope easily with the daily affairs at work place in a successful way by avoiding negative thinking.
Date Conducted 20.12.18
Resource Person: Mr. M.F. Hibathul Careem, Registrar, Uva Wellassa University
Target Group: Non-Academic Staff Members
No of Participants: 67

Trainings and Workshops–2016

Procurement & Financial Procedures

This workshop was conducted with the objective of making aware all academic and administrative staff members of UWU with correct procedures of procurement, TEC report writing and different procedures needed to be followed in purchasing goods. Further, it provided knowledge in correct handling of financial matters.

Date Conducted : 02.03.2016
Resource Person : Mr. D.A.U. Dharmadasa, Bursar, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
Target Group : All academic and administrative staff members

Introduction to Inventory, Stores and Basic Finance

This workshop was conducted with the objective of providing basic knowledge on correct preparation and maintenance of inventory and correct handling of financial matters in the university.

Date Conducted : 01.07.2016
Resource Person : Mr. W.M.K.G.A. Wickramasinghe,
Bursar, Open University of Sri Lanka
Target Group :Newly recruited non–academic staff members including Technical Officers, CAAs and Stenographers

Role of the Academics in Sri Lankan Universities

The workshop was conducted with the objective of providing better understanding of roles and responsibilities of academics and their rights.

Date Conducted : 03.11.2016
Resource Person : Prof. H.M.D.R. Hearth,
Senior Professor, Faculty of Humanities, University of Peradeniya.
Target Group : All academic staff members

Office Management Procedures and Positive Attitudes

This workshop was conducted with the objective to provide basic office management procedures to render efficient service and make aware how to cope easily with the daily affairs at work place in a successful way by avoiding negative thinking.

Date Conducted : 16.12.2016
Resource Person : Mr. K.A.S. Edward, Registrar, University of Colombo
Target Group : All non–academic staff members including Technical Officers, CAAs and Stenographers

Internal Resource Personnel

Prof. J.L. Ratnasekera - Vice Chancellor
Prof. K.B Wijesekara - Dean/Faculty of Technological Studies
Prof. S.C. Jayamanne - Dean/Faculty of Animal Science and Export Agriculture
Prof. E.P.S.K. Ediriweera - Dean/Faculty of Science and Technology
Mr. M.F. Hibathul Careem - Registrar
Dr. P.E. Kaliyadasa - Head/Department of Export Agriculture
Prof. H.M.S.K. Herath - Professor/Faculty of Animal Science and Export Agriculture
Prof. P.I.N Fernando - Professor/Faculty of Management
Dr. K.W.S.N. Kumari - Senior Lecturer/Faculty of Science and Technology
Dr. E.D.N.S. Abeyrathne - Senior Lecturer/Faculty of Animal Science and Export Agriculture
Dr. S.R.W.M.C.J.K. Ranawana - Senior Lecturer/Faculty of Animal Science and Export Agriculture
Prof. D.K.D.D. Jayasena - Director/Staff Development Centre

External Resource Personnel

Mr. Tissa Nandasena - Former Secretary to UGC
Prof. E.R.K Perera - Quality Assurance Consultant, Senior Professor in Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya
Prof. B.P.A. Jayaweera - Director/Staff Development Centre, Dean/ Faculty of Livestock, Fisheries & Nutrition, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
Dr. S. Jayakody - Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Livestock, Fisheries & Nutrition, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
Mr. D.A.U. Dharmadasa - Bursar, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka

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INDUCTION PROGRAMME FOR ACADEMIC STAFF-2020

The 9th Certificate Course on Teaching in Higher Education (CTHE) for Academic Staff who are on probation will be started in February, 2020.
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Application Form -9th CTHE
Training manual is available here

INDUCTION PROGRAMME FOR NON-ACADEMIC STAFF-2020

The Induction Programme for Non-Academic Staff of the University will be held in June 2020.

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